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Mal'Damba
Mal'Damba Thumbnail.png
Summary
Title: Wekono's Chosen
Class: Class Support Icon.png Support
Release Date: October 13, 2016
Cost: 30000 Currency Gold.png or 200 Currency Crystals.png
Voice lines: Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Actor: Marcus Mauldin
Statistics
Health: 2200
Movement Speed: 370

Mal'Damba is one of the Champions in Paladins.

Lore[edit | edit source]

When Wekono, the Mother of Sorrow and Revenge, turns her gaze to the mortal world, she appoints a champion. In this cycle, the island witchdoctor Mal'Damba has been gifted with her powers and sent into the war to evangelize her faith by laying waste to any who would stand before him.

His mastery of dark magic and virulent poisons was already impressive before the insidious goddess imbued him with even greater abilities, rendering him one of the deadliest beings in the Realm, an extension of Wekono's will.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Mal'Damba is great healer Healer with constant Presence in the from of CC (Crowd Control) and Constant Healing. His Spitting Cobra fires globs of venom that deal damage to enemies. Upon reloading, he tosses his cobra, stunning anyone it hits. Mending Spirits allows him to quickly heal a single ally for a short period of time. Gourd allows him to heal allies and damage enemies within its area of effect. Slither allows him to traverse a short distance while gaining immunity to damage for a short period of time, allowing him to slip out of dangerous situations. His ultimate, Dread Serpent, causes him to fire a dark vessel that explodes, fearing all enemies caught in the blast, making it very effective in shutting down enemy players. But Mal'Damba is a high skill cap character that needs to be mastered. If not used correctly he can be shut down very easily.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Spitting Cobra

Direct Damage

Fires as glob of venom every .55s dealing 400 damage to a single target. Effective at Short Range.

Bonus Damage: Reloading throws the cobra dealing 200 damage and stunning enemies for 1s.

Ability Placeholder LMB.png

Details

  • Gains 2.5% ultimate charge on hit.
  • When reloading, gain up to 3.5% ultimate charge if the cobra hits an enemy.
  • Has a projectile speed of 240.
  • Has an ammo count of 10.
  • Has a reload time of 2s.
  • Cobra is thrown after 90% of reloading is complete.
  • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.

Mending Spirits

 

Summon a spirit to enchant an ally healing 280 Health every second for 5 seconds.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 3

Details

  • Has a remote proximity distance of 1.5.
  • Each Mending Spirits buff generates ~0.53% of ultimate charge per second.
  • Overhealing will not generate ultimate.

Gourd

Area Damage

Toss a gourd full of venom that heals allies for 280 Health every second and damages enemies for 200 Damage every second.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 10

Details

  • The gourd bounces off of walls and shatters on contact with the floor, creating an area of venom for 4.8 seconds.
  • Targets are only healed/damaged as long as they stand inside the venom.
  • Generates 1.12% of ultimate charge per second per enemy damaged.
  • Generates ~0.53% of ultimate charge per second per ally healed.
  • Self-healing and overhealing will not generate ultimate.

Slither

 

Quickly slither forward, becoming untargetable for the duration.

Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

Details

Dread Serpent (Ultimate)

 

Fire a dark vessel that explodes when it lands, fearing all enemy Champions for 2s.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

  • Targets cannot be feared more than once per cast.
  • Can be detonated early by pressing Primary Fire or re-activating the skill.
  • Despite visual effects, Dread Serpent cannot fear targets behind walls or certain world objects.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Talent MalDamba WekonosWrath.png Wekono's Wrath

Snake Toss deals an additional 500 damage.

Talent MalDamba SpiritsChosen.png Spirit's Chosen

Mending Spirits heals for an additional 300 Health upfront.

Talent MalDamba WekonosCurse.png Wekono's Curse

Mending Spirits may now be cast on enemies to deal 560 damage over 2s.

Talent MalDamba RipenedGourd.png Ripened Gourd

Gourd now slows enemies in the area for 40%

Cards[edit | edit source]

This is a list with all cards available to Mal'Damba:

Name Image Description Cooldown
Eerie Presence Card Eerie Presence.png Reduce the Cooldown on Mending Spirits by {0.5|0.5}s when you miss.
Feed the Spirits Card Feed the Spirits.png Reduce all active cooldowns by {10|10}% when getting an elimination.
Fleeting Card Fleeting.png Reduce the Cooldown of Slither by {0.5|0.5}s.
Incorporeal Card Incorporeal.png Gain {50|50} Health.
Lighter Gourd Card Lighter Gourd.png Gourd gains {10|10}% projectile speed.
Liminal Passage Card Liminal Passage.png Increase the distance Slither travels by {10|10}%.
Many Gourds Card Many Gourds.png Reduce the cooldown on Gourd by {0.5|0.5}s.
Otherworldly Card Otherworldly.png Gain {10|10}% Movement Speed for 3s after Slither ends.
Possession Card Possession.png Gain {4|4}% damage reduction while healing an ally with Mending Spirits.
Pungent Gourd Card Pungent Gourd.png Hitting an enemy with Gourd reveals them to you for {0.8|0.8}s.
Ritual Magic Card Ritual Magic.png Heal for {15|15} health per second while healing an ally with Mending Spirits.
Snake Pit Card Snake Pit.png Gain {5|5}% Reload Speed.
Spirit's Touch Card Spirit's Touch.png Activating Slither heals you for {50|50}.
Sustenance Card Sustenance.png Receive {8|8}% more healing when below 50% Health.
Swift Spirits Card Swift Spirits.png Mending Spirits grants {7|7}% Movement Speed to allies.
Venomous Gourd Card Venomous Gourd.png Enemies hit by Gourd take {10|10}% reduced healing for 3s.

Pre-Built Loadout[edit | edit source]

Cosmetic Items[edit | edit source]

These are the Cosmetic Items currently available for Mal'Damba:

Body skins[edit | edit source]

Default


Mal'Damba Default Icon.png

Mal'Damba Default.png


Hexer

(Common)

Mal'Damba Hexer Icon.png

Mal'Damba Hexer.png

Hexer collection or Radiant Chest.png

Juju

(Common, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Juju Icon.png

Mal'Damba Juju.png

Radiant Chest.png

Cursed

(Common)

Mal'Damba Cursed Icon.png

Mal'Damba Cursed.png

Cursed collection or Radiant Chest.png

Defiler

(Rare)

Mal'Damba Defiler Icon.png

Defiler collection

Wickerman

(Epic)

Mal'Damba Wickerman Icon.png

Mal'Damba Wickerman.png

Chancellor

(Epic, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Chancellor Icon.png

Mal'Damba Chancellor.png

Champion Skin Chest.png

Obsidian Mal'Damba

(Rare, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Obsidian Mal'Damba Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 10 (Obsidian Mal'Damba Collection)

Cosmic Mal'Damba

(Epic, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Cosmic Mal'Damba Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 15 (Cosmic Mal'Damba Collection)

  • Wickerman: Replaces Mal'Damba's skill effects.

Accessories[edit | edit source]

Default


Mal'Damba Head Default Icon.png

Mal'Damba Head Default.png


Hexer's Mask

(Common)

Mal'Damba Head Hexer's Mask Icon.png

Mal'Damba Head Hexer's Mask.png

Hexer collection or Radiant Chest.png

Juju Mask

(Common, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Head Juju Mask Icon.png

Mal'Damba Head Juju Mask.png

Radiant Chest.png

Cursed Mask

(Common)

Mal'Damba Head Cursed Mask Icon.png

Mal'Damba Head Cursed Mask.png

Cursed collection or Radiant Chest.png

Defiler's Mask

(Rare)

Mal'Damba Accessories Defiler's Mask Icon.png

Defiler collection

Wickerman's Ire

(Epic)

Mal'Damba Accessories Wickerman's Ire Icon.png

Mal'Damba Accessories Wickerman's Ire.png

Chancellor's Visage

(Epic, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Head Chancellor's Visage Icon.png

Mal'Damba Head Chancellor's Visage.png

Champion Skin Chest.png

Obsidian Mask

(Rare, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Accessories Obsidian Mask Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 10 (Obsidian Mal'Damba Collection)

Cosmic Mask

(Epic, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Accessories Cosmic Mask Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 15 (Cosmic Mal'Damba Collection)

Weapon skins[edit | edit source]

Default


Mal'Damba Weapon Default Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Default.png


Hexer's Spitting Cobra

(Common)

Mal'Damba Weapon Hexer's Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Hexer's Spitting Cobra.png

4750 Currency Gold.png or 50 Currency Crystals.png or Radiant Chest.png

Cursed Spitting Cobra

(Common)

Mal'Damba Weapon Cursed Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Cursed Spitting Cobra.png

4750 Currency Gold.png or 50 Currency Crystals.png or Radiant Chest.png

Juju Spitting Cobra

(Common, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Weapon Juju Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Juju Spitting Cobra.png

Radiant Chest.png

Defiler's King Cobra

(Rare)

Mal'Damba Weapon Defiler's King Cobra Icon.png

Defiler collection

Spitzen

(Rare, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Weapon Spitzen Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Spitzen.png

Festive Chest.png

Wickerman's Terror

(Epic)

Mal'Damba Weapon Wickerman's Terror Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Wickerman's Terror.png

Chancellor's Basilisk

(Epic, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Weapon Chancellor's Basilisk Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Chancellor's Basilisk.png

Weapon Chest.png

Golden Spitting Cobra

(Legendary)

Mal'Damba Weapon Golden Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Mal'Damba Weapon Golden Spitting Cobra.png

60 Currency Crystals.png or 6000 Currency VIP.png (3 Day Rental)

Obsidian Spitting Cobra

(Rare, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Weapon Obsidian Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 10 (Obsidian Mal'Damba Collection)

Cosmic Spitting Cobra

(Epic, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Weapon Cosmic Spitting Cobra Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 15 (Cosmic Mal'Damba Collection)

  • Wickerman's Terror: Replaces Mal'Damba's weapon effects.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Mal'Damba Mastery Emote

(Rare, Mastery)

Mal'Damba Emote Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 8 (7500 Currency Gold.png or 60 Currency Crystals.png)

  • Mal'Damba Mastery Emote: The number of the coin represents the current Champion Mastery Level.

Voice packs[edit | edit source]

Mal Damba

(Common)

Mal'Damba Voice Default.png

4750 Currency Gold.png or 50 Currency Crystals.png or Radiant Chest.png

Chancellor

(Epic, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba Voice Chancellor.png

Champion Skin Chest.png

MVP Poses[edit | edit source]

Default


All MVP Icon.png

Mal'Damba MVP Default.png


Familiar

(Rare, Exclusive)

Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png

Mal'Damba MVP Familiar.png

Radiant Chest.png or Flair Chest.png

Mal'Damba Mastery Pose

(Rare, Mastery)

Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png

Available for purchase at Mastery Level 5 (5000 Currency Gold.png or 40 Currency Crystals.png)

  • Mal'Damba Mastery Pose: The number of the coin represents the current Champion Mastery Level.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Champion Teaser[edit | edit source]

Ability Reveal[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mal'Damba's cobra has no official name, but is called Oh Long (short for Oh Long Johnson) by fans and the developers themselves.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Paladins Beta Version 0.54.1958.1 (July 12, 2017)
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Snake Toss
  • Now always deals 200 damage.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Spirit's Chosen
  • Now applies whether or not you already have Mending Spirits on your target.
  • Wekono's Wrath
  • Reworked.
  • Snake Toss deals an additional 500 damage.


Paladins Beta Version 0.53.1938 (June 28, 2017)

  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Increased projectile speed from 180 to 240.
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Fixed a bug where Mending Spirits could not heal through enemy shields.


Paladins Beta Version 0.52.1903 (June 14, 2017)

  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Fixed a bug that prevented healing allies through friendly shields.


Paladins Beta Version 0.47.1740 (April 5, 2017)

  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Increased the projectile speed from 160 to 180.


Paladins Beta Version 0.46.1707 (March 22, 2017)

  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Increased Remote Proximity Distance from 1 to 1.5.


Paladins Beta Version 0.44.1634 (February 22, 2017)

  • Ability Dread Serpent.png Dread Serpent
  • No longer causes enemies to take 20% increased damage.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Ripened Gourd
  • [Gourd] Gourd now slows enemies in the area for 40%.
  • Spirit's Chosen
  • [Mending Spirits] Healing a target already affected by Mending Spirit's HoT heals for a flat 300.
  • Wekono's Wrath
  • [Dread Serpent] Dread serpent causes enemies to take 20% increased damage.


Paladins Beta Version 0.42.1551 (January 25, 2017)

  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.


Paladins Beta Version 0.40.1478.3 (December 20, 2016)

  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Fixed an issue where Gourd would fail to deploy in some areas on some maps.


Paladins Beta Version 0.39.1450.2 (December 7, 2016)

  • General
  • Increased Health from 2500 to 2650.


Paladins Beta Version 0.38.1420 (November 21, 2016)

  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Fixed Mending Spirits VFX not showing when using an alternate weapon skin.


Paladins Beta Version 0.37.1400 (November 10, 2016)

  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Updated description to explain Bonus Damage from reloading.


Paladins Beta Version 0.36.1374 (October 27, 2016)

  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Reduced the effective hit size of Spitting Cobra's projectile.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Snake Toss
  • Increased the effective hit size of Snake Toss' projectile.
  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Increased healing from 200 to 280 per second.
  • Increased damage from 100 to 200 per second.


Paladins Beta Version 0.35.1340 (October 13, 2016)

  • Mal'Damba has been added to the game.



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