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League of Legends Build Guide Author TheUn4givenRage

Unforgiven's Guide: How to Build a Successful Mordekaiser

TheUn4givenRage Last updated on May 20, 2012
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cjgrimmreaper (2) | June 27, 2012 4:19pm
Still a relevant guide and written quite well. Cheers, mate.

+1
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Helgasst (11) | June 27, 2012 6:37am
well writen guide! keep it up! im waiting more guides from you!:)


Check out my jungle Blitzcrank guide my guide
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GR7M | June 26, 2012 4:14pm
Tried it and there is not enough damage
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TillTheWorldEnd | June 18, 2012 7:44am
Always Siphon of Destruction before using Mace of Spades to proc Lich Bane.

Can I know what is the system is working? Coz I am quite confused with Lich Bane.

Also I heard someone said that directly using Q and then the Lich Bane proc will turn to become magic damage. Is that true?
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NicknameMy (152) | June 10, 2012 4:21am
This guide is heavily outdated. WotA got nerfed and it is now better to leave it at Hextech Revolver. Deathfire Grasp was changed and now suites perfectly on morde. Because morde is all about bursting 1 target down and getting dat ghost. And Lich Bane isn't that good anymore aswell. Zhonya's Hourglass is now a perfect item choise, it also heals you up if you ult+shield and then press the active.

Also, this guide layout is confusing. Order it.
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Within Astray | June 8, 2012 10:33am
Upvoted. I found it really useful while building my mordekaiser!
The only different thing is the order:
I start with an amplyfing tome and a health pot, if i can lane well, after the first B i should be able to buy the hextech revolver.
i decided to start like this so i can lane better without recalling too much, even in case of aggressive champs.
Then its +2 movement shoes time and after that the will of the ancients.
AFTER the Rylai's i usually get a VOID STAFF.
If morde gets too op, the tank - and the others too - could get a little magic resist, so E wouldnt be that much of an harass/killmove.
after the void staff i go on with your build. :D
This comes from a level 21 Summoner, so not a pro but not a newbie too ^^
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DemnSlyr (2) | June 7, 2012 11:23pm
Amazing guide, I got a full build and ended up 2 shotting their carries. Sorcs boots-WOTA-Rylais-Lich Bane- Rabs- and the Gunblade. Freakin amazing.
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XotikBeast (6) | June 7, 2012 5:10am
MORDE ES NUMERO 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ForsakenM | June 2, 2012 3:45am
Your runes at the summary do not match the runes in your guide later on.

Same with your masteries....so, which do you rly use?
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Kyukatsuki | May 28, 2012 2:55pm
HOLY ****, BEST GUIDE EVER, OF ALL TIME!!!

Just went 31/2/10 rofl, solo top in a 3v5, and most of those kills were solo vs 2+, never got a penta kill, but highest game I've ever played omg xD, I'll post the stats when I get back lol.
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Nekrasaaya | May 27, 2012 7:52pm
I'm a little confused. Under the My Masteries section you say "My masteries for Damage Build Morde are 9/0/21". However, the sample masteries page you have displayed is 9/21/0. You have a very in depth explanation on the masteries you choose under Utility tree but I believe its from your old guide before they changed the masteries page.

Would you mind updating the My Masteries section to explain what you use in the Utility tree?
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Kyukatsuki | May 26, 2012 2:45pm
I think its important to include something about the 20% increase to attack damage and AP you get from a ghost pet, that has saved me so many times in 1 v 2+ fights where that extra big boost has made it possible to solo overwhelming odds lol.

Still tyvm for the guide, Mordekaiser is numero uno...
huehuehuehuehuehuehue
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likethestig | May 22, 2012 10:38pm
I would really like to see Rabadon in this builds main items. Bcs morde has a lot of dmg potencial.
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TreyDobe (4) | May 22, 2012 12:15am



I'm not Rage but I'll tell you why I don't like Mejai's. In theory it sounds really good, but smart enemies will make sure that they focus you down to make sure you never get that powerful. This is especially true if they have lots of hard CC (no Mord will survive piles of stuns, taunts, silences, and/or knockups). Also, if you ever die with a Mejai's, there's a noticeable lack of power when you come back to life. You don't want to be a lion one minute and a ***** the next.


Yea I found out the hardway what CC actually meant, the only thing I can do to counter it is to get some tenacity and some armor and make sure to move with a team that has CC themselves. Also later on if I do die but have a ton of gold and some ap power going for me already I do sell it to get something that doesn't rely on kills and assists but I usually get it early in game when I can sneak up on people and help gank to get an assist or two.
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OblivionWraith (5) | May 20, 2012 7:24pm
Shadow17 wrote:

Why did this expire today? It works really well :(


It expired because Rage hasn't been on in a long time to update it. But don't worry! I talked to him and updates WILL be coming soon :)
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OblivionWraith (5) | May 20, 2012 7:23pm
TreyDobe wrote:

Just joined the site and read up on this guide before using this guy in battle, it really helps and it shows how effective this dude can really be! I have noticed a really good item you didn't put up there that I think is a decent suggestion if you crave AP early on in the game and have good allies to help back you up. The Mejai's Soulstealer is perfect for this guy, it's cheap and the more assists and kills you get, the more AP he gets per stack which can stack up to 20 times! Best thing is that if you do manage to get it up to 20 then the cooldown for all your skills get a sweet 15% cooldown reduction and you basically gain about 160 AP :)

Let me know what you think about this suggestion and ty for this awesome guide~


I'm not Rage but I'll tell you why I don't like Mejai's. In theory it sounds really good, but smart enemies will make sure that they focus you down to make sure you never get that powerful. This is especially true if they have lots of hard CC (no Mord will survive piles of stuns, taunts, silences, and/or knockups). Also, if you ever die with a Mejai's, there's a noticeable lack of power when you come back to life. You don't want to be a lion one minute and a ***** the next.
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Shadow17 (1) | May 19, 2012 10:16pm
Why did this expire today? It works really well :(
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TreyDobe (4) | May 18, 2012 12:24am
Also I sorta went back through the guide and saw the second part talking about all the changes they made to him and how he sorta handicaps himself with his skills and that he shouldn't be considered a tank. Had someone keep saying fail tank cause I couldn't keep him alive :\

Still love playing with him and I didn't know spell vamp meant vampirism so I take it that book that gives the spell vamp should be purchased as soon as possible to keep you from killing yourself xD
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TreyDobe (4) | May 17, 2012 3:08pm
Ro7770 wrote:

why dont you use Void Staff on your Mordekaiser built ? Dont you think it is a good iteam to use ?


Hmm this is really good, love that magic penetration, instead of getting the Sorcerer's Shoes I can get the boots that reduce cooldown and get the Void Staff ty for the comment Ro :)
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Ro7770 (1) | May 17, 2012 1:45pm
why dont you use Void Staff on your Mordekaiser built ? Dont you think it is a good iteam to use ?
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TreyDobe (4) | May 17, 2012 12:53am
Just joined the site and read up on this guide before using this guy in battle, it really helps and it shows how effective this dude can really be! I have noticed a really good item you didn't put up there that I think is a decent suggestion if you crave AP early on in the game and have good allies to help back you up. The Mejai's Soulstealer is perfect for this guy, it's cheap and the more assists and kills you get, the more AP he gets per stack which can stack up to 20 times! Best thing is that if you do manage to get it up to 20 then the cooldown for all your skills get a sweet 15% cooldown reduction and you basically gain about 160 AP :)

Let me know what you think about this suggestion and ty for this awesome guide~
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Zeonae (1) | May 15, 2012 10:59am
Did 13/2/19 in my first game with Morde. Thank you so much for this guide, it helped me a lot. :D
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OblivionWraith (5) | May 12, 2012 5:23pm
@Trenditon You are my hero. I wish I could troll/noob-bust as well as you can.
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OblivionWraith (5) | May 12, 2012 5:19pm
ReFreakWdZ wrote:

Would you ever consider replacing your Hour Glass with a Death Fire Grasp in your full offense build?

Just random numbers out of my head but if you have 200AP the DFG should do something around 33% of the champions current health and then you can ULT doing somewhere around 35% - 40% of their maximum health leaving them with something like 32% - 27% health. After that you can easily burst them down with Q and E. Ive used the following set up around 10 games now and I generally find it easy to get aggressive against some of the more health heavy champs.

Sorcerer's Boots
Death Fire Grasp
Will of Ancients
Crystal Scepter
Lynch Bain
Guardian Angel


Wow, I didn't think of using Deathfire Grasp before! Now that it's been made more viable for Mordekaiser I think I'll try it out!
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OblivionWraith (5) | May 12, 2012 5:17pm
Rag3r wrote:

wow this guide is very good i have won 9/9 of the game i played +1 from me but one thing u should be more detailed and show us start items etc. thanks for the help


I think he does show start items, but I can help you out. If you're going against someone with a non-skill shot mage (ex: Annie), go Regrowth Pendant. Against a skill-shotter like Morgana or against someone like Garen I would go boots+3 pots. Some people don't like to use Doran's Shield; however, I do tend to use it sometimes.
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LaconicBacon | May 10, 2012 9:00pm
Great build, works really well. +1
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samanx (1) | May 10, 2012 1:14pm
Wow, this build is amazing, i like it verymuchand +1 from me!
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Alphamuffinz | May 9, 2012 8:18pm
with the changes to deathfire grasp, you basically one shot the ad carry if you DFG, ignite, and ult them
its ridiculous. I believe you should add it to some kind of item build.
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Roneld3444 | May 6, 2012 10:17pm
Void staff should be in the power items, I think atleast. Not sure if you talked about that already or not. Other than that great guide, +1. Gonna go buy Morde now.
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ReFreakWdZ | May 6, 2012 5:38pm
Would you ever consider replacing your Hour Glass with a Death Fire Grasp in your full offense build?

Just random numbers out of my head but if you have 200AP the DFG should do something around 33% of the champions current health and then you can ULT doing somewhere around 35% - 40% of their maximum health leaving them with something like 32% - 27% health. After that you can easily burst them down with Q and E. Ive used the following set up around 10 games now and I generally find it easy to get aggressive against some of the more health heavy champs.

Sorcerer's Boots
Death Fire Grasp
Will of Ancients
Crystal Scepter
Lynch Bain
Guardian Angel
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Rag3r | May 4, 2012 1:52pm
wow this guide is very good i have won 9/9 of the game i played +1 from me but one thing u should be more detailed and show us start items etc. thanks for the help
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Trenditon (22) | May 3, 2012 5:06pm
Catchdown wrote:

I heard you wanted opinion why people downvote your guide? I somehow manage to agree with them. So how come?
Runes are disgusting; not only you present ZERO variety, you say that you should always use flat AP glyphs and flat AP seals if we are going mid. I am already ready to hit you with a brick for that. You never knew that mordekaiser scales best with resists, so you should use armor on seals in ANY case, since you will need it anyways and 1.4 armor > 0.5 AP somehow?
Glyphs are even worse here. Who would use this 1.2 AP over per level ones? And not only that. If you go for full damage, you are here to get 2 mpen glyphs for that 10 total mpen, and then top it off with AP/level, which, btw, surpasses flat on level 7.
Variety on quintessences? FLAT AP USE FLAT AP... I lol'd. Reason for not using SV quints, what I read, was "not dealing enough damage early game!" While mordekaiser goal in early game is to farm every single creep he can and not even touch enemy until higher levels. Oh, and MS is also here. Which are pretty awesome runes.
Runes criticism end.
Masteries criticism begins.
I looked at them.
I realised that any newbie who would want to use mordekaiser will probably get into case of going vs AP with 3 points in armor instead of 3 points in MR, because you haven't specified that in guide anywhere.
You also took 3 ap over 3 AD, which is actually a key mistake, since mordekaiser can find a use for a bit of AD, especially early game. And besides, if i'm to choose between 500 AP and 500 AD, guess what.
I see you taking indomitable, but I don't see you using that mastery, which gives us 2 damage block vs minions. WHY?! Do you understand that with undomitable and resists you have here melee minions attack you for about 3, and ranges for about 8. The thing is, when you are gathering cluster of minions and fighting enemy champion, i'd prefer these melees to deal 3 times less damage for 2 points!
Vigor is ****, btw. To think you are using it over any decent defense mastery, for example evasion or what I mentioned above.
There is also a lot of other viable mastery sets, such as 21/9/0 or even 9/0/21. That wasn't covered(myself prefer defense though).
Masteries END.
Items...
I see what you did here. You are starting with doran shield for top, and although that's understandable, it looks like your guide says to me: LET'S GO LANE VS AP WITH DORAN SHIELD 1!1!1!1!.. that's about it.
Item explanations are all weird. The most weirdest point was finding out that top1 damage build huehuehue decided not to include DFG+lich bane, which are actually amazing items.
DFG is amazing even now, but after patch, I myself will be getting it as a staple item, it's just too awesome.
I usually don't buy rylai because 15% slow is not really addicting and HP is meh on mordekaiser.
Now, I can open up with double SV item GB+wota in case I am owning and be quite happy, as this will support my dominating state by a huge amount.
After incoming varus patch, however, i would suggest using gunblade as a staple item instead of wota if you are the only one who intends to get wota. Otherwise, get double wota.
TL;DR this guide features example of bad explanation and proved choices by nobody but author, which are obviously wrong.
-1. Here, you have deserved it.



I rofl at your stupidity sir <--(Just wanted to work that comment in early so you know the tone of this comment).

First off, flat AP quintessences are the best for morde early game, which is exactly what he said in concern to his runes. I would take 15 AP early game over 6% spell vamp any day, considering that translates into pretty amazing harassing potential by 'about' level 4, when Siphon of Destruction starts doing decent harass damage. Love how you think you shouldn't be thinking of even touching the enemy at low levels. Probably a low-level afk-farming mindset you picked up from playing master yi too long, if I had to guess.

Secondly, he explained starting items perfectly fine. As for Doran's shield, he already stated, and I quote, "This item should only be bought when you're going to solo top. It only should be bought if you're against an AD Melee character that requires to move in to harass you..." How in holy hell are you supposed to translate that into "use against casters mid lane lol"? And top 1 damage build? Seriously? He already explained that the point of this build is to become an "anti carry", who has enough survivability to get in close, and then anough damage to take out the squishies in the back. His item setup reflects this, and DFG is for killing people with some decent health, and isn't great against people with low HP (like ranged AD and squishy casters, which is what he has built to destroy). Plus, what item would you remove to put DFG in? Rylai's? Cuz
(A) it's an amazing item on Morde in general, and
(B) it would gimp your HP to almost nill.
If you get stunned/silenced once, with that little HP, you're probably going to be target #1 cuz of no shield and being so squish.

Also, I can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to buy a Spirit Visage on Mordekaiser, especially if you're already pwning. + the fact that you made it quite clear that you think Rylai's Crystal Scepter is lack luster, yet you talk about building a Giant's Belt along with that SV and throwing in a WotA. What purpose does that giant's belt serve in the long term? Cuz Warmog's is **** on Mordekaiser in most cases, and I can't see you buying a frozen mallet as the benefits for morde are just too negligible. That is one of the stupidest builds I've seen for morde ( + + ). WotA is the only item there you should be building, unless you plan on getting Rylai's (which in all honesty you should).

On another note, yes, I think Deathfire Grasp is a great item if you're going AP carry Morde and already crushing, but if you read what this guide is based around, that isn't your job as anti-carry morde, and it's not something you should be packing if you're following this play-style.

Also, WotA is better than Hextech Gunblade for a number of reasons.
(A) Will of the Ancients is more cost effective, even after having its price increased in the latest patch.
(B) Hextech is now a somewhat overpriced item, and while nice to have, shouldn't be staple.
(C) WotA is great when you have two of them, but it's still amazing if you're the only one getting it. If noone else plans on getting this item, that makes it even MORE imperative that YOU pick it up, since it gives you so many benefits AND will help your team out a ton. You're reasoning on the dual WotA being the only reason to have it is severely flawed sir, and I suggest you revise it before showing your ignorance somewhere else as well. It could end up to be embarassing at some point.

Also, your mastery comments are rediculous; Vigor is way better than Tough Skin ever will be for morde, seeing as it works for you whether you're being attacked by minions or not. + Vigor helps with damage done to you by champions, and helps you to not kill yourself by spamming your skills over and over. Health regen is necessary for Mordekaiser, especially early game before you get any spell vamp. Tough Skin isn't very beneficial to anyone but junglers, and is half used to get to Bladed Armor anyhow. It's nice to have, but the other mastery choices were much more crucial. Plus, you said you shouldn't even think about harassing the enemy early game (loled at that statement so hard), so why in the world would you take a mastery that only helps you if you pull minion aggro early game?


Summing it up
Overall, your item choices make no sense (and he explained his fine, don't know if you have a hard time reading english or what), and your mastery gripes don't make sense at all. While his rune choices could use some variety, he is telling you what he believes works best with his playstyle, and he is doing so because this is a guide, and not the mordekaiser bible. Also, you obviously don't play morde well or at all if you can't see the benefit behing buying rylai's (replacing it with SV is just stupidity to the max). You also clearly have flawed reasoning where WotA is concerned, and Hextech gunblade as well. I'd ask you to refrain from commenting back with some haphazard and equally flawed refutation of my criticisms, but I realize that's asking a lot.

~Good day sir~


(oh and btw, I gave this guide a +1, cuz he actually does deserve THAT)
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DemnSlyr (2) | May 3, 2012 5:01pm
Amazing build, once I got Lich Bane, I started tearing sh*t up! +1 from me :D
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skinny | May 2, 2012 6:47am
I find morde still to be a wasted champ after the nerfs, do you agree? what he does any champ can do, aside from the ulti. Ap champs galore can do what he does and better. I used to be a huge fan of your mordekaiser guides even way way back. I dont have a problem with your guide i just fail to see the usefulness of my once favorite champion.
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Darkdefur | May 1, 2012 12:24pm
I must say this is THE best Mordekaiser guide. I just got 2 pentakills in one battle from it. AMAZING guide man.
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Dragonreaper | April 29, 2012 9:29pm
You said Morde doesn't work as a tank. I have played morde as tanks several times and each time we end up winning. Allot of people know that if you ignore morde, he will eat you and really be a huge pain. So they try to keep morde locked down. Every game I play with him the enemy keeps trying to keep me locked down, so I build him tank. Then by end game while they are trying to kill me to keep me locked down, my team takes them out while they are focusing me. And even as a tank I still to enough damage to be useful to my team other then just being a tank.
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Catchdown | April 28, 2012 7:08pm

Love the build and the champion. out of curiosity have you considered
nashors tooth instead of abyssal scepter or one of the other late game items. It seems to me like 25 CDR would translate into 25% more shield and improve survivability and dps. I know alot of times in team fights or 1v1s im very close and if i could just get off that one more spell it would chain for more shield and damage. thoughts? oh and +1 :)

It would translate into an even bigger amount, but it's still a ****py item because it gives nothing helpful for morde besides AP and CDR. Instead, consider DFG+stock of blue potions. Will be way better.
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Catchdown | April 28, 2012 6:59pm
I heard you wanted opinion why people downvote your guide? I somehow manage to agree with them. So how come?
Runes are disgusting; not only you present ZERO variety, you say that you should always use flat AP glyphs and flat AP seals if we are going mid. I am already ready to hit you with a brick for that. You never knew that mordekaiser scales best with resists, so you should use armor on seals in ANY case, since you will need it anyways and 1.4 armor > 0.5 AP somehow?
Glyphs are even worse here. Who would use this 1.2 AP over per level ones? And not only that. If you go for full damage, you are here to get 2 mpen glyphs for that 10 total mpen, and then top it off with AP/level, which, btw, surpasses flat on level 7.
Variety on quintessences? FLAT AP USE FLAT AP... I lol'd. Reason for not using SV quints, what I read, was "not dealing enough damage early game!" While mordekaiser goal in early game is to farm every single creep he can and not even touch enemy until higher levels. Oh, and MS is also here. Which are pretty awesome runes.
Runes criticism end.
Masteries criticism begins.
I looked at them.
I realised that any newbie who would want to use mordekaiser will probably get into case of going vs AP with 3 points in armor instead of 3 points in MR, because you haven't specified that in guide anywhere.
You also took 3 ap over 3 AD, which is actually a key mistake, since mordekaiser can find a use for a bit of AD, especially early game. And besides, if i'm to choose between 500 AP and 500 AD, guess what.
I see you taking indomitable, but I don't see you using that mastery, which gives us 2 damage block vs minions. WHY?! Do you understand that with undomitable and resists you have here melee minions attack you for about 3, and ranges for about 8. The thing is, when you are gathering cluster of minions and fighting enemy champion, i'd prefer these melees to deal 3 times less damage for 2 points!
Vigor is ****, btw. To think you are using it over any decent defense mastery, for example evasion or what I mentioned above.
There is also a lot of other viable mastery sets, such as 21/9/0 or even 9/0/21. That wasn't covered(myself prefer defense though).
Masteries END.
Items...
I see what you did here. You are starting with doran shield for top, and although that's understandable, it looks like your guide says to me: LET'S GO LANE VS AP WITH DORAN SHIELD 1!1!1!1!.. that's about it.
Item explanations are all weird. The most weirdest point was finding out that top1 damage build huehuehue decided not to include DFG+lich bane, which are actually amazing items.
DFG is amazing even now, but after patch, I myself will be getting it as a staple item, it's just too awesome.
I usually don't buy rylai because 15% slow is not really addicting and HP is meh on mordekaiser.
Now, I can open up with double SV item GB+wota in case I am owning and be quite happy, as this will support my dominating state by a huge amount.
After incoming varus patch, however, i would suggest using gunblade as a staple item instead of wota if you are the only one who intends to get wota. Otherwise, get double wota.
TL;DR this guide features example of bad explanation and proved choices by nobody but author, which are obviously wrong.
-1. Here, you have deserved it.

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BinarySorrow (1) | April 27, 2012 1:44pm
Love the build and the champion. out of curiosity have you considered
nashors tooth instead of abyssal scepter or one of the other late game items. It seems to me like 25 CDR would translate into 25% more shield and improve survivability and dps. I know alot of times in team fights or 1v1s im very close and if i could just get off that one more spell it would chain for more shield and damage. thoughts? oh and +1 :)
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tautvys92 | April 27, 2012 12:00pm
Nice build Overall, but I still prefer my own tank/AP combo with warmog, rabadon and rylai, zhonia...
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PouchOfLemons | April 26, 2012 6:13pm
Awesome guide man. The first three games I played were the first I ever played Mord, and I did GREAT using this guide. Thanks a LOT man. Keep up the good work, +1.
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tRiiBaL | April 26, 2012 1:01pm
ahri counters mordekaiser hard in mid because of the taunt and true dmg...
this build is easy to beat with magic resist and/or hp
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Mormonater | April 24, 2012 3:19pm
Awesome guide. Using this, I always dominate either solo top or mid, no matter who I am laning against. I always start with a regrowth pendant and health pot which i usually upgrade to force of nature after i buy a rylai's. With the movement speed, you can harrass with your E like there is no tomorrow, and often have the enemy team at half health before you even initiate.
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Bluetapeboy (17) | April 23, 2012 5:34pm
just was in a game, hextech+WotA spellvamp dont stack anymore... :(


sorry if previously said :P
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shadwskillz | April 22, 2012 8:13pm
løøøøøøøøveeeeeeeeeeee it <3<3<3<3
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shadwskillz | April 22, 2012 8:13pm
løøøøøøøøveeeeeeeeeeee it <3<3<3<3
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shadwskillz | April 22, 2012 8:13pm
damn what a good build i love it that build just saved the game i was afk 4 min and i used this build and i pawnd all tnx u
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Snuspausen (2) | April 22, 2012 12:21pm
+1 for me, tho I'd change some of the items.
Crystal scepter? No, big no from my side. You dont need the health/slow/ap from that item. I'd rather go for Wota, boots (cdr/merc/MP), gunblade, frozen heart, abyssal scepter and spirit visage, or drop scepter and visage and buy Rabadons + Hourglass. Thats how I play him, but this guide is really good and got a lot of info about morde and what not. ^ is how I play him in ranked, I'd play this in normals probally.
Ty for making this guide man !:)

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SUZIMA | April 22, 2012 5:06am
Excellent guide dude! Helped me pretty much.
And btw respect from Russian!)
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Bosshard | April 21, 2012 8:40pm
This just in: I is, in fact, possible to lose with this build

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Amatesamaru | April 21, 2012 12:53am
LOVE this build man. I started using this after a i came across it. i was playing morde for a while and had my own build similar to mine but just missing a certain organization and simplicity you put in this. I had a 12 win streak goin and thanks to an afker we lost the 13th but no biggie :P barely ever die more than 2 or 3 times a game. usually really early or if jumped. But I give you plus 10 internets sir. *tops hat* You are my sensei!
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Plati (3) | April 20, 2012 9:36pm
Love the guide, big +1 from me. The only thing I couldn't understand is why the runes you recommend are listed in the rune section but you have old runes in the top section? Maybe it just needs an update?
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Prolar (2) | April 19, 2012 2:17pm
With the recent nerf to Doran's shield do you still consider it a good item to start with? I went with the boots and health pots and had great results today 9/2/12 8 killing spree.
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AlmightyCWord (1) | April 18, 2012 10:34pm
I absolutely love Mordekaiser, I always have, and I always will. I was so very sad to see the nerfs, and now that Riot has buffed him again, he's right back to being the Murdertractor we all know and love, you just have to know how to do it right. Your guide spells it out perfectly, I love playing this champion and your guide has served to improve my gameplay with him by a LOT. Thank you for the time and devotion you've put into making this guide the wonder that it is.
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AntagonistOfHell (1) | April 18, 2012 5:53pm
Great guide!
It helped me a lot, even in my first time with morde i scored 13/2/9

Thank you very much, of course, thumbs up!

Keep it up!
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JerothLoL | April 18, 2012 7:59am
Excellent guide!
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il2jo247 | April 15, 2012 10:23pm
It wants to blow you... for $20.
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il2jo247 | April 15, 2012 10:22pm
Sexy guide broham. I like the use of ignite and ult together. I raped Brolaf's face off last game with true damage and DoT. he raged cuz i killed him with DoT when he was about to recall. LOLZ trolling is too much fun.
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orsonpig | April 15, 2012 8:30am
Just followed your guide on the last match and scored a quadrakill.
Good job.
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Morrgrath | April 15, 2012 1:27am
Great guide! Used you guide for my first game and I went 16/3/8. Really great in depth guide, helped a ton. Thanks for putting your time into the guide. 10/10
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LeVuc | April 13, 2012 3:02am
How do you counter xearath? he is fast and when you come in range he just get you a stun and run away...
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friebel | April 12, 2012 5:43am
About boots you say:"I can only think of 2 reasons why you would want to go this." Seriously? Well I haven't played with morde in mid(i'm doin it right now and lookin for guide). But in my opinion it'd be pretty good not just vs garen or udyr, i mean it's good to have boots early in mid, so that you could dodge enemy skillshots. And few pots helps you to sustain in your lane longer.
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Pobs | April 11, 2012 2:09am
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grey wind | April 10, 2012 11:07pm
How would you feel about getting Ionian boots instead or sorcerer's because you have almost no cdr so getting Ionian could easily mean the difference between getting an ult off or not. I tend to get Ionian boots and can use my ult pretty much every time I need to.
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PChoi95 | April 10, 2012 6:58pm
Unforgiven.... I love you.
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wolf42 | April 10, 2012 5:43pm
TheUn4givenRage,
Nice guide! I did enjoy reading this. I`m in the process of writing a guide myself. I`ve had fun playing Mordekaiser in ranked. I used this as my starting build with a few variations. My ranked games have gone real well such as 11/0, 10/1 and 6/0 consecutively ^o^.

However I would like to point out some things I find with the guide which I don`t 100% agree with:
The Glyphs: I think Greater Glyphs of Warding will do slightly more justice than flat AP. The reason behind it is that early game, MR values are low, and without the starting MR, Mordekaiser would be pressured against Singed, Karthus, Cassiopeia and other various AP champions.
The Quintessences: They`re all right I suppose. I prefer the Greater Quintessence of Vigor (the flat HP/5 runes) because they give 1.62 HP per second. 8.1/5 This is really efficient since your early game requires a lot of health to cast spells.

I think that your method is like this:
    Items for regen
    Runes for AP
This is my method:
    Items for AP
    Runes for regen

The reason behind my method is that I get Amplifying Tome as 1st item. This is because it builds into WoTA, whereas regrowth and Doran`s doesn`t. Of course it`s flexible but I think that Tome deserves to be the first item sometimes.

Items;
Lich Bane. It is a great item, I agree, however I would sport rushing Abyssal since you don`t want to become blown away by enemy AP champions, whilst if they stacked MR, your Abyssal would tear through the first 20. The mana part of Lich Bane I think is wasted too.
I`m just talking about your core item build at the beginning. ;)
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zizzle360 | April 9, 2012 1:31pm
this build is awesome! made the transition to morde so much easier. +1
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Evensen | April 9, 2012 8:32am
gotten alot of good games from using this guide 1+ :)
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Razjel (7) | April 7, 2012 10:08pm
I like ur build, changed masteries from offensive 2 deffensive, totally works out for me :))
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Alexsergey | April 5, 2012 11:01am
Never tried getting Lich Bane before. First game with it: 16-0

For those of you who don't like to build GA, it's a game saver. During my 16-0 game my team didn't have any AoE stuns or good pokes. So near end game, the enemy team would bait us down to their turret while their Nid got everyone to low hp from her spear, and we could not push to win even at 50 min mark. Finally I Leeroy Jenkins into them 5 v 1 and made Sona use her ult. After that, their whole team engaged, thinking they would win. GA got me back up, I busted my ULT and E, and got most of my hp back.


Just wondering why your cheat sheet and "My Runes/Masteries" sections don't line up. Have you been too busy to update or are the "My Runes/Masteries" sections your prefered play style while the cheat sheet is the cookie cutter build?
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DaNightmare2 | April 3, 2012 6:31am
well that's quite an awsome guide describing everything that someone needs to know about morde.Good Job and thank you!!+1
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FrostGuides | April 2, 2012 5:59am
i must say your guide is good and build too but i still go for the same items as allways being tank taking the ad carry is mostly fun but hate when teams got noone who u really can take except their tank lol

yeah true morde is good at dmg will of ancients supports well with the spell vamp and ult hits like hell even tough i mostly use it as a finisher or when low hp ofc

thumbs up for your build very well explained but i want u to test sumthin :P
write back if u wanna know what it is
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WinterWinds07 | April 2, 2012 5:42am
are you making any other builds? oh and great guide btw.. idk why but I always try to look at guides and read em even if I'm having a good day or not.. +1 oh and hope it works out for you.. in game and in real life LOL
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Im Prestigious | April 1, 2012 10:04pm
11-2 first time mord using this guide! thanks
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tRiiBaL | April 1, 2012 1:50pm
why dont you add to your "Countering Ghost Possibilities" Wukong?

btw the build is epic
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Rardy | April 1, 2012 12:14pm
wow just wow i have been using this website for a while and never made an account but when i saw your guide i just had to make an account to simply
+1 and favourite it :D . best guide ever went 21-2 first game with the hero using this guide!
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bigmidgeman | March 31, 2012 10:59pm
Has anyone used Morello's Evil Tome with Morde yet? I just started using it recently and I love it; it makes his abilities even more spammable while giving a decent amount of ability power. "+75 Ability Power +12 Mana Regen per 5 seconds UNIQUE Passive: +20% Cooldown Reduction" The faster you can dish out dmg the more dmg your shield will be blocking.
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Zoken01 | March 30, 2012 2:49pm
Has anyone consider taking Spirit Visage ?
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 30, 2012 11:32am
Druidik wrote:

Can someone help me out? I'm confused as to what the most recent build is for Mordekaiser. He put on the Sorceror's Shoes, Will of the Ancients, Rylais Crystal Scepter, Lich Bane, Guardian Angel, and Abyssal Scepter build but there are also more items down lower in the guide under the "Items" section. I was just wondering which set of items are the ones that we are supposed to follow now. (inb4 I assume that it is the items that I have listed above, but still unsure) An answer would be much appreciated! =]


The most recent build is the one in the updated section. That would be Sorc Shoes, Will of the Ancients, Rylai's, Lich Bane, Guardian Angel, and Abyssal Scepter. Personally, I consider the items under the "Items" section to be optional. I hope I helped :)
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Druidik | March 29, 2012 1:22pm
Can someone help me out? I'm confused as to what the most recent build is for Mordekaiser. He put on the Sorceror's Shoes, Will of the Ancients, Rylais Crystal Scepter, Lich Bane, Guardian Angel, and Abyssal Scepter build but there are also more items down lower in the guide under the "Items" section. I was just wondering which set of items are the ones that we are supposed to follow now. (inb4 I assume that it is the items that I have listed above, but still unsure) An answer would be much appreciated! =]
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bigmidgeman | March 28, 2012 10:02pm
I created an account just to vote this up. Morde is a beast. First game with this build -- with deathcap in place of Guardian Angel -- I wrecked the other team hard at 27-10-14 carrying my team to victory. He is an animal.
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paddystar11 | March 27, 2012 1:52pm
Hey thank you very much for this guide, i w dominated some games with morde:D
But one Question: i had big Problems against a Vladimir. Even in earlygame (lvl 2-3) he did more damage than i did, so i did not fighted with him.
What can you do against Vladimir?
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JoshWinks | March 26, 2012 5:43pm

Best game to date, might not be amazing to some of you but for a new LoL player I had fun!
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Raptoraft | March 26, 2012 12:54pm

Best game so far!

~~Raptoraft

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Raptoraft | March 25, 2012 8:04pm
I love you for this build!!!

So informative, shows the items to start with against certain lanes, explains why to pick and item instead of telling you that you need to build an item. VERY informative

9/10, only thing to update is your runes, I check your profile and noticed you are using MR per level runes. =D

~~Raptoraft
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JoshWinks | March 25, 2012 5:46pm
Question, are the runes and everything up to date? Has anyone looked into the spellvamp runes and such? Thanks in advance!

-Josh
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xMANSx | March 25, 2012 9:45am
Best guide! 22/6/23 Normal game +1
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BurpyTheLoud | March 25, 2012 3:19am
Just sayin´to ya look there


I would like to announce that Mordekaiser is still viable to play and still a lot of fun. To be honest, I like the changes they made to him because it makes him more challenging as a player and it gets rid of the fact that Mordekaiser should EVER tank because he’s not a tank. Personally I only see one way to play him now and that’s to go straight up ability power. Here are my games the past 3 days I played.

you said EVER instead of never
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Pobs | March 25, 2012 1:53am
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4237/omgsj.png -Marijuanajuan- i love this build<3
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 24, 2012 2:12pm
Here's an interesting question: Let's say there's someone on the enemy team, such as Warwick or Malzahar, who has a powerful CC (namely Suppression in this case). Considering that I (as Mordekaiser) am full AP and am very vulnerable to hard CC, it would be kind of stupid of me not to get a QSS. Where could QSS go in the build? I got mine in a game against a friend playing Malzahar after my WoTA and halfway to building Rylai's. Does anybody else has a suggestion? BTW I know that QSS is a good idea because getting it saved me from more Malz nukes than I can count.
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Harn | March 24, 2012 11:15am
I would tell you about my extensive Mordekaiser career, as well as how much your guidance has helped me throughout it, but I want to get straight to the point.
It's quite intriguing to notice that, when building another source of spell vamp after Will of the Ancients, the unique aura doesn't prevent additional spell vamp from being added. I invite you to experiment building a revolver right after Rylai's, for a total of 32% spell vamp. I've found this to be a nice boost to the build, without taking away too much gold.
Please, do try this and let all of us know if it is, indeed, another improvement to the build.
Thank you for improving the gaming experiences of many summoners, myself included.
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Tojini (2) | March 21, 2012 7:37pm
Very nice guide, check out my olaf build and dont forget to comment and vote

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/ultimate-olaf-offlegendary-build-195517
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Spartan116GR | March 20, 2012 11:00am
Morde is my favorite champion and for long i've searched for some guidance on how to built him and since yesterday , i had a rune page just ap. Now with this built, i have done my best 5 games ever! Only time will tell if it's the built but im sure it is. Thanks for your hard work , you just made one more Morde fan more than just a fan but more like a pro!
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Papacheese | March 19, 2012 11:14am
I like this guide a lot, gave it a favorite since it is that good. But I switch out a couple points of CR in the defense tree for the added damage reduction to AOE. I also don't grab the one point for improved Ignite in the offence tree only because I do not use Ignite often. So I pretty much follow this guide to a tee but a bit more personalized for my play style.

For what it is worth after reading this guide, this is the only Morde guide.
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Vern (25) | March 18, 2012 11:03pm
I've played Mordekaiser once so far and using this build I went 20/4 in dominion no joke. Free week Morde ftw!
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Defract | March 18, 2012 2:19pm
Thanks for this build :)

Also, shen can also stop you getting a ghost from someone with his ultimate
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Xeronn (75) | March 18, 2012 3:07am
It's been a while since I've posted here.
I enjoy carrying with Morde all the time xD Just like in this one

Clicky!
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Mr. Frodo | March 17, 2012 10:29pm
Quick fix: Kayle's ultimate makes her target immune to Damage from all sources, not spells. You can still target her, and spells will still hit her, she just won't take damage. CC also applies as well, so Mord's ultimate will still debuff her with the DoT.
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Mr Derpa | March 17, 2012 3:30pm
Yea! 2000th Vote. This is an AMAZING guide, I just went 48/6 with him! I made this account purely too vote this up! Nice guide!
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ppttailam (1) | March 17, 2012 2:05pm
+1 2,000th vote, great guide
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Vael#183181 | March 16, 2012 6:12pm
Works PERFECTLY, but I usally don't get a Guardian Angel, I take a deathcap instead.
It makes your passive and your spell vamp go crazy, with a deathcap even if I get focused I never find myself die.
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JungleKing (13) | March 16, 2012 3:38pm
Definetly +1. I went with your offensive items and in the late game had 500+ ap and about 2.5k hp. I got like 2 pentakills something I've only ever done with ww and that took alot of time white this was my 2nd day of mordekaiser.
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Veigar t3h yordle | March 14, 2012 6:53pm
WoW . just played 7 games using this build after reading it

3-7
2-4
5-3
7-2
0-0 after i forced them to surrender after harrasing the **** out of mid at 20:00

this build is GREAT
rate = 100%
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juanfrancoc | March 14, 2012 2:22pm
Thanks dude, awesome guide. I can see how Mord is great as an AP champ, but what i cant understand is why people dont think of him really often as a full tank. I mean, AP Mord is great to do Tons of dmg, but tank mordekaiser is great thanks to his shield. I mean no spell vamp or ap. Instead of spell vamp i use the combo Warmhogs and FoN to get back the health that i lose with my abilities, even better than spell vamp since you can regain helath just by standing up (obviously you dont get as manny health in team figths as if you were using spell vamp). Then i get armor, Raduin or Thornail works great. Finally Guardian Angel and that's it, you can tank anything, i've ben in a 5v1 situation under a turret and i can still get out alive. For the last item you can get whetever you like, zonyas, deathcape, rylais, etc.
I think of making a guide about it but i dont think people would like this. The Cons of this is that you dont get any CC since you dont get rylais at start, but is a really tanky build, tankier than Cho. I would like to know your opinion about it.
BTW really great guide, i love AP mord, too much dmg, but i dont think is the only way you can play him.
TY, Skealter
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Sparrank (3) | March 13, 2012 11:25pm
Great guide
I love guides that name the best situational items. That puts me in the right way

Thumb up!
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braskidaski2 | March 13, 2012 4:01pm
yorick screws morde over with his ult too. i main yorick and I wreck every team with a morde by using my ult right
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Lusien | March 13, 2012 10:31am
Awesome guide been a long time since I've played Morde and to be honest I never knew how to build him, overwhelming success with this guide thanks a bunch! +1
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LubangMayat | March 13, 2012 2:52am
the best guide ever! thank you sir
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divinu | March 13, 2012 1:21am
HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE XD - I got my first ever PENTAKILL thanks to this build! AAA+++

If i may add, early game i found that getting a Haunting guise actually did more damage. Eventually mid to late game i did switch it for Will of the Ancients but being cheaper it makes such a diff. Also Zhonia Hourglass proved to be much more effective than Guardian angel.

But still 532AP + Lich bane = 1.4k damage on Q ability XDXDXD

I killed akali and vayne in 3 hits lol XD

thumbs up for the build :)
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 12, 2012 4:03pm
Xeronn wrote:



It's a strong item definitely, perfect for Mord :P
and I'm surprised you've only just gotten it for the first time.
The games you play must go very fast.
To be honest, the match is usually almost over when I've obtained it in 3v3.


That's basically what happens to me. Every time I'm close to Lich Bane, they've surrendered either 10 seconds before or after I get it. Not sure if the surrender is related to me getting Lich Bane :P
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 12, 2012 4:00pm
Snuspausen wrote:

Great guide, really great info and such !
Tho, I want to replace the boots for the CDR boots. CDR boots + blue = 40% cdr (max). And as Mordekaiser, you want max cdr.
Your E will be at 3.6 sec cd, your Q will be at 3.2 sec...or 2.3 sec, cant remember tho, but other than that, AWESOME !


I haven't really tried CDR boots seriously, but from what I've heard from people who have used them you should only get them if you have some kind of health sustain (WoTA, for example). Otherwise, your health will fall noticeably just from spamming spells.
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Snuspausen (2) | March 11, 2012 11:58am
Great guide, really great info and such !
Tho, I want to replace the boots for the CDR boots. CDR boots + blue = 40% cdr (max). And as Mordekaiser, you want max cdr.
Your E will be at 3.6 sec cd, your Q will be at 3.2 sec...or 2.3 sec, cant remember tho, but other than that, AWESOME !
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pandarenZ | March 10, 2012 11:16pm
nice explanation. you just forgot that Wukong can clone himself making it a bit hard to use your Ult
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Xeronn (75) | March 10, 2012 3:25pm

Not sure how much I actually utilize the Lich Bane yet, but for now it seems to be working...


Lich Bane is great becaues Morde uses AP as his main damage stat, and Lich Bane converts 100% of your AP into your next basic hit, along with any AD that you have which also adds to the damage, which is why it is very strong. (TIP): Lich Bane is great against turrets because the basic attack works on turrets (and since the cooldown is only 2 seconds) use your abilities even if you don't need to, and you will bring a turret down much faster.

Happy playing ^^~
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EliteFerrex | March 10, 2012 12:10pm
Just started playing Morde, and this guide has made it pretty smooth so far. Not sure how much I actually utilize the Lich Bane yet, but for now it seems to be working. Might end up swapping it for a Deathcap or something. Voted +1!
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Xeronn (75) | March 8, 2012 8:03pm
HannyS-v-K wrote:

great build +1 i prefer Hextech Gunblade instead of lich bane and its just awesome ;)


Don't diss Lich Bane man xD
It is a very damaging item for Morde
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HannyS-v-K | March 8, 2012 8:37am
great build +1 i prefer Hextech Gunblade instead of lich bane and its just awesome ;)
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zoboran (2) | March 7, 2012 4:13pm
beast as build
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Scrumfen | March 7, 2012 12:05pm
The guide is perfect for 3v3 (have only played two matches with him in 5v5) I get an easy lane when i go up agaisnt trynda with this build
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Xeronn (75) | March 6, 2012 6:41pm

Finally got Lich Bane on Mord for the first time today (in a 3v3 game that lasted an hour -_-). All I can say is: O_O I had no idea it could hurt that much. Thanks for writing the guide that always kills my losing streaks :D


It's a strong item definitely, perfect for Mord :P
and I'm surprised you've only just gotten it for the first time.
The games you play must go very fast.
To be honest, the match is usually almost over when I've obtained it in 3v3.
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 6, 2012 1:08pm
Finally got Lich Bane on Mord for the first time today (in a 3v3 game that lasted an hour -_-). All I can say is: O_O I had no idea it could hurt that much. Thanks for writing the guide that always kills my losing streaks :D
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 6, 2012 1:06pm
Xeronn wrote:



Thanks for the input
I would say Abyssal Scepter since the flat AP, with a MR debuff goes well together and the extra MR for yourself is just a bonus.


Yeah, I'm more for Abyssal too honestly, although Zhonya's does not suck by any means.
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Xeronn (75) | March 5, 2012 7:48pm



Hmm...maybe Abyssal or Zhonya's?


Thanks for the input
I would say Abyssal Scepter since the flat AP, with a MR debuff goes well together and the extra MR for yourself is just a bonus.
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OblivionWraith (5) | March 5, 2012 3:17pm
Xeronn wrote:

Ok, if all goes well and I'm building the offensive items in order. 1)Sorcerer's Boots, 2)Will of the Ancients, 3)Rylai's Crystal Scepter, 4)Lich Bane and 5)Hextech Gunblade. What would be the next best offensive item to pick for 6) since Hextech Gunblade no longer stacks.

Any suggestions?


Hmm...maybe Abyssal or Zhonya's?
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Xeronn (75) | March 4, 2012 9:47pm
Ok, if all goes well and I'm building the offensive items in order. 1)Sorcerer's Boots, 2)Will of the Ancients, 3)Rylai's Crystal Scepter, 4)Lich Bane and 5)Hextech Gunblade. What would be the next best offensive item to pick for 6) since Hextech Gunblade no longer stacks.

Any suggestions?
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aefd | March 4, 2012 9:15am
The best way to play morde is to be mid because it allows you to carry late game and harass the other teams ap carry which is usually squishy. I build morde with seals of potency instead of armor if your laning mid
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Rzarector (2) | February 29, 2012 6:35am
this build is super nice
+1
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Arawra | February 25, 2012 6:36pm
Registered to say I love this guide.
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Ikaax | February 24, 2012 5:20pm
Amazing guide, here you got a shoot of my last games with it! http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4742/mordekaiser.jpg
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mando (1) | February 24, 2012 8:54am
AWESOME GUIDE! that sure is hard work. :P
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Schtauffen | February 23, 2012 9:20pm
I retract my previous statement.
21/9/0 is the way to go imo. You have hell-a-good harass and that extra AP keeps you charged up. My only beef is you don't have the extra CD, but after switching I won 4 games in a row with ridiculous KD ratios each game. Sadly my internet got messed up somehow and I get such terrible ping LOL is unplayable atm (learned this during a game and got a loss with Morde ending my streak :()

ISP guy can't make it out until Tuesday, but after everything is shipshape I'll be back in game wrecking folks.
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Schtauffen | February 20, 2012 10:04pm
I have been playing my favorite metal friend again, and think that 9/0/21 is still the way to go. Personally I don't think the defense tree offers enough for Morde to make it better than utility.
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Bregveleg | February 20, 2012 9:03pm
best mordekaiser guide ever.. helped me rape in matches since level 10 to level 30 <3
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AbsoluteBeing | February 20, 2012 12:44pm
I liek this build, made me win :D
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DrOats | February 19, 2012 10:19am
I love this build. I sometimes switch Abyssal Scepter for an Hourglass or Void Staff depending on how the game is going.
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OblivionWraith (5) | February 18, 2012 6:29am


It still should.


No, it does not. TheUn4givenRage actually had that as his build once, but he changed in once the Spell Vamp on Hextech Gunblade became unique in one of the recent patches. Sorry.
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Greenhero55 (1) | February 18, 2012 12:31am
Mal2103 wrote:

Does stacking Hextech Gunblade and Will of the Ancients still work?

It still should.
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drunken0elf (8) | February 17, 2012 6:53am
I'm looking for a cheap ip wise heroe. Was planning to buy trolldamere, but you definately changed my mind. Mordekaiser, here I come!

nice build btw.
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AndreasBBS | February 16, 2012 2:41pm
Please check my video based in this guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymjs3ZIvBMg

Help me getting to 1000 views. Don't forget to rate comment and subscribe :D
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Mal2103 (2) | February 16, 2012 8:38am
Does stacking Hextech Gunblade and Will of the Ancients still work?
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Soul786 (1) | February 15, 2012 1:43am
hey,many time im not good early agme with morde just late u ahve any tips how i can roll early to?
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Soul786 (1) | February 14, 2012 11:52pm
Well written guides,i just bught him at my smurf(lv 27) and i only get with naabs team got i get at least +10 kills everymatch but we lost cause my noob team... BUT +1 AWESOEM GUIDE
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Fernack | February 14, 2012 4:52pm
Oh men, I think unf4given's concept of a week is a little bit different of mine, it's almost a month since the last update XD. Not that I have a problem with this build but if u say that in certain time u are going to do something do it in that time, and if u don't have the time and don't really know how long are u going to take to do it don't put a deadline.
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Temzilla (211) | February 14, 2012 12:03pm
Fernack wrote:

hextech revolver spellvamp has been reduced... this change will affect the build?


Shouldn't.
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Fernack | February 14, 2012 11:58am
hextech revolver spellvamp has been reduced... this change will affect the build?
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SummerOfSun (3) | February 14, 2012 10:06am
This build Work with "Domination The Crystal Scar 5v5" ?

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OblivionWraith (5) | February 13, 2012 7:53pm
Am I the only one who has the issue that EVERY game that I play ends just after Rylai's? I've seen the massive power of Lich Bane Mord only once or twice...lol
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Lexu | February 13, 2012 2:43pm
You got some wrong dates there, we have 2012 now. :D
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darkfuzzles | February 12, 2012 5:33pm
ok, im really liking this build now ty <3
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iheartspanishiwa | February 11, 2012 7:22pm
Definitely staying as your 3nd item to go to. No exceptions "3nd"? the rylais part.
REALLY cool guide 10-1-11. lot of effort appreciate it bro! :D
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DeDovla (6) | February 11, 2012 2:23pm
TY for this guide, it's so good, but I found out that using Rabadon's Deathcap + Lich Bane (after the 3 core items) makes you deal massive damage! I used my Q on a Pantheon, and I dealt 1200 dmg, and right after that I fought a Shyvana and a Garen (they had like 3500 hp), and I managed to kill Shyvana, and take Garen to like 1500hp with me at like 1500 hp. All in all great guide, after the Morde buff this guide really oppened my eyes that the APkaiser is the way to go, and not Tankkaiser (like I used to play him before the nerf).
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Remacus | February 10, 2012 7:07pm
I had forever accepted that mordekaiser was ruined since his nerf. Even after his buff I was at a loss as for what to do. However, by chance I stubbled onto your guide in my bookmarks and discovered mordekaiser again. I loved playing as him, using his abilities to their best, in lane and out. The problem after the buffs wasnt mordekaiser, it was me. I needed to re-think the way I played mordekaiser. I built ap, I built spellvamp but not enough damage. This build, is amazing. It's all that I wanted from mordekaiser, the rhythm of his farm, is again possible with your build. I never felt so comfortable farming and laming with a champion as I have with mordekaiser. Thank you for re-releasing the murder emperor into my fingertips. I have gained a enjoyment with league again that isn't as easily corrupted by frustration. Thank you.
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Mikam | February 8, 2012 5:03am
Hi, i've main Mordekaiser pretty much since you'Ve created this guide. Let me say that's i've noticed the biggest damage increased since the last update. Here is a noteworthy score using all the items.

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OblivionWraith (5) | February 5, 2012 5:56am
PaBLoX wrote:

Mord used to be one of my mains (thanks to an older version of this guide btw), but since the shield nerf I stopped using him.

I just picked him as mid and got 16/4/11 carrying like a boss, thanks once again :D.

I don't know if it's a mistake, but in the beginning, the mastery tree look as 0/21/9, but then you say you like more the 9/0/21, something similar goes with the runes.

Last thing, since they couldn't ignore my dmg (you're right about Lich Bane), they started to focus me, specially a Tryndamere (and a Miss Fortune too), so I decided to get a thornmail. After that it was gg, if they ignored me, I rape them. If they focus me -and since this build is a bit beefy- they killed themselves, so in that context I think it was a quite a good choice. Any comments? :)


TheUn4givenRage switched to 9/21/0 masteries since in his opinion it was the best way to go for Mord. Ignore the 9/0/21 part. Only follow what's in the "updated" sections if you're looking for runes and masteries. Also, Thornmail is a fairly situational item on Mord. There are generally better options, but it sounded like you were against an AD-heavy team, so in that case Thornmail was a valid option. I remember a time when I faced a Master Yi, Twitch, and Irelia. Our Malphite got Thornmail, and after I got Rylai's (this was before the latest version of this guide) I got Thornmail too, and it was pretty much huehuehuehuehue from there =P
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ilias116 | February 5, 2012 5:18am
man why first will of the ancient. wouldnt be easier to grab the small spellvmp item(dont remember the name) and rush to relays as you used to do as well ?
im hoping to upgrade some parts because they are getting dust !!
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PaBLoX (4) | February 4, 2012 4:38pm
Mord used to be one of my mains (thanks to an older version of this guide btw), but since the shield nerf I stopped using him.

I just picked him as mid and got 16/4/11 carrying like a boss, thanks once again :D.

I don't know if it's a mistake, but in the beginning, the mastery tree look as 0/21/9, but then you say you like more the 9/0/21, something similar goes with the runes.

Last thing, since they couldn't ignore my dmg (you're right about Lich Bane), they started to focus me, specially a Tryndamere (and a Miss Fortune too), so I decided to get a thornmail. After that it was gg, if they ignored me, I rape them. If they focus me -and since this build is a bit beefy- they killed themselves, so in that context I think it was a quite a good choice. Any comments? :)
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Snuspausen (2) | February 4, 2012 2:52pm
Just the best AP morde (def, offensive) guide ! +1 from me.
Mid Ap morde is something which i've been seeing more and more. It dominates the late, and he cannot rly be out harrasset by 1 champion. Tankyap morde was like the Meta before, now its back to goodold' AP !
beast guide man, BEAST !
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postwardrip | February 4, 2012 1:42pm
i usually take both hextech gunblade and will of the ancients on mordekaiser because the spellvamp stack and you can live forever with those 2items and a rilay's/rabadon
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xKingz | February 4, 2012 12:51pm
Hey man great build I love using this I hope you do some more builds like this maybe on Ziggs
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Rawrplus | February 4, 2012 3:49am
Some scores using this build

One of best guids here. Sort of hybrid / unexpected build but works better than I ever expected. Definately recommend this one
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OblivionWraith (5) | February 2, 2012 7:51pm

Nice build, but how about a Zhonya's Hourglass instead of Guardian Angel? You get armor and you get more AP. You already have MR from Abyssal Scepter and I don't think you need more. As for the active effect of Guardian Angel most of the time you get a second life just to wind up dead again, never found it helpful...at all...


My games almost never make it after Rylai's (either we mop them up or we fail), but I personally agree with you in replacing GA with Zhonya's. And I'm using MR/lvl glyphs since I don't have flat AP glyphs. Other than that, this build is golden.
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Apotheosis (141) | February 2, 2012 7:39am
Sounds like you need to be with the team more often :P Map awareness anyone?
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madalin120988 (23) | February 2, 2012 2:22am
Nice build, but how about a Zhonya's Hourglass instead of Guardian Angel? You get armor and you get more AP. You already have MR from Abyssal Scepter and I don't think you need more. As for the active effect of Guardian Angel most of the time you get a second life just to wind up dead again, never found it helpful...at all...
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MonkRogan47 | February 1, 2012 6:46pm
man this guide is amazing in every way. Ive been playing morde for a while now and i sensed i was lacking in something, but now i know what im missing. +1 form me man. now i can destroy them or defend more then ever. my build was similar but after my 4th item i didn't know what to get. so thank you
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Temzilla (211) | January 31, 2012 5:54pm

So, WoTA Spell Vamp reduced to 20% next patch. Ouch. However, it probably won't kill Mord.


WotA was too cheap.

Honestly, I think they should just make it more expensive, not nerf it.

I'll switch to gunblade when it goes to 20%.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 31, 2012 5:49pm
So, WoTA Spell Vamp reduced to 20% next patch. Ouch. However, it probably won't kill Mord.
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smiLiwaT (25) | January 31, 2012 1:44pm
This guide is just so good ! When he was free i went mid vs ap ez and when he had 40 creeps i had 140 creeps
All wraiths were, their jungler got only 1.st spawn
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mullatof | January 30, 2012 12:12pm
Love the guide i'm at 10 straight wins with it on Eu normal matches :)
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Angstgegner | January 30, 2012 7:10am
rlly rlly good guide bro!
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 29, 2012 5:47pm

Please create an updated mastery tree to reflect the offense/utility build. I can't figure out EXACTLY the amount in each skill you have for utility. I really like the defense build though.


I think TheUn4givenRage is just sticking with the defensive build. I think he said it offers so much more that Mordekaiser can use than the utility tree, or something along those lines.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 29, 2012 1:42pm
ronnie425 wrote:

basically i had a hard time to find and understand, how you want us to play him by your guide. make a chapter with more detailed description of how to play him, eventually you should make a video to show, and you will get my thumb up


Hopefully there will be more updates coming soon (especially a revamped Mastery section) and a video guide, I really want to see him play a game out! :D
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 29, 2012 1:40pm

As defense style, is better Randuin's Omen than a thornmail???


I feel that Randuin's Omen does much more for Mord, unless you're facing someone like Master Yi who can't be slowed (during his ult) or you're facing an entire AD team (which was a huge mistake on your enemy team's part).
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LoL-Guides1 (2) | January 29, 2012 11:42am
Crazy LoL Guide you made dude. +1 for you!
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Bulld0zerss | January 29, 2012 7:28am
As defense style, is better Randuin's Omen than a thornmail???
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CoffeeMaster | January 28, 2012 7:49pm
Please create an updated mastery tree to reflect the offense/utility build. I can't figure out EXACTLY the amount in each skill you have for utility. I really like the defense build though.
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MC10 (2) | January 28, 2012 12:02pm
Nice guide!
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ronnie425 (1) | January 28, 2012 7:36am
basically i had a hard time to find and understand, how you want us to play him by your guide. make a chapter with more detailed description of how to play him, eventually you should make a video to show, and you will get my thumb up
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bsurma (30) | January 28, 2012 4:29am
kadun wrote:

Have you trid spellwamp runes?

He mentioned it in the guide and said it was not worth it.
Quite understandable, 6% Spell Vamp is not that big of a deal compared to 3 MP quints or flat AP quints.
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ohsexyjohnny | January 28, 2012 2:32am
Great work m8 :D i love your guide i try it and it OWNS i have a question for you can you tell me a good combo champion with morde if i have to lane with some1??thnx!!
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X da Reaper (35) | January 27, 2012 7:01pm
AMAZING build, really, I was never able to get good use out of old mordy till I tried this one.
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Bhop360 | January 27, 2012 5:09pm
TBH I made my mobafire account just to comment on your guide. I have had trouble getting out of elo hell for the absolute longest until i went to my old account "Bhop360" and saw that the stats had been reset since i played ranked before level 30 on it. I began using Morde with your build for the first time and I've carried horrendous teams to victory several times. Thanks a bunch for all the help, great guide! +1 from me
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 27, 2012 5:03pm
No1 vot wrote:

Nice build... I played only 4 times with morde and i won all thx to this guilde... Ty a lot +1 (anyway how to write out +1 at the top of the comment?)


That only happens if the author (TheUn4givenRage in this case) sets it to "Comment to Vote," and it's not set up for this guide. This guide really is awesome; it's the reason why I joined MOBAfire! :D
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juanmi1997 | January 27, 2012 4:30pm
Hi ! Realy nice guide ! Its realy cool how u explained everything, items skills , all !
I want to show u what i made with this , just that i was realy fed and after Lichs Bane i bought Rabadon , and then Abbysal ....
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No1 vot | January 27, 2012 11:07am
Nice build... I played only 4 times with morde and i won all thx to this guilde... Ty a lot +1 (anyway how to write out +1 at the top of the comment?)
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BigOneThree | January 27, 2012 7:20am
abit of a new guy here but anyways, after some twiddling and thinking i went ahead with buying morde with the ip i saved up orignally for kassadin. Anyhoo, your build is great, and my 1st game got 11/0/18. AWESOME BUILD :D
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kadun (16) | January 27, 2012 2:38am
Have you trid spellwamp runes?
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cupnoodels | January 26, 2012 7:44pm
Such an amazing guide
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XeresAce (90) | January 26, 2012 1:38pm
WOAH , second game with morde i got 270 cs and 11/8/12
CARRIED MY TEAM LIKE A BAWZZZZZ
got full build but kinda changed it
Sorc shoes
WoTa
Crystal scepter
Rabadons 8D
Lich bane
Fon


i did 30% of vlads health with lichbane proc hue hue hue
i tanked baron at lv 13 with losing just 30 % health
and i had 601 ap with baron buff

and funny thing is it was 12/27 then 27/32 then 33/33 then 36/39 then 45/42 :D
we were geting our butt kicked but morde saved the day c:
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Daxter101 (10) | January 26, 2012 9:04am
Well, seems a good guide ( havent tested but judging from comments it must be a good one :P) but you seem to cover every NEGATIVE aspect of morde... This is good for smbdy to know how to counter stuff, but for someone who hasnt played him, it made me think, "what an AWFUL lot of weaknesses!" Well, a couple of minutes later I thought, that every champ has such weaknesses. So to conclude, Id like to see some more optimistic "If you do this right, you PoWn" style of writing ^^. Would be more encouraging and would eave a better impression overall. Still I can understand y you have such a high rating as a guide! Gj anyway.
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nifflo (2) | January 26, 2012 12:47am
Voted+1
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Kogut | January 25, 2012 3:10pm
Temzilla wrote:

This is going to seem really backwards.

Against a team with tons of CC and damage, you build glass cannon.

I like to go WotA > Deathcap > DFG > Lich Bane

This build really lets me kill that vayne, then clean them up with my ghost.

If you are getting focused you WILL die.

If you can effectively one shot their carry, and get their ghost, you can probably win the fight overall.


Actually I was really glass cannon.
I build the exact build it shows in the guide and finished with guardian angel, because i was being focuses way too hard by their whole team. I did exactly what you said about killing vayne. Unfortunately, it was really a 5v1, since my team couldnt help me at all. Just wanted to know if there was something else i could've done in that situation. Thanks for the help. :3
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jett0423 | January 25, 2012 7:54am
voted up. got a 23/7/8 on my first try with him! :) AWESOME GUIDE! THANKS!
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kicokonon | January 25, 2012 4:07am
Really good build but try to dont choose Lichbane(giving mana) and change it into Warmonger
:) (+)
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legit2x | January 24, 2012 1:35pm
Whan an amazing guide. It covered every point i was missing out as a morde player. I like how you bring up how to watch out on when you should use your ulti. And at the same time making it easy for other people to encounter his ulti. +1 from me :D
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Anil (9) | January 24, 2012 9:16am
Looks like a good guide (waiting till after lunch to test it out) but it could really use some cleaning up. I had to read it up and down several times before I was able to figure which were the real runes/masteries/items I was suppose to use.
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Kroko99 (1) | January 24, 2012 2:46am
gj Unforgiven XD
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Kroko99 (1) | January 24, 2012 2:45am
Thx for this PERFECT guide i have nice stats cause i play guide THANK YOU GJ morde
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Temzilla (211) | January 23, 2012 11:29pm
Kogut wrote:

Just did a 28-5-8 with this new "guide". Unfortunately I lost because I was the only threat to the enemy team, so i was focused HARD by Master Yi/Vayne/Kog'maw AP, followed up by shen taunt and taric stun. Is there something you do to avoid dying to this team? I made an guardian angel to ress, since if i get vayne/yi pet, i would kill their whole team. It was pretty frustrating. x_x

I would also like to thank you for this awesome guide, not just for now, but for the other builds before the nerf. Mordekaiser is an awesome champion and i think you understands him completely. Your builds never fails to surprise me. Mordekaiser is my main champion for about an year now, which is the time i'm playing LoL. He was the second champion I tried and when I first played with him, i followed your build and never stopped after that. Thank you very much. :) Was looking forward to the update and just destroyed kids today with it.

Oh, and sorry for my english, it isn't my native language.


This is going to seem really backwards.

Against a team with tons of CC and damage, you build glass cannon.

I like to go WotA > Deathcap > DFG > Lich Bane

This build really lets me kill that vayne, then clean them up with my ghost.

If you are getting focused you WILL die.

If you can effectively one shot their carry, and get their ghost, you can probably win the fight overall.
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Kogut | January 23, 2012 11:25pm
Just did a 28-5-8 with this new "guide". Unfortunately I lost because I was the only threat to the enemy team, so i was focused HARD by Master Yi/Vayne/Kog'maw AP, followed up by shen taunt and taric stun. Is there something you do to avoid dying to this team? I made an guardian angel to ress, since if i get vayne/yi pet, i would kill their whole team. It was pretty frustrating. x_x

I would also like to thank you for this awesome guide, not just for now, but for the other builds before the nerf. Mordekaiser is an awesome champion and i think you understands him completely. Your builds never fails to surprise me. Mordekaiser is my main champion for about an year now, which is the time i'm playing LoL. He was the second champion I tried and when I first played with him, i followed your build and never stopped after that. Thank you very much. :) Was looking forward to the update and just destroyed kids today with it.

Oh, and sorry for my english, it isn't my native language.
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Temzilla (211) | January 23, 2012 2:18pm
Roytoy wrote:

Well, IMO, Riven is one of the most strongest solo tops ever, and I usualyl don't initiate a fight with anyone in solo top while playing morde, unless I get over lvl 6, then I could actually start doing some damage, or at least then I could make sure I would be hard to kill, not to mention benefiting Morde's great farming skills.


Armor seals and AP quints make it really hard for Riven to engage on you, if she stuns and attacks you, you can get a Q a few ticks of W, and an E on her for pretty much free because of your shield.

Also, you can play the lane so that she has to fight for her creeps.

She can beat you in a stand up fight, but her stun harass combo is pretty much nullified by mordekaiser's kit.

Played carefully, you can bully a riven with mordekaiser.
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timeatscookies | January 23, 2012 1:39pm
Really good guide! Loved how in-depth you were. Thought I'd share a testimonial screen shot. BTW: This was my first online game with Mordekaiser.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | January 23, 2012 5:05am

hi, good guide, but I think the last updated date is wrong ... you didnt mean 1-22-12?


Just wanted to say something. It's nothing new yet, but just a few things I've been noticing.
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Jachyra | January 22, 2012 3:55pm



Of course I'm still playing with it and seeing results. I'm 100% positive Lich Bane should be on Dominion and Twisted Treeline, but I'm still seeing with Summoner's Rift. Its possible I will change this again just like any builds I feel need updated and played over and over to review results. Just played a game where I was dominating completely in the top lane and the opponent team was very tanky. Even with Lich Bane, it was dealing mediocre damage to them (Of course I was playing Galio who has great magic resistance and Skarner who's very good at sustaining). Completely agree WoTa and Ryali's should be on morde, but I'm still in debate with whats after.



Ah okay that makes sense. I usually only play on Summoner's Rift, that must be why I've been struggling with Lich Bane. Great guide!
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adrixmetalcore (1) | January 22, 2012 3:30pm
hi, good guide, but I think the last updated date is wrong ... you didnt mean 1-22-12?
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | January 22, 2012 12:46pm
Jachyra wrote:

I'm definitely a fan of your early game approach. The AP rune setup makes Mord close to the lane presence he used to be, the masteries are good (although I miss the lost CD reduction on my summoners), WoA + Rylai's as a necessity...yeah. But from there on I disagree. I really have not had much success with Lich Bane as Mord...perhaps a difference in playstyle. I feel like once you have built AP you can both 1) be a threat and 2) charge your shield, and from there you should make your passive's shield more durable. So I build more tanky after Rylais, with Force of Nature and/or an armor item (Zhonya's Hourglass / Guardian Angel). Great guide though, I was struggling to figure out my own route with post-nerf Mord and this definitely got me on the right track.


Of course I'm still playing with it and seeing results. I'm 100% positive Lich Bane should be on Dominion and Twisted Treeline, but I'm still seeing with Summoner's Rift. Its possible I will change this again just like any builds I feel need updated and played over and over to review results. Just played a game where I was dominating completely in the top lane and the opponent team was very tanky. Even with Lich Bane, it was dealing mediocre damage to them (Of course I was playing Galio who has great magic resistance and Skarner who's very good at sustaining). Completely agree WoTa and Ryali's should be on morde, but I'm still in debate with whats after.
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Jachyra | January 21, 2012 11:43pm
I'm definitely a fan of your early game approach. The AP rune setup makes Mord close to the lane presence he used to be, the masteries are good (although I miss the lost CD reduction on my summoners), WoA + Rylai's as a necessity...yeah. But from there on I disagree. I really have not had much success with Lich Bane as Mord...perhaps a difference in playstyle. I feel like once you have built AP you can both 1) be a threat and 2) charge your shield, and from there you should make your passive's shield more durable. So I build more tanky after Rylais, with Force of Nature and/or an armor item (Zhonya's Hourglass / Guardian Angel). Great guide though, I was struggling to figure out my own route with post-nerf Mord and this definitely got me on the right track.
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CookiezPwn | January 21, 2012 5:10pm
Hey... This really helped me! I followed this and i went 5-2-7 in my very first game with Mordekaiser. Thanks for the help!
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Muffinmand (3) | January 21, 2012 1:39pm
The number one champ of the world <3 Loving the build.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | January 20, 2012 4:41pm
NibelWolf wrote:

Hmmm, I saw this new build of yours and I was like "wat?!", for I too was experimenting with Lich Bane on Mordekaiser a couple months ago. I even wrote a Dominion guide for dominion based on Lich Bane but never published. Seeing your new build makes me facepalm because I didn't post it before you did, but at the same time it reassures me that it is worth publishing, so I may upload it in the weekend:) Luckily I have some timestamped screenshots to prove I'm not a copycat:p
Anyway I'm writing this comment not to talk about myself, but to express how I admire you and the many changes you make to your builds: you don't find something that works and just settle with it: you are constantly looking for other options to improve the build. I have not tested this build yet but I'm sure I will, and you will have my feedback on this one too.
I'd like to add that if you are doing well enough to consider not buying Randuin's nor Force of Nature, nor even Zhonya's, maybe instead of Abyssal Scepter or Hextec Gunblade you should consider Rabadon's Deathcap. The Lich Bane + Deathcap proc deals humongous damage, much moar than Lich Bane + Gunblade. OR you could get Rabadon and trade WotA for the Gunblade - now that would be awesome damage, despite making you a glass cannon.
Respect


I took a huge break from league and just recently got back into it. During that time, I'm sure you could of posted something out there that beats any of my guides considering I wasn't updating it at the time with relevant information. I'm glad you appreciate my work and updates I make whenever I have the time to. Yes, I have thought about Rabadon's and there's something I need to play with first. If having Wota, Ryali's and Lichbane can generate full shield, then I find no point into getting rabadon's. Yes, it will increase my damage output even more immensely, but if full shield can be generated from that point, then it gives no pay out towards shield other than more spell vamp. Whats been on my mind is getting Cooldown Reduction after Lich Bane.

Cooldown would:

1. Allow more opportunities to cast spells. Every spell cast = Spell vamp = more life for Mordekaiser Reason why I want to keep Hextech Gunblade as his 2nd source of spell vamp.
2. If shield is depleted from being harassed or being focused, it will be generated quicker and more often by casting spells at a faster rate making Mordekaiser even more tanky.
3. Getting your ult back at a faster rate is the greatest of things for Mordekaiser. Ult = Health + spell vamp + giving possibilities to make game changing situations if an enemy champion is killed.

I realize that getting cooldown early game hurts his survival until he gets spell vamp. My 2 Cooldown Items that are still good toward this build and are on my mind are Deathfire Grasp and Nashor's Tooth.

Deathfire Grasp 15% CDR, but grants an extra ability which makes it easier to burn through 1 target, especially since now I build Mordekasier toward AP.

Nashor's Tooth Gives the greatest CDR (25%) gives 50% attack speed making it easier to proc Lich Bane. Actually gives more AP now then Deathfire Grasp after this patch.

Before they nerfed Hextech Gunblade I was trying Nashor's Tooth out when you could stack a bunch of AD, lifesteal, AP, and Spell Vamp tagged along with attack speed which would give faster life steal and CDR for faster Spell vamp, but of course it got nerfed =P
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Thebes | January 19, 2012 4:09pm
lichbane to mordekaiser when full build is so op made 1800 dam whit my q
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 19, 2012 3:36pm

I could carry a truckload of disappointment with this build. If my team wasn't verbally impaired, we could've won :D Amazing build - thx.


lol, at first I misread your comment as something negative :P
Can you tell me how much damage Lich Bane does on a single target with Mace of Spades? All my games end around Rylai's :\
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SolemnPanda (1) | January 19, 2012 3:14pm
I could carry a truckload of disappointment with this build. If my team wasn't verbally impaired, we could've won :D Amazing build - thx.
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NibelWolf | January 19, 2012 5:47am
Hmmm, I saw this new build of yours and I was like "wat?!", for I too was experimenting with Lich Bane on Mordekaiser a couple months ago. I even wrote a Dominion guide for dominion based on Lich Bane but never published. Seeing your new build makes me facepalm because I didn't post it before you did, but at the same time it reassures me that it is worth publishing, so I may upload it in the weekend:) Luckily I have some timestamped screenshots to prove I'm not a copycat:p
Anyway I'm writing this comment not to talk about myself, but to express how I admire you and the many changes you make to your builds: you don't find something that works and just settle with it: you are constantly looking for other options to improve the build. I have not tested this build yet but I'm sure I will, and you will have my feedback on this one too.
I'd like to add that if you are doing well enough to consider not buying Randuin's nor Force of Nature, nor even Zhonya's, maybe instead of Abyssal Scepter or Hextec Gunblade you should consider Rabadon's Deathcap. The Lich Bane + Deathcap proc deals humongous damage, much moar than Lich Bane + Gunblade. OR you could get Rabadon and trade WotA for the Gunblade - now that would be awesome damage, despite making you a glass cannon.
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razboy | January 19, 2012 5:14am
U forget the say, the most counter of mordekaiser: VOLIBEAR AND HIS PASSIVE
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he666 | January 18, 2012 5:31pm
omg i love this guide every i say to my friends ima use morde they like huehuehuehuehue me xD
then i didnt care and got morde and they loved me after that match i just carried em i coulda tank 5 without dieing and i though he was a noob after nerf well i was wrong thx bro +1
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razboy | January 18, 2012 6:19am
Look My Scores haha
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eabe | January 17, 2012 3:34pm
I been playing mord for a long time and this build is very similar to mine. Though I have Completely different masteres; very small to minor differences in my runes and items.

I go for spell vamp quints. And Zhonya's Hourglass instead of guardian angle. I like to max my spell vamp and ap. I find this far better then getting armor.

What i do when i get low on HP is i cast Creeping Death then hit my Zhonya's Hourglass and watch my HP come right back. Also helps you get your other spells witch you will want to get back some of that HP and refresh your shield.

I was going to try and make a guide but yours is better. Much more effort then I'd put into it. I up voted this. well done.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | January 17, 2012 2:08pm

iv voted down, and its bc ur old builds worked great and did enough dmg to scare the other team etc, carries, no problem, but this new build... well... i got 6 kills and 20 deaths and it was carries that were beating me, and i might add a morde using ur old builds absolutely smashed me 1 v 1... morde was great with the massive AB and high spell vamp, thats wot kept him alive... this new build gives very lil suviv in the begining and doesnt have the same effect, sorry mate, dont like it.


No build is perfect. It's all preference on how you like to play the character. I personally like to play Morde this way now and I'm convinced he should be played in this manner to give the most utility to his team. It takes practice to get used to playing him with the set up I've given. Yes I too went up against a Morde who completely focused on health regen and health as his runes / masteries and he too was going for WoTa first. He has early advantage because of the faster health regen helping him stay in lane. Once I got my boots and AP, I had such an easy time with him. You have to play as the better player. If you don't like it, oh well, I really put the effort to find something new to try. Stick with the old stuff if it works for you.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 17, 2012 1:35pm

iv voted down, and its bc ur old builds worked great and did enough dmg to scare the other team etc, carries, no problem, but this new build... well... i got 6 kills and 20 deaths and it was carries that were beating me, and i might add a morde using ur old builds absolutely smashed me 1 v 1... morde was great with the massive AB and high spell vamp, thats wot kept him alive... this new build gives very lil suviv in the begining and doesnt have the same effect, sorry mate, dont like it.


You should probably stick to using the old builds then. I'll ask around and see if Un4given will bring back the old builds and the new one together as multiple options. Both of them do have their individual advantages: Regarding the new one, I honestly thought Potency Quints were the way to go from the start, and using Guardian Angel makes your enemy team go WTF before you smash their faces in.

However, I do agree that other elements of the old build, for example Zhonya's Hourglass and Randuin's Omen, helped with Mord's survivability greatly.

I guess my main point is that both of them are definitely good, and at this point it's up to you whether you're tanky or full AP oriented.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 17, 2012 1:30pm
I would probably keep in Zhonya's Hourglass, Randuin's, and Deathcap as at least optional items since they worked great before. Also, you might want to consider WoTA first if you're having trouble keeping health up early game. I haven't been able to use Lich Bane yet, but I used your new guide with the potency quints in my first serious solo top as Mord (serious as in my teammates didn't feed the enemy team) and got 10-2-5.
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dashredder (1) | January 16, 2012 11:00pm
Long time Morde fan here, I normally play AP Super Nuke Morde. With 24/0/6 in Masteries Rolling Haunting Guise-Shoes-Rylai's-Deathcap-Hourglass-Deathcap. Because of my constant sheild building Im pretty survivable. However it never occured to me to use Lich Bane to utalize my AP for maximum for Mace of Spades. Brilliant guide my friend!
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darkfuzzles | January 16, 2012 8:25pm
iv voted down, and its bc ur old builds worked great and did enough dmg to scare the other team etc, carries, no problem, but this new build... well... i got 6 kills and 20 deaths and it was carries that were beating me, and i might add a morde using ur old builds absolutely smashed me 1 v 1... morde was great with the massive AB and high spell vamp, thats wot kept him alive... this new build gives very lil suviv in the begining and doesnt have the same effect, sorry mate, dont like it.
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Blood Jaws | January 16, 2012 1:14pm
Roytoy wrote:

Well, IMO, Riven is one of the most strongest solo tops ever, and I usualyl don't initiate a fight with anyone in solo top while playing morde, unless I get over lvl 6, then I could actually start doing some damage, or at least then I could make sure I would be hard to kill, not to mention benefiting Morde's great farming skills.


Riven until level 6 is perfectly kitable. You know you can't close her melee range and you need to keep minions between you and her; mordekaiser is perfectly fit for that; while hitting her from a safe distance, he builds enough shield to save his health from unwanted "jumps" of the newly nerfed enemy champ. be aggressive, spam E and keep safe distance!
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 16, 2012 11:07am
Kura wrote:

I created this account just to say that could you bring the before update back D: I liked that one so much better! I loved playing mordekaiser tanky/unbeatable!


I actually talked to Un4given about the other builds the day before the update (you know, Zhonya's, Randuin's, etc.) He said that, while you can use those items, there are other champs that are better for them. At least, that's what I think he said. I hope not misquoting him by accident :\
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Kura | January 16, 2012 8:50am
I created this account just to say that could you bring the before update back D: I liked that one so much better! I loved playing mordekaiser tanky/unbeatable!
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Dracoaeon | January 16, 2012 3:36am
Oh man! This guide is THE BEST!

The difference in how I use it is that I use 21/9/0 masteries, since in solo que ranked I always end up with absolutely ******ed teammates and end up going against fed enemy teams (which means I can't tank worth **** even if I try to). However with 21/9/0 I can 1v2 a lot of champions and if I need to, I can push a turret and get away even if it means I will get chased 3v1 (as long as there is no Amumu/Skarner, etc).

For runes, I'm using what I have which is Mpen marks, 5 armor flat seals, 4 scaling ap seals, 5x flat ap glyphs and I only have two quints which are a CDR and a MS quint.

Phenomenal build indeed, I can lane against anyone without massive CC and damage, I can ridiculously easily outlane even champions like Kennen, and hold my stand against for example Morgana.

One thing I find EXTREMELY good on Morde is just harassing the opponent, and when they are low and think you cannot get them, just flash in, ignite and ult. Even if they run back and live to recall, just siphon the creep wave and turret dive that recalling biatch with your Q (or if they have a snare/some **** just smash the creeps with the Q and kill the enemy with your siphon instead). The shield from that recent creep wave usually absorbs at least 1-2 turret shots, enabling me to get away taking in only 1-2 turret shots and not needing to recall at all yet.
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Roytoy (3) | January 15, 2012 8:28am

I main morde and i've been playing him since he came out. I love morde but now i find it incredibly hard to play morde. Today, i got smacked hard by a riven. I had no regen and no escape. What made morde unique was the shield. Before the hardass nerf this past year, morde was completely useless. He was so hard to play but it made me realize about ap morde which was good in a sense. but recently, i wtf'ed at the recent nerf/buff. He can't sustain and unforgiven really talks about that. you make a good point about having no sustain. The shield now gets taken out like a butter knife which pisses me off. This riven dominated my shield and i fed. I used to dominate teams with morde. T_____T And props to unforgiven for his guide. Helped so much. anyways, it's just nerve racking to have to face lane sustain. I tried ur hp regen quints and i find them hard to deal with. I prefer to use the old swifts cause morde's speed suuuucks. Maybe it's just my lack of skill cause i didnt climb high in the elo tree.. I totally agree about a remake on morde. he has no cc. He has no escapes but he was the anti-carry. Well, the whole point is anti-carrying. MOrde was perfectly fine before the mace of spades upgrade. anyways im done my rant. Loool horrible writing for the lose =________= anyways ciao


Well, IMO, Riven is one of the most strongest solo tops ever, and I usualyl don't initiate a fight with anyone in solo top while playing morde, unless I get over lvl 6, then I could actually start doing some damage, or at least then I could make sure I would be hard to kill, not to mention benefiting Morde's great farming skills.
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Hellzsavior | January 15, 2012 3:55am
I main morde and i've been playing him since he came out. I love morde but now i find it incredibly hard to play morde. Today, i got smacked hard by a riven. I had no regen and no escape. What made morde unique was the shield. Before the hardass nerf this past year, morde was completely useless. He was so hard to play but it made me realize about ap morde which was good in a sense. but recently, i wtf'ed at the recent nerf/buff. He can't sustain and unforgiven really talks about that. you make a good point about having no sustain. The shield now gets taken out like a butter knife which pisses me off. This riven dominated my shield and i fed. I used to dominate teams with morde. T_____T And props to unforgiven for his guide. Helped so much. anyways, it's just nerve racking to have to face lane sustain. I tried ur hp regen quints and i find them hard to deal with. I prefer to use the old swifts cause morde's speed suuuucks. Maybe it's just my lack of skill cause i didnt climb high in the elo tree.. I totally agree about a remake on morde. he has no cc. He has no escapes but he was the anti-carry. Well, the whole point is anti-carrying. MOrde was perfectly fine before the mace of spades upgrade. anyways im done my rant. Loool horrible writing for the lose =________= anyways ciao
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Roytoy (3) | January 14, 2012 1:17pm
ditol wrote:


I use to pick ghost/ingite cause its rly good for morde and ingite with his ulti makes a perfect combination to kill the enemy

I agree with the ignite, but why ghost? Flash is much better IMO.
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ditol (1) | January 14, 2012 1:11pm
Roytoy wrote:



I used to pick ignite/heal :D Gives you SO MUCH advantage over the enemy champion.

I use to pick ghost/ingite cause its rly good for morde and ingite with his ulti makes a perfect combination to kill the enemy
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Roytoy (3) | January 14, 2012 11:23am
Temzilla wrote:

I use flash/heal.

****'s OP.


I used to pick ignite/heal :D Gives you SO MUCH advantage over the enemy champion.
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Temzilla (211) | January 14, 2012 8:03am
I use flash/heal.

****'s OP.

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Roytoy (3) | January 14, 2012 7:52am



I wouldn't necessarily say that, Teleport can be very useful for solo top. I just use Flash and Ignite since both have worked out really well for me. In order to give you a more thorough and honest answer I would have to try an SR game replacing Flash or Ignite with Teleport.


I just finished playing a ranked with Mordekaiser using ignite and flash, and I have to say, it's a lot better than Teleport, well, early game at least.
I got the first solo top kill vs akali, and ignite gave me a huge advantage in general, however Teleport helped me to not get my turrent destroyed while I'm dead, ignite surely stops teleport though.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 14, 2012 6:24am
Roytoy wrote:



So you're suggesting to throw Teleport out of the question? Cause it really helps when you're solo top and you HAVE to be near your turrent, but I guess I can play with ignite and flash. Hmmm.


I wouldn't necessarily say that, Teleport can be very useful for solo top. I just use Flash and Ignite since both have worked out really well for me. In order to give you a more thorough and honest answer I would have to try an SR game replacing Flash or Ignite with Teleport.
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Roytoy (3) | January 14, 2012 5:15am



Ignite really complements Children of the Grave well, and I always play Flash and Ignite. If you're going to get rid of Ignite, make sure that:
1. at least two other people on your team have it
2. they use it in conjunction with your ult

DoT really helps with Mord, so if you're not going to use Ignite, make sure other people do as well.

Like I said, I don't play Teleport on Mordekaiser (and that's largely because I don't play Summoner's Rift that much on account of 2/3 times there's a noob on my team). What I just suggested right now is what makes sense in my mind. Sorry I can't give you more secure advice.


So you're suggesting to throw Teleport out of the question? Cause it really helps when you're solo top and you HAVE to be near your turrent, but I guess I can play with ignite and flash. Hmmm.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 13, 2012 7:27pm
Roytoy wrote:

I Honestly love this guide, and I believe that It's by far the best guide I've ever read yet. I actually made an account here just to compliment it, and to ask 2 questions that I think you've forgot to cover.
So, when playing ranked games, Mordekaiser either goes mid, or solo top, in my condition, I go solo top, and the Teleport spell really helps me, therefore I'm forced to choose either ignite or flash for my other spell, I personally choose flash, cause it has killing and escaping the death uses. What would you recommend?
I forgot the other questions o.O I'll make sure to ask it when I remember it :P
Thaanks!
PS: I colored this cause according to that guy that commented on your guide, It's more fun if it's colorful XD


Ignite really complements Children of the Grave well, and I always play Flash and Ignite. If you're going to get rid of Ignite, make sure that:
1. at least two other people on your team have it
2. they use it in conjunction with your ult

DoT really helps with Mord, so if you're not going to use Ignite, make sure other people do as well.

Like I said, I don't play Teleport on Mordekaiser (and that's largely because I don't play Summoner's Rift that much on account of 2/3 times there's a noob on my team). What I just suggested right now is what makes sense in my mind. Sorry I can't give you more secure advice.
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Roytoy (3) | January 13, 2012 12:50pm
I Honestly love this guide, and I believe that It's by far the best guide I've ever read yet. I actually made an account here just to compliment it, and to ask 2 questions that I think you've forgot to cover.
So, when playing ranked games, Mordekaiser either goes mid, or solo top, in my condition, I go solo top, and the Teleport spell really helps me, therefore I'm forced to choose either ignite or flash for my other spell, I personally choose flash, cause it has killing and escaping the death uses. What would you recommend?
I forgot the other questions o.O I'll make sure to ask it when I remember it :P
Thaanks!
PS: I colored this cause according to that guy that commented on your guide, It's more fun if it's colorful XD
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hide your bacon (3) | January 13, 2012 10:42am
I LOVE THIS BUILD! I use the first one a lot, and I destroy! One thing you should look into: when yorick ulties and you use your ulti on it,I believe you control the ghost me makes. Please consider looking into this and including this into your build. +1
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Temzilla (211) | January 10, 2012 7:49pm

Should we start using spell vamp quints and get 20+ AP item..or still use the dorans shield work better?


You can start one of two items on Mordekaiser.

Boots + 3hp, or Cloth + 5hp depending wether your lane is magic or physical damage.

Then, you get Revolver, then you build pretty much AP.
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JibblieKicker | January 10, 2012 7:25pm
Should we start using spell vamp quints and get 20+ AP item..or still use the dorans shield work better?
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 10, 2012 4:26pm
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Hmmm...didn't work. Maybe I'm not doing it right...
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Nglshokie | January 10, 2012 5:27am
Tnx for this guide it help me alot first game with him went 8/2/10 and we were 4v5 tnx alot dude peace :P \/ +1

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Nighthawk (670) | January 7, 2012 8:40pm
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 7, 2012 8:30pm
How do you add a picture on MOBA? I made a Yu-Gi-Oh card for Mordekaiser and I want to show it to all of the Mord fans ;D
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 7, 2012 2:56pm

First of all, thanks for this great and deep guide! +1 from here.
Secondly, I have a question;
I have been playing morde since ~1-2 month but I'm very enjoying him. I'm rather the kind of a man who likes support/tank not that kind of "SEARCH & DESTROY", but I liked this metal guy the first time I picked him. Long story short; my first fighter champ that I really like.
Because of this I played a plenty of games with him and finally we arrived to my question :D
What do you think about Warmog? (if you had a discussion about it before, then pls tell me where can I find it)
I mean, I find it a very useful item for him. You can start with a regr.pendant + 1 healthpot. Both of them help you staying at your lane as long as you can. Then you recall for some hp (ruby or belt, which u can afford) + boots (rank1) and 1-2 ward(s).
I can build it around the 12-15th minute and I can stack it up very fast. It gives you an enormous amount of hp and hp regen that helps you spamming. I know you wrote that your shiled is up to your armor/MR but an extra 920+350 hp + the regen is a very worthy choice, too. I need to mention that, I played a lot of game where we had no real tank, or i had to help him with being an off-tank, so these games made me a reconsideration of this item.
I would appreciate if you could answer me and share your opinion with me about it.
Thanks again for your guide, I'm waiting for your answer.


I generally don't like building Tank on Mord. His real strength likes in AP and wrecking enemies with his abilities, not being the tank. There are better candidates for tanks, such as Galio, Malphite, and Nasus.

Warmog's was decent on Mord before the Riven nerfs. After those nerfs, it was DEFINITELY a terrible item to build on Mord. Now, with his recent buffs, I don't know whether it is viable again or not.

I don't think Warmog's is THE BEST item on Mord, but that doesn't mean he can't build tanky items.

TheUn4givenRage mentions two great ones: Randuin's Omen and Zhonya's Hourglass

I'm only saying this because, from what I've seen, AP Mord works A LOT more effectively than Pure Tank Mord. However, Offtank is fine as long as you build some AP to go with it, because otherwise Mord won't be able to do much outside of his ult.
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Thelolcaptain | January 7, 2012 1:26pm
First of all, thanks for this great and deep guide! +1 from here.
Secondly, I have a question;
I have been playing morde since ~1-2 month but I'm very enjoying him. I'm rather the kind of a man who likes support/tank not that kind of "SEARCH & DESTROY", but I liked this metal guy the first time I picked him. Long story short; my first fighter champ that I really like.
Because of this I played a plenty of games with him and finally we arrived to my question :D
What do you think about Warmog? (if you had a discussion about it before, then pls tell me where can I find it)
I mean, I find it a very useful item for him. You can start with a regr.pendant + 1 healthpot. Both of them help you staying at your lane as long as you can. Then you recall for some hp (ruby or belt, which u can afford) + boots (rank1) and 1-2 ward(s).
I can build it around the 12-15th minute and I can stack it up very fast. It gives you an enormous amount of hp and hp regen that helps you spamming. I know you wrote that your shiled is up to your armor/MR but an extra 920+350 hp + the regen is a very worthy choice, too. I need to mention that, I played a lot of game where we had no real tank, or i had to help him with being an off-tank, so these games made me a reconsideration of this item.
I would appreciate if you could answer me and share your opinion with me about it.
Thanks again for your guide, I'm waiting for your answer.
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Blood Jaws | January 7, 2012 9:11am
MilfMaster wrote:

At the moment I have not found my perfect Mordekaiser build. This guide helped me a lot, but I hope it will get updated soon.

Also I would like to discuss some Items ( good suggestions recently here btw.) and some Problems I have.
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Most game i feel like Mordekaiser lacks CC. For that reason i tried rushing Hextech Gunblade, or Randuin's Omen. But in most cases these are too expensive early game. So i feel for CC I should stick with Rylai's Crystal Scepter. ( I also gave picking Exhasut as a Sommoner Spell a thoght. But imho Ignote synergises much better which Morde's Ultimate)

2. Morde gets locked down easyliy. For that reason I gave Mercury's Treads a thought. But early gane that Sorcercer's shoes are pretty darn great for their gold cost. The other tenacity items are (imho) **** on Morde. (Except maybe Moonflair spellblade. Bu in most cases for the gold not that great. Also it takes away a needed item slot. you cant't build on it....). I think I may run Mercury's in some games and buy a Void Staff later.

3. Most agree that Morde needs to Rush a Hextech Revolver. Although that Spellvamp isnt enough. I think early game Will of the ancients really is the best option. ( as mentioned above, the slow from hextech gunblade is great, but the item is just too expensive for early game). For Spellvamp I will give Spirit Visage a shot, beceause 15% more health is really great, and 10% CDR is also very good for a DPS mage.

4. As we speka of CDR: CDR is also great on Morde. In some games when I get blue buff( from a kill for example) the 20% CDR from the Buff REALLY helps Morde. But in most games you dont' get blue buff too much. (Because Champions who need mana should get it first). ( Also concerning the buffs: The red buff is also usefule to Morde in some cases, slow and health regen does not hurt. But same as blue in most cases someone else should get the buff. (Correct me if I am wrong :)))

As I said before, I usually like to start with WoTa, but I find myself to build Gunblade if I feel strong and in need of hard CC. (stacking WotA for morde is quite like a 3 doran's stack for other champs), but, anyway, if you mean you are stacking rylaj as first item, well just no. Except you really feel into it as a morde master, you will need that spellvamp in fights, or the most damage you sustain will come from yourself. Plus, morde is not a tank, but an offtank, so stacking tankish early game is not a good choice unless they really troll letting you stack kills easily. I often find myself in need of defense mid game, and if they have a good AP then my core items pops out, the Abyssal Scepter. I believe it is one of the best items to build on morde, since he needs to be in melee range to cast (except his ult), he always benefits the Mres debuff. I always get it in my builds. About CDR.. you need that blue buff, but that's enough; with the right build you can nuke 5 players for almost 500 dmg mid game, and the cd is quite low on itself. :)
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Roran | January 7, 2012 8:17am
Thank you for talking about lich bane, however it seems to me that it should be in your core build. It makes your q hit SO hard and even if it does split it does major dmg. I would just love to see some math go into lich bane seeems like it is great for morde and ignored too often.
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OblivionWraith (5) | January 6, 2012 3:36pm
AndreasBBS wrote:



Look better... I have the Pentakill Mordekaiser Skin xDDD


LOL I missed that. Penta/Lord Mord are the best XD
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AndreasBBS | January 6, 2012 7:05am

Quoted from AndreasBBS:
"I Pented and Quadred all thanks to this guide!!! Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymjs3ZIvBMg"


I saw that, very well done! I can count on one hand then number fo Pentas I've seen. :D
It's just too bad you didn't have the Pentakill skin. :P


Look better... I have the Pentakill Mordekaiser Skin xDDD
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Darras | January 6, 2012 3:28am
After losing badly to a morde in ranked, I decided to try this guy out and searched for a build. Came across this guide, followed the build, and fell in love with mordekaiser. I almost always go positive with him in ranked games and it's all thanks to your guide. Keep up the good work :D.

Also I'd like some input concerning the runes and masteries I use for him. For runes I run mag. pen reds, flat armor seals (not per level), magic resist glyphs (not per level), and the new spell vamp quints. For masteries I go 9/10/11; getting 10% magic pen, +30 health, and 3% spell vamp. My goal was to use spell vamp for early sustain instead of health regen and to add some early armor to counter ad harassment. It also adds some extra power to w.o.t.a. late game. If you could tell me pros and cons for this build,and how to manage the cons, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again!
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ilias116 | January 6, 2012 12:41am
i also forgot to mention i got a triple kill with morde in twisted tree line at 1v3 thx to your guideness sensei!
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ilias116 | January 6, 2012 12:32am
man you are a pro morde and i want to thank you once again, for making me buy him. but i feel spellvamp can be replaced easily by FoN. i used to grab it all the time but now i dont feel it is worth to stop there instead to rush my cc from relais. try out some ap runes quintenstances. it is good to have a free dorans rings ap early game in twisted tree line.
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Velexstrza | January 5, 2012 7:15pm
Flipp'n amazing =D
I've been considering Morde for my next pickup, and this guide has more than sealed the deal.
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Pacific Shark | January 2, 2012 1:28pm
+1 nice build , first time morede 16/6/15
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kingcharles07 (2) | January 2, 2012 7:31am
nice guide..hope it helps me, when i started using morde i was a total beast but then they nerfed him and i havent won (or used him much) since then..he could use some more powerful abilities..i just always feel like im fighting people about 10 lvels above me even if were both lv18
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MilfMaster | December 30, 2011 9:56am
At the moment I have not found my perfect Mordekaiser build. This guide helped me a lot, but I hope it will get updated soon.

Also I would like to discuss some Items ( good suggestions recently here btw.) and some Problems I have.
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Most game i feel like Mordekaiser lacks CC. For that reason i tried rushing Hextech Gunblade, or Randuin's Omen. But in most cases these are too expensive early game. So i feel for CC I should stick with Rylai's Crystal Scepter. ( I also gave picking Exhasut as a Sommoner Spell a thoght. But imho Ignote synergises much better which Morde's Ultimate)

2. Morde gets locked down easyliy. For that reason I gave Mercury's Treads a thought. But early gane that Sorcercer's shoes are pretty darn great for their gold cost. The other tenacity items are (imho) **** on Morde. (Except maybe Moonflair spellblade. Bu in most cases for the gold not that great. Also it takes away a needed item slot. you cant't build on it....). I think I may run Mercury's in some games and buy a Void Staff later.

3. Most agree that Morde needs to Rush a Hextech Revolver. Although that Spellvamp isnt enough. I think early game Will of the ancients really is the best option. ( as mentioned above, the slow from hextech gunblade is great, but the item is just too expensive for early game). For Spellvamp I will give Spirit Visage a shot, beceause 15% more health is really great, and 10% CDR is also very good for a DPS mage.

4. As we speka of CDR: CDR is also great on Morde. In some games when I get blue buff( from a kill for example) the 20% CDR from the Buff REALLY helps Morde. But in most games you dont' get blue buff too much. (Because Champions who need mana should get it first). ( Also concerning the buffs: The red buff is also usefule to Morde in some cases, slow and health regen does not hurt. But same as blue in most cases someone else should get the buff. (Correct me if I am wrong :)))
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Draog (2) | December 29, 2011 3:34pm
+1

Love the build and the whole thing.
Love playing Mordekaiser :)

Build works brilliantly. you have to get the runes if you want this to work.
Cant die sometimes :P
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Temzilla (211) | December 29, 2011 7:26am

The first thing I thought when i seen a spellvamp build was of course...spirit visage. It seems too good to pass up for Mord...right?

FoN is great but the gold vs. utility is just horrible IMO especially compared to visage. 15% increased spellvamp and lifesteal...i mean cmon! Also, why WotA first? hextech revolver then spirit visage then revolver into gunblade seems a bit more time/gold efficient no?

Plus, the utility of the gunblade far outmatches the early aura and vamp from WoTA. It gives you the slow you are missing to finish off those pesky carries when they run..if it doesn't just outright kill them first, also the ad and lifesteal seem too good for a melee oriented champ...

The randuin's omen seems like it may be a bit redundant considering the slow from ryalis/gunblade and assuming that you have a tank and/or support on your team let them do the carrying for your team.

I usually skip the rylais scepter depending on how well im doing and go for deathcap, you already have a slow ability from your gunblade to finish them with.

Then ill get the WoTA and some sort of penetration and or MR item like abyssal or void staff.

Obviously like you said there are different builds for different games and nothing is 100% right.


No, SV is too cheap, and too little help to be in a spell vamp build for mordekaiser.

FoN is FAR superior to SV, that's why it costs almost double the gold. Movement speed is king.

Nope. More Spellvamp, More Better. The AP, Spellvamp is better, and it's cheaper, gunblade is a late game item. And, the slow is very insignifigant with the AP you would have at that time in the game.

Randuin's is still the best armor item in the game. :/

I usually skip Gunblade for deathcap.

Late WotA is meh, Void Staff is good, Abyssal is good.

Yup.
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Angus Mackenzie (7) | December 29, 2011 7:03am
Really like the build, in fact it is the reason I unlocked Mord in the first place. Though i did change it just a bit. The first thing I thought when i seen a spellvamp build was of course...spirit visage. It seems too good to pass up for Mord...right? FoN is great but the gold vs. utility is just horrible IMO especially compared to visage. 15% increased spellvamp and lifesteal...i mean cmon! Also, why WotA first? hextech revolver then spirit visage then revolver into gunblade seems a bit more time/gold efficient no? Plus, the utility of the gunblade far outmatches the early aura and vamp from WoTA. It gives you the slow you are missing to finish off those pesky carries when they run..if it doesn't just outright kill them first, also the ad and lifesteal seem too good for a melee oriented champ...and the randuin's omen seems like it may be a bit redundant considering the slow from ryalis/gunblade and assuming that you have a tank and/or support on your team let them do the carrying for your team...then i usually skip the rylais scepter depending on how well im doing and go for deathcap...again u already have a slow ability from your gunblade to finish them with..then ill do the WoTA and some sort of penetration and or MR item like abyssal or void staff. Obviously like you said there are different builds for different games and nothing is 100% right...and I am not trolling your build at all just throwing some ideas/questions out there..+1! Ty for the inspiration!
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Runez | December 29, 2011 5:36am
Hi, wonderful build and guide, I play Mord as a full AP caster, going with spell vamp as my main 'off' stat, however I still find myself very vunrable. my base build is Will of ancients, Merc Treads (becasue i get focused alot) cystal septer, void staff(make up for treads) Lich Bane and finaly deathcap. What kind of runes should i use to max my late game squishyness??

Thanks Deathrunezz
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lichto2005 | December 27, 2011 10:52am
Thank you so much for making this guide. I used it a lot prenerf, and then stopped completely when morde got nerfed. I just started playing him again today, and went 21/7/12. Tons of doubles and triples...best game I have had in a while.
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 27, 2011 4:29am
AndreasBBS wrote:

I Pented and Quadred all thanks to this guide!!! Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymjs3ZIvBMg


I saw that, very well done! I can count on one hand then number fo Pentas I've seen. :D
It's just too bad you didn't have the Pentakill skin. :P
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AndreasBBS | December 26, 2011 12:01pm
I Pented and Quadred all thanks to this guide!!! Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymjs3ZIvBMg
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ChumsChum | December 25, 2011 9:15am
Unforgiven, I just wanted to thank you for making mord my favourite champ of all time. Your guide was what started everything for me :). I'm currently 27-0 in ranked with mordekaiser, and its all because of me following your guides and being inspired by your constant perseverance :D. Thanks for everything man! Merry Christmas
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tryhardtyler (9) | December 24, 2011 8:30pm
These morde buffs are staight swagg <3 love your guide feel free to use these if you'd like :)
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Sliiz | December 22, 2011 5:52am
I have to ask, why is it that you don't run boots+3pots on morde for midlane atleast ? It makes to so much easier to harras, dodge skillshots, dodge ganks and gives sooo much sustain, and accelerates your items, since you will get the core (sorc shoes+wota)much quicker. The ranged midlaners don't have such a big advantage then, since you will most likely be faster than them.
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LakkOff | December 22, 2011 3:36am
Thanks alot!
First game as Mordekaiser I got 10/1/16 !!
Great guide!
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 21, 2011 5:37pm

Not sure if anyone else posted this but have you tried out using spell vamp quints and masteries?
the starting 9% spell vamp seems to help out my early alot since it neutralizes his health costs on his spells. I wanted to just check and see if anyone else was trying it too.


Haven't bought or used the Spell Vamp quints, it's certainly worth a shot. I'm waiting on what Un4given has to say so that I don't end up wasting IP.

The problem with the spell vamp masteries is that they're fairly high up on the Utility tree, which is mostly useless IMO compared to Defense or even Offense. If it works for you, then by all means use it. It's just that for me, the benefits of the other trees outweigh Spell vamp.
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Raenix | December 21, 2011 3:08pm
Fantastic guide! I have always loved Morde.. Just brought him out of retirement today! I am happy to see him back in action again. Well done!
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Cocofang (1) | December 21, 2011 1:01pm

Not sure if anyone else posted this but have you tried out using spell vamp quints and masteries?
the starting 9% spell vamp seems to help out my early alot since it neutralizes his health costs on his spells. I wanted to just check and see if anyone else was trying it too.
Since those SV runes are ridiculously expensive I went and tried the 3% from masteries to see how it would work out. I came to the conclusion that two SV quints should be enough to ALMOST compensate for his HP costs but it requires a riskier playstyle. You have to position yourself to hit as much minions as possible to get your HP back which requires you to not only push the minion wave but push away the enemy champion as well. So you have to be more aggressive. Nonetheless it doesn't prevent you from loosing health over time.

The upside is that you can go for Amplifying Tome instead of Regrowth Pendant as your starting item. That way you get your Revolver earlier. And you can go for a different third quint. Or you go for a straight set of three SV quints but well ... they are expensive.
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DucksDeluxe | December 21, 2011 12:00am
Not sure if anyone else posted this but have you tried out using spell vamp quints and masteries?
the starting 9% spell vamp seems to help out my early alot since it neutralizes his health costs on his spells. I wanted to just check and see if anyone else was trying it too.
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ViceBoss | December 20, 2011 10:11am
Pretty awesome guide. 7 win streak right now :)
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Rumo | December 20, 2011 6:08am
dont know but im a huuuuge fan of thornmail for mordekaiser.....
i buy
will of ancients, than directly hextech revolver and tenacity boots...
than thornmail ... and know nobody can hurt me i can fight a tryn who ultis just standing in ult, its great!
than lichban, for movement speed, ap and the passive. nashors tooth, cdr, ability power and attackspeed for more towerdmg are great
at the end i finish my hextech revolver to hextech gunblade, and i'm immortal mordekaiser.....

i prefer armor items and magic resist items, so my shield can absorb most of the damage, and spell vamp reggs it again....

sth else:
spellvamp quintestences are (imo) waaay stronger than health regg... u can spam ur abilites and lane (if ur carefull) to buy direct will of ancients

just my opinion....

cya guys,

luv mordekaiser
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xfalth | December 19, 2011 12:29pm
this build is absolutely amazing ;]]
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 18, 2011 7:20pm
It's so much easier to get full shield now. Welcome back, Master of Metal!
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 18, 2011 7:19pm
billward wrote:

What is your masteries? Is it 9/21/0 or 9/0/21? You write "My masteries for Damage Build Morde are 9/0/21." but yet at the top of the page you have a 9/21/0 build.
Why have you chosen Greater Glyph of Warding over Greater Glyph of Shielding?


9/21/0. ignore the masteries section that says 9/0/21, what's on top is the correct one.
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xJadeWolfx (2) | December 18, 2011 6:50pm
What do you think of the spell vamp masteries and runes for your early game?

I like them, personally... I out harassed an Annie because my skills... really didn't hurt, and then you get revolver and have 24% spell vamp and just laugh at attempts to hurt you from then.
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billward | December 18, 2011 2:26pm
What is your masteries? Is it 9/21/0 or 9/0/21? You write "My masteries for Damage Build Morde are 9/0/21." but yet at the top of the page you have a 9/21/0 build.
Why have you chosen Greater Glyph of Warding over Greater Glyph of Shielding?
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maxwsed (1) | December 17, 2011 6:54pm
i thing i will try it looks decent i hate the fact e abiltiy is no more charges shield but oh will also VOTE UP!

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Kamalak | December 17, 2011 2:50pm
Hey Thank's for this awesome guide !

I used it 10 times in normal Game and Win !

Great Work , Excellent !

Love you
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Blood Jaws | December 17, 2011 10:03am
As a "melee" caster mordekaiser has problem laning only when you have to face a raging caitlyn+ another random ranged. In solo top this does not happen so much since you have to face tanks or fatties often. I have absolutely no problems in laning with morde, expecially when top. For better survivability I use the 9/21/0 masteries tree, flat Mpen marks, flat armor seals and flat Mresist glyphs. 2 Health quints+ 1 speed quint (well change that if you prefer). To survive.. well... I just spam my skills after lv 3, my doran shield covers everything I need early. Ofc if you are an aggressive player, change champ, mordekaiser is very good at pushing, but still I find that charging like bulls before mid game with low to no CC from your team makes you really kiteable. Btw I owned lotsa games even without tanky items, all depending on you, and the other team, how you all play.
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Andele3025 (2) | December 16, 2011 8:57am
Morde is back, back again, for the win!
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DetroidXL | December 15, 2011 8:13pm
I would like to say that morde is very viable as a caster. Definitely a tank though, however I never thought he should be played as a tank anyways. If you a jungler like nunu or a support like taric on your team, ask them to get a WotA. That will boost your spell vamp since WotA stacks once more from a teammates. To clear confusion it will not work if everyone on the team picks one up.
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Dorko | December 15, 2011 3:14pm
All I can say is ... The Kaiser is BACK! =D

His early game is not as strong as pre-nerf, but it is noticable enough to survive untill lvl 5 when Morde-havoc kicks in. Been carring all 5 games I played after the buff.

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Sliiz | December 15, 2011 3:06pm
I'm mainly playing mordekaiser in mid, because I find it easier to outsustain the casters there. After the buff I've played a couple of games, and I won my lane everytime. I have only been tested maxing early ap, because I find it easier to recharge his shield/harras then. I run magicpec red, hp pr level yellow (not sure about theese), ap pr. level blues, and flat ap quints. I run 21/8/1 masteries to max his ap, which makes it easier to sustain.
Also, I don't know why, but I love the fact that they buffed his dmg and his lategame, since that wasn't his problem at all :P
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 15, 2011 12:28pm
It's possible that this might be a "filler" buff...keep Morde players happy until they can find some real buffs to add on to him. I dunno, this theory is probably stupid and I'll take what I can get right now :P
Anyway, can't wait to see what the Un4givenRage has to say about Morde after Friday.
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Cocofang (1) | December 15, 2011 11:30am
Funny thing, really. People are complaining about his early game being one of the worst in the whole game and what do they buff? Mostly his Mid and Late game.

Also ... didn't Morello talk about "cool stuff" they had in mind and things like that? How is that "cool stuff"? It's "Hm, OK. That's ... OK?" at best. Definitely nothing like the buff I hoped for and that probably goes for most of the Morde players. And those 2% SV runes cost a fortune, surprise, surprise.

I think I will try something like the 3% SV from masteries + Amplifying Tome‎‎ as a start setup to see if one or two of those SV-runes would be better (or at least almost as good) as a Regrowth Pendant. Being able to get his Revolver sooner would be really nice so maybe the runes ARE worth it. Gotta see.
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XELLIX | December 15, 2011 10:17am
New runes just came out... is it better to buy spell vamp Quintessences than HP REG?
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | December 15, 2011 2:51am

Buffs have definitely made a difference I can push anyone back to their tower with full health getting 75% of my shield every time I siphon a group of 6 minions and the champion in this case it was nasus. Then topping the shield off with mace of spades. With the damage boost helped me farm up to 150 minions in 21 minutes.


What kind of runes / mastery page are you running to get that? I was wondering if early ability power would help help his shield fill even easier or if it's better to stick with health regen. F finals lol
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Temzilla (211) | December 14, 2011 11:09pm

Buffs have definitely made a difference I can push anyone back to their tower with full health getting 75% of my shield every time I siphon a group of 6 minions and the champion in this case it was nasus. Then topping the shield off with mace of spades. With the damage boost helped me farm up to 150 minions in 21 minutes.


If Nasus is losing a lane to Mordekaiser, or is getting pushed to his tower, he is NOT doing it right.

If you have less than 40 armor at level 1, and you are fighting vs a nasus, he should just fight you straight up and kill you.

Nighthawk wrote:
Morde was fine.


You played Evelynn lately?

She's actually OP.

That's why people instalock her, or ban her in ranked.

True Story.
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Thousandbucks | December 14, 2011 10:25pm
Buffs have definitely made a difference I can push anyone back to their tower with full health getting 75% of my shield every time I siphon a group of 6 minions and the champion in this case it was nasus. Then topping the shield off with mace of spades. With the damage boost helped me farm up to 150 minions in 21 minutes.
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dontbother902 (1) | December 14, 2011 5:31pm
thanks your guide really helped me play with mord.I lost hope with him but now im always the strongest of my team
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Nighthawk (670) | December 14, 2011 4:25pm
I didn't hope for anything, Morde was fine.

This makes him better.

If Riot wanted to make him a super strong wtfbbq champion, or at least close to his old self, they should have just given his w passive spellvamp which you can level up or something.
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Temzilla (211) | December 14, 2011 4:22pm
Blood Jaws wrote:

Yeah well everyone here hoped for some kind of CC XD


I didn't hope for ****.

I hoped for less health costs, but a CC wouldn't have helped Mordekaiser.
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dolemon | December 14, 2011 4:19pm
I've tried Greater Quintessence of Transmutation which gives 6 spell vamp. Not so useful in the beginning though. I still lose more health than i regain it while using skills. I'm also missing my health regen since the runes are changed. I suggest getting health regen seals or health regen items during the game. All in all, it helps a lot mid-late game since i build Mordekaiser full AP and spell vamp. Just to note, i was really REALLY squishy since i Only put 11 points in Masteries - defense. But hey, who said mordekaiser was a tank?
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Lordraksha | December 14, 2011 12:24pm
Thanks a lot for this guide! I just started playing League of Legends a few weeks back and Mordekaiser was the first champion I really fell in love with it. His shield is boss and his archetype of a wizard in heavy armor is awesome.

Ever since I started maining him I've been following your guide and really seen an improvement in my performance! I started playing Morde after his infamous nerf yet I still think he's viable, in fact I'm sure of it. On average 2:1 ratio for k/d can't mean Morde is bad, just takes skill to play the Master of Metal!

Anyway, after this recent buff in the Ahri patch I find Mordekaiser is a lot more survivable in early game. Before the patch I never got Morde's shield to max itself out, but now against early minion waves and during the harass in lane I almost always have my shield full! Morde is definitely easier to built into the teamfight phase and he's even more of a boss now! Just my two cents on his early game now.

Thanks again for the guide! I'll keep checking back to see what you think about those new spell vamp quints. Long live Mordekaiser!
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Blood Jaws | December 14, 2011 9:24am
Yeah well everyone here hoped for some kind of CC XD
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 13, 2011 1:36pm
Uh...the Morde buffs are meh but better than nothing.
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scars_and_flames (7) | December 13, 2011 10:02am
thank you for that wonderful guide <3 morde used to be my main until they nerfed him. i always ended up dying and quit playing him.

today is the first time i played him since that and i totally owned my opponents.

great guide, thank you sir :D
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Blood Jaws | December 12, 2011 4:57pm
I always love to take a look on this guide since it has become a sanctuary for all mordekaiser lovers and players. I really hope we will get some feedback on Morde powerup, but until then I still PWN the arse when playing him. A bit more challenging early game, but nothing that a good player can't afford. The problem actually is coming when facing a complete team of good players ^^'.
By the way, I still think hextech as first item would be a wise choice if I feel too much kitable, the slow+300 dmg is a great balance for his missing CC skills, and getting it endgame will sometimes really cut out you from scoring any kill (look for akali, teemo, gp, and every other good-to-escape-while-crying champion). Well it also saved me A LOT of times since creeping death, let's say this, does not help you a damn bit when 3-5 of them is jumping at you, expecially when that xin jumps before everyone else slowing you and preparing for the team gank. But no, I "gunblade" hit him and he loses range before his jump cooldown is over, I flash and say goodbye to the gank ^^. I like this guide and wish you will keep it updated more and more, lots of little mordekaisers are watching you :)
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OblivionWraith (5) | December 11, 2011 5:51pm
I think with the new Spell Vamp runes coming, a 21-9-0 mastery tree may become viable. Of course, this all depends on the buffs that Riot gives Morde. Buffs like less health cost and greater shield output could complement a 21-9-0 mastery well. And, it depends on how much Spell Vamp the new runes give.
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Neoman321 | December 10, 2011 12:26pm
I never really cared for Morde, but then I got him in a random game. I knew very little about him so I looked up this build. Amazing guide and build. I dominated. Thumbs up!
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madalin120988 (23) | December 9, 2011 6:08pm
OMG, wtf? Don't tell me you're one of the "smart players" that consider Garen to be a tank. Or else why wouldn't he be in that list?
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Taneren (177) | December 9, 2011 7:38am
I used this guide, when I was still low lvl. (30 now been for a long time)
I have always loved to play Morde, so awesome and tanky + nice damage.

Your guide is very good +1, could use a bit more coding and colours tho' ^^

The only thing that I disagree A LOT on are your masteries, but it won't matter for my vote.

I like to go offensive, I even did before the change of masteries, of course it is nice when he gets very tanky. But you have to keep in mind Morde got no CC, made of burst. So I build him tanky myself mixed with a nice amount of AP, but you should try out offensive masteries.

The damage is higher and he is tanky enough without the masteries, so if you ever get the time and feel for it - Try out offensive masteries for Morde, it really does a lot and I have been winning many games with it.

Your choice ^^ Anyways nice guide, I have been using it wayyy to many times :p

-Taneren.
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imevilstoplaughing (2) | December 9, 2011 5:28am
very nice morde guide, ill use it for sure this week!
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hoesdontpreciate | December 7, 2011 10:24pm
A truly amazing guide. I stopped playing Morde after his nerf, but I started playing him again recently and I have an absolute blast in ranked and normal. This guide is the reason why I started playing Morde again. His abilities are extremely powerful mid to late game, but like you said his early game is drastically weak. Well anyways I really enjoyed this guide, and I hope Riot does give Morde some kind of buff, or something.
Cheers!
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Pa1taimon (1) | December 7, 2011 7:43pm
I lol'd at how morde is getting revamped, thanks morello. And i remember seeing this guide back when i first started playing LoL (yes one of my first heroes was the mordekaiser <3) and I still think its a pretty bamf guide, even though you still gotta fix up a couple of sections. Though the nerf did get rid of a lot of lower tier morde players, who thought that aimlessly rolling your head can win you games. Now you just have to play more conservatively. +1 still though, I wanna see what they do with morde now... Inb4 massive buff transition into massive nerf to make him worse.
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Zeprido (145) | December 7, 2011 4:26pm
Just want to say that I love how this guide has remained relevant and continues to be an excellent resource for well over a year now.
Looking forward to any buffs/love that Riot is willing to give our Man of Metal.
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BlackRavager | December 7, 2011 2:15pm
Made a Mobafire accout to jsut say how well this guide is written.I started playing mord back in Season 1 during another f2p week i hated him with a passion when he came around to play again i played a game with him did decent so i decdided to google a build thus came uopn this one used the build dominated love this guide and text 10/10 bro keep up the good work!!!!
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Temzilla (211) | December 6, 2011 3:40pm

i've played morde for an year and a half now.. or something along those lines i'll tell you my build * rylai isn't that great * what i go is War mogs, Guardian angel, Hex tech gun blade, boots of swiftness * or Mr boots rarely * Death cap * at the end * and randies omen 1. Rylai's isn't a great item as he is all aoe and dots, so u need a item like Randies to slow, 2. Guardian angel + his ulti means if u die, they all die * i've gotten a few triples like this * 3. he needs alot of hp start game WAR MOGS IS A MUST, randies is great for heart of the gold and spell vamp makes him a Huge tank this makes him a tank with 300 ap if u use his ulti right its going to be auto triple or at least a double * i know * i'll add one of my most successful carries with morde.Sorry if its bad, tried my best to make it look better. * use his build like this build re-growth NOT DORANS morde needs build able items so that he can get his bigger items as early as possible you start off re-growth pen and 1 pot, and you either buy boots next or Ruby crystal and a tome * 20 ap * the runes i use on him is all magic pen + 4 mr blue runes and 5 3 ap at lv 18 blue runes the seals i use 20 hp at lv 18. at the end of this build you should have 100 + mr 180 + armor and be un-killable 1 vs 1. and i agree with Jabor Q isn't the right thing to level, his W is it keeps his shield up and does decent damage to all around him, Q is 3rd. this is a build i have perfected over a year of playing. after i felt rylai's isn't needed, since its a 1 second slow of like 20% since hes aoe.


Q is better to level than W, thats for 100% sure.

W does less damage, costs the same, has triple the cooldown, and generally is fairly unreliable damage.

Regrowth Pendant start is bad, boots + potions or cloth armor + potions is good.

Warmog's is a meh item on mordekaiser.

The stats you want as mordekaiser are spell vamp, ap, cdr, and resistances.

Health is nice, but not necessary.
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Temzilla (211) | December 6, 2011 3:31pm

why would you have hextech gunblade and will of the ancients...

hextechs spell vamp is a passive meaning you will only get the 25% from will of the ancients since that is bigger... its meant to not stack

hextech > will of the ancients

and now you have an extra item since will of the ancients seems useless go for abyssal staff

i hope im right but please let me now if im not PASSIVE means it CANNOT stack with anything else


Nope.

Hextech Gunblade + Will of the Ancients stack.

Also, WotA > Funblade, unless you're ridiculously fed.

You are building those items primarily for their spell vamp, and WotA is much cheaper and offers better spell vamp.

Abyssal is a good choice, but there are better item choices overall.
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ogr8bearded1 | December 6, 2011 3:26pm
why would you have hextech gunblade and will of the ancients...

hextechs spell vamp is a passive meaning you will only get the 25% from will of the ancients since that is bigger... its meant to not stack

hextech > will of the ancients

and now you have an extra item since will of the ancients seems useless go for abyssal staff

i hope im right but please let me now if im not PASSIVE means it CANNOT stack with anything else
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Taneren (177) | December 6, 2011 7:03am
I like Rylai a lot more, than Warmogs. Warmogs might make you tanky compared to Rylai, but Rylai will ALSO make you tanky. + It grants a nice amount of AP that Morde can use, + an unique slow.. O'ye, Morde is spamming his abilities - Which means Rylai fits perfectly with Morde. I've been playing him for a lot of time, so glad for him that I decided to get 2 skins. I see Warmogs as a waste of money, there excist better things to him. + Why those boots? I like the one granting Cooldown reduction, magic pene or boots of swiftness (swiftness for 3v3, quick movement around the map ganking).
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tumba456 | December 6, 2011 1:17am
yeh well whyy the dodge boots? i mean they still going to dissappear like really soon so its not like its worth getting used to them is it?
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Peopleofwar (1) | December 3, 2011 4:54pm
i've played morde for an year and a half now.. or something along those lines i'll tell you my build * rylai isn't that great * what i go is War mogs, Guardian angel, Hex tech gun blade, boots of swiftness * or Mr boots rarely * Death cap * at the end * and randies omen 1. Rylai's isn't a great item as he is all aoe and dots, so u need a item like Randies to slow, 2. Guardian angel + his ulti means if u die, they all die * i've gotten a few triples like this * 3. he needs alot of hp start game WAR MOGS IS A MUST, randies is great for heart of the gold and spell vamp makes him a Huge tank this makes him a tank with 300 ap if u use his ulti right its going to be auto triple or at least a double * i know * i'll add one of my most successful carries with morde.Sorry if its bad, tried my best to make it look better. * use his build like this build re-growth NOT DORANS morde needs build able items so that he can get his bigger items as early as possible you start off re-growth pen and 1 pot, and you either buy boots next or Ruby crystal and a tome * 20 ap * the runes i use on him is all magic pen + 4 mr blue runes and 5 3 ap at lv 18 blue runes the seals i use 20 hp at lv 18. at the end of this build you should have 100 + mr 180 + armor and be un-killable 1 vs 1. and i agree with Jabor Q isn't the right thing to level, his W is it keeps his shield up and does decent damage to all around him, Q is 3rd. this is a build i have perfected over a year of playing. after i felt rylai's isn't needed, since its a 1 second slow of like 20% since hes aoe.
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JaborAkkarin (1) | December 3, 2011 12:27pm
I’ve been playing Morde for a bit, practically since I started the game, and I look forward to trying out your build. However I must interject my own opinion on something you said. When I play I usually go with upgrading Siphon and creeping death instead of Mace of spades. I might throw a point into it mid game just to have it but I feel like the others are more important. I choose creeping death over it because it is good not only as a defensive spell for yourself or your allies, but also as harassment. If you are 1v2 or even 1v1 but need to be cautious you can just sit back from the action and throw creeping death on a minion. It does damage to the creep wave along with champions that are there, while charging your shield without having it knocked back down right away. This strategy makes it very good when going against one or two melee champions. If you land it on the one that isn’t being focused it even has a chance to last the full duration. Because of this I try to get it on the siege because it will last longer and it usually gets close enough to do damage to them. Just a little bit of advice and a different view point for u. Thanks for making a good guide.
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LordMikeRahl (2) | December 2, 2011 8:41am
by the way guys im the one tthat told them to buff him ffs finally!
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LiLFLiPSiDe | December 1, 2011 5:26am
what runes in the yellow? health regen per second or health per lvl?
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Symphunny (31) | November 30, 2011 10:25pm
yorick's ulti is fairly annoying, just throwing that out there ~
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lukesaysftw | November 29, 2011 8:56am
As you probably heard alot of times already, great guide.
Worked like a charm 1st time i tried it and kept on going :)
Thank you for this awesome build.
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Blazs (1) | November 28, 2011 6:37pm
mordecaisert for noobs, learn play with another champion , morde is trapper
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Blazs (1) | November 28, 2011 6:37pm
mordecaisert for noobs, learn play with another champion , morde is trapper
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NouKi24 | November 28, 2011 1:13pm
Great guide, awesome build! 12/2/8!!!!
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LordMikeRahl (2) | November 26, 2011 9:30am
I have been following this build and it rocks hard,it reminded me that even thgouh Mordekaiser is badly nerfed, he is still fun and viable to play. However, I would like some advice on thematter of facing that ******** OLAF. By the way, I mostly play, dominion, and when there is an Olaf in their team, and even if Im doing fine, he ripps me apart. buy zhonyans I do everything, but I cant 1vs1 him, and he hurts a lot in teamfight. Could you please give me some advice? Thanks.
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Parahumano (1) | November 23, 2011 12:39pm
Oh and btw, I've always been using this build (except that I start with Doran's shield first for the regen), and got a pentakill while we were on the losing hand ^^ Got a ghost of an extremely fed Ezreal and he kind of got me the other 4 champs killed, funniest thing is that it was 1 v 5 lol ^^
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Parahumano (1) | November 23, 2011 12:36pm
Great Great Guide! +1 from me, but I do think you missed the biggest use of creeping death as I always max it out second. In a lane against at least 1 melee champ creeping death is one of the best ways in the whole game to stop that melee champ from farming, if it are 2 melee champ it's even better. Why? Everytime one allied minion wave comes close to the enemy minion wave using creeping death on an allied minion is GREAT around lv 10(preferably the melee or cannon minion 'cause of the hp and armor they have) because it lasts 6 seconds and does around 20-30 dmg every sec to nearby enemies, while you are at a distance, and the best of all, it charges up your shield very very fast. Sometimes I even max creeping death out first if I see im up against a Xin and Yi combo, because getting too close to them to cast Siphon of Destruction might get you killed as they can both charge on u in an instant.

Tho if u are laning against ranged champs that dont get too close to your minions I prefer this. Please try this out and if you like this idea you could add it into your build.
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 23, 2011 11:43am
Syphaero wrote:

lets just start by saying... I LOVE U
and your build is insane you should have 100% votes
i went 16-0-6 on treeline and carried my whole team
then on rift, i went 20-9-17 with a killing spree of 9 and like 4 double kills, against a team with a fed OP tryndamere, who had 4 infinity edges.
then i killed him and used his ghost to rape their whole team, break both nexus turrets and win my 100th game

thank you, and any mordekaisers out there not using this build , you are fools.

in game name is Syphaero, if you dont believe how awesome that is, add me and check my match history


I know, right? Before using this build, I sucked with very few kills and a ton of deaths. After this guide, on a decent game (no lag, no dumbass feeders, etc.) I rarely do worse than break even.
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Syphaero | November 22, 2011 9:35pm
lets just start by saying... I LOVE U
and your build is insane you should have 100% votes
i went 16-0-6 on treeline and carried my whole team
then on rift, i went 20-9-17 with a killing spree of 9 and like 4 double kills, against a team with a fed OP tryndamere, who had 4 infinity edges.
then i killed him and used his ghost to rape their whole team, break both nexus turrets and win my 100th game

thank you, and any mordekaisers out there not using this build , you are fools.

in game name is Syphaero, if you dont believe how awesome that is, add me and check my match history
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CuteReaper | November 22, 2011 3:36pm
It's actually a good build over-all. Tried it, worked like a charm. The only thing I changed was the skill sequence. I chose creeping death over mace of spades. For simple reason - it's rather good to harass people early and even late game by putting it on creeps (yes, creeps). Some people views it as a waste, but in my opinion it doesn't take that much hp and if you put it on 3rd or 2nd creep in the line, it will do dmg around him for quite a while before it dies + no one likes to be damaged while farming creeps. Works for me to keep other champions off the creeps and staying as far away from them as possible.
I really liked your guide though, +1, but you didn't view this as an option so I was just curious...
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TheJohn (73) | November 19, 2011 11:38am
Good to see that people understood that Mordekaiser cant be a plain caster, but a tanky-caster. Good job, well explained, very detailed.
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Weakspartan (2) | November 19, 2011 11:04am
I've been bouncing back and forth between this build and your old pre-nerf build. Ive had great luck with both of these builds personally, even the outdated tank build I still find myself getting positive KD's with a large amount of assists to boot. Although regardless of the build I use, I always rush a negatron cloak and a wardens mail before building anything else. Seems like it would stall your lane game a little, but it has worked wonders for me.
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 18, 2011 4:13pm
masterxiao wrote:

I want mordekaiser so bad now, thank you for this excellent guide :D


Yeah, though the way he is right now I still wouldn't recommend saving up to buy him. If you have 3150 IP that you can spare, go ahead. But don't save up; you'll be disappointed.
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masterxiao (1) | November 18, 2011 8:16am
I want mordekaiser so bad now, thank you for this excellent guide :D
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 17, 2011 1:40pm
Well, moving into the defensive tree has its ups and downs. The downs...mostly just the fact that I was getting EXP at a slower rate than other people in my team. Kind of frustrating, but that's to be expected. The ups...thanks to the early-game ability power I actually got decent shield output compared to before and health was slightly less of a problem also. The new masteries buffed Morde ever so slightly, although he still needs more.
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ilias116 | November 15, 2011 8:46am
hey man thx for updating even though i dont play morde alot any more. hey i dont know if you get spellvamp benefits from ulti ad e so i feel is better especially in early game to grab spirit visage as it will improve your heal benefits from ulti as it does for mundo
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 15, 2011 7:51am
Hey Un4given,

Can you update the Masteries section to account for the new Season Two masteries? Who knows? Maybe there'll be a mastery or two that will boost Morde's viability in-game.
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Nightblade11 | November 14, 2011 7:09pm
Nice guide, +1 (aka 434)
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Wilsons | November 14, 2011 6:51pm
Thanks for the great guide. Ive had a real ****py time playing my favorite toon and you put it in perspective for me. I have been avoiding the regen and going with ap and magic pen and when im on a roll I cant be stoped but its really easy to keep me down. Thanks
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trialexcs (3) | November 13, 2011 1:10pm
Excellent build !
Convenient for Mordekaiser new stats, keep him heck of an enemy! :D

+1

edit: saw few comments on how morde is useless and blah blah
Don't consider Morde as a tank and that's all. Honestly, let the tank initiate and push together with him. True, if you get silenced you get heck of a bad time, but if you are fast enough you can activate your W. True enough Mordekaiser ain't what it used to be, but it is not a reason to 'underate' him. Mordekaiser still one of the best AP melee imo. Jump in a team fight with rilai's crystal scepter and some spell vamp, you should not die that much. Use your ult on the AD carry and focus him asap. To me, he's still viable, and I get Warmog if I feel getting focused too much.
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Schatten xXx (1) | November 13, 2011 4:38am
Great Guide, with this guide i almost win every game :P
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NibelWolf | November 13, 2011 3:41am
First of all, id like to thank you TheUn4givenRage for the wonderful morde guides and for caring and updating after each patch.

I only play since late august so I only got to play post shield nerf Morde. It was one of my first champs and being a metalhead I couldn't help being attracted to him:P Moreover, he is the most fun to play and he rocked! I'm just an occasional player (aka kinda noob) but with your morde build I had amazing KDR and multikills and whatnot.

Then as I levelled up I found morde less viable each time. I began experimenting with other builds, eg starting with an amplifying tome and a potion to rush hextec, but results were bad. later I concluded that at higher levels it isn't morde that becomes weaker, it's the opponents that know how to play and counter him (a silence and you're dead). so.. eventually i stopped playing morde.

I tested your new build after the gunblade nerf and it looks as solid as ever but...even with your build, i cannot get good results with morde no more. maybe I'm to noob for morde or maybe he really needs a buff, as you guis pointed out several times. but for the time being, I'm just playing other champions.

Anyway I had awesome times and loads of fun playing morde thanks to your builds, so I wanted you to know that I registered just to say thank you:) +1

PS what's your opinion on rushing rylai's right after speed boots? it does add survivability and ap as you start to build,isn't it?
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spin85 | November 12, 2011 7:48am
Morde was my main until the nerfs. Haven't played him since.

My 2 cents.
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Kelox (1) | November 10, 2011 6:28am
I don't know, i used to play mordekaiser before, and stopped playing him after the nerf. A couple of days ago i decided to give him a chance, hes still somehow good but he sucks before you reach mid game.
Last 2 games i've played went solo top 1v1 against singed and morgana, getting doran's shield and 2 regrowth pendants was enough to sustain me, then getting sorcs quickly and finishing fon as your first item. Fon gives you all the regen you need, after that i get rylai asap, but you're gonna need some farm for doing so, and atm mordekaiser can't spam spells on minions in early game for farming :|
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Forgottenduty (78) | November 9, 2011 4:38pm
Ok.After a sh@tload of games with Mordekaiser(again)thats what i saw:
-Even with your first build carries eat you and your shield alive late game.
-Garen is probably the WORST opponent you can have solotop.Trust me...I know.
-Meeted a Cho-Kassa team doublesilence.Got raped.
-You need to be babysitted untill you have at least your core items.
-Your final result are extremely dependable on the enemy setup and skill.
-Every point of Hp lost cannot be regenerated even if you use one spell every 10 secs early game.
-Spellvamp cannot sustain you,especially when using Siphon of Destruction.You have to hit like 10 minions to heal you more that the damage you inflict on yourself(early game).
-Dont bother harrasing.If your opponent hits you back somehow you immidiatly lose the exchange.
-You can go from 1/6 to 7/6 after the 25-30 minute mark.

Conclusion:
Play another more effective character.
Mordekaiser now is like Rally for summoner spells.It is there but its not worth using it(him).

The builds are awesome.
But still i stoped playing with him again.Its not fun to pick him anymore.
Got tired losing fights witch i know i would have won as Renekton or Pantheon or whatever.
Hope they will change them sometime,give me a motive to remove the dust from his mace.
Last comment.Gl & Hf.
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Spankarn | November 8, 2011 10:17pm
Amazing build. So well described and in depth. U rly show the "new" mordekaiser, and it's wonderful. Can't wait for more of ur buils :) +1
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saraka beoulve | November 8, 2011 9:48pm
I remember the good old time before the patch I was playing him as a 'Tank AP' and making hell of almost everybody. It was mainly do to the fact that his Iron man shield was easy to fill with siphon of destruction. But now, it's not the case anymore and as you explain very clearly there is NO trade off for that nerf. No slow, stun, etc. NO CC! Mainly, I don't play Mord. anymore because he is useless. Not that you cannot have a good game with him, but whatever you do now with mordenkaiser, you will probably do better with another champ. So yes, League of legends staff need to modify him or just remove him! (nah, maybe I push too far, but you get the point!).

Btw, thx for your guide. It's incredibly well build.
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DeDovla (6) | November 8, 2011 3:01pm
Stupid nerf bat >.> Morde was so fun to play,but after the nerf you can't have a good early game...but Morde can be strong only if he is fed,otherwise he's the opposing team's food :/
I hope RIOT will realize the mistake the made,and revert the nerf/buff him in the near future :)
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tumba456 | November 8, 2011 1:25am
GODOUGH wrote:

first off sorry about my bad spelling lol. I love Mord he's my main champ. I just recently started playing so i don't know what he was like before the nerf but i enjoy playing him and it's almost impossible for someone to take me down 1v1 or even 3v1 late game.
I know i'ed be better with my masteries set up for him but i haven't fully read all the pro's and con's on all of em yet so that's still in limbo.

My build.

Heart of Gold

sorcerers shoes

Phantom Dancer

rylais crystal scepter

sunfire cape

and Force of nature

As for revamping him.....

p.s. any comments good or bad are better then none lol.

One question why the phantom dancer? I mean ivé seen many morde's thnks to unforgiven he was my main champ and I completely owned 5vs5 . anyways as i was saying since his patch ive seen many morde's from the spell vamp start to old guide build and all and never have i seen a phantom dancer be used... hmmm ive even seen a friend make morde look like he was the morde we all knew but he build him tank/ad something really strange... anyways if anyone gets any news about morde being buffed again or something please let me know.
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 7, 2011 7:11pm
Yea, hit me up =D


My summoner name is NitemareLord.
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GODOUGH | November 7, 2011 7:35am
first off sorry about my bad spelling lol. I love Mord he's my main champ. I just recently started playing so i don't know what he was like before the nerf but i enjoy playing him and it's almost impossible for someone to take me down 1v1 or even 3v1 late game.
I know i'ed be better with my masteries set up for him but i haven't fully read all the pro's and con's on all of em yet so that's still in limbo.

My build.

Heart of Gold

sorcerers shoes

Phantom Dancer

rylais crystal scepter

sunfire cape

and Force of nature

depending on who i'm fighting i might change up the order of Phantom Dancer and Rylai's crystal scepter and if the game goes long enough i'll upgrade Heart of Gold. My last game stat's were 12/5/25 so i can't complain ;).
As for the Cultist ehhh it's a pain in the caboose the first few lvl's but after lvl 7 it's not a prob for me. If i'm worried about life then i'll buy the hextek Gunblade.
If anyone has any trouble gaining lvl's with mord just clear lanes. It keeps your shield at max and when someone atk's you it's like swatting a fly ;)

As for revamping him..... I think he's pretty set atm. A small change could be made here or there but overall he's a beef tank. If they were to remove his Cultist he's op, if you add stun to any of him atk's he's op. so the problem remains :(.
the only thing i can think of to even him out is to add a jump atk to Mace Of Spades like Jax. that would at least make the Cultist cost worth while.
Or since his back story seems to be based around him "feeding off sickness" add a poison element to one of his atk's.
Ehhh what do i know i'm just a newb lol. let me know what u guys think :D.

p.s. any comments good or bad are better then none lol.
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ReFreakWdZ | November 6, 2011 9:07pm
As a response to your update in October I understand where you are coming from completely. Morde went from being a amazing fun champ to play and turned into the biggest frustration. I used a modified version of your build that I designed and would just wreck teams. After this "nerf" (more like a straight beating) he was just unreliable. I could get farmed early in the game or get a few early kills and still would not have the ability to stand my own against lesser champs. I actually quick playing Morde for awhile and started maining Singed, Alistair, and Taric. I had plenty of fun with those champs but I started losing a lot of games cause champs like Singed, Alistair and Taric are not damage champs. I would have to rely on my team and generally lose because a carry or some idiot decided to feed. I can usually get fed as Singed and farmed but I cant pack of sustain damage as Singed if no one is chasing me.

Then one day out of the blue I just decided to pick up Morde again and give it everything I had. I got my *** kicked. After doing some homework and designing a new build I am now finally a threat again. Spell Vamp early game is the key to surviving as Morde.

I start the match with a Regrowth Pen. a Health Pot and 1 point for my E
I last hit as much as I can but I make sure to bring the fight to my half of the field so i can be defensive with a little offensive harass with the E when they get near.
I attempt to stay in lane long enough to hit at least 1550 gold, this lets me get a Hextech Revolver and Boots of Speed. If my opposition is strong enough I will B earlier for a +20 AP item. (Cant remember the name)
Depending on the enemies I will choose to either rush a Hex-tech Gun-blade or start working on a Crystal Scepter.
In the event of a lane that I am getting farmed and maybe 1 or 2 kills I will go Gun-Blade.
In the event of a lane with a lot of harass (Cait, Graves, Vayne etc etc....) I will start with the Giant Belt for more sustain then work on getting the AP items for the Crystal Scepter.
In a dicey situation I will cast ULT on a champ just to get my health back up and its not like it has a forever long cool down. But once I have Magic Pen Boots, Hex-tech Revolver (or Gun-Blade) and Crystal Scepter I will work on a WarMog. The health and the health regen give me so much sustain that I can run in and out of fights taking damage and come out on top.

Those are pretty much my 4 core items, the other two I will get based on who I am against, but now if you are playing Morde it is just best to get a Warmog and a lot of AP. Im going to toss a Death cap in the mix for the damage and maybe screw around with a Void staff for some extra Magic Pen.

But if you wanna talk more about builds and such check me out on League. My profile is pretty sad due to Elo hell but what can you do.

League s/n - ReFreakWdz
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Togebuzz | November 6, 2011 12:11pm
I have so much trouble using Morde now. Before his main nerf, he hardly even took thinking to absolutely knock through basically any champion in the entire game, with little to no effort. It was pretty ridiculous, so I think nerfs were in order, but good lord they hit him hard. His poor shield became extremely hard to get up early game, and you payed huge amounts of hp early to get a shield or attack. It was rough as it was but his saving grace was being played smartly and stacking hextech gunblades. Now, the only thing Morde has going for him is to be put in good hands :/ honestly, his shield is impossible to keep above half until at least level 6, he hurts himself enormously trying to harass, and he cant get large amounts of spellvamp anymore to make up for these shortcomings. He can choose AP, and have shield thats constantly up but gets knocked off by Xin's autoattack >.> or he can get tanky items, and have a strong shield up for half a second. He doesnt have ANY CC, he has precious little range, and honestly I have no idea what to do with him now.

I still play well, usually.... But I'm afraid of going in to ranked with morde and striking that AP/tankiness build isn't easy. RIOT, BUFFS GOGOGO

Sorry for obvious ramble, its just I really wish he was what he used to be. Or even CLOSE to it....
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tumba456 | November 6, 2011 10:35am
Hello well first of all I really want to thank you for the guide the current one with the nerfs updated it had me lost big time. Also i must say thank you before the nerfs of morde and after i founded your guide i decided to make him my main champ and every game i played with him rocked to the point i always had more than 10 kills and around 4 deaths. Lastly i say they should return morde to its original stance i mean in early game i still manage to do some damage and get some kills but as game moves on morde only seems to get weaker and also he starts the suicidal tendency (thats the only form of calling it because u lose so much life just spamming skills its just shocking and it makes u stop doing it therefore no more farmig nor sustainance in lane).
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | November 6, 2011 9:25am

The guide still works, as far as I can tell. I got 2-1-4. The 1 was only because of a stupid turret, and the enemies surrended in 20 minutes :P

But seriously, I've followed this guide and Un4given's previous ones many times before. Every time I followed it and fate didn't decide to BS me (lag, ****ty team, etc.) I've done no worse than breaking even with kills and deaths and I win a lot more times than I lose.

BTW Un4given, can I friend you on League?


Yea, hit me up =D
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 4, 2011 6:34pm
The guide still works, as far as I can tell. I got 2-1-4. The 1 was only because of a stupid turret, and the enemies surrended in 20 minutes :P

But seriously, I've followed this guide and Un4given's previous ones many times before. Every time I followed it and fate didn't decide to BS me (lag, ****ty team, etc.) I've done no worse than breaking even with kills and deaths and I win a lot more times than I lose.

BTW Un4given, can I friend you on League?
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Pozsich (15) | November 3, 2011 7:55pm
My opinion? He would be much much much more viable if they removed his using HP to cast spells. I mean, they did that to Tryn at the fury rework. I totally understand how mad you seem at the beginning over this XD They moved him from "Too strong" to "Easily countered."
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aakaka (1) | November 3, 2011 2:19am
Nice guide already owned with it :)
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OblivionWraith (5) | November 2, 2011 5:14am
MonkMiroku wrote:
Few ways that he can be reverted to normal, but still be nerfed to not be an immovable object -Increase Siphon of Destruction's CD, but give it it's shield generation back. -Increase minion shield gain to 100%, or at least 75%, but leave siphon as is. -Increase Mordekaiser's natural HP5. -Increase Mordekaiser's HP pool -Make him a free-resource champ like Katarina is. -Make one of his skills do a CC, preferably siphon. -Increase %damage-to-shield ratio to 50%, or somewhere near that. -Give him 5-10% spell vamp naturally as an additive to his passive, or make at least Siphon have some or something. -just undo the changes and let him be #1 again.


I agree with everything you said except for the complete undoing of the changes. That would make Morde very OP late game, all he'd have to do is Siphon of Destruction a creep wave and at worst all the enemy could do is take his shield down. VERY annoying.
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Cuzerus | October 31, 2011 8:44am
Just amazing how you put this all together, I like this build better than my current one, so +1 from me.
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mentalbreak | October 30, 2011 3:24pm
excellent build, I was worried that morde would suffer a great deal because of these nerfs, but your guide is by far the most effective morde build out there! +1 all the way!
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Azmodous | October 30, 2011 9:01am
Ok I tryed this build in a match I just got out of.
I was only able to get 3 items before they surrendered.
Sorcerer's Shoes,Force of Nature,Randiun's Omen
My score was 9/3/7
The guid is really great :D But I dont use the same runes I focus on AP/Magic Pen/and CD
Alot fo CD is great to use for Mordekaiser.
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aleksej13 | October 30, 2011 7:06am
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MonkMiroku (6) | October 29, 2011 1:48pm
Few ways that he can be reverted to normal, but still be nerfed to not be an immovable object

-Increase Siphon of Destruction's CD, but give it it's shield generation back.
-Increase minion shield gain to 100%, or at least 75%, but leave siphon as is.
-Increase Mordekaiser's natural HP5.
-Increase Mordekaiser's HP pool
-Make him a free-resource champ like Katarina is.
-Make one of his skills do a CC, preferably siphon.
-Increase %damage-to-shield ratio to 50%, or somewhere near that.
-Give him 5-10% spell vamp naturally as an additive to his passive, or make at least Siphon have some or something.
-just undo the changes and let him be #1 again.
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MonkMiroku (6) | October 29, 2011 1:43pm
Morde was my first champ, and hes still even post nerf one of my best. I do agree that he got nerfed a little to hard, and I'm sure they're going to fix it. I guess they just wanted to slap Morde's in the face for being able to go 5v1 and decimate them all. I'm not exactly sure why, seeing as Singed can do the same thing, but that's aside the point.

Strait penetration is the most viable option to me. Sadly, the only two times Morde is sufficient in a team is either Mid or Solo Top. Either way, Starting with an Amplifying Tome or Regrowth Pendant is downright necessary. Getting a Hextech Revolver is first priority. Building penetration items will do morde far better than any AP item ever will. Core build for Morde I think would be Will of the Ancients(or Hextech Gunblade), Sorcerer's Shoes, Abyssal Scepter and a Haunting Guise, which can later be bumped up to a Void Staff if they're MR is really ridiculous. Getting Zhonya's Hourglass is also nice with the armor. between the scepter and hourglass, you have enough armor/MR to take significantly less damage, and the hextech or WotA will keep your HP afloat.

MPen is highly underestimated, on the simple fact that no one realizes you're opponent can have a negative MR. If you push them under 0, they start taking a % increased damage from you're spells, and gives you late game dominance over tanks, since they're MR wont matter, meaning your shield regen will be good enough to sustain some damage in a team fight, making you naturally tanky alongside your hourglass and scepter. MPen quints and marks, and even glyphs are amazing on morde.

One highly over looked detail is the RIDICULOUS scaling of AD on Mace of Spades Even if you're just getting a Frozen Mallet or something small, it gives a significant boost to your damage on you're primary melee attack. Whats more, if they're alone so you don't splash to other targets, they take double damage. If you build a bit of AD on this, morde once again becomes a serious threat. Of course, that damage also charges your shield. I'm sure you see where I'm going with this.

Team fight wise, though you may seem tempted to smack your Children of the Grave on the carry, its actually best to do it on a tank, for a few reasons. Tank's have more HP, and its a lifesteal dot/hot, which is % based on their health. More health on the target, means more life gain for you, and more overall damage to their team. This is what is downright necessary if you intend to offtank for your team, since like you said, since you're melee you have to get up in their face, and sustain significant damage. Of course, an exception to this is when you're are positive you can get a kill almost instantly with it, for the extra team member, ESPECIALLY if its a AD carry. I don't like relying on the DoT to kill them, because a simple health potion is enough to trololol out of that sometimes. The DoT function is in place as a healing mechanic, not necessarily damage. Of course, if they have a Tryndamere, ult him all day long and watch him QQ.

In the concept of CC, Rylai's Crystal Scepter or a Frozen Mallet does you're dirty work here. Making you more HP tanky while administering a slow as well as additional damage helps a lot. I prefer the Frozen Mallet of the two, because unless you're going for a Hextech Gunblade, which isn't nearly as amazing since its nerf, you're wasting the potential of Mace of Spades. However, Keep note that as a single target damage component, I believe that Children of the Grave will proc fully the 35% slow on a target, and keep it on them for the duration of the debuff, which can seriously cripple some targets.


One last alternative, is make yourself like the lich king from WoW. Get a Sunfire cape for more your-standing-near-me-die damage, which synergies very nicely with your Creeping Death, then pick up both Rylai's and the Mallet to make sure they have no chance of running from you, alongside a quicksilver sash for more tankiness & CC prevention, and an atma's impaler to make your Q make them QQ. Meleekaiser is still 100% viable, don't forget.

He's the everyman. He can tank, he can offtank, he can AP carry, he can AD carry, he can brawl, he can mid, he can solo top, he can even gank very well. He cant support the greatest, but with summoner spells, even he could. Pay attention to you're teams needs, thats how you build morde.
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aleksej13 | October 29, 2011 1:31pm
Please look at my Guide of mordekaiser and please vote http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/mordekaiser-quot-try-to-kill-me-quot-142765#top and tell me if is it good
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xJadeWolfx (2) | October 29, 2011 12:39pm
In case anyone is still curious they are looking into rebuffing him.

Heres confirmation that he's definitely being re-looked into from Morello.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1325371&highlight=morello
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Necro-Khoria (3) | October 28, 2011 2:13pm
This build is simply just awesome! Help me alot in playing mordekaiser. Got 22/8/25 first PvP battle with Mordekaiser while using this build. Big Thumbs Up!
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 28, 2011 7:48am

While I don't agree with the people that are saying Mordekaiser is "unplayable", I do agree that he is very underpowered. You will likely find yourself unable to secure kills without the help of an ally, during both the laning phase and late game. The problem seems to arise from the fact that if you want decent damage output you sacrifice your survivability, but if you want survivability you sacrifice a good portion of your damage output. However, as hard as it may be to secure kills on your own, Mordekaiser is an incredibly good laning partner. During the laning phase (particularly at lvl 1-2), Mordekaiser has some of the best pushing ability of any champ. Whenever I'm laning with a competent and aggressive enough ally, I almost always secure either first blood or an assist to first blood, particularly against melee champs who have little ability to push Mordekaiser around in the early game. In mid to late game, I find myself easily able to push any lane that needs pushing, as Mordekaiser's ability to push is nearly unequaled, and I am also an asset in teamfights because of my ultimate and my decent ability to absorb damage because of my passive, decent health pool, and decent health regeneration. Because of Mordekaiser possess melee range abilities (and because their is the general conception that Mordekaiser is weak) he will frequently be targeted early in a teamfight, and since you are no tank you will likely die, but you can be a pain and prolong your life as long as possible before you die, allowing your allies a chance to clean up the enemy team. Now herein lies the problem, Mordekaiser is almost entirely team dependent, if you have a ****py team you will probably lose, but if your team is good they will likely realize your potential and utilize it. Now am I saying Mordekaiser doesn't need a buff? Of course not; but I am saying that he can't still be played in an effective and fun way, just don't expect to be carrying.


Sorry I need to clarify myself. He's unplayable with the meta in mid to high elo ranked right now. Its as bad as picking Teemo for ranked. The people in these elos are good enough to know what not to do around Mordekaiser and what to do to Mordekaiser. The carries will play careful to always stay away from your combo and the tanks will get involved as soon as possible. Its also a known fact that people will burst you down first because you are the biggest threat in team fights. The source of having a ghost is Mordekaiser and if you can kill him, there is no potential of a ghost uprising. There are definitely better champions to pick over Mordekaiser for top lane because you want a tanky damaging character to take top such as Nasus, Singed, Renekton, Galio, Cho'Gath, Rumble and this list can go on and on. I just find these character much more useful in team comp situations. They can CC and take damage unlike Morde.

In regular match up games, yea I find Morde to be playable because people don't take it as seriously. I'll see 2 Ranged carries, 2 burst mage carries, or no support and I'll know its easier to take their team down. I will say playing in Dominion, he's unbearable early game. You know running into the enemy will be complete suicide so you have to play careful, but that limits you to only using Siphon of Destruction. I definitely don't have as much fun as I used to.


First of all.You are right(talking about the first chapter),and basically explains why i suck so hard with Mordekaiser after the nerf.I was playing him like the old times,tried some lunatic stuff as well,and I wasnt satisfied.I actually stop playing him because i dont want to drag my team down since I can pick something much more effective and trust worthy right now.I feel that I need my opponents to be really terrible for me to be effective.


Felt the same way and I've been learning new characters, but it still eats me away inside that I want to play Morde and play him like I used to because it was the most fun I've ever had in the game.


Anyway.
First of all Mordekaiser was ok as he was.He was very easy to counter thats what people couldnt understand and they where crying on forums. .But Riot decided to make him only for Bot games.And Evelin is a great example of their stupidity on this part.
So.
1st:I believe that his health cost when using abilities should be reduced.
2nd:Making his shield more difficult to cut through,by making the hit points of your shield taking a smaller % of damage compaired to normal health.This is extremely important because right now your shield evaporates extremely fast because you cannot regenerate as much as you could in the past.
Thats what i have in mind right now.Please take some time reading my comment :).Thank you in advance.


Agreed, I saw all the posts of him needing a nerf on the forums and I just shook my head... I was speechless when I saw that got rid of his shield generation for Siphon of Destruction and can only be generated through champions, that just made me mad. So if my opponent hits me first while we're harassing each other, whats the point to having a shield? none. Its a waste bc its obviously going to go away by the time the next attempt to harass each other comes up. Agreed that the health costs should be reduced, but I feel the degeneration of the shield should be slower.


Morde's been my main for a while now, largely thanks to you Un4given (my salute to you for your work on these guides). I don't think it's fair or accurate to call Morde "unplayable." There have been games where I've done well as him post-patch 125 nerf AND post-Gunblade nerf.

However, for lvl.15-ish Summoners, I've actually played with him as a partner with duo lane. I understand that there may be some people (no doubt with more experience than me) who will disagree with this. However, I've laned with a Jax and I've laned with a Caitlin, didn't die once either time and got at least three kills/assists before the laning phase ended and Morde's potential kicked in. In Jax's case I got Creeping Death at lvl. 2 and gave it to him whenever he face-checked a bush. One thing I completely agree with Un4given: MORDE CANNOT BE ALONE! Get a teammate to fight with you or hide in jungle for a gank, because YOU WILL BE SCREWED if you are alone.

I don't believe in pure-tank Morde at all. If you want a tank, pick Nasus or Rammus as they do the job much better. I liked pure AP up till the Hextech Gunblade nerf, but I think now Rylai's at least is definitely mandatory.

For a Morde-buff, I can think of a few possibilites.
1) health costs - get rid of them or lower them. I heard from somewhere that Riot might get rid of health costs for all health-cost champions. Don't take this as a fact, it's just a rumor. Either way it can help a lot.
2) CC - MORDE NEEDS CC. He has a huge freaking mace, why can't it knock backward/upward or stun, for God's sake? Or at least slow with Siphon. Give it more Cooldown, I'll take the tradeoff.
3) Shield nerf - Riot had the right idea, but too much. 66% or 75% would have been nearer the mark. Morde is not unplayable, but definitely underpowered.

Until they buff him, Riot should up the difficulty bar to hard on his character page for sure. Meanwhile, I've turned to Annie and Nasus as new mains. Let me know if Mordekaiser ever gets the buff he needs and deserves! I want that Pentakill Mordekaiser skin, but I'm certainly not going to get it while Morde's this underpowered.

If the noobs can complain about how Morde is OP, can't we complain about how he's UP? :P


I'm not a fan of Morde duo laning at all. Yes he can throw Creeping Death as support to another character, but my real beef is usually AD ranged carry goes down bot with a support character is the meta at the moment. Melee AD carry can go bot as well and it would work out better. Morde needs a lot of gold to bring up his true potential and taking that from the AD character is crippling your own team in a sense because you want him to become powerful. Completely agree with everything else you've said. He needs team mates to protect him, his difficulty is much harder, and yes, I do believe he's underpowered. Morde and Rumble are the most similar characters in the game. Guess which one has a better early game, Rumble. Which one has CC, Rumble. Which one has better sustain, Rumble. For a character to out beat another in every aspect I find is broken. Rumble takes no damage when using his, he just has a heat up bar which actually increases his damage output as he increases it, how ridiculous lol. Yea he can overheat, but it doesn't cripple him completely. Rumble's Shield > Morde's Shield anyday. Makes him faster and shields BETTER. The only difference I see between the two are the Ults.
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 27, 2011 7:46pm
Morde's been my main for a while now, largely thanks to you Un4given (my salute to you for your work on these guides). I don't think it's fair or accurate to call Morde "unplayable." There have been games where I've done well as him post-patch 125 nerf AND post-Gunblade nerf.

However, for lvl.15-ish Summoners, I've actually played with him as a partner with duo lane. I understand that there may be some people (no doubt with more experience than me) who will disagree with this. However, I've laned with a Jax and I've laned with a Caitlin, didn't die once either time and got at least three kills/assists before the laning phase ended and Morde's potential kicked in. In Jax's case I got Creeping Death at lvl. 2 and gave it to him whenever he face-checked a bush. One thing I completely agree with Un4given: MORDE CANNOT BE ALONE! Get a teammate to fight with you or hide in jungle for a gank, because YOU WILL BE SCREWED if you are alone.

I don't believe in pure-tank Morde at all. If you want a tank, pick Nasus or Rammus as they do the job much better. I liked pure AP up till the Hextech Gunblade nerf, but I think now Rylai's at least is definitely mandatory.

For a Morde-buff, I can think of a few possibilites.
1) health costs - get rid of them or lower them. I heard from somewhere that Riot might get rid of health costs for all health-cost champions. Don't take this as a fact, it's just a rumor. Either way it can help a lot.
2) CC - MORDE NEEDS CC. He has a huge freaking mace, why can't it knock backward/upward or stun, for God's sake? Or at least slow with Siphon. Give it more Cooldown, I'll take the tradeoff.
3) Shield nerf - Riot had the right idea, but too much. 66% or 75% would have been nearer the mark. Morde is not unplayable, but definitely underpowered.

Until they buff him, Riot should up the difficulty bar to hard on his character page for sure. Meanwhile, I've turned to Annie and Nasus as new mains. Let me know if Mordekaiser ever gets the buff he needs and deserves! I want that Pentakill Mordekaiser skin, but I'm certainly not going to get it while Morde's this underpowered.

If the noobs can complain about how Morde is OP, can't we complain about how he's UP? :P
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Forgottenduty (78) | October 27, 2011 5:57pm
First of all.You are right(talking about the first chapter),and basically explains why i suck so hard with Mordekaiser after the nerf.I was playing him like the old times,tried some lunatic stuff as well,and I wasnt satisfied.I actually stop playing him because i dont want to drag my team down since I can pick something much more effective and trust worthy right now.I feel that I need my opponents to be really terrible for me to be effective.
Anyway.
First of all Mordekaiser was ok as he was.He was very easy to counter thats what people couldnt understand and they where crying on forums. .But Riot decided to make him only for Bot games.And Evelin is a great example of their stupidity on this part.
So.
1st:I believe that his health cost when using abilities should be reduced.
2nd:Making his shield more difficult to cut through,by making the hit points of your shield taking a smaller % of damage compaired to normal health.This is extremely important because right now your shield evaporates extremely fast because you cannot regenerate as much as you could in the past.
Thats what i have in mind right now.Please take some time reading my comment :).Thank you in advance.
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BigBarracuda (2) | October 27, 2011 5:24pm
While I don't agree with the people that are saying Mordekaiser is "unplayable", I do agree that he is very underpowered. You will likely find yourself unable to secure kills without the help of an ally, during both the laning phase and late game. The problem seems to arise from the fact that if you want decent damage output you sacrifice your survivability, but if you want survivability you sacrifice a good portion of your damage output. However, as hard as it may be to secure kills on your own, Mordekaiser is an incredibly good laning partner. During the laning phase (particularly at lvl 1-2), Mordekaiser has some of the best pushing ability of any champ. Whenever I'm laning with a competent and aggressive enough ally, I almost always secure either first blood or an assist to first blood, particularly against melee champs who have little ability to push Mordekaiser around in the early game. In mid to late game, I find myself easily able to push any lane that needs pushing, as Mordekaiser's ability to push is nearly unequaled, and I am also an asset in teamfights because of my ultimate and my decent ability to absorb damage because of my passive, decent health pool, and decent health regeneration. Because of Mordekaiser possess melee range abilities (and because their is the general conception that Mordekaiser is weak) he will frequently be targeted early in a teamfight, and since you are no tank you will likely die, but you can be a pain and prolong your life as long as possible before you die, allowing your allies a chance to clean up the enemy team. Now herein lies the problem, Mordekaiser is almost entirely team dependent, if you have a ****py team you will probably lose, but if your team is good they will likely realize your potential and utilize it. Now am I saying Mordekaiser doesn't need a buff? Of course not; but I am saying that he can't still be played in an effective and fun way, just don't expect to be carrying.
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tinnguyen123 (1) | October 27, 2011 3:11pm
I'm still so sad about the nerf... Now i have no main :((
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xJadeWolfx (2) | October 27, 2011 12:42am
Cocofang wrote:
What I am afraid of however is a hard rework of Mordekaiser. I like the way he is. Even the HP-costs for his abilities. A CD-based Morde wouldn't be the Morde I learned to play and love. He just needs a buff, not a rework.


I'm totally about this. I like the health costs (or did when they didn't hurt so bad) it gave him flavor, but he's definitely too weak right now. Playable for sure, and still a dominate force if you know how to play him and how to protect him, but he doesn't fit into a proper role (he barely did before) and really needs some CC given too him or given a buff.
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xJadeWolfx (2) | October 27, 2011 12:39am
Well... ****.

I was working on a build guide that basically covered what you just redid in this one. XD I was just trying to get enough consistent plays in to have a list of wins to make it seem reasonable.

I still love Morde, I do wish he were a little less... burstable, but if you play more like a mage he's totally rape. :/ Just play like a squishy until maybe they rebuff us or give us a CC?
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ZeeSleepy | October 26, 2011 11:28am
I agree with u 100%. Right from the start I knew the nerf was to please the QQing population... Never have I seen a champion get their uniqueness taken away like this. Its comparable to twitch getting his stealth reduced to like 10 secs on max level. Right now I feel he is completely broken, no point in using him since he does a better job at killing himself than the enemy do. I was expecting a redo on Morde from the past 2 patches but it now seems they completely forgot about him and left him in the dumpster so the QQing will stop.
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DePyro (5) | October 25, 2011 11:35pm
Keep up the good work sir, I give kudos and rep.
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chong (2) | October 25, 2011 11:13pm
i personally think that mordekaiser is way weaker then pantheon before pantheons buff. he needs a complete remake or major buff. at the moment he is useless by picking tis champion it will be like trolling your team. i totally agree with theun4givenrage. this champion is useless now. :(
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Cocofang (1) | October 25, 2011 6:13pm
Decrease shield decay to about 1,5% instead of 3%.
Give Siphon of Destruction the ability to generate additional shield for each unit hit back but not as powerful as before. Maybe add it to the Mace too.
Increase the shield generation against minions to 75% from measly 50%.
Slightly reduce the health-costs for his abilities.

My thoughts for a Morde-buff. Apparently the last post-patch Morde-Week with all the feeding players didn't convince Riot that he is way harder to play now, even UP. Hopefully they get it after this rotation.
I can almost wholeheartedly agree with your guild. WotA and Rylais are a must no matter what. What I still don't agree with are Sorcerer- over Lucidity-Shoes. I read the part with you testing the whole thing but with Spell-Vamp I don't see the problem. Farming only one minion-wave restores over 50% of my HP. In team-fights it should be pretty much the same since you tend to hit lots of **** with your abilities. Additionally it allows you to almost spam your Ultimate. Only a few games ago I had the enemy team complain about how my Ulti had no CD at all and kept spawning ghosts like mad. One ghost dies, ~40 seconds later you can have another one. It allows you to use it way more freely. To sustain, to get a ghost even to scare away that pesky DPS or Mage. Whenever they saw me and weren't at least three people they RAN for it.

What I am afraid of however is a hard rework of Mordekaiser. I like the way he is. Even the HP-costs for his abilities. A CD-based Morde wouldn't be the Morde I learned to play and love. He just needs a buff, not a rework.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 25, 2011 4:35pm

Morde needs a buff. In all the games I've played with and as morde I've lost- he really doesn't have a strength in being a tank or an ap carry.


Agreed. He's good at focusing one target but that's it. He can be a burst mage, but he has to be in melee range to do it and that right there is the problem. The Pros and good players of this game play characters with the most benefit to CC and ranged attacks. Cassiopeia is a great example of a character like this. She's ridiculous at range for a mage and get get a lot of damage in. It doesn't require an ult to do it either, so there's a lot to gain out of her.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 25, 2011 4:31pm

But I have one question, why not buy Greater Seal of Vigor as rune instead of Greater Seal of Regeneration? I know Regeneration gives you more heal @ lvl 18, but I think it's more important to have more heal regen at lower level.


Greater Seal of Vigor Greater Seal of Regeneration Because by the time you're level 4, you have reached = health regen and increasing after 4. I dont understand why they made them this way and think they need to fix that for sure lol.
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Phoenix General | October 25, 2011 4:22pm
Morde needs a buff. In all the games I've played with and as morde I've lost- he really doesn't have a strength in being a tank or an ap carry.
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iNineTailedFox | October 25, 2011 1:30pm

Guide is revised and back up for all to see. Sorry for the wait, but its work! =D

Thank you very much mate! :) I'm going to try them all.

But I have one question, why not buy Greater Seal of Vigor as rune instead of Greater Seal of Regeneration? I know Regeneration gives you more heal @ lvl 18, but I think it's more important to have more heal regen at lower level.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 25, 2011 11:58am
Guide is revised and back up for all to see. Sorry for the wait, but its work! =D
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 25, 2011 6:22am
lol its because I haven't had time to update my guide yet. I should of thrown something out there for you all to see. I'm sorry that it's been taking so long, but I will have it finished and done by today.
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rosenvinge | October 25, 2011 5:42am
Very nice build! +1 !
But i don't agree with your Guardian Angel. Think Kaiser should get some sort of ekstra AP and MP. Void Staff would be my choice ;)!

But extremely nice build! Thanks!
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m4urice (7) | October 25, 2011 4:33am
Good guide!

@Picklephobia: the build in the text is not the one on the cheatsheet. Basically, according to what he writes:
Doran's Shield
Sorcerer's Shoes
Will of the Ancients
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Hextech Gunblade
Guardian Angel
Lich Bane
should be okay now. But clearly, Morde has been nerfed twice, by his personal nerfing patch and the Hextech nerf. Too bad (or great for those who hate Mordekaiser!).
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Picklephobia | October 23, 2011 12:31pm
Er, Hextech Gunblades are unique now, can't wait to see what you'll do with the build though
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areason | October 23, 2011 3:04am
do you still suggest getting hextech after the nerf?

i usually go ryles, will of the ancients, lich bane then death cap.
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 20, 2011 12:31pm
Therio wrote:

hextech is officially nerfed but the build may still work with will of ancients and one hextech


Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Usually, I only manage to get one Hextech Gunblade and one Will of the Ancients before a game ends, and I still do fine. Plus, this leaves room for Rylai's for certain.
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Therio | October 19, 2011 9:33pm
hextech is officially nerfed but the build may still work with will of ancients and one hextech
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Nighthawk (670) | October 19, 2011 3:31pm
I think the only viable build on Morde is AP Tanky.

Lichbane, Deathcap, Zhonya's, Scepter, Rylai's

probably not in that order
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 19, 2011 11:26am
I guess the new changes kind of force you to get other items that Un4given posted on this guide: Moonflair Spellblade, Rylai's, Lich Bane, Guardian Angel...
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Nighthawk (670) | October 18, 2011 6:14pm



Hey mastajdog,

I have a question about spell vamp. I just saw your comment on making Spell Vamp unique. However, if you use ONE Gunblade and ONE WotA, will you still have the total spell vamp from the individual items since you only have one of each? Sorry if this sounds like a noob question.


Yes you will.

However I don't think revolver will increase it.
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 18, 2011 6:05pm
mastajdog wrote:

FYI, they're about to make all spell vamp unique, even on gunblade. may hurt this build :(


Hey mastajdog,

I have a question about spell vamp. I just saw your comment on making Spell Vamp unique. However, if you use ONE Gunblade and ONE WotA, will you still have the total spell vamp from the individual items since you only have one of each? Sorry if this sounds like a noob question.
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mastajdog (77) | October 18, 2011 1:19pm
FYI, they're about to make all spell vamp unique, even on gunblade. may hurt this build :(
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Xelement (1) | October 18, 2011 1:18pm
[*] Wonder what you will do once the hexblade nerf hits...going to suck :/
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BoxmanX (2) | October 18, 2011 11:37am
Good build. +1

also... ulti on anivia + her passive = FAIL

same can be with blitzcrank. his shield can be quite a problem.
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Kj_lord | October 18, 2011 5:15am
+1 rep for u this guide rocks, the 3x gunblade really works !!
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Fivedollarbuffet | October 16, 2011 10:23am
First of all--great build. I have wanted to play Morde for some time, and this is it.

I do not know if this was covered somewhere, but how do you feel about changing out Magic Resist for Ability Power? I do feel, in the beginning, I am a bit weak (maybe just me), so I am curious as to your thouths.

Again, great post.

+1

Five
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Cocofang (1) | October 15, 2011 10:58am
Why not CDR-Boots instead of MP-Boots?

Sure, the damage output per ability is lower but you can use them way more often, which is a big advantage imo. Morde is extremely dependent on his abilities. If they are on CD he can't use his passive and ends up not only defenseless but without notable damage output as well.

Personally I love CDR on Morde. I even sacrifice some MR-Glyphs for CDR-per-level-Glyphs.


Since Hextech Gunblade will get a heavy (?) nerf in the next patch, do you think this will cripple your guide?
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | October 15, 2011 7:30am
ZeeSleepy wrote:

Hey bad news... they're nerfing gunblade's life and spell steal to passive... might have to change a major part of ur guide again... morde is just getting hit over and over again... ima seriously quit morde soon...


Yea I saw, Check out my READ ME FIRST section and it will let you know future updates
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ZeeSleepy | October 14, 2011 11:24pm
Hey bad news... they're nerfing gunblade's life and spell steal to passive... might have to change a major part of ur guide again... morde is just getting hit over and over again... ima seriously quit morde soon...
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appelzuiger | October 14, 2011 1:30am
Great guide first time i tried it got 21-5-13 with it;)
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Xelement (1) | October 13, 2011 10:29am
Well...I do have a suggestion, I only play pub/normal games.

Sometimes they last forever. Well if they ever last taht long I always find myself buying hp and magic resist. Plus, i get rid of a hexblade for the deathcap. The 140 Ap and 30% boost is a huge boost to dps. Your Q still hits just as hard if not more, and your E now becomes godly plus Ult is always godly which will drain like 30% of their hp or more.

Plus I find myself getting more defensive items towards the end like force of nature. Since I am always targeted first, so since my attackign is already great I just aim for more health to stay in longer. so warmong's force of nature, done thormail sometimes thought that was junk.
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bubbi | October 12, 2011 12:12pm
got my first penta with this build thank you :D
ps feeded tristana did it for me (ghost) :D:D

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Xelement (1) | October 12, 2011 9:51am
I'm confused why is hte top all hexblades, but when we scroll down you have a complete different list?
Hexblade>sceptor>WoA>hexblade

Though i haven't been able to follow it completely.
Been fights where they have garer/xin/yi so I get thornmail to do that extra damage back at them and grab the armor. Plus had an all AP fight so got the one magic resist armor, plus has like 40 hp every 5 seconds. So that one was great for mord.
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eatingpi | October 11, 2011 4:12am
Nice build dude XD i got 25:2:5 and 19:0:6 out of this build

nice job :D
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Xelement (1) | October 10, 2011 10:14pm
Making this guide proud baby!
23/0/7
Love this guide.

I get the shield thing, boots, hexblade, the health rod, the will of the anicents then another hexblade if the game lasts that long.

then if maybe a guardian angle.
but yea...i was taking on four at a time without the will of aniecents and second hexblade. Just kept on beating em up...though they kept stunning me to run.
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Xelement (1) | October 10, 2011 10:25am
7/2/4
We won, it was really nice build and stuff.
They surrendered so didnt get to do much, I got the shield to start things off, bought the boots and then a hexblade. Was about to buy the Scepter but game ended then.

Hexblade was amazing, thought about getting a second one instead of the scepter but i wanted the big hp and the AP. Though the hexblade for sure is amazing.

Plus! This is proof this guide rocks. I never been mord in any pvp matches, and usually was a tank against bots. First time ever looking up a guide for him, and i did pvp instead of bots by mistake. So i was nervous, but I started to kick the **** out of them.
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Player01 | October 10, 2011 1:27am
3 Questions:
1. Won't Regrowth Pendant be a better starting item since it stacks well with the hp regen runes?

2. When farmed well would Deathcap be a better choice than Lich Bane?

3. Is Randuin's Omen viable agaisnt heavy AD teams?
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 9, 2011 7:06pm
This guide has helped me A LOT with early-game Morde. I hardly ever die until Level 6 because of the tips in this build.

However, I am unfortunately a TERRIBLE late-game player with a lot of champs, not just Morde. Can someone please give me some tips on how to survive with Mordekaiser mid-late game? Also, is it better to put Children on the Grave when beginning to engage an opponent, or when they're about to die?

Thank you to anyone who answers my questions!
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Lord Vampire (1) | October 9, 2011 6:25pm
really efficient build and nice tips
+1
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Kj_lord | October 8, 2011 7:59pm
love the spell vamp things i suggest keep 1 hextech gunblade and add 2 will of ancients mord doesnt need that much ad but he needs lots of spell vamp ^^
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Zyv0x (25) | October 8, 2011 6:47am
I love this guide, but that recent nerf really ****ed it all up. Morde isn't really any tanky anymore. His shield barely activates etc. Before you could troll enemies with having 100hp and they 400hp, run away from them while wait for cd's, turn around and Q>E so fast that they'll die before they hit you twice. It would trigger your armor so bad they started to cry. Unfortunately, not possible anymore.

Well, still...
MORDE ES NUMERO UNO HUEHUEHUE
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Vlaad | October 7, 2011 3:04pm
first of all i need to mention its a great guide written very well and detailed so upvoted.nice work!.I am an occassional morde player and well your new build with hextech ahh dunno just didnt work out for me.i mean if you want to play morde like pure caster or some sort of hubrid you should combine items and passives to reach full potential.My point is that with all those hexteches u reach spell vamp cap from only 2 of them, their active has big ****ing cd to be considered a nuke (+the slow can be replaced with rylais which is more reliable and make u more beefy)and ofc they are ****ing expensive too.
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xJadeWolfx (2) | October 6, 2011 12:10am
Now for MY question.

Are you using per-level MR Runes or the flats? You have the flats at the top and the per level down in the text. I'm buying up the per levels because they are cheap and i will try them, but it would be good to make them match. :D
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xJadeWolfx (2) | October 6, 2011 12:07am

Thanks for the answer.But in general i feel uncapable of playing so defensively because Mordekaiser is a very rewarding player when playing offensively.But you are right.He is now too item dependable to survive with his shield before getting some "core" items.I appretiatr that you took the time to write me back considering that you are not the author of this guide.


You've got to play Morde more like a mage early game (I'm of the opinion that he should be ALWAYS played like a mage and I almost always go more kills than deaths a fed Annie didn't even make me go neg and she had 5 Rabadons).

Hit the champions, not the minions. I know its a tough transition... I know when someone was annoying to harass I would just eat their minion wave and then retreat passed my edge of the river and rinse repeat until I vastly out leveled them because they were starved on their turret... but you have to play safe, Morde is NOT a champ that is rewarded for early aggression... just post-6 aggression... kinda like Kassadin. Most Kassadins just farm until six then they poof all over the map and murder people. Once you get some items and some levels you can start eating people.

I feel like the kind of of forced Morde into a good late game champion because of this nerf. Once you get a few gunblades, or my favorite a gunblade, a lichbane and a Rabadons you just melt people. Stay behind your tanks though! You can build tanky but you are NOT A TANK.
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Thousandbucks | October 4, 2011 8:09pm
It would be a nice addition to add the grave digger yorick as one of the people who do not instantly die after their ultimate is casted.
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Temzilla (211) | October 3, 2011 8:24pm
ATTILA_289 wrote:

We would love a Dominion build Unforgiven... :D
Things are so much different in there and it's kinda complicated,thanks again for your remake of the build :D


Start with w/e boots you want.

Then rush 3 gunblades, a lich bane, and w/e other item you want like Rylai's, a fourth gunblade, Deathcap, or w/e as long as it has a resist, ap, health, or spell vamp on it.

what the **** happened to the build? 3 gb's? really?


You've obviously never played 3 gunblade mordekaiser.

If you're put in a situation where Mordekaiser is a good choice(Entire other team is squishy damage dealers with no CC), then massing AP/Spell Vamp is an extremely effective build.

Baxxie wrote:


They did not change his shield all too much. You just get lesser shield versus minions, that is all. Unless you can have a laning phase with 4 Hextech Gunblades, you did not have to remove the other builds.


You're dumb.


Oh by the way are the Runes listed above the only way for this build to work?.Cuz right now i am using 9x Magic pen.9x Armor.9x Magic rez/lvl.3x Ability Power


Those are good runes in my opinion, it's what i'm using and it's how im being successful against casters like LeBlanc or Annie in mid.
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Forgottenduty (78) | October 3, 2011 12:48pm
Oh by the way are the Runes listed above the only way for this build to work?.Cuz right now i am using 9x Magic pen.9x Armor.9x Magic rez/lvl.3x Ability Power
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wRAthoFVuLK (535) | October 2, 2011 6:28pm
what the **** happened to the build? 3 gb's? really?
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AlphaOmega (1) | October 2, 2011 2:40am
This guide must've been here for ages, yet this is the first time I read it.
Reason i'm actually reading this is because I recently bought Morde.
I played him a bunch of times as a tank but that didn't work out as well as I planned it (or seen other Morde's playing it). However, after trying this build out I reached my first three wins in a row with him!
Sweet and thanks for this awesome 8.3k words read.

I have one question though: Why MR/Hregen p/level runes? You might have chosen them for a better late-game experience but, wouldn't you deny yourself some extra farm/gank in early/midgame in the process? Or is it truly worth in your opinion? Because i'd rather use AP p/lvl runes and/or CD reduction to maximize his damage dealing output.

Thanks in advance :)

Edit: +1 anyway
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OblivionWraith (5) | October 1, 2011 6:36pm

Thanks for the answer.But in general i feel uncapable of playing so defensively because Mordekaiser is a very rewarding player when playing offensively.But you are right.He is now too item dependable to survive with his shield before getting some "core" items.I appretiatr that you took the time to write me back considering that you are not the author of this guide.


I am not an expert on playing Mordekaiser by ANY means. Usually in a PvP game I end up with more deaths than kills. But playing defensively and with other teammates is how I make my contributions to the team. For example, I'll admit that 4-9-17 is not great for a game, but it's a LOT better than 0-10-X :) I've learned the hard way that being too aggressive is a ****ty idea if there are three enemies waiting to gank you.
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Forgottenduty (78) | September 30, 2011 1:18pm
Thanks for the answer.But in general i feel uncapable of playing so defensively because Mordekaiser is a very rewarding player when playing offensively.But you are right.He is now too item dependable to survive with his shield before getting some "core" items.I appretiatr that you took the time to write me back considering that you are not the author of this guide.
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OblivionWraith (5) | September 28, 2011 2:07pm

Hello.First of all I have to admit i am a huge fan of this guide and i have gave +1 on it for a long time but i havent commented on it so far.But now i feel its the time to do it.
Mordekaiser used to be one of my favorite champions.I was doing fairly good in every role(both tank or tanky with spellvamp etc)and i was using the 3rd build you had posted before the recent nerf.But now...disaster.
I cant play with him anymore.I am the epitome of sucking with this character.I just get melted soo faster that spellvamp+resistances are not able to keep me alive even in the simplest fights.Irelia solo top melted me like there is no tommorow and in general i fail so much with this char now that i stoped playing with him.
The only way for me to be effective was if i was playing against bad or drunk players who fed me somehow.But yet again i was worse than in the past.
I just...dont understand what i do wrong.Do i have to change my playstyle somehow?.Or maybe play more defensive?.I realy have no idea.But if you might have any thoughts about it plz respond to this comment.


It's best to play VERY defensively. Whenever I'm careful and hang around near turrets, I usually survive the ****py early game stages and kick ***. Whenever I poke around the enemy's side of the field, I get my *** ganked by three+ heroes and get screwed over. I've had games in both sides of the spectrum despite the nerf: kicking *** one day, sucking *** the next.

One thing I've learned from this is that you should probably not travel alone. Stick with another champion or at least have one around to gank/defend.
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Forgottenduty (78) | September 27, 2011 5:07pm
Hello.First of all I have to admit i am a huge fan of this guide and i have gave +1 on it for a long time but i havent commented on it so far.But now i feel its the time to do it.
Mordekaiser used to be one of my favorite champions.I was doing fairly good in every role(both tank or tanky with spellvamp etc)and i was using the 3rd build you had posted before the recent nerf.But now...disaster.
I cant play with him anymore.I am the epitome of sucking with this character.I just get melted soo faster that spellvamp+resistances are not able to keep me alive even in the simplest fights.Irelia solo top melted me like there is no tommorow and in general i fail so much with this char now that i stoped playing with him.
The only way for me to be effective was if i was playing against bad or drunk players who fed me somehow.But yet again i was worse than in the past.
I just...dont understand what i do wrong.Do i have to change my playstyle somehow?.Or maybe play more defensive?.I realy have no idea.But if you might have any thoughts about it plz respond to this comment.
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coldstone769 | September 27, 2011 2:10pm
check out my morde tank guid plz
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ATTILA_289 | September 27, 2011 10:34am
We would love a Dominion build Unforgiven... :D
Things are so much different in there and it's kinda complicated,thanks again for your remake of the build :D
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Jonboygush | September 27, 2011 8:41am
Love the new Mordekaiser build bro...Would be nice if you put up a Dominion guide and such...+1
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Zyeth | September 25, 2011 9:28pm
Finished reading your guide, thnx m8 really hlpd me get this guy off the ground :)
personal preference i have(vsing AI btw which i know is easier) is buying a regrowth pendant with my initial gold to work towards the recommended armor(Force Of Nature) then buying the boots- i lose out on the dmg and armor(doran's shield) but the initially higher health regen allows me to throw down that lil bit longer n thus hlp me gain the initial kills. - usually play teemo so im accustomed to hit and run tactics not a melee xD love grave+ignite though so devious :).
any tips or alternate ways to get initial kills would be appreciated :).
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OblivionWraith (5) | September 25, 2011 7:03pm
I recently said Morde isn't attack in one of my previous comments. That was a typo; I meant to say, he isn't a tank :P

I do have a serious question, though un4given. I'm only a level 13 summoner, so I clearly don't have all the masteries that I need. Do you recommend that I go for Utility or Offense first?
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Baxxie (12) | September 25, 2011 6:38am



I'll miss them too, but with the changes at hand right now, I don't see any reason to go either of the two builds anymore. Shield doesn't generate at all like it used to.

They did not change his shield all too much. You just get lesser shield versus minions, that is all. Unless you can have a laning phase with 4 Hextech Gunblades, you did not have to remove the other builds.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | September 25, 2011 6:09am
Sir Jarman wrote:

omg what happened to the other guide....there were three builds....please can you put them again, i played with them and i'm always win xD (not always)

please if you have time i would thank you very much


I'll miss them too, but with the changes at hand right now, I don't see any reason to go either of the two builds anymore. Shield doesn't generate at all like it used to.
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Gloreian | September 25, 2011 2:36am
Excellent Guide. Describing Morde as a mage is deep insight in to the champion.

The grammer of the guide write-up is slightly choppy, but it doesn't detract from from it's uberness.

Def a +1 vote.

Now write another guide! lol Thanks man.
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Denrak | September 25, 2011 1:43am
morde got nerfed, thats why the other builds are gone.

Good build altough :D
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Sir Jarman | September 24, 2011 6:46pm
omg what happened to the other guide....there were three builds....please can you put them again, i played with them and i'm always win xD (not always)

please if you have time i would thank you very much
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OblivionWraith (5) | September 24, 2011 6:47am
The only reasons why I die when playing this build (is because I have a brain-fart and sometimes forget that Mordekaiser isn't a tank (all that metal armor kind of puts me off) :P
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Skillnubs | September 24, 2011 5:45am
Omg dude u are great just just played 3 games with the new build and the only thing i changed was that after hex gun i got lich all 3 games i carried :) (15/2/8, 9/1/5, 12/2/4) simply amazing.
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Alexsergey | September 23, 2011 3:57pm

I liked your guide but I had a few concerns. Especially because I just randomly decided to play Morde last night and quickly looked up your guide. The first item sequence shows buying 3 HexTGB in a row. Needless to say, I was surprised when I realized I could only active 1 of them. Second. Do you still actually recommend a second HTGB end game?
My main concern though, was the first item sequence though. I wish I'd had more time to read through the guide, but I didn't. lol. Overall, for my first play thru, I did pretty good, but it coulda been a lot better.







Did you really skip the very first paragraph of the guide...? -_-

READ ME FIRST

To those that see the above build that include 3x Hextech Gunblade and Lich Bane, that of course is the best setup to end the game with, but that doesn't mean you should ALWAYS BUILD THAT WAY. Read my guide and understand what you should do, not think the above build is what you should have at the end of every game... With that said, hope you all enjoy the changes. A lot of changing and getting rid of old material..... but **** happens. If any of you have questions or think I need to put more information about a topic, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Hope it's a good read and enjoy!
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ExplodingMonk | September 23, 2011 3:31pm
I liked your guide but I had a few concerns. Especially because I just randomly decided to play Morde last night and quickly looked up your guide. The first item sequence shows buying 3 HexTGB in a row. Needless to say, I was surprised when I realized I could only active 1 of them. Second. Do you still actually recommend a second HTGB end game?
My main concern though, was the first item sequence though. I wish I'd had more time to read through the guide, but I didn't. lol. Overall, for my first play thru, I did pretty good, but it coulda been a lot better.
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Alexsergey | September 23, 2011 8:42am
Made an account just to post here! :)

Great guide, I used to follow it since tanky Morde was still viable. It is hard to switch to more an AP build and I find myself still going with my spell pen boots+ abyssal scepter + thornmail + wormonger, but trying to get away from that.

Something I wonder about though in regard to Children of the Grave:

"The best kinds of characters to do this on are on tanks."

I thought of that when I played as well, but I found a small problem with that. Wouldn't tanks that stack magic resistance lower the amount you heal for? If it does, it might be better to use it on regular dps. Of course health stackers like Vlad and Cho'gath are preferred.
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biwO | September 23, 2011 8:41am
hey, i've been thinking. would deathfire grasp be a good item to replace WotA? since it's active synergizez(im not sure if it's spelled correctly) well with mord's ult. it gives +10 more ap than WotA if i remembered correctly but it just doesn't give the aura. deathfire grasp(30% health gone) + ignite + Children of the grave = a damn lot of hp gone = dead champion.
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biwO | September 23, 2011 8:41am
hey, i've been thinking. would deathfire grasp be a good item to replace WotA? since it's active synergizez(im not sure if it's spelled correctly) well with mord's ult. it gives +10 more ap than WotA if i remembered correctly but it just doesn't give the aura. deathfire grasp(30% health gone) + ignite + Children of the grave = a damn lot of hp gone = dead champion.
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Keels (81) | September 23, 2011 8:33am
Apparently I did miss that. Thanks for clarifying.
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TheUn4givenRage (97) | September 23, 2011 7:41am
Keels wrote:

So ummmmmmm..... the items in the build do not match the items described in the guide. I like the ones in the guide. I DO NOT like the ones in the build.


Did you really skip the very first paragraph of the guide...? -_-

READ ME FIRST

To those that see the above build that include 3x Hextech Gunblade and Lich Bane, that of course is the best setup to end the game with, but that doesn't mean you should ALWAYS BUILD THAT WAY. Read my guide and understand what you should do, not think the above build is what you should have at the end of every game... With that said, hope you all enjoy the changes. A lot of changing and getting rid of old material..... but **** happens. If any of you have questions or think I need to put more information about a topic, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Hope it's a good read and enjoy!
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shamwoww (1) | September 22, 2011 4:46pm
I like this nerf so i can play ap mordekasier all day :)
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Keels (81) | September 22, 2011 4:30pm
So ummmmmmm..... the items in the build do not match the items described in the guide. I like the ones in the guide. I DO NOT like the ones in the build.
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DrThatOneGuy | September 21, 2011 12:51pm
Joined Mobafire just to thank you. Morde's been my main since I first started LoL, and your builds have helped me become a skilled Mordekaiser player. This build overhaul looks great, and I hope it serves me as well as your old builds did.
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Ryvius | September 21, 2011 4:51am
I played vs Anivia yesterday, useless ghosting her, but dunno about the egg. You got me curious now :) Also gonna try this build asap. Been playing Morde ever since i started LoL.
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CaptainButtholio | September 20, 2011 8:16pm
Great guide man, just started morde and have owned using this guide. Quick comment, Anivia's passive lets her rebirth, so would you use your ult on her egg, or how would that work?? Otherwise everything is perfect!
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Tier0999 | September 20, 2011 5:08pm
Okay so I just played my first match with Morde and used your build, actually I loved it lol. I went even my first match which for me is generally pretty good cause I'm a very aggressive player and it causes quite a few deaths usually lol. Well anyways loved the guide, +1.
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OblivionWraith (5) | September 20, 2011 4:19pm
I think that they should give Morde some kind of CC. Maybe stun on Mace of Spades or silence on Siphon of Destruction to compensate for the nerf.
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OblivionWraith (5) | September 20, 2011 4:11pm
Your guide worked for me before the nerf, and I'm sure it will pull through again. Thanks for resurrecting a champion whom I had believed was useless after the nerf; I can't wait to play him again with your guide, though I might alternate between Nasus and Sion also for more balance.

Ghost doesn't cut it anymore, huh?
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Origination | September 20, 2011 3:51pm
Been playin him now... it works great!

Not as good as before... but still fun and good!
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Thagderan (1) | September 20, 2011 3:27pm
I will say that I am new to Morde. I did not want to play him before because he was one of those champs that EVERYONE loved/hated. But since he was nerfed, I figured I'd give him a try. Been using him for about 3-4 days now and I just played my first match with this guide (runes were different because I don't have alot of time to farm IP: used x9 Insight, x9 Resilience, x9 Warding, x3 Potency) but same masteries.

Ended the game as 4/1/2 and solo laned against a Yorick and Tris, this build kept me alive and powerful. Thank you for your hard work towards the Morde!
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ATTILA_289 | September 20, 2011 1:02pm
Thanks...just thanks. You just made a miracle out of a nerfed-to-**** champ,and thanks for putting up so much effort all of this time,changing over 8000 words to something simpler and better to understand...the least i can say is that i love you for this effort :D
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manlyman13 | September 20, 2011 10:17am
Awesome guide! I really liked all the updates that you made after the new patch.
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Slizer002 (27) | September 20, 2011 2:15am
Wow... This was, interesting! :O

Great changes and THAT is an overhaul of a guide :)
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Origination | September 19, 2011 5:44pm
New guide looks interesting... will try and come back with my results!
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x0ernesto0x | September 19, 2011 1:18pm
awsome. its all i need to say about it. awesome. nice work
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Krausier (5) | September 19, 2011 1:13pm
I like the guilde allrdy you use the same items i do!
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Noja999 | September 18, 2011 2:11am
Seems like a pretty good build il try it
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xJadeWolfx (2) | September 17, 2011 9:25pm
I appreciate you taking the time to re-do your guide.

Your guide is the reason I am good at Mordekaiser, even if eventually I started to vary from your strict guide. Your pointers on the ghost, your list of who's ghost was best... its made me a much better player. I cannot count the times I raged at an enemy Mordekaiser that was letting his soul-slave clear minions and wasn't rushing a tower or killing my allies with it. Your notes on what armor to get for what team comp helped... even insofar as to take a Banshee's Veil once... they laughed... until it stopped several ults.

So thank you for all the hard work you did, and I hope you can make him shine for you again too.

I look forward to seeing your re-work. Good luck my friend. :] Voted up again because it let me. :]
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ATTILA_289 | September 17, 2011 1:25am
I just signed up to tell you how amazing your work was...i play with mord a lot and i get to your build every time im not sure about something...i just love all the effort you put to make this guide and good luck on the new build...im not threatening anyone,but if i wont be doing well with the new nerf i think that Riot should say goodbye to me :(
**** the nerf it's totally stupid :@
i will do my best to read all of your new guide...good luck! :D
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yellow_granilla (5) | September 16, 2011 1:40am
Lol Morde no longer es numero uno en Brazil huehuehuehuehue nerfed to ****.
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x0ernesto0x | September 15, 2011 4:39pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!EPIC!!!!!!!!!!BUILD!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS!!!!!!!!!!!IS!!!!!!!!!!!SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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blynd | September 14, 2011 11:26pm
I signed up just to thank you for the guide. I'm interested to see what changes you make b/c of the last patch. Even after the patch I'm still doing fine with these builds in my under lvl 30 games. TY.
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Aiidenx (1) | September 14, 2011 7:12pm
Yeah, Mordekaizer is dead now.
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ZeeSleepy | September 14, 2011 1:29pm
I used ur guide every time i play with morde but with the recent patch.... early game is done, Q + W + E can barely generate over 1/2 of my max shields and that's hitting a whole minion wave and 2 champs..

This is the hardest nerf ive seen done to any champ.. The shield is what makes morde special, its what makes him so sustainable in lane... by reducing his shield gain by 50% to minions and not increasing shield gain by hitting champs it basically made him useless early game. Without a good early game morde is useless late since he needs a good farm. He cant farm when its so easy to harass him now...

today is a very sad day... what have u done riot...
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Clust0r | September 14, 2011 11:15am
After reading this whole guide u are like Omfg Wtf BBQ, but its worth it!
Very nice Guide at all +1 ;D

Well, now morde will get a big nerf, do you got some different tipps now ot play him?
It wont be that effective anymore to stay at the enemie minion wave, beacuse the shield wont charge you that much from it...

Keep up good work, thank you for all your efforts,
kthxbay Clust0r
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Origination | September 14, 2011 6:07am
Mord just got nerfed hard.... I was enjoying him so much, I got him just yesterday. Now they are just like BAM. Now he sucks. Wasted my 3k ip... -.-
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Ichigo102 | September 11, 2011 12:19pm
Finally found the place to vote and gave +1 ;)

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Ichigo102 | September 10, 2011 10:37am
Great build. I use the 3rd build most. But I replace WotA with Rabadon and Abyssal Scepter with Warmog's. Then last item depends on the enemy team. I'd give +1 but new and don't know how to yet. Will give when I find out ;)
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Akromah | September 9, 2011 11:34am
Has this guide been updated for recent patches? I think building Morde straight tank is a pretty outdated strategy. He's tanky dps that's super hard to kill and his output is ungodly. I've played morde for a while and consider him my main with a 15:5 ranked ratio and 80% wins so I think I'm purdy experienced with him. I think rushing gunblade is necessary for an offensive morde because it exponentially increases your ganking potential and thus ghost acquiring potential and at the same time even makes you even harder to lane against and even better at poking. I dunno. I do like the detail of the guide but I think Morde should just about always be built offensively.
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UneakFreak (1) | September 8, 2011 5:49am
I love guide, i only used this guide when i first bought morde! honestly thanks for taking so much time to make this guide, could you check mine out and give me some tips on it? if you could that would be much appreciated, hope to play with you sometime, wanna add me??
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Packing Fists | September 7, 2011 7:12pm
I strongly suggest switching sunfire cape with randuin's omen. The passive and active would make you a considerably better carry stomper and will aid your team too. The damage sunfire does is negligible. HoG will compensate a bit for omen's higher cost compared to sunfire cape so it's k.
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master 1877 | September 7, 2011 3:04pm
Wonderful guide, but I would like to point out something. You said mace of spades wasn't worth maxing first which isn't necessarily true. I have found when building a sheen early(for lich bane), maxing mace of spades first increases damage greatly.

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Temzilla (211) | September 5, 2011 7:16pm

I have a question. Why don't you have any health regen early-game? With your limited shield early game and your spells cost health, enemies will be attracted to trying to harass/kill you when you're at half health from no regen. Please respond
-RainbowUnicornz


He says in the guide that he starts with a Doran's Shield.
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Staub (4) | September 5, 2011 2:07am
awesomes guide for a awesome champion definitly fitting.
And yes Lux Prismatic Barrier is blocking DoTs that are already applied.
A real lifesaver dunno how often I got away from an Ignite or even Ignite+ Children of the Grave.

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Pitborn | September 4, 2011 3:03pm
This guide is amazing, I have just started Morde and went with the third build due to it being tanky-DPS, my favourite role in the game. I've got the say, it rocks.
My first four games were:
11/4/13
15/1/10
7/1/10
12/3/4
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crowingz | September 1, 2011 5:44pm
''Singed Insanity Potion Come back here singed you *****!!!...... He’s so good at running away, lol.''

this made me laught so hard !!!

epic build, i luv it (Y)

i will read it all way long ( tommorow ) :)

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Pauliskule | August 31, 2011 6:14pm
Use the 1st and 3rd build in TF and boy do I own some noobs. Good build +1 good to see not all morde's fail xD
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RainbowUnicornz | August 31, 2011 12:45pm
I have a question. Why don't you have any health regen early-game? With your limited shield early game and your spells cost health, enemies will be attracted to trying to harass/kill you when you're at half health from no regen. Please respond
-RainbowUnicornz
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kkboy56 | August 29, 2011 9:44am
awesome guide! great explanations for everything, and i loved the detail. definite +1
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Shigaraki | August 28, 2011 1:40pm
thank you man this build is AWESOME.
had 21/1/18 in a game :D
kudos to you ^^
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JonziB | August 27, 2011 8:07pm
I voted up because I wanted to be the 1337th voter.
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Droencis | August 27, 2011 5:39pm
Good guide dude! But its so ****ing long its anoying :D
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CharleZFroy | August 26, 2011 5:40am
Nice guide to mordekaiser!

But i noticed you did put (nasus)at Almost always ability power champions i think thats gotta be AD/tanky
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Gavranko (5) | August 25, 2011 10:49am
DAS IST MORDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKAISERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Honestly,he's so strong,you can play him in a million ways.I like to rush hextech,but this is good too.+1
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crowingz | August 24, 2011 1:28pm
Dont worry, haters gonna h8.
Amazing guid here, i love u
+1
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smileycooldreamer | August 23, 2011 11:03pm
your guide is amazing :) it works like a miracle :P
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Nibbler1130 | August 22, 2011 7:15pm
Oh my god, this build is beautiful. People rage so hard at Morde already and you just made them rage even harder. This is well thought out and brilliant
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xJadeWolfx (2) | August 22, 2011 3:05pm
Already commented here but just tried the 3rd of the three builds you have and I actually really like it... though I may get Sunfire over Abyssal, the spell vamp was... really nice.
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Drazzt | August 19, 2011 12:30am
Great build man! I've had some great games using your theories, and you cleared up some of the doubts in my mind about certain item paths. Keep up the great work! And Morde es #1, huehuehue.
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xJadeWolfx (2) | August 18, 2011 7:40pm
Sheesh! Wall of text and then some! Great wall of text perhaps.

BUT worth the long read! I read the whole thing and improved dramatically with Mordey! Getting double kills more often than not with the pet ghost and not hardly getting killed ever (usually takes a few ults to bring me down).

Thanks for all the hard work. :] You can really read the work and all the time you've spent on this champion... so well done. Thank you.