Rod of Ages Malzahar Build

Rod of Ages Malzahar build with runes and items. Rod of Ages Malzahar guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Rod of Ages Malzahar build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Malzahar and build Rod of Ages.
Malzahar Rod of Ages build for ARAM. Safe build with infinity mana and lots of sustain.
Malzahar ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Sapphire Crystal should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Tear of the Goddess should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Malzahar ability Malefic Visions should be leveled first.
E
Malzahar ability Call of the Void should be leveled second.
Q
Malzahar ability Void Swarm should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Rod of Ages should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Malignance should be final item in your build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter should be final item in your build.
Seraph's Embrace should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Rod of Ages Malzahar Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Rod of Ages.
  2. You play as Mage with more emphasis on sustain and mana.
  3. You buy AP items and adapt to an enemy team.

How to play

  1. Playing Rod of Ages Malzahar, your default rush is of course - Rod of Ages. You want to stack its passive as early as possible.
  2. Rod of Ages gives sustain with its second Passive. It recovers both health and mana.
  3. You can play this build very safely. Sustain from Rod of Ages alone is very powerful in ARAM. If you want to sustain even harder, you can get Kaenic Rookern (anti poke), Spirit Visage (more sustain) and even get Second Wind (more from Resolve rune tree.
  4. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers and you need to counter them, go Liandry's Torment.
  5. Adapt to an enemy team. They full of tanks and they rush MR? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item. Their team is Soraka, Mundo or champs with healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item). They stack HP? You buy Liandry's Torment.
  6. Somebody is going after you each fight? Their assassins are focusing you on sight? Always getting R by Fizz? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  7. Good MR item that works well with Rod of Ages is Spirit Visage and Kaenic Rookern.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can block enemy skillshots with your Void Swarm (W)! Remember that voidlings appear behind you.
Riot
  1. Wait to cast Void Swarm until there are nearby enemies for the Voidling to attack or kill.
  2. Use Call of the Void and Nether Grasp to renew the duration of Malefic Visions on enemies.
  3. Avoiding damage in lane maximizes the uptime on Void Shift, increasing Malzahar's safety dramatically.

Skill Order

  • Malzahar [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Call of the Void
  • Malzahar [object Object] ability.
    W
    Void Swarm
  • Malzahar [object Object] ability.
    E
    Malefic Visions
  • Malzahar [object Object] ability.
    R
    Nether Grasp

Items

Starting items
Sapphire Crystal item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Rush this
Rod of Ages item.
Rush this #2
Seraph's Embrace item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Good items
Stormsurge item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Malignance item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Shadowflame item.
Luden's Companion item.
Blackfire Torch item.
OK items
Horizon Focus item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Sustain even harder
Kaenic Rookern item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Spirit Visage item.
Counter enemy
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Liandry's Torment item.
Morellonomicon item.
Oblivion Orb item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Rod of Ages item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Malignance item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Seraph's Embrace item.