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Malzahar Build Guides, Runes and Items

Malzahar The Prophet of the Void

Find the best Malzahar build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.23. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Malzahar build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Malzahar's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Malzahar Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Malzahar we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Malzahar, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Malzahar this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 13.23. However, if you are a new Malzahar player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Malzahar!

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Patch 13.23: 54,233 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Malzahar's Runes

Malzahar's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 74% Pickrate

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LoL Path: Inspiration
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Malzahar's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

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LoL Path: Precision
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Malzahar's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 4% Pickrate

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LoL Path: Domination
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Malzahar's Summoner Spells

Malzahar's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 87% Pickrate

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Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Malzahar's Starters

Malzahar's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 76% Pickrate

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Malzahar Counters

Learn Malzahar's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Malzahar guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!

This counter data is for Malzahar MIDDLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Malzahar. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Malzahar Skins

Malzahar's Abilities

Malzahar's Void Shift
Void Shift Malzahar's Passive Malzahar's Passive
Malzahar's Passive
Malzahar's Passive
Malzahar skirts the line between dimensions, activating Void Shift after avoiding direct damage for 30 / 24 / 18 / 12 seconds. During Void Shift, Malzahar takes 90% reduced damage and is immune to crowd control. Malzahar loses Void Shift 0.25 second after taking damage from a non-minion source or blocking a crowd control effect.
Malzahar's Call of the Void
Call of the Void Malzahar's Q Ability
Malzahar opens two portals to the void. After a 0.25 cast time and a 0.4 second delay, the portals fire projectiles which deal 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+55% of ability power) magic damage and silence champions for 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 seconds.
Malzahar's Void Swarm
Void Swarm Malzahar's W Ability
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
Malzahar gains a stack of Gathering Swarm when he casts other abilities (max 2). On cast, Malzahar summons a Voidling, plus an additional Voidling per stack of Gathering Swarm (max 3 per cast). Voidlings will fight nearby enemies for 8 / 8 / 9 / 9 / 10 seconds.

Voidling attacks deal 5-64.5 (at levels 1-18) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) plus 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20 (+20% of ability power) (+0.4 per bonus attack damage) magic damage (50% damage against monsters). Voidlings prefer to attack targets afflicted by Malefic Visions or Nether Grasp and deal 300% damage to minions affected by Malefic Visions.

Voidlings have 65-201 health, 16-50 armor and 8-25 magic resist (at levels 1-18). Turret and champion basic attacks kill Voidlings instantly, regardless of health. Voidlings have 400 movement speed and give a bounty of 2 gold when killed.
Malzahar's Malefic Visions
Malefic Visions Malzahar's E Ability
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
15 / 13 / 11 / 9 / 7
Malzahar inflicts terrible visions, dealing 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+80% of ability power) magic damage over 4 seconds. Applying Call of the Void or Nether Grasp to the victim during this time refreshes the visions. If the victim dies, Malzahar gains 2% of his maximum mana and the visions spread to the nearest enemy. Malefic Visions will also execute any minions below 10-30 health.
Malzahar's Nether Grasp
Nether Grasp Malzahar's Ultimate (R) Ability
140 / 110 / 80 / 80 / 80
Malzahar suppresses a target champion for 2.5 seconds, dealing 125 / 200 / 275 (+80% of ability power) to the target and creating a zone of negative energy around them for 5 seconds, which deals 10 / 15 / 20% (+2.5% per 100 ability power) maximum health as magic damage over the duration to all targets in the Null Zone for the duration.

Questions About Malzahar


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