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Maokai Build Guides, Runes and Items

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[12.15] EUW Challenger guide on how to Meowkai support

Guide by Mr buckets updated August 10, 2022
  • In-depth
8.6
113
Votes
14
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[12.15] S - Tier Maokai - The unkillable - In depth All Lanes

Guide by freddy66623 updated August 9, 2022
  • In-depth
8
8
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[12.15] Creamy (speedy ahh fart) Mayokai Jungle Special 💦👀

Guide by damodoggy updated August 11, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
New Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai top

Build by CulturalYokai updated August 11, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.2
115
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12
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Inmortal Tree [12.8] Maokai Top & Supp guide

Guide by Fan22 updated April 28, 2022
  • In-depth
8.3
10
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Unstoppable Maokai Top S12 (Read notes/description!)

Guide by chedlol updated June 18, 2022
  • In-depth
8
18
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5
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

"mom we don't have a guide" Guide

Guide by 927antek updated February 7, 2022
  • Off-Meta
7.8
14
Votes
4
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.23] - You WOOD not believe how broken Maokai is!

Guide by Zampour updated November 27, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Menace 12.11

Guide by 6e9Fael updated June 26, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[12.1] EUW Maokai Tank Top 60% winrate

Build by Moranos updated January 8, 2022
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S12] Mad Poke Maokai

Build by Thats Piccioni updated January 4, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Pokemaster Maokai Support

Build by Guest updated June 21, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

12.11 MAOKAI ADC TROLL??? *note* You will need a ivern supp with you.

Build by MaokaiADC updated June 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Crazy Super Outplay

Build by Wahhhe updated November 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Attack Speed Maokai

Build by kaezhar97 updated December 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support Good Yes Win

Build by SoapManJam updated December 10, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.23] Maokai support - Freeze !

Build by Gonzo59 updated November 29, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Probando el meta

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated November 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Preseason 12 - Tank Maokai Jungle

Build by Franke VI updated December 11, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

First Strike Manakai

Build by NoticesRito updated March 19, 2022
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Maokai Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Maokai we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Maokai, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Maokai this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.15. However, if you are a new Maokai player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Maokai!

Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 69 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 666 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 235 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 5342 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 1215 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 42%

Win Rate 88 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 3455 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 6291 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 383 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 62%

Win Rate 21 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 114 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 89 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1484 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 185 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 801 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 369 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 321 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1297 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 301 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 145 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 83 Games

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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 39 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 33%

Win Rate 12 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 6 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 119 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 412 Games

Flash Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 61%

Win Rate 66 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 412 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 195 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 8 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 29 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 81%

Win Rate 16 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 11 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 410 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 75 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 78 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 163 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 190 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 68 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 425 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 127 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 33%

Win Rate 3 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Maokai Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Maokai guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Maokai Support in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Maokai. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Maokai Maokai Support

Maokai Skins

Maokai's Abilities

Maokai's Sap Magic
Sap Magic Maokai's Passive Maokai's Passive
Self
Maokai's Passive
Maokai's Passive
Maokai's attacks restore 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 (+5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 12.5 / 13.75 / 15% maximum health) (depending on level) health.

Whenever Maokai uses an ability or is hit by an enemy ability, this cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds.
Q
Maokai's Bramble Smash
Bramble Smash Maokai's Q Ability
700
60
8 / 7.25 / 6.5 / 5.75 / 5
Maokai slams the ground, the force of which knocks nearby enemies back and sends an arcane shockwave forward, dealing 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and slowing his enemies by 99% for 0.25 seconds. Enemies close to Maokai are knocked back slightly more.
W
Maokai's Twisted Advance
Twisted Advance Maokai's W Ability
525
60
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Maokai transforms into a cloud of arcane energy, becoming untargetable and quickly traveling to a target enemy. The target takes 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and is rooted in place for 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 second(s).
E
Maokai's Sapling Toss
Sapling Toss Maokai's E Ability
1100
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
10
Maokai flings a sapling, which stands watch for 30 seconds. Saplings will chase nearby enemies, detonating on proximity, dealing 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 plus 7 / 7.25 / 7.5 / 7.75 / 8% (+0.7% per 100 ability power) max health as magic damage and slowing surrounding enemies by 35% for 2 seconds.

If placed in a brush, saplings last for 30 (+2.5% of Maokai's bonus health) seconds and cause a larger explosion, dealing 40 / 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 plus 14 / 14.5 / 15 / 15.5 / 16% (+1.4% per 100 ability power) max health as magic damage over 2 seconds.
R
Maokai's Nature's Grasp
Nature's Grasp Maokai's Ultimate (R) Ability
3000
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Maokai summons a colossal wave of brambles and thorns, rooting enemies for between 0.8 and 2.6 seconds, increasing with distance travelled, and dealing 150 / 225 / 300 (+75% of ability power) magic damage.

Questions About Maokai

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