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Maokai·Top Build

Sap MagicP
Bramble SmashQ
Twisted AdvanceW
Sapling TossE
Nature's GraspR
Win rate51.3%
Pick rate0.3%
Ban rate0.6%
Matches1 997-
Maokai Top has a 51.3% win rate with 0.3% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked D tier. Based on our analysis of 1 997 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Maokai is Sunfire Aegis, Plated Steelcaps, Winter's Approach, Spirit Visage, and Thornmail. Most picked runes for Maokai Top are Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, and Overgrowth for primary tree, as well as Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight for secondary tree.
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Maokai Build

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 58.5% based on 188 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Grasp of the UndyingInspiration
Sunfire Aegis

Most Popular

58.5%
Grasp of the UndyingInspiration
Hollow Radiance

Highest WR

58.8%
Grasp of the UndyingSorcery
Sunfire Aegis

Alternative

53.5%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR
iconRankName

NESMONSTRO#MELÃO OTP

80.0%
iconRankName

Fütak OTP

30.0%
iconRankName

被waitinglist的肥寶寶#0927 OTP

55.6%

runes

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Inspiration
Inspiration
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Cash Back
Triple Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Jack Of All Trades
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

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SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 13 sec

Early Items

Tear of the Goddess
Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Winter's Approach

@ 19 min

Full Build

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Winter's Approach
Spirit Visage
Thornmail
Unending Despair

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

Sap Magic
Bramble Smash
Twisted Advance
Sapling Toss
Nature's Grasp
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

situational items

Frozen Heart
Abyssal Mask
Randuin's Omen
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Warmog's Armor

Maokai Matchups Overview

Maokai General information

Maokai tips and tricks

Use your Saplings Sapling TossE to scout for vision in nearby lane bushes. They will help protect you when your trinket is on cooldown.

Maokai’s Ultimate Nature's GraspR is great in team fights. Once you engage with your Ultimate Nature's GraspR, fall back and peel your carries.

You’re not at your strongest in the early game. When playing against a strong early game champion, avoid fighting them until you’ve got some items under your belt.

Maokai combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Maokai Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Maokai Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Demolish, Second Wind and Overgrowth in the primary tree, as well as Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Health Scaling in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Sunfire Aegis as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Winter's Approach. For your last 3 items, you should build Spirit Visage, Thornmail and finish with Unending Despair. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 58.5% winrate over 188 matches played.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Demolish, Second Wind and Overgrowth in the primary tree, and Manaflow Band with Transcendence in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Health Scaling, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Sunfire Aegis as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Thornmail as a third item. You want to finish the build with Frozen Heart, Unending Despair and Spirit Visage. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 53.5% win rate across 99 matches played.

Situational Maokai Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Maokai build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Maokai runes page.

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Maokai Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Maokai Top are:

Consider picking Maokai into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Maokai.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Maokai in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Maokai counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Maokai counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.