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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 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.23] Maokai support - Freeze !

Build by Gonzo59 updated November 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Preseason 12 - Tank Maokai Jungle

Build by Franke VI updated December 11, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

First Strike Manakai

Build by NoticesRito updated March 19, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Ad Maokai

Build by Rellux updated November 11, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai de cria do shaco sem glp tank abuser

Build by Guest updated September 11, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai top

Build by CulturalYokai updated August 11, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Mage Catcher Tree

Build by MiniVinny updated May 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai AP SUPP la super guia definitiva para alcanzar tus exitos

Build by Guest updated May 6, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Op Maokai build

Build by Gigaszef69 updated January 24, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

๐ŸŒฒโ€‹๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿปโ€‹๐Ÿ”ฎโ€‹THE ENT MAOKAI๐ŸŒฒโ€‹๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿปโ€‹๐Ÿ”ฎโ€‹ Maokai Guide

Build by KimeraBuilds04 updated September 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Best Maokai TOP Patch (12.6)

Build by LZ_Keddo updated April 12, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

MAOKAI S12 GUIDE | THE MOST COMPLETE TANK

Build by Mr fou updated March 23, 2022
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Ent Arrive

Build by KimeraBuilds04 updated November 20, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Final Boss Maokai

Build by BistDuBoosted updated November 19, 2021
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Season 11 Guides
9.5
128
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S10] Maokai Support : The Tree of Nightmares

Guide by Dragonmysterieu updated January 2, 2021
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9.4
22
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.1] Big Tree = FREE LP

Guide by bocchicken updated January 6, 2021
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9
193
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21
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle [11.7]

Guide by JunglerBuilds updated April 7, 2021
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8.9
152
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13
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
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

S11 Complete Maokai Support Guide

Guide by NEED WATER updated January 10, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The most basic guide to Maokai top and how to survive laning

Guide by Flyingnines updated February 1, 2021
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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 13.11: 4732 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 9866 Games

  • 1
  • 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 52%

Win Rate 3415 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1825 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 52%

Win Rate 22228 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 110 Games

Ghost Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 10069 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 19733 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 84%

Win Rate 156 Games

Eye of the Herald

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 2320 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.11: 4729 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2609 Games

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  • 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 64%

Win Rate 59 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 79 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

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 10122 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 147 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 109 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 20225 Games

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4346 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1778 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 6456 Games

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Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 2972 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1015 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.11: 4734 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 3140 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 54%

Win Rate 1245 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 56%

Win Rate 243 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: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9190 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1660 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 155 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 33333 Games

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  • 2
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Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 10572 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 34%

Win Rate 439 Games

Stealth Ward
Donโ€™t forget
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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 4โˆ’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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