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.
Attack Syndra after she's used Scatter the Weak, it has a long cooldown so she'll be vulnerable.
Get boots early when playing against Syndra, they'll help you avoid many of her spells.
At max rank Syndra's spells gain bonus effects and change in appearance.
The stat comparisons shown here feature several important Malphite versus Syndra counter statistics that can help you understand the differences between these two champs. For instance, Malphite’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Syndra’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Malphite may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Syndra..
Malphite often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Syndra. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Malphite usually loses when trying to fight Syndra, with a 48.1% win rate. Thus, Malphite makes a poor counter for Syndra.
While Malphite does have a lower winrate than Syndra, when on opposite teams, Malphite also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Malphite into Syndra.
Additionally, Malphite also has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Syndra. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Malphite vs Syndra matchups, Syndra is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Malphite is a somewhat poor counter to Syndra. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Malphite against Syndra.
If you would like to truly master Malphite in order to counter Syndra during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Malphite usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Syndra. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The top items to use in your Malphite versus Syndra build include Sunfire Aegis, Frozen Heart, and Randuin's Omen. When Malphite combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Syndra than with most other common item sets. In fact, Malphite boasted an average win rate of 48.1% battling Syndra with these items in his kit.
To have the best probability of beating Syndra as Malphite, you should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Malphite vs Syndra face-offs, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.1% winrate overall.
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