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Champion Sneak Peek: Maokai, the Twisted Treant

By ByronicHero [1]

Sometimes, when you look at the League of Legends champion lineup, it's easy to feel like you've seen it all. You've seen LuxSquare light mages, RyzeSquare thorn mages, SingedSquare mad scientists, LeBlancSquare illusionists, ShenSquare ninjas, and GarenSquare warriors with gigantic Decisive Strike swords. But there's something that this next champion has that none of them do: roots. That's right, while you may have been engaged in epic, pitched battles with TrundleSquare trolls, GalioSquare gargoyles, SionSquare ogres, FiddlesticksSquare scarecrows, AlistarSquare minotaurs, AmumuSquare mummies, and mutant RammusSquare armadillos, I bet you've never had to fight a tree before! Introducing MaokaiSquare Maokai, the Twisted Treant; a groundbreaking new champion in the League of Legends whose bark may or may not be worse than his bite. You decide.

Champion Update: Maokai

By Conor 'fizzNchips' Sheehy [2]

MaokaiSquare Maokai's the latest champ to go into the champion update workshop, and has come out the other end with some fancy new bark to wear on all of his skins!

Maokai Screenshots

Just like SingedSquare Singed, Maokai's rig was in a fairly good spot while the rest of his look was a bit... well... old. So we changed it up, updating his model, textures, spell effects, and a few of his animations on his base model and each of his skins!

Midseason 2017

MaokaiSquare Maokai's getting back in touch with his roots as a vengeful nature spirit. By summoning a giant wall of Nature's Grasp roots. [3]

Sap Magic
Sap Magic

Maokai's basic attacks periodically heal him. Sap Magic 2 Sap Magic's cooldown is reduced for each spell Maokai casts or is struck by.

Bramble Smash
Bramble Smash

Maokai smashes his fist into the ground, Airborne icon knocking back nearby enemies, Slow icon slowing enemies in front of him, and damaging all affected enemies.

Twisted Advance
Twisted Advance

Maokai transforms into a moving mass of roots, dashing to and Root icon rooting his target.

Sapling Toss
Sapling Toss

Maokai flings a sapling to stand Sight icon watch over an area. Saplings chase nearby enemies, exploding if they come in contact and Slow icon slowing everything hit.

Saplings placed in brush last longer and deal additional damage over time.

Nature's Grasp
Nature's Grasp

Maokai summons a colossal wall of brambles and thorns that advances forward, Root icon rooting enemies struck. Root icon Root duration increases the farther the wall travels.


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