Malphite Build Guide by PuppyPooper
Nuclear Malphite - Dominate Mid w/ AP (8.22 UPDATED!)By PuppyPooper | Updated on November 7, 2018
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This matchup depends on what teemo is building. If he is getting tankier then try not to target him with your ult, if he is Ap/squishy nuke him.
Don't get killed pre 6 and you can just combo her every time she respawns. Shield and slow do prevent some kills.
Yasuo can be difficult if he wind walls your poke. Otherwise same old drill.
A squishy mage with no escape. Burst him first late game. You dash through his cage but you are stunned at the end of the dash.
Can be difficult to lane against with constant harass. Stay conservative pre 6 to munch her later, unless she gets tanky.
Can be tanky and gets difficult to burst, try to dodge snares by staying in front of your mage minions and behind your warriors. Constantly poke him until he is low enough.
Very squishy with little escape, he can be burst down. Unfortunately his turrets do significant poke when trying to farm. Stay safe till pre 6.
He can remove your shield pretty often stop your CS. same deal with others, stay safe until pre 6
Galio is a tank mid, so you will have to roam to get your kills, preferably Bot. dont even waste your ult on him, just happily farm together.
She is squishy, but can easily take away half your health. Also, her portal can dodge your ult easily. Make sure you time it correctly.
Be careful when using your ult against her. It could be her double. She is squishy but is a master of deception.
Squishy mage with one CC. Watch out for her dashes when ulting her.
Zed is intimidating at first. Make sure your bait out his shadow teleport or catch him by surprise. Difficult pre-6 but should be an easy matchup.
Fiora mid is something new to me, and I haven't encountered this matchup yet. Based on speculation and some gameplay viewing, I would say messing up her critical points is vital. Utilize the MS STEAL and watch where your critical points are. She is still a tank and is relatively hard to kill.
He is a hard bully for CS. Stay conservative until you are sure you could burst him. His stun can connect with you mid dash and work at the end, giving time for him to escape.
Vlad's can tend to be very sustainy and can mess up your combo. After he turns into a blood pool is your opportunity to strike. I would go for the combo when he has about 50-60% health.
TF has the same problems as xerath, as he has some long poke and a stun that could mess up your combo. Get him to use his E and wait it out to get him to choose a red or blue card.
Talon can be both easy and hard to kill. If you are able to nuke him, it is easy. However, if you miscalculate and your combo does not instantly kill him, he can kill you. His invisibility and burst will probably kill you.
Not exactly a hard matchup, but she can definitely ruin a combo easily with the stun or separate you and her with the wall. The thing that is hard is dealing the extra damage to her egg. Get some help for that.
Not hard at all. Ult = dead. The only thing to watch out for is his surpress. But normally if he is using that after your combo, he will be panicking without his little dudes or DoTs and will die within seconds.
Can't get her stun off before you actually get to her. Dies within seconds.
He has CC if you stand still too much. A dash doesn't do that. Some Viktors could be a bit beefier, otherwise it is an easy pick.
Super easy to kill, has no way to dodge your ult except maybe a really well timed charge. Dies instantly.
8.20 to 8.21
As per SNOBOY's suggestion
8.19 to 8.20
8.18 to 8.19
Communication is very important when playing off-meta builds. You are very squishy so you should let your jungle or top to make sure to be a tank in case your teammates were expecting you to build tank/AP hybrid.
Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace
Rabadon's Deathcap or Abyssal Mask?
Brutal Strikes - W
Ground Slam - E
Unstoppable Force - R
R + E + Q + W = DEAD
Malphite's combo is very good against any squishy champion, do not waste it on a tank. The sheer amount of damage that comes from this combo is enough to kill half the roster. Tanks just have too much health for the burst to be able to do anything to them. AP malphite is too bursty and you will have nothing on CD when you go in on a tank, let your ADC take care of them while you take out their backline. Q and E do 1/2 AP scaling and the R does 100% scaling. I like to W just before I ult in so I have more time for Q and E.
That's pretty neat, isn't there a long cooldown?