Maokai Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Maokai

49,102 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

We set our Maokai build suggestions by examining 49,102 recently ranked LoL games with him selected. We only recommend the best winrate Maokai builds that were built by ranked League players enough times for us to advise them. With so many games in our data, we are very confident in our recommended builds.

To get more focused build tips and tactics, you should read our guide to playing with Maokai farther down on the page. Additionally, Maokai builds dedicated to a particular skill tier can be viewed by choosing another rank from the dropdown menu found above. The recommended Maokai build will be focused on that tier’s meta.

Best Maokai Runes

If you are facing a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing him the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Transcendence, and Manaflow Band runes. In recent games, he won the greatest fraction of his games when built with these runes. Yet, if you are playing a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD centric or a crowd control centric team, you should instead browse below to find the best Maokai runes to win your particular match.

Overall

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Versus Selected Team Comp
Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Scorch Rune Scorch

Best Items for Your Maokai Build

The best items to use in your Maokai build include: Imperial Mandate, Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. Additionally, similar to our rune recommendations, you can also find great, dedicated, Maokai item builds below for the particular enemy team comp you are facing in your current game. Those who added these items in their gear had a much better winrate than those who tried for other Maokai builds.

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Void StaffLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Morellonomicon

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Abyssal MaskLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Morellonomicon

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item Abyssal MaskLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item MorellonomiconLoL Item Cosmic DriveLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Imperial MandateLoL Item MorellonomiconLoL Item Cosmic DriveLoL Item Demonic Embrace

Guide to Playing with Maokai

  • Use Bramble Smash to harass your enemy lane champion and also to farm minions.
  • Use Twisted Advance to root your enemy lane champion when your allies come in for a gank.
  • Sapling Toss deals more damage with you cast them in the brush. Lure your enemies into them when they come in for an engagement.