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Patch 8.19 Odyssey Malphite Cadet Build Guide

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Welcome to the METAsrc Malphite Cadet build guide.

We've used our extensive database of League of Legends stats along with proprietary algorithms to calculate the most optimal Cadet build for Malphite. This algorithm is able to determine the best summoner spells, item build order, skill order, and team comp. Select the appropriate difficulty above and use the guide during all phases of the game to ensure a speedy victory for your team.

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Best Summoner Spells

Warp
Dash through spacetime, becoming briefly untargetable and invulnerable as you rapidly move towards a location.
Warp
96%
Resuscitate
Revive a fallen friend by remaining next to them for 2 seconds. Exiting the area early does not consume your cooldown.
Resuscitate
96%

Starting Items

Dagger
+12% Attack Speed
Dagger
98%
Guinsoo's Rageblade
+25 Attack Damage
+25 Ability Power
+25% Attack Speed


Passive: Basic attacks deal 5 (+10% Bonus Attack Damage) physical and 5 (+10% Ability Power) magic damage on hit.
UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks grant +8% Attack Speed, +2.5% Bonus Attack Damage, and +2.5% Ability Power for 5 seconds (up to 6 stacks). At max stacks, gain Guinsoo's Rage.

Guinsoo's Rage: Every other basic attack triggers on hit effects twice.

While at half stacks, melee champions' next attack will fully stack Rageblade.
Amplifying Tome+Recurve Bow+Pickaxe
Guinsoo's Rageblade
98%
Rod of Ages (Quick Charge)
+300 Health
+300 Mana
+60 Ability Power


Passive: Grants +20 Health, +10 Mana, and +4 Ability Power per stack (max +200 Health, +100 Mana, and +40 Ability Power). Grants 1 stack per 40 seconds (max 10 stacks).
UNIQUE Passive - Eternity: 15% of damage taken from champions is gained as Mana. Spending Mana restores 20% of the cost as Health, up to 25 per spell cast.
Catalyst of Aeons+Blasting Wand
Rod of Ages (Quick Charge)
97%
Sorcerer's Shoes
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+18 Magic Penetration

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed
Sorcerer's Shoes
96%

Best Item Final Build

Space Blade of the Ruined King
+40 Attack Damage
+25% Attack Speed
+3% Life Steal


UNIQUE Passive: Basic attacks deal 8% of the target's current Health as bonus physical damage on hit.
UNIQUE Active: Deals 100 magic damage to target champion and steals 25% of their Movement Speed for 3 seconds (90 second cooldown).

Minimum bonus physical damage dealt is 15.
Maximum bonus physical damage dealt to monsters and minions is 60.
User's Life Steal is applied to bonus physical damage dealt.
Space Bilgewater Cutlass+Recurve Bow
Space Blade of the Ruined King
98%
Ninja Tabi
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+20 Armor

UNIQUE Passive: Blocks 12% of the damage from basic attacks.
UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed+Cloth Armor
Ninja Tabi
97%
Iceborn Gauntlet
+65 Armor
+20% Cooldown Reduction
+500 Mana


UNIQUE Passive - Spellblade: After using an ability, the next basic attack deals bonus physical damage equal to 100% of base Attack Damage in an area and creates an icy zone for 2 seconds that slows Movement Speed by 30% (1.5 second cooldown).

Size of zone increases with bonus armor.
Sheen+Glacial Shroud
Iceborn Gauntlet
97%
Thornmail
+250 Health
+80 Armor


UNIQUE Passive - Thorns: Upon being hit by a basic attack, reflects magic damage equal to 10% of your bonus Armor plus 25, inflicting Grievous Wounds on the attacker for 1 second.
UNIQUE Passive - Cold Steel: When hit by basic attacks, reduces the attacker's Attack Speed by 15% for 1 second.
Bramble Vest+Ruby Crystal+Warden's Mail
Thornmail
97%
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
+300 Health
+90 Ability Power


UNIQUE Passive: Damaging spells and abilities reduce enemy movement speed by 20% for 1 second.
Blasting Wand+Amplifying Tome+Ruby Crystal
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
97%
Titanic Hydra
+450 Health
+40 Attack Damage
+100% Base Health Regen


UNIQUE Passive - Cleave: Basic attacks deal 5 + 1% of your maximum health as bonus physical damage to your target and 40 + 2.5% of your maximum health as physical damage to other enemies in a cone on hit.
UNIQUE Active - Crescent: Cleave damage to all targets is increased to 40 + 10% of your maximum health as bonus physical damage in a larger cone for your next basic attack (20 second cooldown).

(Unique Passives with the same name don't stack.)
Tiamat+Ruby Crystal+Jaurim's Fist
Titanic Hydra
97%

Best Skill Order

Granite Shield
Malphite is shielded by a layer of rock which absorbs damage up to 10% of his maximum Health. If Malphite has not been hit for 10 seconds, this effect recharges.
Granite Shield
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Seismic Shard
Using his primal elemental magic, Malphite sends a shard of the earth through the ground at his foe, dealing damage upon impact and stealing Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Seismic Shard
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Brutal Strikes
Malphite starts to hit with such force that his attacks deal damage to all units in front of him. Passively increases his Armor (this amount is tripled while Granite Shield is active).
Brutal Strikes
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Ground Slam
Malphite slams the ground, sending out a shockwave that deals magic damage based on his Armor as damage and reduces the Attack Speed of enemies for a short duration.
Ground Slam
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Unstoppable Force
Malphite ferociously charges to a location, damaging enemies and knocking them into the air.
Unstoppable Force
RRR

Summoner Spells

Win %
Pick %
Warp
Dash through spacetime, becoming briefly untargetable and invulnerable as you rapidly move towards a location.
Warp
96%
100%
Resuscitate
Revive a fallen friend by remaining next to them for 2 seconds. Exiting the area early does not consume your cooldown.
Resuscitate
96%
100%

Boots

Win %
Buy %
Ninja Tabi
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+20 Armor

UNIQUE Passive: Blocks 12% of the damage from basic attacks.
UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed+Cloth Armor
Ninja Tabi
97%
33%
Berserker's Greaves
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+35% Attack Speed

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed+Dagger
Berserker's Greaves
98%
30%
Sorcerer's Shoes
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+18 Magic Penetration

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
Boots of Speed
Sorcerer's Shoes
97%
28%
Space Boots of Lucidity
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

UNIQUE Passive: +10% Cooldown Reduction
UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed

''This item is dedicated to space.''
Boots of Speed
Space Boots of Lucidity
98%
3%
Mercury's Treads
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

+25 Magic Resist

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +45 Movement Speed
UNIQUE Passive - Tenacity: Reduces the duration of stuns, slows, taunts, fears, silences, blinds, polymorphs, and immobilizes by 30%.
Boots of Speed+Null-Magic Mantle
Mercury's Treads
97%
2%
Boots of Swiftness
Limited to 1 pair of boots.

UNIQUE Passive - Enhanced Movement: +55 Movement Speed
UNIQUE Passive - Slow Resist: Movement slowing effects are reduced by 25%.
Boots of Speed
Boots of Swiftness
98%
2%