Maokai Counters

LoL Maokai Counters and Best Teammmates

The Best LoL Champions to Synergize and Counter Maokai

47,407 Maokai Counters and Matchups Analyzed


To determine the most and least favorable counters for Maokai, we checked the results of 47,407 recently finished, ranked LoL matches. We found which champions have the best and worst win rates against him. Additionally, we found those select champions that are solid teammates and who could help stop your champ from being countered. Having checked so many games leaves us with a lot of certainty in our Maokai counter stats.

As can be seen above, Taric is the best to beat Maokai with a 53.0% win rate against him. In a close second and third place, Zilean and Illaoi are the next biggest threats to Maokai. These two champs have win rates of 52.0% and 52.0%, respectively. You should not bring him into a round where any of these other champions has been chosen.

Conversely, if you are playing against Qiyana, you probably should anticipate doing much better. Maokai counters them with a great win percentage of 57.0%. Equally, you should expect to do very well against Nidalee and Jayce. These champs have the next poorest win rates when countering Maokai.

Maokai Team Synergies

If you would like the best champion synergies for your own comrades to increase your win rate more, glance at the champ synergies above. Regardless of his chosen position, he does very well when alonside Kled. This pairing usually boosts his chances of winning by 5.0%. Ziggs and Yorick are also superb champs to pair with.

Our Methods

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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.

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.
  • 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.