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Malzahar Build Guide by Rermo99

Mortality is weakness~Choose your Style~Malzahar Guide

By Rermo99 | Updated on July 21, 2019
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Krobek | March 13, 2019 12:17pm
But why you create this guide u have b1 lol
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Rermo99 (5) | March 13, 2019 2:10pm
Lol I know that it is weird but I just don't play ranked because I play for fun (yes for fun). So each year since one of my friend bully me until I do my ranked, I only do my placements, and no more. Since I was bronze 4 at season 6, It influenced the result of my ranked no matter how I play, so I always get in bronze but I'm too lazy to climb up. Last season I tried to hit silver almost a day before the end of the season and past from B3 to B1 xD, One more day I would have been silver but honestly I don't care. I still have the knowledge, just not the skills that is needed with it.
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Fruxo (78) | March 13, 2019 12:51pm
Being low elo doesn't have anything to do with making a guide for a champion you like. If you know the champion in and out and how to properly make it so that others can use it to climb, then there's no problems.

Sure, being higher elo makes it better because, you will be getting much more experience with playing in high elo, then you would in lower elo. But it still doesn't have any impact on making guides here on MobaFire.

Just because you are low elo, doesn't mean you can't create guides. :)
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Darthmos | March 11, 2019 6:34am
Man, thank you very much for this guide. This is awesome, im loving play with this champion and the guide help me a lot ! Awesome work!
PS: Thanks for the music sugestion, that september music is sick and makes me play 200% better, togheter with the "can't touch this" one.
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Rermo99 (5) | March 11, 2019 7:56am
Haha thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment, but the music choice isn't from me. The first time Malzahar and September were merge into perfection was when MagikarpUsedFly made his Actual malzahar champion spotlight, about the old malzahar.
Glad you liked my guide!
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RainbowNova (4) | February 3, 2019 11:51pm
Thanks for making such a detailed guide! I've been trying to find out how to lane against malzahar, and it's great to know that even Malzahar mains know there's no counterplay to him, besides the Cleanse item thingie.
In all seriousness though, very nice and detailed guide, with a lot of personality. Keep making more like these, +1 upvote.

Have a nice day,

-"Chaos builds over time" RainbowNova
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Rermo99 (5) | February 4, 2019 8:03am
I knew someone would use my guide someday to counter Malzahar! Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. If you really wants to counter Malzahar, pick either Zilean for mid, or anything that can one shot all his minion like Renekton for top lane, pick Quicksilver Sash for his level 6 and if you're tank, take the Adaptive Helm. That's what counters him. 2 Items and anything that kills his voidling really fast. However, it is, even for me, still unknown what counters Malzahar's splitpushing ability late game exept a team full of teleport xD
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RainbowNova (4) | February 4, 2019 8:37am
Hmmm, Mercurial Scimitar on Veigar... Hmmmmmm. Adaptive Helm would definitely work on Veigar, because of his infinite AP stacking.

I like playing Veigar and Zoe, and with Zoe it's impossible for me to 1v1 Malzahar, but with Veigar it shouldn't be too hard, but it still is because I suck with him lol.

NEW PLAN, FULL TANK Veigar AGAINST Malzahar, MERCURY THREADS, Adaptive Helm, Warmog's Armor, EVERYTHING, MORE Adaptive Helm.

-"Chaos builds over time" RainbowNova
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SiirSeverim | February 3, 2019 8:43am
Why do you choose ghost for CDR/Mana Sustain Malzahar? I think teleport is better. What do you tihnk?
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Rermo99 (5) | February 3, 2019 9:23am
Actually the summoner spells aren't tied to each build. I was planning making a chapter to explain that, because Flash/Ignite is for a standard midlane or to suppress an endless healing from a champion, Flash/Ghost for a more mobile game to roam or anything that needs more movement speed and Ghost/Ignite for a go-for-the-kill lane. But I completely forgot the Flash/TP, my bad. It's good if you plan on going in a "Only-towers-matter" and go with the extrem split pusher Malzahar playstyle. It can also help you deal with that hard matchup by winning the other lanes. Teleport for Malzahar hasn't been a choice for me since I don't play often in ranked and that I'm still stuck low elo (kill me pls), but I think it can be a pick depending on the enemy team. If they got a tryndamere who only split push, TP could help.
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Eatonchairs (1) | January 19, 2019 11:11pm
is corruption pot a good start?
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Rermo99 (5) | January 20, 2019 5:11am
Maybe for the build with glacial augment. It is still in test right now, but you can surely take it for top lane
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Mofonoob12 (3) | January 18, 2019 7:45am
There is no damage . Pretty bad !
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Rermo99 (5) | January 18, 2019 11:03am
I would like more information if there is something wrong with the guide. It could help bring more damage the "full damage malzahar" part of the guide, which I suppose you were talking about.
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nullptr (1) | December 26, 2018 3:32am
Very cool guide. I am playing Malzahar on and off for such a long time now. This guide convinced me picking him as one of my three main champs. While I knew the majority of these information already, I have to confess, I always went E->Q->W and totally ignored my Voidlings. Let's try this. Thanks for the informative and funny guide!
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Rermo99 (5) | December 26, 2018 7:11am
Thanks for the comment! I too goes E>Q>W sometimes, but taling W second allows me to go for more damages. I surely miss the good silence early game, but full damage Malzahar os my style, so I prefer damages over CC xD
Glad you liked my guide and thanks again for the comment!
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Quirennor (1) | December 9, 2018 4:04am
Short Correction: You wrote in the mid game, that mal would have 35% CD reduction. Thats only 25%, Archangels staff only gives 10% now.
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Rermo99 (5) | December 12, 2018 9:02am
For what I see, it still gives a total of 20% CDR, 10% of base CDR that can be stack if you buy multiple AS, and 10% from the unique passive haste, that gives 10% CDR, that cannot be stack since it's a unique passive. If the change is currently on the PBE I might haven't seen it yet, but the change will only appear on the chapter "Nerf/buff & surrender@20"
Let me know where you have seen that changes, it might be a bug in the game too.
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Quirennor (1) | December 8, 2018 12:45pm
Where is the cheat sheet you mentioned in the patch notes pls i need it
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Rermo99 (5) | December 8, 2018 1:08pm
With the new guide editor it is no longer on the website, actually I didn't noticed it xD
When I say I updated the cheat sheet it's more the way to say that I updated something in the build. However, if you check the app LoLCatalyst on your cellphone, there is the top guide of mobafire for every champion on the app, and when you select the guide of your choice there is the equivalente of the good old cheat sheet.
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Quirennor (1) | December 8, 2018 1:22pm
thx
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Splj (1) | December 4, 2018 2:27pm
Bro, i use the runes you use on hihg damage malza, but i buy items in this order:first last chapter per mana sustain, so i buy Rylai, and complete ludens after. Because whit rylai you proc cheap shot every time you get a E on the oponent, and if you reset whit your Q you get 2 cheap shots free. In gamea whit 30 mins you get 2,5 damage only on that rune. What you think about? Buyng ludens first is worth comparing whit a damage of this rune?
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Rermo99 (5) | December 4, 2018 4:24pm
Ok I try this and let me say... DANG BOY! I did like 2 time the amount of true damage I usually do in a game! I feel like this is a must, to rush rylai's as the first item when building full damage malzahar because of Cheap Shot. You got my approval on this bro!
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Rermo99 (5) | December 4, 2018 2:32pm
mmh Imma try this soon I got a lot of things to do with school, but I got a bit of time tonight! Sounds like something to boost the spirit of full damage malzahar. I think it could work tho, getting luden's fast isn't the most important, as long as you get your lost chapter first. Gonna reply about this later!
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Rogue8801 (1) | September 12, 2018 12:30pm
Would you recommend roa malzahar and if so how do you play and build him if you start roa instead of ludens or just build roa into the build
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Rermo99 (5) | September 12, 2018 12:59pm
I won't start with it first of all. Getting the Lost Chapter with malzahar at your first recall will be a lot stronger than any other item. So I strongly recommend to build either Luden's Echo for Full damage malzahar or Archangel's Staff for more mana sustain as your first item.
Then, RoA is in the possibility as a second item (or 3rd if you count the boots as an item), but only if you feel better with it than with the Rylai's/Liandry's, which are core items for Malzahar.
The thing about RoA is that it is a good Item to pick first, because it stack over time, but malzahar is a lot stronger with Luden or Archangel. Additionnaly, it is super important to take your Rylai's&Liandry's combo before anything else. Those are the core item for him to be good. Then, once you have them, you already have 3 or 4 items : Luden's Echo, Sorcerer's Shoes, Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Liandry's Torment. The game will already be around 20 minutes long, so you'll probably won't have the time to stack you RoA.

Yet again, if you want the RoA for the healing On-Cast aspect in late game, I think you should try to go with Hextech Gunblade instead. It already have a lot more synergy with malzahar than RoA for the hybrid damage and the healing is only reduced for Hextech Gunblade on AoE effects, while Malzahar's main source of damages are Malefic Visions, which is a damage over time and Void Swarm, which is basically like basic attacks from your minions.

Over all I don't recommend it, exept if you really want over 3k health, but I don't think it's necessary. I honestly put it in the "possibilities for sustain" items for some reason I don't even know myself xD
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Rogue8801 (1) | September 13, 2018 6:22am
ah ok makes sense i was watching someone on the pbe doing it and i wanted an opinion from someone with alot of time on the champs if it was actually viable
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Garwarrior (1) | September 11, 2018 9:26am
Yo comence a jugar con malzahar en vista de que estaba jugando muy mal con ekko y de verdad que el champ me gusta ¡Y MUCHO!, hace unos dias despues de jugar una partida con ekko (en la que banearon al viejo Malzha) deje las runas de ekko sin querer (electrocutar con brujeria) y vaya que hice destrozos con el viejo malzha, apenas me di cuenta las cambie a las normales (aery y eso) pero al ver aqui el uso que le das a electrocutar con malzha sin duda las voy a probar despues de mi experiencia con aquellas runas mal configuradas.

Muchas gracias.
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Rermo99 (5) | September 11, 2018 1:28pm
Hi there Garwarrior!
It's a bit hard for me to understand your comment because I mostly speak english and french, but I managed to understand the essential!

Thanks for the comment, I do love Electrocute on Malzahar too. To be honest I always play with full damage malzahar because it is sooo funny how much damage you can get out of this. I've spent a lot of time on developping it to maximize the damage and there it is now!
I'm glad it helped you using what you like on malzahar, and thanks you again for the comment!
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