Malzahar Build Guide by MetaAwesome
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Hello There Soon-To-Be Followers of the Void
Hey there, my name is MetaAwesome, I am currently unranked because ranked matches spook me and are more toxic than Singed and Cassiopeia's strange poisonous love child.
Anyways, if you're not familiar with AD Malzahar, it's simply because Malzahar's AD bonuses are applied to his voidlings. Imagine Heimerdinger with turrets that follow people around, yup, imagine that...Yorick...
This build is usable Bot and Top, possibly mid if you've got the grapes. Let's just go over some information.
Does this really work?
The loss is because of an abnormal amount of lag. seriously.
1st Win (On day of lag): http://logsoflag.com/#KbPVM8s0gDi
1st Loss (LAG): http://logsoflag.com/#XQjniypY8gw
ALL THOSE LINKS ARE ME RECONNECTING BECAUSE OF HOW HORRIBLE THE LAG WAS. THIS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
2nd Win (Attempting on the same day of lag): http://logsoflag.com/#jQeLT_bu0EI
3rd Win: http://logsoflag.com/#rRZEOC-E7e8
4th Win: http://logsoflag.com/#BN3ORoGmFhx
5th Win: http://logsoflag.com/#u3ii6Tdlkn4
Take this if split pushing is your thing...or if you die too often and lack farm
An ADC's best friend, especially one who have no form of escape </3 (Also for securing the kill)
Voidlings follow your enemies into the fog of war while on fire. First Blood
Support didn't take Exhaust and doesn't have any form of GOOD cc?
Your mom just called you while you're playing an online game and people are running away from your minions and you're complaining you can't slow them because you don't have a Frozen Mallet at level 5 AND STILL HAVE NO FORM OF ESCAPE? (And the dog pooped on the carpet again because you didn't walk him like mother told you to) Then take me.
Ayyy lmao, I'm an ADC.
I mainly take Heal and Flash due to Malzahar easily getting poked down most of the time by other ADCs and Supports. Ignite, Exhaust, and Teleport also work.
The main reason why AD Malzahar is a thing.
Voidlings will benefit from Malzahar's armor penetration.
The Voidlings' attacks will apply The Black Cleaver stacks.
Can be controlled by use of abilities :
- The target of Nether Grasp
- The nearest champion affected by Malefic Visions.png Malefic Visions
- The nearest non-champion affected by Malefic Visions
- The current target of Malzahar's basic attacks
- The nearest enemy unit.
I'm out of wards and I might as well use this.
Don't mind me, just wasting abilities to get Voidlings.
- Ayyy lmao, Malzahar's first form of CC.
- Silences enemies for 3 seconds at max rank.
Can't you see I'm trying to farm here? No, I don't care if you're playing Lee Sin.
I'm STILL just wasting abilities to summon voidlings.
- Enemies in the circle lose a percentage of their maximum health...that's it.
Heeeeyyyy, why'd you max this out first?
Basic voidling control. (Also it has the cheapest mana consumptin at level 1)
- Gain control over your
- If a unit with Malefic Visions dies, Malzahar gets a little bit of mana and the Malefic Visions continue jumping.
- Last Hitting because you're an ADC.
The Sippy Straw of Destiny.
MALZAHAR'S 2nd FORM OF CC
Lol, what a waste-OH GOD THOSE MINIONS, HELP.
- The champion you target for suppression is the minion's target for killing.
- 2.5 Second Stun, enough time for 3 minions to devour an entire champion.
- Ayyyy hard CC
Being a Tear of a Goddess item, best to build this first in order to fully charge it ASAP. Gives mana for more spammage and AD for more damage. I wouldn't toggle it however, you need mana to spam abilities, not auto attacks.
A very nifty item for AD Malz, 10% CDR, 10% Lifesteal, a bunch of AD, and a unique passive granting you mana as if you were stealing it.
Health, AD, CDR, Armor Pen, and a unique passive that can be passed on to Voidlings.
A tanky Health bonus, some AD, and a slowing passive for auto-attacks.
Gonna need that CDR to have a full 40% CDR.
Trinity Force. Gives Malz a little bit of everything, usually built last.
TOTAL: 35% CDR
The other 5% comes from Masteries
WARNING ABOUT ADC MALZ
As you can see from DiscoHeat's video, AD Malz isn't really considered a "good thing" to some people still. Prepare to expect some toxnicity in Solo Q and Ranked when you're not doing so swell.
May the Void consume all...just like Cho'Gath, consume it like Cho