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Maokai Build Guides, Runes and Items

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
9.5
474
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[13.1] EUW Challenger guide on how to Meowkai support

Guide by Mr buckets updated January 10, 2023
  • In-depth
9.4
33
Votes
3
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Season 13 Moonkie's 1K+ LP EUW Maokai jungle guide

Guide by Moonkie updated January 9, 2023
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

IMMORTAL MAOKAI BUILD

Guide by BbhCrafty updated December 24, 2022
8
33
Votes
8
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

UPDATED!! [12.23] Creamy (speedy ahh fart) Mayokai Jungle Special 💦👀

Guide by damodoggy updated December 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai (Tank) Support S13

Guide by FunnyBunnyH updated January 9, 2023
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Simple Maokai Guide

Guide by Akotanya updated January 27, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S13 Tank Maokai mid (Inspired by Midkai from BR)

Guide by torstenthepwner updated January 12, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The guide to Tank Maokai Jungle

Guide by Carbear51 updated January 16, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Season 13 Builds // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai TankTop

Build by Enixios updated January 13, 2023
New Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai jungle

Build by Ellie_cherry updated January 27, 2023
New Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Build Jungle

Build by xavivi8 updated January 20, 2023
New Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle Build

Build by aa66ayb updated January 19, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Cant die / inmortal tree

Build by StorMachine updated January 12, 2023
Season 13 Builds // Other Patches
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[ 12.22 ] Maokai OTP Advanced Guide

Build by Guest updated November 17, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Meow'kai Drain Tank Support

Build by svega updated November 23, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Tank Maokai Aram Guide

Build by GGO Nemo updated December 6, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

TOP 10 CHALLENGER FULL TANK MAOKAI MID (take 0 damage)

Build by konon123 updated December 4, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai pedro

Build by Guest updated November 29, 2022
Season 12 Guides
9.8
133
Votes
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
8.9
22
Votes
3
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[Season 12] Maokai [Rework] Lane & Jungle Guide - by Der Bestimmer

Guide by Der Bestimmer updated November 4, 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 13.1. 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 13.1: 781394 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 42327 Games

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  • 3
Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

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

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 3042 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking

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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2615 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 81588 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1290 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 524 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 24715 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 67727 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 15246 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 80%

Win Rate 164 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Patch 13.1: 781410 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 12220 Games

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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 51%

Win Rate 2973 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

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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 2373 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 52%

Win Rate 33257 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 5504 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 98 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 10300 Games

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 26146 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1626 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 36623 Games

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 2830 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 296 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 13.1: 781411 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 95 Games

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  • 3
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: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 832 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1130 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: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7709 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1148 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 127 Games

Flash Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5205 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1114 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 6893 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1457 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 989 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai Counters

Learn Maokai'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 Jungle 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.

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 4−34 (+4-12% of maximum health) health (depending on level).

Using an ability or being hit by an enemy champion's ability reduces the cooldown by 4 seconds. Being hit by large or epic monster's attacks or abilities reduces the cooldown by 1.5 seconds.
Q
Maokai's Bramble Smash
Bramble Smash Maokai's Q Ability
600
60
8 / 7.25 / 6.5 / 5.75 / 5
Maokai smashes his fist into the ground, dealing 70 / 120 / 170 / 220 / 270 (+40% of ability power) plus (+2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75 / 3% of the target's max health) magic damage and briefly slowing. Nearby enemies are also knocked back.
W
Maokai's Twisted Advance
Twisted Advance Maokai's W Ability
525
60
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Maokai transforms into a moving mass of roots, becoming untargetable and dashing to an enemy. Upon arrival, he roots the enemy for 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 seconds and deals 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+40% of ability power) magic damage.
E
Maokai's Sapling Toss
Sapling Toss Maokai's E Ability
1100
45 / 55 / 65 / 75 / 85
10
Maokai flings a sapling, which stands watch for 30 seconds. Saplings chase nearby enemies, detonating on arrival to deal 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 (+35% of ability power) (+5% bonus health) magic damage and slow surrounding enemies by 45% for 2 seconds. Sap Magic's cooldown is reduced by an additional 4 seconds if the sapling hits an enemy champion or epic monster.

If placed in brush, Saplings instead last for 30 (+2.5% bonus health) seconds and cause a larger explosion, dealing 36.67 / 53.33 / 70 / 86.67 / 103.33 (+23.33% of ability power) (+3.33% bonus health) magic damage over 3 seconds (for a total of 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 / 310 (+70% of ability power) (+10% bonus health) magic damage) and slowing enemies by 45% (+4% per 100 ability power) (+0.9% per 100 bonus health).
R
Maokai's Nature's Grasp
Nature's Grasp Maokai's Ultimate (R) Ability
3000
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Maokai summons a colossal wave of brambles and thorns, rooting enemies for 0.8 to 2.6 seconds, increasing with distance travelled, and dealing 150 / 225 / 300 (+75% of ability power) magic damage. Hitting a champion gives Maokai 40 / 50 / 60% movement speed, decaying over 2 seconds.

Questions About Maokai

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