Mordekaiser Build Guide by Greenhero55
Mastery Tree Is Outdated
WARNING: These masteries are still using the old tree and have not been updated to the new tree by the guide author. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
I re-required comment to vote since the amount of trolls have been lowering my build.
With the Nerf On Hextech's Spell Vamp to 12%, this nerf is enough to dent our early game, but will be easily corrected by Will of the Ancients, Will of the Ancients will serve it's purpose well even with the 5% spell vamp reduction.
'During the most recent winter solstice - when no other night during the year is longer - a being like no other emerged from the forgotten alleyways of Noxus. Standing eight feet tall, and concealed within a razor-sharp armored shell, he came to be known only as Mordekaiser. The nature of what lies beneath his metallic carapace is a popular subject of speculation. Many allege that he is a mortal man with a heart that has hardened to iron. Others insist that he is a dark specimen of the undead. But there are some who whisper warnings that he is merely a foreshadowing of something terrible and unprecedented yet to come. Despite the public conjecture and curiosity, none have discovered what lies beneath his alloyed exterior. What is known is this: Mordekaiser arrived unannounced at the Institute one day and, with a rasp that crept ice up the spines of all within earshot, requested to join the League of Legends.
Upon glimpsing his fearful visage, most keep their distance, fortunately unaware that his touch bears a sinister scourge. Those who stumble within his grasp fall victim to incurable maladies. In fact, Mordeakiser seems mystically attuned to sickness, as if it feeds and comprises part of his chilling essence. He now stalks the slums of Noxus, drawn to the plague-ridden and diseased. However, there is something in his clever tactics, something in his noble stance, and something in the tone of his unearthly commands that has led many to believe that Mordekaiser is more than just a foot soldier. Some see the distinguishing characteristics of a general. While many have learned to accept the evidence of this unsettling possibility, a lingering questions keeps them wary at the witching hour: if Mordekaiser is a general, what nightmarish legion lurks at his command?
"The common perception is that the encompassing armor protects him, I fear that - for the fragile time being - it actually protects us." - Rozuel Fecirem, Arch Adjudicator, noted in Mordekaiser's eligibility evaluation.'
Since old patches, Mordekaiser has been thought to be obsolete and one of the low tier champions. Though a recent patch has made Mordekaiser's Siphon of Destruction and Iron Man more suitable and in my opinion, OP again. This build will utilize Mordekaiser's Wide range, Ability Power, Magic Pent., and obnoxious use of Spell Vamp to make the most out of his damage and surivability.
*Notice* :This is my first build, and would accept any comments you may have.
Greater Seal of Vigor - These Seals will help you with your early game, while you lack the amount of spell vamp to retain your hp, while you use self damaging skills and solo top or mid. If riot removes the health cost on the spells just get flat AP.
- These Marks give you more of that necessary Ability Power Pent., that you so need, that will allow you to slice the enemy like butter.
- These Glyphs combined with your starter item and your Masteries will give you a steady incline of Ability Power through out the entire early game, which allows you to build up your Iron Man faster and at a more constant rate.
- These Quints. allow you to deal more damage and build up your Ability Power, and passive at faster rates, with the combined forces of Runes, Starter Items, and Masteries.
Mastery Offense Tree:
Mental Force : Only put three points into this mastery and put the other point into Summoner's Wrath , since this only gives 1 AP per point, and Summoner's Wrath Gives five.
Havoc : This mastery just flat out increases our total damage by 1.5%, which allows us to farm and kill enemy champions quicker.
Defense Mastery Tree
Hardiness : Hardiness provides us with 6 more Armor early game which makes our Iron Man more tankable, so again you would take less damage.
This covers your basic needs on Mordekaiser's needs for masteries.
: This will give you the extra 20 Magic Pent, and enough Magic Pent to start doing serious damage.
: Upgrade your Hextech Revolver into Will of the Ancients. This will give your nearby allies 30 AP and increase you and their spell vamp to 20%. You should be at about 120 AP by now.
: This Item will make you a bit more tanky to the enemy caster champions, while increasing your damage, and creating an aura which lowers the magic resist of nearby enemy champions by 20( AKA 20 more Magic Pent.
: Your final item Congrats. This Item will give you about 680 AP with it's passive which increases all of your Ability Power by 30%.
Extras: Get Elixir of Brilliance and Elixir of Fortitude for extra HP and AP after you obtain all of your items.
: This skill is mainly used to farm minions, so just spam ahead. This skill is really effective against those champions who charge you on there own, since this has increased damage when it hits only one enemy. You can level this earlier than Creeping Death if you wish.
The second purpose of Creeping Death is to apply this to when you're about to get ganked or saving an ally who could use that extra armor and magic resist from dying.
*Tip* Don't be afraid to ult a nearby enemy champion if you're on the verge of dying.
Now, to what makes Mordekaiser ' Mordekaiser'. This is one of the best passives in the game. When you deal damage with your skills 35% of that damage is converted into a second health bar, which absorbs damage before your 'real health' gets damaged.
Strong Early, Mid, and Late
Great Passive, Iron Man
Low Hit Points Early Game
Lack of Buffs
Weak Against Burst Champions
Often Called a Troll Build
Enemy Team may QQ
This will also give you a nice farm of minions to yourself while you reduce the farm of those casters.
Mordekaiser is in my opinion a great character in getting an enemy player off your teammate with the W(On Ally)+E+Q+R combo.
Mordekaiser is decent at initiating team fights since he can dish out so much damage to a group.
Also, it is essential for Mordekaiser to focus the enemy carry with Children of the Grave first to warn the enemy carry to back off and if he continues congratulations you just got fed a little more and finish off the carry with R+Q+W, then just use the enemy carry to wipe out all other enemy heroes.
Also with your Will of the Ancients and Abyssal Scepter, you will be the your teams AP users best friend.
: This skill provides a quick getaway, when you need to back off early game, since you lack buffs or CC. This skill comes in handy Mid and Late game when you need to chase enemy champions down quickly.
: This skill is a must on Mordekaiser, since it provides 5 extra AP while it is on C/D, and it is a deadly combo when used with Children of the Grave.
: This skill is a substitution for Ghost, If you would rather slow some one down to kill them quicker, but it gives you the lack to get away from groups of champions.
: Another substitute for Ghost, which is more for ganking and quickly jumping through walls.
: There is no use for needing mana recovery, since Mordekaiser does not use mana.
: You should not need heal since you have a 2nd health bar which is quickly recovered, and you will have enough spell vamp to avoid needing to use heal.
This concludes the end of the idea that Mordekaiser is back on the train, Well at least I know he is for me. If you have any questions or additions to my guide please leave a comment or private message me. Let the black armored knight of magic rise again!
*Notice* :This is my first build, and would accept any comments you may have.
Champion Rankings vs Morde
List Of All Champions vs Mordekaiser (In My Experience}
* Easy Feed
** Pretty Easy
*** Normal, Not Hard
***** Avoid Completely
? Yet to Test
Brand ***** Very Painful Bursts that keep you from farming.
Dr. Mundo ***
Evelynn ** Just watch for the ganks.
Fizz **** Bursts
Garen ***** Just switch lanes now, he has speed, silence, and dmg you can't take.
Jarvan IV **** His Ult will have the entire team focusing you so quickly.
Lee Sin ***
Master Yi *
Miss Fortune *
Mordekaiser *** ( Skill vs Skill )
Morgana **** (AVOID)
Riven **** - Larger Burst
Sejuani *** - Just watch out for those ganks.
Sivir ** -Pretty darn squishy
Teemo **** (Beware of Poison)
Tryndamere **** (Beware of Feeding)
Twisted Fate *
Twitch ** Just watch for those early ganks, and you have this.
Veigar **** Beware of Long Stun and Powerful Bursts That Can Shred You
Xerath *** A bit harder of the casters to kill because of the range he has.
Xin Zhao ****
Yorick ***** Just Switch lanes now, he depletes your armor in seconds, and heals any dmg you deal.
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