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Vel'Koz with Malzahar

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Mage
Mage Assassin

How to Synergize Vel'Koz and Malzahar

based on 809 Vel'Koz with Malzahar pairs
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
2.22
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

We take in data from from millions of League of Legends matches directly from Riot Games each and every week. Vel'Koz has fought alongside Malzahar in 809 recent, ranked matches. By accumulating so much great data from the publishers of League of Legends, we have complete confidence that we can produce robust, insightful builds to help Vel'Koz synergize with Malzahar. It is relatively rare for Vel'Koz to play alongside Malzahar as allies. This has only happened in about 1.7% of games with Vel'Koz.

Vel'Koz Malzahar Synergy Summary

Vel'Koz has done a good job of synergizing with Malzahar. Typically, he wins a whopping 52.7% of the time the champions try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to win more matches as Vel'Koz when fighting on the same team as Malzahar by figuring out how to better synergize your strategy with him, then dig into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Vel'Koz Malzahar Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Vel'Koz Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestMorellonomiconShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassHorizon FocusShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Vel'Koz to level up q
>
Second ability for Vel'Koz to level up w
>
Last skill for Vel'Koz to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Vel'Koz's passive ability p
Vel'Koz q ability q
Vel'Koz w ability w
Vel'Koz e ability e
Vel'Koz's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
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 Synergizing Vel'Koz and Malzahar

Tips for Playing as Vel'Koz with Malzahar

Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.

When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities.

Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of the range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off.

Advice to Understand How Malzahar Will Play

Use Call of the Void and Nether Grasp to renew the duration of Malefic Visions on enemies.

Wait to cast Void Swarm until there are nearby enemies for the Voidling to attack or kill.

Avoiding damage in lane maximizes the uptime on Void Shift, increasing Malzahar's safety dramatically.

Vel'Koz Malzahar Synergy Stats

Vel'Koz Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Malzahar Image
4.9
< Kills >
5.3
6.5
< Deaths >
5.8
9.5
< Assists >
9
1.12
< Killing Sprees >
1.23
52
< Minions Killed >
99
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.51
542
< Physical Damage >
556
17,644
< Magic Damage >
18,543
5,044
< True Damage >
5,354
23,230
< Damage Dealt >
24,454
16,717
< Damage Taken >
16,970
9,863
< Gold Earned >
10,515
1.88
< Towers >
1.85
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,355
< Total Healing >
1,404
11,710
< Experience >
12,845
52
< Vision Score >
40
24
< Wards Placed >
19
191
< Time Dealing CC >
204

How to Play with Malzahar as Vel'Koz in LoL

The Vel'Koz Malzahar synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Malzahar, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Vel'Koz sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Malzahar. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Malzahar helps Vel'Koz perform poorer in ranked LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Vel'Koz plays on the same team as Malzahar, he sees a barely noticable drop in his total damage output. This could signal that Malzahar doesn't help cover for him to dish out more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Vel'Koz is played together with Malzahar on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Malzahar.

Moreover, when Vel'Koz plays with Malzahar on the same team, he often takes a little less damage than when he fights alone. Taking not as much damage may indicate that Malzahar does a decent job of covering Vel'Koz in teamfights.

Synergies between Vel'Koz and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Vel'Koz with Malzahar
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Vel'Koz
Malzahar
Synergy

Is Vel'Koz better when played alongside Malzahar?

There is no ideal companion for Vel'Koz that will no matter what be his top synergy. However, overall, Malzahar is a good ally for Vel'Koz. By playing on the same side as Vel'Koz, he increases their win rate by 1.2% to 52.7%. This clearly indicates that there is pretty good bond between Vel'Koz and Malzahar that results in them performing stronger together than alone.

Malzahar has a lower difficulty than Vel'Koz. That means Vel'Koz players don't need to be cautious when enlisting Malzahar teammates to fight alongside, as they will require a lower level of skill to play well with you.

Working alongside, you will likely see an overall large increase in your team’s ability to to do a lot of AP damage. Together, these champions can blast through enemies with magic damage.

In contrast, by pairing Vel'Koz and Malzahar together, you will not be granting your other teammates enough anti-tank damage dealing potential. We recommend you bring other champs on your team that helps cover this relative gap in their playstyle.

Regardless of your Malzahar ally's ability, you should focus on maximizing your gold income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Vel'Koz Players

How We Calculated Our Vel'Koz Malzahar Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Vel'Koz and Malzahar, we analyzed 809 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Vel'Koz with Malzahar comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

To truly master Vel'Koz in order to synergize with Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL matches, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly.

The ideal finished items to prioritize in your Vel'Koz and Malzahar synergy build consist of Luden's Tempest, Morellonomicon, and Shard of True Ice. When Vel'Koz combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when paired up with Malzahar than with most other common builds. In fact, Vel'Koz boasted an average winrate of 52.7% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Malzahar with this build.

To have the best chance of beating your oponents, Vel'Koz players should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for this team composition, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.7% win rate overall.

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