Build Guide by AnthraxMegadeath
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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Comment if you rate! This is still WIP as I am in the middle of re-writing the "guilde" portion after 50 games of beta testing the build.
***Important! This is NOT a tank build, this is a fighter/Mage AP build. Please do not downvote for not being a tank, thank you!***
Mordekaisers CURRENT abilities:
On next hit, Mordekaiser swings his mace with such force that it echoes out, striking up to 3 additional nearby targets, dealing damage plus bonus damage. If the target is alone, the attack deals extra damage.
On next hit, Mordekaiser swings his mace with such force that it echoes out, striking up to 3 additional nearby targets, dealing 80/110/140/170/200 (+) magic damage.
If the target is alone, 140/192.5/245/297.5/350 (+) damage is dealt instead.
Costs 25/32/39/46/53 Health
Unleashes a protective cloud of metal shards to surround an ally, increasing their armor and magic resistance and dealing damage per second to enemies in the cloud.
Unleashes a protective cloud of metal shards to surround an ally for 6 seconds, increasing their armor and magic resistance by 10/15/20/25/30 and dealing 24/38/52/66/80 (+0.2) magic damage per second to nearby enemies.
Costs 26/32/38/44/50 Health
Mordekaiser deals damage to enemies in a cone in front of him. For each unit hit, Mordekaiser's shield absorbs energy.
Mordekaiser damages enemies in a cone in front of him, dealing 65/105/145/185/225 (+0.6) magic damage.
For each unit hit, Mordekaiser's shield absorbs an additional 1/2/3/4/5 health.
Costs 24/36/48/60/72 Health
Mordekaiser curses an enemy, stealing a percent of their life initially and each second. If the target dies while the spell is active, their soul is enslaved and will follow Mordekaiser for 30 seconds.
Steals 24/29/34 (+0.04)% of target champion's maximum Health (half stolen initially and half over 10 seconds; deals Magic Damage).
If the target dies while cursed, their soul is enslaved and will follow Mordekaiser for 30 seconds. Mordekaiser gains 20% of their ability power and attack damage, and the pet's stats are enhanced.
Pets can be controlled by holding the alt key and using the right mouse button.
Embracing the changes made to Mordekaiser was tough for me so I decided to try out a new playstyle the emphasizes his new strengths which are as follows:
#1 His ult's blasty nature, and it's combination with other blasty items like and .
#2 A good AP ratio on Syphon of destruction, that lets it hit for over 500 dmg, and that can hit for ginormous (35-30% +) chunks of max HP.
How do you do this?
#1 You can appear MUCH easier to kill than you actually are with an elixer of fortitude!!! Your enemies will be ITCHING to last hit you as you stand around with 400 hp's now! NO WORRIES! Your ultimate, gives you a spike of life and so does elixer of fortitude! with the click of two buttons you will be up to 3/4 health and their "pro gank" just became your double kill!!!!. Just remember: that level 6 standing in the river bush (next to your ward, right?) should still send you back to your turret, if you are under half health, unless you are a VERY confidant Kaiser.
#2 cut that pesky Cho'Gath down to size:
+ and is REALLY going to mess with your high hit-point foes. Toss in a shot from when they turn to flee to make sure you can take advantage of them being well under 50% health. Sure, their tank may not be the best ghost you can aquire, but sometimes you just have to kill it.
#3 Teamfight like the Murder Emperor you are because this build really spreads the "love".
I do not like to initiate full 5v5 teamfights with mordekaiser. LET A REAL TANK INITIATE!!! So! After Rammus/shen/amumu/galieo/whoever gets the party started you will find your target. Remember not to be TOO picky! Do not run through their team to get / no matter how tempting it seems.
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When you are standing at the summoning pool get yourself a rejuvination bead and six health potions before you march of to your 1v1 or 2v1 lane. For the love on monkeys don't take a 2v2 lane with a non-ranged partner... and try to avoid 2v2 because morde functions at his best all alone for many many reasons.
If you do not have a jungle or your side you should farm your wraith camp as often as possible! If your enemy has a jungler start farming HIS wraith camp at level 2! Just syphon of destruction the Mob and activate with alt+w. if you are lucky you will even catch their jungler there! I've killed a several players doing this very thing. Just make sure your lane is pushed and your enemy does not see you go for it. (take the river route) This behavior will make your enemy mid call "mia mid" and "re" so often that when you hit level 6 (while off their screen because you are farming wraiths) you can get an easy kill by ghosting in from the river with / syphon of destruction /
Hopefully you have your first or second kill! if you are at over 40% hp, and confidant in your abilities against their champ/champions, hang out and farm your lane or drop their tower! when their first tower drops is usually the best time to hit "b" and make some item purchases.
1st trip back, How much gold do you have?
1,100 DOES NOT = WARDENS MAIL! 1,200 does. you need health pots! ;D
get yourself a couple health pots and a or depending on your enemy. also some boots if you have the cheddar.
1,200 = wardens mail + health pots
1,500 = above +
1,850 = above +
2,700 get or some of the above + mejais soulstealer ...trust your gut.
RANDUINS OMEN IS ABSOLUTELY CORE AND SHOULD BE BUILT EARLY. The 25% CDR is really good! I often buy to compliment this in the early mid-game.
If you had to hit "b" early, or died: It happens! Not often, but hey, we ALL have bad days.
on your 2nd trip back to town and from there forward you should follow the general build list I have put up.
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Replace it with a or rylais crystal sceptre.
Both are good items on Mordekaiser but I tend to prefer the void staff because it makes me hit harder. you may also consider guinsoos rageblade which virtually always has 8 stacks with morde and gives you a HEFTY boost to attack speed and Ability power.
WELL SHOOT! I have got to go! I'll finish this tonight! Gluks & Funz!