Build Guide by Apeist
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This is my first guide I have made for this site. So bare with me... Malphite is a tank with great chasing and burst damage capabilities. Items may change versus who is fed on the other team, so keep this in mind.
Start: Doran's Ring for the starting Item.
Why?: I use doran's ring because it gives you a nice head start with hp and must needed mp5.
1st trip: First trip in I buy a Sapphire Crystal and if you have enough money buy boots of speed but if not I buy health potions 2 or 3
2nd trip: By your second trip back I you should have a kill or two I buy Catalyst the Protector and remember if you do not have enough gold for the full item buy the building items. If you have left over gold and used your health potions buy a few more
3rd trip: Giant's Belt. Once you get this item you will be pretty beefy at this point.
4th trip: On the fourth trip I look at who is doing the most damage on there team. If it is a physical DPS I get Chain Vest and start building a sunfire cape. If it is a mage I buy Negatron Cloak and build a Banshee's Veil.
5th trip: Finish building sunfire cape/Banshee's Veil whenever possible
6th trip: Start working on your frozen heart by buying Glacial Shroud first
After frozen heart I look again and see who is going to do the most damage to me. If its a mage I start building Force of Nature buying Negatron Cloak first. if its a physical dps I start building Randuin's Omen buying Warden's Mail first.
If the game still has not ended. I normal buy a Guardian Angel,but sometimes a thornmail for a strong melee team.
Seismic Shard: Level this first maxing it out at level 9
Brutal Strikes: I level this last or at level 5 if I have a strong physical DPS in my lane.
Ground Slam: Prioritize this after Seismic Shard
Unstoppable Force: Level this whenever you can so at 6,11, and 16
I use Flash and ignite.
Flash because It works with this his combo's very well and helps him catch those running enemies or can help you get out of a tight spot.
Ignite because it gives you a slight edge in the early game and It helps your team stop healing and kill a target more quickly
Communication is key, either by telling your friend on vent or typing in chat. This is a team game. And your job in that team is too keep your carries alive. I can't stress this enough. Do everything you can to keep your team alive, peel, Meaning to protect your teammates by Slowing/CCing the Enemy who is attacking them. You'll be amazed by how much one slow can help your ranged carry in a team fight.
Using your Ultimate:
Unstoppable Force is one of my favorite ults in the game. An ult from malphite following a stun/slow on a weak target can be devastating. An ult Followed by your E can easily do 600+ damage on a squishy target. My favorite thing to do as malphite is do my little Q-R-E combo. It slows them, knocks them in the air, then smashes them. after this combo it can put multiple targets at around half health.
But be wary, If the enemy team has lets say a Katerina or a Malzahar with a channeled ult. Make sure you interrupt it with your Unstoppable Force as this will likely save lives.