Reliable sustained trade damage and sustained healing.
Empowered abilities and resource manipulation
Your attacks and abilities send Aery to a target, damaging or shielding allies.
Gain a magic damage shield when taken to low health by magic damage.
Gain 10% CDR when you reach level 10. Excess CDR becomes AP or AD, Adaptive.
Your first ability hit every 20s burns champions.
Burst damage and target access
Recover health when you damage an enemy champion.
Heal for a percentage of damage dealt with your abilities. Increases with each unique takedown.
+5 AD or 9 AP
+6 Armor or 8 MR (match-up)
Thanks to Morde's close range and multiple DoTs ([W] and [R]), you're able to repeatedly proc Aery in extended trades for very reliable damage.
Nullifying Orb allows you to trade aggressively into difficult lane matchups with the added safety of your shield and Null shield.
Transcendence's mid-game CDR is huge for teamfights where you're able to get multiple casts of [E] and [W] off.
Scorch is a fantastic lane dominance rune that provides a lot of damage for early trades/fights. Look to proc the bonus damage with an [E] every time is comes off of cooldown.
Taste of Blood on Mordekaiser is great for lane sustain when poking and trading and synergizes well Ravenous Hunter and Gunblade healing.
Ravenous Hunter synergizes incredibly well with Gunblade to provide you a ton of healing so that you can continue dishing out damage.