Maokai Build Guide

LoL Maokai Build Guide

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

47,407 Maokai Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Maokai Build

The most important items to use in your Maokai build are: Imperial Mandate, Banshee's Veil, Morellonomicon, and Demonic Embrace. Additionally, similar to our rune suggestions, you can also find quality, dedicated, Maokai item builds farther down for the specific enemy team comp you are battling in your ongoing game. Those who included these items in their gear had a greater win rate than those who tried for other builds for Maokai.

Maokai Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Maokai Runes for Your Next Build

Arcane Comet Build Rune for Maokai Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Build Rune for Maokai Manaflow Band
Transcendence Build Rune for Maokai Transcendence
Scorch Build Rune for Maokai Scorch
Bone Plating Build Rune for Maokai Bone Plating
Revitalize Build Rune for Maokai Revitalize
If you are fighting a well-mixed enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting Maokai the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest percentage of his rounds when built with these runes. However, if you are trying to beat a different enemy team comp, such as an AP centric or a crowd control heavy team, you should instead scrollbrowse below to get the best Maokai runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.

Maokai Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Aftershock Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Aftershock
Font of Life Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Font of Life
Second Wind Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Second Wind
Unflinching Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Unflinching
Magical Footwear Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Maokai Build Biscuit Delivery

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.
  • As a support, you can use your Sapplings to prevent unseen ganks or flanking maneuvers.
  • Sapling Toss deals more damage with you cast them in the brush. Lure your enemies into them when they come in for an engagement.

Summary

We calculated our Maokai build recommendations by analyzing 47,407 recently ranked League matches with him selected. We only propose the highest winrate Maokai builds that have been used by ranked players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many matches in our data, we are quite confident in our suggested builds.

Additionally, to view Maokai builds tailored to a unique skill level, choose your desired division from the dropdown menu above. If you select a different division, the ideal Maokai build given will capture that division's meta game.