Posted: September 18, 2011 by qqwerthy in Champions, Complaining, General, Jungling, Laning, Metagame

Malzahar does not have infinite mana. He is just like every other AP carry. So, Junglers give him blue buff if you want him to win his lane and carry you to victory.

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Okay so let me explain, since I am sure most of you are sitting there saying “QQwerthy you are noob, Malzahar’s E gives him mana back he doesn’t need blue buff.” WRONG

Do you even know how much mana it gives back?

Malefic Visions: (Active): Malzahar infects his target’s mind, dealing magic damage each second for 4 seconds. If the target dies while afflicted by the visions, they pass the curse on to a nearby enemy unit, refreshing the duration and restoring mana to Malzahar. Malzahar’s Voidlings are attracted to affected units.

Total Magic Damage: 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+0.8 per ability power)

Cost: 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120 mana

Mana Restored: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26

So now you see the Cost versus Return, which makes it obvious that for Malzahar’s E to generate mana it has to kill 6 out of 6 minions per wave, which players here at no elo and low elo cannot do consistantly.

Meaning, that every time Malzahar uses E to FARM he is probably losing mana. Not to mention pushing the lane. And he is also not using it to harass

With that being said, if you want Malzahar to farm, harass, get kills, gank, push his tower, win his lane, and carry the game then give him blue buff just like you would to every other AP carry. E does not mean infinite mana.

  1. damndirtycat says:

    Honestly, I’d prefer it if Malz would just farm, anytime he steps out of lane he dies trying to ult someone.

  2. xenocidebrm says:

    Incorrect. As a crappy Malzahar, I can confirm it is easysauce to get at least 7 minions each time you cast Malefic Visions.

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