Maokai Build
B
Sup

Maokai Build

Sap Magic
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
Nature's Grasp
R
Tank
Tank
1/2
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
<1%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Maokai is strong against
58%
57%
57%
56%
Maokai is weak against
Morgana
49%
Senna
50%
Swain
50%
Lulu
51%

Early Maokai Build

Summoner Spells
Flash
Ignite
77%
24
Starter Items
Health Potion
2
Relic Shield
82%
26
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
63%
20
Item
First
Second
Imperial Mandate
59%
17

Maokai Item Build

Mythic Item
Imperial Mandate
64%
17
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Imperial Mandate
Bulwark of the Mountain
45%
9
Core Items
Imperial Mandate
55%
17
Bulwark of the Mountain
53%
17
Locket of the Iron Solari
18%
6
Final Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
34%
10
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
97%
30

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Sapling Toss
E
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
42%
13
Bramble Smash
Q
Twisted Advance
W
Sapling Toss
E
Nature's Grasp
R

Runes

Resolve + Inspiration
1
2
3
Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Aftershock
Guardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Inspiration
Inspiration
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to build Maokai

Maokai
Maokai – the Twisted Treant – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
11.15
a B-Tier Sup Support champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Maokai
Maokai has a win rate of
52.8%
, a pick rate of
3.1%
, a ban rate of
0.4%
and an average KDA Ratio of
2.3
, which shows that the
Tank
Tank is in a moderate spot in the current meta. If you want to build and play
Maokai
Maokai on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically simple to play in LoL. The upcoming Maokai Support 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 Runes
11.15
on the position Sup Support are
Resolve
Resolve as the primary path and
Inspiration
Inspiration as the secondary path. The most supportive
Maokai
Maokai keystone rune is
Aftershock
Aftershock.
Flash
Flash and
Ignite
Ignite 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

11.15
are
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Health Potion
Health Potion,
Relic Shield
Relic Shield, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 56% of all Maokai Probuilds include
Imperial Mandate
Imperial Mandate as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Maokai
Maokai items are
Imperial Mandate
Imperial Mandate and
Bulwark of the Mountain
Bulwark of the Mountain.
Plated Steelcaps 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

Twisted Advance
Twisted Advance on
Maokai
Maokai. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Sapling Toss
Sapling Toss into
Bramble Smash
Bramble Smash and at last
Twisted Advance
Twisted Advance.
Sapling Toss
Sapling Toss 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 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.

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    The chill wind whips through cracks in my bark with a hollow whistling sound. I shiver. My limbs have long forgotten the warmth of summer.