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Malzahar Build Guide by dark chi

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League of Legends Build Guide Author dark chi

dark chi's guide with expert tactics for Malzahar

dark chi Last updated on August 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
2/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

hi, Im dark chi from the EU Nordic & East server and I noticed many players play Malzahar but dont use his full potential, so I've decided to make a guide how to really be good with him :D


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Runes and Masteries

For runes I use standard caster runes:
Magic Penetration Marks
Mana Regen per Level Seals
AP per Level Glyphs
Flat AP Quintessences

For masteries I also follow standard caster masteries: 9/0/21 , taking magic penetration in offense and all major buffs in utility...


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Pros/Cons

Pros: Can easily clear entire minion wave with his E spell.
One of best pvp champs in the game.
Can disable enemy's with his ultimate.

Cons: Ulti is easily countered with quick silver slash or cleanse.
Very squishy early game until he gots his ultimate.
Doesn't have any escape mechanisms so you need to cover it with flash or ghost.


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Items

About items you may use others as you like but I use this cause you have 712 AP on lvl 18,Zhonya's Hourglass'es passive to shield you when your spells are on cooldown,Banshe's spell shield,slow from Rayalis Crystal Scepter,Magic Penetration from Void Staff and extra AP from Rabadon's Deathcap.

Also if they fed you enough (like 25 kills) you can sell all these (except boots) and buy 5 Archangel's Staff's.


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Skill Sequence

I choose this skill build cause of early game farming and silence at lvl 2... You may also swap Q and E spell building if you are doing too well (I dont reccomend it)...


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Summoner Spells

For Summoner Spells I use Flash and Ignite because Malzahar doesn't have any escape mechanisms and cause of ignite can be casted while chanelling your ultimate. I also reccomend to use flash and ghost...


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Team Work

While Malzahar is pvp champ he is also a team player (AP carry). Your focus in teamfights is to kill their carry's and supporter's (like Soraka, she is the best supporter-my opinion)

If in a team fight remains only tank this is how to pwn him:

First try to silence him with "Call of the Void" then throw "Malefic Visions" and "Null Zone"... if he stays pop your ultimate and throw ignite on him while chanelling... IF he still stays alive you should use flash and chase him with Call of the Void and Malefic Visions.


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Unique Skill

Malzahar is great at staying in the lane...
When you are low on mana throw Malefic Visions on minion with lowest HP and focus him with your normal attacks... Every minion who is killed when he still got the visions on him will refund you 10 mana and is also good spell for last hitting.
I dont need a farming chapter cause I just explained it (Malefic Visions is your main farming spell, you can spam it if you want)


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Summary

This was my first guide, I hope you enyoed reading it just how I did writing it and of course I hope to see you in the game with improved play with Malzahar,the Prophet of the Void :D Also, rate and comment if you liked the guide and if you think that I should change something in it...