I love Malzahar as a champ, as his mix of his AD from Voidlings and AP from spells allows him to be very versatile. I recently starting messing around with him in jungle and he clears surprisingly fast, as well as he ganks being generally strong if executed well. The only problem I see is countering Jungling. In the one or two PvP games I've done with this, luckily it hasn't happened to me.
How would Malzahar stand up in a counter jungle situation? I know he is a good duelist, but not as much early on. If I always had a Voidling ready after camp clears would I be able to successfully withstand, escape, or even win a counter-Jungle? And if I could, how would I go about doing so?
P.S. Would Spirit of the Spectral Wraith be a viable item to build for Malzahar?