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Jax with Maokai

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Fighter Assassin
Tank Mage

How to Synergize Jax and Maokai

based on 531 Jax with Maokai pairs
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
1.77
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers pull data from from millions of LoL games directly from Riot Games each week. Jax has gone into battle with Maokai in 531 recently played, competitive games. By pooling so much great data directly from the developers of LoL, we are sure that we can produce robust, insightful builds to help Jax play with Maokai. It is very rare for Jax to play with Maokai as allies. This has only occurred in approx. 0.8% of rounds with Jax.

Jax Maokai Synergy Summary

Jax has done a ok job of fighting on the same side as Maokai. Usually, he wins an acceptable 50.1% of the time the champs try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to play better as Jax when fighting on the same team as Maokai by learning how to better synergize your tactics with him, then check out the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Jax Maokai Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Jax Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusWit's EndFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Jax's passive ability p
Jax q ability q
Jax w ability w
Jax e ability e
Jax's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Jax and Maokai

Tips for Playing as Jax with Maokai

Jax can Leap Strike to friendly units, including wards. You can use them to plan your escape.

Jax benefits greatly from items that have both Ability Power and Attack Damage such as Guinsoo's Rageblade and Hextech Gunblade.

Advice to Understand How Maokai Will Play

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.

Jax Maokai Synergy Stats

Jax Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Maokai Image
6.8
< Kills >
6.4
6.6
< Deaths >
6.3
4.9
< Assists >
4.7
1.59
< Killing Sprees >
1.46
140
< Minions Killed >
137
0.43
< Dragons Killed >
0.4
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.49
14,934
< Physical Damage >
14,031
4,965
< Magic Damage >
4,689
981
< True Damage >
976
20,881
< Damage Dealt >
19,697
28,859
< Damage Taken >
27,667
12,355
< Gold Earned >
11,930
2.46
< Towers >
2.31
0.1
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
5,062
< Total Healing >
4,829
14,886
< Experience >
14,386
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
241
< Time Dealing CC >
231

How to Play with Maokai as Jax in LoL

The Jax Maokai synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Maokai, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Jax sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Maokai. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Maokai helps Jax perform not as well in ranked League matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Jax tries to synergize with Maokai, he sees a little increase in his complete damage output. This change could demonstrate that Maokai supports by providing cover for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Jax is played together with Maokai on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Maokai.

Moreover, when Jax plays with Maokai on the same team, he usually receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Receiving more damage may mean that Maokai does a poor job of protecting Jax in teamfights.

Synergies between Jax and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Jax with Maokai
Jax
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Jax
Maokai
Synergy

Is Jax better when played alongside Maokai?

There is no perfect champion pairing for Jax that will 100% of the time be his best synergy. However, overall, Maokai is a very typical teammate for Jax. By locking into the same team as Jax, he increases their win rate by 0.6% to 50.1%. This clearly indicates that there is not really a strong strategic relationship between Jax and Maokai that allows them to perform stronger together than without each other.

Maokai has a lower difficulty than Jax. That means you don't need to be careful when arranging Maokai comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a relatively low level of skill to be able to play well with you.

Working together, you will likely see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to to do a lot of AP damage. Combined, these two can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.

Conversely, by aligning Jax and Maokai together, you will not be granting your side a great deal of anti-tank damage dealing potential. Make sure to pick other champs on your team that offsets this relative hole in this pairing's abilities.

Regardless of the skill of your Maokai teammate, you need to focus on increasing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Jax Players

How We Calculated Our Jax Maokai Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Jax and Maokai, we analyzed 531 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Jax with Maokai comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to truly master Jax in order to work well with Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should continue reading to pick up additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you use the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot.

The ideal items to have in your Jax and Maokai synergy build consist of Divine Sunderer, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Jax bought at least these three great items in his build, he performed significantly better as an ally of Maokai than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Jax boasted an average winrate of 50.1% helping carry Maokai with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of beating your oponents, you should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Jax and Maokai pairings, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to team up Maokai with Jax are displayed for all skill levels combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.