Mordekaiser, one of League of Legends’ oldest champions (and perhaps its most notoriously buggy), is slated for a rework, according to a Champion Roadmap video released today.
Mordekaiser was first released way back in February 2010, and was listed by Riot as a “high priority” for a rework last year. He last received a rework on Patch 5.16 in August 2015, with new visual effects for his abilities and a brand new W, among other changes, intended on bringing him to the bot lane as a carry. That was a good time to be Mordekaiser — he ended up being the second most popular champion at that year’s Worlds (behind Gangplank) — but it didn’t last long. After a few rounds of nerfs, Morde faded back into relative oblivion in solo queue (disappearing nearly entirely from pro play), and returned to his status as a niche pick.
As for the bugs, well, it was enough that a Riot forum user once compiled a post titled “All 180+ Mordekaiser bugs ranked by importance and sorted into 17 categories.”
Similarly old and previously out-of-favor champions like Galio, Urgot and Aatrox have received highly successful reworks recently, bringing them back not only into the solo queue realm but into pro play.