Malphite Build Guide by RedNBlue
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Runes: Rune Set
+10% Attack Speed
Ability Order Ability Order
Threats & Synergies
Ornn and you will just be having a wet noodle fight the whole game. It will be the longest fight ever.
Sett will just true damage his way through your shield and your armor and he will heal all of the damage you will deal to him early in trades.
Jax can't really duel you to level 3 but once he is level 3 and has his E counter strike he can turn the tides on you early and get some gold off of you.
MINOR THREAT? FIORA? Yes, if you play smart and keep the extra damage vital spot away from her reach then you can really make her angry, you can just get thornmail plus the classic ninja tab-- oh Plated Steelcaps and she will be turned to a little plastic mush.
Aatrox like you would think isn't too much on the meta in peoples minds but he actually can do a bit more than you might think really. Aatroxes Q will just bust through your shield and then he will continue to kill you with the next three blows. Once he gets his E cage (I think its his e) then you will not be having fun as if he can place it well even with your speed boost you will have trouble escaping without busting a flash or an ult.
Gnar can get you good since he's long range most of the time but you can poke him down too with your q which should do pretty good damage to him because if he's not mega gnar he shouldn't be as tanky early game. Just watch out for his angry bar because he might just turn the fight around on you.
Even though Illaoi is more a late game and that is malphites item jam time as he will just keep getting tankier the more team fights he wins but early game she can be quite annoying and if you don't get any help she will kill you.
I would put Darius in the even threat due to your passive shield and his ability to have a bit of trouble going through that without busting a hard q. You can be pretty annoying to a Darius as your ultimate will render him dead. But people just don't know how to really play against a Darius and will still end up letting him snowball one way or the other.
Camille has a good duel and in a 1 v 1 im sure you could win early game with your grasp of the undying healing plus damage. Pretty much anybody that is an assassin top lane or assassin type bruiser will have a bit of a hard time early game against you.
Fizz will work really well with Malphite due to his ability to pick off enemy squishies(The ADC that dodges your ultimate and then kites you to hell)
With Malphite I don't think you really need another full tank and plus Amumu has a lot of cc and I think you would be over doing it with an Amumu's cc.
Ashe has good lockdown and a great kit. She is able to get a great amount of vision just with her E. her slows are really annoying and if you get Malphite ulted and ashe slowed it is really mean.
This is really kind of cheesy but when you think about it her let will pull people together which is like a dream for you as you can ult everybody in the little area and if she can get some of those one shot orbs off then they will be dust by the time you blink.
Brand is also a good area of effect damage dealer and this is nice to have when you use you ultimate and bash everybody up giving brand those sweet bounces.
Miss Fortune can have a really good wombo combo with Malphite if done correctly. Plus she has a lot of AoE damage so that is nice.
pretty much anybody with good AoE or lockdown/ability to just kill a single person at a time easily is going to be great with Malphite. That includes Seraphine. Sorry for the none trick this is just to get you to read.
Champion Build Guide
Dont forget Malphites q when hit gives speed use this to your advantage. Also don't forget that his passive every 10 seconds after not taking damage will give you a shield that is really hard to break sometimes and is really good for those big bursty time champions as they will use up their burst and get half the damage off.
I know yellow am I right? The reason why I say to always go for the Sunfire Aegis is due to his sheer power and you don't really need the engage from the Turbo Chemtank and you don't really need the slow from the Frozen Gauntlet.
The secondary rune is always switchable to your liking and/or the games situation before the loading screen. Plus as always you can always switch out the little extra stats to other things. I just wouldn't go for the extra health as that is pretty dumb in my eyes. Really really dumb.