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Maokai Counter Stats

Maokai Counters
Top Lane
Ranked #23 out of 65 in Top Discover all Top champions who counter Maokai. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Maokai in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Maokai Data for all roles taken from 70,810 matches.
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Top Lane (67%) Maokai Top Lane Counters: 47,193 matches, 53 counter champions

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Tips Against Maokai in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

I Am Goliath says “Similar to most tanks for Urgot, scaling matchup where you can't do too much to punish him early, I recommend building Cull on first back. Once you have Black Cleaver you can start to extended fight him more, once you get death's dance as well you should just destroy him.”
GoliathGames' Ultimate Guide to Urgot (1M+ Mastery Points) by I Am Goliath | Urgot Player
YoungTact says “Rush execs and build MR if their team has more ap. Play around his mana bar when looking for trades because his abilities cost him a lot. Your W doesn't work on his W. Remeber that his Q outranges yours so be cautious. Vid here:”
Pathetic Singed says “Singed really struggles with killing Maokai, as do all champions. If you fling him he'll just W Q you and win the trade, he has super high sustain so whittling him down isn't an option, his R allows him to be relevant in teamfights even if you fling him away from your team. Your W cancels his W.”
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Rhoku says “TL;DR - EASY LANE. DON’T TAKE BAD TRADES. DONT GET CHEESED BY SAPLINGS. TRY TO WIN TRADES HARD BECAUSE OF HIS SUSTAIN. CLEAVER IF BEHIND(somehow). CONQUEROR/PHASE RUSH BOTH WORK. Even if you miss ALL of your abilities and just auto attack him, you will probably kill him. He is very shit at extended fights. A Maokai will be looking to safely farm with his abilities and keep trades with you short, damaging you a little and then disengaging, with him healing off of his passive later. Just don’t leave yourself in a position where he can easily knock you back without you retaliating. Q spam poke him off of minions. If he roots you in order to dodge the Q, just W/E him in order to stop him from escaping. If possible, time your E/W (whichever one is left) same time as his knock back so the slow lets you catch up. Maokai is VERY GOOD at setting up ganks.”
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PH45 says “Can be semi-difficult to kill as he has built in sustain and he can just Q you if you try to jump on him. After 6 and with a couple items he shouldn't be a problem to you though. Bork is good buy against him.”
lol Wero says “Free Lane: Build Executioner Calling and use your Shapesplitter (W) on the bushes when he throws his Sapling Toss (E).”
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Defensivity1 says “Similair to playing against gankplank, avoid the bushes and avoid trading with him level 3-5. Cpot and Dshield are both fine.”
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Drake6401 says “This is a pesky laner because of his sustain and CC. He's very good at buzzing you off every time you want to fight and is amazing at setting you up for his jungler to gank. The best way to beat this lane is treat it like most tank matchups and zone him off the wave by establishing early kill pressure. Because of how easy he makes ganks to be, heavy warding is recommended and pray you are on blue side of the map because it's harder to gank than red side. Later in the game, you will want to invest in a Mortal reminder if he's an issue in fights.”
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LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “Maokai is a pretty big threat to Thresh. He won't die after getting one item, can hard cc you more than you can hard cc him, and does more damage than you think. Bully him early but you won't be able to touch him later on. Go for a tanky build with CDR. A good Thresh is more useful than a good Maokai.”
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qasddsa says “Remember to not get into melee range and build a Blade of the Ruined King against him. I recommend taking either Press the Attack, Conqueror, or Lethal Tempo.”
Raen says “Farm up and then split. Wits End, Mercury and healing reduction recommended vs Maokai.”
RTO says “He struggles to trade with you at level 3 and for the rest of the game you should be able to press your dominance. Shove lanes because he is really bad under tower. ”
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The_Unf0rgiv3n says “This guy has quite a lot of self sustain and high base damage and in about 7-8 min, he can get pretty tanky. Try to harass with nados and trade him more after completing PD.”
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Persicum777 says “his passive sucks, its awesome when he engages on your cause you can q combo then use e to reengage for another q combo and burst him hard dont do bush combos cause his minions can stack up dont engage or put yourself in a situation where he can engage you without having your passive out, if his ult is a problem qss is fine to grab here.”
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ak521 says “Not a contender! Difficult to kill, but he'll only want to group, so all you have to do is split and hope your team plays it safe. Stacks health so great ultimate candidate.”
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Anoying bro5 says “More of an annoying match up. You can parry his Q and his E to stun him. Beware of ganks often as Maokai is easy to assist his jungle. Maokai is fairly easy to kill early if you play around his grasp proc and stuns. After he gets bramble, just focus on farming and possibly freezing to get your jungle to secure the kill.”
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iZeal says “Run him down, only use your Q once you have a couple of bleed stacks on him already or else he will W to avoid it. W or E his Q so he can't disengage. Be wary of ganks as this is pretty much the only way for Mao to "win" this lane. His teamfight impact is huge however, so hope that your botlane did not int. DBlade, Mercs/Phage”
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PH45 says “He will sustain a lot in lane but also runs out of mana extremely quick early on. Poke with Q and save your E2 for after he has used his Q. Keep vision up since Maokai has a ton of CC so he can setup ganks quite easily.”
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Justkb says “Poke with auto's and run him down at level 3.if he dodges your Q with his E, press ghost and end him. if you get far enough ahead you can easily 2v1 the jungler as Moakai becomes a stacking tool.”
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iZeal says “Very mana hungry early so you can just permapush him in and there is little he can do. Later on he becomes much harder to deal with since he shrugs off your damage with his passive sustain and has insane teamfighting capabilities. Be aware that his W can dodge your Q3 easily and his Q can displace your knock up sweet spot. Once he has bramble trading becomes more difficult, so you might want to just push him into tower so he has to exhaust his mana if you can't fight him anymore.”
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Rhoku says “Similar to any tank matchup, you just crush him. Bonus points if you Ult him as he ults as this will basically just make his ultimate meaningless. Not that you need to. He stands no chance ever. He is good at sustaining through his passive and cheesing damage through his saplings but when the cards are on the table, he can't stand up to you. Rylai into Lyandries and then just kill him over and over again.”
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LoLReal says “Very easy lane. Cannot trade with us at any point in the game.”
LoLReal says “Easy match up. If he tries to trade with W + Q and walks away, pull him back in and punish hard.”
Ravenborne says “Ever since the Bami change and the Mana increase on Darius, it is really hard to kill him. He is way too tanky and you are forced to go Trinity Force in order to keep trading because you run out of Mana quicker. Black Cleaver does not really work here as you will run out of Mana too quickly during Lane Phase, but it'll be good out of Laning Phase. Do not stand close to tower as he can Q you into tower and then R for a easy kill. You can also get easily ganked so watch out for that. I'd say just keep pressure on him so he can't TP gank and play for farm.”
[10.16] Ravenborn's Darius Guide by Ravenborne | Darius Player
Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “Not played very often, but is an issue when going against him. He builds tank which makes him impossible to kill solo. Also, his R roots you and every team member around you, making it easier for him to kill you.”
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Phrxshn says “This is a fair match-up for Warwick so not too hard nor too easy. Dodge his Bramble Smash(Q) by avoiding the front of Maokai. Avoid his Sapling Toss(E) as it deals "Maximum Health Percentage". Dodge or get out of range of Nature's Grasp(R) to avoid snare. (Outscaling Edge: Warwick) (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined King, Mercury's Treads) (Primal Howl or Infinite Duress prevent Maokai from casting Twisted Advance or his snare) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Warwick)”
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ERNESTSAURUS says “CONQUEROR SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS OR CULL + POT = Maokai is one of the easiest matchups for Nasus, remember Nasus was used in WORLDS by Longzhu Gaming as a COUNTERPICK against FNATIC Maokai last pick, Longzhu was able to win the game with a clear Top lane advantage as Nasus was 2/0/0 even . This is one of the most realistic lanes that you can ever have as a tiny threat to Nasus. Maokai simply lacks of Mana sustain and Damage to outpoke Nasus, farm behind your minions and look to predict his Q to reduce his damage and once you get lvl 6 and Sheen he can't stop you unless he has his jungler but with the Conqueror setup, you can pretty much do 1v2's. Later on to the game you should have kills from laning phase and look to either teamfight if the enemy team has little CC, or look to setup a splitpush in case they have a lot of CC. This lane you will only lose it if you are either trolling or you got permaganked.”
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chrisorion says “Can be annoying due to him having a lot of sustain in his kit. He shouldn't be able to kill you unless you get hit by his Q a lot. Parry his W or his R. Avoid brushes if he throws saplings in it. Go Manamune if he goes Bramble Vest and Ninja Tabi.”
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Phrxshn says “This is a fair match-up for Maokai so not too hard nor too easy. Dodge his Bramble Smash(Q) by avoiding the front of Maokai. Avoid his Sapling Toss(E) as it deals "Maximum Health Percentage". Dodge or get out of range of Nature's Grasp(R) to avoid snare. (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Recommended Items: Abyssal Mask, Adaptive Helm) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even)”
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Twist21 says “Maokai is one of the tanks that is killable for you in the late game if you itemize properly but for the most part you will have to play for tp roams aswell as against any tank matchup.Standard runes for this one.”
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Spligam3r says “Will cc you until your ult runs out or you die. Also has very good healing, and takes very little damage. Farm lane.”
top is high impact XD says “hes a real scary tree person, hes hard to kill and does magic dmg, once you get botrk you should beat him but if he gets too far ahead your screwed”
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StrikeX114 says “Maokai's threat is primarily through his Twisted Advance (W) and his ultimate due to the engage potential they provide. Flash when necessary to avoid being set up.”
mscocca says “Maokai is going to abuse and get you out of the bushes where you should be staying the most during the laning phase. He's probably the best tank in the game so it will be very hard to win the lane and give your lead from the Top Lane.”
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Unishamaani says “you are great against squishy people who dont have tenacity.”
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Twist21 says “In this matchup you need to go blackcleaver and bork.Do not walk into the toplane bushes so you avoid his e and you should win.”
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Bombabo says “Maokai won't beat you in damage, but he will likely win a war of attrition. Keep in mind that each of your passive procs will lower the cooldown of his passive healing, making him hard to kill. In laning phase, He will likely play passively and keep his health topped off, until his jungler comes”
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wallobear53 says “Maokai will plant his E saplings in the lane brushes and the river brushes both as a way to provide vision as well as allow him to avoid gank due to the E slow. Be careful about them and let your Jungler know about their location beforehand. Maokai can tank up a lot of damage and then heal it back up with his Passive. Rely on your Auto-Attacks for damage and make sure you go for short trades and don’t give him enough time to heal a lot of health with his Passive. After his first back, take a good look at which item he has taken as it can allow him to win extended skirmishes with ease. If he all-ins you, CC him immediately and then back off after landing whatever amount of return damage which you can possibly land. ”
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I Am Goliath says “Another favored matchup for you atleast in lane just because your W and poking abilites are so good against tanks and champions that can't get to you, the only thing Maokai can do to get onto you is W which then you can just E away and keep on kiting him.”
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laoshin3v3 says “Conqueror or Klepto Maokai's Q,W and R are very easy to react to just parry one of the spells and stun him.”
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SkellyBirb says “Tanky, Sustain, and Crowd Control. You can poke him and he doesn't have much kill potential, but he isn't easy to kill.”
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AWierdShoe says “Position your blade, make 1-2 empowered Q auto’s and apply your grasp whenever it’s up, and back out, and repeat. You’re simply so much stronger all early levels than he is, abuse it to the max with short trades. The only thing you should be careful about is taking longer trades inside a minion wave, since he can lock you down for a long time with W + Q, while healing himself up with the passive. So keep short trading him down for every CS he goes for until he’s low enough for you to all in him. ”
ImVoxxX says “this champ tank alot of damage after the first 2 or 3 items, so bully him on the early game and try not to be ganked”
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ShiningShen says “Posiada duży sustain ale nie jest w stanie cię zabić jeśli zagrasz poprawnie.”
ClanBlade says “In theory he should counter you as his W makes you hard to Q him but his early game is garbage as he need items to scale and suffers from mana problems, abuse this to win the early game but beware, he outscales you hard. ”
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Urgotem says “Refer to Match Up Section”
Urgodzilla says “Very annoying passive. In my opinion Maokai is actually the only tank who can win against Urgot: each shotgun will reduce his passive cooldown and even healing reduction will not help you. If he builds Thornmail or at least Bramble vest he will most likely win 1v1. Sounds weird but trust me.”
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Fiora Pogjet says “Maokai doesnt have much damage and in the early game you can outtrade him very easy. You can predict his Q with prarry which isn't that hard but you can also prarry his W if he goes for a trade which should be easy. At lvl 6 u have more pressure on him and can kill him easily.”
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Ashookaa says “dont et him get on u just poke poke and push lane but over ward ward riven and bushes and enemy red or blue”
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Kujis says “U need to snowball this lane early because he will just outscale you. If u cant kill him just buy tiamat, push lane and roam other lanes.”
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NullPC says “Annoying unkillable tree that will make supression look like soft cc. Overall his sustanin makes your poke negligable and is super tanky, watch out for ganks and only go for all ins when hes low on mana”
A comprehensive guide to Urgot top by NullPC | Urgot Player
LeSocair says “Just abuse the Klepto on him and do the same as with Malphite. If you W his stun correctly, you'll get easy trades off of him.”
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ModxLoL says “Despite what every other low elo Riven main claims, Riven actually beats Maokai in lane when played correctly. The most important thing is to not get knocked back by his Q when you're trading with him WHILE YOUR SHIELD IS NOT UP. His Q and W are what you have to watch out for in this matchup. It's why W into 3rd Q is a really important combo in this matchup. If you don't 3rd Q immediately after your W, then he can use either his W to cancel the damage and knock up(which means another auto) of your 3rd Q, or he can knock you out of your animation with Q and disengage.”
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E_IS_POWER says “Minor: There is little kill pressure from the opponent in this lane. More information found below.”
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EntxRecoil says “Conqueror or Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. The biggest thing about maokai matchup is sticking onto him with his ways of disengaging with his Q. Maokai can actually cancel tryndamere's spin with his Q knockup if he times it correctly, so you need to always look to start trades with an auto attack or wait until he q's minions to look to spin on him. Make sure that if you are doing an extended trade that you move your character in between auto attacks to stay between maokai and his escape path (usually his turret.) Maokai wants to take short trades with you, but Tryndamere wants the long trades. So make sure when you pressure him that you are manipulating your wave so that it is in a position where you have plenty of room to run him down. When you dive a Maokai after getting him low enough, make sure that you save your spin to stick onto him rather then just for damage. Always start a dive off with an auto attack if its possible that way you can save your spin to better stick onto your opponent. In the mid-late game Maokai gets really tanky, but on the splitpush if he is overextended past his turret you can still run him down. Maokai usually won't have enough damage to threaten a 1v1 solo kill against tryndamere. If you cannot dive maokai, use your mobility to outrotate him and look for spots to flank his team after pushing him in.”
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Dantheman81 says “Maokai isn't too difficult to lane against. He has to get close to you to attack and his saplings got nerfed so don't do nearly as much damage. He will eventually become extremely tanky and have an unreasonable amount of cc so if you get ahead don't get cocky.”
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Alan234 says “Go PTA and attack speed. Maokai just sort of w's you and you die. Dont go close to bushes because of his e (unless early game to zone him away). Dont go for harass when he wants to cs with his q (you will probably get hit by it). Look at their junglers pathing because maos gank setup is crazy. If mao all ins without his jungler commit with ignite and try to kill him (doable with agressive build and PTA). Be alpha”
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Theknight31 says “Actually maokai is a very good champ he is a tank and he do some damage you need to dont die on your lane and roam for gain an advantage and try to kill all the enemies for being fed and end. Dont be aggressive in lane and dont stay always in the same bush because is e counter you”
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Xplor says “I played a few times against Maokai on top lane as Yorick and probably is one of the easiest games. As Yorick, you should never have a problem to take him down, but don't go under his turret as he can root you in place and you will easily die then.”
Darrkescru says “Eu geralmente uso colheita contra ele, builda ap normal sempre puna ele dando AA + Q e tenta ao maximo desviar do Q dele, de forma geral e uma lane facil pois ele não tem dano pra te matar e vai buildar tank, pusha a wave rapido e tenta ajudar seu jg se ele ficar jogando safe”
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SpedIsOn says “Annoying Tanks but you can win fights, be wary of jglers”
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Angela du Seithr says “Malgré l'énorme puissance de Maokai ces derniers temps et sa tenue de lane extrêmement puissante, il souffre de sa haute base de points de vie face à Lillia. Certes il favorise les ganks, mais il n'a que très peu de chances de pouvoir gagner un 1v1 si vous vous positionnez correctement, même une fois le Casque Adptatif complété.”
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Alzeidx says “He struggles to trade with you at level 3 and for the rest of the game you should be able to press your dominance. Shove lanes because he is really bad under tower.”
Delvoid says “Hes a tree set him on fire.. if only it was that simple. Rush morelo and punish him early game. He has alot of CC and healing be careful of this and ensure you have the correct vision”
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Crixaliz says “Don't get poked by his saplings and you can easy farm up.”
SpyDaFX says “Annoying, stay away from bushes, look for an all in before level 6. your conqueror gives you alot of advantage against him so play around it. go Conqueror”
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Delvoid says “Play aggressive early so hes unable to sustain. Or wait for jungle ganks and all in with your ulti. Buy healing reduction ”
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WayOfTheTempesst says “Impossible to lose 1v1 to him since conqueror makes it so you always win early against tanks. E away when his aftershock is about to proc on you to avoid extra damage he does with it. Windwall his Es and stay away from the bushes so his saplings don't chunk you. Post 6 save windwall for his ulti. Only dangerous thing in this matchup is his gank setup due to his pt click hard cc. Make sure you know where jungler is before you go on him and the matchup is free.”
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iTzToniOP says “Same as Malphite, maybe theres a chance of killing him before he gets his first tanky item.”
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Nabura says “Only way he ever gets anything done is if he calls for ganks constantly, be careful to not take free poke as losing this matchup should be embarrassing.”
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ForOrion says “The Tree is a force of nature a shark can't really compete with. Early is possible, but overall just dont get into this matchup without understanding you'll be in the dirt under your tower if he gets ahead. His early is somewhat strong, but your damage can out trade enough to secure a execute once you reach 6.”
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Dedrick says “The never ending fight.”
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MateuszNH says “Skill matchup in his favour. On highest elo he is almost unbeatable for you but without as much pressure to deny your CS as extreme thread champs, In lower ones you can all in him lvls 1-3 and you should be fine after 6 if he doesn't stack too much armour or buy black cleaver (don't do it if no one else is tanky though). Avoid trades in lvls 4-5, his Q is too strong punishment. Try to jump on him with E everytime he uses Q, otherwise he can use it to disengage(if he doesn't just melt him and it's free game), try to bait him away from bushes and do get yourself cheesed into them by his Q. Keep good vision because he set up ganks extremely good. Buy executioner”
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ACE4291 says “cant do much to you. bully him without taking alot of aggro from minions. ”
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Scoothare says “You should win this lane. When his little treefriends run at you, just run away. You can easily bait them. Save your shield for his untargatable dash thing.”
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report singed ty says “Boring lane because you're never going to kill him and he's never going to kill you. You can just proxy farm laning phase and neither of you are going to come out on top unless he's bad. I marked it as easy because as long as you don't try anything stupid you won't lose.”
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gladiatorrr4 says “Take care on his Saplings in bushes. Try to poke him in early. Safe up your E for his W-dash.”
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HIGH TEST TOP88 says “Nuclear bomb for enemy backline, weark earlygame and doesnt really armorstack as well as ornn or malphite. Use your W only if he cant W you to dodge it and its ez. Buy executioners eventually. Take MR.”
Sq_09 says “Yery tanky. Kitable in lane but be careful of his W. Can't solokill him in later laning. Kiteable in lategame. ”
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WatchersGrim says “Mao is a great tank jungler with lots of cc, though can not withstand a lot of dps as he doesnt have high burst to boot in his kit. So take action on cd's and fight him with items.”
SabinX says “Wukong pressed E, he presses Q. Wukong gets damaged, Maokai flexes lvl 5.”
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Kingarthur720 says “maokai isnt too big of a threat as are most tanks but he does have the cc in his kit to make your life miserable if you arent careful. Hes more of a MR tank than armour but can easily transition into armour if necesary. Build LDR and BC after RFC and PD. Yuoll be able to kill him easier that way”
MizuPiku says “Very easy Grasp Procs”
Shoqi says “Contra Maokai é apenas quem consegue ficar com mais CS na frente, sempre economizando Mana e setando Gank pro próprio JG. Caso não faço burrada, é tranquilo.”
VIP Titan says “Honestly, with you maxing E first than Q. Maokai is no threats at all and just waited to be killed in lane. Only things to remember is to dodge his Q and thats the only burst and don't stand to close. You rather let it slow you than knocks up for one second. ”
ShaharKarisi says “Maokai's CC capabilities counter Shyvana's kit but with Legend: Tenacity and the help of a jungler early on you can turn the odds.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Maokai is really annoying for yasuo, he can cancel your Q with his or dodge it with your W which snares you. Try to stay away from the bushes because most likely he will have put 1 or 2 of his E's in there. Early game is the time to try and trade with him to make an all-in possible bit later. If he gets too tanky i would suggest go for a bork it will help you take bad trades and kill him too. Also his R is blockable with your W. Freeze against him because he is a tank and he ain't gonna win extended trades.”
Subject3 says “just build wits end and you should be able to deal with him super easily.”
Tahm Kench Top / Bait and Kill by Subject3 | Tahm Kench Player
Captain Dantems says “Pokea ele e toma cuidado com ganks, além de ele ter bastante vida.”
Como ser o próximo Rei do Barril (1 Milhão de maestria) by Captain Dantems | Gangplank Player
Vodka4Gaben says “You have too much healing, just rush black cleaver and he will never kill you.”
[10.11] ILLAOI S10 GUIDE - THE QUEEN OF TOP LANE by Vodka4Gaben | Illaoi Player
Discord Rengar Mains says “You can't kill him, he can't kill you, but he scales pretty well and his CC is kind of nuts. He can set up ganks decently well too, and if you are not careful he can whittle you down without you even noticing. He is also kind of annoying because of his empowered E on bushes, which means that you might eat free (if not crippling) poke for trying to abuse your strengths. That's not to say lane is hopeless however; far from it. You can deal with him easily at levels 3-5 and if you get a kill or two he will never be able to do anything to you on his own. The only real problem is that, if the lane goes even, he will just facetank everything you have because of armor and his passive, which means that trying to kill him on your own is a complete waste of each other's time. To try and get a lead, get charges early, begin poking him down, and at levels 2 to 3 you can try to go for the kill if he is around 50% HP and you have ignite. You can save up W for his Q damage, it will reduce most of it without issue and if he isn't careful he will run out of mana fast trying to bring you down. BotRK + BC makes this matchup considerably easier, if only because you will hurt him enough to reconsider (if he didn't get bramble vest, ofc). Ignite and TP are both valid options, but don't get the former if you think you won't be able to kill him for whatever reason early game. Conqueror is the way to go, it just allows you to fight him at any time without issue.”
Rengar Mains Community Guide ft. ScrubNoob, CallMeExiled, P1 by Discord Rengar Mains | Rengar Player
CounterBlad3 says “No threat in lane, but will be more useful than you in teamfights if you aren't ahead ”
Top Lane Domination with Darius [10.10] by CounterBlad3 | Darius Player
NaCLBait says “Don't charge your q when he has w or is in range for q. Just farm and outscale him.”
Revamped Sion Top Guide by NaCLBait | Sion Player
Itreallyhim says “Read Mundo. Boring lane, You probably won't kill him, Just ignore him and farm. If hes on your carry, Reverse rake him away.”
itreallyhim's Mordekaiser Guide! [100% Matchups] by Itreallyhim | Mordekaiser Player
Rivenetto says “Make sure you get executioners in laning phase.Dont go into bushes and dont fight him after level 3,try to get level 6 first and all in him.After that u cant really kill him,similar to Ornn matchup.Use ur wave clear advantage and roam on other lanes.”
Riven is counter to next adc buffs by Rivenetto | Riven Player
LycheeMochigome says “walking sandbag, just q and outtrade when he tries to cs”
Skaarl Champion Guide, (and his mount Kled) by LycheeMochigome | Kled Player
The Ryann Kingg says “Tanks do really badly against Conqueror Shyvanna, they just don't have the damage to beat your sustain. So you should be able to beat Maokai no problem. ”
TOP Shyvanna Korean Build(Conqueror) by The Ryann Kingg | Shyvana Player
Asoreth says “Shen is bad against ability casters, Maokai is one. Play passively, look for plays you can do with your ultimate around the map.”
Shen, Eye of Twilight - How to DESTROY Top/Bot! by Asoreth | Shen Player
AkaiAsura says “Like Malphite, Maokai isn't really trouble in lane, but in the same way, if you can't manage the lane, he can beat you during trades because of his healing.”
[10.9] Gangplank "Got every angle covered." by AkaiAsura | Gangplank Player
Erenando says “Stack. Tree is falling sooner or later. You won't really kill him, but he will also not be able to kill you once you got spirit visage. Once again feel blessed Summoner.”
OnePunchDog by Erenando | Nasus Player
Anyerlaw says “Match up difícil, tankea se cura y encima te estará pokeando con los pimpoyos. Curate con tu pasiva y farmea.”
Guia en Español de Fiora OTP (Season 10) by Anyerlaw | Fiora Player
wolfclaw3812 says “Maokai can shrug off most of your damage, even at the early levels. The amount of healing and CC he has is enough to kill you many times over. On-hit or tank. ”
Every One's a Treasure by wolfclaw3812 | Teemo Player
HDlucky says “Try to avoid fighting against him near bushes because is e gets impowerd when it thrown in the bush.”
Cats4lyfe123 says “Maokai is very tanky and has a lot of sustain. He can chase after you very easily and still do a lot of damage to you if you W. Keep your distance and ask for ganks.”
AP Bruiser Akali Top by Cats4lyfe123 | Akali Player
Rusty Toplaner says “Win: Will add more info later”
[10.9] The Grand Duelist - Guide by Rusty Toplaner | Fiora Player
hephephepeEPEPE says “Take conqueror and you can all in him this is very boring lane since you cant kill him after his second back neither he can kill you so basically jungler wins this matchup”
Epic Singed Guide by hephephepeEPEPE | Singed Player
AkenoSenpai says “Maokai isn't really able to fight Irelia as she out dpses him and also has the sustain to heal throught maokai's poke. There is not much to say about this match up really.”
S10 Irelia guide by AkenoSenpai | Irelia Player
Nerkas says “The most boring lane ever. He will outheal everyone in the late game, just like Mundo. Both of you don't have kill pressure on lane, tho”
Swain, The Ultimate Teamfight Carry in 9.19 by Nerkas | Swain Player
lugzinho says “The invulnerabilty is kinda cancerous but he can still get pulled by your Q while on his W The Grievous Wounds buff also made this matchup better since he doesn't get much healing from his passive. If it gets too tanky to the point he wins fights, just push the leane and look for roams with your R or TP (if you brought it)”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “You should be able to win this lane since you can out sustain him during the laning phase and poke him out of lane. Be careful for ganks and pushing up too far as his CC can kill you when paired with a jungler. Don't try to flay him when he uses his W as it makes him untargetable and you will just waste your mana and cooldown. Late game he will be very tanky so you are probably not going to be able to kill him late game so just focus on squishier targets and stick to your team.”
Thresh Top : How To Play, How to Win!!! by Thr3shPrinc3 | Thresh Player
6MillionBreads says “He doesn't really have kill pressure on you at any point, you can't kill him either because of his passive and Grasp sustain. Just focus on efficient farming and wait for ganks or just roam. You outclass him in teamfights imo”
Zac, The Globular God (Off-Meta Top/Support guide) by 6MillionBreads | Zac Player
The Lost Drawing says “Muy molesto pero matable. Aplica la mima que a Garen y a Kled”
Poppy la Carry by The Lost Drawing | Poppy Player
Pedrokis says “Não é um tank tão chato de se jogar contra que nem o Malphite. / O maior problema dele é a cura; recomendo buildar Chamado do Carrasco e Cutelo Negro de first e tomar cuidado com os ganks do jungler inimigo, visto que o Maokai tem um tanto bom de CC.”
Aatrox Brabo do Pedrokis by Pedrokis | Aatrox Player
Braddik says “Small window pre-6 where you can maybe kill him if he has zero tank items. His cc however is super annoying you'll never catch him, and his life steal keeps him healthy. ”
Joaking says “He seems easy, but he's really strong. Don't underestimate maokai. Long trades are better against him.”
Ultimate Riven guide: How to climb elo by Joaking | Riven Player
TheBiskoppen says “Like all other tanks Maokai will out scale, get a exe or bramble west early and you should be able to duel him till around level 13.”
Crazy Crocman (Low Elo Match ups get gold+ ez pz) by TheBiskoppen | Renekton Player
NoxianBlood says “Maokai is a sustained tank but you can easily out trade him every time just get some magic resist, and stun him with few knock-ups and don't make him root you and Q you, he can interrupt your channel, and watch out for late game he will incredibly out sustain you but overall Maokai doesn't really pare well against Sion, so if you play this correctly you should win.”
Sion Guide by NoxianBlood | Sion Player
fatmale69 says “maokai slaps everyones ass unless its another one of his kind. teamtrees”
secret maokai power by fatmale69 | Maokai Player
TheRevenantsHand says “Besides the fact he refuses to die, Maokai isn't to be that scared of. That out of the way, don't just let your guard down against this tree. He'll do quite some damage early, and will heal a lot. To kill him better, Cut Down should defeat him good. Morellonomicon and Liandry's should end him. Ult him only after he ults.”
[10.6] Mordekaiser lane bully *Crush and Enthrall* IN DEPTH by TheRevenantsHand | Mordekaiser Player
ChocoChurro says “He can not disengage as easy as Zac, but can interrupt your Q + AA + W combo by CC'ing you, and he has a lot of sustain.”
Tahm Kench vs the World by ChocoChurro | Tahm Kench Player
ozmankaan says “Another unkillable, bt he cant kill u too. just farm calmly till 6 n get BC as soon as possible, he is doable then, he is easy to trade against just hard to kill coz too tanky, u will win lane easy.”
The Almighty Urgot by ozmankaan | Urgot Player
STIERNACKENTYP says “This Matchup is usually ok since u can freefarm. If he plays well with his jungler, you will have a tough lane since they can always dive u for free.”
[10.6] Cometplank by STIERNACKENTYP | Gangplank Player
Split King says “You probably won't kill him if he just stacks tank stats, but he really can't kill you either in 1v1's. Maokai can, however, lock you down, and will often do so combined with a gank. This matchup is mostly about avoiding ganks. ”
Split King: Control Mage Teemo by Split King | Teemo Player
xxskipskipxx says “Try to dodge his Q by dashing to the sides! He sustains more than you can harm him try to farm and shove the wave and look for roams!”
(DIA)Riven Top 9.22 GUIDE [Matchups incl.]Testing season 10 by xxskipskipxx | Riven Player
feederfromelohell says “Don't even need Lumberjack. If you still lost to him refund the champion.”
The Strategically Minded Sion AKA Reddits Inting Sion by feederfromelohell | Sion Player
Big Belly Bop says “You will need to keep away from bushes and get wards out ASAP. Maokai doesn't have lots of damage in his kit but he does have CC, which is a jungler's favorite thing. People love to camp this ol' guy due to his Slow, Root, Snare, Knockup, etc. Poke him early on and be ready to have a tent set up! Flash + TP, Corrupting Potion, Sustain rune page. You can trade out Bloodline for Tenacity if you prefer.”
[10.3] Only Senna Top's TOP LANE Senna IN DEPTH GUIDE by Big Belly Bop | Senna Player
ExfIamed says “So basically our "juggernaut" ( juggernauts are suppose to beat tanks btw) gets one shotted by maokai at pretty much every stage of the game regardless of how far behind he is and how ahead you are, but you can in laning phase once you get cleaver and executioners MAYBE beat him in a fight. Pack a lunch though cause you'll be at it for a couple days.”
ExflamedMMask's Indepth Climbing Guide for Garen in S10 by ExfIamed | Garen Player
9690 says “Very easy lane. Cannot trade with us at any point in the game.”
Mordekaiser [V10.4] Speed (Movement Speed + Attackspeed) by 9690 | Mordekaiser Player
Loevely says “I see this champ so little that I honestly have no clue how good he is. Conq / Fleet / Grasp and beat his ass. Get grievous wounds early to stop his healing. ”
(10.3) In-Depth Rengar Top Guide by Loevely | Rengar Player
Corin_devaliere says “a lot of magic damage, be aware he easily can cancel your ultimate”
Crushing Top and Support with SHEN (CHECK THE RUNES) by Corin_devaliere | Shen Player
KonataPro90 says “Very annoying to play againt”
Neeko Top WIP by KonataPro90 | Neeko Player
ENX Kai says “Troll pick SEASON 10, welcome to the deforestation.”
oscarlotus says “Your worst matchup by far. If he lands his W on you once you will 100% lose the trade no matter the level. He even wins over you early game by that point you know its a losing matchup.”
The most Annoying Teemo Builds possible :) by oscarlotus | Teemo Player
mightydylan101 says “Maokai is a rarely seen champ but he is more now then the past few months. Be sure to just outfarm and outscale him because if you get caught too close he can combo you and easily dominate lane if you dont stay back.”
[10.1] Top Low Elo Stomper by mightydylan101 | Teemo Player
ProgettoYorick says “I have practically no more than 2 games against maokai, but I can tell you that its damage is zero against you want, in this case you will be the bullies of corisa OTP tip: prioritize the farm, don't waste resources hitting it.”
DerpzGG says “Annoying but, you win all-ins.”
Darius Guide S10 by DerpzGG | Darius Player
AlienMV says “While by himself he is not threatening, he has significant CC for ganks. Be sure to ward up and be wary if he starts running towards you.”
Kayle I Guess by AlienMV | Kayle Player
Rime101 says “free lane, take cull”
[9.23] Rime's Ultimate Kennen Guide - KENNEN OTP by Rime101 | Kennen Player
Mr. Nyahr says “Don't let him root you and combo, and be mindful of where he throws saplings.”
[9.23] By Wing and Blade - Kayle Top Guide by Mr. Nyahr | Kayle Player
ryzetrox says “Impossible to kill. Tiamat, bc and roam. He doesnt do damage but neither do you against him.”
picklehater77 says “Once he gets his hands on his first health item, you won't be killing him, just play safe, farm up, roam when you can. ”
Bajnok says “Don't get near bushes. Simply farm lane. Try to poke him and get him in the early. Take teleport in this case or ignite if you are sure about you gonna kill him during the early game.”
[9.23] The Unstoppable Spear (Not finished) by Bajnok | Pantheon Player
ChrisPs says “After the recent patch he has become a braindead spammer to be honest , try to play safe and ask for help if needed .”
Orn Guide Top/Support by ChrisPs | Ornn Player
Hamstertamer says “Tank matchup = free stacks.”
The meme lord - with detailed matchups by Hamstertamer | Nasus Player
Atlascrower says “Maokai can reset you poke with his Passive, has tons of cc, but early mana-problems. Its not difficult for you to get into the Game, but you cant kill him. Be aware of Ganks, His CC is enough for you.”
Oh Captain my Captain! by Atlascrower | Gangplank Player
ineptpineapple says “Easy peasy he does little dmg and is bad early game and is melee everything you need to be successful.”
Agro Lissandra top lane S9 by ineptpineapple | Lissandra Player
Pacal Votan says “He has a good sustain and a nice combo, but its not enough to kill you. just ignore him and farm.”
[9.21] Nasus The Chase One by Pacal Votan | Nasus Player
Guantecillo says “Mucho CC pero carece de daño, sólo kiteando puedes ganarle.”
Guía de Teemo en español (En proceso) by Guantecillo | Teemo Player
AsomeSonic says “he's not a mjor threat but prob beats you more than even in lane, just his passive keeps him up on you, your much better after lane in team fights, his w goes through your w”
Poppy, Keeper of the Hammer by AsomeSonic | Poppy Player
SummonedLight says “Can go either way. Most likely you will win though.”
From Toxic to Nuclear A Gold's Guild to Singed. by SummonedLight | Singed Player
Rhinoface says “You just win at every stage in the game. Morello and you're fine”
400k Mastery Mordekaiser Top/Mid/ADC ALL MATCHUPS by Rhinoface | Mordekaiser Player
EpicDan01 says “His damage is very low and our cleavers can chunk him for good damage. Try not to dive him as he has good peel and can let the turret kill you for him.”
Dr Mundo Top Guide - Run Them Down + Matchups by EpicDan01 | Dr. Mundo Player
Poppu says “He heals alot, strong CC, AP, and tanky-ish. Even match up IMO, play for the team. Disengage him from backline. Stack Grasp as much as you can.”
[Patch 9.19] In-Depth Guide For Poppy Top! by Poppu | Poppy Player
Aizo says “If for whatever reason you are in a blind pick game and the .00001% chance that both toplaners pick maokai, watch out, its probably me you're up against and I don't suffer any fools when it comes to maokai top dittos.”
CHALLENGER Maokai Top OTP Guide by Aizo | Maokai Player
CrimsonAngel1 says “Maokai has 0 kill pressure, Abuse that.”
Aa Guide Aabout Aatrox. Aatrox Guide. by CrimsonAngel1 | Aatrox Player
Petethebossch says “You outscale after 6 but watch for ganks due to his heavy cc. Also gankable”
9.17 Split-push Nasus by Petethebossch | Nasus Player
Lynboe says “Maokai ne peut pas vous approcher. Et si vous gérez votre vague de sbires correctement il se fera sévèrement punir s'il essaye de farm, le Doran’s shield rendra ses trade insignifiants, les bottes de Mercure sont également très efficaces face à cet Arbre. Essayez de freeze la vague de sbires proche de votre tourelle afin de l’empêcher de faire faire quoi que ce soit. ”
TheOsKaRoO says “You outscale him with your passive heal, however chasing him is really painful due to his stuns and slows.”
CARNAGE UPON THEM // Plat+ Aatrox Top Tank Hybrid Tactic by TheOsKaRoO | Aatrox Player
Jnewbringspain says “I hate this guy. His tankiness and sustain is simply too great. He still manages to do damage without any items, so just get out of his way and try your best to farm.”
Top Jax - Fear The Walking Eggplant! by Jnewbringspain | Jax Player
messketchup says “Similar to Malphite: he has a good engage for ganks and teamfights. His sustain could help him but it should be pretty a straight forward lane.”
Sonny2o9 says “He doesn't have enough damage to kill you. Be careful as he can dodge your damage with his twisted advance (w). Trade with autos and q until you can one shot him. Free kill if he doesn't have flash. Remember you can Combo through his twisted advance and ultimate to escape a gank or to all in him. ”
[9.16] Sonny2o9's Ultimate Top AD Jarvan IV Guide by Sonny2o9 | Jarvan IV Player
Devitt45 says “Maokai is a tank, and doesn't do enough damage to Garen that he can't heal through his passive. Just farm, you will eventually be able to kill him.”
Crit Master Garen Carry Guide by Devitt45 | Garen Player
Zestysquid says “You probably won't kill him ever unless he jumps into your boxes early on. If it happens later in the game he'll usually survive even 4+ boxes. His Q can knock back boxes and briefly stun them. Best option in this lane is to push him into tower and try to kill the jungle if they gank.”
The Chad Clown - 1 mil+ Point AP Shaco 1 Trick by Zestysquid | Shaco Player
Prince Afghan says “Maokai will be very difficult to kill but also does next to no damage as you can sustain almost all of it back up. Just focus on warding and not dying to ganks and you will be set.”
The Complete Season 9 Yorick Guide (UPDATED Patch 9.14) by Prince Afghan | Yorick Player
M2 Jizu says “Aunque el Maokai vaya full tanque, comprate resistencia mágica, revisa el equipo enemigo para ver si necesitas las Botas de Mercurio, si ves que las necesitas compralas en el primer back.”
Bombabo says “Maokai will most likely play passive and ask for lots of ganks. Don't overcommit on him unless you know you're alone, in which case you can kill him fairly easily.”
The Darkin Chad (WIP) by Bombabo | Aatrox Player
mahlightning says “Why is talking tree listed as enemy”
Squawk 2 The Electric Boogaloo by mahlightning | Swain Player
veroverse says “This guy sucks. CC is your enemy as Urgot, as you can't walk around them to proc passive. Additionally, his W can make him immune to your R.”
RainbowNova says “Maokai isn't annoying against Tankmo. If he uses his passive on you while you have Thornmail, the healing will be demolished. His abilities aren't that annoying, they're more cc-based than damage based.”
Lil Tidepod says “Maokai is really tanky, and his passive can turn the tides of a lot of fights, as the heal he gets from it is insane, but he really shouldn't be a threat to you without his jungler. He simply doesn't do enough damage. His W makes your Q easily avoidable, as he goes untargetable when he uses it and he'll root you when he gets to you, but good timing will allow you to hit the majority of Q's. ”
Another Corpse for the Pile | Sion Build Guide by Lil Tidepod | Sion Player
Kaydo says “Hard win against tanks. Not much to say.”
Unbench the Fish by Kaydo | Tahm Kench Player
TechnoRenekton says “Go for trades, don't forget about his healing .”
"Welcome the havoc!" [9.10] by TechnoRenekton | Renekton Player
DrMoneybags says “Maokai does pretty solid damage, but after his non-stop nerfs after his rework he's not much of a threat if you play well. He's only as much of a threat as his jungler is, so be sure to ward efficiently against ganks. Cleaver+Mortal Reminder+BotRK will help you fight him when he stacks HP and armor lategame.”
Arcthunder says “See Malphite, except insert tree instead of rock.”
Big Boy Matty D says “He pretty much can't kill you unless he has help. You have a few windows to kill him before he gets too tanky, at level 3, 6 and when you complete Trinity Force. Try to engage when he uses abilities to waveclear. If you can't kill him look to push up and roam using your ultimate.”
FULL CLAP MALPHITE by Big Boy Matty D | Malphite Player
Qubert64 says “Longest fight in the history of fights. Run klepto and laugh when neither of you die.”
Shen 9.10 S9 (Chapters Coming Soon) by Qubert64 | Shen Player
The_CuItivator says “Another tank another win. If he Ws you, he dead. But can easily create ganks for the jg so watch out a bit. ”
The Punisher- Solo Beast Darius by The_CuItivator | Darius Player
Zdenster says “Take Klepto or Conqueror. Rush Merc's Treads, then Sheen.”
TheNinjaRoid says “Can't really kill him early, unless you get ahead. He's fairly tanky, and he as good sustain. Ask for ganks to get kills. Mercury Treads and Sheen and you'll be mostly fine.”
Ultimate Nasus Guide from a Nasus OTP - Patch 9.9 by TheNinjaRoid | Nasus Player
MediocrePolk says “the heal is a problem, D blade start”
Rengar Top by MediocrePolk | Rengar Player
LosAngeloser says “He can do nothing to you. Take clepto and farm.”
Tankplank TOP (9.8) by LosAngeloser | Gangplank Player
ElleryTheViking says “Pretty boring match-up. Two tanks bludgeoning it out. He wont ever solo kill you though. Q W E spam can definitely do some work, but with his cc and passive he's pretty hard to actually put down. Best bet is when he overextends post 6 is to ghost ult and all in him. ”
Godlaf in the Top Lane (9.7) by ElleryTheViking | Olaf Player
SynergyXO says “dodge q, watch bushes he throws his Es into. and you can take ignite to stop his healing when all inning him.”
Masters Experience, Tryndamere Build Guide + Top Lane match by SynergyXO | Tryndamere Player
E61K says “Make sure to keep pressuring him since he has very good sustain in lane. Other than that it's important that you Q him instantly after you pull him otherwise he will just dodge it.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Tanky, Sustain, CC heavy. Weaknesses: Predictable CC, Sustain matched, Out-scaled. There was once a time where Maokai was a menace in the top lane, but now that time has passed. He is a much easier matchup than he once was considering you match him in terms of sustain and He’s a tank and you’re Fiora. You should be able to handle him throughout the early game if you do not feed him as you will scale much harder than he does. You can riposte his bramble smash and his root to get a free stun off and same applies with his ultimate. His sustain does make it difficult to all-in him so you are essentially focusing on farming and gaining items where your passive begins to shred him and the HP he is starting to build. Also, he shouldn’t be able to match you in a split push later in the game as if that needed to be stated any more.”
(9.5) Talent, Honor, and Discipline! Swift's Fiora Guide by SwiftOblivion | Fiora Player
Funkihunter says “Not too much of a problem. His passive healing can become an issue. Instead of building Sunfire Cape as 1st or 2nd item, swap it out for Morellonomicon.”
Burn Build Phoenix Udyr by Funkihunter | Udyr Player
Sion says “Farm lane, he outscales. ROAM. ROAM. ROAAAAM.”
Low-elo stomper AD Sion by Sion | Sion Player
Moccamasterpro says “Pre-6 he cant trade you. after 6 all his abilities are shit, because they all include cc. an easy lane.”
BeastKing says “If you lose this matchup maybe illaoi isn't the champ for you.”
Nagakabouros gives free wins by BeastKing | Illaoi Player
Proxxecube says “Tree, also known as Groot, can be slightly dangerous as his sustain from cannibalism can make him a pain to push out. But, he is a tank, and you can simply shred down his enormous health and resistance pool.”
A Mad Lad's Guide to Fiora by Proxxecube | Fiora Player
Predederp says “Very tanky, stay away from bushes and bully early”
Lose your VirJhinity with Jhin Top by Predederp | Jhin Player
Cro The Maestro says “passive champ, cant bully him, out farm him”
Going Deep by Cro The Maestro | Kled Player
Tvoi_clop says “Основная проблема Маокая это его пассивка. Старайтесь харасить его как можно больше с помощью вихрей. НИКОГДА НЕ ПОДХОДИТЕ К КУСТАМ! НИКОГДА! ”
Русский гайд на Ясуо by Tvoi_clop | Yasuo Player
Trixelkour says “Counters you with more health and sustain than ever. Rush Adaptive and Merc threads to survive. Get Ghost and Flash just to play it safe. Makes you very susceptible to ganks. Don't even think about solo killing him, you have to be extremely ahead.”
Demon Birb of Zaun by Trixelkour | Swain Player
raelkuN says “-Cant trade close range -Good CC -High Sustain”
Toplane Urgot S9 by raelkuN | Urgot Player
E61K says “Avoid face-checking bushes and save your windwall for his ultimate. As with almost every super tank you fight PD>BORK>IE.”
undeadsoldiers says “Maokai - Conqueror Early items (in order) - Tiamat, Mercs, Phage - NO all in lvl 1-2 (even if passive stacked) - Play safe in lane (avoid trades) - Stay away from the bushes where he hides his saplings and never faceheck them when entering lane (he can early cheese you by rushing to lane and filling a bush with saplings) - NO all in alone until Trinity - He can dodge your ult with his burrow - Ult cooldown: 120/100/80 ”
Zachlikespizza says “He is very similar to Malphite except he is very spooky early. Maokai brings a very suprising amount of consistent damage early game and may be able to out play you by w'ing through your q's. Always be on guard against him and keep an eye out for the enemy jungler.”
The Fallen Glory, Aatrox by Zachlikespizza | Aatrox Player
Testqment says “Champs like Maokai or Mundo are no problems. You can trade them almost every time and just one shot them.”
Riven Guide [Toplane] (S9) by Testqment | Riven Player
Mouadyam says “another tank to dunk, just be careful as he can lock you down for a jungle gank, easy lane overall”
TakeLPlease says “Maokai has tons of armor and health late game. Use their health and armor early game as an advantage. Late game will be hard to take them down. They will also deal lots of damage if you don't take them out early game, so beware. Also be careful of his exploding minions as it does massive tons of damage and keep you out of brushes.”
iam colorblind says “Easy to play against. Just make sure dont get stunned under turret! Diving him is a No-Go!”
Jax 1v9 in Preseason! 8.24/8.25 by iam colorblind | Jax Player
FlakNShrapnel says “He can be a pain with his cc and slows, but you outdamage him, so if he ever goes in on your just lick him and you win.”
Lick 'em good by FlakNShrapnel | Tahm Kench Player
Skullsunderer says “His CC can screw you and make very vulnerable to ganks and being chain CC'd. ”
S8 Guide to Darius. Rule the Top Lane [W/ Match ups] by Skullsunderer | Darius Player
MrPuggles says “Just stay away from bushes. Evil saplings. EVIL.”
[8.23]Cho'Gath - A Guide For Bronze/Silver (Updated) by MrPuggles | Cho'Gath Player
Lvl 100 Trunks says “Healing is strong when you try to fight him, he will CC, jungle ganks are always there.”
Wuking - The King Of Top Lane by Lvl 100 Trunks | Wukong Player
OrangeBeard says “He cant do much to you, because he cant build against your e true damage and slows so just max that and rush frozen gauntlet and he cant escape you”
Yoyoyo [Season 9 Skarner Top] by OrangeBeard | Skarner Player
FrAGfOrEvErr says “don't let him outpoke u and u should be fine”
Riven Guide [8.23] by FrAGfOrEvErr | Riven Player
leonardojgl says “Muita Cura , Muito Dano(Só no incio) , Muito Tank , Voce faz Literalmente consquinhas nele ”
Olaf vs Full Tank by leonardojgl | Olaf Player
JefferXpr3ss says “Currently Testing...”
JefferXpr3ss's Guide to Ornn Top by JefferXpr3ss | Ornn Player
Dacnomaniak says “Now that he doesn't do percentage health damage with his W theres not much he can do against you. His sustain is annoying but just try to out push him in lane to win.”
The One True Hero (S8 Poppy) by Dacnomaniak | Poppy Player
thedunkening111 says “He's not too bad. Can get tanky, but always killable. Even if zenith blade puts you behind him, he'll still be able to knock you away with how his own Q works. Look for long trades, and all in him when he is in lethal and can be bursted. Take Conqueror”
galvapheonix says “ Maokai isn't too difficult to lane against. He has to get close to you to attack and his saplings got nerfed so don't do nearly as much damage. He will eventually become extremely tanky and have an unreasonable amount of cc so if you get ahead don't get cocky.”
Whack Em Dead by galvapheonix | Yorick Player
Cyti says “Very even match up, since you cannot kill him but mid-late game, he can kill you. His passive makes his laning very easy against Veigar and so you should not poke him. Focus on getting cs instead. ”
Thoir says “Maokai is one of the easiest match up for Irelia. You can zone him from the farm and try to push the first wave and the first minion of the second wave to get a fast level 2 and kill him.”
IN PROGRESS by Thoir | Irelia Player

Bottom Lane (24%) Maokai Bottom Lane Counters: 17,199 matches, 31 counter champions

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Profesor APH. says “you can run away from his ult but he can easilly catch you but his w when im playing vs aphelios on support i like to pick him”
[10.19] BEST GUIDE FOR APHELIOS - SEASON 10 by Profesor APH. | Aphelios Player
yers says “Thick and he's going to make facechecking uncomfortable. Most you can do is play for earlygame and try to kill him then. Otherwise it will require your support to pitch in a lot of effort to take him down as well.”
yer's Recommended botlane by yers | Syndra Player
Terrific says “Just obnoxious and annoying. Care for his W and plants in bushes. They do annoying amount of damage. His W is very dangerous because he will be able to position himself behind you and Q you towards his ADC. punish him for having cooldown and his melee range.”
CALSHARKY says “Super aids unkillable if you dont punish him early. Lose axes to his gapcloser also.”
LupinTheCat says “Trees are so weak, it's hilarious how bad they are, unlike ivern this guy is useless, stay away from bushes”
Soraka's hurricane. god bless the ds by LupinTheCat | Soraka Player
XtrassXio says “Maokai can use his ult. (His ult is to call Mao Zedong back to life. Stop him before he gets lvl.6”
Eccentricks says “The buffs to his ult litterally change nothing, this champ is still trash after his rework way back when, and Rito will never change a thing... ”
Some Basic Thoughts on Twitch by Eccentricks | Twitch Player

In the Jungle (7%) Maokai In the Jungle Counters: 5,216 matches, 38 counter champions

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nZk01 says “this guy needs 2 minutes to do a buff.”
Eagzey says “Get your head in his jungle.”
Polarshift says “Abuse him early, he should never be able to kill you if you trade well. You won't be able to kill him when he gets a bit more tanky.”
[10.19] WARWICK THE UNCAGED WRATH [JG/TOP] [VERY IN-DEPTH] by Polarshift | Warwick Player
Udyr uber says “Só invadir antes de fechar tabi e titã ardente. Navalha Sangrenta+Mercúrio+Guinsoo”
O Poder do Xamã - Udyr Jungle BR - 10.18 by Udyr uber | Udyr Player
ChaseMorePlz says “Useless without his team, not much of a threat at all. However he can interrupt your Q, be mindful of that.”
[10.19] IN-DEPTH Vi Combo Jungle Guide! [YOUTUBE EDITION] by ChaseMorePlz | Vi Player
ChaseMorePlz says “He gets very tanky so a smart playstyle and Bloodrazor can counter him pretty hard.”
(10.19) IN-DEPTH Jax Jungle Guide! [YOUTUBE EDITION] by ChaseMorePlz | Jax Player
Aas112mm says “When you are a assasin but Armor and MR said NO.”
Ap Malphite Jungle Guide by Aas112mm | Malphite Player
Suseri says “Similar to Mundo but he has some hard CC which can make it hard to trade once you have some items you destroy him.”
[S10] The Best Master Yi Guide by Suseri | Master Yi Player
Snap0ner says “Skill matchup. An smart Maokai will ward his jungle, and ask for help when he is countered so they destroy you in 2v1 with his CC. When invading, avoid taking common paths, and going 1v1 him isn't a good idea if he has everything up. Focus on feeding your lanes and securing all drakes. Since his ganks are epicly strong earlygame due to jump-stun, make sure your lanes are warded so enemy jungle is, so your allies can predict his ganks.”
A Simple Shaco Guide To Climp low elo 10.16 by Snap0ner | Shaco Player
Hide on Nidalee says “Like the others Tiny Threats, Just invade and destroy him. A Morellonomicon isn't a bad idea”
10.14 jungle Nidalee guide by Hide on Nidalee | Nidalee Player
GinWinsky says “Tanks are useless against this build.”
Fabosch is Love says “You have better 1v1. He can regenerate fine, but you can use him to go on backline and doing lot of damage.”
Sett Jungle, The Guide. by Fabosch is Love | Sett Player
The Top Bear says “This guy is annoying to kill, and can deal a surprising amount of early damage. I would be careful when invading and try to ward up his jungle. However, you still need to try and kill him in the jungle. Just watch out for his untargetability.”
I Will Guide You - Extensive Guide to Nida in EVERY ROLE by The Top Bear | Nidalee Player
0kruemlmonster says “Annoying CC, but otherwise not a real threat.”
[s10] a Master Yi Jungle Guide by 0kruemlmonster | Master Yi Player
oddloop says “he go hhrrrrrrrnggg bichh slap one shotted lol ”
DIAMOND MASTER YI MAIN GUIDE by oddloop | Master Yi Player
shaundasschaf says “Can't fight you. Still a strong tank and don't clump together because of his Ult.”
Master Yi Jungle Guide by shaundasschaf | Master Yi Player
McDank says “The tankier he gets, the more you can steal.”
THE TRUNDLE BUNDLE [Jungle, Top, and Support] by McDank | Trundle Player
Mr. Nyahr says “Similar to Gragas, but you can't dodge his snare. Try not to walk into brush that you think he's stacked his pods in.”
[9.23] Snowballing Your Team - Nunu Jungle Guide by Mr. Nyahr | Nunu & Willump Player
Yuki H. says “Most of his damage is magic damage, and he has plenty of cc which makes it really hard for Graves to duel him. However, his clear speed isn't the best, and it is very easy to counter jungle him to set him further and further behind in xp, where eventually you will be able to 1v1 him. Executioner's is a good purchase into him.”
[9.21] The Return of the Jungle King by Yuki H. | Graves Player
csmt says “go mercs and more tanky approch early”
Basic Udyr jungle guide by csmt | Udyr Player
Jadiac5 says “hard to play against just dont 1v1 until lv6 and youre fine.”
The Back To Spawn Edition by Jadiac5 | Evelynn Player
LixoPanado says “Same as zac, has same dueling abilities and a way to counter your ulti.”
Nunu&Willump Jungle | Super Tank [9.13] by LixoPanado | Nunu & Willump Player
lolWillieP says “a living meme. just invade him lol”
[9.12] WillieP's Challenger Udyr Guide by lolWillieP | Udyr Player
BigBadVoodo says “No way he can beat us early, abuse him as much as possible. Pretty easy in all stages of the game.”
Most Viable Shaco builds (BIG UPDATES IN PROGRESS!) by BigBadVoodo | Shaco Player
WiskeyANDGin says “easy kill, cant do much about you, but it can escape easly, ult when he ults like a grabcloser”
Kayn builds by WiskeyANDGin | Kayn Player
xTheUnlimited says “Rarely seen in the jungle, but if, he wont be a big threat to you. Hes pretty tanky, yes, but so are you. Your ganks, your CC and your 1v1 potential are way bigger than his. In a 1v1 you should still take care off his healing, because that may cause you some problems. ”
[9.6] Sejuani Jungle - We fight while cowards talk ! by xTheUnlimited | Sejuani Player
OmnimX says “He is so tanky, you may not be able to kill him solo, but his damage output isnt impressive.”
Evelynn: The Taste Of Their Pain (In-Depth) by OmnimX | Evelynn Player
Optimal Pancake says “With help, his cc is a huge problem. By himself, easy target.”
[9.3] A very ok guide to Kayn by Optimal Pancake | Kayn Player
ElementressX says “Maokai is tanky and difficult to fight. Try not to duel him for too long because he can sustain long enough for his teammates to come assist.”
Top/Jung Don't call me Fathands by ElementressX | Vi Player
Violzandre says “This Isn't a real threat but he has a lot of cc and a great healing, a good tank, you can't kill him in early if you're alone, and in late it will be difficult, if you only want to gank and farm in early and midgame, you'll be fine. It's very good in the teamfights, be careful with that, and if he's with a teammate, they can easily kill you if they find you in your jungle.”
[8.24] My Dear High Damage Shyvana (Irregular playing style) by Violzandre | Shyvana Player
Predated01 says “Top laner in the jungle LUL easy invade.”
Season 9 Diamond Nidalee Guide by Predated01 | Nidalee Player
Corvux says “Do to the fact that this champion can make use of your brush benefits: Sapling Toss: Saplings placed in brush will increase their damage and slow effects.”
Ivern JG S9 by Corvux | Ivern Player
IceBrittle says “Pretty hard to kill because of his passive, and deals some dmg thanks to HP scaling on skills”
BloooodTV says “His ganks arent as powerful as yours, he doesn't have a gap closer and can only run with his R.”
[8.24] "Will you prove worthy?" Kayn Build Guide by BloooodTV | Kayn Player
Exhiled says “After the rework he is more broken with his ultimate root being very annoying, don't fight him in tight spaces and buy sweeper or ward to not get cheesed by his saplings. ”
(8.24) Form before strength. [Pre-Season 9] by Exhiled | Master Yi Player
Staszko says “maybe he wont counerjungle you on early, but he easily can kill you if you are not playing safe”
junglekaiser and reasons why it doesnt suck as much by Staszko | Mordekaiser Player

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