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Maokai Build Guides, Runes and Items

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.4. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao Test

Build by Nitojutsu updated March 16, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai tanky AP jungler

Build by Fasi updated March 15, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao

Build by Nitojutsu updated March 15, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Damage Maokai

Build by Nitojutsu updated March 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Guide (Defensive Solo Top)

Build by Krycem updated March 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle (Crs St Vicious Build)

Build by LyingLoki updated March 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Guide: Plant down your enemies

Build by FreeEloShower updated March 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai is the jungle and the jungle is Maokai

Build by euz92 updated March 11, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao Top

Build by Nitojutsu updated March 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Jungler OP

Build by TakashiiK updated March 3, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by Guest updated March 3, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai, the Jungling Tree

Build by Whiver updated March 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle

Build by LoLPro1 updated February 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle Guide

Build by why me bot updated February 25, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai, The Tree Life

Build by darksheep7 updated February 24, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao

Build by Guest updated February 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by Guest updated February 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao

Build by Guest updated February 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mao

Build by Guest updated February 21, 2013
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

7GT Maokai's Jungle Guide Support Tank S3

Build by GUNEYTURK updated February 20, 2013
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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 14.4. 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!

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Patch 14.4: 126,173 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 62% Pickrate

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 87% Pickrate

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1% Pickrate

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 91% Pickrate

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Maokai's Core Items

Maokai's Best Core Items 66%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

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Patch 14.4: 126,173 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 42% Pickrate

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 23% Pickrate

Sorcery
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 66% Pickrate

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 22% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 52% Pickrate

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Maokai's Core Items

Maokai's Best Core Items 52%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

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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 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.

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 4-12.8% 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
40
7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 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
60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80
16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
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
130 / 110 / 90 / 90 / 90
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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