How to Win Malphite vs Illaoi Counter Matchup Malphite is in the a tier of champions

Malphite vs Illaoi

How to Beat Illaoi as Malphite in LoL Illaoi is in the a tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Illaoi as Malphite

based on 970 Malphite vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
41.4 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Illaoi as Malphite came out of an examination of 970 ranked matches where both champs opposed each other. This particular counter matchup is fairly rare. Malphite fights Illaoi in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Malphite vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Malphite has done a awful job of beating Illaoi. On average, he wins a lowly 41.4% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Malphite vs Illaoi rounds, Malphite’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Illaoi.

Best Malphite vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorTear of the Goddess

Core Malphite Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassFrozen HeartShadowflameBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
Adaptive Armor Armor
Malphite's passive ability p
Malphite q ability q
Malphite w ability w
Malphite e ability e
Malphite's ultimate ability r
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

Guide to Countering Illaoi as Malphite

Tips for Playing as Malphite against Illaoi

Armor naturally reduces the rate that attacks go through Granite Shield, so Brutal Strikes will strengthen the shield against physical damage.

Despite his abilities scaling on Armor, some games require Malphite to get Magic Resist. When those games occur, try getting Aegis of the Legion, Mercury's Treads, and Guardian Angel.

Advice to Win Against Illaoi

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Malphite vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Malphite Image
Win Rate
41.4 %
VS
Win Rate
58.6 %
Illaoi Image
4.4
< Kills >
5.5
5.3
< Deaths >
6.2
8.5
< Assists >
4.6
0.98
< Killing Sprees >
1.26
111
< Minions Killed >
191
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.33
< Inhibitors >
0.76
3,455
< Physical Damage >
24,759
12,968
< Magic Damage >
643
792
< True Damage >
518
17,216
< Damage Dealt >
25,920
22,700
< Damage Taken >
33,758
9,817
< Gold Earned >
12,310
1.36
< Towers >
3.3
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,349
< Total Healing >
7,989
13,398
< Experience >
15,370
20
< Vision Score >
17
10
< Wards Placed >
8
720
< Time Dealing CC >
90

How to Counter Illaoi with Malphite in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some significant Malphite against Illaoi counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the two. For instance, Malphite’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Malphite may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Illaoi..

Malphite often has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Illaoi. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Malphite and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Malphite
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Malphite
Illaoi

Who is Better, Malphite or Illaoi?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Malphite usually loses when facing off against Illaoi, with a 41.4% win rate. As a result, Malphite makes a poor counter to Illaoi.

While Malphite does have a much lower win rate than Illaoi, when they face off with one another, Malphite also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Malphite into Illaoi.

Additionally, Malphite has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Malphite vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Malphite is a bad counter to Illaoi. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Malphite against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Malphite Players

How We Calculated Our Malphite vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Malphite, we analyzed 970 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 Illaoi as Malphite 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 learn all of the intricacies of Malphite in order to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Malphite often accumulates less CS relative to Illaoi. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Malphite versus Illaoi build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Malphite combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Illaoi than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Malphite had an average win rate of 41.4% battling Illaoi with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Illaoi as Malphite, you should take the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Malphite vs Illaoi LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 41.4% winrate overall.

If you want to see Malphite x Illaoi tips and counter stats for a an individual skill level, please select one from the selection menu displayed above. At first, the statistics and build suggestions shown are calculated using all rounds completed with these champions.