How to Win Xayah vs Maokai Counter Matchup Xayah is in the b tier of champions

Xayah vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Xayah in LoL Maokai is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Xayah

based on 338 Xayah vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.63
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. Within our data, Xayah battled Maokai in 338 games. Using so many matchups for Xayah vs Maokai provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide enlightening data and a solid build to annihilate Maokai. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Xayah fights Maokai in only 0.9% of her matches.

Xayah vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Xayah does a below average job of beating Maokai. On average, she wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Xayah against Maokai rounds, Xayah’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Maokai.

Best Xayah vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerNoonquiver

Core Xayah Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgePhantom Dancer

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Xayah's passive ability p
Xayah q ability q
Xayah w ability w
Xayah e ability e
Xayah's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Maokai as Xayah

Tips for Playing as Xayah against Maokai

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.

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.

Xayah vs Maokai Counter Stats

Xayah Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Maokai Image
7.5
< Kills >
2.8
5.7
< Deaths >
6.2
7.5
< Assists >
11.3
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
185
< Minions Killed >
50
0.32
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.38
21,470
< Physical Damage >
1,389
751
< Magic Damage >
14,264
1,015
< True Damage >
1,066
23,237
< Damage Dealt >
16,720
20,373
< Damage Taken >
25,509
12,781
< Gold Earned >
8,705
2.73
< Towers >
1.16
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,371
< Total Healing >
6,537
13,455
< Experience >
11,352
18
< Vision Score >
41
9
< Wards Placed >
18
47
< Time Dealing CC >
416

How to Counter Maokai with Xayah in LoL

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.

Differences between Xayah and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Xayah
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Xayah
Maokai

Who is Better, Xayah or Maokai?

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.

Additional Information for Xayah Players

How We Calculated Our Xayah vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Xayah, we analyzed 338 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 Xayah 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 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.

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