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Maokai Statistics for runystar

Author's performance with Maokai compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
17
6
Win %
59
44
Kills
2.6
3.5
Assists
8.5
9.9
Deaths
2.8
5.6
KA:D Ratio
3.9
2.4
Gold Earned
10.2K
10.7K
Creep Score
153.0
117.6
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

As a toplaner with the current meta of ganking as 4 people botlane or 3 people midlane kind of have to go with TP and flash.


You can also fake TP to the botlane tower to stop the dive or just stop the enemy jungler to go aggressive.
The main problem here is to use your teleport wisely. After first and second back you can teleport top again, dont use your TP when the minions are under the enemy tower.
Later on you should not use the TP just to go somewhere, use it to deffend tower or help your team!
Splitpushing is also a viable option.

Teleporting to the right place

Early game lane ganks with TP:
Try to teleport behind the target or atleast try to tp on key points like the way they are running to.
Make sure who is your target and show it your allies.
Communicate with your jungler to get a 2-man-gank.

Teamfighting and late game:
Take the homeguards buff as an advantage.
Focus on helping your carries.
Keep the enemy carries out of the fight by zoning them out.


New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Nowadays the masteries deal lots of damage for you. 

Just for example: Grasp of the Undying drains about 120 HP when you hit 4k HP and this triggers every 4 seconds.

Ferocity:

Line 1: Maokai does NOT need attack speed!
Line 2: For extra sustain go for Feast for pushing your allies take Expose Weaknees.
            Maokai's Q will hit multiple targets so you applied that debuff on multiple enemies at once.
Line 3: Vampirism is an scaling mastery for later on and will give you a nice sustain.

Resolve:


Line 1: 2 HP every 5 seconds sounds good BUT its not needed. Maokai gets enough HP back from Trades and skills. 
            If you hit about 300 armor you got about 203 bonus armor from items, masteries and runes. That means                   you will have more than 10 armor extra and say thanks. Same with MR.
Line 2: Tough Skin is basic attack related, take this against range. If you focus on ganking mid cause of premade or             whatever take Explorer.
Line 3: Runic Armor is massive! 
Line 4: Maokai got 23.1 Base regen on level 18 so he has about 35 (46,2 below 25% HP) with Perserverance. Choose               Insight for less TP cooldown
Line 5: Since the meta is going for tankyness you need the tenacity!
Line 6: Is there an other choice than grasp?!

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
8
10
12
13
E
2
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16
Skill Order R > Q > W > E

Leveling maokaitrunkline.png Q first is priority 1. The Q has low cooldown and by maximizing this you will have a decend amount of Damage and nice slow .... nearly 50% !.

Focus on maxing maokaiunstablegrowth.png W as second, the root duration is increasing to 2 seconds!
Saplings are vision and when the enemy is hit by its explosion say thanks to an other 50% slow.

Use your maokaidrain3.png R to stay with your carries protecting them with your other spells and reducing their damage taken by 20%.

So Jump to them with maokaiunstablegrowth.png W push them away or to your allies with maokaitrunkline.png Q and at the same time throw your friends maokaisapling2.png. It is situational if you use your Ult or not.
IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Hell yeah no mana probs at all

Core Items

    Rush this, it works well with grasp of the undying
    Upgrad cinder, swiftness for swiftness and visage for more health back. Hit to slow!
    Heavy CC or not

Situational Items

    Versus heavy AD (2k HP from items)
    Versus AD ( 2K HP from items) If you choose this one get the catalyst after Cinder
    Versus AP ( 1850 HP from Items)
    Working pretty good versus mixed damage ( 2350 HP from Items)
    Works with Mercury's Treads. NO Catalyst Passive, dont rush this item!
    This item is really underrated. This will help your allies a lot versus Ap teams!
    Never forget!
    You will easily hit the 4k HP mark so take this as opportunity!

There are a couple of ways to get your maokai equipped.


Maokai got 2102 Base HP on level 18 so focus on getting the 4k health.
Sometimes its pretty easy with scaling HP seals for example (over 215 HP on level 18 from seals).

For Example with and without Scaling HP seals against AD.

2102 Base HP + 2000 HP from Items + 2138.png (300 HP) = 4402 HP that means about 133 HP Drain from enemies with grasp of the undying.

2102 Base HP + 2000 HP from Items + 2138.png (300 HP)  + 215 HP from Seals = 4617 HP that means about 138 HP Drain from enemies with grasp of the undying.


Notice: I always refer to HP but that does NOT mean to get as much HP as possible. I take the 4K HP as mark because it is easier to calculate with and it is a realistic value.


Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Medium

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

No one will do anything, sustain versus sustain. Get some HP and you should be fine.

VS

Darius

Hard

HP and armor are really needed here. His passive is pretty strong.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

An equal enemy. You can stand in front of the minions to deny some farm or get him close to you.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

he is a poke champ so get your armor items and try not to waste too much mana with throwing your children and spamming Q

VS

Garen

Medium

Keep his passive down by hitting him and trading him. You will have a bad time with his regeneration.

VS

Irelia

Hard

Never played against irelia, she is and was really strong. true damage is always the kind of damage you dont want to get.

VS

Malphite

Easy

No problems at all, focus on farming, try to zone him away.

VS

Renekton

Hard

The meta made him strong.

VS

Riven

Hard

If you die early you get zoned. no one needs a maokai with no HP and resistance.

VS

Shen

Medium

Dont underestimate shen. he can deal a decent amount of damage.

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

Dont get eaten nor stunned. it is not worth trading.

VS

Tryndamere

Easy

He is pretty weak so pre 6 zone him at all costs. the problem is even when tryn is 0/4 he is starting to push your lane.

VS

Vladimir

Medium

You drain my HP i drain your HP! its just a back and forth. Pre 6 no problems at all.

About me Back to Top

My name is runystar, i play league since the beginning, short time after league got the name changed from clash of fates to simple "league of legends".


The current season (season 6) is one of the best i guess, i used to play support and thought i am not able to sololane some while ago. i changed my attitude and now i also moved to top and jungle. with the current items and masteries you get so many options to play your champion - whoever that is.

Notice: 

It would help me a lot if you leave a like or write a comment about this guide. Constructive critic is really appriciated
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