Malzahar Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

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82,745 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Malzahar builds result from our evaluation of 82,745 recently ranked Malzahar matches. Only the highest winrate Malzahar builds that are also in common use are suggested. Because we have so many rounds in our data, we are absolutelyconfident that we can provide high quality builds to help you win your next round!

To find more focused build tips and tactics, please read our tips at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to get Malzahar builds customized to a unique division, select a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. If you select a different division, the ideal Malzahar build will be based on that tier's meta.

Best Malzahar Runes

If you are facing a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting him the Summon Aery, Nullifying Orb, Transcendence, Scorch, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest percentage of his matches when built with these runes. Yet, if you are trying to beat a different enemy team composition, such as an AD centric or a crowd control heavy team, you should instead look further down to view the best Malzahar runes to defeat your particular enemy team.


Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Versus Selected Team Comp
Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Items for Your Malzahar Build

The most essential items to use in your Malzahar build are: Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, Cosmic Drive, and Demonic Embrace. Additionally, similar to our rune advice, you can also get quality, focused, Malzahar item builds below for the particular enemy team composition you are battling in your ongoing match. Players who included these items in their setups had a much better winrate than those who worked towards other Malzahar builds.

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic DriveLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Banshee's VeilLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Seraph's EmbraceLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Demonic Embrace

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Liandry's AnguishLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Rylai's Crystal ScepterLoL Item Zhonya's Hourglass

Guide to Playing with Malzahar

  • Call of the Void can be used to silence multiple enemies if cast in the correct location.
  • Nether Grasp can be used to hold down enemy carries while your team brings them down during a gank, and it can also be used to keep an enemy carry immobilized during a teamfight.