Why isn't maokai a viable support?

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Crowcide

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10-23-2012

Good team buffs, 20% damage reduction, absurd CC, good poke, free brush control.


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Wulfestopheles

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10-23-2012

Who said he wasn't?


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SorionHex

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10-23-2012

Post above me. ^


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FEMALE STREAMER

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10-23-2012

push lane with brush control
no good sustain or pre6 tanky steroid
unlike blitz cant split enemy team from eachother
mana hungry


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Dark Umbra

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10-23-2012

Hmm any champion that can still perform its basic duties while going 0 cs is a viable support. Now as to why people don't use him as a support idk maybe they want the damage to come from his too since his base is so high.


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SorionHex

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10-23-2012

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Originally Posted by lIlIlIllI View Post
push lane with brush control
no good sustain or pre6 tanky steroid
unlike blitz cant split enemy team from eachother
mana hungry
Right click initiate and knockback... Defensive ultimate... Wards tribush consistently with Saplings, saving him money for Dragon or Baron wards... Hmm.


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DjJazzman

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10-23-2012

Whoever told you that is a moron, I've played support maokai and I find him just as viable as blitz or Taric.


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KevinDelMarr

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10-23-2012

You'll run him in the same sense as Leona, a Kill Lane. Don't expect to do a whole lot outside of sapling toss or going all in. If you get ganked without vision Maokai has to sacrifice himself to save the carry, unless you can get your flashes off. No innate special tankiness, the initial assault has to be good or else you can get counter-attacked hard


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Hamilt0n

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10-23-2012

Mana hungry, even with an early philo.


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Xenolithium

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10-23-2012

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Originally Posted by Wulfestopheles View Post
Who said he wasn't?
Exactly. Who the hell said he wasn't?

Maokai is a very flexible champ. Can Jungle. Can Solo Mid. Can Solo Top/Bot.

It's just Jungle Maokai is more popular. Hell, I still go Maokai Mid to counter some AP champs.

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Originally Posted by Hamilt0n View Post
Mana hungry, even with an early philo.
Support Maokai should always get a Chalice.


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