Malz Items

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Kaelmar

Junior Member

09-10-2010

I was wondering which item I should get after my boots. Should I go with DG for the AP + MP5 + Nuke, or the Rylai's for HP + AP + Slow, or is there a better item to get after that? Is it a good idea to go for a taking item like Guardian Angel or Frozen Heart at some point?

Thanks!


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Kaelmar

Junior Member

09-10-2010

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Nikunikudonburi

Senior Member

09-10-2010

Rylai's is better. Don't get Guardian... I don't really need Frozen Heart on Malz.

This is my build.
Chalice
Boots (Merc or Sorc)
RoA
Rylai's
Zhonya's
(blank slot)

Those are usually enough for me.


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MageRage

Senior Member

09-10-2010

I don't really think a Chalice is necessary late-game. By that time your mana problems should be over with, because Malefic Visions should be constantly going on nearby minions.

But yeah, Rod of Ages + Rylai's Scepter is great because when Malzahar uses his ult, he's very vulnerable. The extra HP is nice, so I always get those two items. Sorcerer's Shoes are probably your best bet, since Malzahar is about dealing massive amounts of damage over small periods of time.

So, my build usually follows:

1. Get Sapphire Crystal, 1 HP pot, 1 MP pot
2. First trip to shop: Sapphire Crystal -> Catalyst of the Protector / Boots, maybe an HP pot
3. Catalyst -> RoA (if it's past the 22-25 minute mark, don't bother with RoA, get a Banshee later on, or sell the Catalyst when it's no longer needed)
4. Boots -> Sorcerer's Shoes
5. Blast Wand (or Giant's Belt if you can afford it, first)
6. Giant's Belt/Blast Wand -> Rylai's Scepter
------by now you should have a comfortable base HP and some decent AP------
7. Now comes a choice: are they rather tankish? Get a Void Staff. If not, get a Zhonya's Ring. Sometimes, if the game is long enough, I get both.
8. By now the game is usually over, but if it's not, continue on with AP items you think are suitable.

So, I usually end up with:

1 Rod of Ages
2 Sorcerer's Shoes
3 Rylai's Scepter
4 Zhonya's Ring / Void Staff
5 Void Staff / Zhonya's Ring
6 Banshee's Veil / Archangel's Staff / Guardian Angel / 2nd Zhonya's Ring / Abyssal Scepter / Deathfire Grasp / Frozen Heart

I usually have around 350-450 AP, and around 2970 HP.


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Kaelmar

Junior Member

09-10-2010

Thanks! I'll test out both builds and figure out what works for me. =)