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Support Maokai

Creator: TheKut July 12, 2014 1:25pm
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I was thinking that with the recent buffs to Maokai he has every tool to be a good support. The slow to his sapplings should make him able to set up an engage in bot lane easier and with the %HP damage to his snare he will be able to still do damage even when building tanky. Now as his ult is stuck to him he will also be able to provide with more defence for his team and your opponants won't be able to walk away from the damage reduction. All this while still having his other supportive abilities with the knock back and slow as well as vision from his sapplings.

What do you guys think?
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Also the mana cost reductions!!! Yeah he was fun as a mess around support before, could be kinda like a less ridiculous Graggy support with more utility rather than game breaking cc. Only sad part is that Maokai doesn't have good initiation so he loses out in that regard to the likes of Thresh, Leona, and Gragas. Still a hoot though probably.
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In the right team comps he could be really good though I think. If you have for example Shyvana top and Orianna mid you have great initiation there and from there Maokai can just disrupt. Or a Malphite top.
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As I've said in a multitude of other threads, I don't see why you'd ever do it. If you just want the strong initiations, pick Leona.

Maokai's only strength over other supports is Sapling Toss, which is super mana hungry if you use it frequently. I guess you could argue that he also has Vengeful Maelstrom, but that's, again, super mana hungry for a support's build.

Basically, he's not that good of a support compared to the other "initiate" or tank supports.
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It "Can" but doesn't mean it is a god-like pick.

His skill is very mana dependent, that's why we played him jungler to fill this gap with blue buff.

My brother enjoy playing him as support though, and he did it quite well, has a strong lane pressure and doing well with carry who has built in CC.

I am still look forward to bring him in lane as effective as he is in a jungle because my brother who tend to play him a lot dislike jungling.

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He loses very easily to brand support.

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