How to Win Malzahar vs Aatrox Counter Matchup Malzahar is in the a tier of champions

Malzahar vs Aatrox

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

How to Beat Aatrox as Malzahar

based on 1,430 Malzahar vs Aatrox matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL games that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Aatrox as Malzahar came out of an examination of 1430 ranked matches where both champions faced one another. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Malzahar has to counter Aatrox in only 3.4% of his matches.

Malzahar vs Aatrox Matchup Summary

Malzahar does a average job of beating Aatrox. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Malzahar versus Aatrox games, Malzahar’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Aatrox.

Best Malzahar vs Aatrox Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Malzahar Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

MorellonomiconZhonya's HourglassSeraph's Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Summon Aery Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Malzahar's passive ability p
Malzahar q ability q
Malzahar w ability w
Malzahar e ability e
Malzahar's ultimate ability r
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E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aatrox as Malzahar

Tips for Playing as Malzahar against Aatrox

Use Call of the Void and Nether Grasp to renew the duration of Malefic Visions on enemies.

Avoiding damage in lane maximizes the uptime on Void Shift, increasing Malzahar's safety dramatically.

Wait to cast Void Swarm until there are nearby enemies for the Voidling to attack or kill.

Advice to Win Against Aatrox

Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.

Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.

Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.

Malzahar vs Aatrox Counter Stats

Malzahar Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Aatrox Image
4.9
< Kills >
6.1
5.9
< Deaths >
6
7.4
< Assists >
5.5
1.12
< Killing Sprees >
1.41
178
< Minions Killed >
156
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.43
528
< Physical Damage >
17,137
18,280
< Magic Damage >
68
1,084
< True Damage >
832
19,893
< Damage Dealt >
18,037
15,815
< Damage Taken >
31,247
11,505
< Gold Earned >
11,414
2.21
< Towers >
2.07
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,037
< Total Healing >
10,531
14,457
< Experience >
14,385
20
< Vision Score >
17
10
< Wards Placed >
8
412
< Time Dealing CC >
243

How to Counter Aatrox with Malzahar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some influential Malzahar vs. Aatrox counter stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Aatrox’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Malzahar may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Aatrox..

Malzahar often has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Aatrox. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Malzahar and Aatrox

Damage Types Compared

Malzahar
Aatrox
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Malzahar
Aatrox

Who is Better, Malzahar or Aatrox?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Malzahar usually fairs equally well when facing off against Aatrox, with a 50.8% win rate. As a result, Malzahar makes an ok counter for Aatrox.

While Malzahar does have a higher winrate compared to Aatrox, when they face off with one another, Malzahar also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Malzahar into Aatrox.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Malzahar vs Aatrox matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Malzahar is a decent counter to Aatrox. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Malzahar against Aatrox.

Additional Information for Malzahar Players

How We Calculated Our Malzahar vs Aatrox Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aatrox as Malzahar, we analyzed 1,430 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 Aatrox as Malzahar 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 truly master Malzahar in order to counter Aatrox during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Malzahar on average picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Aatrox. Champs who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Malzahar versus Aatrox build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Malzahar incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Aatrox than with most other common item sets. In fact, Malzahar boasted an average winrate of 50.8% battling Aatrox with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of defeating Aatrox as Malzahar, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Malzahar vs Aatrox battles, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.8% win rate overall.

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