How to Win Jax vs Maokai Counter Matchup Jax is in the a tier of champions

Jax vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Jax in LoL Maokai is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Assassin
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Jax

based on 657 Jax vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
1.83
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked LoL games each and every week. In our dataset, Jax faced Maokai 657 times. Using so many matchups for Jax vs Maokai provides us confidence in our ability to produce useful data and a supported build to smash Maokai. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Jax encounters Maokai in only 1.0% of his rounds.

Jax vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Jax has done a decent job of beating Maokai. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.6% of matches the champions face one another in. In Jax versus Maokai matches, Jax’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Maokai.

Best Jax vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Jax Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusFrozen HeartWit's End

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Jax to level up w
>
Second ability for Jax to level up e
>
Last skill for Jax to max out q

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Jax's passive ability p
Jax q ability q
Jax w ability w
Jax e ability e
Jax's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Maokai as Jax

Tips for Playing as Jax against Maokai

Jax can Leap Strike to friendly units, including wards. You can use them to plan your escape.

Jax benefits greatly from items that have both Ability Power and Attack Damage such as Guinsoo's Rageblade and Hextech Gunblade.

Advice to Win Against Maokai

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.

Jax vs Maokai Counter Stats

Jax Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Maokai Image
6.4
< Kills >
2.8
6.3
< Deaths >
6.4
5.1
< Assists >
11.2
1.49
< Killing Sprees >
0.56
140
< Minions Killed >
49
0.34
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.41
14,803
< Physical Damage >
1,358
4,920
< Magic Damage >
13,734
960
< True Damage >
1,040
20,684
< Damage Dealt >
16,133
28,354
< Damage Taken >
25,302
12,107
< Gold Earned >
8,715
2.29
< Towers >
1.29
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
5,032
< Total Healing >
6,330
14,607
< Experience >
11,288
18
< Vision Score >
41
8
< Wards Placed >
18
228
< Time Dealing CC >
436

How to Counter Maokai with Jax in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some influential Jax versus Maokai matchup stats that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Jax’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, showing that Jax may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Maokai. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Jax often has a much larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Maokai. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Jax and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Jax
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Jax
Maokai

Who is Better, Jax or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Jax usually wins when playing against Maokai, with a 51.6% win rate. Thus, Jax makes a good counter for Maokai.

While Jax does have a higher winrate than Maokai, when facing one another, Jax also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Jax into Maokai.

Moreover, Jax also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Jax vs Maokai matchups, Jax is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Jax is a decent counter for Maokai. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Jax against Maokai.

Additional Information for Jax Players

How We Calculated Our Jax vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Jax, we analyzed 657 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Maokai as Jax comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Jax to counter Maokai during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Jax usually gets more CS relative to Maokai. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Jax versus Maokai build consist of Divine Sunderer, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Jax combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Maokai than with most other typical builds. In fact, Jax had an average winrate of 51.6% when countering Maokai with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of crushing Maokai as Jax, Jax players should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Jax vs Maokai clashes, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 51.6% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Maokai as Jax are given for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier on the page.