Originally Posted by Praul
Morde is a poor pick on DM. Why?
1. Lack of bunched up minions to build shield on.
2. Recent nerfs weakened him.
3. Ult->Carries not as potent as kills mean less and the ghost doesn't help in capturing a node.
4. Lack of mobility.
5. Lack of CC.
6. No laning phase means he can't get a gear+level advantage which he needs to steamroll 1v1,2,3,etc.
1.) he still builds max shield from siphone and mace on champions, and actually builds it at 30% max from level 1, got buffed.
2.) recent nerf only affected minion shielding. And his mace slightly weaker, but his mace is actually stronger in DOM cause it's more common to be single target for double damage.
3.) Ult on Carry huge means you run to nearest cap point and take it. Ghost doing the killing / fighting while you cap, or double team them and kill then cap.
4.) about 5 different mobility items, and ways to make him faster. Most that make sense on an offensive morde.
5.) CC how needs CC when your morde? Also he should be using several items that have slows, so you fight morde you going to move at 30% or less move speed till your dead or if you get lucky manage to get a team jump, but chances are you will be stupid turn to help die with next siphon.
Also morde is a carry killer. Always has been always will be. Something key on DOM.
Oh look its a jax with stormshield, and 3k HP. lets fight him, look we down to half health. No problem, ULT now he down to 20% life, and I'm back to 65% health, with another 15% coming in next 10 seconds. and he losing 15% health, hmm means he has 5% health I need to strip, and he doing just fine handling that with my thornmail. Look every time I use my abilities. Heck have had games where I have close to 75% life/spell vamp. and hit into 600 damage single target mace, giving me 400 health from mace and full shield from it. another 650 hp. So how do you beat something that hurts you when you hit, it constantly life/spell taps 1k worth of life and shield, and if he ults gets 30% of your max health.
Best hope you bring a few friends with some serious stunning power and CC. Wait no one plays those champions, cause they tend to not be tanky dps right? Not that it matters as quick silver will take care of most of it.