Skarner vs Mordekaiser Counter Build

How to Beat Mordekaiser as Skarner


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked LoL matches each and every week. Within our database, Skarner faced off against Mordekaiser 6,233 times. Including so many games with Skarner versus Mordekaiser gives us confidence in our capability to produce informative data and a supported build to counter your enemy.

This particular counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Skarner has to counter Mordekaiser in only 4.2% of his games. Skarner has done a decent job of countering Mordekaiser. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.0% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Skarner versus Mordekaiser games, Skarner’s team is 2.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Mordekaiser.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Skarner Items to Counter Mordekaiser

The best items to focus on in your Skarner versus Mordekaiser build consist of Dead Man's Plate, Death's Dance, and Turbo Chemtank. When Skarner included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Mordekaiser than with most other common item sets.

Dead Man's Plate Item Death's Dance Item Turbo Chemtank Item

Best Skarner Runes to Counter Mordekaiser

To have the best chance of crushing Mordekaiser as Skarner, Skarner players should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Ultimate Hunter, and Cheap Shot runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Skarner vs Mordekaiser counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Mordekaiser runes to fend off Skarner to help you interpret how he will probably be built against you.

Best Skarner Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot

Best Mordekaiser Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter


The following tables highlight several strategic Skarner against Mordekaiser matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Skarner’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.7 is greater than Mordekaiser’s ratio of 1.8, indicating that Skarner may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Mordekaiser. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Skarner Stats
4.2 6.5
Mordekaiser Stats


Skarner Stats
5.3 6.2
Mordekaiser Stats


Skarner Stats
9.9 4.9
Mordekaiser Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Skarner Stats
2.1 3
Mordekaiser Stats

Damage Dealt

Skarner Stats
10887 20135
Mordekaiser Stats

Damage Taken

Skarner Stats
26564 28036
Mordekaiser Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Skarner Stats
5 5.2
Mordekaiser Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Skarner Stats
0.8 0.9
Mordekaiser Stats

Dragons Killed

Skarner Stats
2 2
Mordekaiser Stats

Barons Killed

Skarner Stats
0.4 0.4
Mordekaiser Stats

Gold Earned

Skarner Stats
9914 10779
Mordekaiser Stats

Minions Killed

Skarner Stats
33 135
Mordekaiser Stats

Skarner usually has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, Skarner receives a similar amount of damage to Mordekaiser. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Skarner vs Mordekaiser matchups, Skarner usually gets many fewer minion kills than Mordekaiser. Champions that do not acquire very much CS normally don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off their skills and stats alone. However, champs with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to beat the averages presented here to do well.

By default, Skarner vs Mordekaiser tips, stats, and build guide are presented for every ranked division. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you may use the selection menu menu located earlier in the guide.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6233 Skarner vs Mordekaiser matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Mordekaiser as Skarner comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.