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Mordekaiser Jungle Guide (Patch 12.23)

How to properly ignore damage: Mordekaiser edition





Quick Mordekaiser Tank Jungle Build


Summoner Spells


Starting Items

Best Overall Build

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Intro

Hello everyone,I'm a Mordekaiser main,mostly OTP,but I sometimes enjoy variety in both Toplane and Jungle. As of right now, I never took ranked seriously,even after reaching the middle elo of League. All of the tests and tips you'll read come from a 100 games experience in ranked and 1000-2000 games in normal queue.

The purpose of this build is not to carry games,altho it surely can, when ahead.

The purpose is to make your jungle life easier, as

Mordekaiser
is not a ganking jungler, is more of a objective taker. And i'll explain why right now.



Mordekaiser
passive,
Darkness Rise
,deals a flat amount of damage over time,but also does a % max health damage per second that scales with levels,up to LV 13,capping at 5% health.

However,his passive has a cap on the damage that it deals to monsters. But we can easily overcome that downside by building

Demonic Embrace
as first item. And you'll wonder why for sure.



Demonic Embrace
deals 1.8% max health magic damage per second,up to 5 seconds,on ability damage. BUT,has no cap on monster damage. That means,at LV 7,you'll be doing 4.8% max health damage per second,plus about 50 flat damage,to all camps. This lets you farm INCREDIBLY fast, and you can take objectives solo easily (you'll kill The herald in toplane in about 15 seconds,or less),while being super healthy. Plus,2% of bonus health will become bonus AP(item alone,plus the bonus health from it,is 82 AP)

If you snowball enough,while ganking occasionally after LV 6 with

Realm of Death
,it will be really easy to get kills or multikills,with the bonus stats from drakes and the gold of jungle,heralds and assists. With a fully grown pet, you can clear camps in a single Q cast, and doing so lets you keep the
Death's Grasp
uses to champions only.



Mordekaiser
scaling completely ends at LV 13,where all damage skills stop scaling,
Darkness Rise
is fully leveled and
Obliterate
level damage greatly decreases. Try to get the lead before it happens and your winrate will increase significantly.

Runes (Loadout)

These are the runes you can go for. Even if unconditioning has been nerfed twice since the durability update is probably the best option if you go jungle. Revitalize or overgrowth are both great choices,but revitalize helps a bit on sustaining early and with W shields.

  • Scaling Tank
  • Hybrid scaling
  • Against Fast/ranged teams
  • More speedy option


Items

These are the three main builds i suggest to go for,depending on the rune page you've chosen.

  • Scaling Tank
  • Hybrid Scaling
  • Speedy runes

Skill Path

Skill path is always the same. You'll never upgrade W second jungle.

  • Skill Path

Mordekaiser

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For summoner spells you'll be taking ghost 90% of the time,as flash isn't that great outside of flashing over walls or doing Q/flash surprise hits. Use ignite if they got major healing,like a healer support and a drain tank like

Aatrox
and
Warwick
.

  • New Group

Matchups and Synergies

There are the ones you should always look out. Other matchups can be easier or harder,depending on the skill gap.



  • Counters
  • Synergies
  • Good matchups
  • To keep in mind

Here's some quick tips on how to improve on Mordekaiser,on all levels:

-Your

Realm of Death
will steal core stats,but won't steal tenacity,omnivamp or any secondary resoruce. That means if the situation lets you,try to pick the best target to focus on.

-The move speed bonus from

Darkness Rise
will increase at levels 6 and 11,goin up to 6 and 9% respectfully. This lets you have much better fights during ults, and better time chasing carries down.

-

Obliterate
scales with AP,but most of the damage comes from levels, as it deals bonus isolation damage from ability levels,but raw damage scales with
Mordekaiser
level. This lets you build defenses early,or raw health items.

-

Death's Grasp
and
Obliterate
hitboxes are slightly bigger at the edges,much like
Aatrox
's Q 1 and Q2.

-

Indestructible
cooldown starts as soon the shield expires,or as soon as you use it twice to heal. Try to use it when not focused as 3 seconds can make a difference between living and dying.

-Your cooldowns greatly decrease as you gain levels, going from 9 to 4 seconds on

Obliterate
and from 18 to 10 on
Death's Grasp
. Your powerspikes are exactly at level 6,9 and 13,with the best one being at 9.

- While most players recommend

Nashor's Tooth
as one of the best items for morde,I find it lacking on defensive stats, thus not reliable outside of dueling. It's still a good option,but not the best outside toplane.

-

Indestructible
lets you cancel the animation of autoattacks constitenly, doable twice.

- if you autoattack right after

Obliterate
you can considerably accelerate your next autoattack. However,if you do it with the PROJECT:Mordekaiser skin on, it will appear much more janky. You can also hide your
Death's Grasp
animation by doing the same thing with any skin other than project.(note:it WILL NOT cancel the pull effect itself,only
Mordekaiser
's body animation)

-You can use

Zhonya's Hourglass
and keep your passive active,however you can't use zhonya while using any abilities,as all of
Mordekaiser
spells have a channel,albeit short.

Remember: you're the player,so doing mistakes is fine. But trying new things is the step that lead to fun,and victory. Try these options and pick yours. Good luck with your games!







JungleMordekaiser

ABOUT

Middle elo Mordekaiser OTP,who uncovers all strategies,interactions and matchups to guarantee the best Mordekaiser experience you can get. <3


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nettiebelle 18 days ago

Hey surelynottop, this was such a helpful guide. I felt like I had such an easy time farming, and I even felt like I could fight people in river decently. I was against Shyvana and she was trying to drag at lvl 4 like me. I caught her, but her team responded and mine didn't. That's ok though I know it happens. Either way I got two more drags and two rifts. They surrendered. It was a pleasant time.

The only thing I was going to ask about was when you generally try to get dragons, but I saw after my first back, I was surely tanky enough to sneak it, but darn sneaky Shyv got there first. lol

I read a lot of guides about all kinds of champs, and this was the best one I've read in a while. Thanks!