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LoL Champion Build Guides: Maokai

Maokai The Twisted Treant

Find the best Maokai build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.21. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Maokai build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Maokai's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 2 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Jungling in Tree of Life

Build by Guest updated September 8, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by erikigus updated September 6, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle Build Only

Build by JankeVozdovac updated July 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

MaoKai : The AP Carry/Tanky Tree Slayer !

Build by Mattadore updated May 27, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Jungle Maokai! Try it!

Build by Branmoffin updated February 15, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Twisted Treant "RANKED SOLO"

Build by Lucander updated February 10, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai (vs strong AP)

Build by Guest updated February 6, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

You can't chop that tree in less than 5min

Build by FlavioBonzao updated January 30, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mal Mal

Build by Guest updated January 26, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Jungle Maokai, The way to do it right

Build by Brighthacker updated January 11, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Amazing Tree, Maokai

Build by Guest updated January 9, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Tank-AP (Solo Top)

Build by Antarnil updated January 2, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Tank-AP (Solo Top)

Build by Guest updated January 2, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai, undefeted solotop rage!

Build by Guest updated December 26, 2011
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support Jungler OP

Build by Guest updated December 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Build

Build by Funsize updated November 30, 2011
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

MaoTank - Eat the Sapling Moth3rF0cker!

Build by Guest updated December 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

My Maokai (tank)

Build by Hangnail updated December 2, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Jungle Mao-Kai Guide To Success

Build by andrenok123 updated November 29, 2012
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Played as a Ward. By As I Lay Dy1ing 2200 elo

Build by Asilaydying123 updated November 27, 2012
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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 11.21. 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 11.21: 174972 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 95 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
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

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 1178 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 788 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 53%

Win Rate 7509 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1325 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 41%

Win Rate 63 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 4271 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 8548 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 380 Games

Stealth Ward
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to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 80%

Win Rate 20 Games

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  • 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 11.21: 174976 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 179 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:
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1650 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 127 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 620 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 457 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 79 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 339 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1355 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 144 Games

Farsight Alteration
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to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 57 Games

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Top Maokai Players

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

Patch 11.21: 174988 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 56 Games

  • 1
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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 510 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 64 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 100 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 65%

Win Rate 65 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 558 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 115 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 3 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 (+7 / 8.5 / 10 / 11.5 / 13 / 14 / 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 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+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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