Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.
When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.
Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.
Maokai's passive makes him extremely durable against focus fire from spells - so long as he can still basic attack something.
Try looking for flanks or other situations where Nature's Grasp is unavoidable or takes enemies by surprise.
Saplings can be tossed into brush for empowered effect - but don't stack well.
The Zac 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, Zac sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Maokai. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This drop shows that Maokai helps Zac perform not as well in competitive League matches. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.
When Zac is an ally to Maokai, he observes a small increase in his full damage dealt. This change could indicate that Maokai provides protection for him to dish out more damage or that his participation also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Zac is played alongside Maokai on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays without Maokai. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Maokai.
Additionally, when Zac plays with Maokai on the same team, he usually receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage could mean that Maokai does a poor job of covering Zac in team fights.
There is no universally accepted best synergy for Zac that will no matter what be his top synergy. However, overall, Maokai is a decent ally for Zac. By playing on the same team as Zac, he improves their win rate by 1.4% to 53.2%. This demonstrates that there is a good strategic relationship between Zac and Maokai that allows them to perform better together than without each other.
Maokai has a much lower diffuclty than Zac. That means Zac players don't need to be very careful when enlisting Maokai comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a much lower level of skill to be able to do well with you.
Playing on the same side, Zac players will likely witness an overall large increase in your team’s ability to tank a lot of damage. Together, these champions might be able to provide enough cover for their team's carries.
In contrast, by grouping Zac and Maokai together, you probably will not be providing your team enough sustained damage output. Make sure to include other champs on your team that nullifies this relative hole in this pairing's capabilities.
Regardless of the ability of your Maokai teammate, you need to focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.
If you would like to truly master Zac to pair well with Maokai during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends matches, you should continue reading to pick up some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly.
The top finished items to use in your Zac and Maokai synergy build consist of Spirit Visage, Sunfire Aegis, and Jak'Sho, The Protean. When Zac combined at least these three finished items in his build, he did a lot better when paired up with Maokai than with many other common builds. In fact, Zac had an average win rate of 53.2% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Maokai with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of vanquishing your oponents, Zac players should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Cosmic Insight, and Magical Footwear runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Zac and Maokai pairings, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 53.2% winrate overall.
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