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Malphite·Top Build

Granite ShieldP
Seismic ShardQ
ThunderclapW
Ground SlamE
Unstoppable ForceR
Win rate51.0%
Pick rate4.5%
Ban rate8.8%
Matches60 884-
Malphite Top has a 51.0% win rate with 4.5% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 60 884 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Malphite is Sunfire Aegis, Plated Steelcaps, Thornmail, Kaenic Rookern, and Jak'Sho, The Protean. Most picked runes for Malphite Top are Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, and Scorch for primary tree, as well as Overgrowth, and Second Wind for secondary tree.
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Malphite Build

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 54.9% based on 7 023 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Arcane CometResolve
Sunfire Aegis

Most Popular

54.9%
Grasp of the UndyingSorcery
Sunfire Aegis

Highest WR

55.4%
Arcane CometInspiration
Malignance

Alternative

49.4%
Arcane CometResolve
Hollow Radiance

Off-Meta

49.8%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR
iconRankName

Spartacus#Roman OTP

85.7%
iconRankName

NESMONSTRO#MELÃO OTP

60.0%
iconRankName

AwesomePiggy#EUW OTP

44.4%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

55.6%

Jayce

64.1%

runes

Sorcery
Sorcery
Summon AeryArcane CometPhase Rush
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Ring
Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Bami's Cinder
Boots

@ 5 min

Core Items

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Thornmail

@ 20 min

Full Build

Sunfire Aegis
Plated Steelcaps
Thornmail
Kaenic Rookern
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Iceborn Gauntlet

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

E

right arrow

W

right arrow

Skills

Granite Shield
Seismic Shard
Thunderclap
Ground Slam
Unstoppable Force
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Frozen Heart
Randuin's Omen
Abyssal Mask
Malignance
Force of Nature
Unending Despair

Malphite Matchups Overview

Malphite General information

Malphite tips and tricks

You’re weak in the early game. Try and avoid skirmishing with the enemy especially if they’re strong in the early game.

In team fights, you can either look for a multi-person knockup with your Ultimate Unstoppable ForceR, or try to isolate a target that’s overextended and too far forward.

Avoid team fighting until you have your Ultimate Unstoppable ForceR up. Without it, you’re not very good in team fights.

Malphite combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Malphite Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Malphite Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Arcane Comet as your keystone, followed by Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, as well as Overgrowth and Second Wind in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Health Scaling in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Sunfire Aegis as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Thornmail. For your last 3 items, you should build Kaenic Rookern, Jak'Sho, The Protean and finish with Iceborn Gauntlet. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 54.9% winrate over 7 023 matches played.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Arcane Comet as your keystone, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Biscuit Delivery with Cosmic Insight in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Malignance as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Stormsurge as a third item. You want to finish the build with Shadowflame, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 49.4% win rate across 1 852 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Malphite Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence and Scorch as your primary rune tree, and Overgrowth with Second Wind as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Health Scaling and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Hollow Radiance as your first item, then finish Mercury's Treads as your second item, and Thornmail as third item. The last 3 options are Frozen Heart, Jak'Sho, The Protean and Randuin's Omen. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 49.8% win rate over 1 228 matches played.

Situational Malphite Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Malphite build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Malphite runes page.

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Malphite Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Malphite Top are:

Consider picking Malphite into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Malphite.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Malphite in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Malphite counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Malphite counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.