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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 12.23. 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!

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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

s+

Build by Guest updated September 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

mokai mid line

Build by Guest updated September 20, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai

Build by Guest updated September 10, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated July 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai soraka bot

Build by Ellie_cherry updated April 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai JG by Boran213456 and Zejro

Build by Boran213456 updated April 18, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

New maokai build

Build by Boran213456 updated April 18, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

nuclear kittens 11.7

Build by torstenthepwner updated April 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[11.6] Maokai from one champ QAB

Build by qab2000 updated March 15, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

meowkai for wexsi

Build by yuvi updated March 13, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

{Season 11.4 Maokai Guide} Climb from low ranks!!!

Build by BulletBrigadeTTV updated February 23, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai S11 TOP GUIDE

Build by Nasta updated February 4, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[S11] LMAOKAI (Top)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated February 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[10.25] Tank & AP Maokai Support | By GMGZ2 {Build Only}

Build by GMGZ2 updated December 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Batatas de GELOOO

Build by n3rdoso updated November 18, 2020
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388
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Nature Strikes Back! Maokai Top, Jungle & Support S10

Guide by Silverman43 updated October 30, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

TiltKai

Guide by Giddzp updated October 18, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

THE COOL TREE

Guide by PiclesDelicia updated September 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Nobrain Meta, thx riot.

Guide by Guest updated June 18, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[10.22] Maokai Top and support guide

Build by Unishamaani updated November 3, 2020
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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 12.23. 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 12.23: 7381 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2138 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 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: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 56 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 762 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 8925 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2281 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 192 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 7951 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 10525 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 957 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 43%

Win Rate 80 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 85 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.23: 7381 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 169 Games

  • 1
  • 2
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 49%

Win Rate 421 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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2830 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 406 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1935 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2564 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 452 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 337 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 291 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.23: 7381 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 58 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 80 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 51%

Win Rate 80 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 47%

Win Rate 2162 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 149 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 127 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 97 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 1105 Games

Mosstomper Seedling Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 96 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1721 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 781 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 104 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.23: 7381 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 53 Games

  • 1
  • 2
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 53%

Win Rate 120 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 657 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 147 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 165 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 472 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 174 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 126 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 741 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 220 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 15 Games

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  • 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.

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.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Maokai Maokai Support

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 (+4-10% 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 65 / 110 / 155 / 200 / 245 (+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 (+40% of ability power) (+6% 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 (+26.67% of ability power) (+4% bonus health) magic damage over 3 seconds 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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