Up to you
Don't use (and in boss fights "use at 100%")
Turn off magnetic gate, or else it just craps on your combo count.
Also, I'm only using Malik with a Cheria imposter title. He's pretty useless for anything else.
In all honesty, no matter how I set her strategy to (|multiple enemies/balanced/balanced/defend often| most of the time); she keeps going all the way infront and getting facerolled on Evil/Chaos. I just gave up and went to control her fully instead while switching between her and Cheria lol.