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League of Legends Build Guide Author gets em squishy

Malphite: BOOM DEAD!

gets em squishy Last updated on November 7, 2010
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 23

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 7

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

This build has extremely high survivability and outrageous damage!
Also this champion does not require runes to be a bad ***, but they help as with every champion.

the tactic to own face with malphite is simple! this guy needs allot of armor in order to work...why you ask? lets look at his skills!!
Granite Shield- this makes you perfect for the guy who charges in a deals tons of damage that wont die!

description: Malphite is shielded by a layer of rock which absorbs damage up to 10% of his maximum health. If Malphite has not been hit for 10 seconds, this effect recharges.

Seismic Shard- this is great for many things, during the nuke faze it's extra damage, it's a great harass, and lastly it's great for fleeing champions because it slows them down and damages them as well!!

description: Using his primal elemental magic, Malphite sends a shard of the earth through the ground at his foe, dealing damage upon impact and stealing movement speed for 6 seconds.
Deals 80/135/190/245/300 (+0.6) magic damage and steals 10/15/20/25/30% movement speed from the target for 5 seconds.

12/12/12/12/12 seconds
80/90/100/110/120 Mana

Brutal Strikes- This is great for the nuke phase increasing the damage output for that one shot kill your going for!
Description: Malphite hits with such excessive force he deals damage to units around his target. He can also call upon his strength to increase the damage he does for a short time.
Passive: Malphite's attacks hit units near his target for 30/35/40/45/50% of his attack damage.

Active: Malphite hits for 30/40/50/60/70% more damage for 6 seconds.

20/20/20/20/20 seconds
55/60/65/70/75 Mana

Ground Slam- Ground slam is the money maker!!!! this is why you are trying get as much armor as possible!!!
Description: Malphite slams the ground sending out a shockwave that deals base damage plus half his armor as damage and reduces the attack speed of enemies for 4 seconds.
Malphite slams the ground dealing 60/100/140/180/220 (+70% of his Armor) magic damage to surrounding enemies, reducing their attack speed by 30/35/40/45/50% for 4 seconds.

8/8/8/8/8 seconds
60/70/80/90/100 Mana

Unstoppable Force- this is an aim and slam ulti, but it has amazing results! this is the key to blowing champions up!
Description: Malphite ferociously charges to a location, damaging enemies and knocking them into the air.
Malphite charges towards the target area, dealing 200/300/400 (+1) magic damage and knocking enemies into the air for 1.5/1.75/2 seconds.

140/125/110 seconds
100/100/100 Mana

- hits like a truck
- melee and towers don't have a chance
- can carry
- will help any decent team win team fights
- can tank towers while champion's beat on him
- can and will kill multiple champions in one shot!

- besides his abilities his base attacks are a bit weak
- at a disadvantage in early game at times
- mana dependent
- casters with armor pen will eat you alive unless you start stacking sunfire capes.

first lets look at the player spells.Clarity is a must have with malphite, it's cool down is really nice and it will get you to full mana so you don't need to go back to base.

Ignite is great for many things including first blood gank. but feel free to replace this with any spell of choice.

1.increase damage your about to do by 70%
2.slam the targets for insane damage, then they will take fall damage and be stunned
3.after they hit the ground from your ulti, hit them with ground slam witch converts 70% of his armor into damage on top of the base damage it already does
4.seal the deal with the surviving champions
5.burn them while they run for a slow painful death

(optional).using this items active is good for fighting fast champions like Yi and others since it slows them and there attacks down this is a good thing to use after your nuke slamming so you and your dps can eat them alive.

Why this build works and how to use it
First lets look at thew masteries. You might be thinking why isn't this guy going down the defense tree!? well the reasons are simple really.Havoc will turn Malphite from an everyday tank to a billy bad ***! more damage the better! the defense tree is nice but the items you will be getting are way better then the tree it's self. again this build focuses on the massive damage combo.

Ok now lets talk about how to use him.
for early game the smartest thing you can do is be passive, beat up the minions, use you Seismic Shard to keep casters and melee at bay while you lvl. and if your lane partner attempts a gank, then try to help him but don't be to aggressive! Maplphite is extremely misunderstood, so use this to you advantage. People will see you as a tank they will also see your item build as a tank, but little do they know that it's the tanking items that makes you so deadly!

Why Malphite works in this build
I am going to explain from start to finish why Malphite is such a beast.
first lets look at how much armor he has (475). 475 armor at 2589 hp is better then 475 armor with 6k health...why? because each point of armor in comparison to how much health you have means they have to deal more damage before they can even touch you health. so without looking it 475 armor at 2500 hp is close to 80% damage reduction. meaning each person has to shell out 80% MORE damage per second then they are to hurt you :)
but thats not all...not by a long shot.hits for 220 damage plus 70% of his armor is converted into damage so that's 220+325.5=552 damage to all enemies around you! so with that in mind lets go threw the combo and you will see why he is great.
fist spell cast- use this just before you charge in increasing all damage for your combo by 70%
second spell cast- use your ulti slamming into the champions dealing 400 damage plus 70% from the first spell is now 680 damage,
third spell cast- use ground slam when they hit the ground around you from your ulti will deal them 220dmg+325 from the armor+70$ from first spell dealing a massive blow at 938dmg!
Last spell cast- Hit the one person that's still alive somehow dealing 300dmg+70%=510dmg.

ok now that you've seen it all out in detail lets put it all together.
lets say you do this combo on a single target. that target is going to be dealt a grand total of 2128 dmg in a second!!!!!!! and thats not including Malphite will be punching whoever your targeted on and the damage dealt by whoever else is helping in your lane!!

Thank you all for reading this guide. hope you enjoy the face smashing!!!!!