AP Malphite Build

AP Malphite build with runes and items. AP Malphite guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Malphite build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-27 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Malphite and build AP.
AP Malphite build for ARAM.
Malphite ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Malphite ability Seismic Shard should be leveled first.
Q
Malphite ability Ground Slam should be leveled second.
E
Malphite ability Thunderclap should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Stormsurge should be final item in your build.
Malignance should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Malphite Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as burst oriented Mage.
  2. You build AP items.
  3. You rush Stormsurge.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Malphite build, your default rush is Stormsurge.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can surprise enemies by facing other directions before using your Unstoppable Force (R).
  2. Universal skill order: default Q, E for countering auto attackers, W for Armor stacking builds.
  3. Wait for your Granite Shield (Passive) to be up, before engaging or going in and to prevent poke. You will be more tanky and survive longer.
Riot
  1. Armor naturally reduces the rate that attacks go through Granite Shield, so Brutal Strikes will strengthen the shield against physical damage.
  2. 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.

Skill Order

  • Malphite [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Seismic Shard
  • Malphite [object Object] ability.
    W
    Thunderclap
  • Malphite [object Object] ability.
    E
    Ground Slam
  • Malphite [object Object] ability.
    R
    Unstoppable Force

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush this
Stormsurge item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Horizon Focus item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Malignance item.
Stormsurge item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Shadowflame item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Stormsurge item.
Malignance item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Void Staff item.