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This article has recently been converted to the new character-focused layout but it needs a lore enthusiast to help fill-out the sections. In addition, 'Relations trivia' and 'Lore trivia' have been moved here but need restructuring into article content - lore is no longer trivia.

If you're eager to help but would like to reference a completed character article: Aurelion Sol, Jinx, Mel, and Viego are excellent.

This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 11-May-2022 05:28.
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Maokai Maokai is a rageful, towering treant who fights the unnatural horrors of the Shadow Isles Crest icon.png Shadow Isles. He was twisted into a force of vengeance after a magical cataclysm destroyed his home, surviving undeath only through the waters of life infused within his heartwood. Once a peaceful nature spirit, Maokai now furiously battles to banish the scourge of unlife from the Shadow Isles and restore his home to its former beauty.

MaokaiSquare.png"All around me are empty husks, soulless and unafraid... but I will bring them fear."  Maokai
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  • Treant: Maokai is a Treant, an ancient elemental spirit. More than that, Maokai is the oldest of Treants, having come to life thousands of years ago. This grants him many greater powers than what a average treant could theoretically have.
    • Nature Magic: As an ancient tree spirit, Maokai can wield powerful magic over nature. His connection to the environment around make him capable of sensing disturbances and corruptions of the natural balance and allow to heal to some degree those corruptions. He can manipulate plant life to make it grow faster, change shape or attack his foes.
      • Morphing: Maoaki can use his control over nature to change his shape, being a plant creature himself. For example, he turn himself into a massive pile of rots that move much faster than before, allowing him to reach his destination in no time.
      • Regeneration: Maokai can regrow his own wooden body in a instant.
      • SuperStrenght: Maokai possesses immense physical strenght.
  • Waters of Life: Due to drinking from the waters of life, Maokai gained some of it's mysterious properties.
    • Immortality: Maokai survived the Ruination of the Blessed Isles.
    • Anti-Wraiths: Maokai can harm the undead.


  • Yorick Yorick, Kalista Kalista, and Maokai Maokai share similar interests but don't really spend time together due to other differences.
  • Vladimir Vladimir took the nightbloom seeds from a grove once tendered by Maokai.
  • Maokai is looking to defeat Viego Viego in hope of restoring the Blessed Isles.

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The Twisted Treant

By Rayla Heide

Starring Champion

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Short Story • 5 Minute Read

Nightbloom (Short Story)

By Rayla Heide

The chill wind whips through cracks in my bark with a hollow whistling sound. I shiver. My limbs have long forgotten the warmth of summer.

Mentioned Champion

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Short Story

Art is Life

By Graham McNeill

Nights in Noxus were never silent.

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The Princeling's Lament

By Graham McNeill

Scrape the bench of sunless moss.

Alternate Universes

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Be Your Best Santa

Santa Draven, Ambitious Elf Jinx, and Snow Fawn Poppy step up to help Santa Braum with this year’s Snowdown festivities. But with Jinx and Draven at the frontlines, the celebrations could easily snowball into shenanigans!


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