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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. CoreJJ

    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Pyke
  2. CoreJJ

    Evenshroud

    vs

    Yuumi
  3. CoreJJ

    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Pyke
  4. Hylissang

    Radiant Virtue

    vs

    Zilean
  5. Hylissang

    Evenshroud

    vs

    Rakan
  6. Mystiques

    Evenshroud

    vs

    Heimerdinger

Core Build Order

Relic Shield
Health Potion

Starting

Boots of Swiftness
Boots

1st

Dead Man's Plate
Winged MoonplateRuby CrystalChain Vest

2nd

Evenshroud
KindlegemAegis of the Legion

3rd

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

4th

Anathema's Chains
KindlegemGiant's Belt

5th

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's CinderChain Vest

6th

Relic Shield
Health Potion

Starting

Boots of Swiftness
Boots

1st

Dead Man's Plate
Winged MoonplateRuby CrystalChain Vest

2nd

Evenshroud
KindlegemAegis of the Legion

3rd

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

4th

Anathema's Chains
KindlegemGiant's Belt

5th

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's CinderChain Vest

6th

Core Build Path

Boots
Boots of Swiftness
Winged Moonplate
Ruby Crystal
Chain Vest
Dead Man's Plate
Kindlegem
Aegis of the Legion
Evenshroud

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Starting Items

Relic ShieldHealth PotionHealth Potion

Damage Breakdown

82% AP

Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
DemolishFont of LifeShield Bash
ConditioningSecond WindBone Plating
OvergrowthRevitalizeUnflinching
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspiration
Hextech FlashtraptionMagical FootwearPerfect Timing
Future's MarketMinion DematerializerBiscuit Delivery
Cosmic InsightApproach VelocityTime Warp Tonic
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

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Maokai's Matchups

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Maokai's Trends

Playing against Maokai

Key Insights
P
's cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds anytime Maokai casts an ability or is struck by an enemy ability.
Q
also knocks back nearby enemies.
E
's placed in brushes last longer and deal double damage to enemies.
E
reveals the affected area.
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
W
's targeted root.
E
's help set up objective plays and can act as free wards.
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.
Q
is his main trading and waveclearing tool. When used for one, he can't do the other.
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
).