Maokai
tier-2
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Darius
34.1%
Sylas
34.4%
Nasus
41.2%
Singed
41.2%
Renekton
41.7%
Volibear
43.5%
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Core Build Order

Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

Starting

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's Cinder
Aegis of the Legion

1st

Plated Steelcaps
Boots
Cloth Armor

2nd

Thornmail
Bramble Vest
Giant's Belt

3rd

Spirit Visage
Spectre's Cowl
Kindlegem

4th

Gargoyle Stoneplate
Cloth Armor
Aegis of the Legion
Null-Magic Mantle

5th

Warmog's Armor
Giant's Belt
Kindlegem
Crystalline Bracer

6th

Core Build Path

57.79% Win Rate (417 Games)

Bami's Cinder
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Boots
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Plated Steelcaps
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Aegis of the Legion
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Sunfire Aegis
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Bramble Vest
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Giant's Belt
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Thornmail

Summoner Spells

Damage Breakdown

89% AP

Runes

55.18% Win Rate (299 Games)

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Skill Order

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Maokai's Matchups

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Win Rate
55.7%
(+2.3%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.9%
(-0.4%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
2.1%
(+0.7%)
vs last patch

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.
Maokai is untargetable during
W
's cast.
E
's placed in brushes last longer and deal double damage to enemies hit.
E
reveals the affected area.
R
's root lasts longer based on distance traveled.
Power Spike
Guarantees finding picks with
W
's targeted root.
E
helps set up objective plays.
R
doubles as a zoning tool to block enemies off from areas.
Vulnerable
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
Q
is his main trading and waveclearing tool. When used for one, he can't do the others.
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
).
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