Malzahar Build Guide by Alexsyko
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Sorry about not updating this build in a while, i kinda got bored of jungling. But this week i well work 10x harder to gather more info about malzahar jungle so stay tune.
Welcome to my Malzahar jungle build, in this build i tell you the basic items you are gonna need to do so, if you have any suggestion then please leave a comment. This is also my first build ever uploaded to mobafire so if something is off tell me and i'll most likely fix it, and i'll be updating this when ever i can or if i find something new, Thank you.
Pros / Cons
His ult is really good for ganks or in team fights
Malefic visions is really good for picking off low health targets ( but might also steal some kills early game )
Can do alot of damage mid game and late
Cant really gank at low levels
Squishy ( until you get rods of age's )
Can be bullied by stronger jungler's ( lee sin, J4, etc )
Always targeted first due to ult ;)
Give up buffs?
Now this happens ALOT when i play malzahar jungle, i use to not give the blue buff and i still dont, but if your mid laner is whining about it then its up to you, i wouldn't depending if you trust that person with your blue buff or not. Remeber your the jungler if you dont want to give your buffs to anyone then you dont have to, in my opinion its safer for the jungler to have the buffs other then the laners because buffs can help you clear waves faster and can really help with ganks, but in mid to late game then maybe its a good time for them to have the buffs
( MAYBE )
Now if you haven't farmed enough to get your ult yet then DON'T WORRY at lease try to gank, what you need to do is get your basic combo off, Q then W and E then start autoing. By then the top laner should of either died or backed depending on if your top lane helped you or if you did the combo right. Gank failed? then right away go back to farming.
If you do have your ult, then use the combo above BEFORE ULTING.
Team fights & Who to ult
Malzahar is a good mage, with a very good ult and skills that allow him poke at his enemies, tho in team fights he can be a little bit useless if his ult is down, but if it isn't then oh boy is the enemies adc or other carry gonna have a bad time, you should already know what to do.
But if you don't normally just ult who ever is a pest to your team ( either the adc or someone else that is fed, NEVER Ult the tank that's just dumb and a waste of time plus it makes you wide open for the kill ) Plus when ulting watch out for anyone who well stop your ult aka blitz crank with his pull or any other cc. Bottom line, ult either the adc or mid laner, maybe the top laner depending on who the top laner is of it the top laner is fed.
I've been thinking about this for a while, i also tried to do it in some of my games ( just for you guys ) to see if i would recommend it or not. The thing is, malzahar is to weak of a jungler to counter jungle, if he gets caught then that's it, no escapes, no stuns ( until level 6 of course ) noting, you can try but i wouldn't recommend it, i've tried and it hasn't gone well at all.
If you are gonna counter jungle
I would not try to counter jungle these champions.
( NOTE; i have not went up against some of these junglers, i'm just assuming that you shouldn't try and counter jungle them as they could snap malzahar in half )