How to Win Braum vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Braum is in the b tier of champions

Braum vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Braum in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
Support Tank
Mage Assassin

How to Beat Malzahar as Braum

based on 488 Braum vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
46.9 %
K/D/A
2.82
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked LoL matches each and every week. Within our dataset, Braum did battle with Malzahar in 488 matches. With so many games with Braum vs Malzahar gives us a lot of faith in our capability to provide informative data and a supported build to destroy Malzahar. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Braum is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.5% of his matches.

Braum vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Braum has done a terrible job of beating Malzahar. On average, he wins a lowly 46.9% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Braum versus Malzahar games, Braum’s side is 0.2% more expected to get first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Braum vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Braum Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariKnight's VowPauldrons of Whiterock

Optional Items

Bulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Braum to level up q
>
Second ability for Braum to level up e
>
Last skill for Braum to max out w

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Braum's passive ability p
Braum q ability q
Braum w ability w
Braum e ability e
Braum's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Braum

Tips for Playing as Braum against Malzahar

Work with your allies to stack Concussive Blows, encourage them to basic attack marked targets.

Leap in front of squishy friends and shield them from projectiles with Unbreakable.

Glacial Fissure leaves a powerful slow zone, position it well to split teamfights and slow the enemy approach.

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Braum vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Braum Image
Win Rate
46.9 %
VS
Win Rate
53.1 %
Malzahar Image
1.5
< Kills >
4.8
5.5
< Deaths >
5.1
14
< Assists >
8.1
0.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
35
< Minions Killed >
179
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,361
< Physical Damage >
628
5,670
< Magic Damage >
20,924
545
< True Damage >
662
7,577
< Damage Dealt >
22,215
22,416
< Damage Taken >
16,385
7,804
< Gold Earned >
11,579
1.69
< Towers >
2.45
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,444
< Total Healing >
1,086
10,483
< Experience >
14,440
46
< Vision Score >
20
22
< Wards Placed >
9
177
< Time Dealing CC >
457

How to Counter Malzahar with Braum in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some critical Braum vs. Malzahar counter stats that may help us interpret the differences between the two. Braum’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Braum may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Braum typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Braum and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Braum
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Braum
Malzahar

Who is Better, Braum or Malzahar?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Braum usually loses when playing against Malzahar, with a 46.9% win rate. Thus, Braum makes a poor counter to Malzahar.

While Braum does have a lower winrate compared to Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Braum also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Braum into Malzahar.

Furthermore, Braum has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Braum vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Braum is a terribly counter for Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Braum against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Braum Players

How We Calculated Our Braum vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Braum, we analyzed 488 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Malzahar as Braum comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Braum in order to counter Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Braum often gets a lot less CS compared to Malzahar. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Braum versus Malzahar build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. When Braum combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Malzahar than with many other common builds. In fact, Braum had an average win rate of 46.9% when countering Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Malzahar as Braum, Braum players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Braum vs Malzahar face-offs, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 46.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Braum are given for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.