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Mordekaiser Build Guide by TheSuporter
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Runes: Short trades
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
His passive shield is useless since you can e it away. He needs to get close to do damage and you can just shield through it and render him ineffective. Watch out for ignite though it will eat through your shield and stop you from healing with w.
Similar to yasuo but the stun can be a problem if you get ganked, otherwise you destroy her.
He can't kill you but his wither will make it hard to kill him too. Poke him out of lane and try to kill him if you can, keep him from getting stacks.
Like most assassins he isn't good vs morde since you can shield through his damage. Watch out for bleed plus ignite combo it can kill you if you are low enough. His slow is also annoying.
He will sit back and poke you down. Play passive and wait for ganks. Watch out for his mushrooms.
A short trade lane. DO NOT LET HIM GET 5 STACKS. You out sustain him and out damage him (if he doesn't prock passive).
Early game damage is ridiculous because true damage is a thing. Play passively and ask for ganks. Harass her if she goes for cs but don't engage unless she is really low and you have ult and ignite/exausth.
Not much of a threat by himself. Just really hard to kill later and his cc means easy ganks for him.
Don't, just don't. If the enemy picks this top you might as well dodge.There is no beating him. Mini will poke you down mega will finish you. If you don't have a choice either switch lanes with mid or build tank.
A poke lane. If you can shield his spears properly he will burn his mana like crazy and have to leave. Watch out for his crit passive and roams.
% max health damage is always a pain. Evade his w and q+e combo and he has nothing. Ask for ganks and loom to roam if possible.
Ban him. If he somehow gets through dodge. His passive and q make you completely useless.
Cc bot with a passive that makes you do more damage. Mord and leona can 2v5 if they are ahead.
Her root helps lock down targets and immunity to cc via her spell shield is very handy.
Helps lock down key targets.
Good engage and his ult can help secure ghosts.
Great engage and provides mord an escape.
Keystone rune1- Phase rush:
This is stormraiders but easier to use to stick to enemies or disengage after short trades.
Keystone rune2- Summon Aery:
This is a replacement for deathfire. It also provides a bit of utility since it shields the person you W.
This rune gives you sticking power when you ult someone, or lets you escape if your ult is used defensively.
A good rune vs tough magic damage matchups
Cdr helps mord scale better later on.
This will help you scale up later in the game.
This is a good rune in a game where you want early pressure.
Mordekaiser has no escapes outside of flash so you will find yourself 2v1 because of ganks often and your ult can turn these fights in your favor so the health regain will help you survive to escape or fight if you kill someone.
Mordekaisers biggest weaknesses are cc and getting kitted this mastery will help with cc.
This rune gives morde a lot of free damage because his passive lets him prock it multiple times in a fight.
This rune gives great pushing power since morde builds a combination of health and damage.Pick only in a coordinated team where you can use drake and herald together for imense pushing power.
This rune gives you sustain in a poke lane.
This rune increases your healing and shield generation, two of mords greatest strenghts.
Shards heavily depend on matchups.
this is the best starting item for Mordekaiser. The extra health and regeneration let him use his spells more since he uses health as a resource.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
This is a must buy on Mordekaiser. Even if you are going full tank always buy this, without the slow the enemy can easily escape since morde has the lowest base movement speed in the game.
This item is good since Mordekaiser scales with both ap and ad, and the passive heal means that Mordes abilities have no cost if you land them, and it ads to his burst combo. Generally built in games where you need more burst.
Sheen items are great on Mordekaiser because he has realy high base ad. The cdr also helps him use abilities more to charge his shield.
This will give Morde more survivability with the passive shield and tenacity, mordes passive shield also scales with max hp.
Boots of Speed
Boots depend on both ally and enemy team comp.
Boots of Swiftness
Since you have the lowest base movement speed in the game they will get you in on the level of other characters in terms of movement speed. The slow reduction is nice as well.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
These boots you buy if your team has a lot of hard cc. The cdr is great since it lets you use your abilities more to fill up your shield.
These boots you buy if the enemy team has a lot of cc. There really isn't much more to it.
After the changes to it the item it is now viable in certain situations.
It is a good idea to rush this if the enemy laner does a lot of physical damage. You can sell it latter or finish depending on how well you are doing.
The changes to this item have finally give morde one of the things he lacks, grevious wound aplications. It now gives magic pen and health so it is a recommended item.
Mordekaiser shields himself for 25% of the damage dealt by his abilities, halved to 12.5% against enemy minion and capped at 25% maximum health.
After a 1.5 seconds delay, Iron Man's shield decays at a rate of 1.5% base health per second down to a minimum of 「 6.25% maximum health 」.
This is what makes Mordekaiser what he is. It gives him great survivability and makes it almost impossible to burst him down with just one champion.
Q Mace of Spades
ACTIVE: Mordekaisers next three basic attacks deal bonus magic damage. The third hit is the damage of the previous two combined.
This is Mordekaisers hardest hitting ability. It has insanely high scaling for both ap and ad and the ad scaling rises with the ability level. A general strategy in lane is to use the first two hits on minions and the third hit on the enemy. This ability is the main reason why is so good on Mordekaiser, just remember to save an ability to prock it on the third hit. You will always max this ability second.
W Harvesters of Sorrow
PASSIVE: Mordekaiser gains bonus experience when killing a minion near allies equal to 50% of the experience he lost due to them being there, which totals at 82.6 / 71.73 / 66.3 / 63.04 / 60.87% of the minion's experience bounty.
ACTIVE - FIRST CAST: Mordekaiser targets an allied champion or minion and for the next 4 seconds they gain 75 bonus movement speed while moving towards each other, which lingers for 1.5 seconds. When near enough to each other, each deal magic damage in an area of effect around themselves every second for the duration (melee and caster minions have a smaller AoE). Harvester of Sorrow ends if Mordekaiser or his ally dies.
For the next 4 seconds, Mordekaiser can reactivate Harvester of Sorrow to end its primary effects and trigger a secondary effect, which triggers automatically at the end of the duration. If activated while no allies are nearby, Mordekaiser will highlight an area around him and can reactivate the ability as normal. The first ally to come in range will automatically gain the effect, too.
Harvester of Sorrow 2
ACTIVE - SECOND CAST: Mordekaiser constricts the area, dealing magic damage to all enemies near himself and his ally as well as healing himself and his ally for the same amount, from up to 2 enemies hit in their respective areas. Healing is reduced to 25% when harvesting minions.
This ability is very useful it helps keep you alive and the heal is surprisingly powerful letting you survive unfavorable fights easier and it makes ganking you harder. It also works as a gap closer and you can use it on a minion to get to lane faster. A good way to use it is to throw it on your initiator, it will let you follow up easier and it will heal him as weal with the second activation. Max this ability first for the lane sustain.
E Siphon of Destruction
ACTIVE: Mordekaiser deals magic damage to all enemies in a cone in the target direction.
For each enemy champion hit, Mordekaiser generates a bonus percentage of Iron Man shield.
BONUS SHIELD: 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25%
This Ability is your only ranged ability its is good for wave clear and harass. The damage is OK and the % shield gain is nice. You usually max this ability last because the % shield gain is best in team fights later in the games. The only exception is if you are lanning against poke champions in which case you should prioritise this ability to poke them back and shield from their poke.
R Children of the Grave
PASSIVE - DRAGON FORCE: Mordekaiser's basic attacks and abilities Curse the Dragon Dragon for 10 seconds.
ACTIVE: Mordekaiser blasts the target enemy champion, dealing magic damage as well as Cursing them for the next 10 seconds. Cursed champions take magic damage every second, with Mordekaiser healing for 100% of the damage dealt by the initial blast and the Curse.
CURSE: If Mordekaiser's team scores a takedown on a Cursed enemy, he temporarily enslaves their soul as a controllable ghost. Enslaving the Dragon Dragon will kill Mordekaiser's current ghost and prevent him from summoning a new one while it survives.
GHOST DURATION: 45 / 60 / 75
SECOND ACTIVE: While a ghost is active, Children of the Grave can be used to move them to the target location.
Champion ghosts gain 100% of Mordekaiser's bonus AD as bonus AD and 15% of Mordekaiser's maximum health as bonus health, and while Mordekaiser has a champion enslaved he gains 25% of their bonus health as bonus health and 30% of their AP as bonus AP. Dragon ghosts gain bonus range and modified movement speed.
BONUS ATTACK RANGE: 0 / 75 / 150
BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED: -50 / 0 / +50
This ult is incredibly powerful and can single handedly decide team fights. Use it on auto attack champions, keep in mind that the ghost keeps all on hit effects and gains Mordekaisers as well, this will influence who you should use it on. Don't be afraid to use it defensively to, the life steal can save you if you are in danger. If the enemy team has Braum ulting him can be a good idea in team fights since his passive counts as an on hit effect. Try timing dragon with rift herald for maximum pushing power.