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Passive: On every fourth ability use, Malzahar summons a voidling for 21 seconds. There is a one second cooldown after summoning a voidling where further spell casts will not increment the counter.

Can Malzahar have more than one voidling out at the same time? If so, assuming he has max CDR how many can he have out for how long?

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It is possible to have more than one Voidling out at one time, but even with 40% CDR, Malzahar can only have two Voidlings out. With absolute perfect play and ridiculous timing, you can actually squeeze out three. The first one will expire before the third is primed to be summoned, unless you have that aforementioned perfect play in which the first Voidling will expire a split second after the third is summoned.

Assuming you prime a Voidling (stack up three ability uses and wait for all your cooldowns), your next spell will summon a Voidling and you have three spells left. Since you need a fourth spell to summon a second Voidling, the second Voidling cannot be summoned for another 4.2 seconds (which is when Malefic Visions comes off cooldown, Malzahar's fastest spell). This is assuming absolutely no lag and concurrent spellcasting, which is impossible so we'll give it 6 seconds to account for targeting time and server response lag.

Which means your first Voidling will be out for 6 seconds when your second Voidling has been summoned. This means that you'll have 21 - 6 = 15 seconds of two-Voidling time. With judicious timing and luck, you can eek out a third Voidling, but this is extremely difficult and the benefit is very small as the first one will die just a hair of a second after the third is summoned, so there is very little difference in the total damage dealt.

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what is the maximum length of time for two voidlings? – Ender Apr 29 '13 at 6:03
Updated answer. – Yuuki Apr 29 '13 at 6:39
Is the spellcast time calculated as well? That'll take another second (assuming you break out of the ultimate immediately). – Joetjah Apr 29 '13 at 6:49
@Joetjah Yeah, I rounded 4.2 seconds up to 6 to account for that and server response lag. – Yuuki Apr 29 '13 at 16:57

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