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

Malphite vs Zac

How to Beat Zac as Malphite in LoL Zac is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Zac as Malphite

based on 1,256 Malphite vs Zac matchups
Win Rate
42.7 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL matches each and every week. Within our data, Malphite faced Zac in 1256 matches. Using so many games with Malphite versus Zac provides us faith in our capacity to produce actionable statistics and a supported build to defeat your opponent. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Malphite has to counter Zac in only 2.8% of his matches.

Malphite vs Zac Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Malphite does a awful job of countering Zac. On average, he wins a lowly 42.7% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Malphite vs Zac matches, Malphite’s side is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood versus Zac.

Best Malphite vs Zac Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Malphite Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFrozen Heart

Optional Items

Force of NatureZhonya's HourglassFimbulwinterShadowflame

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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zac as Malphite

Tips for Playing as Malphite against Zac

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 Zac

Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.

Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.

Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.

Malphite vs Zac Counter Stats

Malphite Image
Win Rate
42.7 %
VS
Win Rate
57.3 %
Zac Image
4.1
< Kills >
5.3
5.4
< Deaths >
4.5
8.2
< Assists >
11.5
0.9
< Killing Sprees >
1.2
130
< Minions Killed >
48
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
1.34
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.46
3,615
< Physical Damage >
1,115
12,976
< Magic Damage >
14,822
876
< True Damage >
1,427
17,467
< Damage Dealt >
17,365
22,305
< Damage Taken >
36,707
10,020
< Gold Earned >
11,052
1.69
< Towers >
1.59
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.33
2,134
< Total Healing >
35,770
13,283
< Experience >
13,288
21
< Vision Score >
21
10
< Wards Placed >
6
796
< Time Dealing CC >
504

How to Counter Zac with Malphite in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight several important Malphite against Zac matchup statistics that may help you figure out the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Malphite’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zac’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Malphite may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zac..

Malphite normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Typically, he receives less damage than Zac. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Malphite and Zac

Damage Types Compared

Malphite
Zac
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Malphite
Zac

Who is Better, Malphite or Zac?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Malphite usually loses when playing against Zac, with a 42.7% win rate. Therefore, Malphite makes a poor counter to Zac.

While Malphite does have a much lower win rate compared to Zac, when they face off with one another, Malphite also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champ to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Malphite into Zac.

Furthermore, Malphite also has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zac. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Malphite vs Zac matchups, Zac is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Malphite is a terribly counter for Zac. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Malphite against Zac.

Additional Information for Malphite Players

How We Calculated Our Malphite vs Zac Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zac as Malphite, we analyzed 1,256 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 Zac 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

If you would like to truly master Malphite to counter Zac during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Malphite most often accumulates more CS as Zac. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Malphite versus Zac build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Frozen Heart. When Malphite used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs Zac than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Malphite had an average winrate of 42.7% when countering Zac with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Zac 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. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Malphite vs Zac clashes, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 42.7% win rate overall.

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