Saplings can be tossed into brush for empowered effect - but don't stack well.
Try looking for flanks or other situations where Nature's Grasp is unavoidable or takes enemies by surprise.
Maokai's passive makes him extremely durable against focus fire from spells - so long as he can still basic attack something.
Watch out for Orianna's Ball returning to her due to leashing. This may cause some unexpected situations.
Orianna can only affect the area the Ball is around. Use this to your advantage.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several important Maokai against Orianna counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Maokai’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Orianna’s ratio of NaN, showing that Maokai may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Orianna..
Maokai typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Orianna. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Maokai usually wins when trying to fight Orianna, with a 53.3% win rate. Therefore, Maokai makes a great counter to Orianna.
While Maokai does have a higher winrate compared to Orianna, when on opposite teams, Maokai also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Maokai into Orianna.
Additionally, Maokai also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Orianna. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Maokai vs Orianna matchups, Maokai is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Maokai is a great counter for Orianna. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Maokai against Orianna.
To learn all of the intricacies of Maokai in order to counter Orianna during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Maokai often racks up a lot less CS relative to Orianna. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Maokai versus Orianna build include Evenshroud, Dead Man's Plate, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Maokai used at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Orianna than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Maokai had an average winrate of 53.3% when playing against Orianna with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Orianna as Maokai, you should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Maokai vs Orianna counters, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 53.3% winrate overall.
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