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Mal'Damba is a Support Champion in Paladins, added on October 13th, 2016.

Lore[]

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 his goddess.

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[]

Mal'Damba is a great healer with a constant presence in the form of 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, fires a dark vessel that explodes when it makes contact with a wall, Fearing all enemies caught in the blast, making it very effective in shutting down enemy players.

Skills[]

Spitting Cobra Damage (each/per tick)400 /0.55s

Direct Damage

Fire a glob of venom from your cobra every 0.55s that deals 400 damage. Reloading tosses your cobra for 200 damage and a deadly stun effect.

Ability Placeholder LMB.png

Details

Fire a glob of venom in an arc every 0.55s, dealing 400 damage. Has a maximum Ammo count of 10. When 90% done with your reload, throw the Cobra, dealing 200 damage and Stunning for 1s on hit. Enemies stunned by the Cobra cannot be Stunned for another 3s.
  • Has an ammo count of 10.
  • Has a reload time of 2s.
  • Has a projectile speed of 240.
  • Has no damage falloff.
  • Reloading can be heard by enemies.
  • Cobra is thrown after 90% of reloading is complete.
  • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.
  • Gains 2.5% ultimate charge on hit.
  • When reloading, gain up to 3.5% ultimate charge if the cobra hits an enemy.
  • Has a range limit of 500 Units.


Ability Video

WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png

Spitting Cobra

Direct Damage
Ability Placeholder LMB.png
Damage (each/per tick)400 /0.55s

Fire a glob of venom from your cobra every 0.55s that deals 400 damage. Reloading tosses your cobra for 200 damage and a deadly stun effect.

Details

Fire a glob of venom in an arc every 0.55s, dealing 400 damage. Has a maximum Ammo count of 10. When 90% done with your reload, throw the Cobra, dealing 200 damage and Stunning for 1s on hit. Enemies stunned by the Cobra cannot be Stunned for another 3s.
  • Has an ammo count of 10.
  • Has a reload time of 2s.
  • Has a projectile speed of 240.
  • Has no damage falloff.
  • Reloading can be heard by enemies.
  • Cobra is thrown after 90% of reloading is complete.
  • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.
  • Gains 2.5% ultimate charge on hit.
  • When reloading, gain up to 3.5% ultimate charge if the cobra hits an enemy.
  • Has a range limit of 500 Units.


Ability Video

Mending Spirits Healing1360 over 4s

 

Channel the spirits to enchant an ally, restoring 340 health every 1s for 4s.

Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 3

Details

Channel the spirits to enchant an ally at your crosshair location, Healing them for 340 every 1s for 4s.
  • Mending Spirits is a hitscan heal with no auto aim.
  • 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.


Ability Video

Ability Mending Spirits.png

Mending Spirits

 
Ability Placeholder RMB.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 3
Healing1360 over 4s

Channel the spirits to enchant an ally, restoring 340 health every 1s for 4s.

Details

Channel the spirits to enchant an ally at your crosshair location, Healing them for 340 every 1s for 4s.
  • Mending Spirits is a hitscan heal with no auto aim.
  • 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.


Ability Video

Gourd Healing65 /0.2s

Damage (each/per tick)45 /0.2s

Area Damage

Toss a potent alchemic gourd that explodes on the ground, dealing 45 damage every 0.2s to enemies and healing allies for 65 every 0.2s.

Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 10

Details

Toss a potent alchemic gourd that explodes on the ground in a 25-unit radius for 4.8s. Allies standing inside the radius are Healed for 65 every 0.2s, while enemies are dealt 45 damage every 0.2s.
  • 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.


Ability Video

Ability Gourd.png

Gourd

Area Damage
Ability Placeholder Q.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 10
Healing65 /0.2s
Damage (each/per tick)45 /0.2s

Toss a potent alchemic gourd that explodes on the ground, dealing 45 damage every 0.2s to enemies and healing allies for 65 every 0.2s.

Details

Toss a potent alchemic gourd that explodes on the ground in a 25-unit radius for 4.8s. Allies standing inside the radius are Healed for 65 every 0.2s, while enemies are dealt 45 damage every 0.2s.
  • 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.


Ability Video

Slither

 

Quickly slither forward, becoming untargetable for the duration.

Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

Details

Quickly slither forward 54 units, becoming Ethereal for the duration.


Ability Video

Ability Slither.png

Slither

 
Ability Placeholder F.png
Cooldown Icon White.png 8

Quickly slither forward, becoming untargetable for the duration.

Details

Quickly slither forward 54 units, becoming Ethereal for the duration.


Ability Video

Dread Serpent (Ultimate) ▶️

 

Fire a dark vessel that explodes when it lands, causing all enemies close enough to flee in terror at its sight.

Ability Placeholder E.png

Details

Fire a dark vessel that explodes when it impacts, causing all enemies in a 40-unit radius to become Feared for 2s. Reactivate this ability to detonate the vessel early.

▶️ “Sun de Wekono!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “The spirits join us!” (Ally)

  • 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.
  • If targets were not within the area of effect upon the initial hit, but enter it afterwards, they will still be feared.


Ability Video

Ability Dread Serpent.png

Dread Serpent (Ultimate) ▶️

 
Ability Placeholder E.png

Fire a dark vessel that explodes when it lands, causing all enemies close enough to flee in terror at its sight.

Details

Fire a dark vessel that explodes when it impacts, causing all enemies in a 40-unit radius to become Feared for 2s. Reactivate this ability to detonate the vessel early.

▶️ “Sun de Wekono!” (Self/Enemy)
▶️ “The spirits join us!” (Ally)

  • 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.
  • If targets were not within the area of effect upon the initial hit, but enter it afterwards, they will still be feared.


Ability Video


Talents[]

Talent MalDamba SpiritsChosen.png
Spirit's Chosen

Default Talent

Mending Spirits immediately Heals your target for an additional 250.


Talent MalDamba RipenedGourd.png
Ripened Gourd

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Your Gourd no longer damages enemies, but it Heals for twice as much.


Talent MalDamba WekonosWrath.png
Wekono's Wrath

Unlocks at Mastery Level 8

Tossing your snake after reloading is faster and deals an additional 500 damage.


Details

  • Re-stun timeout of Snake Toss is increased to 4s.

Cards[]

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

Name Image Description Cooldown Category
Eerie Presence Card Eerie Presence.png Reduce the Cooldown of Mending Spirits by {0.5|0.5}s if you miss. Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
Feed the Spirits Card Feed the Spirits.png Reduce your active Cooldowns by {10|10}% after getting an Elimination. WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Fleeting Card Fleeting.png Reduce the Cooldown of Slither by {0.6|0.6}s. Ability Slither.png Slither
Incorporeal Card Incorporeal.png Increase your maximum Health by {50|50}. WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Lighter Gourd Card Lighter Gourd.png Increase the Projectile Speed of Gourd by {10|10}%. Ability Gourd.png Gourd
Liminal Passage Card Liminal Passage.png Increase the travel distance of Slither by {10|10}%. Ability Slither.png Slither
Many Gourds Card Many Gourds.png Reduce the Cooldown on Gourd by {0.8|0.8}s. Ability Gourd.png Gourd
Otherworldly Card Otherworldly.png Gain a {75|75}-Health Shield for 3s after Slither ends. Ability Slither.png Slither
Possession Card Possession.png Reduce your damage taken by {4|4}% while Healing an ally with Mending Spirits. Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
Pungent Gourd Card Pungent Gourd.png Heal for {90|90} after activating Gourd. Ability Gourd.png Gourd
Ritual Magic Card Ritual Magic.png Heal for {15|15} every 1s while Healing an ally with Mending Spirits. Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
Snake Pit Card Snake Pit.png Increase your Movement Speed by {4|4}%. WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Spirit's Touch Card Spirit's Touch.png Increase your movement speed by {8|8}% for 3 seconds after using Slither. Ability Slither.png Slither
Sustenance Card Sustenance.png Increase your Healing received by {8|8}% while at or below 50% Health. WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Armor / Weapon
Swift Spirits Card Swift Spirits.png Increase the Movement Speed of allies affected by Mending Spirits by {5|5}%. Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
Venomous Gourd Card Venomous Gourd.png Standing in your Gourd grants yourself and allies {8|8}% Lifesteal. Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Swift Spirits grants movement speed only for the duration of Mending Spirits.

Pre-Built Loadouts[]

All of the following cards are in Mal'Damba's pre-built loadouts:


Spirit's Chosen
Card Ritual Magic.png


Ritual Magic
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Heal for 45 every 1s while Healing an ally with Mending Spirits.
3



Card Eerie Presence.png


Eerie Presence
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Mending Spirits by 2s if you miss.
4



Card Many Gourds.png


Many Gourds
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Reduce the Cooldown on Gourd by 1.6s.
2



Card Possession.png


Possession
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Reduce your damage taken by 20% while Healing an ally with Mending Spirits.
5



Card Liminal Passage.png


Liminal Passage
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common.png


Increase the travel distance of Slither by 10%.
1



Ripened Gourd
Card Eerie Presence.png


Eerie Presence
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce the Cooldown of Mending Spirits by 1.5s if you miss.
3



Card Lighter Gourd.png


Lighter Gourd
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common.png


Increase the Projectile Speed of Gourd by 10%.
1



Card Many Gourds.png


Many Gourds
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Reduce the Cooldown on Gourd by 4s.
5



Card Pungent Gourd.png


Pungent Gourd
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Heal for 180 after activating Gourd.
2



Card Venomous Gourd.png


Venomous Gourd
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Standing in your Gourd grants yourself and allies 32% Lifesteal.
4



Wekono's Wrath
Card Feed the Spirits.png


Feed the Spirits
Rare
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Rare.png


Reduce your active Cooldowns by 30% after getting an Elimination.
3



Card Liminal Passage.png


Liminal Passage
Uncommon
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Uncommon.png


Increase the travel distance of Slither by 20%.
2



Card Otherworldly.png


Otherworldly
Common
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Common.png


Gain a 75-Health Shield for 3s after Slither ends.
1



Card Sustenance.png


Sustenance
Legendary
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Legendary.png


Increase your Healing received by 40% while at or below 50% Health.
5



Card Venomous Gourd.png


Venomous Gourd
Epic
CardSkin Frame OB67 Silver Epic.png


Standing in your Gourd grants yourself and allies 32% Lifesteal.
4


Cosmetic Items[]

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

Champion Skin Collections[]

Default
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Default.png
Mal'Damba Collection Default Icon.png
Mal'Damba Default.png
Weapon Default Spitting Cobra
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date October 13, 2016
Cost Free
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Free
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Default.png

Cursed
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Cursed.png
Mal'Damba Collection Cursed Icon.png
Mal'Damba Cursed.png
Weapon Cursed Spitting Cobra
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date October 13, 2016
Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png  •  Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Cursed Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png  •  Legendary Champion Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Cursed Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Cursed.png

Defiler
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Defiler.png
Mal'Damba Collection Defiler Icon.png
Mal'Damba Defiler.png
Weapon Defiler's King Cobra
Rarity Rare
Availability Standard
Release Date July 26, 2017
Cost 250 Currency Crystals.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Bounty Store
(Defiler Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 250 Currency Crystals.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Bounty Store
(Defiler Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Defiler.png

Na'Vi
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Na'Vi.png
Mal'Damba Collection Na'Vi Icon.png
Mal'Damba Na'Vi.png
Weapon Na'Vi Spitting Cobra
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date October 23, 2018
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. HRX Digital Loot Pack 2018
(Na'Vi Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. HRX Digital Loot Pack 2018
(Na'Vi Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Na'Vi.png

Prickly
Loading Art Icon Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Prickly.png
Mal'Damba Collection Prickly Icon.png
Mal'Damba Prickly.png
Weapon
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 26, 2018
Cost Currency Ticket.png
(Prickly Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Currency Ticket.png
(Prickly Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Prickly.png

Wickerman
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Wickerman.png
Mal'Damba Collection Wickerman Icon.png
Mal'Damba Wickerman.png
Weapon Wickerman's Terror
Rarity Epic
Availability Standard
Release Date October 4, 2017
Cost Little Box of Horrors Chest.png  •  Gothic Horrors Chest.png  •  Spooky Scary Chest.png  •  Bounty Store  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Alienware
(Wickerman Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Wickerman Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Little Box of Horrors Chest.png  •  Gothic Horrors Chest.png  •  Spooky Scary Chest.png  •  Bounty Store  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Alienware
(Wickerman Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Wickerman Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Wickerman.png

Chancellor
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Chancellor.png
Mal'Damba Collection Chancellor Icon.png
Mal'Damba Chancellor.png
Weapon Chancellor's Basilisk
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 19, 2017
Cost Diamond Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Chancellor Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Chancellor Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Diamond Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
(Chancellor Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Chancellor Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Chancellor.png

Shadow Lord
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Shadow Lord.png
Mal'Damba Collection Shadow Lord Icon.png
Mal'Damba Shadow Lord.png
Weapon Shadow Lord's Basilisk
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date July 18, 2018
Cost 800 Currency Crystals.png  •  Emporium Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2018 Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Pass 2 Level 75 Battle Pass Level
(Shadow Lord Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Shadow Lord Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 800 Currency Crystals.png  •  Emporium Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2018 Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Pass 2 Level 75 Battle Pass Level
(Shadow Lord Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Shadow Lord Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Shadow Lord.png

Shiro
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Shiro.png
Mal'Damba Collection Shiro Icon.png
Mal'Damba Shiro.png
Weapon Shiro's Basilisk
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date November 27, 2020
Cost Bounty Store
(Shiro Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Shadow Lord Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Bounty Store
(Shiro Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Shadow Lord Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Shiro.png

Steel Forged
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Steel Forged.png
Mal'Damba Collection Steel Forged Icon.png
Mal'Damba Steel Forged.png
Weapon Steel Forged Serpent
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date May 22th, 2019
Cost Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2019 Chest.png  •  Relics of War Chest.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 50 Battle Pass Level
(Steel Forged Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Misdeeds and Mischief Chest.png  •  Battle Pass 2019 Chest.png  •  Relics of War Chest.png  •  Item can no longer be obtained by this. Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 50 Battle Pass Level
(Steel Forged Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Steel Forged.png

Dragon Forged
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Dragon Forged.png
Mal'Damba Collection Dragon Forged Icon.png
Mal'Damba Dragon Forged.png
Weapon Dragon Forged Serpent
Rarity Epic
Availability Limited
Release Date May 22th, 2019
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 40 Plus Track Level
(Dragon Forged Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Steel Forged Battle Pass Level 40 Plus Track Level
(Dragon Forged Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Steel Forged Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Dragon Forged.png

Obsidian
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Obsidian.png
Mal'Damba Collection Obsidian Icon.png
Mal'Damba Obsidian.png
Weapon Obsidian Spitting Cobra
Rarity Rare
Availability Mastery
Release Date June 14, 2017
Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 14
(Obsidian Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 30,000 Currency Gold.png  •  160 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 14
(Obsidian Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Obsidian.png

Cosmic
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Cosmic.png
Mal'Damba Collection Cosmic Icon.png
Mal'Damba Cosmic.png
Weapon Cosmic Spitting Cobra
Rarity Epic
Availability Mastery
Release Date June 14, 2017
Cost 40,000 Currency Gold.png  •  200 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 20
(Cosmic Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost 40,000 Currency Gold.png  •  200 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 20
(Cosmic Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Cosmic.png

Golden
Loading Art Icons Character Model
LoadingArt Mal'Damba Golden.png
Mal'Damba Collection Golden Icon.png
Mal'Damba Golden.png
Weapon Golden Spitting Cobra
Rarity Legendary
Availability Mastery
Release Date May 22, 2019
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Cost Rewarded at Mastery Level 50
(Golden Mal'Damba Collection)
Voicelines Mal'Damba voice lines
Voice Pack Preview ▶️  •  ▶️  •  ▶️
Character Model

Mal'Damba Golden.png

Weapon Skins[]

Spitzen
Icon
Mal'Damba Weapon Spitzen Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Currency Ticket.png
Cost Currency Ticket.png

Emotes[]

Default
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Magic Trick
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Clockwork Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Clockwork Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Character Model

Snake Charmer
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Epic
Availability Exclusive
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Byte Battle Pass Level 20 Battle Pass Level
(Roaming Emote)
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Battle Byte Battle Pass Level 20 Battle Pass Level
(Roaming Emote)
Character Model

Mal'Damba Mastery Emote
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba Emote Icon.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Mastery
Release Date {{{release}}}
Cost 15,000 Currency Gold.png  •  60 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 9
(Coin number reflects the player's Mastery Level)
Cost 15,000 Currency Gold.png  •  60 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 9
(Coin number reflects the player's Mastery Level)
Character Model

MVP Poses[]

Default
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png
Mal'Damba Default.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Common
Availability Standard
Release Date
Cost Free
Cost Free
Character Model

Mal'Damba Default.png

Familiar
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png
Mal'Damba MVP Familiar.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Cost Colossal Chest.png  •  Flair Chest.png  •  Currency Ticket.png
Character Model

Mal'Damba MVP Familiar.png

Striking Snake
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png
Mal'Damba MVP Striking Snake.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Exclusive
Release Date April 7th, 2021
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Game On Event Pass Trials of the Realm
Serpent Beach
Cost Item can no longer be obtained by this. Game On Event Pass Trials of the Realm
Serpent Beach
Character Model

Mal'Damba MVP Striking Snake.png

Mal'Damba Mastery Pose
Icon Character Model
Mal'Damba MVP Icon.png
Mal'Damba MVP Mastery Pose.png
Weapon {{{weapon}}}
Rarity Rare
Availability Mastery
Release Date
Cost 10,000 Currency Gold.png  •  40 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 5
(Coin number reflects the player's Mastery Level)
Cost 10,000 Currency Gold.png  •  40 Currency Crystals.png at Mastery Level 5
(Coin number reflects the player's Mastery Level)
Character Model

Mal'Damba MVP Mastery Pose.png

Trivia[]

  • According to some of Ska'drin Ash and Scorned Ash's voice lines, Mal'Damba and Wekono have some connection to the Ska'drin. These voice lines were revealed to be somewhat canon here. This statement also reveals Wekono isn't benevolent, but also not evil.
  • Yagorath's kill taunt (▶️) against Mal'Damba heavily implies his snake is a transformed version of Wekono.
    • This is further supported by a dev statement regarding the line.
    • One of Mal'Damba's jokes "Who's a good girl? Yes you are, yes you are." (▶️) also supports this with his snake being female, as Wekono herself is.
  • It's hinted at here and here that Mal'Damba may not be what he appears on the surface.
  • As mentioned here, while Mal'Damba has darker skin, he is not considered to be black.
  • Mal'Damba's 'magic' is similar to that of vulpins, as stated here.
  • A snake reminiscent of Mal'Damba's appears as a statue in the background for the Shadows update.
  • While it's currently unknown what language some of the words Mal'Damba says are, his "Please" line ("Sun de!" (▶️)) and ultimate voice line ("Sun de Wekono!" (▶️)) both share the term "Sun de", pointing to the possibility Mal'Damba's ultimate voice line translates to "Please, Wekono!"
  • Based on a dev statement revealing Viktor to be around 5'9 or 175cm tall, and comparing it to model sizes in-game and out of game, it was discovered that Mal'Damba would be around 5'4 or 162cm tall.

  • In the blog post regarding the removal of the 'Parts and Pieces' skin system, various concepts were shown off to showcase what new types of skins could be created with the new system. Among these concepts was a pirate-themed Mal'Damba skin.

  • In older versions of Paladins, there used to be a number of additional recolors of default champions. For Mal'Damba, these recolors included the Hexer and Juju skins.
  • Having been present in the mobile game 'Paladins Strike', Mal'Damba received a unique skin exclusive to Strike. This skin would be Apophis Mal'Damba.

  • Damba cursed small.pngCursed
  • You know what cursed means, come on.
  • Damba defiler small.pngDefiler
  • A defiler is one who causes pollution to the environment or harm to others.
  • Damba navi small.pngNa'Vi
  • This skin is a reference to the 2017-2018 Paladins World Champions team, Natus Vincere, or Na'Vi for short.
  • Damba prickly small.pngPrickly
  • It's Mal'Damba with a cactus on his head. You know, those green spiky things you find in the desert? Exciting stuff.
  • Damba wickerman small.pngWickerman
  • This skin's personality and voice are based on Jim Carrey, particularly his appearance in The Mask.
  • This skin makes several references to the in-game item Deft Hands, an item many consider to be very helpful on Mal'Damba, to the point of it becoming a meme within the community; especially as the item is often not considered useful for many other champions.
  • The line "This is Halloween! This is Halloween!" (▶️) is a reference to a song of the same name from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • The line "You get some venom! You get some venom! You all get some venom!" (▶️) is a reference to a line from The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • The line "Too spooky!" (▶️) is possibly a reference to the 2Spooky meme.
  • The line "Look ma... I'm roadkill...! Haha...!" (▶️) is a reference to a scene from The Mask.
  • The line "Wooooh! Somebody stop me!" (▶️) is also a reference to a scene from The Mask.
  • The line "If I wanted to heal, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Three o'clock - wallow in self-pity; three-thirty - gaze into the abyss; five o'clock - solve Realm hunger, tell no one; five-thirty - yell at the crows; six-thirty - buy Deft Hands, I can't cancel that again. Hm, I'm booked!" (▶️) is a reference to a scene from The Grinch.
  • This skin's splash art appears as a spray.
  • Damba chancellor small.pngChancellor
  • A chancellor is a title given to various positions in the government.
  • As shown here, this skin originally had slightly different colors.
  • This skin appears as part of a design featured on various pieces of Paladins merchandise.
  • Damba shadowlord small.pngDamba shiro small.pngShadow Lord / Shiro
  • Damba steelforged small.pngDamba dragonforged small.pngSteel Forged / Dragon Forged

Videos[]

Champion Teaser[]

Ability Reveal[]

Changelog[]


  • Abilities
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Increased Healing per second 325 ➞ 340
  • Cards
  • Increasing Cooldown Reduction {0.5|0.5}s ➞ {0.8|0.8}s
  • Increased Lifesteal Granted to Allies {6|6}% ➞ {8|8}%
  • Increased Heal {75|75} ➞ {90|90}
  • NEW: Using Slither Increased your movement speed by {8|8}% for 3s.
  • Increased Movement Speed {2|2}% ➞ {4|4}%
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Otherworldly card did not function properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Venomous Gourd card did not provide Lifesteal to allies who were standing in the Gourd’s volume.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the VFX for the volume of Dread Serpent disappeared prematurely, causing Players to get Feared by it when the VFX was no longer visible.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where the Golden skin did not display properly.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Increased Health every second 315 ➞ 325
  • Talents
  • Talent MalDamba SpiritsChosen.png Spirit's Chosen
  • Increased Health 220 ➞ 250
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Mal’Damba’s Dread Serpent Ultimate would not affect Players in many cases if the Ultimate was used on a slope or a ceiling.
  • Fixed an issue where Mal’Damba’s Dread Serpent UItimate would not affect Players if they were out of line of sight of the center of the Ultimate and then reentered line of sight of it.
  • Fixed an issue where Mending Spirits was providing one more tick of Healing than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where Dread Serpent’s effect would continually refresh on the Player as long as they were in the volume of the Ultimate, causing Players to sometimes be *Feared for much longer than the intended 2s.
  • Abilities
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Changed from 250 every 1s for 5s ➞ 315 every 1s for 4s
  • Total Healing 1250 ➞ 1260
  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Increased damage per tick 40 ➞ 45
  • Increased Healing per tick 60 ➞ 65
  • Talents
  • Spirit's Chosen
  • Increased initial Heal 200 ➞ 220
  • Abilities
  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Increased healing per tick 45 ➞ 60
  • Reverted season 3 change
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Mal’Damba was not hearing the audio that plays when he hits a Player successfully with Mending Spirits.
  • Talents
  • Talent MalDamba RipenedGourd.png Wekono's Curse
  • Renamed to Ripened Gourd
  • OLD: Mending Spirits can now be used on enemies to deal 560 damage over 2s.
  • NEW: Gourd no longer damages enemies, but its Healing effects are doubled
  • Talent MalDamba SpiritsChosen.png Spirit's Chosen
  • Reduced additional healing 300 ➞ 200
  • Abilities
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Reduced Healing per second 280 ➞ 250
  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Reduced Healing per tick 60 ➞ 45
  • Cards
  • Increased Cooldown reduction {0.5|0.5}s ➞ {0.6|0.6}s
  • Increased Heal {50|50} ➞ {80|80}
  • OLD: Gain {10|10}% Movement Speed for 3s after Slither ends
  • NEW: Gain a {75|75} Shield for 3s after Slither ends
  • Reduced Movement Speed {7|7}% ➞ {5|5}%
  • OLD: Gain {5|5}% Reload Speed
  • NEW: Increase your Movement Speed by {2|2}%
  • Abilities
  • Ability Slither.png Slither
  • Increased momentum carry after Slither ends.
  • Bug Fixes
    Added missing head textures for Cosmic/Obsidian Mal'Damba.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where using Gourd with the Wickerman skin would display enemy team VFX on the ground.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Ritual Magic would not work with Wekono’s Curse
  • Fixed an issue where the first of two active Gourds could stop working
  • Talents
  • Ripened Gourd removed
  • Wekono’s Curse now unlocked at Champion Mastery Level 2
  • Cards
  • Pungent Gourd – NEW: Heal for {75|75} health when activating Gourd
  • Venomous Gourd – NEW: You and your allies gain {6|6}% lifesteal while standing in Gourd
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect icon to display for Snake Toss in the death recap screen
  • General
  • Fixed an issue where you could not heal allies partially obstructed by collision
  • Talents
  • Wekono's Curse
  • Fixed an issue where a player with Wekono’s Curse equipped would hit a shield with Mending Spirits and deal no damage to the shield
  • Gourd
  • Increased Gourds Health per second 280 ➞ 300
  • Bug Fixes
    • Dread Serpent now properly fears through shields and deployables
  • Talents
  • Toot
  • Removed Movespeed Bonus
  • Reduced Cloud Duration 6s ➞ 3s
  • Bug Fixes
    • Updated Mending Spirits Hit Registration Audio which was quieter than intended.
  • Pungent Gourd (Card)
  • Now reveals Stealth.
  • Reveals to Self Only.
  • Health
  • Decreased Health from 2650 to 2200.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Increased Cooldown from 3s to 4s.
  • Ability Slither.png Slither
  • Increased distance by 20%.
  • Cards
  • Otherworldly
  • Gain {10|10}% Movement Speed for 2s ➞ 3s after Slither ends.
  • Pungent Gourd
  • Reveal enemies for {0.5|0.5}s ➞ {0.8|0.8} after hitting them with Gourd. Also reveals stealth.
  • Sustenance
  • Receive {5|5}% ➞ {8|8}% more healing when below 50% health.
  • Venomous Gourd
  • Enemies hit by Gourd take {15|15}% ➞ {10|10}% reduced healing for 1s ➞ 3s.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Cards
  • Many Gourds: Fixed description.
  • Fixed a typo in the description of Ripened Gourd.
  • Talent
  • Wekono’s Curse
  • Lowered Damage values:
  • Level 1 from 595 to 440.
  • Level 4 from 700 to 560.
  • Level 10 from 910 to 800.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Damage reduced from 450 to 400.
  • Cards
  • Eerie Presence
  • [Mending Spirits] Reduce the Cooldown on Mending Spirits by {.25|.25}s when you miss.
  • Updated description to have consistent wording across all ranks.
  • Venomous Gourd
  • Reworked.
  • [Gourd] Enemies hit by Gourd take {7.5|7.5}% reduced healing for 1s.
  • Legendary Cards
  • Wekono’s Curse
  • New.
  • [Mending Spirits] May now be cast on enemies to deal {42.5|2.5}% of the healing value as damage over time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Fixed a bug that prevented healing allies through friendly shields.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Increased the projectile speed from 160 to 180.
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Increased Remote Proximity Distance from 1 to 1.5.
  • 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.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Targets stunned by Snake Toss cannot be stunned again by Snake Toss for 3s.
  • Ability Gourd.png Gourd
  • Fixed an issue where Gourd would fail to deploy in some areas on some maps.
  • General
  • Increased Health from 2500 to 2650.
  • Ability Mending Spirits.png Mending Spirits
  • Fixed Mending Spirits VFX not showing when using an alternate weapon skin.
  • WeaponAttack Mal'Damba Icon.png Spitting Cobra
  • Updated description to explain Bonus Damage from reloading.
  • 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.
  • Mal'Damba was added to the game.


Removed talents[]

Talent MalDamba RipenedGourd.png
Ripened Gourd

Default Talent

Gourd now has a 50% chance to not go on cooldown.


Talent MalDamba WekonosCurse.png
Wekono's Curse

Unlocks at Mastery Level 2

Mending Spirits can now be used on enemies to deal 560 damage over 2s.


Details

  • Deals 28 damage every 0.1s



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