Malzahar Build Guide by Cnorrie
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This is the first build i've made. Its about Malzahar, because I can handle him quite well. I have choosen a Malzahar with HP, Mana and AP. Its a very easy build, and the begin of the item build really looks like the recommended item build. So enjoy and give me some feedback!
If there are english mistakes, please forget them. ;)
Always buy the recommended item Doran's Ring, its very effective and cheap.
After you buy sorcerers shoes, why? because if you are slow, you need to have a extreme high AP lvl. If you are a bit faster then at the beginning, its more easy to kill an enemy. Definetly because Malzahar isn't a fast Champion.
Oke, after this you can buy Rod of Ages, because it has everything you need as Malzahar: HP, Mana and AP. I think its one of the most important items in this build.
Oke, Chrystal Scepter doesn't need to be buyed, only if you have an opponent with an extremely high damage. If you are doing well early in the game, and you have a weak/neutral opponent, its better to skip this item.
Now you can choose between Lich Bane and Rabadon's Deathcap. Lich bane is very effective becuase of its passive: when you use an ability the next basic attack will deal bonus damage.
Rabadon's Deathcap is very effective becuase of its high AP. but it costs alot to buy needlesly large rod.
Hextech revolver is great becuase of its spell vamp. if you are doing well, but you have won yet, yuo can buy Hextech Gunblade.
Doran's Ring can be sold after yoru 5th or 6th buy.
I have choosen for an extremely strong malefic visions/null zone build.
If yuo want to kill an enemy its easy to put malefic visions on him. after you put directly null zone to him and nethergasp as final hit. Its so easy to burst them down with those skills!
Of course you can change a bit of this build, but this is how i did it.
Ignite is also great for Malzahar becuase it is a damage over time spell, like malefic and null.
Flash is useful for escape them. becuase you have low armore, you have to use it sometimes...
Malzahar is good to lane at mid. With Malefic Visions yuo can destoy an whole minion wave. Put malefic visions to one minion and kill him with yuor basic attack. when it hasn't stop before the minion dies, it jumps to another opponent as close as possible. if you want you can also use null zone to help a bit. with those skills high you can kill all the minions easily.
Champions are only a problem if you die at the begin. try to start with killing some minions and put sometimes malefic visions at an enemy champion. when you think you are strong enough you can put malefic visions, null zone and if yuo are lvl 6 or higher also nethergasp to kill them. And of course you can also use ignite.