Katarina vs Malzahar

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Stitcher

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11-04-2012

Malzahar is a well-known counterpick to Katarina. He outfarms her, so she can't push her lane to go roam for kills. He has longer range on her, so he can harass better. And when she tries to dive him, he just blows his load on her with zero chance to miss his skillshots because she's right on top of him. Building a QSS won't do too much either, so long as Malz notices she's built it immediately (and any good Malz keeps an obsessive eye on enemy builds for QSS anyway). He can just poke/silence/DoT her down until she has to blow it to get rid of the MV, and he can flash in and ult. Malz can only lose if Kat is a much, much better player and he's never played ranked.


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Least Pro Lee NA

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11-04-2012

There really aren't many 1v1 matches that malzahar will lose. His high ratios, % dmg and ability to lock down an opponent with his ult means that you would be hard pressed to find a champ in the league that can survive his combo. Even tanks have to be a little weary when approaching a malzahar.


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VeryTense

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11-04-2012

I'd say Malazhar, but Kata builds QS and it's 100% Kata.

Her snowballing needs a nerf anyway


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fastplay

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11-04-2012

malz can beat kat really easy if he good at use his e to farm because kat can be zone out by him and her q or e not going to have the range need to really hit him if he e farm.

it all because it a DOT move that can jump from creep to creep or champion so use it once can make you last hit easier and have it jump to a champion and do a good amount of damage.


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kavinh the third

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11-05-2012

malz wins in every way unless kat can push him out pre6


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Eninya

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11-05-2012

Quicksilver Sash.

Kat never gets 100-0'd in lane, and she can free farm when she finally out scales him in raw damage. Just don't get silenced.

The only thing Malz has on Kat is the ability to farm safely.


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Malzyhurr

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11-08-2012

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Originally Posted by CerealBoxOfDoom View Post
malz at 1 hp could probably beat kat at full with perfect play

I agree lol.


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1jamie50

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11-08-2012

It's funny because I actually had this matchup not too long ago when I was playing Malzahar and from that experience.. Malzahar destroys Katarina.

Katarina jumps on you and starts to ult? You press W-E-R, cancelling Katarina's ultimate and killing her with your combo. *shrugs*


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Epictues

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11-08-2012

kat can just sit back and infinitely poke malph in lane; malph naturally will push because of his aoe abilities.

kat can just sit under tower and farm; malph will auto die when jungler comes because he has no escapes.

if malph gets his combo off on kat, kat will be fine, because she builds tanky has spell block and very good disengages.

in team fights if malph is just standing around in the middle of the fight waiting to ult kat, malph will probably be steam rolled and die in 2secs from kats team members, because he is super squishy.
or kat will just wait till malph is stunned by an amumu ult or sona ult, or wait until malph is at 75% life, and will auto die to her ult before he has time to ult her in return.


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Zaurok

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11-08-2012

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Originally Posted by KobaltKode View Post
Man, people need to think things through! When does she buy QSS? If she rushes it, that means she has 0 damage...By which point Malz could have Sorc's and a Doran's, meaning in all probability given her poor laning phase she still loses lane. All a Malzahar would have to do at that point is out push/harass her and send her out of lane repeatedly. He doesn't need to use his ult and he doesn't need to kill her. He can simply save his ult as deterrent for hers. Should he stop her with it sure she can QSS, but her ult will be spent as well. If she doesn't rush it, she falls to the ult. He simply out lanes her. He can farm passively with dot and avoid bouncing blades, she can't shunpo on him without taking a worst trade [it opens up to a free MV, not to mention Null Zone damage if predicted and CotV] and if she shunpos into harass range...Chance are she catches at the least MV if not a Call of the Void to go with it [in which case she loses the trade again]. Malz loses to QSS in cases where the opponent can respond with it and an immediate burst or hard CC. Given that he saves it to stop her from ulting, it is practically wasted on her.
True, if he saves his ult to cancel hers it will give him the upper edge. He does have great harass with his DoT. Kat can always go try to gank top/bot. Might lose her tower but if she gets some kills....