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LoL Champion Build Guides: Maokai

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
8.9
315
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22
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[12.2] EUW Challenger guide on how to Meowkai support

Guide by Mr buckets updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
70
Votes
10
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Inmortal Tree [12.1] Maokai Top & Supp guide

Guide by Fan22 updated January 6, 2022
  • In-depth
8.6
15
Votes
2
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

"mom we don't have a guide" Guide

Guide by 927antek updated January 9, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.6
91
Votes
10
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

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

Guide by freddy66623 updated January 21, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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
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

Maokai Support Good Yes Win

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

[S12] Mad Poke Maokai

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

[12.2] Maokai Build/Guide

Build by thirstE updated January 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Attack Speed Maokai

Build by kaezhar97 updated December 21, 2021
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
7.6
16
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
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
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

Probando el meta

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated November 21, 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

Ent Arrive

Build by KimeraBuilds04 updated November 20, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Final Boss Maokai

Build by BistDuBoosted updated November 19, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Guides
9.4
22
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
158
Votes
16
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
9.2
132
Votes
13
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
9.2
680
Votes
29
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

GoliathGames' Master guide to Maokai

Guide by I Am Goliath updated December 10, 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 12.1. 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 12.2: 27225 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 59 Games

  • 1
  • 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 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 51%

Win Rate 729 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 51%

Win Rate 5056 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1129 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 36%

Win Rate 59 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4016 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 5935 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 373 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 83%

Win Rate 18 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 12.2: 27232 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 37%

Win Rate 89 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:
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Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1484 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 119 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 637 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 565 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 241 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 264 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1266 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 125 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 98 Games

  • 1

Top Maokai Players

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

Patch 12.2: 27242 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 30 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 27%

Win Rate 11 Games

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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 33%

Win Rate 9 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 54%

Win Rate 96 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 321 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 72 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 64%

Win Rate 61 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 193 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 72 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 130 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 353 Games

Oracle Lens
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 9 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

Worst Against Maokai

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 (+5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 12.5 / 13.75 / 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 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 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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