After playing with and against Mal’ganises I can tell you his strengths and weaknesses and how to deal with him.
1st up his ultimates.
Dark Carrier Wave.
This is actually a pretty broken ultimate… considering it vs his other Ult.
It’s a garuntee “avoid your death and get healed” ult with the onlly way of medigating it is avoiding him completely and not bunching up around him.
There is no TRUE counterplay… The counterplay is to let it happen and make him waste it.
A powerfull ultimate that punnishes you for focusing Mal’ganis too soon.
If anything even if he casts it. He isn’t instant healed… so as long as you beat him after the cast. He will die regardless… sure 1 hero’s HP is really low and htey may have to back out… but you started hitting the Mal’Ganis reaally hard to begin with.
It’s simple… don’t let Mal’ganis get lower then 40% to medigate it during teamfights. Or save a stun or silence for when he casts it you can interrupt him and kill him after.
It’s a super high risk/reward thing and if he uses it WRONG he heals you insted.
Imagine him using it on a full health zul’jin but zul’jin activates his talent and ult making him lose more HP% then Mal’ganis. Suddenly Zul’jin gets a minor heal and Mal’ganis is boned.
As for his basic gameplay style. He’s bruiser/tank type with high self sustain.
Just keep him rooted and silence to disrupt him. Blind him to nullify his melees.
He’s actually not that hard to deal with as long as you let him hit you but in exchange you do more damage.
Heck in 1 team league game I was against the Gm #32 (Probaly boosted) and every exchange he did with me. He went into me as a damage Lili but I damaged him and healed it off where as he lost hp. Sure he was cleaning my lane but he was losing resources for the teamfight.
He is also really bad vs poking and long range since he has a decent gap closer, he doens’t have a leap at all. This probaly his biggest weakness being a tank/bruiser combo. The fact he can’t get to his targets if you simply keep him away from them.
So quick notes:
- Don’t group up around eachother if Mal’ganis attacks.
- Punish his aggresiveness.
- If Dark conversion is selected negate him by stunning him or not lowering his hp
- Use heroes like Ana to stop his healing especially after Dark Conversion
- Keep your distance and poke him to death.