How to Synergize Malphite with Master Yi on the Same Team Malphite is in the a tier of champions

Malphite with Master Yi

How to Win With Malphite and Master Yi Paired Together Master Yi is in the b tier of champions
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How to Synergize Malphite and Master Yi

based on 2,205 Malphite with Master Yi pairs
Win Rate
52.4 %
K/D/A
2.42
Pick Rate
4.9 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we take in the stats from from millions of LoL rounds directly from Riot Games each and every week. Malphite has gone into battle with Master Yi in 2205 recently played, ranked games. By amassing so much great data straight from the makers of LoL, we are sure that we can provide you with high quality, usable builds to help Malphite synergize with Master Yi. It is somewhat uncommon for Malphite to play alongside Master Yi as allies. This has only happened in approximately 4.9% of rounds with Malphite.

Malphite Master Yi Synergy Summary

Malphite does a good job of synergizing with Master Yi. Usually, he wins a terrific 52.4% of matches the champions try and work together in. If you want to play better as Malphite when playing with Master Yi by figuring out how to better synergize your strategy with him, then dig into the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Malphite Master Yi Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorPlated Steelcaps

Core Malphite Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Randuin's OmenFrozen HeartForce of NatureZhonya's Hourglass

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

Resolve Grasp of the Undying Shield BashConditioningOvergrowth
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
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 Synergizing Malphite and Master Yi

Tips for Playing as Malphite with Master Yi

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 Understand How Master Yi Will Play

Wuju Style is very strong early for last hitting minions.

If you're in a lane against ranged players, leveling up Meditate can allow you to stay in the lane longer and gain levels faster than they will.

Try using Alpha Strike on a minion in front of an enemy champion so you are placed at a safe distance at the end of the spell.

Malphite Master Yi Synergy Stats

Malphite Image
Win Rate
52.4 %
VS
Win Rate
47.6 %
Master Yi Image
4.2
< Kills >
4.5
5.3
< Deaths >
5.4
8.6
< Assists >
8.5
0.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.03
124
< Minions Killed >
124
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.43
3,438
< Physical Damage >
3,695
12,893
< Magic Damage >
13,290
675
< True Damage >
703
17,008
< Damage Dealt >
17,689
21,728
< Damage Taken >
22,388
10,054
< Gold Earned >
10,200
1.79
< Towers >
1.73
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
1,966
< Total Healing >
2,234
13,674
< Experience >
13,567
21
< Vision Score >
21
10
< Wards Placed >
10
755
< Time Dealing CC >
792

How to Play with Master Yi as Malphite in LoL

The Malphite Master Yi synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Master Yi, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Malphite sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Master Yi. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This drop shows that Master Yi helps Malphite perform not as well in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Malphite plays on the same team as Master Yi, he observes a little drop in his complete damage dealt. This could indicate that Master Yi doesn't help protection for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps extend the match's duration. Similarly, when Malphite is played alongside Master Yi on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays without Master Yi. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Master Yi.

Moreover, when Malphite plays with Master Yi on the same team, he often receives a little less damage than when he plays alone. Getting dealt not as much damage could indicate that Master Yi does a decent job of protecting Malphite during team fights.

Synergies between Malphite and Master Yi

Damage Types Compared

Malphite with Master Yi
Malphite
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Malphite
Master Yi
Synergy

Is Malphite better when played alongside Master Yi?

There is no universally accepted best companion for Malphite that will 100% of the time be his #1 ally. However, Master Yi is a top-tier ally for Malphite. By locking into the same team as Malphite, he increases their win rate by 3.9% to 52.4%. This demonstrates that there is a very strong strategic relationship between Malphite and Master Yi that allows them to perform stronger together than without each other.

Master Yi has a greater difficulty than Malphite. That means you should be careful when lining up Master Yi allies to go into battle on the same side as, as they will require a greater level of skill to fight well with you.

When playing cooperatively, Malphite players should see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal physical damage. Together, these two can tear through the other team with a lot of physcial damage.

In contrast, by pairing Malphite and Master Yi together, you may not be granting your other teammates much magical damage output. Plan to pick other champions on your team that helps cover this hole in this pairing's playstyle.

Regardless of your Master Yi ally's ability, you should focus on maximizing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Malphite Players

How We Calculated Our Malphite Master Yi Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Malphite and Master Yi, we analyzed 2,205 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Malphite with Master Yi comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

To learn all of the intricacies of Malphite to pair well with Master Yi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League games, you should continue reading to learn additional tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot.

The best items to get in your Malphite and Master Yi synergy build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Malphite combined at least these three great items in his build, he performed significantly better as an ally of Master Yi than with many other common builds. In fact, Malphite had an average win rate of 52.4% helping carry Master Yi with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against your oponents, you should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for this team composition, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 52.4% winrate overall.

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