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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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