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Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 11 Guides
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.1] EUW Challenger guide on how to Meowkai support

Guide by Mr buckets updated January 9, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 125
Views: 164,035
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

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

Guide by freddy66623 updated January 17, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 35
Views: 120,755
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Support Maokai - The Unkillable Forest | Season 11 WIP

Guide by SwelteringMuffin updated January 18, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 132
Views: 374,061
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.1] Big Tree = FREE LP

Guide by bocchicken updated January 6, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 20
Views: 29,244
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle [10.23]

Guide by JunglerBuilds updated January 6, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 181
Views: 925,593
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Inmortal Tree [11.1] Maokai Top

Guide by Fan22 updated January 14, 2021
  • 11.1
  • In-depth
Votes: 20
Views: 72,988
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.1] THE ULTIMATE S11 GRANDMASTER Maokai Guide!

Guide by DoublefeedOP updated January 6, 2021
  • 11.1
Votes: 16
Views: 29,186
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S11 Complete Maokai Support Guide

Guide by NEED WATER updated January 10, 2021
  • 11.1
Rating Pending
Views: 2,522
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

GoliathGames' Master guide to Maokai

Guide by I Am Goliath updated December 10, 2020
  • 10.25
  • In-depth
Votes: 617
Views: 3,429,808
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S10] Maokai Support : The Tree of Nightmares

Guide by Dragonmysterieu updated January 2, 2021
  • 10.25
  • In-depth
Votes: 123
Views: 248,428
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mokujin Maokai

Guide by Shrewdo updated December 24, 2020
  • 10.25
Rating Pending
Views: 20,414
Season 11 Builds
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

a

Build by AMohito updated January 19, 2021
  • 11.1
Rating Pending
Views: 57
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Probando el meta

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated January 9, 2021
  • 11.1
New Build
Views: 84
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S11] AP MAOKAI SUPPORT - SAPLING CITY

Build by Dr Crazy Cow updated December 22, 2020
  • 10.25
Votes: 9
Views: 22,718
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai ap SUPPORT

Build by tha soup updated December 24, 2020
  • 10.25
Rating Pending
Views: 654
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[10.25] Maokai's little presents

Build by unhben updated December 21, 2020
  • 10.25
Rating Pending
Views: 375
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[10.25] Tank & AP Maokai Support | By GMGZ2 {Build Only}

Build by GMGZ2 updated December 17, 2020
  • 10.25
Rating Pending
Views: 1,686
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Semi-Tank/AP Rock and Tree

Build by Raphebuoy updated December 9, 2020
  • 10.24
Rating Pending
Views: 929
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Your Friendly Support TreeGuy

Build by Hariel updated December 1, 2020
  • 10.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,299
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S11 Jungle - easy climbing carrykai

Build by xCieplyMobafire updated November 15, 2020
  • 10.23
Rating Pending
Views: 8,886
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Maokai Build Stats

Patch 11.1: 793399 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 16616 Games

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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

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 4695 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 56%

Win Rate 1486 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 53%

Win Rate 67657 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9805 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 474 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 48082 Games

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Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 72654 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 5376 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 459 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 439 Games

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Patch 11.1: 793403 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2029 Games

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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 60%

Win Rate 338 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 74 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 16475 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 549 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 137 Games

Teleport Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 10967 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 8058 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 13648 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 2395 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1211 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 992 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Maokai Skins

Maokai's Abilities

Ability Range Cost Cooldown
Maokai's Sap Magic
Sap Magic Maokai's Passive Maokai's Passive
Self
Maokai's Passive
Maokai's Passive
Periodically, Maokai's next basic attack against a non-structure heals him for 5 / 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 (+6 / 7.5 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13% maximum health) (based on level).

Each time Maokai casts an ability or is struck by an enemy's ability, Sap Magic's cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds.

Sap Magic will not trigger if Maokai is above 95% health.

Cooldown: 30 / 25 / 20 seconds (at levels 1 / 6 / 11)
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 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+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 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
10
Maokai hurls a sapling to a target area. The sapling becomes implanted in the ground, warding a nearby area for 30 seconds. After a 1 second delay after landing, the sapling will seek out nearby enemies. When an enemy approaches, the sapling will chase for up to 2.5 seconds and explode in an arcane blast that deals 25 / 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 plus 7 / 7.25 / 7.5 / 7.75 / 8% (+1% per 100 ability power) of target's maximum health as magic damage to enemies and slows them by 35% for 2 seconds.

Saplings have 400 base movement speed increasing based on Maokai's boots:
Boots of Speed: 425
Most upgraded boots: 445
Boots of Swiftness / Boots of Mobility: 460

Saplings tossed into brush last 30 (+2.5% of Maokai's bonus health) seconds and have a larger detonation radius. Enemies caught in the explosion take 67% damage on detonation plus two additional ticks of 67% damage over 2 seconds.

Sapling Toss's damage against non-champions is capped at 300 (empowered sapling damage over time has its own cap, for a total of 600 per empowered sapling)
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 wall of 5 thorny brambles that slowly advances forward, each stopping at the first enemy champion they collide with, dealing 150 / 225 / 300 (+75% of ability power) magic damage and rooting them for 0.8-2.6 seconds (based on distance traveled).

Questions About Maokai

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