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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 7 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Hidden op maokai jungle

Build by Tuskabar updated July 12, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

REAL maokai supp build/guide

Build by xPikachow updated June 21, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

7.9 / LMaokai, Mrs. Butterworths angry Step-Father

Build by NA Ash updated May 16, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Snowtree

Build by Solunatico updated May 4, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[Patch 7.9] Maokai Support

Build by Guest updated May 3, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

WE ARE GROOT!! Maokai Support (Patch 7.8)

Build by Xelatin updated May 1, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Harrasment Build Season 7

Build by Turtle Man updated April 5, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle

Build by NaCl Addict updated April 3, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai support

Build by Danix63 updated March 21, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support (Season 7)

Build by TrustMeImBronzeV updated February 7, 2017
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

makio carry jungle

Build by spluttisen updated December 29, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Support: Highest Win Rate Build

Build by whitevelcro updated December 25, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Top Guide By SKTT 1 Kise

Build by Guest updated December 22, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Top

Build by minhnhat0409 updated November 18, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Hard Carry

Build by Guest updated November 11, 2016
Season 6 Guides
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

His Bark's Bigger Than His Bite (3s/TT)

Guide by IcyAuron updated November 29, 2015
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Make it Sappy! - SUPP scaling Maokai

Guide by pitar132 updated May 5, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

Maokai Jungle: Where Trees Belong

Guide by Dylan_Darth updated November 6, 2016
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

[6.10] Maokai, Tank in the Jungle

Guide by MotrColt updated May 30, 2016
  • In-depth
Season 6 Builds
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LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide
LoL Champion Maokai Build Guide

how to win as meowakai

Build by gublash updated March 21, 2016
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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: 433188 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 70 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 53%

Win Rate 748 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 61 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 4934 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 848 Games

Exhaust Flash

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2207 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 5583 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 38%

Win Rate 245 Games

Stealth Ward
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 12 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: 433198 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 111 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:
More Maokai Runes

Maokai's Summoner Spells

Maokai's Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 87 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1107 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 331 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 215 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 923 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Maokai's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 92 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Maokai's Ability Order

Maokai's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 33 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: 433217 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Maokai's Top Items

Maokai's Runes

Maokai's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 31 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 46%

Win Rate 28 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 69%

Win Rate 13 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 52%

Win Rate 318 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 66 Games

Flash Teleport

Maokai's Starters

Maokai's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 115 Games

Trinket

Maokai's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 341 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Maokai's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 79 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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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