Malzahar Build Guide by Kreutznaer
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Threats to Malzahar with this build
|Heimerdinger||No chances for him, you can set your Malephic visions on her turrets. The only problem is that he can be a better pusher than you are. In that ocassion get a second doran's ring no matter what.|
|Karthus||Karthus is too squishy to play against a big nuker. Be offensive, exchange damages with him and watch ganks. You should loose against him.|
|Katarina||No problems with Kata. You are a better farmer, a better pusher and she has to be on you to activate her ultimate. Wait for her, and kill her with your combo.|
Hello everybody. I am Nozar in EUW server, and this is my first attempt to create a guide over my most played champ Malzahar (over 1k games between normal and ranked). Playing him since the first season, I've seen many Malzahar that, from my point of view, have lost the aim of what a Malzahar should be: A farming beast in early, a great nuker in mid game, a great "support" in late. So I started thinking about crafting my guide (not thinking that I am better than anybody of course) but I will try to make my contribution to all Malzahar players.
I was the kind of player that enters a guide to see the build, the maestries and maybe the skill sequence so I will try to create a short guide (A "Reading notes" Guide with some other chapters) with the most important aspects I think a Malzahar's player should take into account
Pros / Cons
Strong Early and Late Game
Long Range Harass
Drops Focus Very Quickly
Hard to Learn
Easy focus while Ultimate
Easy to Overestimate
What turns a good Malzahar in a Great Malzahar is to keep in mind his functions in the game. He's a good ganker but he's a better pusher. Many of your enemies will camp and gank other lanes, what you should do is, as soon as they disappear, warn your team, and push like hell. Even if they kill, the game consists on taking the Nexus, you will be doing objective by destroying turrets. Of course, if they start killing and killing, help your team. Dont be idle and try to counter gank.
IMPORTANT, in teamfights, you are not an AP nuker. Your ultimate makes you so vulnerable that you should only spell it if their adc is out of position and nobody can stun you or shield them. What you become is an AP support for your adc. Stay close to it, if anything jumps on it you will be too far to be stunned by another member of their team. Your adc will survive, and that can make the difference in a game. That doesnt mean that you should be doing nothing during teamfights, spam your abilities from the distance but be close enough to your adc to spell your ultimate on whatever goes on them.
This is my first Guide and probably I missed lots of things although I just wanted to make a quick guide. Feel free to comment, critisize, give advices or whatever you think it may be useful and I will take it into consideration.
Thanks all for reading the Guide :)