Threats to Morgana with this build
Introduction / Mid Lane Guide
Hey there, I am Malkavian and this is my Mid Lane Morgana Season 6 Guide. Before we start please watch Morgana Mid Lane PLat Elo Gameplay video and if you are interested you can read further.
Mid Lane is the most important lane of the game. Most of the teamfights starts in mid lane since it is close to bot lane and top lane equally and closest lane to both jungles. Also mid lane is equally close to Baron and Dragon so it makes this lane and mid lane turret important.
As a mid laner you should know that defending your first mid lane turret is the most important thing and while doing that if you can manage to force the enemy mid lane turret that is the best thing you can do. Some champions have equipment for safe farm/push strategy but some of them don't.
Champions you can push mid lane easily are: Morgana,Orianna,Ahri,Xerath,Malzahar,Ziggz, Lux etc
Champions who has weak lane clear: Akali, Talon, Zed, bacily the assasin types.
So you need to decide which style you are gonna choose.
With assasin type champions you cant focus on forcing your enemy turret so instead you have to farm lane try to keep defending your turret and you should roam whenever your opponent leaves the lane. In that small window try to gank top/bot but you need to be fast about it since you need to turn back lane before your enemy push lane more than 2x waves.
Turret Pusher / Farmers:
For example with Morgana and Malzahar you can clear mobs very fast which allows you to damage enemy turret. In most games while playing Malzahar and Morgana I take down enemy turret in early game which gives our jungler and laners comfort on stealing enemy jungle mobs. Also if you are ahead on kills it makes your enemies safe farm more than ever. So you can increase the farm gap between you and your opponent.
Ultimate mid laners:
Some mid laners are good even if you dont farm at all. You just have to wait for level 6 and play defensive with that kind of champions. Most of this champions focus on early kills since their difference is their superb ultimates. Akali,Syndra,Talon,Zed etc. This champions will try to use their ultimates on lane or in bot/top ganks whenever they have cooldown.
Things that you should care about:
-Wards! Always use pink ward on 1 side of the river and ward the other side constantly. Always buy blue trinket after level 9 so your totems might be permanent when they are not spooted. Also allows you to use totems from a good range. Decreases the CS loss since you dont have to walk.
-Check your minimap constantly. ıf you dont know where enemy jungler is do not push your lane. If you see your opponent in bot lane and if you know you cant be there in time always push the lane and use that opportunity to go shop and buy upgrades.
-Learn item and ward prices and always aim to farm in early game instead of killing your enemy. Kill attemps in early game are risky and it may leave you with %10 hp without summoners which makes you a good target for enemy jungle even if you go base and turn back with full hp.
-Always check your enemies stats. If they have more magic resist than you expected buy penetration items etc. And know when you can deal how much damage. Do not enter useless trades. If you know you are weak on 1v1 trades wait for your jungler and play safe.
-Deal damage to enemy turret whenever you can and ward your bot/top lane whenever you lose sight of your opponent.
-When your Jungle pings for Dragon,Rift Herald and Baron you need to be there and you need to be there without showing that you actually move there. So shove mobs orgo behind your turret and dont be seen!
Runes are standart runes for most mid laners.
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Masteries is good since your w deals damage per/second so you can proc your thunder as much as you can. and your q/w combo even more stronger with Thunder mastery tree.
Most people try to complate Frost Queen's Claim nowadays but I don't. I strongly believe that Morgana's best feature is to be able to ulti 2-5 people with (e) on herself nad when enemy try to focus you down you can just press your zhonya and watch your enemies getting caught with mass cc while they are taking lots of damage. Also morgana Cooldowns are really high so if you miss a skillshot you basicly die to assassins or enemy adc. So it is important for you to have Zhonya's Hourglass . So I complate Zhonya first then I build rest of the items depending of the enemy composition.
If enemy have magic resist build: Void Staff
If enemy has hp based tanks build: Liandry's Torment
If enemy has champions that can slow you build : Rylai's Crystal Scepter
If enemy have champions that can regen fast build: Morellonomicon
Most people use q to start their combo but i find it wrong. Especially after level 6 your goal is to optimise your cc timers.
Get close to your enemies ( like really close, as if you wanna hug them) by using flash or by just walking. Use your (e) on yourself press your (r) even if your enemies flash they cant get away from your range since you are literally hugging them. When your 2nd ulti tick stuns enemies use your (w) on your enemey and use your (q) right away and watch your enemies die. You can spam ctrl+4 or ctrl+3 meanwhile or make a sandwich since Morgana q snares enemies for ages! :)
Passive: Gives you spellwamp
(q): Snares your enemies (Not stun be careful if your enemies ranged they can still attack you)
(W): Creates aoe which deals damage to enemies. More damage when they are low hp
(e): Shields any target againist magic damages and cc
(r): makes a boudn with you and enemies in range (which deals damage) than if they stay in range enough deals a secondary damage and stuns enemies.
Morgana is good on pushing lanes fast. So focus on farming and in late games seek good opportunities to flash dive into 4-5 enemies and use your ultimate on them. If you feel uncomfortable you can always use your zhonya and black shield.
In ranked game as a Morgana mid laner your primary goal is to destroy your enemy mid lane turret fast. You can safely push lane with morgana. Her (E)- Black Shield makes her hard to gank/cc. Dont forget to push lane and go to base whenever you can since Morgana gets strong with items a lot.
Instead of reading every detail you can watch Plat Elo Full Gameplay video if you like.
Pros / Cons
-Can Start Teamfights
-With Zhonya+ ulti you can deal tons of damage while ccing your enemies
-Spellwamp(passive) gives her great sustain in lane
-Black Shield save lives.
-Mana Hunger in early stage
-Weak vs Ad mdi laners
-Requires good skillshot skills.
Creeping / Jungling
after level 5 you will be able to kill small creeps with 1 (w) and you need to aa the big ones. So wait creeps to take position on lane. Be patient and use your (w) to cover melee and range minions at the same time.
In teamwork/teamfights your job is to catch enemy adc/apc with your q while sieging. Since q snare is the longest cc in game your team will have window of opportunity to kill that target.
In teamfights your job is to get close as many enemies as you can and press (r) if they focus you just use your zhonya and after your 2nd ulti thick you can q-w one target and get away. Since you ahve high cooldowns after that you gotta retreat and let your team clear the low health ppl. Do not overstay your auto attacks will be useless in late game.
Thank you for reading my guide. If you have any questions please ask them in comment section.
See you guys late and Have fun in your games!