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.
Warwick's attacks heal him at low health. Save your disables to finish him off.
Warwick is empowered versus low health enemies. Manage your health to keep him at bay.
Warwick's ultimate cast range scales with his Move Speed.
The stats shown on this page underscore several significant Maokai versus Warwick matchup statistics that may help us explain the differences between the two. For instance, Maokai’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Warwick’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Maokai may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Warwick. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Maokai normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Warwick. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Maokai usually fairs equally well when taking on Warwick, with a 49.6% win rate. Thus, Maokai makes an ok counter for Warwick.
While Maokai does have a lower winrate than Warwick, when facing one another, Maokai also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Maokai into Warwick.
Additionally, Maokai has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Warwick. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Maokai vs Warwick matchups, Warwick is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Maokai is a somewhat poor counter for Warwick. Make sure you focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Maokai against Warwick.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Maokai to counter Warwick during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Maokai usually gets a similar amount of CS relative to Warwick. Champs who typically don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. 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, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to have in your Maokai versus Warwick build include Evenshroud, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Maokai incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better versus Warwick than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Maokai boasted an average win rate of 49.6% when playing against Warwick with this counter build.
To have the best chance of vanquishing Warwick as Maokai, you should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Second Wind, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Maokai vs Warwick face-offs, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 49.6% win rate overall.
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