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Malzahar Statistics for Rav

Author's performance with Malzahar compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
9
Win %
45
Kills
5.0
Assists
8.2
Deaths
6.7
KA:D Ratio
2.0
Gold Earned
11.4K
Creep Score
128.9
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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12.png 'Most used'


Teleport is a useful spell for 90.png. He has an easy lanephase so most of the time you don't need any defensive spell.

  • If somehow you get low (e.g. early enemy gank) you can come back to lane
  • You can use it to roam after 6, your malzaharr.png is a beautiful tool to get other lanes ahead
  • You can fast back after and buy after pushing to put even more pressure on the enemy laner

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7.png 'Safe option'


If you are facing an hard matchup, if you fear getting ganked a lot or you are not confident enough to play without a defensive spell 7.png is your choice.

  • Remember to 7.png before the enemy 14.png if possibile
  • Your 7.png movement speed might save your life when getting ganked
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14.png If you really want to stomp your enemy laner (i suggest picking it in lower elos)

1.png Might be useful vs champions like 127.png

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New Runes Back to Top

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Summon%20Aerie.png?width=64 'Standard Page'


  • Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32 Is the most reliable damage rune for malz. It can also proc multiple times during your malzahare.png or malzaharr.png
  • Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32 Gives you more mana to spend in order to control and dominate your lane
  • Transcendence.png?width=32 Gives you the 10% cdr you usually lack in your build
  • Scorch.png?width=32 Added damage? Why not.
  • Magical%20Footwear.png?width=32 Free boots that have more mov speed and 50 less gold to upgrade
  • Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=32 Helps reducing your spells and summoner spells cooldowns
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Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=64 'Spellbook page'

  • Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=32 Gives you the freedom to swap inbetween summoners. Also gives you 25% summs cdr. 4.png + malzaharr.png.
  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 A free zhonya's active? Why not
  • Futures%20Market.png?width=32 or Magical%20Footwear.png?width=32 Reaching your power spikes earlier vs having more free golds. Up to you
  • Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=32 Another 5% summs cdr and also abilites cdr.
  • Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32 Gives you more mana to spend in order to control and dominate your lane
  • Transcendence.png?width=32 Gives you the 10% cdr you usually lack in your build
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Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=32 vs Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32

It's a tought choice. Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32 gives you more damage overall while Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=32 gives you the freedom to swap between spells and reduce the cooldown of your 4.png. Nowadays most high elo players use Summoner%20Specialist.png?width=32 but i still think Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32 is up to par.

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Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
W
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
2
8
10
12
13
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
1
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16
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Level one skill


malzahare.png Is overall better for harrassing your lane opponent
malzaharq.png Is bette if invading enemies

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Level two Skill


malzaharq.png Is the safer option and the best one for harrassing your lane opponent
malzaharw.png If you really want to push the wave and your enemy do not have spells to deal with your voids you might unlock this

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Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Best starting items

Core Items

    Core item
    Example of final build

Situational Items

    Situational but viable items
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- Staring items -


1056.png Doran's ring


Basically the best start on Malzhar. I would not reccommend anything else other than this.

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- Core items -


3285.png Luden's echo


Pretty much an always rush for Malzhar, gives you ap/mana/cdr. 

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3151.png Liandry's Torment


Synergizes well with your malzahare.png as it will keep stacking its passive.

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- Full build example -


3020.png 3285.png 3151.png 3135.png 3089.png 3116.png


3020.png - Pretty good item considering you will build 3136.png. You will deal almost truedamage vs targets without Magic Resist

3135.png - Usually your 4th item, the most cost-efficient item for any ap carry

3089.png - As a 5th or 6th item it will boost your damage

3116.png - Synergizes so well with 3151.png and also you can keep his passive (slow) always up with your malzahare.png+malzaharq.png

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- Situational Items -


3157.png - If you are struggling to deal vs dive comps/champs such 238.png 91.png 54.png

3102.png - If you feel like you really need the added magic resist

3165.png - If you need the grevious wounds this is a must buy

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Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lux
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Medium
  • Orianna
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Hard
  • Taliyah
    Medium
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Hard
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Medium
  • Zoe
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

VS

Akali

Easy

VS

Anivia

Medium
34.png Has a really hard time pushing and lasthitting under tower. Push the lane early on. 

VS

Annie

Medium

Be really carefull lv 6 infernalguardian.png

VS

Azir

Medium

VS

Brand

Hard

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

VS

Corki

Medium

VS

Diana

Easy

VS

Ekko

Easy

VS

Fizz

Medium
  • Be really carefull at level 6. If you have to 4.png his fizzr.png 
  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 is pretty useful vs his ult fizzr.png

VS

Gangplank

Hard
  • Take in mind that his gangplankw.png removes the suppress of your malzaharr.png

VS

Karthus

Easy

VS

Kassadin

Easy

VS

Katarina

Easy

VS

Kayle

Easy

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

VS

Lissandra

Medium

VS

Lux

Hard

VS

Morgana

Medium

VS

Orianna

Medium

VS

Ryze

Medium

VS

Syndra

Hard
Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 Is super helpfull vs her ult syndrar.png

VS

Taliyah

Medium

VS

Talon

Medium
  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 Is super helpfull vs his ult talonr.png
  • You might wanna rush an early 3191.png if you are struggling.
  • Out of all the melee assassins he has the BEST level 2. So be really careful about it. 

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

VS

Veigar

Easy
  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 Is super helpfull vs his ult veigarr.png

VS

Vel'Koz

Hard

VS

Viktor

Medium

VS

Xerath

Hard

VS

Yasuo

Medium
  • You might wanna rush an early 3191.png if you are struggling.
  • 3.png Is a worthy pick

VS

Zed

Medium
  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32 Is super helpfull vs his ult zedr.png
  • You might wanna rush an early 3191.png if you are struggling.
  • 3.png Is a worthy pick

VS

Ziggs

Medium

VS

Zoe

Medium

Lane Phase Explanations (READ BEFORE GOING INTO MATCHUPS) Back to Top

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- Introduction -


In this section we will talk about 'What to do and how to play Malzahar in lane'. Malzahar has a pretty binary and simple kit so pretty much every matchup will be the same. Since you have really 2 simple ways of playing the lane there's no point in going into every matchup copypasting the same words. I will still add some tips in the matchups where there is something different to build/take. 

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- Malzahar goals - 


Malzahar is a decent 1v1 champion. He excels at clearing waves/pushing. Your goal is to get farm well and to dish out damage. Pretty much you have to try to stay relevant at every point of the game and to use your malzaharr.png properly. Malzahar scales pretty well into mid/late game so you are totally OK to sit in lane and just farm.

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- Laning vs ranged champions -


Most of the time you want to turn this lanes into farm fests. Unless your opponent is pretty bad you wont really have the luxury to be able to harrass him.

When playing lower elo tho most of the players don't retaliate damage. In this case you could try to get in range to malzahare.png your enemy, refreshing it with your malzaharq.png.

When playing vs good opponent this won't happen tho, also good opponent will find ways to keep your passive down most of the time. Your malzaharw.png is pretty easy to clear aswell. With that being said you will be left with only 2 spells malzahare.png & malzaharq.png to either farm or harrass your opponent.

TL:DR - Turn those kind of lanes into farm fest, harrass if your opponent gives you the space to. Don't take risks and farm.

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- Laning vs melee champions -


Most melee champions have pretty bad first levels and you actually need to abuse that to set them behind. (238.png 131.png 105.png)

  • If the enemy is hard pushing lv1 - Harrass him as much as possibile with malzahare.png - Autos (careful about minion aggro tho). After doing so try to freeze the wave before it hits your tower. By doing soon you will put your enemy in the position to always take harrass when going to lasthit creeps. (and to be overextend if your jungler wants some free kills)

  • If the enemy is giving up cs lv1 - Go aggro. Push into him and harrass him under tower. Make him fight for every cs he takes. 
Be carefull after a few levels since most assassins/melee start to get strong once they unlock all their 3 spells. Your goal is to really exploit the first 1/2/3 levels and make them either miss creeps or waste potions/healt pool.

TL:DR - Play accordingly to your enemy, punish them early on and be carefull later.

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Malzahar abilities and explanations Back to Top

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malzaharpassive.png Passive
MALZ PASS.png

  • Basically a free banshee
  • Minions do not trigger your passive
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malzaharq.png Q

MALZ Q.png

  • Good AoE damage
  • Refreshes your malzahare.png duration
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malzaharw.png W

MALZ W.png

  • Spawns from 1 to 3 voidlings (depends on how many stack you have. Casting spells adds stacks)
  • They have pretty low hps and are pretty easy to kill
  • They prioritize enemies that are being affected by your malzahare.png
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malzahare.png E

MALZ E.png

  • Your bread 'n butter spell
  • If it kills a unit malzahar gains 2% of his max mana back
  • If a unit gets killed while it has your malzahare.png it will spread to the nearest enemy
  • malzaharq.png refreshes your malzahare.png duration
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malzaharr.png R

MALZ R.png

  • 2.5 seconds suppress
  • Forces your enemies to spend golds on 3140.png
  • It's countered by 3140.png
  • Deals heavy damage to surrounding enemies aswell
  • It refreshes your malzahare.png duration
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Pros & Cons Back to Top

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Pros


  • Good at every stage of the game
  • Good waveclear 
  • Gamechaning ult 
  • Good aoe damage
  • Easy to play
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Cons


  • Your passive has a long cd and it's easy to trigger in lanephase
  • No mobility
  • Your ult gets countered by a single item 3140.png
  • Binary and predictable kit
  • Kinda short range
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Malzahar's role Back to Top

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Malzahar's Role 


90.png Is a control mage. He has a good AoE damage aswell as one of the most powerful ultimate in the game malzaharr.png. He has also good waveclear.

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Malzahar's Early game


90.png Has a decent early game. He can farm just fine and hold his own pre 6. After level 6 he becomes extremely scary since his ult is a guaranteed kills if your jungler is near or the enemy is low enough

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Malzahar's Mid Game


90.png Has a fantastic mid game. Keep farming as much as you can and look for those skirmishes. With his malzaharq.png and malzaharr.png malzahar really shines in this stage of the game. You should also look to pick up out of position enemies with your 4.png malzaharr.png
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Malzahar's Late Game

90.png Has still a pretty good lategame. Mostly fights will happen at this point of the game and you need to have an impeccable position and target selection

179.pngMalzahar's Teamfights


90.png Is pretty tricky to play in teamfights but he is also a monster if played correctly. Your target selection need to be on point and you have to understand what's better in a certain situation. 

Start to think about how the game is going and what you need to do in order to win a teamfight. Sometimes it's better to try to reach and kill the fed enemy ADC while sometimes you will need to peel for your own ADC and ulting the enemy diver that is causing problems to him.

You also have an AoE silence malzaharq.png that deals a quite good amount of damage. 

You also have to remember that while you will look a target for 2.5 seconds you will also be locked with him in your ult animations. 

Will all this factors in your mind try to do your best. After some malzahar's games it will become natural.

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Tips and tricks Back to Top

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  • malzaharw.png Has a pretty short cooldown and you can have multiple 'casts' of voidlings up at once
  • malzaharw.png Use it always before malzaharr.png in conjunction with your malzahare.png
  • malzaharq.png and malzaharr.png refresh your malzahare.png duration
  • malzaharw.png prioritize enemies that are affected by your malzahare.png
  • malzaharpassive.png is a really powerful tool manage his cooldown. Waiting it to be up before engaging always makes a huge difference
  • Spam your malzaharq.png in base to prepare your malzaharw.png stacks 
  • Always check for enemies 3140.png don't get baited by an early 3140.png rush.
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Video example of a good Malzahar (full game) Back to Top

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So this video is made by 'MidBeast' (who recently joined Team Liquid ! Congrats !) showcasing and analyzing a full gameplay of Crown, one of the best midlaners in Korea. It shows how you can control midlane as Malzahar and overall it's a pretty well done video to take a look on how to utilize the champion to his full potential.

Without further do i'll link you the video

Author's note & My other guides Back to Top

I started to play lol early in the days (half of the season 1), finished bronze (s1) gold (s2) diamond (every other season) i didn't really try to get higher since i think it would require me too much time.


I like to create guides and contents so expect some other guides coming soon, i don't have any stream or social media.
 
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I appriciate you taking the time to read untill here ! Have a good day and thank you !

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