malphite's skills

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Jafoob

Senior Member

08-03-2011

I've never seen a champion with such an odd skill set that isn't focused into just ad, or just ap
his Q is ability power
W gives him a small aoe on his auto attacks, powers up his attack damage and armor when active
E does magic damage based on half his armor
R is ap

i feel like if i get some ap then yeah, i can hit hard with Q and R but then the other 2 skills are lack luster
same thing happens when i get armor/health instead of Q and R.
why is he like this?


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Brawller

Member

08-03-2011

cuz if he wasn't then he would be OP like when his shield was rediculous


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Helionexis

Senior Member

08-03-2011

think of it like this. malphite is a tank. many people in this game have a habit of taking tanks and taking advantage of their natural toughness to make them damage dealers that are insanely hard to kill, like alistar. so, by having him scale off of so many different things he can't just itemize for say ap and be and insanely bulky nuke with high damage output from all of his abilities. he is now forced into either being a semi-powerful caster or ad anti-carry, or fulfill his role as a tank and still be able to contribute a little bit of damage thanks to itemizing for armor.