Originally Posted by Quick Rawr
Creeps make all the difference early/mid game. I can't tell if you're only focusing on end game Morde, or you really don't realize how well that shield works early game. But, if you try and 1v1 or 2v2 him in a lane around a creep swarm, you are not going to end up on the top of that fight unless the Morde plays poorly.
And forcing him to use his ult at the very end to kill someone that would have died anyways, most likely, and mitigating the DoT AND the soul steal aspect of it is HUGE. What are you talking about QSS not countering it?
Thing is that his e doesn't benefit from creeps at all, since its shield generation was limited to single target, which means as long as you hit a champ with it, the creeps don't matter. Shield generation is increased however through colleteral damage from q and w, which isn't too noticable early game, since you max e first.
QSS on the other hand is a major investment, that generally nerfs a lot of builds and unlike stuff like a Malz ult, its not very effective at countering MK's ult; even if you can cleanse it, half of its massive damage/heal/shield generation always applies. Generally as long as I don't desperatly need the heal form r I prefer to use it as late as possible, cause even without QSS smart people tend to run if they get targeted by it.
Anyway, my point was that tier 3 is unfitting, because he is a very strong pick on TT. Arguing that you just need to buy a QSS on everyone and sit on Morde's face all day doesn't quite disprove my point.