Maokai Build Guide

Chu's AP Maokai Build

Updated 5 years ago
Skill Order
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[highlight]This is not my guide.[/highlight] I don't own Maokai, I just saw this post on the forums and wanted to post the guide here for the next time I get the chance to play with Maokai. I took the items, summoner spells and mastery suggestions straight from the post, but there was no skill order listed, so I just made my best guess as to the best order. [highlight]Here is a copypaste of the OP: [/highlight] not bad blacklancer, but you have long way to go, my son. This is how I did it, and probably how you should to maximize Moekai's cuteness. 1. Learn your combo. Using your spells in succession to maximize your burst potential and achieve increased accuracy with sapling is one thing, but you MUST understand approximately HOW MUCH DAMAGE you can do at each levels. This concept not only applies to Moekai, but to every hero in general. You have sick sick burst damage as Moekai, abuse it! 2. Magic Pen. You need to penetrate enemy holes, you have one of the highest base damage in the game. Take 10 Mpen from runes, and build sorc boots for total of 30 magic pen (I used to have dilemma of choosing between merc and sorc boots since tenacity is a necessity in most games, but the latest patch fixed this problem! Grab one of them tenacity gears later on). This is more than enough for entire game in most games, then you can work on an abbysal scepter later on if you feel the need for more penetration. Haunting guise is an option too, but you need this early for max value and its usually an overkill. Other runes are optional, but IMO movespeed quints are must. Check out my deadwood runepage. 3. Trinity Force. There is one item and only one you need on Moekai. I've experimented with many builds, still am, but every single one of them includes triforce and for a good reason. It basically adds EVERYTHING YOU NEED to look cute as Moekai. Gives you movespeed (so good), extra burst damage, much needed attackspeed to make better use of your passive in intense teamfights, and slow procs for better chasing. All in one item. Fkin smart. Follow these 3 easy steps and you'll be carrying them nubsie pubsies with ease. As for specific item builds, there are several that have very high winning rate for maximum bi-winning. I will introduce two. 1) regrowth + pot philo + boots (+ 1 or 2 heart of rice if you have good start) sorc + sheen triforce miracle banshee (or abyssal if it seems necessary) rylai + deathcap (you can skip rylai if you need other item, but its exceptionally good) This build is really good against AP heavy, burst damage reliant compositions. You'll end up with shtload of HP and you'll be healing like crazy and do sick damage. So sick. Add in a frozen hurt or zhonya hour if AD heroes are giving you trouble. 2) mana crystral + 2 pots catalist sorc boots rod of ages sheen deathcap + triforce (order depends on how much you are owning, get cap if you taking sht on their chests, otherwise triforce first) banshee ap tenacity thingy win the game This is the build I'm currently using in my 2000+ elo games and its as good, or better than build no.1 in almost any situation. This is a lot stronger than build no.1 in terms of raw damage, but does require more solid early game. So I recommend this build AFTER trying out the previous one. For masteries, use 0/9/21 with strength of spirit, and take ignite/flash as summoners. I don't think there is an alternative, this is as optimal as it gets for Moekai. I solo in all my games, fast leveling is essential for max effectiveness of your burst. Wow I ended up writing a fkin guide, I might as well copy paste this in guide forum later on for justice zzzz. Hope this helps you much mindwave, and my son blacklancer, and all Moekai lovers. <3

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