Who I am
Judit Llordes
Author and references


  • 1 General
  • 2 Development
  • 3 Lore
  • 4 Phases
  • 5 Aspects
  • 6 Relationships
  • 7 References


  • Mordekaiser is voiced by Luis Leonardo Suarez in LATAM and by Félix Alcolea in EUW.
Mordekaiser, the Iron Reborn
  • Su Claw of the Underworld reflects Apprehend from Darius: Both abilities attract their targets and passively grant their casters magic penetration and armor penetration, respectively.
  • Claw of the Underworld can be a reference to the object Fiery Death Claw, as they both display a green claw hand.
  • Skills refer to songs or metal bands. [1]
    • Annihilation, the grindcore gang from Košice.
    • Indestructible, the song from Disturbed.
    • Rising Darkness could be referencing the song, Atlas, Rise by Metallica, or The Rise Of Darkness by Immortal.
    • Kingdom of Death, Beyond the Realms of Death by Judas Priest.
    • Additionally, Mordekaiser's mace references Nightfall by the Blind Guardian.
Mordekaiser, the Lord of Death
  • Mordekaiser could have been inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, particularly Conquest.
  • Mordekaiser was the only champion without mobility or crowd control effects until V5.4 onwards where Crawling Death changed to give him bonus movement speed.
  • Mordekaiser could have been responsible for around 80% of all live bugs in League of Legends. [2]
  • Mordekaiser's abilities refer to heavy / thrash songs and / or bands:
    • Iron man por Black Sabbath
    • (M) Ace from Spades por Motörhead
    • Morgenstern (German: 'Morning Star') by Rammstein
    • Harvester of Sorrow por Metallica
      • Creeping Death (Anquigua W W) por Metallica
    • Sy(m)phon(y) of Destruction por Megadeth
    • Chrildren of the Gtave por Black Sabbath
    • The Prisoner por Iron Maiden
    • Dragonforce
    • The Mordekaiser Nightfall mace references by Blind Guardian
  • Mordekaiser used to be one of four champions who used his life as his sole spellcasting resource (the others were the Dr. World, Vladimir and Zac).
  • Sons of the Tomb Sons of the Tomb used to deal the longest damage over time in the game (10 seconds).
  • 'Mordekaiser is # 1 huehuehue' is the product of 'Brazil 5v5 Tier List' by NA summoner 'SKILLSHOT MASTER' and 'That's why we hate Mordekaiser' by 'McRooster'.
  • Mordekaiser's helmet resembled the M in the logo. of Sodom (band)


  • Mordekaiser (German: "murderous emperor") comes from the online identity of Yun 'Stich' Lam (Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam). [3]
Mordekaiser, the Iron Reborn
  • Influences for Mordekaiser include the Death Knight classes from World of Warcraft, the Shugoki and Lawbringer classes from For Honor, CT Fletcher, and Dwayne Johnson. [4] [5] [6]
  • Mordekaiser moved away from the Shadow Isles because Riot felt that necromancy and the undead should exist in the other regions of Runeterra. [7]
  • One of the discarded visual directions that could have been taken with Mordekaiser include making him a miniature version of the Immortal Hold; his shoulders would be like crenellated towers, his legs would be like walls, and his armor would be more architectural. [8] [9]
  • Mordekaiser's visual goals were to combine the aesthetics of the Shadow Isles and ancient Noxus. [10]
  • Within the Realm of Death, players were initially supposed to get a glimpse of Mordekaiser's infinite and unknowable nature. Later this was changed to a faceless hood and magic crown, with the idea of ​​not being able to see his helmet and if you looked under his hood you would go crazy and dissolve into life force. [eleven]
  • During development, his armor could explode, revealing the twisted black iron skeleton underneath.
  • Mordekaiser's title used to be 'the Master of Metal' and it was to be 'The Lord of Death' but after the player base dispute it was replaced by 'the Iron Reborn'. [12]
  • During development, your Rising Darkness was named "Harvester of Sadness", referring to his ability prior to the Harvesters of Sadness Harvesters of Sadness redesign. its Annihilation was called "Nightfall." its Claw of the Underworld was called "Crawling Death" or Puppeteer, referring to Metallica. its Realm of Death was called Doom, Realm of Shadow, Realm of Spirits, or Realm of Death. [13] [14] [15]
  • One of Mordekaiser's discarded phrases involved asking Kled in their first meeting "What is ... a taco?" [16]
  • Mordekaiser's discarded abilities tested include: [17] [18]
    • A version of his passive that would enslave the ghost of enemies if he managed to take them down.
    • A version of his passive where he would have a very low attack speed but consecutive mace swaps would increase his attack speed, base attack range, and turn his mace into a scourge.
    • A version of Annihilation where his mace could turn into a flail and drive into the ground. Mordekaiser could recast the ability and have a different effect based on where the mace head was in relation to Mordekaiser. [19]
    • A version of Indestructible where Mordekaiser would enter his wraith form and become impossible to attack, but could not automatically attack, similar to Curse of the Black Mist Senna. During this time, it would stop weighing and float as if it suddenly weighed nothing, with the idea that its manifestation in the physical world is transitory. [twenty]
    • A version of Indestructible where you would get additional resistances based on nearby enemies and slow immunity.
    • A spell that would fire a slow circular missile that would rift the realm of death.
    • A version of Realm of Death where Mordekaiser would create a portal around the target and himself, which, after a few seconds, would drag everyone into the realm of death to fight.
    • A version of Realm of Death that would create two Dark Passages as objects in the locations where the target and Mordekaiser would go to the realm of death, allowing other players to join the fight.
    • A version of Realm of Death that would shoot a Afterlife fear like a missile that would send the target into the realm of death.
    • A version of Realm of Death that would allow Mordekaiser to enter his spirit form and the first enemy to touch his spirit would be sent to the realm of death.
    • A version of Realm of Death where the barrier around the realm of death was a damage zone that would hit players with heavy damage over time if they tried to leave.
  • A Mordekaiser bug during development included one where someone would be permanently trapped in the Kingdom of Death. [twenty-one]
  • During development, some of Mordekaiser's abilities had DA ratios implemented. This was eventually discarded as it significantly limited the options for its objects.]
  • At the beginning,  turrets did not appear within the Kingdom of Death. This eventually changed due to the lane opponents being unable to defend themselves when Mordekaiser was ahead.



  • Mordekaiser is at least 1500 years old, but due to the unknown time period between Sahn-Uzal's death and his resurrection, Mordekaiser's actual age is unknown.
    • Morderkaiser originally resurrected around 400 BN.
  • Mordekaiser defied death by sheer force of will because he refused to accept the reality around him. He gained necromantic powers by teaching Ochnun himself in the realm of death, allowing him to speak beyond the veil of death to deceive mortals and resurrect him. [7]
  • Mordekaiser's quote "Fate, Domination, Deception." He would unconsciously inspire Noxus' principles of strength: Vision, Power, and Cunning. [7]
  • Mitna Rachnun is a part of the Spirit Realm that Mordekaiser has corrupted for his own uses. [23. XNUMX]
  • Mordekaiser's story references Dracula from Castlevania and Sigma from Megaman X.
  • Mordekaiser's mace is called Ocaso and reference to the homonymous band as well as the song of the same name by Blind Guardian.
    • Both he and a child's drawing of old Mordekaiser (standing next to a burning house with 'I ♥ My Daddy' written across the top) can be seen in the trailer for the Mac version of the game.
  • The Hall of Bones in the Sahn-Uzal / Mordekaiser lore refers to the Valhalla "Hall of the Slain" in Norse mythology;
  • However, to his wrath, the dead Sahn-Uzal ended up in an empty and misty wasteland with other lost souls fading into oblivion;
    • This wasteland probably refers to Sheol, a dark realm where the righteous and the wicked will go after death, in Hebrew mythology.
  • The Elixir of Uloa has the properties to resurrect Mordekaiser.
  • His armor has two layers of metal, a skeletal underlayer of black iron, and the tarnished Protonoxian armor on top of that. [24]


Mordekaiser, the Iron Reborn
  • "Come in and give up hope!" quotes Dante's Inferno ("Whoever enters here abandons all hope.").
  • "Ah, life is a bitter shame." reference to Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
Mordekaiser, the Lord of Death
  • "Misery loves company" reference to:
    • The song of the same name by Anthrax
    • The song of the same name by Nirvana
    • My Guitar Lies Bleeding in my Arms por Bon Jovi
    • My Friend of Misery por Metallica
    • Home of the Blues por Johnny Cash
  • "No pain, no drainage drainage!" reference to No Pain No Gain by Scorpions.
  • "You only need to click once, silly!" implies a Meta-reference for the movement of the right click and reference to Sons of the Tomb Sons of the Tomb resetting each attack each time Alt + Right Click on a target was pressed.
  • "So be it ... Summoner" reference to Palpatine from Star Wars ( So be it ... Jedi)
  • "Time to grind." reference to Shred guitar.
  • "By great ... torment!" looks like "By Big Science!" from Heimerdinger
  • "Mordekaiser ... are you also a prisoner?" is a reference to the Iron Maiden song The Prisoner, which was also the previous title of the Sons of the Grave upgrade.
  • Mordekaiser shares quotes with:
    • "Misery loves company"
    • "Yes I must"
    • "Butcher shop!"


  • Variations of the Emote Season 2019 Split 2 emotes are awarded to players who play enough to earn 500 Split Poins. This emote was the first appearance of the redesign of Mordekaiser months before the champion update was revealed.
    • His appearance was also revealed through a Summoner Icon Split 2 from the 2019 season later during the Public Beta Environment cycle.
  • The cape he wears has a stamp with a design made of Ochnun symbols that translate to "Mordekaiser".
  • Mordekaiser
    • The scene depicted has him using Mace of Spades Mace of Spades, Reapers of Sadness Reapers of Sadness, and Siphon of Destruction Siphon of Destruction all at once.
Mordekaiser Infernal
  • This skin shares the Inferno theme with:
    • Aurelion Sol Lord of Ashes
    • Charred Maokai
    • Warwick Firefang
    • Ahri Fire Fox
    • Akali Infernal
    • Alistar Infernal
    • Amumu Infernal
    • Infernal Diana
    • Infernal Gallium
    • Karthus Infernal
    • Know Infernal
    • Infernal Nasus
    • Shen Infernal
    • Varus Infernal
    • Vel'Koz Infernal
    • Rammus Fundido
    • Malphite de Obsidiana
    • Renekton of Scorched Earth
    • Xerath of Scorched Earth
    • Kindred Shadowfire
    • Volcanic Wukong
    • Zyra Wildfire
Mordekaiser Dragon Knight
  • This skin shares the Dragon World theme with:
    • Draconic Guardian Galio
    • Dragon Master Swain
    • Udyr Oracle Dragon
    • Dragon Sorceress Zyra
    • Heimerdinger Dragon Trainer
    • Dragon Trainer Lulu
    • Dragon Trainer Tristana
    • Braum Matadragones
    • Diana Dragon Slayer
    • Jarvan IV Matadragones
    • Kayle Matadragones
    • Olaf Matadragones
    • Pantheon Matadragones
    • Trundle Matadragones
    • Twitch Matadragones
    • Vayne Matadragones
    • Xin Zhao Matadragones
  • He is the main draconian antagonist of the Dragon Slayer in the first wave of Dragons.
Lord Mordekaiser
  • This skin shares the Rift Mission theme with:
    • Zion the Barbarian
    • Bard the Bard
    • Braum Lionheart
    • Nunu and Demolisher Willump
    • Gragas Rompebarriles
    • Brighthammer Jayce
    • Karthus Curse of Light
    • Garen Hard Type
    • Ryze Barbablanca
    • Sejuani Dawn Huntress
    • Mirkwood Talon
    • Radiant Paladin Taric
    • Twitch Strider
    • Varus Swift Lightning
    • Weigh Barbagrís
  • Lord Mordekaiser Lord Mordekaiser
    • He used to have a rising spike on his belt (could have been referencing William Murderface from Metalocalypse) but it was immediately removed on suggestion.
    • He resembles Sauron from The Lord of the Rings, Melkor from The Silmarillion, the titular character from Overlord, Araghast the Pillager to Chaos Lord from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, and The Lich from Adventure Time.
Mordekaiser Pentakill
  • This skin shares the Pentakill theme with:
    • Viego Dissonance by Pentakill
    • Karthus Pentakill
    • Kayle Pentakill
    • Olaf Pentakill
    • Sona Pentakill
    • Yorick Pentakill
    • Karthus Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Kayle Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Mordekaiser Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Olaf Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Sona Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Yorick Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
  • Nightfall is replaced by Number One (an indestructible guitar ax made of metal and made for metal) every time He does His dance animation.
    • In his illustration, Mordekaiser can be seen wielding his guitar instead of his mace.
  • He embarked on a metal journey to recruit Karthus Pentakill, Yorick Pentakill, Sona Pentakill, Olaf Pentakill, and his backup singer Kayle Pentakill to form Pentakill so they can usher in a new era of metal.
  • Her updated appearance was based on her appearance in one of the Grasp of the Undying music videos; more specifically Mortal Reminder.
    • His back tattoos show masks Kindred the Sheep and Lobo.
Mordekaiser Rey de Bastos
  • This skin shares the Stories Collection theme with:
    • Ezreal As of Swords
    • Annie in Wonderland
    • The Fierce Warwick
    • Kog'Maw Oruga
    • Conde Vladimir
    • Twisted Fate Jack of Hearts
    • The Shaco Hatter
    • Syndra Queen of Diamonds
    • Annie Little Red Riding Hood
    • Shaco Wild
  • It was originally conceived as a 'Dark Crusader' but was discarded.
  • It refers to the homonymous card.
  • Se parece a King Knight de Shovel Knight.
  • Mordekaiser Rey de Bastos
    • Su throne used to be shorter and has a Sunset resting on his back (later he was moved to a higher throne due to concerns that he resembled a Christian Cross).
Dark Star Mordekaiser
Chromas: Antimatter, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
  • This skin shares the Event Horizon theme with:
    • Lux Cosmic
    • Master Yi Cosmic Sword
    • Hecarim Cosmic Cavalry
    • Rakan Cosmic Dawn
    • Xin Zhao Cosmic Defender
    • Nami Cosmic Destiny
    • Cosmic Devourer Vladimir
    • Xayah Cosmic Twilight
    • Cosmic Charming Lulu
    • Anivia Cosmic Flight
    • Cosmic Hunter Varus
    • Nidalee Cosmic Huntress
    • Cosmic Summoner Illaoi
    • Ashe Cosmic Queen
    • Kassadin Cosmic Reaper
    • Cosmic Stinger Skarner
    • Jhin Cosmic Darkness
    • Lissandra Cosmic Darkness
    • Lux Cosmic Darkness
    • Cho'Gath Dark Estrella
    • Jarvan IV Dark Star
    • Dark Star Karma
    • Kha'Zix Dark Star
    • Dark Star Malphite
    • Orianna Dark Star
    • Shaco Dark Star
    • Dark Star Thresh
    • Dark Star Varus
    • Xerath Dark Star
    • Malphite Dark Star Prestigious Edition
    • Dark Star Rhaast
PROJECT: Mordekaiser
Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Catseye, Emerald, Pearl, Rainbow, Reckoning, Rose Quartz, Ruby
  • This aspect shares the PROJECT theme with:
    • iBlitzcrank
    • PROJECT: Irelia Prestigious Edition
    • PROJECT: Sylas Prestigious Edition
    • PROJECT: Zed Prestigious Edition
    • Camille Program
    • Programa LeBlanc
    • Programa Lissandra
    • Programa Nami
    • Programa Soraka
    • PROJECT: Akali
    • PROJECT: Ashe
    • PROJECT: Ekko
    • PROJECT: Fiora
    • PROJECT: Irelia
    • PROYECTO: Jhin
    • PROJECT: Jinx
    • PROJECT: Katarina
    • PROJECT: Leona
    • PROJECT: Lucian
    • PROJECT: Pyke
    • PROJECT: Renekton
    • PROJECT: Sejuani
    • PROJECT: Senna
    • PROJECT: Sylas
    • PROJECT: Varus
    • PROJECT: Vayne
    • PROJECT: Vi
    • PROJECT: Warwick
    • PROJECT: Yasuo
    • PROJECT: Zed
    • PROJECT: Yi
  • Although the skin is titled PROJECT, Mordekaiser is actually a Program.
  • Several easter eggs can be found in its Realm of Death that includes:
    • Gesture Touch me de Evelynn.
    • profile icon PROYECTO: Jhin.
    • Helmet Bro helmet.
    • Gesture Scout approved de Teemo.
    • Several cutout illustrations from previous PROJECT champions scattered around buildings:
      • PROJECT: Katarina
      • PROJECT: Zed
      • PROJECT: Fiora
      • PROJECT: Lucian
      • PROJECT: Jinx
      • PROJECT: Vayne
      • PROYECTO: Jhin
      • PROJECT: Yi
  • His prank using holographic images of Noxious Trap refers to the perception of the player's displeasure when he is against Teemo.
  • The visual effect of your Annihilation is slightly different based on the number of targets it hits.
  • Mordekaiser transforms upon entering the Kingdom of Death. If the target dies inside, the form will persist until the target respawns.


Mordekaiser, the Iron Reborn
  • Mordekaiser built the Immortal Hold, a fortress around which the Noxus capitol is built.
  • Given Sahn-Uzal's (Mordekaiser when human) faith in the Hall of Bones, it's safe to say that his culture didn't have a myth. Kindred; which would explain why it was never claimed by them.
  • Mordekaiser tortured Veigar, who would later imitate him after his downfall.
  • LeBlanc, another of his inner circle, was instrumental in his downfall. She is preparing to banish him when he returns to keep The Immortal Hold for her.
    • Rell is the plan of LeBlanc to defeat Mordekaiser when he returns. However, it is likely that Rell is not aware of Mordekaiser. His connection to the Iron Reborn was kept secret during production to enforce this speculation.
      • Currently, Morderkaiser hasn't been paying attention to Rell either.
      • Rell could defeat the metal physical form of Mordekaiser, as he is unaware of his power, but could simply retreat to the realm of death to reform, probably without metal armor.
  • Januk commissioned Ezreal obtain The Elixir of Uloa with which he could resurrect Mordekaiser. However, Ezreal intentionally gave him a fake jar and left Januk while stealing an old bell from Ochnun.
  • While not directly confirmed, it has been hinted that Mordekaiser may have a certain level of knowledge about the actions of Viego and you are looking forward to benefiting from them once you decide to return. [25]
    • It has been confirmed that if they fought directly, Mordekaiser would likely win.
Mordekaiser, the Lord of Death
  • Mordekaiser is building his force in the Shadow Isles until he can lay waste to Noxus and reclaim the Immortal Hold (his ancient stronghold in the heart of Noxus Prime).


  1. ↑ Kindlejack en Metal Ability Names
  2. ↑ Xenogenic and Mordekaiser
  3. ↑ Ezreal and Mordecai
  4. ↑ Kindlejack on Mordekaiser Influences 1
  5. ↑ Kindlejack on Mordekaiser Influences 2
  6. ↑ Kindlejack on Mordekaiser Influences 3
  7. ↑ 7,0 7,1 7,2 mChao on the development of Mordekaiser's lore
  8. ↑ Kindlejack and Scrapped Mordekaiser Ideas 1
  9. ↑ Kindlejack on Scrapped Ideas Mordekaiser 2
  10. ↑ Kindlejack on Mordekaiser Pictures
  11. ↑ Kindlejack on Mordekaiser's Scrapped Spirit Form
  12. ↑ Islands of the Shadow and Death, Why does Morde's title feel bad and more? (Make everyone happy, a little bit)
  13. ↑ Discarded Mordekaiser Skill Names
  14. ↑ Kindlejack on Discarded Mordekaiser Skill Names
  15. ↑ Xenogenic in discarded R names
  16. ↑ mChao on discarded Mordekaiser lines
  17. ↑ Xenogenic ultimately from Mordekaiser scrapped
  18. ↑ Final step in the final version of Mordekaiser scrapped
  19. ↑ endless pillows in discarded Q version
  20. ↑ Kindlejack on Exploring W on Mordekaiser
  21. ↑ = 3 Kindlejack on Mordekaiser errors
  22. ↑ Xenogenic in turrets within the Realm of Death
  23. ↑ Kindlejack in the Realm of Death
  24. ↑ = 10000 Kindlejack in the armor of Mordekaiser
  25. ↑ Riot Report February 2021

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