Dash through a minion to have Sweeping Blade available to chase your opponent should they flee; Dash directly to your opponent to preserve a minion as your escape route.
Last Breath can be cast on any target that is knocked Airborne, even by one of your allies.
At level 18, Yasuo's Steel Tempest reaches its Attack Speed cap with 55% Attack Speed from items.
Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.
When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.
Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.
The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several valuable Yasuo vs. Malzahar counter stats that can help us realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Yasuo’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, showing that Yasuo may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar..
Yasuo typically has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. On average, he receives more damage than Malzahar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Yasuo usually loses when facing off against Malzahar, with a 46.4% win rate. As a result, Yasuo makes a bad counter for Malzahar.
While Yasuo does have a lower win rate compared to Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Yasuo also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Yasuo into Malzaharas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Yasuo has only a small 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 is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Yasuo vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Yasuo is a terribly counter for Malzahar. Focus your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Yasuo against Malzahar.
To truly master Yasuo to counter Malzahar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Yasuo often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Malzahar. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to use in your Yasuo versus Malzahar build include Infinity Edge, Statikk Shiv, and Death's Dance. When Yasuo bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better against Malzahar than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Yasuo had an average winrate of 46.4% when countering Malzahar with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of defeating Malzahar as Yasuo, Yasuo players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Yasuo vs Malzahar fights, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 46.4% win rate overall.
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