Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DH5: 018 - Malzahar, The Prophet of the Void

Alright! eighteenth time!

Stay on your toes folks! it's another mean caster, it's Malzahar that villain from the void!

I kind of like the whole Arabian Nights vibe Malzahar has going for him. The gemmed up dagger and ninja like cowl keep him mysterious enough to be interesting. The design on his voidling is cool as well. The only thing Malzahar really suffers from is another dreary palette, there just isn't enough difference in his colors to break it up. Malzahar is also one of those champions that float, I usually don't like this approach to locomotion but here it seems to fit very well. I may be wrong but I seem to remember him initially having a different name? help me out if he did.

In game I'm not too sure what to think about Malzahar, his Ult can be really mean and snag just the right guy at the right time, and his silencing wall is really great, but his passive (voidlings) seems to generate something that just doesn't work that well with his game. Other than that he can become another wicked caster that can really shred down opponents with some pretty nifty spells. Any minions of Malzahar out there? sound off in the comments below with any stories of that powerful prophet!

-jouste the drawbarian


  1. Very nice! :)

    I think you can control who your voidling hits by tagging them with Malefic Visions (E). This really helps his creep farm since MV jumps to a new target whenever the previous target dies.

  2. @Snafzg:

    Oh that's interesting, i didn't know the Voidling did that, that's really cool. Thanks for the info!

  3. If memory serves he was originally name Al'Zahar. But that was before they released him to live, so its been a while since i even saw that name.

  4. @Dylan:

    thats it! that was the name but it's still a little strange that it was changed. Thanks for finding that out Dylan.

  5. According to the wiki, his name was originally Al'Zahar. Not too far off.