Nunu & Willump vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Beat Malzahar as Nunu & Willump


We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends matches that we evaluate each and every week. This Nunu & Willump versus Malzahar counter guide came out of an analysis of 17,293 ranked games where both champs clashed against one another.

This matchup is fairly rare. Nunu & Willump is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.4% of his matches. Nunu & Willump does a decent job of beating Malzahar. Normally, Nunu & Willump wins a acceptable 51.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Nunu & Willump against Malzahar games, Nunu & Willump’s side is 5.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Malzahar.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Nunu & Willump Items to Counter Malzahar

The top items to use in your Nunu & Willump versus Malzahar build include Sunfire Aegis, Gargoyle Stoneplate, and Dead Man's Plate. When Nunu & Willump included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Malzahar than with most other typical builds.

Sunfire Aegis Item Gargoyle Stoneplate Item Dead Man's Plate Item

Best Nunu & Willump Runes to Counter Malzahar

To have the highest probability of vanquishing Malzahar as Nunu & Willump, you should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Nunu & Willump vs Malzahar face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also included the best Malzahar runes to counterpick against Nunu & Willump to help you recognize how he will likely be played against your champion.

Best Nunu & Willump Runes

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

Best Malzahar Runes

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The following tables feature several important Nunu & Willump vs. Malzahar matchup statistics that may help you distinguish the distinctions between the pair. Nunu & Willump’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.0 is greater than Malzahar’s ratio of 2.2, showing that Nunu & Willump may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Malzahar. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
4.6 5.2
Malzahar Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
5.6 5.8
Malzahar Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
12 7.7
Malzahar Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nunu & Willump Stats
2.3 2.4
Malzahar Stats

Damage Dealt

Nunu & Willump Stats
11621 20538
Malzahar Stats

Damage Taken

Nunu & Willump Stats
35105 15390
Malzahar Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nunu & Willump Stats
5.3 5.4
Malzahar Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nunu & Willump Stats
0.9 0.9
Malzahar Stats

Dragons Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
2.2 1.8
Malzahar Stats

Barons Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
0.5 0.4
Malzahar Stats

Gold Earned

Nunu & Willump Stats
10262 10983
Malzahar Stats

Minions Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
32 160
Malzahar Stats

Nunu & willump typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, Nunu & Willump takes more damage than Malzahar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Nunu & Willump often takes many fewer minion kills than Malzahar. Champions who on average do not amass many minion kills typically do not require much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling fully off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually need a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17293 Nunu & Willump 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 Nunu & Willump 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.