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Malzahar Build: Endgame Nuke
This is my first build, so I'm sorry if my written explination is a bit rough, but I'm hoping people will ask questions, and I will answer them in my written explination later.
Your masteries may vary based on your summoner spells. Standardly, get everything shown, upgrading your 2 spells if possible.
10/0/20: Ignite/Exhaust and Ghost/Flash/Clairvoyance
9/0/21: 2 of the following: Ghost, Flash or Clairvoyance, OR sacrifice upgrading a spell to get Presence of the Master
9/1/20: Heal and Ghost/Flash/Clairvoyance
I have a standard mage runepage. I get 3 flat cd Glyphs for a good stand in early game. The rest are cd/lvl Glyphs.
With your masteries, runes and Morrelo's Evil Tome, you should be able to get 40% cd reduction, so you can easily spam all your abilities. Get Will of the Ancients or Morrelo's first based on how well you're doing. Your last item is also based on how well you're doing and/or how gutsy you are. Last Items could be:
1. Railai's (best item to get if you are NOT doing well)
2. Rabadon's (best item to get if you ARE doing well)
3. Zhonya's (if you're getting focused to the ground)
4. Mejai's (as long as you're not dying too often)
5. Haunting Guise (more magic pen and health)
6. Abyssal Scepter (magic pen AND magic resist)
Tips and Strategies:
I use Call of the Void in the spawning pool 3 times to imediately get my Voidling out for a nice heavy push as the game starts.
If your enemy is going to escape your full combo with little to no health, keep in mind as long as you're in range, Ignite can be casted while channeling your ultimate.
Malzahar is easy to kill steal, so don't be surprized if you're not doing well because you have 1 kill and 13 assists. Ths is why as Malzahar, I insist to take mid so I can get kills I need for late game.
If your enemy is low on health, all you really have to do is flash and cast your ulty. It'll give him the surprize of his live!
Think of Ignite as your E, but deals true damage and prevents healing.
Recommended for beginners.
Malzahar's only form of slow, allowing an easy kill.
Spells NOT recommended:
NOT NEEDED. Your mana regen is your E killing minions.
n00b spell in my opinion.
Good for killing minions with your E, but you can do so much better than that.