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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
  • Shamrock Malphite Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 520 RP / 16-Mar-2010
  • Coral Reef Malphite Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 750 RP / 08-Nov-2010
  • Marble Malphite Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 520 520 RP / 21-Mar-2011
  • Obsidian Malphite Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 15-Aug-2011
  • Glacial Malphite Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 11-Jul-2012
  • Mecha Malphite Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 24-Jul-2014

  • Classic Skin
  • Coral Reef Malphite


  • Malphite was designed by Coronach.
  • When Malphite uses his Ground Slam.png Ground Slam attack, he leaves a glowing imprint of the Riot Games logo.
  • Malphite is one of the few champions to actually have multiple textures per skin. When his passive Granite Shield.png Granite Shield breaks, he appears to be molten underneath until the passive recharges, which reverts him to normal; and when he activates Brutal Strikes.png Brutal Strikes, his body and arms glow.
  • Malphite's original cost was 3150 IP, but was lowered to 1350 IP on April 12, 2011.
  • Malphite's dance resembles Capoeira called Ginga. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here .


  • His joke "Caught between a rock and a hard place" is an idiom, where you're either in a difficult position or have to make an unpleasant choice.


MalphiteSquare.png Shamrock Malphite [S|L]
  • This skin may have been inspired by the famous Blarney Stone in Ireland.
MalphiteSquare.png Obsidian Malphite [S|L]
  • This skin may have been inspired by the Destroyers of Guild Wars.
MalphiteSquare.png Marble Malphite [S|L]
MalphiteSquare.png Glacial Malphite [S|L]
  • This skin may be a reference to Ymir, an primeval figure in Norse mythology sometimes associated with ice.
MalphiteSquare.png Mecha Malphite [S|L]

Lore Relations

  • Malphite comes from another world called the Monolith. It is a place of perfect harmony, where all of its denizens are but singular pieces of a whole.
  • Though he disagrees with MaokaiSquare.png Maokai's view of life as a curse, Malphite stated that he is "... proud to call the Twisted Treant my ally", suggesting that the two elementals get along quite well, despite their differences.
  • Before the entire game's lore rework, MalphiteSquare.png Malphite meditates near the caverns surrounding the Institute of War.


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