Malphite Tank Runes

Build Patch 14.14

Core Malphite Item Build Order

57.9% Win Rate (2,876 Games)
Doran's Ring

Starting

Plated Steelcaps

1st

Sunfire Aegis

2nd

Thornmail

3rd

Thornmail

4th

Sunfire Aegis

5th

Frozen Heart

6th

Doran's Ring
Plated Steelcaps
Sunfire Aegis
Thornmail
Thornmail
Sunfire Aegis
Frozen Heart

Core Malphite Item Build Path

Situational

Kaenic Rookern
Malignance
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Hollow Radiance
Iceborn Gauntlet
Randuin's Omen
Warmog's Armor

Summoner Spells

Flash
13,056 Games58%
1676 Games53%

Malphite Skill Order

0
Granite Shield

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Seismic Shard
Thunderclap
Ground Slam
Unstoppable Force

Malphite Guide

Learn Malphite with our Malphite guide. Learn about Malphite's strengths and Malphite's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Malphite, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Malphite
    W
    's bonus armor is tripled while
    Malphite
    P
    isn't broken.
  • Malphite
    W
    resets Malphite's auto attack.
  • Enemies hit by
    Malphite
    E
    also have their attack speed reduced.
  • Malphite
    R
    's speed is increased by Malphite's bonus movespeed.
Strengths
  • Naturally counters AD champions and scales directly with how much Armor he has.
  • Malphite
    Q
    counters champions with movespeed boosts, taking a chunk of the movespeed for himself.
  • His gank assist and teamfighting become much stronger after unlocking
    Malphite
    R
    .
  • A well-positioned
    Malphite
    R
    can singlehandedly win a teamfight.
  • Excels with items that enhance his tankiness, crowd control, and magic resistance.
Weaknesses
  • Struggles against magic damage-heavy compositions.
  • Immobile (outside of using
    Malphite
    R
    to escape), leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
  • Forcing Malphite to use
    Malphite
    R
    defensively lowers his teamfighting potential since he won't have any playmaking capabilities.