Malzahar OP?

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Michael Kane

Senior Member

09-13-2012

He's actually bad


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Frightning

Senior Member

09-14-2012

Malzahar's laning phase feels pretty dumb with how Malefic Visions works, apart from that he's pretty underwhelming (not bad, not good either).


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Franny Pack

Junior Member

09-14-2012

The reason why he is balanced is that his damage is mainly single target. He'll be able to get an immense burst on one target, and thats all. Plus, the obvious QSS counters him to easily, and he is very killable in laning phase.


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rvzillmer

Senior Member

09-14-2012

Malz is great in Normals. Nobody buys QSS, there is hardly ever any jungle going on (people in Normals like to stick to the 2-1-2 meta) so you just ward river and push up to the enemy tower all day. Level up E first and get free hits on the idiot enemy mid who likes to stand next to the purple glowing minion.


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BarbecueRibs

Member

09-15-2012

I still think hes a fairly solid champion, with great damage even if you cant use your ult. Hell, Malzahar's damage without ult is very good. 2 0.8 ratios ontop of 300+ base damages and aoe 3 second silence. And an aoe %max health spell.

Qss doesnt really counter him in teamfights, and if your team has any other cc, theyll probably blow qss on that anyways.


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blaze903

Senior Member

06-06-2013

as a malz player i welcome everyone to buy qqs..........there playing right into my hand...


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A Bad Dragon

Senior Member

06-06-2013

it depends on who plays him. A good Malzahar can keep you away. Has anyone heard of magic penetration? Clearly not, because you all think one item can stop him in his tracks. Null Zone + liandries = 30% your HP by the time you get out of it. his Q = he denies you the option of a ranged ability. his E is like a weak Alpha Strike from Yi, but with farther distance. He can put that at a wave of minions, and itll travel straight up to the champions behind that wave. His R? Well if you see this, youre already dead.

Although he has no escape, is relatively slow, and doesnt really have any armor. With him, its either kill or be killed. Ive played him recently a few times in the past week (in aram) and he (with even a decently ok team) can do mega damage. BTW, he becomes a MAJOR glass canon late game, his Q can do 800 or so EASY, his W will do over 10% your max hp every second, his E also does 800 or so, and his Ult CAN (but its semi hard to do this) get to almost 1500 damage alone. Dont forget about Liandry or Blackfire Torch, both which do 2% max hp every second for 3 seconds, coming to 6% max health per hit from a Malzahar ability. And his W, E, and R just extend the duration, to the point where it quickly adds up before you notice.

Youre beloved sash is only...15 points effective mid game. Mage boots and Liandry = 30 magic pen. so that 45 just became useless, much like you thought how Malzahar was useless :P


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Thubgar

Senior Member

06-06-2013

he's mediocre, but he does one neat thing. he counters the ever loving hell out of knazix.
walking visions onto a melee is much easier, and in teamfights he can nail khazix to the ground.

before anyone says qss, a khazix that has to spend 1500 gold on MR is not a happy assassin.


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worldtracker

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01-26-2014

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Originally Posted by Jamaree View Post
Whoever told you he was OP lied to you, probably the same person who told you Teemo was OP.
A little under 2 years and teemo was used in lcs,, 100% winrate, and has buffs b/c no oracles.... also malz op =)


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Rampant Poncho

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01-26-2014

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Originally Posted by worldtracker View Post
A little under 2 years and teemo was used in lcs,, 100% winrate, and has buffs b/c no oracles.... also malz op =)
Be gone foul necromancer