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MALPHITE BUILD GUIDE: How to play a rock for dummies by Dyrus

by Dyrus (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
9
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
3
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
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Greater Mark of Hybrid Penetration(8.1 Armor Penetration and 5.58 Magic Penetration)
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Granite Shield
QSeismic Shard
WBrutal Strikes
EGround Slam
RUnstoppable Force
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Granite Shield
QSeismic Shard
WBrutal Strikes
EGround Slam
RUnstoppable Force

Champion Matchups

Introduction

This guide will show you the basics of how to play malphite from my point of view. Malphite is a rock that destroys ad champions and squishy heroes with no mr. He can single handedly carry a team fight with a 5 man ult. Rocks fall people die, the end. Malphite is one of the most annoying champions to play against in the game, but at the same time he has a very weak early laning phase. Malphite shines in the mid/late game when he starts to get his mana item or sunfire cape. Because he will be extremely hard to kill and just kills everyone else because he's just malphite. Even if you fail as malphite you still have an initation and CC and god late game so if you die 50 times but get 6 items you will be worth 2 people against ad with your 500 armor late game.

Masteries

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I don't put any points in utility because it's pointless to me when you could have extra ap and penetration for all your spells except w. It's really personal preference.

Runes

[http://i.imgur.com/DuUTgGi.jpg]

you can trade out quints for hp or hp regen or more mpen

Summoner Spells



Explanation:

teleport malphite allows you to split push and do teleport ganks. It also allows you to survive early laning phase.

flash allows you to get even farther range engages, or allows you to get away.

Skills

Passive: Granite Shield

Explanation:

extra hp shield built in with hp


Q: Seismic Shard

Explanation:

ranged nuke slow that steals enemy move speed.



W: Brutal Strikes

Explanation:


if you level this at lvl 4 you'll be able to last hit ranged creeps, which is why mana is so important early on for the cs and laning.


E: Ground Slam

Explanation:

aoe wave clear, destroys attack speed, scales with armor and ap.



R: Unstoppable Force

Explanation:


the ability that makes malphite the most ridiculous. ranged aoe knock up that does fair damage. does extremely well with wombo combo.


Item Builds

Starting Items:
health-potion5rejuvenation-beadmana-potionsight-ward you almost never do this, but if you do it means you're building into philostone or warmogs.
cloth-armorhealth-potion5 anti ad, trade out a hp pot for mana pot for laning player preference.
faerie-charmhealth-potion5mana-potion standard malphite start other then flask 3 hp pot.
dorans-shield great for 1v2
dorans-ring great for 1v1 vs ap casters or if you're going to abuse tp early just like dorans shield except with damage and some mana.

Boot Options:
mercurys-treads anti ap cc
sorcerers-shoes mpen damage for malphite sunfire cape etc.
ninja-tabi anti ad scales with e and w

Core Items:
sunfire-cape core item that allows you to wave clear fast and anti ad brusiers or ad casters
chalice-of-harmony anti ap, mana source -> potentially late game athenes grail or frozen heart
glacial-shroud anti ad mana source -> frozen heart

Item Goals:
randuins-omen anti ad best armor item
frozen-fist carry malphite with cdr and ap/slow
liandrys-tormentap malphite anti hp.
spirit-visage only when there are no other anti ap options.
thornmail god tier anti ad item
warmogs-armor scales well with your passive, and vs ap when you have to much armor.
zhonyas-hourglass meant for ap malphite, you ult in E and then stasis.
guardian-angel high end efficiency item when you get focused down which is never. good resists.
frozen-heart core malphite item cdr, mana, armor.
runic-bulwark only build this if the enemy has 5 ap's.

Team Fights

ult 5 people with your team nearby and you'll most likely instantly win the team fight.

peel for your ad carry until the enemy squishies come into range then ult.

spam all your abilities, especially E on any auto attackers.

make sure you press W before E or W when you get hit by an auto attack.

Conclusion

Malphite is a rock.

Malphite runs really fast.

Malphite is impossible to kill when he has 500 armor.

Malphite will solve all of your fed ad problems.

Malphite runs so fast that he'll knock up people for 20% of their hp half the time.

video coming soon tm

Comments

October 31, 2013 - 01:22 PM #1

Very useful guide. Asdf the fact the guide is titled "How to play a rock for dummies" suggests that it is not going to be an in depth/detailed guide. It is aimed at people who have little to no experience with the champion.

September 29, 2013 - 05:22 PM #2

dyrus' guides are one of the worst guides i've ever read. if you're too lazy to make a detailed guide don't make one at all. waste of peoples time and your guide sucks terribly. don't bother making another guide

August 14, 2013 - 05:29 AM #3

omg dyrus lazy update your builds PLEASE :)

July 20, 2013 - 04:36 PM #4

Nice, thanks to this guid I was succesfull with my first game as malphite - fuckin rock :)

June 19, 2013 - 12:46 AM #5

die 50 times? oh god

June 15, 2013 - 02:55 PM #6

malphite scales pretty well with magic pen, thats the reason for liandry

June 15, 2013 - 12:15 PM #7

why the f*** liandry's tornment?!?!?!?!

June 5, 2013 - 07:26 AM #8

can you explain why "potentially late game athenes grail or frozen heart"

June 4, 2013 - 09:31 PM #9

Slight issue, you say that chalice can build into frozen heart, which I think you meant to write underneath, but then repeated it underneath, on the glacial shroud.

June 4, 2013 - 09:31 PM #10

What happened to not running teleport against 1 v 2's?

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