Malzahar needed all of the buffs he has, since he only has one stun, and that's a channeled stun that stuns Malzahar as well. But not for the full duration. >_>
That, and Malefic is his only appealing skill.
Call of the Void is damn near impossible to hit for harassing because it's rofleasy2avoid. And Null Zone is utter crap.