Chomp is good for lowering the physical damage of enemies; try to focus it on enemy physical damage dealers.
Trundle excels at fighting within his Frozen Domain. Try to draw enemies onto it.
Use Subjugate to soften a powerful enemy tank or to create a target for your team to focus fire.
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.
The Trundle 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, Trundle sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Maokai. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This drop shows that Maokai helps Trundle perform not as well in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Trundle plays on the same team as Maokai, he sees a marginal improvement in his total damage dealt. This difference could indicate that Maokai helps provide protection for him to deal more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Trundle is played with Maokai on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Maokai.
Moreover, when Trundle plays with Maokai on the same side, he often takes a little more damage than when he fights alone. Taking more damage could indicate that Maokai does a poor job of protecting Trundle during teamfights.
There is no universally accepted best companion for Trundle that will always be his best teammate. However, Maokai is a very typical companion for Trundle. By playing on the same side as Trundle, he lowers their win rate by -0.5% to 51.1%. This proves that there is not really a strong bond between Trundle and Maokai that results in them performing worse together than alone.
Maokai has a lower difficulty than Trundle. That means you don't need to be careful when enlisting Maokai allies to fight alongside, as they will need a lower level of skill to be able to work well with you.
When playing cooperatively, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to to cover for your other teammates. Combined, these two will be a great protective duo.
In contrast, by aligning Trundle and Maokai together, you probably will not be granting your team a lot of magic damage. Make sure to bring other champs on your team that nullifies this gap in their kit.
Regardless of the skill of your Maokai teammate, you should focus on maximizing your gold income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well, regardless.
To truly master Trundle in order to pair well with Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League matches, you should continue reading to learn additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Trundle and Maokai synergy build include Divine Sunderer, Titanic Hydra, and Death's Dance. When Trundle incorporated at least these three finished items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Maokai than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Trundle had an average win rate of 51.1% helping carry Maokai with this build.
To have the highest chance of defeating your oponents, you should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Trundle and Maokai pairings, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 51.1% winrate overall.
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