Malzahar
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Toughest Matchups:
Diana
44.8%
Orianna
46.3%
Kassadin
46.3%
Katarina
46.8%
Syndra
48.9%
Vladimir
49.1%
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Ranked Solo/Duo
Platinum+
10.1
Win Rate
51.2%
(-1.1%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
4.2%
(+0.5%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
4.0%
(-0.4%)
vs last patch
Playing against Malzahar
Key Insights
P
has a very long CD early on (24+ secs), so proc it then trade away!
Stay away from minions affected by
E
, as the debuff will spread when the minion dies.
If his
Q
or
R
damage a target affected by
E
, E's duration refreshes.
counters
R
and a lot of his play making potential. Build it if you're a priority target!
W
can be used to block skillshots.
Power Spike
Lvl 6 is his first spike as he can easily all-in an isolated squishy with his
R
and other spells.
He spikes at 2 items with
+
A situational item spike is once he finishes
. The burn from
+
E
alongside
passive is very deadly.
Vulnerable
Abuse the long CD on his passive
P
. Without it, he's got no escapes, and you can easily catch + burst him.
If you've got strong dueling potential, watch for his
R
CD. Without it, his 1v1 fighting power is pretty limited.