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LoL Champion Build Guides: Maokai

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.20. 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 // Patch 11.20 & Patch 11.19
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.20] S - Tier Maokai - The unkillable - In depth All Lane

Guide by freddy66623 updated October 8, 2021
  • In-depth
8.9
59
Votes
8
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Inmortal Tree [11.20] Maokai Top & Supp guide

Guide by Fan22 updated October 6, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
278
Votes
18
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.20] EUW Challenger guide on how to Meowkai support

Guide by Mr buckets updated October 6, 2021
  • In-depth
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.20 & Patch 11.19
New Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Mid Easy climb

Build by Guest updated October 11, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mad Poke Maokai - S11 AP Maokai Build

Build by Thats Piccioni updated September 29, 2021
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
9.5
156
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15
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Support Maokai - The Unkillable Forest | Season 11 WIP

Guide by SwelteringMuffin updated June 10, 2021
  • In-depth
9.5
677
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28
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

GoliathGames' Master guide to Maokai

Guide by I Am Goliath updated December 10, 2020
  • In-depth
  • Stream
9.4
21
Votes
1
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.1] Big Tree = FREE LP

Guide by bocchicken updated January 6, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
197
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16
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle [11.7]

Guide by JunglerBuilds updated April 7, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
128
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S10] Maokai Support : The Tree of Nightmares

Guide by Dragonmysterieu updated January 2, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S11 Complete Maokai Support Guide

Guide by NEED WATER updated January 10, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The most basic guide to Maokai top and how to survive laning

Guide by Flyingnines updated February 1, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

(probably) Ineffective Maokai

Guide by LuxIsMyCrush updated September 17, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
9.5
38
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S11] AP MAOKAI SUPPORT - SAPLING CITY

Build by Dr Crazy Cow updated December 22, 2020
8.3
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S11 Jungle - easy climbing carrykai

Build by xCieplyMobafire updated November 15, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai HACK (100%accuracy saplings)? 1000000 DAMAGE 20 MINUT

Build by Guest updated July 15, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

PERMAFREEZE WITH MAOKAI

Build by Pi000tro updated August 16, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

AD MAOKAI CARRY

Build by Guest updated March 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jesuscirraptor JG

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated July 24, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Semi-Tank/AP Rock and Tree

Build by Raphebuoy updated December 9, 2020
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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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.20. 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 11.20: 345623 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 57 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
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 60%

Win Rate 55 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 52%

Win Rate 576 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
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 3939 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 678 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1510 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4465 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 193 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 6 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.

Top Maokai Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Maokai Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.20: 345633 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 43%

Win Rate 87 Games

  • 1
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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 70 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 875 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 207 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 159 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 736 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 75 Games

Farsight Alteration
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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.

Top Maokai Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Maokai Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.20: 345638 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 25 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 59%

Win Rate 22 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 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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 252 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 62 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 78 Games

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 274 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 69 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 100%

Win Rate 1 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.

Top Maokai Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Maokai Players are using on LeagueSpy!

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

Best Against Maokai

Detailed counter statistics are still being gathered for this Champion

Worst Against Maokai

Detailed counter statistics are still being gathered for this Champion

Maokai Skins

Maokai's Abilities

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 (+7 / 8.5 / 10 / 11.5 / 13 / 14 / 15% maximum health) (depending 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.
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 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
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 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 plus 7 / 7.25 / 7.5 / 7.75 / 8% (+0.7% 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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