Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump Counter Build

How to Win Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Malzahar in LoL

How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Malzahar

9,221 Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Nunu & Willump

The ideal items to prioritize in your Malzahar versus Nunu & Willump build include Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Nunu & Willump than with most other typical builds.


5.1 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 4.4


5.7 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 5.8


7.8 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 11.6

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Nunu & Willump

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
To have the best chance of defeating Nunu & Willump as Malzahar, you should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes players used for Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump face-offs, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the top Nunu & Willump runes to counterpick against Malzahar to help you understand how he will likely be played against your champ.

Runes Nunu & Willump Will Likely Use to Counter Malzahar

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking

Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown on this page show several valuable Malzahar vs. Nunu & Willump matchup stats that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is less than Nunu & Willump’s ratio of 2.8, showing that Malzahar may be less central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nunu & Willump.

Malzahar often has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, Malzahar takes less damage than Nunu & Willump. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump matchups, Malzahar commonly racks up many more minion kills than Nunu & Willump. Champs who on average do not amass very much CS usually do not need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as ADCs, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to pass the averages presented here to do well.

By default, Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump tips, stats, and build suggestions are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you may use the selection menu located above.

Killing Spree

2.3 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 2.1

Damage Dealt

20,328 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 11,413

Damage Taken

14,829 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 31,824

Gold Earned

11,101 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 10,083

Minions Killed

165 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 33


5.6 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 5.3

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 2.2

Barons Killed

0.4 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 0.5


1 | Malzahar Nunu & Willump | 0.9

Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. Within our data, Malzahar engaged Nunu & Willump in 9,221 rounds. Including so many matchups for Malzahar versus Nunu & Willump gives us a lot of faith in our capability to prepare enlightening data and a solid build to smash your opponent.

This particular pairing is relatively common. Malzahar has to counter Nunu & Willump in 11.4% of his rounds. Malzahar has done a good job of beating Nunu & Willump. Typically, Malzahar wins a whopping 52.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Malzahar versus Nunu & Willump matches, Malzahar’s team is 5.0% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Nunu & Willump.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 9,221 Malzahar vs Nunu & Willump 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 Nunu & Willump 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.