The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
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.
Versus Selected Team Comp
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.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.