Morgana Build Guide by IchLiebeUranus
Morgana - The Safe and Easy MidlanerBy IchLiebeUranus | Updated on September 15, 2018
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This is a pretty even match up I feel you are able to push wave on her early and she will be forced to push back using mana or be forced to farm under tower allowing you to roam. If she gets ahead though it will be hard to lock her down. So I suggest pushing and roaming and trying to get kills elsewhere.
Pre 6 you can shove her very easily and your black shield will negate most of her burst and allowing you to kill her early. The problem is once she hits six she will push you out of lane easier and be able to kill you. Ask for ganks in this matchup because you will not have the sustain damage to kill her and her egg.
More on the easier side she is a pretty slow champion and her stun meter allows you to know when she may try to stun you. So i suggest trying to kill her and if unable to roam and find kills or assist elsewhere.
Sol gets to push for free but you sort of counter him if you land a bind his balls go away and u can get in close to ult and kill him and as long as u have black shield he cant ult you away. I think if you get ahead you can really force him out of his lane. But if he goes even or ahead he has much better roam potential then you so make sure to ping like crazy when he is mia.
He is able to farm and bully you for free with his soldiers. When against an azir try to farm with W and trade with him when you can. Try to save shield for his ult so he cant knock u back. Other then surviving in lane trying to roam may be best bet.
Brand I feel is a pretty easy match up as long as you dont try to all in when you have minions his ult can bounce off of you should be able to 1v1 him pretty easily.
Cass is a tough matchup with ganks and help you can destroy her if you play a little more aggressive then normal. If you allow her to Q You and you just walk away she will E you for free and bully you out of lane. I feel this lane can be heavily reliant on your jungler.
You can shove lane much easier then him his mana costs are too high to allow him to out shove you and damage you. As long as you bind him he is quite easy to kill and bullying him hard enough will force him to rush hex instead of tri which is best case scenario.
pre 6 she is so easy to bully and push out of lane. After 6 you may have to play a tad more passive. Try to avoid her Q poke as much as possible and you should be fine.
Pre six same as most melee champs you will be able to shove and harass very easily. he will never stun you because his E is so easy to spot and counter that as long as you have shield up you will be fine. After six you will not be able to kill him unless you bind him before killing blow or he messes up.
Fizz is a tough one he will try to harass you often so suggest letting him push you under tower and binding behind you when he Qs and laugh while he gets hit by tower. After a couple times he wont be able to all in you with ult. If he ever ults you make sure to save shield for the knockup and you can fight back. If he gets ahead you will be screwed but if he goes even or behind Morg is a much better champ later.
Heimer is very easy too bad no one plays him. Your W will be able to kills his turrets and his caster minions at same time making his life a living hell in lane. Also his stun is super easy to counter and really the only thing you have to watch out for is being ganked since you will literally be under his tower all laning phase.
Jayce is kinda tough your shield will only negate his knockback but its a hard ability to block re-actively. He also builds lethality which is going to hurt alot so this is one of the times that a rushed seekers armgaurd may be necessary.
Karthus is pretty easy as long as you watch out for his Qs. Your W will be able to push harder then his Qs since they do less damage when there are multiple enemies. The main tip is when all ining him make sure to care about his pool it does alot of damage and try to if possible save shield to block ult.
Pre six will be an easy lane he wont really be able to do much to you and you can push him under turret fairly easily. After six if you miss a bind he can chase you down for free and force you to blow a flash or ult and just re engage whenever he wants.
Kat is decently easy everyone says she counters morg which to an extent she does but if u ever land a bind she is screwed she is so squishy that a single bind and your pool will almost force her to back. so this match up is reliant on you hitting your binds. I recommend saving binds only after when she jumps.
This is a tough lane I feel she can push for a much cheaper mana cost then you and do a decent amount of damage and once she gets her ult you will not be able to kill her. This is a lane that I try to avoid and get kills and assists in other lanes.
This is my favorite Lane I love nothing more then destroying a Le blanc. Most times it is super easy to predict when a LB is going to W in to harass and when you land that bind and W her she will get hit hard. She is very squishy and at six you have more kill pressure then she does if you hit a bind so save binds when she seems like she is going for a trade and if you miss dont fret and just walk away and shield if she attempts to bind you.
Liss is a pretty even match up she gets to shove pretty easily as do you what it will come down to I feel is ganks it will be almost impossible to kill her alone unless she messes up but with ganks she will be easy to kill. Remember that ignite will negate alot of her healing also morello will too so if she holds ult to long she will lose alot of healing potential.
Lux is like a burstier Morg but with worse mana costs and Cooldowns. You can shove her lane so much cheaper and more often then her and her binds are pretty easy to shield. The only issue may be is that it might be hard to kill her since she has long range abilities she may never get close enough to all in her.
Malz will be able to shove a little bit better then you but it will cost him alot of mana too do that. Your W will not allow his shield passive to ever be up which will help you harass and trade with him. When you bind him and try to all in I suggest having black shield on to negate his ult or force him to hold onto it and wait till it done but by that point all ur spells are used and doesnt matter. In an all in if you hit all abilities and have ignite you will win. Make sure to care about his voidlings though because they do alot of damage.
Ori is a fun lane I like this match up her ult has a wind up that is easy to shield and avoid. She can harass pretty safely but if you land a bind you can do more damage back to her. Keep in mind Ori has a shield and can block ignite damage and some of your burst.
New Ryze is tough to play against he does more damage in a 1v1 and gets a crap ton of shields and movement speed if running stormraiders so I suggets farming safely and trying to roam if possible. Keep in mind he can roam a little bit quicker then you or atleast match your roams so keep that in mind.
Syndra is a tough lane most syndras are aggro and try to bully you out of lane so put on those dancing shoes and try to dodge all her Q harass. Other then that she has more burst and 1v1 potential then you so Farm stay safe and roam.
Taliyah is tough she has great poke and disengage abilities so all inning her may be tough but if you play around her knockback and her worked ground you can win trades and possibly kill her. This is a matchup I would ask for a gank since she has no escapes.
Talon is a tricky match up you are able to kill him 1v1 but once you do he will roam so much and get kills else where. SO make if he is gone to spam mia and try to tell everyone as much as possible. If he roams you wont be able to follow for like 20 seconds so it is very unfortunate when you can solo kill him but he is never in lane.
Tf is a easy lane he will never be able to kill you since your shield blocks his stun. Shove his lane and keep him under tower. When he ults either roam and be super late to the roam or shove tower and try to take tower and punish for leaving lane. This lane I would tell lanes when he six and try to keepo track of his ult timer which at level 1 is 180 seconds so thats 3 minutes of being safe and shoving him in.
Veigar early is almost non existent you can shove him under tower and harass and try to kill but late game its a different champion he will one cycle you and your shield will literally be the only thing able to keep you alive so make sure to also be vigilant and use shield asap when you see that event horizon.
There are two types of Vel kozs one will try to push wave and waste all of their mana in that case just farm under tower and try to trade when they have low mana. The other will try to only use spells to harass you in that case shove them under tower and force them to farm under tower. If you land a bind save shield for his knockup and you can win the 1v1.
Vlad in my opinion is the hardest match up for Morg he shoves lane for free gains so much health and does damage and can even rush a spirit visage and still out damage you so if possible dont play Morg into Vlad and if you are ask for help as much as possible.
Xerath is tough because he can shove and poke at the same time so try to avoid all poke and just farm and roam. Eevn if you land a bind his E will keep u away and the rest of his spells are such long range that it will be tough to kill him alone.
Yas early is an easier match up then late. Your damage is better then his early but when he gets items you are screwed. Try to get kills early and push your advantage on other lanes.
Zed is my second favorite lane for Morg. This lane is a pure skill match up after 6. When he ults you, you can flash back under tower and bind behind you and all in him and kill him or you can miss your bind and he kills you. This is a fun lane and a great lane to practice your Morg skills.
Zilean will never stun you and you can kill him pre six or after six you can blow his ult. When you do blow his ult and you are able to stop hitting him do so and wait his ult out to reengage.
First off Morgana is my favorite and best midlaner, She helped me get to Diamond last season with a 61% winrate on my other account. She is a very safe and deceptively strong midlaner. Her kit allows you to play passively when needed and not be punished and play aggressively when needed and be able to survive. She has built in spell vamp which is extremely helpful in lane because it allows you to take bad trades and stay in lane because she will heal it up with a tormented soil or two.
In this guide I will try to give you all that you need to be able to make Morgana mid viable be successful with her in you climb.
She is very safe in lane her black shield makes her very hard to lockdown during ganks.
Her W at rank three will insta kill the caster minions making her ability to CS pretty easy.
Her Q is one of the longest CC in the game at max rank and allows you to make picks very easily.
Her Ult is a very strong ability on first proc it slows whoever is in range then on second proc it binds everyone still tethered to her for 1.5 seconds
Her passive gives you spell vamp which means as you use your spells and hit enemies with them you heal a percentage of the damage which gives her great sustain in lane and in the game.
She is an all around decently easy champion to play which means she doesnt take long to master and since she is an easier champ it is harder to mess up her combos.
She is too heavily reliant on her Q bind. If you are unable to reliably hit your Q then your damage and utility is greatly decreased. Luckily with time this ability will become easier and easier to hit more reliably.
She is more of a burst mage and not a sustain mage meaning once your abilities are used she is just standing there for 6 seconds with 40% CDR.
Lastly if you miss binds in lane the enemy laner can take advantage of that and harass you for free with no worry about you binding them.
Morgana is a semi team reliant champion her CC is amazing but without follow up by a team her utility is going to be pretty underwhelming
There are five tricks I use to get free kills and these work out most of the time or I wouldn't still use them XD
First is using Q right when a minion your laner is hiding being is about to die. The enemy laner will hide behind his minions because your bind only hits the first thing it makes contact with so being able to time your bind to hit them, when the minion they are hiding behind dies is crucial to learn since it allows you to hit enemies more often and trade with them. This skill will also force your enemies to be afraid more and lose some farm this can be done to when enemies go in for last hit on minions.
Second skill is kind of a cheese but even in diamond ELO it still works sometimes. I try to use this at least once or twice a game because when it works I usually end up getting a kill or they blow summoners. So the skill is to start backing in lane and bait them to try to stop your back, when they get close enough, bind them and all in them this is best done when you have ignite and ult. You will be surprised how many times this works so I highly suggest trying it out.
Third skill is to pretend like your roaming to top lane or bot lane and then just sit in the pixel brush and wait for them to follow you and when they get close enough preferably use ult first them Q so you get second ult proc and ignite for the kill this will work once or twice max before they know. Keep in mind a pink in those bushes will make you 100% certain it isn't warded so I recommend pink warding it first.
Forth Trick or skill is to flash ult now I now this may sound easy but where it gets tricky is when to Zhonyas because if you do it instantly then everyone you ult will laugh as they walk out of it. On the other hand if you do it too late you will die and the enemy team will laugh as they again walk away. So the trick is to know when to use your Ult Zhonya combo and my best advice is to see who there biggest threat is and if he or she can burst you down use Zhonyas to counter that. Now at the end of the day this combo will blow a lot of flashes. When you get this skill down and are able to Flash Ult and Zhonyas at that Goldilock time it can single highhandedly win fights.
The last tip or skill is when you are siegeing to throw bind out and try to bind people I know its not a skill or tip but when you are sieging 5 man or even 4 man that bind will almost always guarantee a kill.
First mode is that you want to play team fights when you have flash ult and Zhonyas up as an engage tool, since you can safely flash ult and zhonyas it is a very good engage tool but without all three of those abilities your best bet is to try to pick people with your Q and ult their back line and try to pump out as much damage as possible.
Second mode is when you are even or maybe behind. You want to try to get picks when you have the number advantage and try to save ult when their front line is disrupting your backline or are trying to kill your carry. Your ult is an amazing peel tool since it gives 20% slow to everyone in your range and then locks them down after the second proc. Pretty much you want to play as a second support that can do alot of damage. Try to save your shield for your carries and only use it on yourself when you absolutely need to. Since you are a burst mage your shield late game is more efficient on your adc because he can pump out constant damage and you can only use spells once every 6 seconds with 40% CDR.