The greatest champions globally to counter Maokai include Zeri, Xayah, and Lucian. These are all good at countering Maokai with high win rates over 57%. Even if these Maokai counter picks are not picked in the same position as you, it's not a good idea to play him into one of these matchups. They will often destroy Maokai.
Conversely, if the enemy team brings either Vel'Koz or Kog'Maw, Maokai mains should strongly consider choosing him, as he easily destroys these champs with win rates over 57% against both ofthem.
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.
As a support, Maokai counters a lot of champions that need to position well to be effective, such as Blitz and Pyke. He can use his Sapplings ability to protect from flanking maneuvers and control his enemies positioning.
Maokai counters most melee champions. His root CC abilities can keep them from engaging their targets.
Try to move away when you see Maokai cast Nature's Grasp, because it can root your entire team.
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