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Maoki, The Twisted Treant Abilities

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LgitPiezz

Senior Member

02-09-2011

Here are the Skills, Backstory. Not really confirmed though, but hella sick skills.

Backstory
It was a normal day on Twisted Treeline, with champions battling each other in the forest paths until a powerful arcane spell missed its intended target and crashed into random tree. The energies of the spell animated the tree, and Maokai was born. And he was pissed. Tormented by his newfound consciousness and pulsing with volatile magic, Maokai’s looking to take out his frustration by smashing some enemy champions with his massive tree-trunk arm.



Skills

Q: Maokai’s arms resemble Hellboy’s: one average sized, one large enough to knock out an elephant. Maokai’s Q makes him slam his trunk-arm into the ground, sending a shockwave rippling through the earth towards the enemy. The shockwave acts as a line nuke, similar to Ezreal’s Essence Flux (W) ability. Originally, the wave resembled Kassadin’s Force Pulse (E) and granted Maokai bonus armor, but the result was a messy spell that just didn’t fit.

W: His bread-and-butter initiating move. Maokai explodes into a multitude of arcane splinters, phasing out of existence for a brief moment in order to reform at the feet of an enemy champon, growing out of the ground underneath them to damage and root them in place for a few seconds. This ability is single-target (imagine if Master Yi’s Alpha Strike (Q) stunned a champion instead of jumping between enemies) and is not channeled, as Maokai ceases to exist during the spell, similar to Alpha Strike.

E: Like the Vulture’s spider mines from Starcraft. Maokai plants an acorn into the ground, which lies in wait for a unfriendly passerby. Once it’s found a target, the acorn will pop out of the ground and run to the enemy champion, exploding for light AoE damage when it gets there. This is great for traps, keeping an eye on enemy movements in the jungle and useful in team fights due to its small AoE damage. It can also be used as a scouting tool, similar to Teemo’s Noxious Trap (R), but Maokai will be much more limited in the number that he can place.

R (ultimate): Maokai’s ultimate ability fits right into the current meta-game, where teamfights often decide who wins or loses a match. Think of it as the defensive version of Anivia’s Ultimate. Maokai creates a placeable AoE that drains mana per second while active. Allied champions standing in the area will receive more and more Magic Resist as the spell absorbs damage. It can be maintained as long as Maokai has enough mana, but it’s costly, so we never had it on for more than 6 or so seconds. When the ability is toggled off, Maokai’s cooldowns will be reduced according to how much damage was absorbed during the spell. If you soak up enough spell damage, you can reach a threshold that will, in essence, allow you to double-cast your other abilities as magic flows back into Maokai.
Passive: Maokai’s passive gives him some decent staying power early on in the laning phase, when champions are casting spells to ensure last-hits and harassment. He gains increased health regeneration when champions near him (enemy or ally) cast spells.


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Impending Loss

Senior Member

02-09-2011

Let me get telescope..


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Glink

Recruiter

02-09-2011

Yes..we saw these yesterday and they are not even official though since they could have changed things.


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KungfuWaffles

Senior Member

02-09-2011

Hey Chris, would you mind grabbing a telescope from the local dollar store?

Thanks.


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BestScytherNA

Senior Member

02-09-2011

Dude sounds pretty freakin awesome, especially as a tank.

And the spider mines are 1337


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EpicBoredom

Member

02-09-2011

what are you talking about he isnt a tank hes clearly a carry


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LgitPiezz

Senior Member

02-09-2011

Bump
ya changed it a bit


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Spartaan

Member

02-09-2011

Posted before.


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Brick of Death

Junior Member

02-14-2011

i was hoping his ulti would be more of an Aoe area, that wouldsnare, and cause huge magic damage based on Maoki's max health and AP,but an ok ulti, i guess .......


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