Timber! It's Crabthief Fridays alongside our 60th DH5! Big thanks to Cycrum co. creator of Tales from the Tarpit for the idea!
A twisted treant tank Maokai gets his sapling stolen by that cunning crustacean! I'm not sure you really want that little guy crab, plans like this might end up blowing up in your claws!
Maokai has some great asymmetry happening in his character design. A giant, shield like wedge of an arm along with a hulking head and lumbering movement. His saplings are hilarious and are animated extremely well and he's over all a fun and intimidating champion to look at. I only wish that he kept some of his accessories that were around in his initial concept art but his skins look amazing and make up for that shortcoming. His palette also seems to have very little variance or contrasting colors so a lot of the details end up muddling together.
In game Maokai's are a pretty sweet deal, at least as far as he ones I've had on my team. I'm not sure where he falls into now but having that great AoE area to fight in and a solid stun and LoS sapling for harass makes him a pretty cool package for tanking and support. I'm not too sure how strong his passive is but I'm sure it helps him during the laning phase with that little bump of healing. Is anyone a fan of this wooden warrior? Rig your saplings to explode with comments and toss them below!
-jouste the drawbarian