In this guide I will be showing you how to counter Malzahar. This is a very powerful and annoying League of Legends champion, as his skills are too good. Malzahar is a jewel of great value, as he can bring out different ways to play against another opponent, but here I’ll show you how to finish him off.

Tips for dealing with Malzahar

  • Use champions from a distance. Never use melee champions against him, as his W skill can do more damage to you if you try to get close.
  • Stay away from Malzahar’s ability E. If you see that Malzahar sticks his E skill to a minion and dies you could get hit.
  • Don’t peel so close to your team. Malzahar and his skills can affect all at once, it is more recommended all a little far away.
  • Don’t spend definitive skills with your active passive. This passive gives you a shield that holds up the first basic attack or first skill that touches Malzahar.
  • Malzahar counter champions

    The following champions are highly recommended against Malzahar.


    This champion can save her allies from Malzahar’s ultimate, as she can cancel that ability with her Q or R. If Malzahar is in combat with an ally of Vi and at the moment Malzahar throws his R, this champion can stop Malzahar very easily. It is highly recommended, in order to avoid that annoying ultimate of Malzahar.


    This champion takes advantage of Malzahar in everything, because if Malzahar catches an ally of Gangplank with his R this can damage it with their barrels. Besides having that advantage against Malzahar, he can also get out of Malzahar’s ultimate without problems thanks to his W. Gangplank’s W removes any weakness he finds himself in when activated.


    If you are touched by a Malzahar who knows how to play Morgana, the Q will be difficult, as Malzahar puts his henchmen in front of Morgana faye. But Morgana has another solution, she can also enter with her shield (E) and catch him with her ultimate. Morgana with this ability E will leave Malzahar at a disadvantage, as he will not be able to hit his ultimate.


    This champion is the one I highly recommend as ADC against Malzahar, as she possesses a great ability that avoids any Malzahar ability. As we know Malzahar tries to catch enemy damage but Sivir won’t be able to catch her very easily. Sivir’s E ability holds up the first ability he touches it by turning it into mana.


    This champion is the one who can give a good peel to her team against a Malzahar, as her skills help a lot against him. Lulu’s skills like his W and R can cancel Malzahar’s ultimate. Lulu’s W turns the champion who is touched with that skill into an animal, and the R throws through the air to nearby enemies when it is thrown.

    Malzahar counter items

    The following items have to be used against Malzahar to help in a confrontation.

    Mercury Fajin

    This object removes any CC in which the possessor is found when activated. If Malzahar catches a champion who possesses this item with his R it will not be given so successfully. It is highly recommended to get out of Malzahar’s clutches, much more if you are the focus of it.

    Mikael Crucible

    This object removes any neutralization, stunning, fears or silence when implanted in an ally. Mikael has to be used more by the supporters, since sometimes the ADC or assassins do not arm sash to complete another item with more damage.

    Malmortius jaws

    Malmortius jawsThis object gives a shield when the possessor reaches -30% of his life. This item withstands 300+1 magic damage when activated giving this much more resistance against Malzahar. It is necessary, as Malzahar can do a lot of magic damage.

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