arowin242 (EUW)
: play more games, go solo lanes like mid (where malzahar is most often played) and learn the matchups. a good thing about malzahar is that he will always be viable, suppression is the strongest form of CC in the game, so much so that most players are forced to buy the 1300 gold quicksilver sash in order to counter malzahar. ----------------- when laning you generally want to be farming with your auto attacks while using your abilities to poke the enemy down. after level 6-7 use a combo of E W Q to push the wave and leave lane to assist your jungler or other lanes. your Q is an AOE silence -> prevents enemies from using abilities it also refreshes his E duration, causing it to do more damage. your W spawns minions, these do increased damage to minions afflicted by your E and will also prioritize E or ULT victims. your E is a damage over time which is refreshed by your Q and ULT, if the afflicted target dies, you restore some mana and it jumps to another nearby target. your ULT spawns a zone underneath the targeted enemy which burns for a % of their HP + the direct ult damage, it is counter by quicksilver sash however. this is the strongest lockdown ability in the game, be dont be afraid to use it if a serious threat jumps you or your ADC. ---------------- malzahar enjoys damage over time, building {{item:3116}} and {{item:3151}} will significantly improve your damage (to the point of 1 combo almost becoming fatal) {{item:3020}} helps against low magic resist but {{item:3158}} reduce your cooldowns faster. generally speaking, rylai's + liandry's are your CORE items (you will want to buy them every match) malzahar has some mana issues, buying an early {{item:3802}} fixes this, you can upgrade it to {{item:3285}} for more direct power or {{item:3030}} to slow down enemies or lastly {{item:3003}} for more late-game power. if you are playing against a AD opponent {{champion:91}} {{champion:238}} {{champion:157}} (come to mind) build {{item:3191}} for armor + AP, this helps mitigate some early damage and upgrades into {{item:3157}} which is an amazing item. against an AP matchup {{champion:105}} {{champion:103}} {{champion:38}} {{champion:7}} {{champion:69}} ect. you will want to buy an early {{item:1033}} and upgrade it into {{item:3102}} which gives you an ADDITIONAL spell shield (blocks first spell that hits completely) and provides magic resist against their damage. this is about as much advice as i'm willing to write right now, its up to you to experiment and experience what works best for you / what your team needs. on a final note never use an overlay or a third-party software to automatically build your items, or level skills. learning and understanding yourself will allow you to reflect upon yourself and improve, and that is what counts. furthermore good luck and have fun. That's all.
> [{quoted}](name=arowin242,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=GENnfzFo,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-07-15T08:53:45.232+0000) > > play more games, go solo lanes like mid (where malzahar is most often played) and learn the matchups. > a good thing about malzahar is that he will always be viable, suppression is the strongest form of CC in the game, so much so that most players are forced to buy the 1300 gold quicksilver sash in order to counter malzahar. > ----------------- > when laning you generally want to be farming with your auto attacks while using your abilities to poke the enemy down. after level 6-7 use a combo of E W Q to push the wave and leave lane to assist your jungler or other lanes. > > your Q is an AOE silence -> prevents enemies from using abilities it also refreshes his E duration, causing it to do more damage. > > your W spawns minions, these do increased damage to minions afflicted by your E and will also prioritize E or ULT victims. > > your E is a damage over time which is refreshed by your Q and ULT, if the afflicted target dies, you restore some mana and it jumps to another nearby target. > > your ULT spawns a zone underneath the targeted enemy which burns for a % of their HP + the direct ult damage, it is counter by quicksilver sash however. this is the strongest lockdown ability in the game, be dont be afraid to use it if a serious threat jumps you or your ADC. > ---------------- > > malzahar enjoys damage over time, building {{item:3116}} and {{item:3151}} will significantly improve your damage (to the point of 1 combo almost becoming fatal) {{item:3020}} helps against low magic resist but {{item:3158}} reduce your cooldowns faster. generally speaking, rylai's + liandry's are your CORE items (you will want to buy them every match) > > malzahar has some mana issues, buying an early {{item:3802}} fixes this, you can upgrade it to {{item:3285}} for more direct power or {{item:3030}} to slow down enemies or lastly {{item:3003}} for more late-game power. > > if you are playing against a AD opponent {{champion:91}} {{champion:238}} {{champion:157}} (come to mind) build {{item:3191}} for armor + AP, this helps mitigate some early damage and upgrades into {{item:3157}} which is an amazing item. > > against an AP matchup {{champion:105}} {{champion:103}} {{champion:38}} {{champion:7}} {{champion:69}} ect. you will want to buy an early {{item:1033}} and upgrade it into {{item:3102}} which gives you an ADDITIONAL spell shield (blocks first spell that hits completely) and provides magic resist against their damage. > > this is about as much advice as i'm willing to write right now, its up to you to experiment and experience what works best for you / what your team needs. > > on a final note never use an overlay or a third-party software to automatically build your items, or level skills. learning and understanding yourself will allow you to reflect upon yourself and improve, and that is what counts. furthermore good luck and have fun. > > That's all. Thanks so much! This is going to be so helpful! I really, really appreciate it! Thank you so much for taking your time to write all this for me! I'll definitely put all this to use! :)
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