Best Mordekaiser Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

The mighty Mordekaiser is a champion worth mastering, learn what’s his best builds here

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Best Mordekaiser Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

For many League of Legends players, Mordekaiser is the best go-to champion due to his high damage and resistances. For unexperienced summoners, this character might feel unkillable, and if you're the one using him, then make sure to follow this, best Mordekaiser build, to stomp your lane and win a game in this patch 12.15.

Best Mordekaiser Build

The best Mordekaiser build focuses on his magic damage, because yes, when you play Mordekaiser top lane, you want to increase his AP so he can deal more damage, but he also makes great use of some tanky items to resist any matchup or team fight in your League of Legends games.


Best Mordekaiser Runes

In the top lane, the best runes are found in the "Precision" and "Resolve" rune trees. For precision, "Conqueror" will be the keystone Mordekaiser players should choose. "Triumph", "Legend: Tenacity", and "Last Stand". "Legend: Tenacity and "Last stand" are crucial for Mordekaiser since these runes will allow him to tank damage as much as possible while increasing his own.

Best Rune Path



Best Keystone


Best Slot 1 (Rune)


Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Legend: Tenacity

Bone plating

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Last Stand


In the second rune set choose "Bone plating" to reduce the damage of combos and "Revitalize" to strengthen your shields, which goes excellent with the rune "Last Stand". Some people prefer "Coup de Grace" for Mordekaiser top but that depends on the League of Legends player.

Best Rune Shards

Part of choosing his best runes are, of course, his rune shards. Choose Attack Speed you are a melee champion and your auto attacks are an important part of any fight.

Best Rune Shards


+10% Attack Speed

+9 Adaptive Force

+6 Armor

Next, choose Adaptive Force to increase your damage and Armor to resist damage from your enemies.

Best Mordekaiser Spells

Mordekaiser's best summoner spells are meant to deal damage quickly. The first one being "Flash", a good choice for him.

Best Spells




"Ignite" is excellent to finish off your enemies with its additional damage in the laning phase if you happen to be confident and try to get the first blood.


Best Mordekaiser Abilities Order

Mordekaiser's best skill order is quite simple according to his playstyle and nature. You want to focus on maximizing Mordekaiser "Q" ability since it will be your main source of damage. After that one, you want to level up Mordekaiser "W" to protect yourself during fights or heal, lastly Mordekaiser "E" ability "Death's Grasp" is the one to prioritize, despite its high utility.


As always, you want to invest points in his ultimate "Realm of Death" whenever you can. "Death's grasp" is an excellent ability that can get even ranged champions close to you, which is why the Iron Revenant is so deadly. The infallible combo with Mordekaiser would be "Death's Grasp", then "Realm of Death" and then his "Q" and auto attacks.

Best Items

Any Mordekaiser player should know that you first want to equip him with items that increase his damage and HP, as well as armor, this way he can snowball into the beast that he is.

Best Starter Mordekaiser Items

His most reliable starting items consist of a "Doran's Shield", a "Health Potion", and a "Stealth Ward". If you happen to feel confident in your matchup, you can replace the armor item for "Doran's Ring" to canst your abilities more often.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Doran’s Shield

Health Potion

Stealth Ward

Best Mid Game Mordekaiser Items

After you've gone through your starting items you want to make sure you have "Riftmaker", "Plated Steelcaps", and "Demonic Embrace".

First Item

Second Item

Third Item


Plated Steelcaps

Demonic Embrace

With these items and the mentioned summoner spells, you can dive into any fight with confidence, being the "Riftmaker" the choice among mythic items for Mordekairser top in League of Legends during this patch 12.15.


Best Final Late Game Mordekaiser Items

These items are the top choices for this Mordekaiser build, Items such as "Rylai's Crystal Scepter" are excellent for him since almost no champion will be able to escape from a combo of his skill order.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item


Plated Steelcaps

Demonic Embrace

Rylai’s Crystal Scepter


Zhonya’s Hourglbutt

With the use of your summoner spells, you can jump into any fight and cast the ultimate on the champion that's giving the most trouble. and thanks to this Mordekaiser build, you can take down pretty much anyone in a team fight.

Best Champions to pair Mordekaiser with

The best buddies for Mordekaiser top are junglers such as Kha'Zix, Warwick, and Fiddlesticks. Kha'Zix is perfect because he can jump in the right times to quickly take down an enemy.


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Warwick and Fiddlesticks are great as well since they have some form of crowd control to distress enemies.

Strongest Champions against Mordekaiser

Sadly, not everything is perfect, and no matter what runes or ability you use, Mordekaiser has very low chances to win against any of these champions.


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Weakest Champions against Mordekaiser

But when it comes to the highest win rate, Mordekaiser has some high indicators against these champions.


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Mordekaiser is without a doubt a champion that everyone must try out, whether it is to actually play with him, or to know what he does so you don't find yourself in a tough situation any time you're against him, good luck summoners!

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