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Maokai with Annie

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How to Synergize Maokai and Annie

based on 276 Maokai with Annie pairs
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.34
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

We take in the stats from from millions of League games straight from Riot Games each week. Maokai has fought alongside Annie in 276 recent, competitive games. By pooling so much accurate data directly from the creators of League, we are sure that we can present to you robust, insightful builds to help Maokai play with Annie. It is relatively rare for Maokai to play alongside Annie as teammates. This pairing has only occurred in approx. 1.5% of games with Maokai.

Maokai Annie Synergy Summary

Maokai does a average job of teaming up with Annie. Normally, he wins an acceptable 50.7% of the time the champs try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to win more matches as Maokai when playing with Annie by learning how to better synergize your tactics with her, then dig into the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Maokai Annie Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Maokai Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceThornmailBulwark of the MountainShard of True Ice

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot 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

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Maokai's passive ability p
Maokai q ability q
Maokai w ability w
Maokai e ability e
Maokai's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Maokai and Annie

Tips for Playing as Maokai with Annie

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 Understand How Annie Will Play

Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.

Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.

Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.

Maokai Annie Synergy Stats

Maokai Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Annie Image
2.8
< Kills >
2.7
6.5
< Deaths >
6.3
12.4
< Assists >
11.3
0.54
< Killing Sprees >
0.55
49
< Minions Killed >
51
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,472
< Physical Damage >
1,439
14,388
< Magic Damage >
14,163
1,042
< True Damage >
1,007
16,904
< Damage Dealt >
16,610
26,171
< Damage Taken >
25,641
8,991
< Gold Earned >
8,730
1.42
< Towers >
1.26
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,920
< Total Healing >
6,661
11,670
< Experience >
11,343
42
< Vision Score >
40
18
< Wards Placed >
17
437
< Time Dealing CC >
425

How to Play with Annie as Maokai in LoL

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

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

When Maokai plays on the same team as Annie, he observes a small increase in his full damage output. This may signal that Annie supports by providing protection for him to deal more damage or that her support also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Maokai is played alongside Annie on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Annie.

Additionally, when Maokai plays with Annie on the same side, he often takes a little more damage than when he plays alone. Getting dealt more damage could indicate that Annie does a poor job of protecting Maokai during team fights.

Synergies between Maokai and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Maokai with Annie
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Maokai
Annie
Synergy

Is Maokai better when played alongside Annie?

There is no perfect companion for Maokai that will no matter what be his #1 ally. Yet, Annie is a decent companion for Maokai. By being on the same side as Maokai, she improves their win rate by 1.0% to 50.7%. This demonstrates that there is pretty good bond between Maokai and Annie that results in them performing better together than alone.

Annie has a greater difficulty than Maokai. That means Maokai players need to be careful when finding Annie comrades to fight alongside, as they will need a greater level of skill to play well with you.

Fighting alongside, Maokai players will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to deal magic damage. When paired, these champions can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.

Although, by pairing Maokai and Annie together, you may not be granting your other allies a lot of AD. Plan to pick other champs on your team that offsets this hole in their potential.

Regardless of your Annie ally's ability, you need to focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Maokai Players

How We Calculated Our Maokai Annie Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Maokai and Annie, we analyzed 276 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 Maokai with Annie 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Maokai to work well with Annie during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League games, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this champion pairing. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly.

The best finished items to include in your Maokai and Annie synergy build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Fimbulwinter. When Maokai used at least these three great items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting alongside Annie than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Maokai boasted an average winrate of 50.7% helping carry Annie with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against your oponents, you should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for this team composition, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 50.7% win rate overall.

If you want to get Maokai and Annie synergy tips and builds for a a particular division, feel free to select one from the selection menu displayed above. By default, the stats and tips and suggestions shown are computed using all matches run with these champions.