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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin 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

  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Mordekaiser is the only champion in the League of Legends to not have any crowd control and mobility that can help him escape in one kit.
  • Every one of Mordekaiser's abilities is in reference to a heavy 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pentakill MordekaiserSquare Pentakill Mordekaiser plays a legendary guitar known as the "Numero Uno", an indestructible axe made of metal and made for metal.
  • Mordekaiser represents Pride as one of the Seven deadly sins.


  • 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 Original Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • Mordekaiser's classic splash art shows Mordekaiser using all of his basic abilities at once.
MordekaiserSquare.png Dragon Knight Mordekaiser [S|L]
  • Dragon Knight from Dota 2 shares a similar color scheme with him.
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]


  • 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.


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