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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 11.20. 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 10 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Why would you ever play this champ lol.

Build by Rexerekcio updated December 5, 2019
Season 9 Guides
10
108
Votes
5
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Season 9 Challenger Maokai Support!

Guide by bobsalad updated May 27, 2019
9.1
21
Votes
2
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

CHALLENGER Maokai Top OTP Guide

Guide by Aizo updated October 8, 2019
  • In-depth
8.9
47
Votes
8
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Season 9 Maokai Runes/Item/Masteries discussion

Guide by Weeznaz updated June 1, 2019
7.8
8
Votes
1
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai JG S9

Guide by Corvux updated January 13, 2019
Season 9 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

MaoKai Best Support build 9.22

Build by DumbManLive updated November 6, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Leech Maokai

Build by Guest updated March 15, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by TheFawl updated January 23, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Season 9 Maokai ARAM Build

Build by SawyerNelson updated December 17, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[9.16] Maokai, the Conqueror

Build by LaserHP updated August 17, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Phase Rush Maokai

Build by Guest updated August 1, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

ananoç

Build by Guest updated June 11, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

OP! MAOKAI JUNGLE!

Build by jayjow14 updated May 6, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Lane Bully Maokai

Build by Guest updated April 10, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support

Build by Alex.E updated March 23, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

superhard

Build by Guest updated January 28, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Fat Cat-tree!

Build by MiniShyer updated December 3, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

maokai

Build by Guest updated November 29, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai freelo

Build by otto222 updated November 2, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Top can't stop

Build by ivxo2 updated November 1, 2019
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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 11.20. 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 11.20: 476711 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 76 Games

  • 1
  • 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 54%

Win Rate 826 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 59%

Win Rate 64 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 52%

Win Rate 5437 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 947 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2617 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6170 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 40%

Win Rate 276 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 79%

Win Rate 14 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!

Patch 11.20: 476713 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 127 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:
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Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1214 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 96 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 54 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 386 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 285 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 237 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1009 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 106 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 36 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!

Patch 11.20: 476718 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 37 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.
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 50%

Win Rate 32 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 71%

Win Rate 14 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 347 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 69 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 135 Games

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 373 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 83 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 100%

Win Rate 1 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.

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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