Build Guide by Danglies
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ITEM BREAKDOWN -
Start off with Meki pendant and 1 mana, 1 hp pot try to get mid if you can.
You should be able to stay in mid until your first kill then you can recall to buy either boots of speed or your lucky pick
Deathfire is VERY important for malzahar!!!! I cannot stress how important it is.. Mana regen.. cooldown reduction... ability power.. AND it's an epic initiator, making your oponent realise how beast you are and run which makes them easier to kill as you dont take damage.
Gunblade and Nashors are probably the two odd items in my build but very useful. Nashors for cooldown and ability power + mana regen.. the attack speed works with gunblade for hp regen and damage, this is VERY useful for demolishing towers which is a high priority. it also helps you kill creeps before MV runs out which keeps your mana full and the creeps die a lot faster.
Late game gunblade will keep you alive as your ulti will practically just channel the life straight to you, and your MV will heal you up. Plus the attack damage is good for towers, not so much for attacking champions because with all your cooldown reduction you can either kill your opponent before they can say "holy **** it's the malzahar run" or you can flash to them and finish them off with your MV or a hit or two.
TIP: At spawn cast Call of the Void (CotV) 4 times to get your voidling ready.
EARLY GAME -
If you're in mid stay very passive, don't spam CotV because it will deplete your mana and you will be useless if an oportunity comes up. Wait until your Malefic visions (MV) gets to level 3 then harrass your opponent by silencing and MV until their health is nice and low. You can then flash in and use Null Zone (NZ) and Ulti them on the spot, if they live use MV.
MID GAME -
Hopefully by mid game you have very few deaths and a couple kills. Your main weapon is your deathfire for 1v1s at this point so use it at the start, MV + NZ + Ulti, if they survive try to catch them in CotV.
Try to stay ahead of the creeps, MV the first creep you see, lay down a NZ and CotV the back row of creeps. This should kill ALL the enemy creeps giving you a LOT of gold. Constantly do this to push lanes staying ahead of the creeps, this makes it a lot quicker to push and make gold.
LATE GAME -
By late game you should have nashors and gunblade. very good for towers and keeping you alive when spamming your abilities. You can harrass greatly at towers with your CotVs epic range, Spam that + NZ. At this point 1v1 you will DOMNIATE!!!!!!!!!!!! Deathfire + Gunblade + MV + NZ + Ulti = wtfpwnt? wut? and whatever damage you take is usually healed up by all your abilities (NOTE: using MV is like a HoT, everytime it ticks it gives you health so don't be affraid to heal up off creeps)
1v1 you're a monster 1v2 you're a monster.. 1v5 you ARE a monster
with your area silence and your MV you can harrass a whole team of 5 at their own tower
your defense will be unbeatable as you can simply kill the **** out of a single opponent or use your skills to rid the creeps which brings the tower on your side attacking the enemies
This build works very well for me i haven't met another champ i couldn't 1v1 with this build
GOOD LUCK AND PWNNZZZZZZZZZZ