Originally Posted by Maruset
No hate or anything, but seriously asking, who zones hard enough to stop Morde?
1v1? Caitlyn and Ashe from the squishy ranged carries divison. Ashe in particular outranges Morde and trolls him with her slows, while Caitlyn zones superbly with traps and auto attacks.
Xin Zhao can start zoning Morde as soon as he hits level 2 and gets his knockup.
A good Malphite can get to work on it early, and has very few problems with early zoning thanks to the slow/haste on his Q. Kennan can kite Morde all day from the bushes, a good Mundo can do it too.
And these are 1v1's.
2v1's are even easier. Outlevel him a little early and start killing him with stuns, exhausts, ignites. Morde actually needs a few levels before he can sustain his shield adequately to really fight back. And in a 2v1, he NEEDS a level advantage to do so. Deprive him of it and he falls behind on his farming. If he falls behind, he stays behind. Not tanky enough early, not enough damage late. Morde scales hardest with levels. Not items.