Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.
The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.
Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.
The stat comparisons shown here show some important Ahri vs. Maokai counter stats that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Maokai..
Ahri usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her matchup does. Typically, she takes less damage than Maokai. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when trying to fight Maokai, with a 45.5% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a poor counter to Maokai.
While Ahri does have a much lower winrate compared to Maokai, when on opposite teams, Ahri also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult character to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Ahri into Maokai.
Furthermore, Ahri has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Ahri is a trash counter to Maokai. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ahri against Maokai.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Maokai during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri often gets much more CS as Maokai. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Ahri versus Maokai build include Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Horizon Focus. When Ahri incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better vs Maokai than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Ahri boasted an average win rate of 45.5% when countering Maokai with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of crushing Maokai as Ahri, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Ahri vs Maokai matchups, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 45.5% win rate overall.
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