How to Win Senna vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Senna is in the b tier of champions

Senna vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Senna in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Senna

based on 5,251 Senna vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
47.4 %
K/D/A
2.58
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Malzahar as Senna came out of an examination of 5251 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Senna has to counter Malzahar in only 3.3% of her rounds.

Senna vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Senna has done a poor job of countering Malzahar. On average, she wins a lowly 47.4% of matches the champions face off with each other in. In Senna versus Malzahar games, Senna’s team is 0.1% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Malzahar.

Best Senna vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpectral Sickle

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordBoots of Swiftness

Core Senna Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerRapid FirecannonUmbral Glaive

Optional Items

Titanic HydraBlack CleaverInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Senna to level up q
>
Second ability for Senna to level up w
>
Last skill for Senna to max out e

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: AlacrityCut Down
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryApproach Velocity
Adaptive Force Adaptive Force Armor
Senna's passive ability p
Senna q ability q
Senna w ability w
Senna e ability e
Senna's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Senna

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

Senna vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Senna Image
Win Rate
47.4 %
VS
Win Rate
52.6 %
Malzahar Image
4.3
< Kills >
4.9
6.2
< Deaths >
5.5
11.7
< Assists >
7.1
0.97
< Killing Sprees >
1.13
48
< Minions Killed >
188
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.6
16,069
< Physical Damage >
633
313
< Magic Damage >
20,792
758
< True Damage >
539
17,141
< Damage Dealt >
21,966
18,732
< Damage Taken >
17,798
10,203
< Gold Earned >
11,741
2.27
< Towers >
2.42
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
10,099
< Total Healing >
1,261
11,762
< Experience >
14,881
45
< Vision Score >
20
19
< Wards Placed >
9
228
< Time Dealing CC >
423

How to Counter Malzahar with Senna in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several important Senna versus Malzahar matchup statistics that may help us explain the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Senna’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Senna may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Senna usually has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Malzahar. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Senna and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Senna
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Senna
Malzahar

Who is Better, Senna or Malzahar?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Senna usually loses when taking on Malzahar, with a 47.4% win rate. Thus, Senna makes a bad counter for Malzahar.

While Senna does have a lower win rate than Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Senna also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Senna into Malzaharas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Senna also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Senna vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Senna is a bad counter for Malzahar. Focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Senna against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Senna Players

How We Calculated Our Senna vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Senna, we analyzed 5,251 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 Senna 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Senna to counter Malzahar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Senna on average accumulates a lot less CS relative to Malzahar. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Senna versus Malzahar build consist of Kraken Slayer, Rapid Firecannon, and Umbral Glaive. When Senna used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better against Malzahar than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Senna had an average winrate of 47.4% battling Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the best chance of crushing Malzahar as Senna, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Cut Down, Biscuit Delivery, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Senna vs Malzahar counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.4% win rate overall.

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