Mordekaiser Build Guide by 9690
Mordekaiser [V10.4] Speed (Movement Speed + Attackspeed)
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
This is a really hard lane for Mordekaiser and one of his only "true" counters. Don't lose too much health trading early and try to farm under turret as she'll inevitably push us in. Don't die in this lane either. After 2 items we can't really do much to her in the side lane. She can riposte our R if she's good and predicts. Hug walls when she R's to deny her the full proc. Tough lane and we get outscaled.
This lane is a nightmare. Lucian out trades us hard and is difficult to hit with E. He needs to make a big mistake in order to be punished. Can win at 6 but Lucian is not bad at kiting in our R. Get early tabi and try to CS under turret for a decent mid game.
This lane is very hard. Vayne out trades us hard and is difficult to hit with E. She needs to make a big mistake in order to be punished. Can win at 6 but Vayne is not bad at kiting in our R. Get early tabi and try to CS under turret for a decent mid game.
Heimer is hard for us. Punishes us hard early game and isn't very easy to kill. Also difficult to gank. Build an early spectre's cowl in this lane and farm. Mordekaiser can be more useful in team fights so be patient. Heimer builds early zhonya's so he can also be tricky to kill inside of our R. Punish him before he finishes zhonya's post 6.
I find that the Kennen lane is pretty hard. He can harass us early and is also reasonably strong post 6 when we R him. He can answer with R. The key to winning this lane is conceding CS early and getting to 6 without losing much health. If you are 100% HP with R we can win all-ins every time. If we have taken damage Kennen can kill us in our R if we aren't careful. He also outscales and team fights better than us. This lane needs to be played smart.
Nobody really plays Olaf top these days but this lane is actually quite hard. He wins early levels and is very strong against us mid game. He can R out of our R so we have no snowball potential against him post 6. Just get tabi, farm and try to go even, you will be more useful late game.
This lane is hard, even post 6. Early game buy early tabi and farm under turret. Quinn can kite us in R fairly decently with her Q and E. Try not to take too much damage before ulting to ensure we can finish her off before dying.
This lane is hard, not only does Trynd always take ignite, which is really effective against Morde, but he trades hard against us. He's also capable of fighting us post 6 and winning. Focus on an early ninja tabi pick up and avoid his early all-ins with a full rage bar. If he spins into you to trade, stand in minions and pull him back in on the way out and punish him with Q + minion damage.
Really tough lane early. Can trade into us and we have no answer unless we hit a lucky E. Can win post 6 after an early cowl and conceding some CS. All-in post 6 if you haven't taken too much damage.
This is a somewhat difficult lane for us. Akali trades very hard early and it's difficult to answer trades back with her shroud up. Try to bait out shroud and then punish her. If we can not give up too much early we end up outscaling and winning lane after 6. Always try to bait out shroud before ulting in this match up or she can stall our R duration out in camouflage.
Hard lane early levels, do not go for extended trades with him. Once we are 6 we can all in and win if lane has not gotten out of hand. Ignite is very good in this match up because snowballing is critical. Don't get behind in this match up or we won't win.
Moderately annoying early as he can poke us down hard with Q and grasp. Build early tabi in this lane and try to concede early CS without taking too much damage. We win hard post 6 so just survive the miserable early lane. Trade back if you see an opening but vs a good GP we don't win early.
Skill match up. Don't trade with him level 1 because his AA+Q combo is too strong for us. Be patient, build tabi, and farm for 6. We can win post 6 when we all in. Can out trade him and push him in at level 3 but be mindful of jungle proximity, sometimes better to let him push the wave.
This is another hard lane early that becomes pretty easy post 6. It's a skill match up that's Jayce favored early and Morde favored later. If you can hit E on him we trade really favorably, if we miss we get punished hard. Build early tabi and just farm until 6.
Kled feels like a skill match up. His trades are pretty efficient if he hits Q with the grievous wounds buff. Trading early can be difficult. Dodge Q and we win trades. Get tabis and we win at 6.
Skill match up that is Renekton favored early. Do NOT trade with him early. Post 6 we can fight him and win with tabis. You have to be passive early or he will snowball this lane.
Tabis, tabis, tabis. Can't emphasize how important it is in this match up. Riven trades into us fairly well, this is a skill match up that might even be slightly Riven favored. Be careful of her trades pre 6 and her all in potential once she has R. We should be able to out trade her post 6 and have a slightly better all-in. With tabis you should win when you ult. Try to bait out her E before trading.
Don't take too much damage from him early in lane. We win post 6 but he is an obnoxious champion to lane against and is pretty OP on this patch. Get an early cowl and survive until we can kill in R.
Annoying early but easy to fight post 6. Early cowl and avoid taking too much damage early, all-in at 6.
Annoying early but becomes a stomp at 6. Don't take too much damage before 6, build cowl to survive, and all in post 6.
Moderately annoying lane. He has reasonable range on his Q and can poke us down. Try not to take much damage early and we win post 6. Be careful of using R if you're low from his poke, he can kill us with his R before we finish him off.
Yorick is deceptively strong against Morde. This is ultimately a skill match up, we have to avoid his E or he can harass us out of lane. If we avoid E/ghoul toss we can out trade him. We win post 6.
Annoying match up, she can poke us early and kite around. We win post 6 and we are much more useful mid game. Build cowl farm and be patient for your R.
Not a huge issue. He can out trade you early, respect his level 1. As the lane goes on, if you're even you win hard. Dodge his Q's, get ninja tabi. Post 6 you smash him and kill him on spawn with R. Just don't make mistakes early and don't let him snowball.
Camille is more annoying than anything else, but not much of a threat. Trade with her when her passive is down and farm until 6. Post 6 we win and kill her in R. She can never all in us after as long as she doesn't get ahead.
Gnar is more of a nuisance than any sort of threat. Early he can poke us down and jump away if we hit E, but there is nothing he can do after we get 6. Can kill Gnar on cooldown with R. Easy lane.
No threat if tank. If building AP respect his burst but still a pretty easy match up. We should win all trades early, mid and late. We also outscale.
This lane is pretty easy. Dodge E and you win all trades. Lane proceeds to get easier post 6 where we can all in her at almost any point. Morello 3rd is a good pick up here, can also run ignite in this lane.
Irelia isn't a hard lane. Be careful levels 1 & 2 where she is pretty strong, and be mindful of her fully stacked passive. Other than that we win trades at all points. Build tabi and destroy her post 6 with R.
Jax has a lot of trouble against Mordekaiser. He can't block any of our damage and we steal his ult stats in our ult. We out trade him at all points except level 1 with counterstrike. Don't overcommit level 1 and this lane is a breeze.
Easy lane. We can trade early with her, look for pulls with E and abuse her short range early. At 6 we can just all in and kill her every time.
She doesn't have the damage to do anything to us. Get an early cowl and stomp the lane.
This lane is easy just make sure to punish Nasus early when he goes for CS. Also snowball the lane post 6 with R. If Nasus gets ahead this lane becomes a nightmare, like all Nasus lanes. Don't let it happen and it won't be a problem. Play aggressively.
He trades a bit better than other tanks but is still an easy lane. Save E for if he goes in and punish hard since he has no way of getting back out after he uses E.
Pretty easy lane for Mordekaiser. We trade better than him and push him into turret. Get tabis early.
He can cheese us early levels but loses hard post 6. Just survive the early lane and you'll have no problem killing him off cooldown with R. Build tabi.
Pretty easy lane. We out trade and all points. Early cowl is helpful here. Our ult takes away his R, wait til he casts equalizer to use our ult for that reason.
We can't do anything against his proxy which is annoying but he can't really do anything to us either. He'll kite us around in our R with ghost but we outscale and have a much stronger mid game.
Not played often but cannot do anything against Morde. We out trade him at all points, only annoying part about Sylas is he can steal our ult (arguably one of the best in the game) and use it against you/your team. Morellos 3rd item is decent here.
Pretty free lane. Stand in minions and dodge Q and we win trades hard. Post 6 makes the lane even easier.
Annoying early but free lane post 6. Get an early cowl and avoid taking too much damage early. All-in him when you hit 6. Morellos 3rd item here is good.
Easy lane just be mindful of his passive and don't get baited by it. He heals a lot from it. Morello's 3rd item is good.
Easy lane assuming Yasuo doesn't snowball on us. Respect his level 1 & 2 and you shouldn't have problems. We win after 2 and onward. All-in him at 6. Build tabi.
Don't get baited by the massive shield on his W. Otherwise this lane is pretty straight forward and we farm until 6, then win hard post 6.
No threat to us at all. Spells can be annoying to dodge since we are immobile but we win at all points in the game. Straight forward match up. Trade hard.
Easy tank match up for us. We out trade mundo at all points in the game and are more useful.
Be careful of the teleport/ignite cheese. Know they have a summoner advantage. We still win this lane hard. Can trade early, if he jumps on us we're too tanky to kill quickly enough.
Joke match up. J4 top is already weak but he has no answer for us. Loses at all points.
Very easy lane. Cannot trade with us at any point in the game.
Very easy lane. Cannot trade with us at any point in the game.
Very easy, trades worse than us. Can't punish us.
Very easy lane. Early game don't hug walls and give her free trades. Other than that we win at all points and post 6.
No threat, weak tank that can't trade into us. His W blocks nothing and he'll be pushed in and have difficulty roaming or ulting his team.
Avoid getting cheesed by his Q while he's in brush. Otherwise there is nothing to this lane. We win at all points like most tank match ups. Push him in and win.
Not too good against us. His level 1 is strong with his Q, but that's the only point where is even remotely strong against us.
Wukong can't do anything against Morde. His trades are weak and we can pull him back in after his trade pattern. Very easy lane.