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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
  • Shadow Prince Malzahar Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 01-Jun-2010
  • Vizier Malzahar Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 520 RP / 01-Jun-2010
  • Djinn Malzahar Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 01-Feb-2011
  • Overlord Malzahar Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 19-Sep-2011
  • Snow Day Malzahar Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 975 RP / 16-Dec-2014

  • Classic Skin
  • Shadow Prince Malzahar
  • Vizier Malzahar
  • Djinn Malzahar


  • Malzahar was designed by Ezreal.
  • Malzahar is voiced by Vic Mignogna.
  • Before his official announcement, he was named Al'Zahar on the Public Test Realm.
    • Malzahar was the only Champion who caused malfunctions on the Public Test Realm due to its changes.
  • Malzahar's backstory is perhaps a reference to Abdul Alhazred from the Necronomicon, who became a prophet of Cthulhu after being compelled by visions to walk through the Arabian desert without any supplies.
  • His /dance is a direct reference to MC Hammer's famous "Can't Touch This" dance. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here .
    • Malzahar's voidling now dances when Malzahar dances, as of the mid-July Patch 2012.
  • He is one of the few champions in the league to have a pet, along with AnnieSquare.png Annie, EliseSquare.png Elise, HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger, MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser, ShacoSquare.png Shaco and YorickSquare.png Yorick
MalzaharSquare.png Shadow Prince Malzahar [S|L]
MalzaharSquare.png Vizier Malzahar [S|L]
  • It is a reference to a title often held in Middle-Eastern governments, following his Middle-Eastern themes.
MalzaharSquare.png Djinn Malzahar [S|L]
  • It is an alternative spelling reference of Jinn. In Middle Eastern culture and Islamic mythology, the (d)jinn are fire spirits similar to angels who rebelled against Allah (God) in ancient times. The English word 'genie' is a corruption of the singular form of '(d)jinn', '(d)jinni'; the genies of modern pop culture are loosely based on these folk tales.
MalzaharSquare.png Overlord Malzahar [S|L]
  • It may be a reference to the Overlord video game franchise. His voidling represents the minions that serve The Overlord with their armor on.
  • It may be a reference to the Scrin faction from the Command and Conquer franchise. The voidling resembles the Disintegrator unit and the name of skin appears to be a reference to the being who appears only as a voice and a name in the campaign.
MalzaharSquare.png Snow Day Malzahar [S|L]
  • Malzahar commands an army of Void Poros, as indicated in his splash art.
  • It was released as a 2014 Snowdown skin, but since has been sent to the Legacy vault.
  • He shares this theme with SingedSquare.png Singed and ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs.


  • Malzahar is from the Shurima Desert and was born a Seer, blessed with the gift of foresight. His talent, though unrefined, promised to be one of Runeterra's greatest boons.
  • Malzahar traveled to Icathia and saw visions of Void creatures consuming Runeterra. Believing this as an inevitable fate, Malzahar now serves the Void.
  • Malzahar was the one who enticed KogMawSquare.png Kog'Maw into joining the League.
  • Malzahar is the prophet of a growing subculture of Void cultists.
  • Malzahar wishes for KassadinSquare.png Kassadin to join forces with him. In Zaun, Malzahar tricked KassadinSquare.png Kassadin into sending his daughter into the Void.

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