Gragas vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Win Gragas vs Malzahar Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Malzahar as Gragas in LoL

How to Beat Malzahar as Gragas

1,649 Gragas vs Malzahar Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Gragas Items to Counter Malzahar

The top items to have in your Gragas versus Malzahar build include Lich Bane, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Night Harvester. When Gragas included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better versus Malzahar than with most other commonly used builds.


4.5 | Gragas Malzahar | 5.4


5.7 | Gragas Malzahar | 5.5


8.2 | Gragas Malzahar | 8

Best Gragas Runes to Counter Malzahar

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
To have the best probability of annihilating Malzahar as Gragas, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Gragas vs Malzahar face-offs, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the top Malzahar runes to counterpick against Gragas in order to help you realize how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champion.

Runes Malzahar Will Likely Use to Counter Gragas

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Gragas vs Malzahar Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify several valuable Gragas against Malzahar matchup statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between these two champs. Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is similar to Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.4, showing that Gragas may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar.

Gragas normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, Gragas receives more damage than Malzahar. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Gragas often racks up many fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champs that don't acquire much CS normally don't require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale adequately off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values presented here to do well.

By default, Gragas vs Malzahar tips, statistics, and build recommendations are given for all skill levels, merged. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu located at the top of the page.

Killing Spree

2.1 | Gragas Malzahar | 2.5

Damage Dealt

14,734 | Gragas Malzahar | 21,555

Damage Taken

27,252 | Gragas Malzahar | 15,096

Gold Earned

9,734 | Gragas Malzahar | 11,637

Minions Killed

63 | Gragas Malzahar | 174


4.9 | Gragas Malzahar | 6.1

Dragons Killed

2 | Gragas Malzahar | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Gragas Malzahar | 0.5


0.8 | Gragas Malzahar | 1.1

Gragas vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League rounds that we analyze each and every week. This Gragas versus Malzahar counter review came out of an analysis of 1,649 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against one another.

This champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Gragas fights Malzahar in only 6.2% of his games. Unfortunitally, Gragas has done a awful job of beating Malzahar. Normally, Gragas wins a lowly 42.0% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Gragas versus Malzahar rounds, Gragas’s team is 4.0% more likely to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Malzahar.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 1,649 Gragas vs Malzahar 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 Gragas 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.