Malzahar Build, Since his champion update rework a lot has changed. First malzahar can do more AOE damage then before, mainly due to his Ultimate being Reworked. Its still functions the same, just added some AOE damage to top it off. With the bonus quality life, Malzahar gets from his Passive. Malzahar Rework gave him the ability to ignore CC for a short amount of time. No longer will you have your Ultimate concealed right as you start it. Lets get right into the Malzahar Build, first lets have a look at his reworked ability’s.
- Void Shift (Passive)
“When he hasn’t recently taken damage or been crowd controlled in the last 24 (minus 1 sec per level, down to 6? ) seconds, Malzahar gains 90% damage reduction and crowd control immunity, lingering for 1 second after taking damage or blocking a crowd control effect.
Damage from lane minions is not mitigated by this effect, but it does not trigger or reset its cooldown either.”
- Call of the Void (Q)
Mana cost 60/60/60/60/60
Cooldown 6 Seconds
AP Ratio 0.7
Silence duration 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds
- Void Swarm (W)
20/19/18/17/16 sec Cooldown
“Summon a Voidling lasting 12 seconds to fight nearby enemies.
The first time a Voidling attacks a champion or monster, or assists in killing a unit, Malzahar spawns a new Voidling with the same remaining duration. When 3 or more Voidlings are active, they all gain 50% Attack Speed.
–Attacks deal [.3/.325/.35/.375/4 AD] physical damage plus 10/15/20/25/30 [+0.1 AP] magic damage (deals 75% damage against monsters)
–Deals triple damage to lane minions below 25% Health
–Will not spawn from a Voidling with less than 4 seconds left
–Prefers to attack targets with Nether Grasp or Malefic Visions and has 100% increased Movement Speed when seeking these targets
–Otherwise attacks the enemy nearest it”
- Malefic Visions (E)
Mana cost 60/70/80/90/100
AP ratio 0.7
If the target dies during this time, they pass Malefic Visions onto the closest enemy, refreshing the duration and restoring 2% of Malzahar’s maximum mana.
[NEW] Duration now refreshes if Malzahar uses Q or R on target
- Nether Grasp (R).
Opens a Null Zone beneath the target enemy champion, knocking them down and channeling for up to 2.5 seconds to keep them in place.
[NEW] Now creates a zone around enemy that deals 6% (+ 1.5% per 100 AP) of enemies max health as magic damage per second for 5 seconds.
Malzahar Item Build
Malzahar Item build makes use of his (E). This done by Building Rylai’s Crystal Scepter, combo that with a Liandry’s Torment. With this Malzahar Item Build, you receive a lot of extra slows from your abilities. Plus the bonus of being tanky thanks to all the HP stacked threw this Malzahar Build. With the Rod of Ages or Hextech GLP, your looking at close to 3k HP after your 3rd item. Enemy players are not going to want to mess with you, if they do your rylai’s slow will make sure they dont kill you. This LoL Build is rather effective on most AP Carrys, we encourage player to experiment with it on other mid lane champions.
Now for Malzahar Runes, there are fairly simple rune page. The early defensive stat help, but the Magic Pen mark runes are a must. The best way to top of any AP Carry rune page, is by giving them that extra flat 15 AP.
Malzahar Masteries will be focused on getting more overall damage. Since you can already do tons of damage with this Malzahar Build, these mastery choices will further enable you. One notable Synergy in this Malzahar Build, is between Liandry’s Torment & DeathFire Torch. One top of all the extra damage you will get from Sorcery, Merciless, Bounty Hunter Masteries.
Malzahar Skill Order for mid lane is one that can push lanes fast. Now that malzahar has his voidling to help, its never been easier to out push your opponent. Maxing your (E) fits perfectly into this Malzahar Item Build, making use of the rylai’s slow threw the damage over time.
Now that you learned the malzahar item build, along with his runes masteries and skill order. The only thing left in this malzahar build is his Counters. View our Malzahar Counters for more in depth strategy’s.