Maokaithe Twisted Treant
The twisting magical energies unleashed by mages during the Rune Wars caused an incredible amount of devastation to the natural world. The League was established to control the use of this magic by confining it to the Fields of Justice. By limiting its use to there, they thought that they could prevent it from doing further harm to the environment. It seemed that they were successful until Maokai came into being. During a League match on The Twisted Treeline, Maokai, an ancient oak that stood above the upper jungle, spontaneously roared to life. Ripped from the natural balance by arcane forces, his sentience was forged in chaos. Before the Adjudicators of the League could step in and suppress him, he slew all six champions participating in the match. The scholars of the Arcanum Majoris took a keen interest in him, as they were eager to discover the secrets of his animation.
Maokai was furious, however. He abhorred the existence that was thrust upon him; he felt it was a corruption of nature. He learned to communicate with people in hopes of finding a way to be returned to his former, true state. Seizing the opportunity, the League offered a trade. They would research a way to revert him so long as he agreed to fight in the League of Legends. Maokai was indifferent to verdicts rendered by the League, but he was eager to punish summoners for their wanton use of magic. He agreed to the terms under one condition: once they learned how to turn him back, they would never animate another tree again. He wears a lantern on the Fields of Justice to set him apart from the other trees, and as a warning to the animals that would do him harm.
''I will use this power until I am free of it.''
- Saplings can be tossed into brush or over terrain to gain line of sight on your enemies.
- Save Vengeful Maelstrom for after your opponents have fully committed to a fight.
- Ranking up Arcane Smash and Twisted Advance gives Maokai powerful crowd control moves, while ranking up Sapling Toss will improve your damage output and ability to farm.
: Base - 18
| Per Level - 4Attack
: Base - 58
| Per Level - 3.3Critical Chance
: Base - 0
| Per Level - 0Health
: Base - 421
| Per Level - 90Health Regen
: Base - 7.25
| Per Level - 0.85Magic Resist
: Base - 30
| Per Level - 0Mana
: Base - 250
| Per Level - 46Mana Regen
: Base - 6.45
| Per Level - 0.45Move Speed
: Base - 310Range
: Base - 125
Cost: 55 Mana
Description: Maokai knocks back nearby enemies with a shockwave, dealing magic damage and slowing them.
Cost: 75/80/85/90/95 Mana
Description: Maokai dissolves into a cloud of arcane energies. He regrows near a target enemy, dealing damage and rooting it in place.
Cost: 70/80/90/100/110 Mana
Description: Maokai flings a sapling that deals area damage on impact. The sapling then wards the nearby area. When enemies approach, the sapling attacks enemies with an arcane blast.
Cost: 75 Mana, 30 Mana Per Second
Description: Maokai shields his allies by drawing power from hostile spells and attacks, reducing non-tower damage done to allied champions in the area. When Maokai ends the effect, he unleashes the absorbed energy to deal damage to enemies within the vortex.
Description: Each time a spell is cast near Maokai he draws energy from it, gaining a charge of Magical Sap. When Maokai has 5 charges his next basic attack heals him for 7% of his max HP.