Mordekaiser is a really weird champion. This latest iteration was Riot’s attempt to recreate the meta by building him into a botlane juggernaut, so he has a bunch of odd features like the ability to control Dragons, gain extra experience when with a support and building Relic Shield first. Unfortunately, he’s not a good bot laner and will lose in the vast majority of cases, which leads to him mainly being played top. This means he doesn’t get to benefit from any of his gimmicks. He’s just relegated to the list of forgotten champions.
Mordekaiser is a juggernaut who has good dueling skills and good pushing power.
Unfortunately, he’s really easy to take control of. In this guide, I’ll teach you how to become the master in any lane he’s in.
Passive – Iron Man
Mordekaiser has a shield which fills up whenever he deals damage, and depletes over time.
Q – Mace of Spades
Mordekaiser’s next 3 basic attacks are empowered, dealing extra magic damage. His third attack deals 2 the amount of damage.
W – Harvester of Sorrow
Passive: Mordekaiser gains bonus experience when he has another player in his lane.
Active: First cast: Mordekaiser selects a friendly unit. For the next 4 seconds, they gain bonus movement speed when moving towards one another and dealing extra magic damage in an AOE field if they’re close enough.
Second cast: Mordekaiser deals magic damage to all enemies nearby and heals himself and his ally based on how many enemies were hit.
E – Siphon of Destruction
Mordekaiser deals magic damage to all enemies in a cone in the target direction. He gains extra shield for Iron Man for each enemy hit.
R – Children of the Grave
Passive: If Mordekaiser kills or assists in the killing of a Dragon, he can create a ghost of them.
Active: Mordekaiser places a curse on an enemy champion. For the next 10 seconds, they are dealt magic damage each second and Mordekaiser is healed. If the champion is killed, Mordekaiser takes control of their ghost, which can be used to deal damage.
Mordekaiser heals a lot if he hits you with his W. Stand away and he won’t be able to heal as much.
Mordekaiser does well in sustained fights, but does poorly against burst.
If Mordekaiser has his ult on you, move away from the fight, because it’s when he’s at his strongest. He can turn skirmishes around by deleting you and giving his team an additional champ.
Mordekaiser’s E is how he stacks most of his shield.
Mordekaisers will usually max W, which gives him a huge heal. Don’t be baited.
Mordekaiser has no CC of any sort, so he’ll usually buy a Rylai’s or Hextech Gunblade.
Mordekaiser has no mobility and is easily kited.
You outdamage him and are more useful in midgame. You’re a better dueler. You basically do everything he does but better.
You outtrade him. Don’t let him get near the minion wave.
You can harass him constantly with your auto attacks and blind him on his 3rd Q.
Build damage against Mordekaiser. In most cases, you’ll be able to kill him easily. Boots of Swiftness are also good against him, as he’ll generally build a Rylai’s.