Xayah's attacks and abilities leave Feathers on the ground that she can later recall for massive area damage and control.
Xayah can use Featherstorm to dodge almost any ability while also creating a ton of Feathers. Try to utilize the offensive and defensive aspects of this ability.
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 stat comparisons shown here underscore some critical Xayah versus Maokai counter statistics that may help you figure out the differences between this set of champions. For instance, Xayah’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xayah may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Maokai. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.
Xayah normally has a much larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes less damage than Maokai. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Xayah usually loses when facing off against Maokai, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Xayah makes a poor counter for Maokai.
While Xayah does have a lower winrate compared to Maokai, when facing one another, Xayah also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Xayah into Maokai.
Moreover, Xayah also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Maokai. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Xayah vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Xayah is a somewhat poor counter for Maokai. Focus your actions on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Xayah against Maokai.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Xayah to counter Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xayah on average racks up much more CS relative to Maokai. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Xayah versus Maokai build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Phantom Dancer. When Xayah combined at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Maokai than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Xayah had an average win rate of 48.5% when playing against Maokai with these items in her kit.
To have the highest chance of vanquishing Maokai as Xayah, Xayah players should use the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Xayah vs Maokai counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.5% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Maokai as Xayah are shown for all skill levels combined. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to a specific division, you should use the selection menu located at the top of this page.