How to Win Galio vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Galio is in the s tier of champions

Galio vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Galio in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Galio

based on 1,653 Galio vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
49 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League matches each and every week. Within our database, Galio faced off against Malzahar 1653 times. Using so many games with Galio vs Malzahar provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to prepare actionable stats and a pro build to shatter your foe. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Galio encounters Malzahar in only 3.4% of his games.

Galio vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Galio does a below average job of countering Malzahar. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Galio versus Malzahar matches, Galio’s side is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Galio vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Galio Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Banshee's VeilBulwark of the MountainAbyssal MaskThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Shield BashBone PlatingOvergrowth
Sorcery Nimbus CloakTranscendence
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Magic Resist
Galio's passive ability p
Galio q ability q
Galio w ability w
Galio e ability e
Galio's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Galio

Tips for Playing as Galio against Malzahar

You can release Shield of Durand even while crowd controlled.

You can use the minimap ally icons to cast Hero's Entrance.

You can use the step back from Justice Punch to dodge enemy spells.

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

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

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.

Galio vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Galio Image
Win Rate
49 %
VS
Win Rate
51 %
Malzahar Image
4.4
< Kills >
4.9
5.8
< Deaths >
5.3
10.2
< Assists >
7.8
0.99
< Killing Sprees >
1.12
118
< Minions Killed >
189
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.6
533
< Physical Damage >
860
15,369
< Magic Damage >
19,845
625
< True Damage >
587
16,527
< Damage Dealt >
21,294
25,915
< Damage Taken >
17,491
9,873
< Gold Earned >
11,795
1.56
< Towers >
2.41
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
2,386
< Total Healing >
1,283
13,080
< Experience >
14,884
23
< Vision Score >
20
11
< Wards Placed >
9
118
< Time Dealing CC >
428

How to Counter Malzahar with Galio in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some important Galio vs. Malzahar matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between the two. As an example, Galio’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, showing that Galio may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar..

Galio usually has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Typically, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Galio and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Galio
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Galio
Malzahar

Who is Better, Galio or Malzahar?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Galio usually fairs equally well when facing off against Malzahar, with a 49.0% win rate. Thus, Galio makes an ok counter to Malzahar.

While Galio does have a lower win rate than Malzahar, when they face off with one another, Galio also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Galio into Malzahar.

Furthermore, Galio also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Galio vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Galio is a somewhat poor counter to Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Galio against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Galio Players

How We Calculated Our Galio vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Galio, we analyzed 1,653 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 Galio 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Galio in order to counter Malzahar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Galio typically accumulates less CS as Malzahar. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Galio versus Malzahar build consist of Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Galio incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Malzahar than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Galio boasted an average winrate of 49.0% when playing against Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Malzahar as Galio, you should equip the Aftershock, Shield Bash, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Galio vs Malzahar counter picks, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Galio are shown for every ranked division. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to a distinct rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.