Malphite Build Guide by maxtenj
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Runes: Normal Sustain Build
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Normal Upgrade Path
Threats & Synergies
Ahri is very powerful in this meta and with her ult and charm it can make your all ins difficult.
Due to Akalis extreme mobility and all in she can make it very hard for you to 1v1.
Although Annie is AP which can be troublesome for Malphite, she is extremely squishy poke-able and very susceptible to your all ins.
Her poke can easily destroy you. This is a personal ban for me as if you miss your ult and don't get help from your jungler, its pretty much GG.
She is AP which shreds your health and with her superior all in she can 1v1 at most times.
Nightmare lane, a good Ekko will dodge your ult every time and with his AP damage you won't survive for long,
Fizz cant trade with you too well due to your shield and Corrupting Pots but try not to get hit by his full ult.
Galio is pretty nuts into you as hes great into AP matchups and has amazing trading potential.
Extremely hard lane if the heim is good and can poke and oppress you so hard I would either dodge or ban.
Irelia is pretty bad into. Build Frozen Heart to slow her attack speed and Bramble Vest to prevent healing.
Good Kassadins can dodge your ult most of the time and will outscale you. Try not to fill his E up without knowing.
Even though she is AP you can normally out trade her and all in her due to how squishy she is. Get Bramble for anti heal.
Watch out for LeBlancs as they can pump out tons of damage and easily dodge your ults.
This is where malphite can shine into all AD opponents. Just poke him with your Q and all in him when hes low.
Lux is great for you, she is super squishy and cant win in trades. Just ult her when shes around half and constantly dive with jungle.
Nocturne has great items you can build into him like Randiuns, Frozen Heart, and Ninja Tabis. Don't let him out roam you.
Pyke can be hard if he out roams you. It is tricky to ult him with his high mobility but you outscale him and can stack armor to negate his damage.
Sylas is pretty bad for you as your ult is really good with him and will out trade you constantly.
Syndra is very easily diveable. Play safe until level 6 and then dive her with your ult.
You can stack armor to negate damage and outscale him. But due to his mobility he can just out roam you and win the game through his superior roams.
You can out trade him wihtyour shield and Corrupting Pots. Just make sure to alert your team if hes going to ult their lane.
Good Veigars will always wall you off. Try to wait for walls to be down, or take cleanse to ult him for free.
Very esay matchup. As long as you dont let him kill you early just build Randiuns second and enjoy the free win.
Another easy AD matchup stack armor and health like Sunfire Cape. make sure he doesn't dodge his Ult.
Yasuo ADC and Top have amazing synergy with your Ult and Roams. Late game you can peel for him and all in the enemy team very easily.
Malphite provides great peel for how squishy Kayle is.
Great synergy with your immense amount off CC with him.
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Tips and Tricks for Malphite
- Make sure to reset your auto-attack with your W
- Always try to wait for Arcane Comet before you Q someone
- Try to wait for your passive to recharge before trading or tanking damage
- Both your Size and Iceborn Gauntlet scale with armor so make sure to stack it!
Amazing team fighting
Good lane trading
Great in Low Elo
Aim reliant with Ult
Not very good with long trades
Must know when and where to Ult
Early Pre 6
To trade as Malphite in early game use your Corruption Potionsand poke from your Q coupled with Arcane Comet and Scorch. Your passive shield and Time Warp Tonic make it very easy for your to win short trades.
Post 6 Trades
Continue trading with your opponent until they are around half, drink a corruption pot and simply ult, ignite, Q, W, E and almost no on can survive that burst.
How To Teamfight
Teamfighting as Malphite is easy in concept as you only have 2 things to do, keep your squishy carrys safe and hit massive ults. To peel for your teamates you must be ready to tank all of the damage. By late game you should have a giant health pool and Warmogs. Try to use Iceborn Gauntlet to slow Assassins diving your back line. And to hit your ult at the right time and place you have to watch out for 2 things. Make sure you know who to ult. Either look for an important carry like a fed Jinx or Kha'Zix. Do this towards the mid game to constantly shut down fed carrys and make them useless. As long as you are diving assassins and making sure your squishies are Okay. Towards the very late game go for 3 to 5 person Ults to have huge sways in the teamfight.