Maokai Build

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


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In the current meta, Maokai is a good support who primarily deals magic damage (86%). Maokai has the 9th highest win rate amongst supports (out of 28). Prioritize completing Imperial Mandate early in your Maokai build, as players who had this item completed in their build had the highest win rates. Maokai is most dominant in the mid game, with a 52.5% win rate in the mid game, as opposed to a 51.1% win rate overall. Scroll down to see the best items and runes for your Pro Maokai Build!

Best Maokai Runes


Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Cheap Shot
Zombie Ward
Versus Selected Team Comp
Font of Life
Bone Plating
Cosmic Insight
Biscuit Delivery
Best Items for 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.