Malphite Build Guide by BattleTested
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
NOTE:THIS BUILD IS BEING UPDATED.
Hello and welcome to my first build.This build has been tested in the battlefield through easy bots,intermediate bots,and actual summoners.This build will give you alot of everything for defense stats.Please note that this build will start kicking in at about right before the time when you leave your lane for teamfights and pushes.Also note that i am an amateur at playing so results may very.You may modify this build to suit your needs.
The item build ends with higher magic resist,so use the yellow runes which are the best for your armor.
Just because there is more doesnt mean you dont get it.Get the weaker brown rune of Magic resist.
For the really weak blue runes,Health.Because you want to look scary with all those boxes.Remember,smaller boxes make you scary looking.
Sice the items only have a little regen,make your giant runes health regen boosts.
simple tank masteries.Nothin' much to say here.Do NOT get biscuits.It is a waste of time and you arent jungling (unless you are,go ahead then.)
All-defense items.As you can see on the stats,this does alot for everything.I kinda panicked since they removed Force of Nature,but at least you have some mana now,right?You can get a Mana Potion instead of a Health Potion if you think you're gonna last a long time in your lane without getting severely damaged.With the tragic loss of F.O.N. (Never Forget) I have to balance more which means no thronmail or spirit visage :(
Three chestplates,a cape,a magic gong, and some shoes,I think you'll be fine.
I chose to max Brutal Strikes first because it boosts your armor and helps you farm/hit multiple enemies just like Cho'Gath's passive.Ground Slam is also helpful when you or a friend is being hit with basic attacks.Seismic Shard is more of an attack spell,so you may as well wait for the endgame when you'll need it the most.
I chose these spells because they will help you with your tanking,although they may become almost useless lategame.
You can trade one (ONE) spell in for something else like:
A movement spell (Ghost,Flash)
If you're laning with a friend that does alot of damage,then you can get Exhaust to so he can go in for the kill with less chance of the enemy escaping.
If you're jungling,You can get Smite,if you're into that kinda stuff.
Also Teleport if you think your team needs some instant tank.
Clarity is higly unrecommended because you won't need it soon enough.Just get a Mana Potion.
3:once you get Warmog's Armor,farm harder.
4:Support your team
5:Sacrifice yourself for the team.There's a better chance that you can survive.
6:If a teammate is about to be skillshotted,try to take the arrow for them
7:when you can, Save teammates from AOE Ultimates By using your R (See"C9:Strategy)
8:if you have Heal,use it to save your teammates.They're easier to kill than you.
9:If your team attacks Baron Nashor,make sure Baron attacks you.(See"C9:strategy")
10:With a friend,destroy weak turrets by taking all the damage (See"C9:Strategy[again])
*Lots of health,armor,health regen,and magic resist
*Lots of assists
*CANT EVEN BREAK MAH SHIELDS
*Takes a group of enemies a long time to kill you (battle proven)
*Lux's ult CANT EVEM BREAK MAH SHIELDS (battle proven)
*Enemies will be scared of you
*Mana problem fixed :)
*Not much damage
*can be killed
*Ineffective Early game
*if precisely used,Garen's ult will hurt.Alot.
*Vulnerable to slows unless you get Quicksilver Sash (See"C4:Items")
*Probably won't get alot of kills
*Decreased armor and magic resist because of tragic loss of Force of Nature
*Once you are powerful,you can destroy weak turrets with a friend without the use of minions.
*Turret dive the enemy if you are 100% certain you can do it.Preferred if you can do it with a friend and make sure no enemy is MIA
*When attacking Baron Nashor,make sure to go in first so he attacks you
*Sacrifice yourself for the team.There's a better chance you will survive
*Ult an enemy if you can stop him from using a painful ult on your friends (Ex:Nunu)
*If you're being attacked an a friend is nearby to help,You can wait for him with Ground Slam and Brutal Strikes
*When going under violent situations like Baron Nashor,Use Brutal Strikes to take less damage
*Use Unstoppable Force and then Seismic Shard in order to Stop an enemy from escaping
*During teamfights,use Ground Slam in order to soften the blow for your teammates
The Runes,Masteries,and Items can probably be used with other Tanks.
I got the runes and masteries (altered a bit) from other Mobafire builds.I made the items and skills though
57% Guarantee you will be screaming "CANT EVEN BREAK MAH SHIELDS" like i was.
A moment of silence for one of the best Magic Resist items in the game,the Force of Nature.It was him that saved us from Lux's Lazorbeams so many times.You will be missed
So there is my first build.Hope it works.I plan to be making a Blitscrank build soonly.
with love for some raisin,
Battle Tested AKA XSgtFluffykinsX
RIP:Force of Nature
December ?? 2012