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Malphite Build Guide by ScottTheTeemo

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Rock Solid Malphite

By ScottTheTeemo | Updated on September 6, 2020
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Runes:

Sorcery
Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Scorch

Domination
Sudden Impact
Ultimate Hunter
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: Teleport

Teleport

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Win 56%
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Intro

Hi Guys (and cute girls) , my name is ScottTheTeemo. Come say hi @ https://www.twitch.tv/scotttheteemo

Made a very easy guide that everyone can follow and climb with. I'll add more and more details as time flows + update the guide for you guys.

Since my time is very limited due to streaming, acting and setting up youtube, I'll add new things as much as I can every day, but be patient with me...


There will also be a fun FULL AP MALPHITE guide I'll make. As fun as it is, sometimes full ap is better on malphite than full tank. I'll give some examples of when to full ap.
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First of all... Laning pre lvl 6

Laning phase is terrible on this champion. Malphite always runs out of mana fast. (hence the mana band). If health trade/mana trade is bad early, make sure to tp back to lane pre 6. If you get Q first, try to use Q to trade and farm passively.

0 Lane pressure for malphite early as well, unless you spam E + W early to clear. Let your jungler know that you can't help. Instead, he needs to help you.

DON't DIE FOR CS. JUST hold lane, AND DON'T DIE. DO NOT DIE. GET MINION XP IN LANE. I REPEAT DO NOT DIE.
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Post lvl 6

You. Are. A. God.

(Only if you have ult, and don't miss)

Looking for a solo kill might not be bad with this ult. However, if possible, clear wave with E fast and when it's a cannon wave, roam down mid and ult for mid.

If your jungler is close + Good HP/mana on both of you. Ask for gank and get that free ult gank kill.

Play safer over aggro with this champ. If you miss ult, you are useless. You are basically a walking punching bag.

AFTER ULTING in a teamfight, E right away and focus on staying alive. Juke, move around, if you are going to die, finish a squishy with you.
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Counters

This champ is riddle with counters.

Top 2 for sure in top lane

1. Darius
2. Aatrox

Others...

Teemo. yorick. chogath. rumble, shen , riven, wukong, gnar

... Etc.

He is the living definition of "punching bag champion".
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Ban Darius /Dodge sylas

Darius and sylas both counter you.

I would ban darius and dodge when enemy counter picks sylas.. impossible match up tbh.
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Aatrox

Ban it. Stupid champ.
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Teemo

As a teemo main... Giving out secrets suck. However, he bullies you for cs. Will die to you when your jungle comes.

Ult, kill, wait, ult, kill, wait repeat.

Care for shrooms, get oracle lens so your jungler can gank well for you.

Vision ward tri bush if possible.
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Yorick

Tower farm. Tower Farm. TOwer Farm. Hold lane with E/W. Don't try to trade much.

He will 2v1 at 6. Let your jungler know that, ask for gank pre 6.

Remember you are a teamfight champ. He is a solo push champ. Ask mid/jg for help.
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Chogath

He scales too. Just farm 50/50. Don't die. He won't really kill you, unless you mess up hard. Easy to gank too, so just play around the jgler. (coin flip bot)
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Rumble

Pokes hard, but no real kill pressure.

Farm, take minion xp.
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Rest of them

all the same tbh. Wukong, riven, irel, jax, camille etc.. Just rush ninja tabi. They will be useless as you farm your way to the top.
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50/50

Just lane farming will be great, most of the time. You are a teamfight god. Look for the 2-3 man squish ULT.

A little bit of coinflip on this. Hope your bot lane doesn't int too hard.
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Skill Sequence

Stay hidden as much as possible. ULT 2-4 ppl (backline recommended).

1. ULT + E + Q + w(auto,auto,auto, E) To ult and die for team

2. ULT + E + flash out <- To ult and hopefully live

Use these two strats over and over for your team. In silver/gold, this is your job.

In plat, you might want to flash in and hold another dps-er on you. Or peel for your dps(adc/mid) as soon as you ult + E.
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Ranked Play

Not the best First pick . Ask your teammates to swap, this works well if you have a good champ pool.
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Good champs with malphite

1. Yasuo (ult+ult combo .. Yummy)
2. Wukong(ult+ ult)
3. MissFortune (Ult+ ult)
4. Quinn (picks for you and engages. You can use your ult to help or take out the ones coming for quinn)
5. Ziggs (does a lot of dps from far. When enemies close up to him to kill, you need to ult to peel for him)
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IGNITE OR TP?

This depends on your match up and comfort level.

If you think, and believe you can solo kill, GET IGNITE AND DESTROY LANESSSSS.

If you think you'll run out of mana too much, or not sure you can solo kill, take tp.

*after tp nerf, I started taking ignite over tp.
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Mentality

This is the most important part of league. People will flame you for losing in cs too much. And hypothetically, if you do get solo killed, just chill.

If someone flames you (jgler) for not roaming for him and etc, JUST MUTE.

Mentality is the hardest part of league. Especially on a tank, you will experience some tilting losses. Just move on, and play your best every game.

If you lose 3 in a row, try to watch your replay , take a break see where you can do better.
If you are certain, it was unlucky teammates or unlucky engage , unlucky comp for late game scale, just play the way you play. Do your best and you will climb.
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Changing builds

Sometimes, changing your build might be a good way to win. I quite often change to Full AP/Magic pen, if the enemy's all squishy.

If you can delete half their team on one ult+E+Q. It's already worth it.
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