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Malzahar Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Fiendish Codex item Lost Chapter item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Morellonomicon item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Standard Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Skirmisher's Sabre item Aether Wisp item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Skirmisher's Sabre (Runic Echoes) item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Standard Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item Health Potion item3
Essential Liandry's Torment item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden's Echo item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Rod of Ages item Banshee's Veil item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Machete item Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item
Essential Liandry's Torment item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden's Echo item Morellonomicon item
Defensive Rod of Ages item Banshee's Veil item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Catalyst of Aeons item Boots of Speed item
Essential Rod of Ages item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Liandry's Torment item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Corrupting Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As MalzaharSquare Malzahar
Playing Against MalzaharSquare Malzahar
  • When Malzahar hits an ability on enemies affected by Malefic Visions Malefic Visions, the Malefic Visions Visions are refreshed.
  • Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Malefic Visions Visions onto you.
  • Malzahar is especially dangerous while he has Void Swarm Voidlings on the map.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Void Shift Void Shift
    • Abuse the CC immunity and damage reduction while it lasts. Killing your lane enemy helps to refresh the passive if you're not good at avoiding damage.
  • Call of the Void Call of the Void
    • Silences foes and makes them unable to cast abilities. Also deals a nice amount of burst damage during late game.
  • Void Swarm Void Swarm
    • Casting your burst combo in the order Malefic Visions E>Call of the Void Q>Void Swarm W gives you three Voidlings and a DoT effect to work with. Nether Grasp Nether Grasp or Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter is helpful here to force the enemy into taking the full brunt of the ability damage.
  • Malefic Visions Malefic Visions
    • Good for farming. Restores mana per unit kill so it may be used to clear minion waves in combination with other abilities.
    • Allows Malzahar to partially control his Void Swarm Voidlings by redirecting their focus.
  • Nether Grasp Nether Grasp
    • Use it when you're enemy is getting away to force them to take all the damage you're pouring out on them using your sustained damage combos. That way, they are unable to run away without the use of a Quicksilver Sash item Quicksilver Sash.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
Countering
  • Malzahar's ultimate Nether Grasp Nether Grasp is the perfect skill to melt down enemy champions. The best way to counter this move is to remove the CC:
    • Quicksilver Sash item Quicksilver Sash (and therefore Mercurial Scimitar item Mercurial Scimitar) are the best direct counters to suppression.
    • Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil can prevent Malzahar players from summoning their ultimate on you. While this does not guarantee that you have Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil activated when Malzahar ults you, it can still provide Magic Resistant.

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