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  • Classic Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
  • Dragon Knight Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 520 RP / 24-Feb-2010
  • Infernal Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 24-Feb-2010
  • Pentakill Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 21-Sep-2010
  • Lord Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 10-May-2011
  • King of Clubs Mordekaiser Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 21-May-2015

  • Classic Skin
  • Dragon Knight Mordekaiser
  • Infernal Mordekaiser
  • Pentakill Mordekaiser
  • Lord Mordekaiser


  • Mordekaiser was designed by Coronach.
  • Mordekaiser is one of four champions currently voiced by Adam Harrington, the other three being RyzeSquare.png Ryze, KassadinSquare.png Kassadin, and ShacoSquare.png Shaco.
  • Mordekaiser's name is derived from the online identity of Yun "Stich" Lam, the girlfriend of a Riot designer, Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam.[1]
    • "Mordekaiser" means "Murder Emperor" when translated from German.
  • Mordekaiser's title, "the Iron Revenant", was previously "the Master of Metal". After his extended lore was added, his title was going to be changed to "the Lord of Death". This title change was probably due to his gameplay update in patch 5.16, which went away with the metal oriented abilities in favor of more spirit like abilities. However, due to a large amount of community backlash towards Mordekaiser's new title, "the Lord of Death", it was changed to his current one, "the Iron Revenant". This title was suggested by Versaka, an NA player.
  • Morderkaiser is possibly inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, particularly the rider symbolizing Conquest. Or, given his strong connections to sickness and malady, Pestilence. (The only other horsemen themed champion to have been released so far is Hecarim who symbolizes war, indicating there are possibly to more to come.)
  • His recent lore update makes his backstory similar to that of Dracula from the Castlevania series: originally a mortal by the name of Mathias Cronqvist, he turned into a vampire and was subsequently killed by Trevor Belmont. Dracula resurfaces every 100 years thanks to the aid of his followers at the moment, only to be killed again by a descendant of the Belmont family, and the eponymous Castlevania is the key to his resurrection, just like Mordekaiser's original remains are the key to his resurrection. The cycle of death and resurrection, with an original spectral form, also makes him similar to Sigma of the Megaman X series, complete with a tough and bulky frame.
  • Prior to Patch 5.4, Mordekaiser was the only champion in League of Legends with a kit lacking any mobility or crowd control. His only form of mobility comes from a situational movement speed boost tied to his W.
  • Every one of Mordekaiser's abilities is in reference to a heavy or thrash metal song:
  • Mordekaiser is one of the five champions who use health as a primary resource for casting spells. The other four champions are AatroxSquare.png Aatrox, DrMundoSquare.png Dr. Mundo, VladimirSquare.png Vladimir and ZacSquare.png Zac.
  • Currently Children of the Grave.png Children of the Grave applies the longest damage over time debuff in the game.
  • The meme of "Mordekaiser es #1, huehuehue" originates from a NA League of Legends user who made the "Brasil 5v5 tier list". This was later popularized by McRoosterDota's video
  • The the Mac Debut Video, there is a child's drawing of Mordekaiser standing next to a burning house with "I ♥ My Daddy" written at the top.
    • His mace can also be seen alongside CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn's rifle.
  • Mordekaiser's mace is called Nightfall.
    • The name is a reference to the melodic metal band Nightfall and the song Nightfall by the power metal band Blind Guardian from the album Nightfall in Middle-Earth.
    • Pentakill MordekaiserSquare Pentakill Mordekaiser plays a legendary guitar known as the "Numero Uno", an indestructible axe "made of metal and made for metal".
  • Mordekaiser's helmet resembles the letter "M" in logo of thrash metal band "Sodom".
  • Mordekaiser's quotes are also metal references.
  • His quote, "No pain, no drain!" is a direct reference to his own mechanic, as he will not "drain" any shield for Iron Man.png Iron Man if he doesn't damage anything (the "pain").
    • The "pain" can also mean not his enemies' pain, but his own, as he sacrifices his own health in order to casts spells, meaning that without inflicting pain on himself, there will be no "drain". Also, if the "pain" meant his enemies pain, then it would make sense that his basic attacks stacked his passive, but because only his spells, which cost his own health to cast, will lead to the "drain", the "pain" most likely refers to his self-inflicted damage.
    • It's also a reference to the song "No pain, no Gain" , by the German metal band Scorpions
  • Mordekaiser breaks the fourth wall on occasion, saying "You only need to click once, fool!" when he is ordered to move.
    • This is also a tip to whenever he has the opponent soul under his control, as the soul will reset each attack everytime the target is clicked.
  • "So be it... Summoner." Is a direct reference to Return of the Jedi from the Star Wars saga when the Emperor says to Luke Skywalker: "So be it... Jedi."
  • Mordekaiser's quote, "Time to shred" is a reference to Shredding, a type of guitar play : consists of performing a very fast and hard melody solo, which is particularly common in Heavy Metal.
  •  Mordekaiser shares the same quote with EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn"If I must."
  • Mordekaiser shares a quote with RenektonSquare.png Renekton"Carnage!"
  • Mordekaiser's quote "For great...torment!" is similar to HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger's quote "For great science!".
MordekaiserSquare.png Classic Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • Mordekaiser's classic splash art shows Mordekaiser using all of his basic abilities at once.
MordekaiserSquare.png Infernal Mordekaiser [S|L]
MordekaiserSquare.png Lord Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • It originally had a spike on its belt, which was removed for suggestiveness. This could still be seen during the loading screen for a couple patches, but has since been corrected.
  • The skin in question may have been a reference to William Murderface's codpiece from the television show Metalocalypse.
  • Lord Mordekaiser skin resembles Lord Sauron from Lord of the Rings franchise.
  • To be specific, it also resembles the other Dark Lord from Tolkien works, Melkor/Morgoth from The Silmarillion, Sauron's master and the first Dark Lord.
  • It also resembles the first Overlord from the Overlord videogame franchise.
  • It also resembles the Chaos Space Marines in Warhammer 40000 Universe (the Chinese image is very similar to Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising cover).
MordekaiserSquare.png Pentakill Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • Instead of his morning star, he is swinging an axe as his weapon and he grows hair instead of his cape.
  • Mordekaiser shares this theme with KarthusSquare.png Karthus, SonaSquare.png Sona, YorickSquare.png Yorick and OlafSquare.png Olaf.
MordekaiserSquare.png King of Clubs Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • He bares some resemblance to King Knight from the game Shovel Knight.
  • The original version of the splash art had Mordekaiser's throne resemble the symbol of clubs. It was later altered to a more familiar throne design.[1]
    • It is possible that the change was made due to it resembling a Christian cross.
  • This skin is a reference to the modern French playing cards.
    • "King of Clubs" represents Alexander, King of Macedonia and ruler of one of the largest empires of the ancient world.
    • In cartomancy, the King of clubs has the meaning of good character and loyalty and the realization of ideals. The card is said to be one who has great power, but one who is not aware of this, and is outwardly cheerful but inwardly reserved. The King of clubs is said to have a natural affinity for the "Queen of diamonds".
  • He shares this theme with EzrealSquare.png Ezreal, ShacoSquare.png Shaco, SyndraSquare.png Syndra and TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate.


  • Mordekaiser originally came from the Shadow Isles but is currently stalking the slums of Noxus.
  • Mordekaiser is in the Pentakill (Band) with KarthusSquare.png Karthus, OlafSquare.png Olaf, SonaSquare.png Sona and YorickSquare.png Yorick. According to the Journal, the metal band is said to be successful across Valoran.
  • The altars on the Twisted Treeline suggest :
    • "I serve you, because I must, Mordekaiser."-Western Altar, "I serve you gladly, Mordekaiser." -Eastern altar , Mordekaiser had(s) some high rank in the Shadow Isles, fortunately evidenced by his old lore which said that he was an undead general.
    • "Mordekaiser is not to be trusted, Hecarim!"-Western Altar, taking in count that Hecarim fights for the Shadow Isles, Mordekaiser actual goals aren't linked to the Isles, but to his personal benefits.
      • "Are you also a prisoner Mordekaiser"-Western altar, likely means that Mordekaiser affiliation to the Shadow Isles is forced, and he fights this by following his personal objectives, not of the Isles.
      • Apart from the altars, this quote (from his old lore) "The common perception is that the encompassing armor protects him, I fear that – for the fragile time being – it actually protects us."―Rozuel Fecirem, somewhat confirm the Western Altar quote, as his armor might be his prison.
  • Mordekaiser and HecarimSquare.png Hecarim know each other, and are stated to have similar beliefs, but disagree when it comes to how they achieve their goals.
  • After his resurrection, Mordekaiser's remains were stolen from him, and used as the catalyst that lead to the Ruination of the Blessed Isles (currently the Shadow Isles).


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