Malzahar vs Shyvana Counter Build

How to Beat Shyvana as Malzahar


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League games each and every week. In our database, Malzahar faced off against Shyvana in 5,017 matches. Including so many games with Malzahar versus Shyvana gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to prepare actionable data and a supported build to annihilate your rival.

This pairing is somewhat rare. Malzahar has to counter Shyvana in only 1.3% of his games. Malzahar does a good job of beating Shyvana. Typically, he wins a terrific 52.0% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Malzahar versus Shyvana matches, Malzahar’s team is 1.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Shyvana.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Malzahar Items to Counter Shyvana

The most important items to have in your Malzahar versus Shyvana build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Demonic Embrace, and Liandry's Anguish. When Malzahar combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Shyvana than with most other common builds.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Demonic Embrace Item Liandry's Anguish Item

Best Malzahar Runes to Counter Shyvana

To have the best probability of crushing Shyvana as Malzahar, Malzahar players should take the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Malzahar vs Shyvana matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the top Shyvana runes to counterpick against Malzahar in order to help you grasp how she will likely be played to try to beat you.

Best Malzahar Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter

Best Shyvana Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward Rune Zombie Ward
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The subsequent tables emphasize several influential Malzahar versus Shyvana matchup statistics that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between these two champions. Malzahar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is similar to Shyvana’s KDA ratio of 2.4, indicating that Malzahar may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Shyvana.

Battle Stats


Malzahar Stats
5.1 6.2
Shyvana Stats


Malzahar Stats
5.6 5.4
Shyvana Stats


Malzahar Stats
7.4 6.8
Shyvana Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Malzahar Stats
2.3 3.1
Shyvana Stats

Damage Dealt

Malzahar Stats
19980 17677
Shyvana Stats

Damage Taken

Malzahar Stats
15700 33079
Shyvana Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Malzahar Stats
5.5 5.3
Shyvana Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Malzahar Stats
1 0.9
Shyvana Stats

Dragons Killed

Malzahar Stats
1.9 2.3
Shyvana Stats

Barons Killed

Malzahar Stats
0.4 0.4
Shyvana Stats

Gold Earned

Malzahar Stats
11078 11260
Shyvana Stats

Minions Killed

Malzahar Stats
163 58
Shyvana Stats

Malzahar normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, Malzahar receives less damage than Shyvana. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

In Malzahar vs Shyvana matchups, Malzahar often gets much more CS than Shyvana. Champs who on average do not acquire very much CS normally don't require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to best the values presented here to do well.

If you want to see Malzahar vs Shyvana tips and builds for a a distinct skill level, feel free to choose one from the selection menu menu above. At first, the statistics and strategies shown are computed using every match played with both champions.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5017 Malzahar vs Shyvana 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 Shyvana 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.