Heartsteel Malphite Build

Heartsteel Malphite build with runes and items. Heartsteel Malphite guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Heartsteel Malphite build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Malphite and build Heartsteel.
Heartsteel Malphite ARAM build.
Malphite ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Malphite ability Thunderclap should be leveled first.
W
Malphite ability Ground Slam should be leveled second.
E
Malphite ability Seismic Shard should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Plated Steelcaps should be final item in your build.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Heartsteel Malphite Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Domination
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter 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 to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel #1 unless it is going to be hard to proc it - they are all ranged and just poke you. Then you start slow with Guardian's Horn.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Malphite build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  10. You can rush Thornmail as the first item against a full AD team.
  11. Against AD team, you can max E, or even W for sweet Thornmail damage.

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
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Wit's End item.
Sundered Sky item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Good tank items
Fimbulwinter item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Unending Despair item.
Frozen Heart item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Knight's Vow item.
Trailblazer item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Plated Steelcaps item.
Heartsteel item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Thornmail item.
Titanic Hydra item.