Maokai Counters

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Maokai

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To determine the most and least favorable counters for Maokai, we evaluated the scores of 626,424 recently finished, ranked League rounds. We found which champions have the highest and lowest win rates against him. Furthermore, we extracted those rare champions that are good allies and who could help stop him from being countered. Having evaluated so many matches provides us lots of faith in our Maokai counter stats.

As can be seen below, Skarner is the best to face off against Maokai with a 53.0% win rate against him. Close behind, Swain and Rammus are the next biggest threats to Maokai. These two have win rates of 48.0% and 48.0%, respectively. You should avoid bringing him into a match where any of these other champs has been selected.

On the other hand, if you're facing off against Nidalee, you can expect to do much better. Maokai counters them with a very respectable win percentage of 59.0%. Likewise, you should expect to do very well when facing Qiyana and Lee Sin. These champs have the next lowest winrates when countering Maokai.

Who Counters Maokai

Champion Win Rate
Maokai vs Skarner Counter Skarner 47 %
Maokai vs Swain Counter Swain 48 %
Maokai vs Rammus Counter Rammus 48 %
Maokai vs Amumu Counter Amumu 48 %
Maokai vs Yorick Counter Yorick 48 %

Who Maokai Counters

Champion Win Rate
Maokai vs Nidalee Matchup Nidalee 59 %
Maokai vs Qiyana Matchup Qiyana 58 %
Maokai vs Lee Sin Matchup Lee Sin 57 %
Maokai vs Zoe Matchup Zoe 57 %
Maokai vs Gangplank Matchup Gangplank 57 %

Maokai Team Synergies

Champion Win Rate
League of Legends Champion Fizz Stats Fizz 55 %
League of Legends Champion Skarner Stats Skarner 55 %
League of Legends Champion Viktor Stats Viktor 55 %
League of Legends Champion Ivern Stats Ivern 55 %
League of Legends Champion Anivia Stats Anivia 55 %

If you would like the best champ synergies for your own allies to help boost your winrate more, glance at the champ synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does very well when paired with Fizz. This pairing usually improves his chances of winning by 5.0%. Skarner and Viktor are also fantastic champions to team up with.

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Guide to Countering Maokai

  • Maokai's saplings deals more damage when they are in the brush. Try to anticipate when Maokai is luring you into them and avoid following him directly.
  • Try to move away when you see Maokai cast Nature's Grasp, because it can root your entire team.

Our Methods

We comb through millions of League of Legends matches pulled directly from Riot’s servers each week. We analyze the data using advanced algorithms to bring you the most accurate Maokai counters online.