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.
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.
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.
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.
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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