Hello there. I am a Mordekaiser main since season 9 and played him a lot in jungle... Mainly only in jungle because imma bad on lane. Anyway here is my option for Morde in jungle. First of all in season 9 and 10 there was an item (or enhancement for the item) called Cinderhulk. It gave you some bonus health from your bonus health.
But unfortunately they have removed this from the game. Now we have jungle item that converts in to passive after few smites. After the new items was released i tried to play Morde with Riftmaker... kinda useless must admitt. Yes you have dmg, some lifesteals/omnivamp but you dont have enough survivability. So i tried to play him as a tank. But situtation was the same. You have survivability but dont have damage. For a while, I threw away the idea of playing him in jungle. But here comes patch with changes. Demonic embrace. This is main item for him. So no more words lets go and see his runes and build
The first one is the basic option. Here you have some omnivamp(lifesteal) and adaptive power. Second one (MR/AR) if you want to be more tanky and get more shields/heals. And the last one if you wanna play for the late game.
- Ability haste
We can play litteraly with any summoner spell but this four are the best for him. Ignite is good for dueling, with exhaust you can save your teammates or do a good gank, flash and ghoust are good for chasing enemies. Then we have here red smite. Morde is good in dueling so its better to take red smite. Sunfire will give you a lot of damage when you taking objectiv and if u can stick to enemies (Rylai's Crystal Scepter will help with this). And after this you will just build normal tank items like thornmail and spirit visage. Alternative options for Sunfire are Frostfire and Chemtank. Both are good on him (but i prefer Sunfire). Boots depend on situation. For items and summoner spells thats all i can say.
- Spells / Items
If you are playing agains tanky champs like Sett, Ornn, Irelia you can max E (Death's Grasp) as a second ability. But if enemies have a lot of damage you max W (Indestructible) and have a lot of heals from W (Indestructible) and Spirit Visage.
- Againts tanks
- Againts damage
- Quick review
There is nothing like counters against Mordekaiser in jungle (at least i didnt played against any hard counter). It's just about you and your gameplay. If you play against i dont know... Rengar(?) then you will probably lose early and win mid/late. But if you took Exhaust or Ignite then it's a different situation. About ganks... If you have ignite, ghost, flash you can gank LV3 but i recommend to gank after LV6. If you have exhaust you can freely gank any lane. Just don't miss your E. With Frostfire gauntlet and Turbo chemtank you easy ganks. If you bought Sunfire then harder ganks until you have Rylai's Scepter. Thats all for Mordekaiser in jungle. Thanks for you attention guys and have a nice day/evening.
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