How to Win Kennen vs Malphite Counter Matchup Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen vs Malphite

How to Beat Malphite as Kennen in LoL Malphite is in the b tier of champions
Mage Marksman
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Malphite as Kennen

based on 329 Kennen vs Malphite matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
2.1
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our dataset, Kennen battled Malphite in 329 games. Having so many matchups for Kennen versus Malphite provides us confidence in our ability to provide informative data and a supported build to suppress your opponent. This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Kennen is forced to battle against Malphite in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Kennen vs Malphite Matchup Summary

Kennen has done a average job of countering Malphite. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of games the champs fight one another in. In Kennen against Malphite rounds, Kennen’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Malphite.

Best Kennen vs Malphite Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kennen to level up q
>
Second ability for Kennen to level up w
>
Last skill for Kennen to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery CelerityGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Malphite as Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Malphite

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

Advice to Win Against Malphite

Malphite is one of a couple tanks who are capable of jungling. Watch out if he gets Smite.

If you're a physical damage character stay behind your allies when fighting Malphite. Ground Slam can significantly reduce your damage output.

Kennen vs Malphite Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Malphite Image
5.5
< Kills >
4.9
5.9
< Deaths >
5.3
6.9
< Assists >
8.4
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.04
146
< Minions Killed >
123
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,007
< Physical Damage >
3,325
18,124
< Magic Damage >
13,210
736
< True Damage >
623
20,868
< Damage Dealt >
17,159
21,737
< Damage Taken >
21,971
10,929
< Gold Earned >
10,209
1.95
< Towers >
1.74
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,318
< Total Healing >
2,263
13,847
< Experience >
13,417
18
< Vision Score >
21
9
< Wards Placed >
10
61
< Time Dealing CC >
710

How to Counter Malphite with Kennen in LoL

The stats shown here clarify some influential Kennen versus Malphite counter stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malphite’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Malphite..

Kennen often has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Malphite. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Malphite

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Malphite
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Malphite

Who is Better, Kennen or Malphite?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when facing off against Malphite, with a 50.2% win rate. Therefore, Kennen makes an ok counter to Malphite.

While Kennen does have a higher win rate than Malphite, when they face off with one another, Kennen also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming character to learn. You should be careful when picking Kennen into Malphite.

Moreover, Kennen has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malphite. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Malphite matchups, Kennen is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Kennen is a decent counter for Malphite. Focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Kennen against Malphite.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Malphite Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malphite as Kennen, we analyzed 329 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Malphite as Kennen comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Kennen in order to counter Malphite during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Malphite. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Kennen versus Malphite build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better vs Malphite than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Kennen boasted an average win rate of 50.2% battling Malphite with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Malphite as Kennen, you should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Gathering Storm, and Celerity runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Kennen vs Malphite face-offs, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.2% winrate overall.

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