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Mordekaiser Build Guide by ARTHEO

Top 💀 GRASP OF DEATH 💀

Top 💀 GRASP OF DEATH 💀

Updated on June 2, 2021
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  • LoL Champion: Mordekaiser
    IRON REVENANT'S GRASP
  • LoL Champion: Mordekaiser
    SOULS OF NIGHTFALL
  • LoL Champion: Mordekaiser
    INFERNAL REALM

Runes: SHIELD BASH & REVITALIZE

1 2 3 4
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Second Wind
Revitalize

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2 3 4 5
DIE!
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

💀 GRASP OF DEATH 💀

By ARTHEO


Hi, I am ARTHEO also known as ARTHEO BEAR I am a Volibear 1 trick that plays Mordekaiser when my main is banned. I'm also starting a new thing on Twitch: ArtheoBear every Wednesday I will be playing champions other than Volibear to increase my performance on how to play against these champions.

I have 1 mission and that is to play runes and builds closest to the lore of each champion! For Mordekaiser I MUST play NOXUS using Domination & SHADOW ISLES Resolve items and use those two as Primary runes that represent Mordekaiser. I do include items that are also good on him that we can use especially if we are behind and need a situational item to counter. I also have a fun build along with using Conqueror keystone and Precision runes.





PRIMARY RUNES


Since Domination is the primary native home to Noxus, which is where Mordekaiser was from formerly known as Sahn-Uzal, Conqueror of the wildlands, which probably means Freljord wildlands before he died and ended up in a different realm, the wastelands of lost forgotten souls, which represents the Shadow Isles. Formerly known as a warlord, but now he is the lord of death, master of spirits. I will be using these two regions as primary runes all the time in every game matchup.









Grasp of the Undying is from the Shadow Isles as it shows the old icon in the picture that has been updated, with that being said, these runes will be used primarily because it represents the current Mordekaiser as the Lord of Death and Death's Grasp.






SECONDARY RUNES




Resolve represents his immortality having the ability to survive with his dark magic inside his iron armor unable to die Grasp of the Undying, which also represents Mordekaiser's ability, Death's Grasp.

Domination represents Noxus and his reign as a Warlord in his past life, but death is no different, he will dominate and reign again.

Sorcery represents Mordekaiser's Transcendence into the Lord of Death with Dark Harvest magic flowing through his iron armor and his mace, Nightfall Scorching mortals and collecting souls.

Inspiration represents the Dark Star being skin theme Cosmic Insight and god-like form out-witting mere mortals, which is what inspiration is all about. Perfect Timing represents the timeless sand soaring through the wastelands as he thought he would be welcomed to the Hall of Bones, but there was nothing there. "If death does not hold the kingdoms I was promised… I will forge them myself."







Grasp of the Undying a Shadow Isles keystone representing souls or spirits, which for Mordekaiser it represents Death's Grasp ability and the dark power inside his armor that has the same green color. This procs from his basic attacks, which is easy to do so with Death's Grasp pulling the target to you and activating the passive: Darkness Rise.

Dark Harvest represents harvesting souls with Mordekaiser's mace, Nightfall, which is very powerful with AP build and his AP kit. The more souls collected, the more powerful he becomes especially with Dark Seal into Mejai's Soulstealer

Conqueror represents his past life as a Warlord, Conqueror of the northern wildlands, master of tribes when he was known as Sahn-Uzal. This keystone scales well with his AP kit granting stacks of AP and healing at max stacks.








Ignite is a great way to secure kills especially if you are against a healing matchup. Pairs well with R Demacian Justice securing kills after shredding them down with E Judgment.

Flash is a great combo with E Death's Grasp and R Realm of Death. This pairs well with Ghost making Mordekaiser very mobile in teamfights. Their backline will be RUNNING from DEATH!

Ghost is great with Mordekaiser's passive Darkness Rise which also gives additional movement speed, great with R Realm of Death against enemies that can kite Mordekaiser inside the realm.

Teleport is great for getting back to lane for wave control and helping your team secure objectives. This is a teamfight spell that can also counter the enemy top laner when they try to teleport to another lane as you can also do the same thing. Mordekaiser can quickly send the threat to R Realm of Death to save his teammates.



NOXUS & SHADOW ISLES ITEMS


These are the Noxus & Shadow Isles items that I will be using on Mordekaiser as well as basic items that build into an item that is supposed to belong in a different region like Zhonya's Hourglass for example has, which is a Shurima item, but it has 2 basic items that are from different regions. Seeker's Armguard is from Freljord, which can represent Mordekaiser Conqueroring the northern wildlands in his former life before becoming the Lord of Death and it can aslo symbolize the dark magic coming out of his armor. Fiendish Codex is a Noxus item, which is where Mordekaiser is from. Zhonya's Hourglass references the sands in the wasteland realm where Mordekaiser is with the lost souls or spirits hence Spectre's Cowl into Spirit Visage. Night Harvester symbolizes Mordekaiser's mace, Nightfall that harvest souls or free them. Morellonomicon represents the grievous dark magic radiating from his armor or the book the mage tried to protect from Mordekaiser. Dark Seal could represent the time when Mordekaiser was sealed out of his iron armor locked away for good until his return Mejai's Soulstealer representing possibly the powerful knowledge inside the mage's book increased Mordekaiser's understanding of realms mastering spirits and souls. Rebuilding his own army to reign once again.





OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE GOOD


These are all good items on Mordekaiser and quite often have to consider building in situational matchups if you are behind or struggling to win the game. These items can help counteract and possibly win the game.



I have 3 play-styles for Mordekaiser. The 1st play-style is IRON REVENANT'S GRASP, which represents Mordekaiser as the Lord of Death - Death's Grasp not able to die- immortal- Grasp of the Undying in his current state with the Shadow Isles/spirit/soul-like dark magic reviving through his Noxus armor. This play-style is great for beginners.

The 2nd play-style is SOULS OF NIGHTFALL, which represents Mordekaiser embracing the power he has with his mace, Nightfall Dark Harvesting souls. This play-style has many different secondary rune options that make it fun to play for those who know how to play Mordekaiser even for beginners as well.

The 3rd play-style is supposed to represent his past life as Sahn-Uzal who Conquerored the northern wildlands. This play-style uses the most popular runes that everyone is using on Mordekaiser who was once known as the Warlord Conqueror who had Triumphed in battles and reigned many lands.





NOXUS & SHADOW ISLES BUILD





PLAY-STYLE


This play-style is all about being immortal with Grasp of the Undying's heal along with Second Wind and Revitalize. Early game starting with Dark Seal, Plated Steelcaps, and Night Harvester. By mid to late game, Mordekaiser's W Indestructible will become powerful with resist items like Thornmail and Spirit Visage. At 10 stacks upgrade Dark Seal to Mejai's Soulstealer to gain movement speed that synergies with his passive Darkness Rise's movements speed and Night Harvester's movement speed as well. Morellonomicon will melt the entire enemy team down to victory!


NOXUS & SHADOW ISLES BUILD






PLAY-STYLE


This play-style is all about collecting souls with Dark Harvest to become very powerful each time he fights. Early game starting with Dark Seal, Plated Steelcaps, and Night Harvester. By mid to late game, Mordekaiser's W Indestructible will become powerful with resist items like Thornmail and Spirit Visage. At 10 stacks upgrade Dark Seal to Mejai's Soulstealer to gain movement speed that synergies with his passive Darkness Rise's movements speed and Night Harvester's movement speed as well. Morellonomicon will melt the entire enemy team down to victory! Zhonya's Hourglass goes well with the Inspiration runes with Perfect Timing making it cheaper to get that item later in the game to win teamfights.



INFERNAL THEME BUILD





PLAY-STYLE


This play-style is all about melting the enemy team down with Sunfire Aegis + Thornmail + Morellonomicon + Mejai's Soulstealer. To close the game out in the late game with Spirit Visage will increase his heal and shield power with this infernal tank build. A true infernal Conqueror shall honor Sahn-Uzal and the rage that drives him to get redemption.

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