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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 13.11. 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
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support

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

superhard

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

The Fat Cat-tree!

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

maokai

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

Maokai freelo

Build by otto222 updated November 2, 2019
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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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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

γ€ŠPre-S 8γ€‹π“œπ“π“žπ“šπ“π“˜ Support Guide! ➀ 45

Guide by Thithu updated December 16, 2017
Season 8 Builds
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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
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3
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai (NEW RUNES) Build 7.22

Build by TigerbiteZ updated November 8, 2017
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

The Dank Tree Boi

Build by batiabatyus updated November 16, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Harassment Guide for Fanatics of CC [8.12]

Build by TMS Sugar updated June 16, 2018
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

ARURF Merry Christmas MAOKAI MID

Build by 003215 updated December 21, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Attack Speed Maokai Build S8

Build by Puma Crawl updated November 17, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

MAOKAI JUNGLE

Build by Lallapaloza updated November 18, 2018
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Darian's Maokai Guide

Build by NocTopTurn updated November 1, 2018
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Master Top

Build by Lallapaloza updated August 22, 2018
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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 13.11. 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: 900054 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 18036 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 5782 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 2723 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 38130 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 202 Games

Ghost Smite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 13952 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 33998 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 82%

Win Rate 293 Games

Eye of the Herald

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 3820 Games

Stealth Ward
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Patch 13.11: 899998 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 4127 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 50%

Win Rate 1433 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

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Runes 64%

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

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 16090 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 62%

Win Rate 73 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 220 Games

Teleport Ignite

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 26583 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 5653 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2318 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 10101 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 4822 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1658 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.11: 900087 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 4189 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: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1611 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 67%

Win Rate 52 Games

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: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 12478 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2239 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 212 Games

Flash Heal

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 38486 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 14345 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 59 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 34%

Win Rate 593 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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 4βˆ’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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