Malphite Build Guide by QJunge
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THE REAL MALPHITE
Against AP Mid
Example Full Build
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This is a guide how to play The Real AP Malphite. Maybe you will think "WTF?! What is he talking about?", but don't worry. It will work! (in any case in Bronze and Silver). For Example (no, the enemies were NOT trolling):
Btw. Malphite works great as a support to (like I was and
I "don't" steal any kills!). In the jungle lane he is also great (fck this AFK YASUO):
But in this guide, I show you his power in THE MID-LANE (I'm from germany and have not the best english skills, but I hope you will understand the POWER OF THIS GUIDE.
What is to say about Malphite? He is scaling on two things: Ability Power and Armor. His strongest Output Damage is his Q and his R, so we should focus on AP. But in THE REAL MALPHITE BUILD, we don't have a lot of CDR (only Iceborn Gauntlet gives you 10%). So we need some CDR in the runes, to cast more often his Q and R.
BUT he is scaling too on Armor?! Why you don't take Armor Runes? The thing is, that 9 ARMOR is in the late game with Zhonya's and Iceborn Gauntlet nothing! And Malphite will be squishy, so take this fcking 200 HP and have more life :D.
There is not much to say. YOU are the APC. YOU have to carry them. Take normal APC Masteries.
Luden's Echo and Rabadon's
Zhonya's Hourglass and Iceborn Gauntlet
|Only idiots would take other boots on THE REAL MALPHITE.|
Q and E are scaling on AP. Malphite's Q has range and more DMG Output so max this first.
Passive: Granite Shield
|Malphite's Passive absorbs some damage. So try to trade, if your passive is up!|
|This ability has a passive: Malphite gains 10/15/20/25/30% additional armor. This sounds really nice (if you play against an AD Mid).|
Let's look for some calculations. You runes (15AP) and masteries (22AP) give you 37 AP without Items. Furthermore, your Items (with Elexir of Sorcery) have 100 + 30 + 120 + 70 + 100 + 40 = 460AP. With Rabadon's Deathcap, Archmage and one Dragon Buff (1 Dragon is izy, if your team haven't one in minute 40, you are noobs) your AP will be increase about 46% of your AP Damage. That's (460 + 37) * 1.46 = 725 AP.
Malphite has 95.8 Armor at level 18. Your items bring you 60 + 50 = 110 Armor. And your passive gives you additional 30% armor. That's should be (95.8 + 110) * 1.3 = 268 armor!. Maybe you have armor runes. You will have (205.8 + 9) * 1.3 = 279 armor, but 11 armor are nothing.
One-Shoot the opposing ADC
In my game on the top you see a NOOB VAYNE (after the game she said "report Liss and Malph for destroy my nice day"... Really? B*tch). What I've done? An easy Combo:
- activate Malphite's W
- go in with your R
- make an Auto-Hit
- activate your Q and E
- You have a kill!
Calculation's with Vayne
Look for some calculations for Vayne. Take some normal ADC Runes (+8.55 AD, +9 armor, +12.06 magic resistance, +13.5 AS) and masteries (+36 Health, 3% additional Health AND she receive addition 1.5% damage!). She buyed no resistances or health (stupid, you know?). Vayne has at Lvl 18 (1909 + 36) * 1.03 = 2003 HP, 76.8 + 9 = 85.8 armor (=46% reduces) and 30 + 12 MR = 42 MR (=30% reduces) (OH MY GOSH, YOU SEE THIS NUMBER??? The answer for everything!!! Yeah, bad intellectual joke).
Ok, now we attack her.
- Your R deals (400 + 725) * 1.05 #masteries = 1181 AP damage. With your boots (15 MPen), your runes (7.8 MPen) and your Abyssal Scepter (20 MPen), you do TRUE DAMAGE. Please Vayne, don't you see that? *facepalm*. In combination with Luden's Echo ((100 + 725 * 0.1) * 1.05 = 181 AP damage she receives 1362 TRUE DAMAGE (it's the REAL MALPHITE, or maybe the "TRUE" MALPHITE? .... I shouldn't do more jokes...)
- Next thing: You make an Auto-Hit. With your runes you have 6% Armor Pen. She has a reduction of (85.8 * 0.94) / (100 + 85.8 * 0.94) = 44.6%. One strike makes (122.72 + (75 + 72.5 + 26.8) + 122.72 * 1.25) * 1.05 = 784.77 physical damage AND the mastery "Arcane Blade" deals 725 * 0.05 = 36 Magic Damage (TRUE DAMAGE). All in all she gets 784.77 * 0.56 + 36 = 475 DAMAGE (with ONE AUTO-Hit).
- one Q deals (270 + 725 * 0.6) * 1.05 = 740 true damage and one E deals (220 + 268 * 0.3 + 725 * 0.2) * 1.05 = 467 true damage. Pour Vayne, she gets in summary
1362 + 475 + 740 + 467 = 3044 DAMAGE(btw, she has less HP. ;D). And this Damage you deal in the hyperlate game, so you can One-shoot an ADC even in the mid game!
Pros / Cons
In summary Malphite is a strong champion (in any case THE REAL MALPHITE). His biggest weakness is his early game. Ask for some ganks and if you have Luden's Echo, you should roam and take some kills. His late game scaling and utility is very good. You can easily play him in Rankeds. There is no problem, but it is better, if the enemy has an AD mid (like Zed, Yasuo or Talon) or a low range champ (like Akali or Diana). Have a nice day ^^ and rate this guide. It would give me pleasure if you give me a feedback too.