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==Lore==
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{{Champion bio|Malzahar
Many men have gone mad beneath the glare of the [[Shurima]] sun, but it was during the night's chilling embrace that Malzahar relinquished his sanity. Malzahar was born a Seer, blessed with the gift of foresight. His talent, though unrefined, promised to be one of [[Runeterra|Runeterra's]] greatest boons, but destiny plotted him another course; his sensitivity to the roiling tides of fate allowed other, unwelcome things to tug at his subconscious mind. In his dreams, where the veil of separation is thinnest, a sinister thing beckoned. For some time, Malzahar was able to resist its prodding, but with each passing night the voice grew louder, or perhaps deeper, until he could withstand the call no more.
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|render = Malzahar Render.png
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|real_name =
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|nickname =
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|alias =
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* The Prophet of the Void
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* The Prothet
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|race = [[Human]] <small>(Altered by [[The Void]])</small>
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|pronoun = He/Him
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|age = {{tt|40 - 50 Years Old|Estimated Age}}
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|weapon = {{ai|Void Shift|Malzahar|Void Magic}}
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|status = Alive
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|birthplace = [[Amakra]], [[Shurima]]
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|residence = Unknown <small>(Possibly [[Icathia]])</small>
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|family =
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* {{tt|Unnamed Father|Deceased Father}}
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* {{tt|Unnamed Mother|Deceased Mother}}
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|pet = {{ai|Void Swarm|Malzahar|Voidlings}}
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|occupation =
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* Void Bringer
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* <s>Seer</s>
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|region = {{fi|Void}}
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|faction = The Cult of the Void
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|related = Kassadin, Kai'Sa, Kog'Maw, Ryze
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}}
   
He ventured into the desert without supplies, drawn by the lure of a specious charm. His destination: a lost civilization to the east, known to ancient texts as [[Icathia]]. Few believed such a place ever existed, and those who did were certain that the sands had long since devoured whatever remained. When Malzahar's cracked feet finally failed him, he found himself kneeling at the base of a bizarre crumbling obelisk. Beyond it lain the alien geometry of a ruined city and the giant decaying idols of dark and horrific gods. His eyes, seeing what others cannot, and what none should, were filled with the essence of [[the Void]]. His once shifting visions of the future were replaced with the immutable promise of [[Valoran]] beset by creatures of the Void. Standing alone, but not alone, amidst the echoing dunes, he noticed the familiar voice escape his own lips in a parched rasp, bearing three words whose weight trembled his knees: [[The League of Legends|League of Legends]]. Now infused with the power of the void itself, Malzahar set off to the north to seek his fate.
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<center>''"We are timeless. We demand sacrifice."'' - {{ci|Malzahar}}</center>
   
{{quote|"The land may melt, the sea may swell, the sky may fall... but they will come!"|'''Malzahar'''}}
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A religious zealot dedicated to the unification of all life, Malzahar truly believes the newly emergent Void to be the gateway to Runeterra's salvation. In the desert wastes of Shurima, he opened his mind to the universe, and the whispers that answered led him to Icathia. Amidst the ruins of that land, he gazed into the dark heart of the Void itself—and Malzahar emerged changed, a shepherd empowered to bring others into the fold… or to release the voidling creatures that dwell beneath.
   
==Quotes==
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==[http://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/champion/malzahar Prophet of the Void]==
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Beneath the glare of the {{fi|Shurima|Shuriman}} sun, there have always been those blessed with the power of foresight. The only son of aging trinket peddlers, Malzahar did not realize his gift until his parents had already succumbed to a wasting sickness, leaving the young, traumatized boy to fend for himself on the city streets of Amakra. He read fortunes in the gutter, for a coin or scraps of bread.
{{ogg|Malzahar Select|''"Oblivion awaits!"''}}
 
   
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As his auguries proved more and more accurate, his reputation grew. He used his second sight to predict who a curious cameleer might marry, or where throwing daggers would land in games of chance at the bazaar. Soon, he began to receive patrons dressed not in dirtied sandals, but jeweled slippers.
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack1|''"It is done."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack2|''"Mortality is weakness."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack3|''"We demand sacrifice."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack4|''"Inevitable."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack5|''"Their time is short."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.attack6|''"For the Void."''}}
 
   
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However, for all this, Malzahar could never see his own destiny. His future was hidden.
{{ogg|Malzahar.move1|''"Icathia beckons."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move2|''"As was foreseen."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move3|''"In due course."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move4|''"Second sight ordains it."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move5|''"It is in motion."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move6|''"At once."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move7|''"We are timeless."''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move8|''"Do not challenge fate's will!"''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.move9|''"Without question."''}}
 
   
;Taunt
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Increasingly disillusioned with his success, he noted the common disparities of wealth, and witnessed those unhappy with their lives acting out in spiteful violence against one another. It was apparent to him that people were bound up in a never-ending cycle of pain, often of their own making, and no hopeful prophecy seemed able to break it. Malzahar himself soon felt nothing but a sense of emptiness, finally relinquishing his mortal possessions and leaving Amakra for good.
{{ogg|Malzahar.taunt1|''"Come mortal, witness your demise!"''}}
 
{{ogg|Malzahar.taunt2|''"Bow to the void! Or be consumed by it!"''}}
 
   
;Joke
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For years, he roamed the land, from the trackless wastes of the lesser sai to the ruins of old Shurima. By distancing himself from others, he was alone with his thoughts at last. He divined not just how callous people could be, but also how corrupt the world might yet become. Feverish visions began to plague his waking hours, along with otherworldly whispers of war and strife, and endless suffering.
{{ogg|Malzahar.joke|''"I think a Voidling just came out!"''}}
 
   
==Development==
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He wandered far, until the sands turned to salt. He could not know that he had arrived in {{fi|Icathia}}, a lost city ravaged in the wars of a bygone age. There, gazing into the depths of a ragged abyss, Malzahar opened his unsteady mind, desperate for understanding.
*''Malzahar was designed by [[Ezreal_(person)|Ezreal]]''.
 
<gallery widths="180" crop="true">
 
Malzahar OriginalSkin old.jpg|Original Splash Art
 
Malzahar ShadowPrinceSkin old.jpg|Previous Shadow Prince Malzahar
 
Malzahar VizierSkin old.jpg|Previous Vizier Malzahar
 
</gallery>
 
   
===Champion Sneak Peek===
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And the Void answered.
[[File:Malzahar.jpg|150px|left]]Announcement made in the sneak peek by ByronicHero:
 
''Summoners!''
 
   
''This is a public service announcement regarding a shady looking fellow that may have made his way onto the Field of Justice. If you see a shrouded, floating man with a generally poor disposition, exercise caution… particularly if you see any dark, sinister portals or hideous creatures of the void milling about. This may be none other than Malzahar, Prophet of the Void, and he's probably not the type of bloke you want to run into on your way back to your stool from the men's room.''
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That would have been the end of any other tale, and yet somehow Malzahar endured. What lay in the darkness below brushed against the soul of the broken seer, only for an instant, and yet its strange and unknowable energies saturated his mind completely.
   
''On the other hand, if you like dark matter, bottomless pits, exoskeletal monsters, menacing sacrificial daggers, or moving without touching the ground, you may want to take a moment to let this gentleman know that you're a fan of his work. Look for Malzahar in the upcoming patch!<ref>[http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=115998 Champion Sneak Peek: Malzahar, Prophet of the Void] at [[LeagueofLegends.com]]</ref>''
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The lone figure that eventually strode out of Icathia was no longer just a man, but something greater. Malzahar had seen in the abyss an end to all the suffering he had witnessed in his mortal lifetime. He realized the future he had believed hidden from him all this time was in fact a vision of his true calling: to accelerate the world toward inevitable oblivion. He had to return to the people, and spread word of the holy nothingness that would gladly embrace them, the willing and non-believers alike. He would become the herald of the world’s salvation.
   
==Patch history==
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Among the nomads of the deep desert, he found his first disciples. Before their astonished eyes, he used his new Void-given powers to rend the very earth itself, {{ai|Void Swarm|Malzahar|summoning}} chittering, nightmarish creatures to carry away any who dared to deny him. Within a matter of months, strange rumors began to travel with the merchant caravans; rumors of men and women gladly sacrificing themselves to unseen powers, and of powerful quakes opening up the bedrock of Shurima in new fault lines hundreds of miles long.
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'''[[V1.0.0.149]]:'''
 
* Fixed a bug where voidlings could get stuck in walls when using abilities in impassible terrain.
 
   
'''[[V1.0.0.143]]:'''
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In the years since, Malzahar’s legend has spread even to the northern ports. As followers of “the Prophet” grow in number, nearby settlers are said to experience {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar|malefic visions}} grasping at their hearts, and fear gives rise to superstition—even the hardy villagers of the far wastes now make offerings of livestock to appease the voidling creatures below.
* {{ai|Summon Voidling|Malzahar}}:
 
** Voidlings prioritize enemies Malzahar is autoattacking if {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar}} isn't present.
 
** Voidling pathing and general AI improved.
 
** Voidlings now hide in brush and won't attack if Malzahar is in brush and not in combat.
 
** Voidling dance animation added.
 
* {{ai|Call of the Void|Malzahar}}:
 
** Delay is now consistent at 0.6 seconds.
 
** Now deals damage in a single hit rather than two separate hits.
 
** Now grants vision along the entire line path rather than only at the two end points.
 
** Now deals damage to units surrounding the end points.
 
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}:
 
** Cast time removed. Malzahar may now cast this ability while moving.
 
** Damage now starts 0.25 seconds after casting the ability.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}:
 
** Malzahar ignores orders that would cancel his ultimate within the first 0.5 seconds of casting.
 
** Voidlings prioritize champions immobilized by Nether Grasp above all other priorities.
 
   
'''[[V1.0.0.126]]:'''
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Little do they know, this only helps Malzahar in shepherding the coming of the end.
* Fixed a bug where {{ai|Call of the Void|Malzahar}} would not finish casting if Malzahar died.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}:
 
** Fixed a bug where it couldn't break with distance.
 
** It will now stop channeling if the target becomes a ghost.
 
   
'''[[V1.0.0.121]]:'''
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{{More lore}}
* Fixed a bug where {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}} would sometimes only deal 4 ticks of damage instead of 5.
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{{Section bot}}
   
'''[[V1.0.0.120]]:'''
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[[cs:Malzahar/Příběh]]
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}:
 
** Base damage reduced to 4/5/6/7/8% of the enemy's max health from 5/6/7/8/9%.
 
** Ability power ratio reduced to 1% per 100 ability power (0.01) from 1% per 80 ability power (0.0125).
 
** Cooldown reduced to 14 from 16.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}: ability power ratio over the duration reduced to 1.3 from 1.5.
 
   
'''[[V1.0.0.108]]:'''
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[[fr:Malzahar/Historique]]
* Fixed a bug where the {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar}} spell cast by opposing Malzahars behaved improperly.
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[[pl:Malzahar/historia]]
 
'''[[V1.0.0.107]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}:
 
** Health percentage to damage ratio increased to 5/6/7/8/9% from 4/5/6/7/8%.
 
** No longer has a minimum damage dealt of 25/35/45/55/65 per second.
 
* {{ai|Summon Voidling|Malzahar}} now spawns after 4 casts instead of after 5.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.103]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Call of the Void|Malzahar}}: mana cost reduced to 80/90/100/110/120 from 90/100/110/120/130.
 
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}: mana cost changed to 90/100/110/120/130 from 80/95/110/125/140.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}: range reduced to 700 from 750.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.100]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Call of the Void|Malzahar}}: cooldown reduced to 9 from 10.
 
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}:
 
** Mana cost reduced to 80/95/110/125/140 from 90/105/120/135/150.
 
** It no longer places a blank buff on Malzahar.
 
* Malzahar's Voidlings will now attack the target affected by Malzahar's most recently cast {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar}}.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}:
 
** It now suppresses the target instead of stunning it.
 
** Range increased to 750 from 650.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.98]]:'''
 
* Base movement speed increased to 315 from 310.
 
* {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar}}:
 
** Range increased to 650 from 600.
 
** Cooldown reduced to 15/13/11/9/7 from 16/14/12/10/8.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}: range increased to 650 from 575.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.96]]:'''
 
*{{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}:
 
**Range increased to 575 from 450.
 
**Fixed a bug where the stun component would not break even if the channel was broken.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.87]]:'''
 
* {{ai|Summon Voidling|Malzahar}}:
 
** Voidling's movement speed increased to 451 from 419.
 
** Fixed a bug where a Voidling's attacks would reveal Malzahar through the Fog-of-war and Brush.
 
 
'''[[V1.0.0.86]]:''' Added.
 
* {{ai|Call of the Void|Malzahar}}: Malzahar opens up two portals to the void. After a short delay, power erupts from the voids, dealing damage and silencing all enemies hit.
 
* {{ai|Null Zone|Malzahar}}: Malzahar creates a zone which deals the greater between a flat damage and a % of the target's max health.
 
* {{ai|Malefic Visions|Malzahar}}: Malzahar infects his target's mind with cruel visions of their demise, dealing damage each second. If the target dies while afflicted by the visions, they pass on to a nearby enemy unit and restore mana to Malzahar.
 
* {{ai|Nether Grasp|Malzahar}}: Malzahar grips his target in an engulfing void of energy, dealing damage each second.
 
* {{ai|Summon Voidling|Malzahar}} (Innate): After casting 5 spells, Malzahar summons a Voidling to engage enemy units for 21 seconds. Voidlings grow after 7 seconds (+50% Damage/Armor), and Frenzy after 14 seconds (+100% Attack Speed).
 
}}
 
   
==References==
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[[sk:Malzahar/Background]]
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[[Category:Champion backgrounds]]
 
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Latest revision as of 00:22, May 19, 2020

"We are timeless. We demand sacrifice." - Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar

A religious zealot dedicated to the unification of all life, Malzahar truly believes the newly emergent Void to be the gateway to Runeterra's salvation. In the desert wastes of Shurima, he opened his mind to the universe, and the whispers that answered led him to Icathia. Amidst the ruins of that land, he gazed into the dark heart of the Void itself—and Malzahar emerged changed, a shepherd empowered to bring others into the fold… or to release the voidling creatures that dwell beneath.

Prophet of the VoidEdit

Beneath the glare of the Shurima Crest icon Shuriman sun, there have always been those blessed with the power of foresight. The only son of aging trinket peddlers, Malzahar did not realize his gift until his parents had already succumbed to a wasting sickness, leaving the young, traumatized boy to fend for himself on the city streets of Amakra. He read fortunes in the gutter, for a coin or scraps of bread.

As his auguries proved more and more accurate, his reputation grew. He used his second sight to predict who a curious cameleer might marry, or where throwing daggers would land in games of chance at the bazaar. Soon, he began to receive patrons dressed not in dirtied sandals, but jeweled slippers.

However, for all this, Malzahar could never see his own destiny. His future was hidden.

Increasingly disillusioned with his success, he noted the common disparities of wealth, and witnessed those unhappy with their lives acting out in spiteful violence against one another. It was apparent to him that people were bound up in a never-ending cycle of pain, often of their own making, and no hopeful prophecy seemed able to break it. Malzahar himself soon felt nothing but a sense of emptiness, finally relinquishing his mortal possessions and leaving Amakra for good.

For years, he roamed the land, from the trackless wastes of the lesser sai to the ruins of old Shurima. By distancing himself from others, he was alone with his thoughts at last. He divined not just how callous people could be, but also how corrupt the world might yet become. Feverish visions began to plague his waking hours, along with otherworldly whispers of war and strife, and endless suffering.

He wandered far, until the sands turned to salt. He could not know that he had arrived in Void Crest icon Icathia, a lost city ravaged in the wars of a bygone age. There, gazing into the depths of a ragged abyss, Malzahar opened his unsteady mind, desperate for understanding.

And the Void answered.

That would have been the end of any other tale, and yet somehow Malzahar endured. What lay in the darkness below brushed against the soul of the broken seer, only for an instant, and yet its strange and unknowable energies saturated his mind completely.

The lone figure that eventually strode out of Icathia was no longer just a man, but something greater. Malzahar had seen in the abyss an end to all the suffering he had witnessed in his mortal lifetime. He realized the future he had believed hidden from him all this time was in fact a vision of his true calling: to accelerate the world toward inevitable oblivion. He had to return to the people, and spread word of the holy nothingness that would gladly embrace them, the willing and non-believers alike. He would become the herald of the world’s salvation.

Among the nomads of the deep desert, he found his first disciples. Before their astonished eyes, he used his new Void-given powers to rend the very earth itself, Void Swarm summoning chittering, nightmarish creatures to carry away any who dared to deny him. Within a matter of months, strange rumors began to travel with the merchant caravans; rumors of men and women gladly sacrificing themselves to unseen powers, and of powerful quakes opening up the bedrock of Shurima in new fault lines hundreds of miles long.

In the years since, Malzahar’s legend has spread even to the northern ports. As followers of “the Prophet” grow in number, nearby settlers are said to experience Malefic Visions malefic visions grasping at their hearts, and fear gives rise to superstition—even the hardy villagers of the far wastes now make offerings of livestock to appease the voidling creatures below.

Little do they know, this only helps Malzahar in shepherding the coming of the end.

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