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How to Synergize Poppy and Maokai

based on 215 Poppy with Maokai pairs
Win Rate
44.7 %
K/D/A
2.34
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the stats from from millions of League of Legends rounds directly from Riot Games each week. Poppy has been on the same team as Maokai in 215 recently played, ranked games. By amassing so much accurate data directly from the publishers of LoL, we are confident that we can produce robust, insightful builds to help Poppy synergize with Maokai. It is very rare for Poppy to play alongside Maokai on the same side. This pairing has only happened in approximately 0.8% of games with Poppy.

Poppy Maokai Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Poppy does a pathetic job of synergizing with Maokai. On average, she wins a dismal 44.7% of games the champions play on the same team. If you want to win more matches as Poppy when fighting on the same team as Maokai by learning how to better synergize your gameplay with him, then review the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Poppy Maokai Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSheen

Core Poppy Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Thornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery CelerityWaterwalking
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Poppy's passive ability p
Poppy q ability q
Poppy w ability w
Poppy e ability e
Poppy's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Poppy and Maokai

Tips for Playing as Poppy with Maokai

Iron Ambassador tends to land near walls, try to take advantage of this with Heroic Charge.

Keeper's Verdict can be released immediately to send the enemy straight up, take advantage of this in duels.

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.

Poppy Maokai Synergy Stats

Poppy Image
Win Rate
44.7 %
VS
Win Rate
55.3 %
Maokai Image
5.7
< Kills >
5.3
6.2
< Deaths >
5.8
8.8
< Assists >
8.5
1.28
< Killing Sprees >
1.24
67
< Minions Killed >
69
1.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.92
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.44
13,952
< Physical Damage >
12,953
2,705
< Magic Damage >
2,648
1,334
< True Damage >
1,185
17,991
< Damage Dealt >
16,787
29,905
< Damage Taken >
27,843
11,022
< Gold Earned >
10,614
1.5
< Towers >
1.62
0.21
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
6,845
< Total Healing >
6,037
13,731
< Experience >
13,227
23
< Vision Score >
23
8
< Wards Placed >
8
688
< Time Dealing CC >
624

How to Play with Maokai as Poppy in LoL

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

Overall, Poppy sees a very large drop in her KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Maokai. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Maokai helps Poppy perform worse in competitive League rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Poppy tries to synergize with Maokai, she observes a sizeable uptick in her full damage output. This change could signal that Maokai helps provide cover for her to dish out more damage or that his support also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Poppy is played alongside Maokai on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when she plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that she is worse when playing alongside Maokai.

Moreover, when Poppy plays with Maokai on the same side, she usually receives more damage than when she plays alone. Getting dealt more damage may mean that Maokai does a poor job of covering Poppy during team fights.

Synergies between Poppy and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Poppy with Maokai
Poppy
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Poppy
Maokai
Synergy

Is Poppy better when played alongside Maokai?

There is no one best synergy for Poppy that will no matter what be her best teammate. Yet, overall, Maokai is a very bad ally for Poppy. By locking into the same side as Poppy, he decreases their win rate by -4.4% to 44.7%. This shows that there is a terrible bond between Poppy and Maokai that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.

Maokai has a much lower diffuclty than Poppy. That means Poppy players don't need to be careful when lining up Maokai allies to fight alongside, as they will require a much lower level of skill to play well with you.

Fighting together, you will likely witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to provide utility and CC for your side. Together, these champions should be able to manipulate the pace of team fights.

In contrast, by bringing Poppy and Maokai together, you may not be giving your team enough magical damage output. Plan to include other champs on your team that offsets this hole in this pairing's playstyle.

Regardless of your Maokai ally's ability, you need to focus on increasing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.

Additional Information for Poppy Players

How We Calculated Our Poppy Maokai Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Poppy and Maokai, we analyzed 215 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 Poppy 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Poppy to work well with Maokai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends matches, you should continue reading to master additional lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot.

The ideal finished items to include in your Poppy and Maokai synergy build consist of Divine Sunderer, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Poppy bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better as an ally of Maokai than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Poppy had an average winrate of 44.7% helping carry Maokai with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing your oponents, you should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for this team composition, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 44.7% win rate overall.

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