Malphite Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

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130,084 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Malphite builds result from our analysis of 130,084 recently ranked Malphite games. Only the highest win rate Malphite builds that are also in common use are advised. Since we have so many matches in our data, we are quite confident that we can provide the highest quality builds to help you win your next round!

To find more champion specific build guidance and advice, please take a look at our guide to playing with Malphite farther down on the page. Additionally, to view the best Malphite build designed for a different skill level, please select a different skill tier from the dropdown above. The recommended Malphite builds will update to capture that skill level’s meta.

Best Malphite Runes

If you are facing a mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Conditioning, Revitalize, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes. In recent matches, he won the largest percentage of his games when built with these runes. Yet, if you are fighting a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AD focused or a tank centric team, you should instead glance further down to view the best Malphite runes to win your particular game.


Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic
Versus Selected Team Comp
Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter

Best Items for Your Malphite Build

The best items to incorporate into your Malphite build are: Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, Gargoyle Stoneplate, and Titanic Hydra. Yet, like our rune setups, you can also find great, dedicated, Malphite item builds further down for the particular enemy team composition you are battling in your current game. Those who added these pieces in their builds had a better winrate than players who used other builds for Malphite.

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Gargoyle StoneplateLoL Item Titanic Hydra

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Warmog's ArmorLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Rabadon's DeathcapLoL Item Zhonya's HourglassLoL Item Cosmic Drive

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Frostfire GauntletLoL Item Abyssal MaskLoL Item ThornmailLoL Item Frozen Heart

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Sunfire AegisLoL Item Gargoyle StoneplateLoL Item Dead Man's PlateLoL Item Force of Nature

Guide to Playing with Malphite

  • Malphite is an extremely tanky champion with high armor and sustainability. Get armor and health items to further improve his sustain.
  • Use his ultimate, Unstoppable Force, to initiate teamfights and knock their entire team into the air.