Phosphorus Bomb can be used to reveal enemy units that might be hiding in a nearby patch of brush.
Corki can continue to attack while using Gatling Gun. Maximizing Gatling Gun is key to mastering Corki.
Valkyrie can be used defensively as well, so try using it for a quick escape.
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 stats provided here show several valuable Corki versus Maokai matchup statistics that can help you interpret the differences between the two. For instance, Corki’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, showing that Corki may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Maokai. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Corki often has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Maokai. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Corki usually fairs equally well when taking on Maokai, with a 50.5% win rate. Thus, Corki makes an ok counter to Maokai.
While Corki does have a higher winrate than Maokai, when they face off with one another, Corki also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn. You should be careful when picking Corki into Maokai.
Additionally, Corki has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Corki vs Maokai matchups, Corki is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Corki is a decent counter to Maokai. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Corki against Maokai.
If you would like to truly master Corki to counter Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Corki most often accumulates much more CS as Maokai. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The top items to use in your Corki versus Maokai build include Luden's Tempest, Muramana, and Ravenous Hydra. When Corki combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better countering Maokai than with most other common item sets. In fact, Corki boasted an average win rate of 50.5% when countering Maokai with this build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Maokai as Corki, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Corki vs Maokai counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.5% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Maokai as Corki are shown for all skill levels combined. To scope the statistics and builds to a distinct rank, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.