Nautilus vs Malzahar Counter Build
How to Beat Malzahar as Nautilus
We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze each and every week. This Nautilus versus Malzahar counter review came out of an evaluation of 14,573 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another.
This champ matchup is relatively rare. Nautilus has to counter Malzahar in only 2.5% of his matches. Unfortunitally, Nautilus does a poor job of countering Malzahar. On average, he wins a lowly 47.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Nautilus against Malzahar rounds, Nautilus’s team is 6.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Malzahar.
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Best Nautilus Items to Counter Malzahar
The best items to use in your Nautilus versus Malzahar build include Zeke's Convergence, Knight's Vow, and Locket of the Iron Solari. When Nautilus incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Malzahar than with most other commonly used builds.
Best Nautilus Runes to Counter Malzahar
To have the best probability of defeating Malzahar as Nautilus, you should use the Aftershock, Shield Bash, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Perfect Timing, and Cosmic Insight runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Nautilus vs Malzahar face-offs, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the top Malzahar runes to counterpick against Nautilus to help you understand how he will probably be played to try to beat you.
Best Nautilus Runes
Best Malzahar Runes
The subsequent tables underscore several vital Nautilus vs. Malzahar counter stats that may help us realize the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Nautilus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is similar to Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.4, demonstrating that Nautilus may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Malzahar. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Nautilus normally has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, Nautilus receives more damage than Malzahar. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Nautilus often totals much less CS than Malzahar. Champions that don't get many minion kills typically do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to beat the averages displayed here to do well.
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How We Analyze Our Matchups
For this counter guide, we analyzed 14573 Nautilus 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 Nautilus 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.