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League of Legends Build Guide Author AkaFrost

Jungle AP Malzahar Feel the voids power

AkaFrost Last updated on February 29, 2016
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Natural Talent
Bounty Hunter
Battering Blows
Piercing Thoughts

Ferocity: 12

Dangerous Game

Cunning: 18

Tough Skin
Runic Armor
Veteran's Scars
Legendary Guardian

Resolve: 0

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Hello I'm AkaFrosts a malzahar main currently Plat. I been playing Malzahar for over a year and learned alot about him. Learning neat tricks like Malz can go AD and he can jg. But I never got used to AD so I thought what would happen If I were to AP. Guessing everyone is thinking why AP jg malz. For starters you will be able to burn down tanks pretty easily thanks to liandry and and be able to support your team by slowing enemies with rylai. You will do alot of damage I mean alot. Your goal as Malz jg is to gank lanes and get assist kills and take dragon and rift So give it a try been playing Ap Malz jg for over a year now so you can trust me with this build it works in ranked you will either carry really hard or lose really hard.

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The runes are going to be 9 Magic Pen for more power, 9 armor scaling are useful for dueling adc and being able to tank damage in the jg, 9 cdr scaling are for cdr, 2 AP for more damage, and 5% cdr scaling for 20% cdr at lv 18.

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We can go either 18-12-0 for late game damage or 12-18-0 for early game damage. For this build early game damage since games end quickly now a days or build deathfire for power in team fights.

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The items here are for great for their utility and ability to play both offensively and defensively. First our jg item stalker is useful for stats of movement speed, its passive echo just like luden echos is able to hurt both monsters and champs alike and the ability to gain back mana, next is ionian boots which is for cdr which is important so you can spam out skills.After that rod of ages the best item for you overall being tanky with alot of mana and its raw ap makes it a must buy, Liandry and rylai are for its stats making you more tanky while being able to slow and burn everyone down. Lastly wota which you might find weird which isn't its raw stats 80 ap and 10% cdr make it important with its passive to spell vamp making your health bar sustained. You may swap rylai for Deathcap if you need more power.

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Passive-On every fourth ability use, Malzahar summons a Voidling that remains on the field until it is killed or 21 seconds have passed.
Voidlings grow in size after 7 seconds, gaining 50% bonus attack damage and armor, and frenzy after 14 seconds, gaining 100% bonus attack speed.

Q Call of the void-Malzahar summons two orbs at the target location perpendicular to which way he is facing after a 0.5-second delay, dealing magic damage to all enemies caught between the orbs and Silence icon silencing them.

W Null Zone-Malzahar creates a zone of negative energy for 5 seconds, dealing magic damage every second to all enemies standing on it, capped at 120 against minions and monsters.

E Malefic Visions-Malzahar infects the target enemy's mind, dealing them magic damage every half second over 4 seconds.If the target dies during this time, they pass Malefic Visions onto the closest enemy, refreshing the duration and restoring a portion of Malzahar's mana.

R Nether grasp-Malzahar Airborne icon knocks down the target enemy champion and channels for up to 2.5 seconds, suppressing them and dealing them magic damage every half second while the channel holds.

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Skill Sequence

start with q call of the void or w Null zone any works fine then place a point to w or q then a point to e malefic visions.

The reason why we max E first is because it's Malz best farming tool for mana and it's reliable damage.

Next we max out Q for it's instant damage and OP 3 second silence which is One of the longest silence in the game.

Max out R ult because it's ult and ganking machine.

Lastly W the last thing we put skill points to for late game Health Percent damage. Mainly for tanks and escapes or captures.

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Pros / Cons

-Natural bruiser
-Has the power to solo dragon and rift
-Able to steal dragon and baron with Q
-He can 1 vs 1 super well
-Has a 3 second silence Q OP also its range is nice for dragon and baron steals.
-Null zone W that hurts tanks and with Rylai nice tool to close the Gap or escape.
-Malefic Visions spreads and Works with DFT also can become a permaslow with Max cdr
-Great CC after rylai
-Can turn around team fights by hitting the right person with q
-great at helping killing baron and dragon thanks to voidlings and Null Zone
-Good tower defender
-Works well with Liandry and Rylai. Making every skill better with the ability of near perma-Slow and Percent Damage.
-Nether Grasp can start a fight or grab anyone out of postion
-Really good damage early game - Late game
-Not so great at 1 vs 2
-Quick silver sash works on your e and ult
-Q is a skill shot so it can miss
-Null zone is easy to walk out of without Rylai
-No mobility
-A siting duck while using Ult screaming please attack me

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Creeping / Jungling

Your goal as a jungler is to gank the lanes to keep them ahead and take dragon and rift.

Malzahar needs to power farm early to be able to gank effectively you may gank at 4 5 6 any will do.

The rules of Jungle is to gank lanes that you know will snowball or become useful not lanes that are feeding really hard those lanes are lost instead gank other lanes to balance them out.

First Clear

Your start will be Blue remember to use your skill at 1:40 tank the damage for your voidling then when it grows let it tank the hits smite it.

After that grab wolves and gromp let your voidling attack while you tank until it grows big then let it tank switch and repeat.

Next you can do raptors to get level 3 kill the small one first then the big one last.

After that go for red and kill the big one fast and smite it.

Lastly go for the golems kill the small one first then the big one tank some damage for your voidling to grow big.

Now B and buy Hunter potion and hunter machete and charge up for voidling.

Now you have a choice to farm to 6 or gank a lane either one is fine

If gank a lane find a lane that is evenly pushed or overpushed then wait for your chance and kill them or burn their flash.

Farm to 6 keep on farming until you reach 6 grab your blue and head out to a lane and wait for your chance then go for the kill.

When your done ganking you may solo Dragon or Rift depending on what you need. Dragon for denying your enemies dragon or rift for quicker recall and enhance stats and a mini baron buff to push. Remember voidlings should be big when attempting this.

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If a enemy tower dives you null zone and Malefic Vision and Ult. If it's 1 vs 2 just Land q on them and then go for the squishy and full combo them for at least a trade kill.

Starting with Q-call of the void or W-Null zone use it three times at spawn so you can charge up for a voidling at the beginning of the game with a nice pet that does good damage and will tank jungle creeps.

If the enemy buys a Quick Silver Sash just ult someone else or just remember they spend gold on you. Remember ult still does damage if their in range even with qss.

Voidlings can be used to Proc Liandry and Rylai,also they can be used as a Gap closer.

Null Zone with Rylai is your escape skill thanks to it's 0 cast time which means they step on it and take a good chunk or they back off which is fine either way.

Use Call of the void to silence or for safe range damage on enemy champs use it mainly on mid or support since they have the biggest impact on team fights.

Malefic Vision Can spread which is neat and can land you some free kills

Voidlings can be meatshields to defend against certain skills.

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The end will be updating if needed to thank you for looking at this guide.