Malzahar vs Nocturne Counter Build

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

How to Beat Nocturne as Malzahar

21,283 Malzahar vs Nocturne Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Nocturne

The top items to prioritize in your Malzahar versus Nocturne build include Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Malzahar incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Nocturne than with most other commonly used item sets.


4.8 | Malzahar Nocturne | 7.8


6.3 | Malzahar Nocturne | 5.9


7.4 | Malzahar Nocturne | 7.7

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Nocturne

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Future's Market Rune Future's Market
To have the highest probability of annihilating Nocturne as Malzahar, Malzahar players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Magical Footwear, and Future's Market runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Malzahar vs Nocturne matchups, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Nocturne runes to counterpick against Malzahar in order to help you understand how he will probably be played to try to beat your champ.

Runes Nocturne Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot

Malzahar vs Nocturne Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here clarify several strategic Malzahar against Nocturne counter statistics that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is worse than Nocturne’s KDA ratio of 2.6, demonstrating that Malzahar may be less central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nocturne. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills .

Malzahar typically has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Malzahar receives less damage than Nocturne. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

In Malzahar vs Nocturne matchups, Malzahar commonly tallies many more minion kills than Nocturne. Champions who on average do not get very much CS typically do not have to have much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to outperform the values displayed here to do well.

By default, Malzahar vs Nocturne tips, stats, and build guide are given for all ranked divisions. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu earlier in the guide.

Killing Spree

2 | Malzahar Nocturne | 3.6

Damage Dealt

19,304 | Malzahar Nocturne | 16,691

Damage Taken

15,818 | Malzahar Nocturne | 30,470

Gold Earned

11,115 | Malzahar Nocturne | 11,850

Minions Killed

168 | Malzahar Nocturne | 57


5.3 | Malzahar Nocturne | 5.8

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Malzahar Nocturne | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Malzahar Nocturne | 0.5


0.9 | Malzahar Nocturne | 1

Malzahar vs Nocturne Matchup Summary

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds that we review every week. This Malzahar vs Nocturne matchup review came out of an analysis of 21,283 ranked games where both champions clashed against each other.

This particular pairing is somewhat common. Malzahar has to counter Nocturne in 26.3% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Malzahar does a terrible job of countering Nocturne. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.0% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Malzahar versus Nocturne games, Malzahar’s team is 3.0% less expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Nocturne.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 21,283 Malzahar vs Nocturne 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 Nocturne 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.