Shyvana vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Win Shyvana vs Malzahar Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Malzahar as Shyvana in LoL

How to Beat Malzahar as Shyvana

6,260 Shyvana vs Malzahar Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Shyvana Items to Counter Malzahar

The top items to have in your Shyvana versus Malzahar build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Cosmic Drive, and Night Harvester. When Shyvana bought at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better versus Malzahar than with most other commonly used builds.


6.5 | Shyvana Malzahar | 4.9


5.5 | Shyvana Malzahar | 5.5


6.7 | Shyvana Malzahar | 7.4

Best Shyvana Runes to Counter Malzahar

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
To have the best probability of vanquishing Malzahar as Shyvana, you should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Shyvana vs Malzahar fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also included the top Malzahar runes to counterpick against Shyvana to help you understand how he will likely be setup against you.

Runes Malzahar Will Likely Use to Counter Shyvana

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight

Shyvana vs Malzahar Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here feature several critical Shyvana vs. Malzahar counter statistics that may help you realize the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Shyvana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is nearly equal to Malzahar’s KDA ratio of 2.2, highlighting that Shyvana may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Malzahar.

Shyvana usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. On average, Shyvana takes more damage than Malzahar. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Shyvana usually takes much less CS than Malzahar. Champs that don't get many minion kills normally do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are able to scale adequately off of their abilities alone. However, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to exceed the values presented here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.2 | Shyvana Malzahar | 2.3

Damage Dealt

18,995 | Shyvana Malzahar | 19,654

Damage Taken

30,416 | Shyvana Malzahar | 15,165

Gold Earned

11,648 | Shyvana Malzahar | 11,200

Minions Killed

63 | Shyvana Malzahar | 169


5.6 | Shyvana Malzahar | 5.6

Dragons Killed

2.3 | Shyvana Malzahar | 1.9

Barons Killed

0.4 | Shyvana Malzahar | 0.5


1 | Shyvana Malzahar | 1

Shyvana vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. Within our data, Shyvana engaged Malzahar in 6,260 rounds. Having so many matchups for Shyvana versus Malzahar provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide informative stats and a pro build to destroy your enemy.

This particular champ pairing is fairly common. Shyvana has to counter Malzahar in 11.0% of her rounds. Shyvana does a ok job of beating Malzahar. Normally, she wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champions fight each other in. In Shyvana against Malzahar matches, Shyvana’s team is 2.0% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6,260 Shyvana 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 Shyvana 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.