Morde is a tank!...nerd!

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xzarion

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09-20-2010

Honestly, imo, the ONLY way to classify him as a tank is to get Rylai's Crystal Scepter on him. He's really just a beefy caster (Vladimir 1.0).


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vackin

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09-20-2010

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Originally Posted by mithie View Post
There's absolutely nothing Morde can do which makes people on the other team want to hit him.

He doesn't even have a decent initiator.

o.0

double kill
triple kill
quadra kill
you scored an ace


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Toros

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09-20-2010

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If you pick Morde, everybody is going to assume you're the tank. They then pick squishies. Since you're NOT building tank, everyone dies and you lose. That's why people are getting mad at you.

Simple solution: pick Morde and say "HEY SPORTS FANS I'M NOT TANKING K" before locking in. If nobody picks a tank (turbo tip: they won't) you'll have to build as one.
If it was possible to tank with morde with ANY build, i'd agree with you.

It doesn't matter how you build him, he's still not a tank.

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o.0

double kill
triple kill
quadra kill
you scored an ace
WTF does this have to do with anything?

Don't post this stupid ****.


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mithie

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09-20-2010

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o.0

double kill
triple kill
quadra kill
you scored an ace
If the only decent player on the other team was an olaf who's been fed non-stop, has every item in the game, and you just happened to get a lucky ult-kill on him during a team fight, and the rest of your team is dead, then, yeah, I guess it's possible.


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Boreall

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09-20-2010

Build Morde tank. NEVER BUY WARMOGS. Force of Nature, Randuin's Omen, Sunfire Capes, and Banshee's Veil are INCREDIBLY effective items on him, coupled with Sorc boots. Whereas as no you're not a traditional "Tank" you're one ****ing beefy DPS. And you'll wreck kids.


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Toastrecon

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09-20-2010

There's a distinction between wanting to build as a tank and fulfilling the tank role, and that's where the confusion lies. Morde wants to build as a tank because that way you can sit right on top of the carries and deal damage to them. Not a lot of damage, but constant damage, so that they either have to run away or die, and if they run away they're not attacking your team.

In order to fulfill THAT role, he NEEDS to build as a tank. He has no real escape mechanism aside from being difficult to kill. Other tanks(whether you disagree with the word or not) like morde are:
Udyr
Garen
Warwick
Cho'gath
Mundo
Gragas
Olaf

And they all do it with varying degrees of success, while some fulfill other roles. However, I would definitely say that dealing damage to and generally annoying the carries qualifies someone to be called a tank. Not in the traditional initiate and cc sense of the word, but a tank nonetheless.


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mithie

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09-20-2010

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Build Morde tank. NEVER BUY WARMOGS. Force of Nature, Randuin's Omen, Sunfire Capes, and Banshee's Veil are INCREDIBLY effective items on him, coupled with Sorc boots. Whereas as no you're not a traditional "Tank" you're one ****ing beefy DPS. And you'll wreck kids.
You don't even need sunfires or FoN for Morde to make morde into a god-like pusher.

His base stats and progression is more than enough to make him not die.

Just build him for damage and he'll wreck **** like a truck.

... And still not die.


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Bainemo

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09-20-2010

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Build Morde tank. NEVER BUY WARMOGS. Force of Nature, Randuin's Omen, Sunfire Capes, and Banshee's Veil are INCREDIBLY effective items on him, coupled with Sorc boots. Whereas as no you're not a traditional "Tank" you're one ****ing beefy DPS. And you'll wreck kids.
This. FoN is basically mandatory on Morde. That coupled with Randuin's makes you nigh unkillable. He may not have any CC or initiators, but he can walk right into your group of 5 and soak up anything you've got for as long as you've got it, all the while doing monstrous damage. Ignore him and he's still just doing the monstrous damage. At the very least he's an off-tank just because he can take so much damage and gives you a good reason not to let him stick around for too long.


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Talking Socks

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09-20-2010

The game used to catagorize Pantheon as a "healer". They don't mean anything.


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yellowfrog

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09-20-2010

You build him as tank because his AP scaling sucks and AD would be even worse. So instead he stacks magic pen and CDR to maximize use of his skills to keep shield up/damage enemies.


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