Kog'Maw Build Guide by evilpen16
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So i enjoy playing Kog a lot and have decided to put my hybrid build online. This build is extremely threatening early game and incredibly good carry late game.
I have tried all ap kog and all dps kog and both are very one demetional, ap builds have good damage output, but terrible survivability and mana dependancy.
dps kog does great damage but makes his useful and awesome ult basically useless. plus his dps range is terrible. basically making him an easy target in team fights.
Just check it out and see what you think. First build and i think i have a useful start for any kog player
Pros / Cons
Lane survivability early and mid game
super useful incredibly ranged ult
ability to solo out carries
Disables tanks and beefy characters
great initiate and escape mechanism with E
No need to ever tower dive
Above average pusher
does not require mid solo / can 2v1
Requires almost all skill shot
focus fired a lot
Mana Dependant early game.
E skill to start? / using E effectivly.
Why do we build up our E skill?
It is Kog most useful skill and is very powerful early on.
Its offensive, defensive, sets up ganks, slows, has great range, Farms very well, and does great output early game with that Amplifying tome.
That's great but how do you use it effectively?
Always try and lead your opponent, If he is Defensive, try to aim more towards him running away. Same goes for offensive opponents. If he harasses often, every time he steps toward you, hit him hard.
How to combo your abilities
Start off with that amplifying tome, and a mana pot. Harass the squishy in your lane with your E as much as you want, but its important to hit them as often as possible. Play smart and there is no reason to die here. The general idea before 6 is to hit them with your E then attack a bit with Q and auto attack as they run.
Mid Game/ Late Game
Here is your bread and butter!
E, Q, auto attack, R, auto attack R, R, R. rinse and repeat.
Always focus a squishy first. hit him with E and as he is slowed, drop that Q and shred some armor. You should now be in range and start attacking. As you attack, your oponent will run, always drop your R, in the direction they are running (back to there tower, hide, and die)
Always, Always, Always fire your R behind them. trust me, they will run.
Use your Range as an asset. And annoy the hell out of your opponent.
Once you are Mid and late game, farming is a joke. E then auto attack casting minions in back, (you will one shot them), then auto attack melee minions.
Some things to remember/ helpful tips
You have spell and melee vampirism, use that to your advantage.
When 1v1 and running low on health you can always E the group of minions near you for a quick 200 health.
Be aware of your mana use early game. If you spam your ult to much you will have problems.
Good luck and i hope this helped everyone playing the fun champion Kog Maw