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Tips

Playing As Morgana Morgana
  • Shrewd use of Black Shield.png Black Shield can determine the outcome of teamfights.
  • Items that provide survivability allow Morgana to become extremely difficult to kill in conjunction with Black Shield.png Black Shield and Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles.
  • Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil is an excellent farming tool if you're by yourself in a lane.
Playing Against Morgana Morgana
  • Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil deals tons of damage to units missing large amounts of health. When low on health, be wary of Morgana's attempts to trap you within its reach.
  • Morgana often needs to land Dark Binding.png Dark Binding to setup her other attacks. Use your minions as shields against Dark Binding.png Dark Binding.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Early game, Dark Binding.png Dark Binding into Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil may burn lots of health from your opponents. Be careful when harassing this way, as the former costs lots of mana, especially when maxed early on.
  • Single Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil will deal tremendous total damage to minions and will cause your lane to push. However, since Dark Binding.png Dark Binding lasts pretty long and Black Shield.png Black Shield protects from crowd-control, she is really hard to gank.
  • Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soils might abuse your lane partner's farming. If willing to poke, use Dark Binding.png Dark Binding instead, as it costs less mana and will probably damage them more, without pushing the lane.
  • Morgana Morgana's Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles might be one of the strongest ultimates, combining high damage with huge scaling and long stun. However it requires her to stick to your enemies, making her vulnerable to attacks. If possible, do not go in first.
  • Thanks to Morgana Morgana's scalings, she becomes really strong in late game, dealing 900 (+ 230% AP) with Dark Binding.png Dark Binding and Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles. She can also cast Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil to further increase damage dealt.
  • Morgana Morgana is great at zoning her enemies, forcing to either leave specified area, hide behind minions or just run away from you.
Mastery Usage
  • Even if Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil is a damage-over-time spell, Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree is way more effective, because of easy time applying basic attacks to Dark Binding.png rooted enemies.
  • An alternative might be Bond of Stone mastery 2016.png Bond of Stone, but only if planning to get lots of defensive items. Natural sustain and durability might help her survive the additional damage taken though.
  • Even if she has a shield, Windspeaker&#039;s Blessing mastery 2016.png Windspeaker's Blessing is not that good option, since it is used way more rarely than any other shields. It also is not supposed to grant defense, but absorb crowd controls.
Item Usage
  • Morgana Morgana benefits from items that grant her ability power, thanks to great scalings on her abilities. Since she needs to get close to hit her enemies with ultimate, look for items that grant both damage and defense.
    • A mandatory item for her is Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item.png Zhonya's Hourglass. It grants ability power, armor to survive a few more attacks and cooldown reduction to cast more spells. But the most important is the Stasis icon stasis active, which allows her to become invulnerable for the time holding the tethers. Note, that you cannot move when under Stasis icon stasis, allowing your enemies to run away freely, possibly breaking the bonds. Use it only when needed.
    • Another great option is Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages. It increases her health, allowing to survive longer, increases ability power and mana to overcome the great cost of Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil. It also scales into late game, where she shines at most.
    • To grant lots of ability power, Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap sounds like a great item. It grants lots of damage to her kit and increases her sniping potential on her Dark Binding.png Dark Binding. However, since she needs to be close to her enemies when Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackling, it is not recommended to get this one as first item.
    • Somewhat effective might be Archangel&#039;s Staff item.png Archangel's Staff, thanks to huge base mana pool and it's combination with Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages. It's shield will also make you harder to kill when in the middle of enemy team. Note, that she cannot stack it that fast, so it's not recommended when you are sure the game won't last long.
    • Luden&#039;s Echo item.png Luden's Echo greatly improves the sniping capability with her Dark Binding.png Dark Binding, increasing it's damage to 400 (+ 100% AP) when charged. It also increases your movement speed, helping to stick to your opponents when Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackling.
  • Supporting Morgana Morgana also benefits from ability power and defense, but since you won't kill that much, you might not find enough gold to afford such items.
    • For starting item, you might consider Spellthief&#039;s Edge item.png Spellthief's Edge to upgrade it to Frost Queen&#039;s Claim item.png Frost Queen's Claim. It will help you gain gold for new and better items, grants stats you need and also give you great active.
    • Since she doesn't shield that often and doesn't heal at all, Athene&#039;s Unholy Grail item.png Athene's Unholy Grail and Ardent Censer item.png Ardent Censer aren't that effective. Zeke&#039;s Harbinger item.png Zeke's Harbinger however does the job.
      • Then forcing into support items, the one dedicated for tanks are better on her, thanks to good base health and defense. Items like Redemption item.png Redemption and Knight&#039;s Vow item.png Knight's Vow suit her very well.
      • For cooldowns, Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart is the way to go, if you aren't planning to damage your enemies. It will reduce your opponent's attack speed when Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackling, grant lots of mana and cooldown reduction to increase the frequency of cast Dark Binding.png Dark Bindings.
      • Since removing crowd controls is always strong, Mikael&#039;s Crucible item.png Mikael's Crucible is a valuable option to all supports and Morgana Morgana is not an exception.
Countering
  • Since Black Shield.png Black Shield makes her almost impossible to gank, force her to cast it before, or, as a jungler, gank her twice in a quick succession. Thanks to it's long cooldown, she should not be able to shield herself again. Be wary of Dark Binding.png Dark Binding's though.
  • When Morgana Morgana is off her Dark Binding.png Dark Binding, she becomes much easier to poke. Use this time to execute own skills or just hit her with few basic attacks.
    • Avoiding mentioned ability will also greatly reduce her effectiveness in the next few seconds, and it is the time to attack her. Don't forget about Black Shield.png Black Shield.
  • Morgana Morgana can only shield one champion with Black Shield.png Black Shield. When she casts it on herself or her ally, lock the other one for probably effective gank.
  • Thanks to Black Shield.png Black Shield, Morgana Morgana effectively counters champions like Thresh Thresh or Leona Leona. Make sure not to take these champions when facing her.
    • When out of Dark Binding.png Dark Binding, Morgana Morgana is suspectible to poke, thanks to her low attack range and effectiveness of Tormented Soil.png Tormented Soil versus unrooted targets. When as support, Sona Sona, Soraka Soraka and Brand Brand are somewhat effective versus them. Note that she still can absorb any disables with her Black Shield.png Black Shield.

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