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  • #85 RoXoQ

    faasdgadfhdaf

  • #71 ttocss

    wow

  • #67 iGoDisorder

    I'd personally take Sunfire instead of Frozen Heart just for the extra damage and waveclear, plus you already have the Randuins actives and passive.

  • #75 crs_saintvicious
    Quote from iGoDisorder »

    I'd personally take Sunfire instead of Frozen Heart just for the extra damage and waveclear, plus you already have the Randuins actives and passive.

    frozen heart is king cdr plus mana

  • #65 AxelVolos

    i want a better build for maokai....that can do dmg and be tanky...but what is his core items??????

     

  • #80 cst600

    Maokai doesn't require a lot of damage,since he has pretty strong base damage with his E and Q. In addition,since Maokai has one of the most dreadful mana problems,one or two Mana(or Mana Regen) items are essential. If you really wish to build damage,I suggest Spectral Wraiths instead of Ancient Golem. Even though he will lose some tankiness,some Spell Vamp shall give him extra sustain in the Jungle,and it will sometimes give Maokai a lot of health after a long duration of his ultimate. The next item is a bit risky,but is worth it if you are really ahead. Try Rylai's Crystal Scepter instead of Randuin's Omen. I must warn you losing Randuin's,you will lose a bit of armor(but you will have Frozen Heart so..). However,Rylai's passive ability can slow people just as good as Randuins with Maokai's ultimate. While you will deal a lot more damage with 80 AP. However,in conclusion,I don't suggest Maokai with no more than ONE offense items(that might be too much too). Maokai was designed to be a CCing monster who can grab attention of the enemy while having great sustain with his passive(while his allies are casting all their kits). Therefore,tankiness is the best route possible for Maokai. I play Maokai with Spirit of the Ancient Golem.Mobility Boots(Alacrity),Spitit Visage,Sunfire Cape,Rylai's Crystal Scepter,and Frozen Heart. I usually reach full build by late game,since Maokai has an excellent wave clear after early game(a nightmare),and his banks never fail unless you or your laner is out of position. My Maokai deals great amount of damage while CCing the heck out of people with my Rylais and abilities combo. Also,Maokai's E and Q scales very well to late game,but they have somewhat meager AP ratios,so rushing Deathcap will not work very well.

  • #63 Dizim

    I love this build but I have a question. Is building Maokai full tank like amumu viable or is he more worth it to build support in lower or higher elos?

  • #64 tanzorbarbarian

    Tanky MaoMao is best MaoMao. This build is focused more on team coordination and optimizing mechanics like you'd see in higher elo or tournament play, but I'm of the opinion that flat-out beefcake is best for soloqueue. 

    I start machete-5 and don't recall until i can get my spirit stone and possibly boots. After that, the build depends on how the game progresses. NEVER get merc treads, as the Golem stone will give you the tenacity you need while Mobi boots give you the much-needed movespeed for gap closing. 

    My endgame usually consists of SotAG, Mobi Boots, Sunfire, either Frozen Heart or Iceborn Guantlet (again, read the situation), Randuin's, and an Abyssal Scepter. You put out significant sustain damage with the Sunfire/Abyssal combo while hulking out super hard with all the health and resistances. You job is to be as big a disruption as possbile for the enemy while your team picks them off. 

    Mao was one of the first few champs I learned how to play and remains my go-to jungler in all situations. If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

  • #62 maLiT

    I like the build a lot and I'm sure when I try it out it will be effective, but what's with the sightstone? I've never thought of wards for a jungler being useful, unless you need to avoid invades, in which case you can get one on its own, may I suggest some damage instead such as a frozen mallet or perhaps rod of ages?

    This is of course jusy my opinion, but I just wanted to make that little suggestion.

  • #60 hew0001

    i think the runes are wrong 

     

  • #61 maLiT

    No they're not. He doesn't build any ad or ap so he will need something to help him jungling such as attack speed and movement for ganks. Same with the masteries, the extra ad would help more than ap when in the jungle.

  • #76 crs_saintvicious
    Quote from maLiT »

    No they're not. He doesn't build any ad or ap so he will need something to help him jungling such as attack speed and movement for ganks. Same with the masteries, the extra ad would help more than ap when in the jungle.

    attack speed to proc your passive more and clear faster

  • #59 hew0001

    hi

     

  • #58 reutis

    The mastery build is not correct.

    Check page 5:
    9 points in offense and this is what he wrote:
    You're the teams tank, so its obvious that you should be going 21 in defense for that extra survivability and tankiness. With 9 in utility for extra mana, and longer lasting buffs for your jungle ganks, and clearing.

  • #54 zomb0rz
    Why not get the magic pen mastery instead of arm pen??
  • #51 polparty

    You have a point in Summoner's Wrath mastery despite not having any of the correspondent summoners, also the starting items consist of machete + 6(??) pots.
    A small error :)

     

  • #52 LiQuiD112

    you're right, fixed

     

  • #50 LiQuiD112

    Masteries and items updated

    Last edited by LiQuiD112: 1/8/2013 12:13:43 AM
  • #45 Snailed

    Man this build really pokes.. I hate it.. You do no damage with this build at all. It's really really bad.

    This is the worst build ever for Mao.

    My build is 100% better than this anytime. You want to know how to build a real pro build on Maokai, message me and I'll let you know my secrets...

    This is pretty pathetic for a Pro's website.

  • #49 Vemmon

    Oh tell me how you use rod of ages on maokai, maokai is supposed to have no damage  because he is maybe one of the best initiators in the game , he just need to have sustain so he can have his ultimate on untill he dies, if you want dps in jungle take trynda or master yi, Im sick of this maokai is a tank 

    Maokai's role is to help every lane because of his ganks he just gank and give some kills to each lane, he never takes kills for himself ,

    Anyway on topic , i prefer maxing W Cause it increased the time of the bind much

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