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LoL Champion Build Guides: Malzahar

Malzahar The Prophet of the Void

Find the best Malzahar build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.18. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Malzahar build for the S11 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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.18. 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!

Patch 11.18: 676094 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Malzahar's Top Items

Malzahar's Runes

Malzahar's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 5077 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1776 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 79 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
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Malzahar's Summoner Spells

Malzahar's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 23292 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 8908 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1093 Games

Flash Barrier

Malzahar's Starters

Malzahar's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 22302 Games

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Trinket

Malzahar's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 21422 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 9638 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3177 Games

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Top Malzahar Players

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Patch 11.18: 676099 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Malzahar's Top Items

Malzahar's Runes

Malzahar's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 57 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 157 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 69 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Summon Aery
Summon Aery
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight
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Malzahar's Summoner Spells

Malzahar's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 2042 Games

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Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 406 Games

Flash Ignite

Malzahar's Starters

Malzahar's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 2318 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 153 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 518 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Malzahar's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1645 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Malzahar's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 585 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Malzahar's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 293 Games

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Top Malzahar Players

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Malzahar Counters

Learn '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 Mid 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
Self
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.
Q
Malzahar's Call of the Void
Call of the Void Malzahar's Q Ability
900
80
6
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.
W
Malzahar's Void Swarm
Void Swarm Malzahar's W Ability
150
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
8
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.
E
Malzahar's Malefic Visions
Malefic Visions Malzahar's E Ability
650
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
15 / 13 / 11 / 9 / 7
Malzahar infects his target's mind, dealing 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+80% of ability power) magic damage over 4 seconds. If the target dies during this time, the visions pass to a nearby enemy and Malzahar gains 2% of his maximum Mana.

Damaging a target with Call of the Void or Nether Grasp will refresh the duration of Malefic Visions.
R
Malzahar's Nether Grasp
Nether Grasp Malzahar's Ultimate (R) Ability
700
100
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.

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