Playstyle: Maokai Builds

  1. Poke & Burn

    14,422 Games

    Arcane Comet
    Precision
    Liandry's Anguish

    50%

  2. Tank & Health Drain

    12,885 Games

    Aftershock
    Precision
    Jak'Sho, The Protean

    54%

Pro Maokai Builds

  1. Vulcan
    FlyQuest

    Vulcan

    Phase Rush
    Inspiration
    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Graves
  2. Bwipo
    Team Liquid

    Bwipo

    Phase Rush
    Inspiration
    Sunfire Aegis

    vs

    Aatrox
  3. Bwipo
    Team Liquid

    Bwipo

    Grasp of the Undying
    Inspiration
    Jak'Sho, The Protean

    vs

    Karma
  4. Delight
    Gen.G

    Delight

    Aftershock
    Inspiration
    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Renata Glasc
  5. Elramir
    ANB

    Elramir

    First Strike
    Domination
    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Morgana

Core Maokai Item Build Order

Lost Chapter
Boots

Starting

Liandry's Anguish
Lost Chapter
Fiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Demonic Embrace
Blasting Wand
Giant's Belt
Amplifying Tome

3rd

Morellonomicon
Oblivion Orb
Hextech Alternator
Amplifying Tome

4th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

5th

Void Staff
Blighting Jewel
Blasting Wand

6th

Lost Chapter
Boots

Starting

Liandry's Anguish
Lost Chapter
Fiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Demonic Embrace
Blasting Wand
Giant's Belt
Amplifying Tome

3rd

Morellonomicon
Oblivion Orb
Hextech Alternator
Amplifying Tome

4th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

5th

Void Staff
Blighting Jewel
Blasting Wand

6th

Core Maokai Item Build Path

Lost Chapter
Boots
Fiendish Codex
Liandry's Anguish
Sorcerer's Shoes
Blasting Wand
Giant's Belt
Amplifying Tome
Demonic Embrace

Situational

Spirit Visage
Thornmail
Cosmic Drive
Shadowflame
Sunfire Aegis
Warmog's Armor
Horizon Focus

Summoner Spells

FlashMark

Damage Breakdown

Maokai Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Summon AeryArcane CometPhase Rush
Nullifying OrbManaflow BandNimbus Cloak
TranscendenceCelerityAbsolute Focus
ScorchWaterwalkingGathering Storm
PrecisionDominationInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
lol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Healthlol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
Sap Magic

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Bramble Smash

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Twisted Advance

W

W

W

W

W

Sapling Toss

E

E

E

E

E

Nature's Grasp

R

R

R

Maokai Skill Order

E

Q

W

Maokai Guide

Key Insights
Maokai
P
's cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds anytime Maokai casts an ability or is struck by an enemy ability.
Maokai
Q
also knocks back nearby enemies.
Maokai
E
's placed in brushes last longer and deal double damage to enemies.
Maokai
E
reveals the affected area.
Maokai
R
's root lasts longer based on distance traveled and grants Maokai bonus movespeed when an enemy champion is rooted.
Strengths
Guarantees finding picks with
Maokai
W
's targeted root.
Maokai
E
's help set up objective plays and can act as free wards.
Maokai
R
doubles as a zoning tool to block enemies off from areas.
Synergizes well with
Sunfire Aegis
,
Winter's Approach
,
Dead Man's Plate
,
Abyssal Mask
,
Spirit Visage
, and
Warmog's Armor
. Can opt for
Turbo Chemtank
,
Evenshroud
,
Imperial Mandate
, or
Liandry's Anguish
when needed.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Maokai
Q
is his main trading and waveclearing tool. When used for one, he can't do the other.
Maokai
E
's damage is unreliable, and most enemies can outrun Saplings.
Any form of Grievous Wounds hurts Maokai because of how much healing he has in his kit (
Bramble Vest
,
Executioner's Calling
,
Oblivion Orb
,
Chemtech Putrifier
,
Morellonomicon
,
Mortal Reminder
,
Thornmail
,
Chempunk Chainsword
).
Win Rate

51.5%

(-0.2%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

7.3%

(-0.1%)

vs last patch