How to Win Warwick vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Warwick is in the a tier of champions

Warwick vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Warwick in LoL Malzahar is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Warwick

based on 2,332 Warwick vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
2.14
Pick Rate
3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Malzahar as Warwick resulted from an analysis of 2332 ranked matches where both champions opposed each other. This pairing is fairly rare. Warwick fights Malzahar in only 3.0% of his matches.

Warwick vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Warwick does a dismal job of beating Malzahar. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.7% of games the champs clash against each other in. In Warwick versus Malzahar rounds, Warwick’s side is 0.2% more probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Warwick vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsTiamat

Core Warwick Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererBlade of The Ruined KingTitanic Hydra

Optional Items

Death's DanceSterak's GageThornmailSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerbarrier summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Sorcery CelerityWaterwalking
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Warwick's passive ability p
Warwick q ability q
Warwick w ability w
Warwick e ability e
Warwick's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Warwick

Tips for Playing as Warwick against Malzahar

Follow your Blood Hunt trails to low health enemy champions.

Infinite Duress (R)'s distance scales with any Move Speed you gain, even from ally buffs and summoner spells.

Jaws of the Beast (Q) will follow enemies who run, dash or teleport if you keep the button held down.

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

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.

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

Warwick vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Warwick Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Malzahar Image
7.4
< Kills >
5.3
6.9
< Deaths >
5.6
7.4
< Assists >
8.1
1.73
< Killing Sprees >
1.22
51
< Minions Killed >
180
1.45
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.59
6,883
< Physical Damage >
697
8,828
< Magic Damage >
22,133
1,046
< True Damage >
772
16,757
< Damage Dealt >
23,603
38,621
< Damage Taken >
17,968
11,584
< Gold Earned >
11,936
1.42
< Towers >
2.37
0.3
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
17,136
< Total Healing >
1,202
13,398
< Experience >
14,941
19
< Vision Score >
20
6
< Wards Placed >
10
291
< Time Dealing CC >
437

How to Counter Malzahar with Warwick in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some strategic Warwick against Malzahar counter statistics that can help you understand the distinctions between the pair. Warwick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Warwick may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar..

Warwick typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Warwick and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Warwick
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Warwick
Malzahar

Who is Better, Warwick or Malzahar?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Warwick usually loses when trying to fight Malzahar, with a 47.7% win rate. Therefore, Warwick makes a bad counter for Malzahar.

While Warwick does have a lower winrate than Malzahar, when they face off with one another, Warwick also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Warwick into Malzahar.

Furthermore, Warwick has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Warwick vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Warwick is a bad counter for Malzahar. Focus your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Warwick against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Warwick Players

How We Calculated Our Warwick vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Warwick, we analyzed 2,332 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 Warwick 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

To truly master Warwick to counter Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Warwick typically accumulates a lot less CS compared to Malzahar. Champs who typically don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Warwick versus Malzahar build include Divine Sunderer, Blade of The Ruined King, and Titanic Hydra. When Warwick bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Malzahar than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Warwick had an average win rate of 47.7% when countering Malzahar with this build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Malzahar as Warwick, Warwick players should take the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Warwick vs Malzahar LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 47.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Warwick are given for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.