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A massive creature of living stone, Malphite Malphite was born from the heart of the great Ixtal Crest icon Ixtal construct known as the Monolith. He has studied the elemental balance of Runeterra Crest icon Runeterra for thousands of years, using his tremendous strength to maintain order in a frequently chaotic world. Now, roused all too often from his slumbers, Malphite endures the fluid temperaments of mortals, while struggling to find a cause worthy of the last of his kind.

MalphiteSquare"Beware, minions of chaos! The Shard of the Monolith has come."  Malphite
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The Monolith was a living, floating fortress the size of a city. It was created by the God-Warrior Ne'Zuk as the ultimate weapon against the onslaught of Void Crest icon the Void. While the Monolith was destroyed in battle, a single shard awoke centuries later, calling itself Malphite.


Malphite is a walking mountain, a rough assembly of stone and earth, sometimes featuring sparse patches of plant life. It is vaguely human-shaped, with enormously broad, bulky shoulders and a hunched posture. It has four-fingered hands, three-toed feet, and a relatively small head with eyes and a mouth that glow green. It features numerous upward-facing spikes resembling craggy mountain peaks on its head, back, forearms, and knees.


Stoic yet easygoing, Malphite is fond of making quaint observations. It is extremely friendly to mortals as well as other stone golems, who it often regards as family. However, it can become aggressive when necessary, unleashing the unstoppable force of its awesome might against its enemies. Acutely aware of its giant size and strength, Malphite is a protector of Runeterra Crest icon Runeterra, standing stalwart against the forces of Void Crest icon the Void whom it was created to combat.


  • Golem Physiology: Malphite is an immortal construct of living stone. His mountainous size affords him incalculable strength, stony durability, and surprising speed.
    • Geomancy: Malphite is able to form the land around him into various shapes, even using it as a projectile.


LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator1 Chip[]

Chip is literally a chip of Malphite's body. Their relationship is like that of a loving father and son.

Taliyah Taliyah[]

Malphite and Taliyah are friends. They play rock paper scissors, but Malphite always loses as he predictably always picks rock.

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Malphite OriginalCentered

Ixtal Crest icon


Shard of the Monolith

By Ian St. Martin

Starring Champion

Malphite Roots of a Poisoned Tree

Ixtal Crest icon

Short Story

Roots of a Poisoned Tree

By Graham McNeill

Dust hung in veils as Shoorai followed the mechanical-limbed form of Tunnel-Chief Hewlett deeper into the mine shaft.

Mentioned Champion

Zilean Guardians of the Ancient

Runeterra Crest icon


Guardians of the Ancient (Video)

Runeterra is in turmoil! Noxian warships set sail for Ionia’s shores. But all is not lost. Heroes will rise. Fates will change.

Milio's Super-Special Adventure Reports 01

Ixtal Crest icon

Short Story

Milio's Super-Special Adventure Reports

By Elyse Lemoine

Greetings, family! It is I, Milio, with my first official Adventure Report!

Alternate Universes

Odyssey Welcome Aboard

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Welcome Aboard

Consider this your invite to join the greatest crew in the galaxy.

WR You Really Got Me

Runeterra Crest icon

Music Video

You Really Got Me

By Numerous creators

Ready for the Rift?

Event Horizon Ambition's Embrace

Runeterra Crest icon

Short Story

Ambition's Embrace

By Michael Yichao

Bound by darkness.

Worlds Road to the Cup

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Road to the Cup

As the 2013 League of Legends World Championship final draws near, we showcase the biggest heroes in esports from around the world. Many teams fell by the wayside in epic battles, and now only two remain: Korea's SK Telecom T1 and China's Royal Club. Who will rise?


  • Malphite means bad stone in Ixtal Crest icon Ixtali.
  • Malphite was created by the God-Warrior Ne’Zuk, who was the original owner of Ezreal's Ezreal's gauntlet.
  • Being created to fight the Void Crest icon Void war after the fall of Icathia, Malphite is between 3000 to 3500 years old.

Change log[]

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V10.3 (19 February 2020) Updated to coincide with the introduction of Ixtal.
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A massive creature of living stone, Malphite struggles to impose blessed order on a chaotic world. Birthed as a servitor-shard to an otherworldly obelisk known as the Monolith, he used his tremendous elemental strength to maintain and protect his progenitor, but ultimately failed. The only survivor of the destruction that followed, Malphite now endures Runeterra's soft folk and their fluid temperaments, while struggling to find a new role worthy of the last of his kind.


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