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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!

Season 10 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Wombo Combo Bot-Lane (Support): Maokai

Build by Pimp_my_Bot_Lane updated May 6, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Build

Build by Najss4 updated May 5, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[10.8] Korean Maokai Support

Build by Amazonin updated April 29, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai - The God of TOP Lane

Build by VelesemPT updated April 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Unstoppable Maokai

Build by GOD MAW updated April 13, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Biurifull Guide

Build by biurifull updated March 31, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Perfect Guide

Build by nidzzhd updated March 25, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai JG para partir rajas

Build by wenaperrito updated March 20, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Twisted Treant Foretold

Build by iMGyurukuN updated March 5, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Tree That Won't Die! - Maokai Guide

Build by ZachDoodlez7 updated March 3, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Underrated Jungler

Build by oscarlotus updated February 27, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support Patch 10.3

Build by demonZolo updated February 4, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Meowkai Support - Ratcatcher

Build by 1pence2pence updated January 4, 2020
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Aftershock Maokai Pre-Season

Build by Motley updated December 15, 2019
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support

Build by unk87 updated December 14, 2019
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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
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Season 9 Challenger Maokai Support!

Guide by bobsalad updated May 27, 2019
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

CHALLENGER Maokai Top OTP Guide

Guide by Aizo updated October 8, 2019
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Season 9 Maokai Runes/Item/Masteries discussion

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

MaoKai Best Support build 9.22

Build by DumbManLive updated November 6, 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 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: 157 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2110 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 740 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 8805 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2261 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 191 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 7861 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 10395 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 946 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 43%

Win Rate 79 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: 157 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 167 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 414 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 2791 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 403 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1911 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2531 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 447 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 331 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 288 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.23: 157 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 53%

Win Rate 77 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 76 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 2108 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 145 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 126 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 94 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 1079 Games

Mosstomper Seedling Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 95 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1674 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 769 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 103 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.23: 157 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 52 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 118 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 645 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 144 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 163 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 462 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 171 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 125 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 726 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 218 Games

Stealth Ward
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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.

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