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League of Legends Build Guide Author Nawze124

Malzahar's Guide to sucking faces

Nawze124 Last updated on December 15, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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Breif introduction

Hello mobafire users, this is my ever first guide so if anything looks weird that is why and also any grammar mistakes is because english is not my first language. After all that is said, here is my guide to MalzaharMalzahar is a strong mid laner, Ap carry who can melt a squishy Ad carry in seconds if taken by surprise or lock down an important champion during teamfights with his powerful ult Nether grasp . As a Malzahar player, i feel that he is very underrated as i rarely fight him on the other team. If he gets his full combo, it can be very deadly.

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Pros / Cons


-Great farmer
-One of the best ults
-Can lockdown important champions during fights
-Can spread space aids

-No escape mechanism
-Ult is useless against oranges and if a champ pickup a certain item
-Voidling can rat you out when running

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Items explanation

- Boots of Speed
Early game, Malzahar is very slow early game, just like most AP carries. Because of the fact that Malzahar doesnt have any escape mechanism, unless you take Flash, i think starting with Boots of Speed is a must. Taking AP items like Amplifying Tome may be good to get your Mejai's Soulstealer early but the Ap doesnt really benifit Malzahar very much in the early stages.

- Mejai's Soulstealer
The explanation of this item is very simple and straight forward. The reason why i always buy Mejai's Soulstealer is because of the fact some people cannot resist to Kill Steal you when you get your full combo on someone. But Kill Stealling is not the only reason why i get Mejai's Soulstealer. You do not necessarily need to get our your full combo at certain times. Sometimes, its just better to just hold someone with your Nether grasp when ganking and let your teammates do all the work and hope it is enough to get you an assist.

- Rylai's VS ROA
This is personally up for you to choose to be honest. If you want to hit your combo better, get Rylai's because of the slow. If you want to be able to take more hits late game, get ROA . There is not much to explain other than the purchasing order. It is better to buy Blasting Wand 1st then save up for a Giant's Belt if youre planning to buy Rylai's or buying Ruby Crystal THEN Blasting Wand and finishing ROA if you are planning to buy ROA .

-Finishing Boots of Speed
There is not much boots choices for Malzahar other than Sorcerer's Shoes in my opinion. But Mercury's Treads may come in handy if youre always targeted with CC. If Ad is a problem, then dont buy Ninja Tabi for armour. Instead, finish Hourglass 1st instead or Deathcap.

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Situational / Viable items

Offensive items

- Athene's Unholy Grail
I feel like this item is more suitable for someone like Veigar to be honest. But if you need a little bit more Cooldown reduction,Magic resist, and also some mana regen, this item is a good pickup. The passive is best used when you have alot of mana to begin with so the passive stays longer.

- Abyssal Mask
After the range of the magic reduction is reduced, i dont think this item is that usefull anymore unless the enemy champion is very close. If up against a close range AP champion like Katarina or Diana, then it may be usefull depending on who they focus on.

- Archangel's Staff
Im not really a big fan of this items since i rarely have any mana problems and you need to spam alot of spells to cap the mana passive. But when planning to build a more tanky build, this coupled with a defensive item with mana like Banshee's Veil and Rod of Ages will give some nice AP while being a bit more tanky than usual.

- Deathfire Grasp
I dont usually buy this since its for champions with alot of health but when using this, remember to use this first then do the usual combo as it deals the current amount of health and amplifies the magic damage they take for the next four seconds. This coupled with maybe Liandry's Torment and Null Zone can be very deadly to those beefy champions.

- Morellonomicon
This feels like it is more of a support item to be honest, its better for someone like Teemo in my opinion.

- Will of the Ancients
Getting this item may help you survive longer with the spellvamp while giving extra Ap to other champions but it kinda waste an item slot. It is better for someone else to pick it up and if you need spell vamp to survive then youre probably being too much in the front.

Defensive items

Half of these dont really need an explanation other than Ohmwrecker and Quicksilver Sash

- Banshee's Veil
Sure it gives you Health, Mana and Magic resist and also block ONE spell but is it worth the gold for just one spell? Maybe if they have just ONE stun that can interrupt your Nether Grasp then this item is a good counter for that. But usually you will get hit by other spells first making this item useless to counter those stuns.

- Ohmwrecker
Yes this item is weird but it is sometimes usefull. Using this when towerdiving a sure kill will help reduce the extra tower hits when youre ulting. Just make sure you can click all that. It also has Armour to counter those annoying Adc.

- Guardian Angel
Again, not a fan of this items. When you die and the enemy champions are surrounding your body ( which is always the case ), what are you going to do? Maybe if they are dumb enough to surround you at low health and you can maybe kill them with your space aids and spread it to others before getting killed.

- Quicksilver Sash
This..this item is probably the bane of your ulti when they figure out it cancels your ulti. Most people wont pick this up as it is very underrated. But the addition of Ad to this item may make it more usual to be picked up by the enemy team. But you can also pick up this item when you think there is alot of stuns being stacked which is stupid. Alot of people stack stuns. They should stun when your ulti is almost over.

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Yes i know this is a short guide. Idk if you can call this a guide to be honest. and btw Feedback is really appreciated and please don't downvote if you havent tried this build yet.


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