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League of Legends Build Guide Author zackalinas

AP Mordekaiser huehuehue

zackalinas Last updated on August 1, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

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Hey everyone, this is my first build on mobafire for Mordekaiser. Morde is generally considered as one of the easier champions to play, but It doesnt make him any less fun in my eyes. I choose to play ap morde because being able to 1v3 opponents and kill them is more fun then building tanky and being able to 1v3 opponents and run away.

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[*] Easy to play
[*] Shield makes him tanky without having to build tanky
[*] Strong Laner
[*] Good damage
[*] Ult allows you to 6v4 potentially
[*] No mana

[*] Easy to Overextend
[*] Smart players can counter you (most people arnt though)
[*] Uses health for abilities (Not noticable mid-late game)

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The runes I use are pretty flexible, the only ones that i say you would have to have are the magic pen. reds. I like to use the health regen yellows for laning and such, ap blues for more dmg. and for quintessences you could use magic pen, ap, or even health if you wanted. (I recommend magic pen though.)

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Masteries are pretty standard for a manaless caster, not really a lot of differant things you could change their, unless you want to troll your team then you can go 21-0-9 using exhaust and ignite and picking up improve exhaust and ignite and none of the crit stuff.

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Summoner Spells

Summoner spells are also pretty standard for morde, nothing special. i recommend taking flash over ghost because of its versatility in being able to be used for escaping or chasing. (flashing over walls or into fights). Also, ignite plus ur ult is a nice combo that deals nice dmg, just make sure that u ignite first then ult because if you ult first then go to ignite youll realize that they are out of range.

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Items...This is the part where my morde differs from most others. When u build ap people will useually rage at you for not building tank. My advice, ignore them or tell them theyre stupid and when u start carrying them they'll shut up.

So I like to start off with boots and 3 hp pots because of the sustainability from the pots. After I've farmed up about 500-600 gold i like to go back and buy and amp. tome and a ward. A problem that a lot of people have with morde is that they push their lanes and overextend leaving themselves vulnerable to ganks a lot. So having constant wards up is necessary.
After that I'll farm up some more gold for another ward and amp tome. This is the part where you really need to focus on farming because your gunna want to try to farm up about 1.1k gold so u can go back and buy lvl 2 boots and your hextech and a ward in one shot. If your not farming to well i recommend just getting ur hextech and a ward then going back to get your sorc boots.

While your laning i like to harass my enemy with me "e" and last hit with my auto attacks and Q. Try to harass them everytime your E is up. After you get your hextech youll really start to dominate your lane and even more when you get your sorc boots. Keep harassing your opponent down and youll eventually be able to zone them out, force them to go b, or kill them. Try to q your opponent when they are away from minion, because itll do a lot more dmg that way. especially in teamfights, try to q whoever is seperated away from your allies.

after you have hextech and sorc boots, i like to rush into a gunblade. an important thing about this item is it really allows you to get kills early with its slow and dmg so dont forget to use it.

After gunblade I rush into rabadons get nlr first if your getting kills and farming a lot and blasting wand of not.

after rabadons i get rylais getting the giants belt first, and then lich bane.

For your last item its situational, if you getting focused down a lot I recommend guardian angel or zhonyas, if not void staff for more damage. Personally i like glass cannon and go void staff, but chances are you will either have won or lost the game by this point unless your completely roflstomping them (which you should be).

Once you have your hextech revelover if your getting chased used your ult as it will help you heal up some health quickly

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Basically in teamfights your job is to kill their ad carry. The trick to doing this is to run up to them spam everything and hope they die. Try to save your Q for when they are separated because late game it'll take like half their health if you get just them with lich bane and everything. Keep your shield up and poke spam with your E.

Remember that your ult can heal you if your low on health

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Mordes farming is pretty easy, your going to want to try and get a solo top lane just because he can farm so well and dominate his lane. around mid game youll be able to clear an entire wave with your e,q, and w. If you keep 3ish health pots on you, that along with your health regen runes will allow to to safely farm and not let your health dip down to far. try to keep harassing your lane opponent with your e so you can keep your shield up and a trick is to let him chase you a little then q him when he is away from minions, or chase him away from minions and then q him when he comes at you.

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Thanks for reading, if you have any way to improve or questions leave a comment and ill try to respond