Maokai Runes explained
There's one set of runes for Maokai on patch 13.1 that is the clear favorite for LoL players and pros alike. The best Maokai rune paths on the position Jungle are Sorcery as the primary path and Domination as the secondary path with a pick rate of 53%. Besides picking runes on Maokai you should learn how to play Maokai and if you are interested in pro matches take a look on how a pro builds Maokai. If you want to discuss Maokai then you should visit the champion subreddit.
Maokai runes from primary path
Sorcery empoweres abilities of Maokai and increases the available champion resources. Most of high elo players – and our LoL pros in the the major regions – have agreed that Phase Rush is the best keystone rune to run on Maokai. Phase Rush offers more flexibility and options to betake oneself in and out of danger, which can be helpful since that's essentially the main playstyle of Maokai. Other primary runes on Maokai are Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Waterwalking.
Nimbus Cloak, which grants movement speed upon using a summoner spell, works amazingly well with junglers in particular as they take the shortest cooldown summoner spell, Smite. Transcendence for some more Ability Haste. Waterwalking grants movement speed in the river, which helps Maokai get around the map quicker. The extra damage will also help in those all important dragon and baron fights.
Maokai runes from secondary path
When it comes to your secondary path, most Maokai players prefer to go with Domination. Domination improves burst damage and assassination tools on Maokai. On the Domination path, the best runes for Maokai are Treasure Hunter and Cheap Shot.
Treasure Hunter is the final rune of the Domination path. This rune gives Maokai additional gold for takedowns. The additional gold is nothing to scoff at and can mean the difference between winning or losing a battle. Maokai will gain an additional 70 gold for the first takedown. Maokai acquires Bounty Hunter Stacks, which Maokai may use to get more takedowns. This rune's power will grow tremendously, and Maokai will become wealthy like never been before. Each time a fresh stack of Bounty Hunter Stacks is consumed, Maokai will get an additional twenty gold. Cheap Shot makes you deal more damage to enemies with impaired movement, which has great synergy with the setup of Maokai.
FAQ for Maokai Runes
Which is the best keystone rune on Maokai?
The best keystone rune on Maokai is Phase Rush. This Maokai runes setup is then referred as Maokai Phase Rush.
What runes does Maokai use?
Runes from the paths Sorcery and Domination are the most used runes on Maokai. For the exact pick rates of Maokai runes used, you have to study the rune distribution presented.