How to Win Maokai vs Rammus Counter Matchup Maokai is in the s tier of champions

Maokai vs Rammus

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

How to Beat Rammus as Maokai

based on 3,892 Maokai vs Rammus matchups
Win Rate
49.7 %
K/D/A
2.58
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. Within our database, Maokai faced Rammus in 3892 rounds. Having so many games with Maokai versus Rammus gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to prepare actionable statistics and a pro build to destroy Rammus. This pairing is relatively rare. Maokai encounters Rammus in only 3.3% of his matches.

Maokai vs Rammus Matchup Summary

Maokai does a ok job of beating Rammus. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.7% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Maokai against Rammus rounds, Maokai’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Rammus.

Best Maokai vs Rammus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Mosstomper SeedlingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalBami's Cinder

Core Maokai Items

~22 Mins
HeartsteelSunfire AegisBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

FimbulwinterSpirit VisageFrozen HeartDemonic Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakTranscendenceWaterwalking
Domination Cheap ShotTreasure Hunter
Attack Speed Armor Armor
Maokai's passive ability p
Maokai q ability q
Maokai w ability w
Maokai e ability e
Maokai's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Rammus as Maokai

Tips for Playing as Maokai against Rammus

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.

Advice to Win Against Rammus

Rammus often stacks high Armor, leaving him especially vulnerable to caster damage while not in Defensive Ball Curl.

Pay particular attention to when his Defensive Ball Curl is off. Rammus has much lower stats than a normal tank when he's out of the stance.

Maokai vs Rammus Counter Stats

Maokai Image
Win Rate
49.7 %
VS
Win Rate
50.3 %
Rammus Image
3.7
< Kills >
4.9
6
< Deaths >
5.6
11.8
< Assists >
11.1
0.8
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
51
< Minions Killed >
34
0.54
< Dragons Killed >
1.16
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.36
1,838
< Physical Damage >
2,770
15,106
< Magic Damage >
13,314
1,222
< True Damage >
1,177
18,167
< Damage Dealt >
17,262
31,143
< Damage Taken >
31,994
9,684
< Gold Earned >
10,876
1.3
< Towers >
1.12
0.13
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
8,177
< Total Healing >
3,388
12,100
< Experience >
13,205
34
< Vision Score >
19
13
< Wards Placed >
6
504
< Time Dealing CC >
615

How to Counter Rammus with Maokai in LoL

The stats provided here show some influential Maokai versus Rammus counter statistics that may help you figure out the distinctions between the two. For instance, Maokai’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Rammus’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Maokai may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Rammus..

Maokai normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Rammus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Maokai and Rammus

Damage Types Compared

Maokai
Rammus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Maokai
Rammus

Who is Better, Maokai or Rammus?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Maokai usually fairs equally well when playing against Rammus, with a 49.7% win rate. Thus, Maokai makes an ok counter for Rammus.

While Maokai does have a lower win rate compared to Rammus, when they face off with one another, Maokai also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Maokai into Rammus.

Furthermore, Maokai has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Rammus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Maokai vs Rammus matchups, Rammus is the better champ with a similar 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 somewhat poor counter for Rammus. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Maokai against Rammus.

Additional Information for Maokai Players

How We Calculated Our Maokai vs Rammus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Rammus as Maokai, we analyzed 3,892 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 Rammus as Maokai 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

If you would like to truly master Maokai to counter Rammus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Maokai on average racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Rammus. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to use in your Maokai versus Rammus build include Heartsteel, Sunfire Aegis, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Maokai used at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better countering Rammus than with most other typical builds. In fact, Maokai boasted an average win rate of 49.7% battling Rammus with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Rammus as Maokai, you should equip the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Cheap Shot, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Maokai vs Rammus matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.7% win rate overall.

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