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Mordekaiser Build Guide by Arcane Coaching

Top [12.2] Mordekaiser Guide - Everything you need to know

Top [12.2] Mordekaiser Guide - Everything you need to know

Updated on January 20, 2022
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Runes: Easy Matchups

1 2 3
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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Standard Choice
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


Ability Order Always, no discussion

Champion Build Guide

[12.2] Mordekaiser Guide - Everything you need to know

By Arcane Coaching

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Introduction to Mordekaiser
Mordekaiser is an AP Fighter than can also be played as a frontline, the champion is really fun and easy to pick up and has a pretty versatile playstyle which makes him a really good pick into most teamcomps and matchups. Although he is very skill shot reliant, after a couple of games on him you should be able to figure out how to land those skillshots with maximum efficiency due to the linearity of his kit.

Because of how the champion is designed he will always be at least a decent pick in the top lane since he is really hard to punish if played correctly in the lane phase, his scaling is also really good and that makes him even harder to punish if getting a lead and the longer the game goes.
Strengths and Weaknesses


+ Good Scaling

+ Great 1v1

+ Easy to Learn

+ Great Wave Clear


- Weak Early Game

- Low Mobility

- Easy to Kite

- QSS makes R useless

Early Game
Mordekaiser has a different Lane Phase/ Early Game based on the matchup he is in. Into Hard Matchups ( Jax, Irelia, Fiora, Vayne etc.) you will find it very hard to get close to the minion wave and last hit with auto attacks. In this sort of matchups you will have to just stay back and farm with Q until you get a good opportunity to punish the enemy laner when he missplays or uses a big ability cooldown for no reason. You can also win this kind of lanes by baiting jungle ganks but most of the time I would just try to survive lane and when the time comes to skirmish or teamfight I would try to get the enemy carry in my Ult and make him irrelevant so that your team can wipe the enemy team.

Into easy matchups ( Garen, Maokai, Ornn. etc. ) I would try to shove the first 3 waves and then reset for an item advantage, from that point you just have to freeze the wave until an all in opportunity comes. When that happens you kill the enemy laner or force him to base and either get his TP or his Tower Plates.
Mid Game
Mid game as Mordekaiser will mostly be the same regardless of you being ahead, even or behind, it's just the level of aggression that you have to change based on your xp and gold compared to the enemy team.

What you want to do most of the time is push waves as further out from your tower as you can and poke the enemy laner under his tower while being mindful of the enemy team collapsing on you and then when objectives are up on the map or you can't put any more pressure in your lane you should rotate to the objective your team is trying to secure or to a lane where you can dive the enemy champions with your team and then take their towers.
Late Game
Late Game as Mordekaiser is pretty similar with how you play the Mid Game but now every kill, pick or death will have a bigger impact on the game due to the long death timers. By this point, when you have 3,4 or even 5 items, you should be able to 1v1 most champions in the enemy team.

If you get at this stage of the game you should really buy Oracle Lens and try to deny as much vision while trying to make fog of war picks. Sitting in bushes in places where the enemy adc, mid, jungle or top would come to ward or facecheck is really important so that you can make a pick with your ult and win your team a numbers advantage for the next big objective.
Teamfighting as Mordekaiser is different based on the game you are in but your champion is really versatile in this regard so you should be able to find a way to teamfight regardless of what is going on. You can play as a frontline for your carry, you can ult the enemy carry so that he can't kill your team and you can even kill the enemy carry and then take over the fight with the extra stats depending on how the game is going and how well you are doing.

Ideally you would want to stay out of vision and get a big E Q combo on the enemy team before the fight even starts so that you can proc your passive and do some damage to them for your team to clean them up after.
Side Laning
Side Laning is a really important factor of playing Top Lane. As Mordekaiser you should always look to side lane despite of you being ahead, even or behind if the state of the game allows it.

When you have Teleport up look to be on the lane opposite to the next big objective that is about to spawn so you force the enemy team to decide if they want to lose towers to you or take a teamfight. If a teamfight breaks down you can use Teleport and help your team out and if not and the enemy team decides to pick you off you can run back and rotate to the objective while minions are pushing in the lane that you were pressuring.

If no objective is up on the map and you are behind you should just look to go on the lane where minions are pushing to you and collect them and rotate to your team after in case a teamfight can break down for a tower kill. If you are ahead in a situation where neither the Herald, Baron or drake are up you should still make pressure and try to force the enemy team to commit multiple resources on you to win time for your team while not dying.
The Itemization on Mordekaiser is pretty simple and straight forward, the only two mythic items that you can choose from are Sunfire Aegis and Riftmaker and you would only want to build Sunfire Aegis only if you are behind or doing the Phase Rush Build. After that your core items are Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Demonic Embrace and if you are struggling to survive in teamfights you can build all the tank items in the game.
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