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League of Legends Build Guide Author Kittencakes1

The Real Guide, The Best Guide. (Malzahar)

Kittencakes1 Last updated on July 10, 2014
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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.



Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

Threats to Malzahar with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Annie You have the range advantage on her, don't let her get close and you WIN
Brand Again with range advantage. Brand is easily enough avoided.
Karthus Range advantage. Get wrekt Karthus
Katarina Your ulti absolutely shuts this spinning b*tch down.
Ryze Ryze? What a joke.
Teemo You have the range on this annoying F**KFACE, shut him down.
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So you wanna play Malzahar? Think you got what it takes?

Updated last on 7/10/14

Malzahar is probably one of the stronkest ap carries in this game. Legit. I swear I will fight you IRL if you even dare think that this man from the void isn't like a white supergiant star. Enemies get near you, and you know what happens when you fly towards the Motherf***ing Sun? That's right, you melt. So you might be asking me, "Ok, that isn't really all that specific. Could you maybe elaborate as to why I should choose this man over some other chump?" You're damn right I will, just keep reading this guide and you'll be DIAMOND tier in no time.

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Pros / Cons


'Cause that's what you're gonna be once you read this guide.

Purple is the best color. Hands down.
Melts EVERYBODY. Tanks? Melted. ADC? Melted. AP Carry? Melted.


Yeah right. I'd say his only con is that he is squishy, but that's to be expected with an all-powerful mage. Just look at f***ing DUMBLEDORE. Totally bada** wizard, yet dies so easily (SPOILER ALERT).

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Runes, Runes, and More Runes.


Greater Mark of Magic Penetration

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration

Greater Glyph of Mana Regeneration

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
So let's talk about thiscrazyy sh*t.

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
If I need to explain this to you, you should go back to Pre-K, chump. Your enemies got magic resistance? Ha, not anymore. Malzahar doesn't even know the definition of "magic resistance."

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration
Let's be real honest here, powerful mages use a lot of mana, and Malzahar is the Dalai Lama of mages. Mana doesn't just grow on trees, so use these to spam like crazyy

Greater Glyph of Mana Regeneration

Yeah that's right, you thought those scaling mana regen seals were enough? THINK AGAIN! Malzahar is the best mage in this freakshow, and the best mage uses a lot of mana. Get these or you're just going to be a sub-par mage.

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Imagine this, Malzahar goes to the gym everyday to pump iron. He's looking for that extra OOMPH to get the most of this workout. Well have I got a great deal for you Malzahar, Greater Quintessence of Ability Power. Yeah, this is basically legal steroids. Use these to dominate early game.

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Masteries (Boring sh*t that doesn't matter)


Alright we're gonna break this SH*T down piece by piece.


Because this SH*T is downright OFFENSIVE!

CD reduction. Makes you cast spells faster, makes your opponents cry harder.

This will pump out even more SOUL CRUSHING DAMAGE for your Malefic Visions. You will be annihilating those minions.

Mental Force
Need I say more? It's extra AP. Moving on.

3 hp and 1 mana from each unit killed? OPOPOPOPOPOPOPOP

Arcane Mastery
Mo' AP, Mo' tears.

Just as your enemies thought they would get away, the voice booms AN ENEMY HAS BEEN Swain. (GG, they better surrender at 20.)

If you want to truly be the Archmage, take this. Hands down, not up for debate.

Devastating Strikes
You're damn right they are.

Arcane Blade
Wow, not only are you blasting them with spells, but also shooting DEATH lasers out of your eyes.

The cherry on the offense tree cake. Crush them.


Get to base fast, get back to lane even faster.

All wizards, mages, sorcerers, and any other damn spellcaster you can think of does this. You can't be a mage without being able to control your thoughts (AKA Mo' mana regen).

Summoner's Insight
Oh DAYUM! This makes YOU, the summoner, stronger. How could you not take a mastery that makes YOU stronger (2stronk RIOT, plz nerf).

Makes potions last longer. Nothing much to say about this one.

Runic Affinity
Who cares about the rest of the utility tree. This is the skill you wanted. Increases the duration of buffs like blue and red by 20%. Unless your jungler is a complete SCRUB, he'll give you blue 100% of the time because you'll use it much more effectively then he will.

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Items (It's about time!)

Thank ZEUS we're finally done talking about runes and masteries.

Build order goes a little something like this:

1. Doran's Ring and 2x Health Potion If you don't take these items you should probably go back to playing Ashe in the tutorial!

2. Next, you're gonna want to grab your Sorcerer's Shoes so your feet don't get COLD. (Also, these absolutely MELT your enemies.)

3. Blasting Wand into Rod of Ages. By the time you get these you should be LEGENDARY. If you're not, you should probably UNINSTALL LoL, because you're not worthy to play Malzahar.

4. By now, your enemies are sitting in base waiting for you to single-handedly destroy their nexus. You should now be sitting back in your easy chair and laughing your *** off. You should purchase the delicious crying mask known as Liandry's Torment and then go Void Staff into Rabadon's Deathcap. Finish your clearly OP build off with Zhonya's Hourglass. However, if their team is heavy AP (Because only an entire team of mages can stop Malzahar) then you should consider changing Zhonya's Hourglass and building Abyssal Mask instead.

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Skill Sequence (Butter Toast)

Do you like Bread and Butter??? WELL YOU BETTER! 'Cause we're about to talk about some bread and butta (along with some other skills).

Call Of The Void

You want to spam this on enemies so they'll STFU and get damaged at the same time. That's exactly what they deserve, bastards.

This skill is what started THE TRAIL OF TEARS. Place this on top of someone before you ulti them and watch their HP magically disappear! However, it doesn't reach it's maximum efficiency until mid/late game where it melts everybody ( Warmog's Armor beware!). You're a wizard Malzahar.

Oh, this delicious skill. Just imagine a perfectly browned slice of bread. Crunchy and warm. Then you spread some golden I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!™ all over it. And what do you have? Bread and butter. That's right, this skill is your bread and butter. This is also your farming skill. You want to place this on minions in your lane. Make those poor minions have NIGHTMARES of you MURDERING their entire family because of the visions you placed inside their head. And when an enemy champion get's close enough, they too feel the horror that is Malefic Visions.

If you try to picture this skill without Malzahar's arm in it it looks like a caterpillar shooting a laser out of it's eyes. And that's exactly what you'll be doing. Once you get your WEAK and SPINELESS opponent low enough, you should use your null zone in conjunction with this skill. Your enemy will die. Guaranteed.

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Team Work (You'd better hope your team is as good as you...)

I don't have much to say about this one other than since you're mid you should constantly be checking top and bottom for ganking opportunities. Your ulti is perfect for it. Be a LEGEND. Other than that, just pray to Zeus that your team mates don't feed, because it's impossible to feed as Malzahar.

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I wanted to get a little more in depth with this in case you're INCAPABLE of reading earlier which skills you should be using. If you play Malzahar correctly than you should have COMPLETE and UTTER lane dominance when it comes to farming creeps.

Early Game

Early on you're going to be wanting to put Malefic Visions on a creep and you want to focus attacking that creep because you want your Malefic Visions to continue spreading. The absolute most BOSS A** thing about this ability is that it gives you mana back for each unit killed. So you really want this SH*TFEST to spread. If you have to, use your Call of the Void to help spread Malefic Visions.
In all seriousness you should do it way better than I did in this video...I included this so the jist of what I was trying to say would be easily understandable.

Mid Game

By this time you should have Rod of Ages and Liandry's Torment. With Liandry's Torment and a maxed Malefic Visions minions should be melting like no man's business. You might still need to hang around and make sure you get the minions, but it should be much easier than it was early game.

Late Game

By this point creeping shouldn't even be an issue. Just Malefic Visions and walk away to slaughter more of your enemies. Malefic Visions should (hopefully) spread throughout the entire minion wave and you shouldn't have to worry about spreading it yourself.

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Wow your eyes didn't burn out from the sheer EPIC WIN of this very SERIOUS guide (This is like the Elder Scroll yo, you can't even HANDLE IT, you gotta be awesome as F**K to even look at it, or you go blind or mad). If you were chosen to play this beast of an AP carry, then go forth and slaughter your enemies. My reaction to any trolls or haters who downvote this guide:

If anyone is curious and would like to get in contact with me you can reach me through several platforms:

1. League of Legends (I just wrote a guide, how the F**K would you not be able to reach me here) My summoner name is Kittencakes1

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