Maokai Runes explained
There's one set of runes for Maokai on patch
11.8that is the clear favorite for LoL players and pros alike. The best Maokai Runes on the position Support are
Resolve as the primary path and
Inspiration as the secondary path with a pick rate of 91%. Besides runes you should take a look on Maokai Build and if you are interested in pro matches take a look at Maokai Probuilds. If you want to discuss
Maokai then you should visit the champion subreddit.
Primary path on Maokai
Resolve empowers the survivability of Maokai and increases the tankiness. Most of high elo players – and our LoL pros in the the major regions – have agreed that
Aftershock is the best keystone rune to run on
Maokai. This keystone rune bulks you up, increasing both armour and magic resistance, once you immobilized a champion.
Aftershock synergises both with the sheer amount of crowd control Maokai possesses and the need to be tanky as soon as you engage. This is usually followed up by taking
Font of Life,
Bone Plating and
Font of Life provides your teammates with more sustain by healing them whenever they attack a champion whose movement you've recently impaired.
Bone Plating make Maokai overall tankier, by decreasing the amount of poke damage in the early game.
Unflinching inceases Maokai tenacity based on your missing health.
Secondary path on Maokai
When it comes to your secondary path, most
Maokai players prefer to go with
Inspiration opens creative opportunities on Maokai troughout the match. On the
Inspiration path, the best runes for Maokai are
Biscuit Delivery and
Time Warp Tonic.
Biscuit Delivery is a great rune for laning as it gives additional health and mana, which can help in more aggressive lanes.
Time Warp Tonic gives you additional sustain by boosting your
Health Potion and
Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will.