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Greetings all!
I just picked up LoL after passing on it over the past few years since my friends have just started playing it as well. I am a reasonably experienced DotA player (having played a few years, albeit casually) so the game isn't too hard to pick up, but I'm having something of an information overload due to the incredible number of characters, runes, abilities, etc.

That said, I freaking love Mordekaiser. I've been playing it for free several times, and I really enjoy the ability to not only tank damage, but deal a lot of damage. The lack of CC is regrettable, but thankfully I'm generally with friends, so they cover those areas for me.

I do have a few questions though:
1) What other heroes are similar in playstyle? A good balance of tanking and killing ability. I was told Darius is good, but he's incredibly expensive. I was looking at possibly Olaf and Pantheon as they are somewhat cheaper, but I'm open to any suggestions.

2) What runes and masteries are usually adviced for such playstyles? Or is it hero-specific?

3) I'm also open to any advice regarding LoL in general, especially if its something that varies vastly from the DotA way of working.

My thanks in advance for any advice!
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1)
Morde is unique, no champ like him.

Personally i like akali and think she's really fun, she's really hard to play though.

2)
I think for your first runepage i'd get:
AD marks
Armor seals
Magic resist or Magic resist/level glyphs
Movement speed quints.

Theese runes can be used on any champion, even AP since lasthitting helps get more items

3)
**** champions, Get Money.

Try to harrass the enemy by AA'ing them when they try to CS.

Mids can take wraiths for extra EXP.

Potions are OP always have a health potion it might make the difference between winning a fight and not.

1-2-3-4-5-6 are the shortcuts for item actives

If you get bottom inhibitor that's a free baron since to fight you the enemy has to fight 4v5.

The ad-carry should try to attack whatever they can while staying out of harms way, doesn't matter who as long as you're attacking.

Don't play teemo, he's a *****.

Don't down an early bot tower if you aren't planning on roaming afterwards, if you just wanna lane, zone the enemy with it and let it "steal" his minions essentially denying him.

Don't focus the support in lol like you would in DOTA, whoever kills the enemy carries (be it AP or AD) wins the fight.

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Always flat mres glyphs. MR per level are inferior in about 99% of the situations. Also, 12 mr isn't gonna make a difference at level 18.
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If you like Morde, you'll like Vladimir and Ryze. Both tanky ability power champions ( Ryze scales off mana, yes I know that).
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check out Irelia shes free till Tuesday and shes can be really tanky and do stupid damage

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and here are three guides that will help a lot to bring you up to speed

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/finding-your-fit-champion-selection-195871

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/in-depth-item-guide-97205

http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/lol-terminology-151019

and if you go to the general strategy section of the guides then you can find a lot of guides for the basics that will help leaps and bounds i know its a lot of reading but just take it one step at a time and read what you think will help you

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Thank you all for your replies! Will keep them all in mind :D

I got in a few more games (well, like ten more) in the past day, and I did try around all the free characters. I tried Irelia several times over, but somehow she didn't quite click with me. I have my eyes on Vladimir, but currently can't quite afford him yet.

In a somewhat impulse decision of mine, I decided to pick up a cheap hero to get acquianted with early on while farming for someone more pricey, and went with Kayle, mostly for aesthetic reasons. However, I've found her incredibly fun to play with, as the ability to do a little bit of everything while bashing faces in was very enjoyable.
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Amumu is going on free week and hes 1350 about as cheap as a viable champion gets plus some other good cheap tanky ones are Malphite Nasus Morgana and Dr. Mundo

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Aye, I've been loving Amumu.

May I ask, what heroes are out there that are pretty tanky but can also deal a lot of damage? I'm aiming for something thats kinda like an off-tank/DPS hybrid, although a main tank with solid damage output is good too. I've seen games where Dr. Mundo, Nasus, Sion etc. have been like that, but haven't gotten a chance to play them (well, except Mundo).

Thanks again!
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Hecarim is free right now try him, maybe Udyr

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