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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 13.10. 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 Builds
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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
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Top AP Bruiser

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

Fun Spellvamp Maokai Build!

Build by Dylan_Darth updated April 12, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Sean the ECSU Plat God

Build by skuygen updated April 10, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

AP/Tank hybrid Meokai Support, my way.

Build by fyfe updated April 2, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle/Top S6 6.6 by Licks l The best TREE.

Build by Lycks updated March 23, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

You shall not define nature.Maokai S6 Jungle AP-Offtank Guid

Build by AsWildAsJungle updated March 22, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

"Do you want to see twisted?" Maokai Top Build

Build by Chris Huang updated March 17, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by chunhao updated March 2, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

I am Groot... no wait... Oak

Build by Mailen updated February 7, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

A rather crude guide to Maokai "It shall seal the rift&

Build by ElDuqueConde updated February 1, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai toplane guide

Build by Lomios updated January 28, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Do you know who i am? I AM A TREE

Build by Arlenius updated January 8, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Trees in S6

Build by xRaylordx updated January 7, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maoikai Build S6 (Build only)

Build by ExecuteThema updated December 21, 2015
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai supp tank AP S6

Build by Celyex updated December 6, 2015
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Guia / Maokai Guide - PT - BR (TOP) {Em construção}

Build by lulang updated November 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

SOMEONE GET THE CHAINSAW THE TREE IS BACK TO LIFE!!/ Maoki t

Build by pediatricgabjoe updated November 17, 2015
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai tank Jungle

Build by Beatz Sapphire updated November 17, 2015
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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 13.10. 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 13.10: 1848039 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 8185 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 50%

Win Rate 2872 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2326 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

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

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 20875 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 248 Games

Ghost Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 34040 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 18103 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 75%

Win Rate 147 Games

Eye of the Herald

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 2704 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.10: 1848054 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 4289 Games

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  • 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 52%

Win Rate 1939 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 73 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

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 13459 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2251 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 187 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 47323 Games

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Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 15244 Games

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 58 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 35%

Win Rate 659 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.10: 1848026 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2896 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: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1092 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 59%

Win Rate 56 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

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 51%

Win Rate 11808 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 147 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 159 Games

Teleport Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 24291 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 3973 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 2648 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 7594 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 3430 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1164 Games

Farsight Alteration
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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 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4% 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
14
Maokai flings a sapling, which stands watch for 30 seconds. Saplings chase nearby enemies, detonating on arrival to deal 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+25% 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% (+1% per 100 ability power) (+1% 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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