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Malphite Build Guide by Galois_Group

Jungle 1v9 Carry Malphite

By Galois_Group | Updated on August 31, 2019
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Runes: DH

Domination
Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Win 54%
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Champion Build Guide

1v9 Carry Malphite

By Galois_Group
Main strategy
Malphite is extremely effective pick to carry you when matchmaking faults. You achieve your win condition by pushing every available ultimate. You should never greed for kills or your ultimate cooldown. Wait for your target to open and start combo with Flash-R, or R from bush. Be aware of enemy vision. For that employ lens and control wards. Do not waste time before L6, farm 24/7. Good strategy for farming faster is to leave center camp untouched, while run-poke it with Q to receive full HP bar again with Talisman. That way you stay healthy forever and can farm basically without backing to base. Though I advise to back for getting Codex early. CDR helps you.

Do not waste time on farm after L6, because stacks become priority. It is essential to get as much stacks as possible. Watch at timer on your ultimate, when it goes close to 20, finish your current camp and recall. Buy Large Rod or Medium Rod (for Void) and immediately go to any lane (mostly bottom) to burst your ultimate. Then go farm again. Drakes should be priority if Infernal.

Key element in this setup is to build Gargoyle as your 5-th slot. Just after Sorc-Echoes-Rabadon-Mejai you have enough oneshot potential. Enemies are not yet having much of MR, so you can boost your survival by Gargoyle in that exact time window. Then you buy Void to neglect their ADC any attempt to survive with Mercurial. Then you sell Sorc, possibly for Zhonya giving you extra few seconds of delay for your mates to arrive and punish enemies for focusing you.

Do not think of Malphite as of Assassin. This is major mistake. You have no abilities to disengage except of your MS boost from Q. You are catch champion, borrowing similarity in playstyle with Elise, LeBlanc, Twitch. Once in a fight, either finish your task, or die. Never greed or put yourself into dangerous conditions. Sometimes you even wait for your team to start engaging, because you are very fragile.

After bursting your REQW combo, you can auto one time and press Gargoyle. This way you can achieve tremendous 10000 damage per death value for your team. Winning games is all about that damage effectivity and dodging certain idiots with 30% winrate, when matchmaker thinks you should lose a couple. Have Fun!
Extreme items Back to Top
This commentary is on "Extreme" item choices for Malphite.
  • There is possible GLP build. But it requires for you to give up your Harvest for Glacial. You can still use DH but the effect will not be same cost effective.
  • Botrk works well if paired with other AS items like Wit's End and Guinsoo.
  • Archangel staff is good choice if your game prolongs enough for you to build stacks. But as jungler you must push game to the end as fast as possible. There is no way you going to be as useful in late as other mages.
  • Building armor is not generally working for jungle. If some armor is required, Zhonyas is the best item. Then follows Gargoyle, and then other armor items. Mixed armor/MR items better.
Prolonged game Back to Top
If game for some reason prolongs long enough, you can prepare your itemization for that. ZZ'Rot will help you constricting your opponents in base. The more you have this item and use its passive, the more gold efficient it becomes, because enemies waste time on it and you do not let them get lane priority to contest jungle camps. Archangel staff will be good replacement of Smite item. Runic echoes only gives 80 AP which is not enough for late game. Spellbinder is also great choice to combine its strength with your R. Also bonus movespeed helps a lot with sell of Boot item.
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