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.
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.
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.
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.
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.