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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 12.22. 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 9 Builds
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
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai

Build by Guest updated September 11, 2019
Season 8 Guides
8.9
28
Votes
4
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Wickd's Guide to Maokai

Guide by The_Real_Wickd updated July 3, 2018
  • In-depth
8.6
22
Votes
4
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Groot With A Root - [8.17] Maokai Support

Guide by Aethenium updated August 10, 2018
7.5
8
Votes
2
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

《Pre-S 8》𝓜𝓐𝓞𝓚𝓐𝓘 Support Guide! ➤ 45

Guide by Thithu updated December 16, 2017
Season 8 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Ad jungle Maokai

Build by liboratus69 updated May 13, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Full Regeneration Maokai

Build by Depala26 updated September 20, 2018
6.6
6
Votes
3
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai (NEW RUNES) Build 7.22

Build by TigerbiteZ updated November 8, 2017
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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 12.22. 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 12.22: 560605 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 3801 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 51%

Win Rate 1298 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 58%

Win Rate 62 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: Hextech Flashtraption
Hextech Flashtraption
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 15013 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3640 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 268 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 13720 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 17658 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 40%

Win Rate 1382 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 122 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 120 Games

  • 1
Patch 12.22: 560609 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 2913 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: Revitalize
Revitalize

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

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 89 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 58%

Win Rate 81 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 8952 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 65 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 295 Games

Flash Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 3588 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 7324 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 2265 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 164 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.22: 560620 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1466 Games

  • 1
  • 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 60%

Win Rate 58 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 85 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 6999 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 740 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 56 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4961 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 827 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 937 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5938 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1157 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 844 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.22: 560635 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 60 Games

  • 1
  • 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 60%

Win Rate 88 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 54%

Win Rate 234 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 54%

Win Rate 1129 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 376 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 242 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 813 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 267 Games

Health Potion Spellthief's Edge

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 295 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1301 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 416 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 70 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 22 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.

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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