Build, runes, synergies, counters, lore. Malzahar is a void mage in League of Legends known for his powerful voidlings and single-target burst damage.

General Description

Malzahar is a prophet of the void, wielding dark and mysterious powers. He excels at summoning voidlings to aid him in battle and suppressing enemy champions with his crowd control. Malzahar’s passive, Void Shift, grants him a shield when he hasn’t taken damage for a while. His ultimate, Nether Grasp, suppresses and damages a single target, making it a deadly tool for catching out priority enemies.

Malzahar Build

Malzahar typically builds items that enhance his ability power, mana sustain, and crowd control potential. Items like Liandry’s Anguish and Archangel’s Staff are core to his build, providing him with increased damage over time and mana pool. Malzahar can also consider items like Zhonya’s Hourglass or Banshee’s Veil for additional survivability and protection against crowd control.

Malzahar Runes

In the rune tree, Malzahar often runs Arcane Comet as his keystone, increasing his poke damage against enemies hit by his abilities. For secondary runes, he can choose Domination for additional burst damage or Inspiration for utility and scaling. Runes like Cheap Shot and Cosmic Insight can further enhance his damage and cooldown reduction.

Malzahar Synergies

Malzahar synergizes well with champions who can follow up on his crowd control or benefit from his zone control, such as Yasuo or Amumu. He also pairs well with champions who can provide additional crowd control or engage, like Leona or Jarvan IV. Malzahar’s ability to suppress key targets and zone enemies makes him a valuable asset for pick and siege team compositions.


Malzahar can struggle against champions who can interrupt or avoid his crowd control, such as Yasuo or Fizz. Additionally, champions with long-range poke and high mobility, like Xerath or Zed, can make it difficult for Malzahar to land his abilities. Proper positioning and timing of his crowd control are crucial for Malzahar to control team fights and eliminate priority targets.


Malzahar was once a human visionary who lived in the desert of Shurima. He became enthralled by visions from the void, granting him powerful visions of the future. Embracing the void’s power, Malzahar is now a prophet and harbinger of the void’s dark desires. He seeks to open the way to the void, believing that it will bring a new era of enlightenment and understanding to the world. Malzahar serves a higher void entity known as the Watchers, seeking to bring about a dark future for all of Runeterra.
Keywords: Malzahar, void mage, League of Legends, Void Shift, Nether Grasp, Liandry’s Anguish, Archangel’s Staff, Zhonya’s Hourglass, Banshee’s Veil, Arcane Comet, Domination, Inspiration, Yasuo, Amumu, Leona, Jarvan IV, Xerath, Zed, Shurima, visionary, void, Watchers, dark future, void entity.
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