Their Time is Short

  1. Offense

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  2. Flex

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  3. Defense

    +6 Armor or 8 MR (match-up)

Why Unsealed Spellbook

Unsealed Spellbook allows you to heavily abuse your Summoner CDR with Lucidity Boots for **aggressive picks with Flash->[R]**. It also allows you to swap between Cleanse/Ghost and TP for when you need lane pressure.

Why Triple Tonic

Perfect Timing is a great rune in situations where enemy mid has dive potential on you and you want to make the out-play. It also allows you to buy an earlier/cheaper Zhonya's or just sell off the Broken Stopwatch for the free gold.

Why Jack Of All Trades

Minion Dematerializer on Malzahar is great for empowering your ability to wave clear for optimal recall timing and roams to the side lanes.

Why Cosmic Insight

The extra bit of CDR and Summoner CDR from Cosmic Insight even further enables your potential to abuse your short Flash cooldown.

WhyManaflow Band

Manaflow Band is incredibly strong for empowering your early-to-mid game push sustain


The bonus CDR granted from Transcendence is massively for empowering your mid-game teamfight control.

Suppression Into Oblivion

  1. Offense

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  2. Flex

    +5 AD or 9 AP

  3. Defense

    +6 Armor or 8 MR (match-up)

Why Summon Aery

Malzahar's repeated damage with refreshing [E] with [Q] and the DoT from [R] is great for lane harass and constant damage output.

Why Manaflow Band

Manaflow Band allows you to keep up your mid-game damage output and harass with a sustained mana pool and easy stacking with [E].

Why Celerity

Celerity is a great rune on Malzahar largely thanks to the passive Movement Speed. The extra bit of speed allow you to get into range of that clutch [R] that you might not otherwise be able to get.

Why Scorch

The option here is really a personal preference. Scorch is great for lane harass and early fights while Gathering Storm is great for scaling and pairs well with Magic Penetration. If it looks like your game might be stalled out by wave clearer (Anivia etc.), you can take Gathering Storm for scaling.

WhyCosmic Insight

Malzahar loves CDR for both his [R] and harassing/shoving in lane with [E]. Assuming you've completed Morello's, you'll already be at **35% CDR and incredibly strong at 10min**.

WhyMagical Footwear

Magical Footwear is a great rune choice for simply saving money so you can hit your damage power-spikes that much sooner. If you prefer to rush Boots to catch your targets in [R], take Perfect Timing for a cheaper Zhonya's.

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