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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 6 Guides
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle: Where Trees Belong

Guide by Dylan_Darth updated November 6, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[6.10] Maokai, Tank in the Jungle

Guide by MotrColt updated May 30, 2016
  • In-depth
Season 6 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

how to win as meowakai

Build by gublash updated March 21, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

DONT MESS WITH THE TREE - MAOKAI TOP PRESEASON 6 BUILD

Build by Guest updated November 26, 2015
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Support tree Build (Season 6)

Build by Guest updated November 2, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai the hanging tree Top ( S.6)

Build by admin6 updated September 2, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

AP Maokai

Build by Kai the Kubist updated August 13, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

tree guide

Build by Guest updated July 31, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

LOL YOUR DONE KID

Build by bic BING updated July 26, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Build To TankGod

Build by dragnasour updated July 11, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

ADCarry Maokai

Build by Guest updated June 11, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

German Maokai TOP

Build by sushirolle updated June 2, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

meowkai top lane

Build by diana sphere updated May 28, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[6.9] MAOKAI SUPOORT - Guide For My Friend

Build by Kaito Yuta updated May 28, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Try Hard Maokai Support

Build by TheFriendlyPlatypus updated May 16, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Ger - Build - Matsche - Maokai

Build by Matsche updated May 9, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Wuclone´s Guide to Maokai (in Prpgress)

Build by Wuclone updated April 25, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Meowkai guide for freelo in the toplanus

Build by mor til 4 updated April 18, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Top AP Bruiser

Build by DragonFlames updated April 17, 2016
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Trees are OP - Maokai Top Lane

Build by Dabmi updated April 13, 2016
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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: 851923 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 45716 Games

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  • 2
  • 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 3308 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 2827 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 88425 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1358 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 554 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 10088 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 73363 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 16468 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 81%

Win Rate 181 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Patch 13.1: 851942 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 12818 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 3204 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 2514 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 34933 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 5747 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 102 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 10925 Games

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  • 2
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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 27328 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1671 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 38453 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 2944 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 307 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.1: 851952 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 98 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 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 859 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 1176 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 7964 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1189 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 136 Games

Flash Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5359 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1144 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 7124 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1499 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1026 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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