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Malz top .. workable ? (yes)
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Manaless and has wave clear + gap closers. This guy semi counters you.
Manaless and can spam wave clear. Hard to target while in shroud (though your E will pass to him). Semi counters you.
Has wave clear but is mana dependant. Easy to dodge his AOE heal/damage. if you have your passive on he cant stun you and it ruins his combo.
Has wave clear but is non mobile. He will heal most of your damage and will push with his abilities. This guy is a prime gank target.
I've played this lane so many times :-) Malz counter darius. you out ranged his Q and his E and he has no mobility so easy ganks and non stop kills with your jungler help + your ulti.
Basically a farm lane. You cant kill him and he cant kill you. If he push and builds only spirit visage against you .. ask for ganks and he is dead (with your ulti). Build anti heal item against this guy.
You counter him, but he is stronger early game. Your shield counter his stun and you have better wave clear .. try to push him.
You kind of counter him. You can easily stay far enough to not take any damage and his gap closer is short range.
This guy is supposed to counter you, but he doesnt. You do hybrid damage with your pets. Plus he constantly hard push .. ask for ganks and get kills with ulti.
Difficulty of this lane depends on how good this GP is with his barrels. If you manage to take them out before he blows them you win. His W counter your stun so use ulti with care and at the right time.
He cant do anything to you and you cant kill him. When you get your slow item he wont get anywhere near you ever.
Manaless without wave clear. you can easily outpush him, just be careful when he is in mega form and tries to jump on you.
You hard counter heimer. Especially after you get rid of your mana problems. Take out of his turrets when he place them with your E + W + Q and he is helpless.
This guy (or girl) will constantly hard push and somehow wont run out of mana. If you manage to not make any mistakes at all it will be a stale farm lane. if you make one mistake or two .. you die. If he is bad he will eat your E constantly and will get weaker. Jungler help is critical.
Strong gap closer with stun - semi counter you. This lane depends greatly on Irelias skill. If the guy just farms passivly you win. if he manages to take out your passive and then stun you and full combo you - you lose.
2 gap closers that do lots of damage. IF this guy is skilled and doesnt only farm he will destroy you.
You can handle a jax if you safely E + W and then Q the wave from enough distance. his wave clear is bad and when he is under turret he dies, but if you make a mistake and let him jump on you - YOU die.
Easy lane. 2 Things to mention - stand behind minions so his Q doesnt hit you. and out push him so he runs out of mana and starts losing. Dont stand close to him when he has enough mana so he cant combo you.
If this guy is a bad player and constantly push with his E he lose to ganks. When you have enough mana you can even out push him with your pets.
Manaless with a wave clear, but his wave clear requires him to be in the wave so he is vulnerable. Outpush him and E him when he tries to E the wave. At his level 6 he CAN kill you even if he has lower hp.
Manaless without wave clear. If you play safe you destroy him. One thing to notice - if you ulti him when he is riding his lizard and you get him dismounted .. it will break your ulti. so use ulti in ganks or when he is dismounted.
Manaless with wave clear that requires him to be there. Easy lane if you stand behind minions. If he goes in E him - simple.
You out range his abilities and have more mana to spam than him. play right and outpush him and he will have to waste his mana pool on the minions instead of Q you.
Farm lane. He cant get to you and you cant kill him. This lane is easy though becoz he WILL run out of mana and then you can simply push safely.
Manaless with wave clear and shield who can heal himself - this guy counters you. Only thing that works for you is that he has no mobility and easy to gank with your ulti.
You are weak early game and cant reliably zone him out of stacking. When he gets spirit visage and out heals your damage it is all over. Dont pick malz top vs nasus.
Got wave clear and shield, but cant reach you .. you can constantly kite him with abilities until he is weak.
Nunu & Willump
New nunu has amazing self heal and wave clear. You cant escape his ulti if you dont have yours and he has a lot of CC.
A good Olaf will spam his Q on you and will out heal your damage. a weak Olaf will miss his Q and will heal some of your damage. Your ulti is worthless against him.
Too much tankiness and wave clear. If he is smart he will W your pets and you will run manaless.
You hard counter Pantheon, but you need to play correctly. The key here is that your mana pool is bigger and better and you can spam abilities forever (with tear). Eventualy you outpush him under turret and he will rage quit or ask for babysit. Even if he gets close and full combo you you lose half HP (with your shield on) and you can full combo him for his full hp (he wont build hp items).
No wave clear and mana dependant, but long gap closer. A good poppy will constantly E + Q you no matter what and you have no answer to that. A bad poppy will miserably farm while you kite him forever.
You semi counter quinn in top since he cant outpush you.
Come on .. how can you possibly lose this ? :-)
Manaless + wave clear + double gap closer + stun. This guy will destroy you in lane if you leave turret. If he is fed he can dive and kill you even if you have ulti.
Easy farm lane. If you dont get too close to the bush he hides in he cant touch you and you out scale him later. When he jumps on a minion E him. If you manage to ward the bush he is in use W and then Q too and he lose half HP. If this guy is smart he will push your lane and then roam.
Lots of gap closers + manaless + shield + stun. Will destroy you in lane if you leave turret, but he cant dive you. Dont pick Malz top vs riven.
Hard counters you in lane. Manaless + shield + best wave clear possible with enough range to hurt you when you even try to E him/minion. You are kind of safe under turret. Dont pick Malz vs this guy.
Easy lane .. he will run out of mana and stands still when he attacks you .. simply Q him and he cant even use abilities :-)
You hard counter shen in lane. You out range and out push him easily. He cant even touch you and cant build against your hybrid damage. Simply hard push and you win.
This can be a hard lane if he proxy early game since you have no answer for that. Only with first mana item you can hold wave outside turret range with your pets and then it becomes a farm lane. If he doesnt proxy you can handle him easily since he gets in combo ranged to use poison.
Hard counters you with his long range slow that takes out your shield and he can just walk and full combo you. If he is a bad Sion you have a chance by out pushing him, but dont count on it.
You out range him and out push him.. He will lose under turret. Be careful not to eat his drag back since it will work through your passive.
Easily lane once you have enough mana to spam abilities. Stand behind mnions so he cant touch you and harass him freely.
You hard counter teemo since you dont depend on auto attacks and your shield will take one auto attack from him or his Q. Once you have one item you can all in him every time you want and he dies.
Easily lane if you dont over extend and let him wall and run + kill you. Buy anti heal item against him.
Manaless + gap closer + heal + timer ticks against you. You cant reliably harass him enough early game and if he is lucky and E + enough crits - you lose. Dont pick Malz vs tryn top.
Oh come on .. cant be easier .. right ? :-)
You kind of counter him. His only answer to you is his Q which is predictable and dodgeable. Dont get too close and just harass with abilities and he lose.
Wave clear + gap closer, but mana hungry. Play safe and dont let him take out your passive or he will all in you.
Manaless + weak wave clear. This is a farm lane where non of you can kill the other. If he plays right you wont do any damage (or lasting damage to him), if you play right he wont be able to hurt you .. sometimes his Q will take out your shield but wont do any damage to you. When you have enough mana you can out push him and you win.
Stay in safe distance + buy boots early and spam abilities and you win. Buy anti heal item against him and ask for ganks.
Gap closer + high burst damage. If he doesnt play passive he will destroy you.
Gap closer + with no wave clear. Even if he jumps on you you have time to full combo him and walk away.
I have played this lane soooo many times. Yasuo players are always cocky and will hard push. Auto attack his shield and then E him, if he sticks around W him too and he lose half HP. Early game you will have mana issues so a gank or 2 will help. Mid/Late game you destroy him on sight.
This guy can out heal your early damage and out push you with his pets. it is CRITICAL to get a babysit. Good news is that he cant escape your combo and die to ganks easily. Mid game when you have enough mana you can stop his hard pushing with your abilities reliably and ulti him when someone comes to help you for a kill.