Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast to ensure the hit.
Use Twin Fang on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her Petrifying Gaze for maximum damage.
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.
Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.
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 provided here show some critical Cassiopeia vs. Maokai matchup statistics that can help us figure out the differences between the pair. Cassiopeia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cassiopeia may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Maokai. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.
Cassiopeia often has a much larger longest killing spree than her counter does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Maokai. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cassiopeia usually wins when playing against Maokai, with a 52.3% win rate. Therefore, Cassiopeia makes a good counter for Maokai.
While Cassiopeia does have a higher winrate compared to Maokai, when on opposite teams, Cassiopeia also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex character to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Cassiopeia into Maokaias her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Cassiopeia 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 is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Cassiopeia vs Maokai matchups, Cassiopeia is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Cassiopeia is an above average counter for Maokai. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cassiopeia against Maokai.
If you would like to truly master Cassiopeia to counter Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Cassiopeia typically accumulates much more CS as Maokai. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Cassiopeia versus Maokai build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Cassiopeia included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better countering Maokai than with most other typical builds. In fact, Cassiopeia had an average win rate of 52.3% battling Maokai with this build.
To have the best chance of defeating Maokai as Cassiopeia, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Cassiopeia vs Maokai face-offs, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.3% winrate overall.
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