Maokai Build
S
Jungle

Maokai Build

Sap Magic
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
Nature's Grasp
R
Tank
Tank
385/258
Win/Loss
2%
Pick Rate
45%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Maokai is strong against
58%
57%
57%
56%
56%
Rengar
56%
Kha'Zix
55%
Nidalee
55%
Bel'Veth
55%
Jarvan IV
55%
Wukong
55%
Graves
55%
Ekko
54%
Gragas
54%
Sylas
54%
Sejuani
54%
Warwick
54%
Elise
54%
Shaco
53%
Karthus
53%
Maokai is weak against
Amumu
49%
Udyr
50%
Nunu & Willump
51%
Diana
51%
Zac
52%
Master Yi
52%
Evelynn
52%
Fiddlesticks
53%
Mordekaiser
53%
Kindred
53%
Nocturne
53%
Vi
53%
Karthus
53%
Shaco
53%
Elise
54%
Warwick
54%
Sejuani
54%
Sylas
54%
Gragas
54%
Ekko
54%

Early Maokai Build

Summoner Spells
FlashSmite
>99%
3,365
Smite
<1%
5
Starter Items
Scorchclaw Pup
Health Potion
63%
2,113
Health Potion
20%
689
Health Potion
13%
441
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
65%
2,194
Oracle Lens
35%
1,176
Item
First
Second
Demonic Embrace
98%
3,201
Anathema's Chains
<1%
12
Shadowflame
<1%
11

Maokai Item Build

Mythic Item
Liandry's Anguish
60%
1,590
28%
743
7%
194
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Demonic EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass
24%
335
Demonic EmbraceMejai's Soulstealer
15%
208
Demonic EmbraceMorellonomicon
13%
191
Core Items
Demonic Embrace
95%
3,215
Zhonya's Hourglass
13%
423
Mejai's Soulstealer
9%
287
Morellonomicon
7%
237
Void Staff
7%
225
Shadowflame
5%
155
Frozen Heart
3%
97
Rabadon's Deathcap
3%
92
Anathema's Chains
2%
67
Final Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
73%
2,391
15%
493
10%
329
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
97%
3,079
2%
73
Stealth Ward
<1%
23

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Bramble Smash
Q
Sapling Toss
E
Twisted Advance
W
91%
3,060
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
6%
209
Sapling Toss
E
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
3%
101
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
Nature's Grasp
R

Runes

Sorcery + Domination
Phase Rush
Domination
First Strike
Domination
Phase Rush
Sorcery
Sorcery
Summon Aery
Arcane Comet
Phase Rush
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

How to play Maokai

Maokai Maokai – the Twisted Treant – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch 13.1 a S-Tier Jungle Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier, Maokai Maokai has a win rate of 54.6%, a pick rate of 13.4%, a ban rate of 39.5% and an average KDA Ratio of 0.0, which shows that the Tank Tank is in an excellent spot in the current meta of season 13. If you want to learn how to play Maokai on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically simple to play in LoL. This Maokai guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Maokai. The upcoming LoL Maokai Jungle Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your Maokai Maokai runes and summoner spells. The best Maokai Jungle Runes 13.1 are Sorcery Sorcery as the primary path and Domination Domination as the secondary path. The most supportive Maokai Maokai keystone rune is Phase Rush Phase Rush. Flash Flash and Smite Smite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Maokai Build the most.

Item Build on Maokai

The starter items for the best Maokai Build on patch 13.1 are Scorchclaw Pup Scorchclaw Pup, Health Potion Health Potion, and a Stealth Ward Stealth Ward as the trinket. 67% of all Maokai Probuilds include

Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguish as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular Maokai Maokai items are Demonic Embrace Demonic Embrace and Zhonya's Hourglass Zhonya's Hourglass. Ionian Boots of Lucidity Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the most bought Maokai Maokai boots by Pros. This Maokai Build will exorbitantly increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Laning Phase

When it comes to gameplay, Maokai Maokai is pretty simple, especially with this Maokai Build. Most of your damage comes from your saplings, so you can focus on planting several of them in a single bush – not too close to the minion wave, or they will be aggro'd by them – and then wait for an unsuspecting enemy to walk in. Because of the fear of walking into the brush, you can zone the enemies away from farming, causing them to lose out on experience and gold.

If you do have a good opportunity to engage, Maokai Maokai is pretty great at that from level two onwards. The best thing to do is to whittle down your enemies with a sapling poke, then charge at them with Twisted Advance Twisted Advance. Once they're rooted, you can walk a bit in front of them and use your Bramble Smash Bramble Smash to push them closer towards your ally. Remember that your auto-attacks do a lot of damage in the early levels too, and they will heal you when Sap Magic Sap Magic is up as well.

Maokai Maokai is great at avoiding ganks thanks to the fact that saplings work as security as well. Place a sapling in the tri-bush or the river bush, and they will detect the enemy jungler or midlaner if they approach. If your jungler is ganking for you, don't be afraid to burn a Flash Flash to ensure that Twisted Advance Twisted Advance finds its target. Your ultimate is also a fantastic initiation or follow-up tool when you are getting a gank.

Team Fights

While Maokai Maokai is somewhat tanky compared to other AP supports, with the AP support build you will want to stay far away from the front line. In a teamfight, your usual job is to either follow up on an engage, find a pick with Twisted Advance Twisted Advance, or peel an enemy off for your botlaner.

Sapling Toss Sapling Toss is generally not very useful in team fights, unless you are fighting somewhere in the jungle where there is brush to take advantage of. Peeling is a breeze for Maokai Maokai with his targeted root, and he can follow it up by knocking the enemy back with Bramble Smash Bramble Smash or activating Nature's Grasp Nature's Grasp.

Maokai Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability Bramble Smash Bramble Smash on Maokai Maokai. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise Bramble Smash Bramble Smash into Sapling Toss Sapling Toss and at last Twisted Advance Twisted Advance. Bramble Smash Bramble Smash is a very strong ability of Maokai Maokai in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called Sap Magic Sap Magic and there is no need to set it manually on a Maokai Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Sap Magic
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
Nature's Grasp
R
Sap Magic

Maokai's basic attack also heals him and deals additional damage on a moderate cooldown. Each time Maokai casts a spell or is struck by an enemy's spell, this cooldown is reduced.

Biography

Maokai is a rageful, towering treant who fights the unnatural horrors of the Shadow Isles. He was twisted into a force of vengeance after a magical cataclysm destroyed his home, surviving undeath only through the Waters of Life infused within his heartwood. Once a peaceful nature spirit, Maokai now furiously battles to banish the scourge of unlife from the Shadow Isles and restore his home to its former beauty.

Read Maokai's bio

Available Maokai Skins

Besides the Maokai build you can select a skin for Maokai. The best Maokai skins you can find below.

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