Malzahar Build Guide

Controlling the Void

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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Cooldown Reduction (-0.36% cooldowns)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power (+0.17 ability power per level (+3.06 at champion level 18))
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (+4.95 ability power)
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Malzahar [img=champ/malzahar.png] ! Malzahar is a very strong character when you play him smart. He has the ability to kill tanks and disable your enemies, due to the combination of [img=skills/malzahar/r.png] and [img=skills/malzahar/w.png] and his silence [img=skills/malzahar/q.png]. As long as you position yourself good in teamfights you can be the worst nightmare for your opponents.

As you can see i go for Magic pen. marks, CDR seals, AP per level glyphs and flat AP quints. The flat AP gives me lane dominance on early level, because of the nice AP ratio on [img=skills/malzahar/e.png].

[title][img=skills/malzahar/p.png] Passive: Summon Voidling[/title] [number]After casting 4 spells, Malzahar summons an uncontrollable Voidling to engage enemy units for 21 seconds. Voidlings have 200 + 50 x lvl Health and 20 + 5 x lvl Damage. Voidlings Grow after 7 seconds (+50% Damage/Armor), and Frenzy after 14 seconds (+100% Attack Speed).[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Your voidling can deal a lot of damage so use it in your advantage. It's also extremely good at pushing towers. [title][img=skills/malzahar/q.png] Q: Call of the Void[/title] [number]Malzahar opens two portals to the void. After a short delay, they fire projectiles which deal 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+80% of ability power) magic damage and silence champions for 1.4 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.6 / 3 seconds. Cost 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 / 130mana Range 900[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Remember to spam your Q while in base so you can get your voidling as quickly as you can. It's also good to know that there is a slight delay before it fires the projectiles, so try to lead your enemies in it. Another good trick is to put your Q right behind the opponent, beacause they tend to back off a little when the see that spell. [title][img=skills/malzahar/w.png] W: Null Zone[/title] [number]Malzahar creates a zone of negative energy for 5 seconds. The zone damages nearby enemies for 4/5/6/7/8% (+0.01%) of their max health each second (damage to Monsters is capped). Cooldown 14 seconds Cost 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 mana Range 800 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] You can melt tanks with this spell in combination with [img=skills/malzahar/r.png]. This spell is also good for farming when combined with [img=skills/malzahar/e.png], that is beacause your E regenerates mana whenever you kill a minion with the spell on it. [title][img=skills/malzahar/e.png] E: Malefic Visions[/title] [number]Malzahar infects his target's mind, dealing 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+80% of ability power) magic damage over 4 seconds. If the target dies during this time, the visions pass to a nearby enemy and Malzahar gains 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 mana. Cost 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120mana Range 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] That is a very nice spell. You can use it both for farming and harassing your opponents. When you kill a minion with Malefic Visions on it, the spell "jumps" to the nearest minion. It also refunds mana. You can have this spell more than once in the same time, so while you're last-hitting minions with it you can also put it on an enemy and harass him. [title][img=skills/malzahar/r.png] R: Nether Grasp[/title] [number]Malzahar channels the essence of the Void to suppress the target (stuns and disables summoner spells), dealing 250 / 400 / 550 (+130% of ability power) magic damage over 2.5 seconds. Cost 150 mana Range 575[/number] REMEMBER : Always use you ultimate in combination with your [img=skills/malzahar/w.png] .. that way you increase your damage output insanely. [highlight]Here is a little video to show the use of Malza's ult on a tank[/highlight] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ0WwIOqTSM[/youtube]

Level your Q first [img=skills/malzahar/q.png], then max your E [img=skills/malzahar/e.png] and your W[img=skills/malzahar/w.png], getting your ult on every opportunity.

Your early game with Malzahar is pretty much just farming and harassing your oponent when having your Voidling. You can do that by sipmly getting your E [img=skills/malzahar/e.png] on him and landing a few auto-attacks. Remember - your voidling prioritises the target with Malefic Visions.You should play defensive until you reach level 6. Stay near your tower, last-hit and harass your opponent when he comes in range for an auto attack or an E. When you get your ult ... you will just feel the moment to use it :) [highlight]Remember to have around 250-260 mana if you want to use your ultimate, because its only effective with a null zone [imgsmall=skills/malzahar/w.png][/highlight]

That is the point of the game when you should start pushing, because your voidling becomes very strong. You could also get a lot of "free kills" with [img=skills/malzahar/p.png] when you proc it while channeling your ultimate on top of your [img=skills/malzahar/w.png]. In combination with ignite you can easily win every 1v1 situaation. Using your [img=skills/malzahar/r.png] with [img=skills/malzahar/w.png] is very essential ... but there are moments when you just need the surpress from your ult, so dont be greedy :P (it is better for your team to get a kill, rather that you missing your ult because you have wasted time to put a null zone)

Late game it's all about possitioning. Don't overextend and dont get greedy. You should always stay behind your team and catch the closest target in your [img=skills/malzahar/r.png]+[img=skills/malzahar/w.png]. It's not that fatal if your target is not the carry or tank ... you disable and possibly kill one of their team members so i think that is enough. [highlight]NEVER EVER use your ultimate on Gangplank[img=champ/gangplank.png] or on someone with [img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] that is not smart!!![/highlight]. And just dont be afraid to ult the enemies tank, believe me HE WILL DIE :)

Malzahar is a very strong champion as long as you dont go too aggresive with him. Remember that its not all about pushing, but harassing your enemies and a lot of last hitting. On the top of all, Malzahar is just a verry fun champion to play. So go out on the battlefield and try him. You wont get disapointed. [highlight]AND MAY THE VOID BE WITH YOU[/highlight] P.S. Malzahar has the funniest dance in the game :D just /d and laugh

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