Kog'Maw Build Guide by Mr. Eason
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Kog'Maw is by far the sexiest champion in the League of Legends.
I have always played AP Kog'Maw because, up to this point, it was the only way a man SHOULD play him, but I have discovered a new way of building him that will increase your **** size by at least two and a half feet GUARANTEED!
**** those who say this is a Hybrid build. This build is 100% MANLINESS.
(From now on we will refer to the combination of AD/AP/AS play-styles as MANLY)
This build was inspired by the British faction in Company of Heroes.
At long range we pound them into dust, at close range we pound them into dust faster.
-Winston Churchill when he saw Kog'Maw in action.
For masteries I get 9/21/0
The only crucial masteries are and
You could also try some variation of 9/0/21 but I find defensive masteries more forgiving with this build because you are very vulnerable if you **** up your positioning.
Because this is a manly build, we don't rely much on items to protect us against the rigors of combat, that is what masteries are for. Kog'Maw is the perfect example of a glass cannon, if you play him well you should not have a problem with being too squishy and if you play him really well the other team will run away in fear.
Play smart and don't get picked off walking around in the jungle by yourself. It is not un-manly to hide behind you're beefier teammates, it is just good business.
I don't **** around with the miniscule difference that runes make.
So in the long run try to aim for mana regeneration and magic penetration.
Remember: Real men don't worry about runes. Leave the spread sheeting to the computers.
You can use any summoner abilities that fit your play style. Im not stingy like other summoners, so if you feel like Rally Revive help you the most then use them.
Personally I use Ghost Clairvoyance. Ghost should be used for getting to the battle, not away from it and Clairvoyance helps you spot targets for Living Artillery.
By playing Kog'Maw you will learn, more than any other character, that most of the time it is more profitable to stand and fight than try to get away. So that douchy combo of Flash Ghost I see some Kogs using is just a waste of a summoner spell in my opinion. And sometimes it is necessary to stand up against the rising of the tide and fight a 5v1 to show the enemy that you are not afraid.
We start off the game by directly building into Malady by getting an Amplifying Tome
Remember to pick up a Health Potion before you leave.
When you back try to finish your Malady. More often than not you won't have enough, in this case buy Dagger and Boots of Speed.
After finishing Malady get Sorcerer's Shoes and then start building your Guinsoo's Rageblade. This works very well in combination with popping your Bio-Arcane Barrage to dps your enemies down and then using Living Artillery to finish them off.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter provides you with some much needed health, extra AP and slowing frost rounds for your Living Artillery.
The next item to build will be your Madred's Bloodrazor which will enable you to shred anyone that is brave or stupid enough to come near you.
Finish off your build with a Hextech Gunblade for some added damage and you should truly be a mobile artillery piece.
Remember: Living Artillery works off of both AD and AP now so building MANLY is VERY rewarding.
Skill priority is as follows,
Living Artillery> Bio-Arcane Barrage> Caustic Spittle> Void Ooze
Self Destruct: Lets get something abundantly clear, Kog'Maw cannot be killed so the only hope an enemy player has is to bring his health down low enough so that he self destructs. Kog'Maw is a man, so when he dies he is bringing you with him
PIAT: Since Kog'Maw is a British gentleman, his weapon of choice for punching through tough armor is the PIAT. The PIAT is good for lowering a target's resistances so you can annihilate them with your Bofors.
Bofors 40mm Cannon: Kog'Maw has been fitted with a traditional WW2 British Anti-Aircraft gun which will shred most champions in a matter of seconds. It is especialy effective vs. tough guy casters that build high health/low magic resist.
Throw-up: Sometimes Kog'Maw gets so sick of facing whiny and *****y negative nancies that he voids his maw in an attempt to get them to shut the **** up. Feminine men will be grossed out and will have to tip-toe through the goo effectively slowing their movement speed and setting them up for a 25 pound shell up their exposed re***s. Although some might like this, most will explode in a gooey mess.
25 Pounder: A long time ago while serving in her majesty's Royal Artillery Battalion Kog'Maw accidentally swallowed a 25 Pounder Artillery Piece. This is Kog'Maw's Pièce de résistance or for those who don't speak surrender, his bread and butter. Effective use and proper placement of this ability will allow you to pick up many kills other champions could not. This is the perfect cleanup weapon and once you hit level 6 you will dominate most lanes. Good players will learn to dodge this ability so aim where you think they will dodge, to use this effectively you need to be able to read minds so start training right away. (Psychoactive chemicals will help you program your brain to the right radio frequency during the training process)
How to Play MANLY
Alright so this is for all of you who don't know **** about being a man.
Positioning: Many times correct positioning wins team fights and with Kog'Maw it is no different. Kog'Maw is one of those champs that excels by being in the right place at the right time. Guinsoo's Rageblade allows Kog to feed off of mid range combat and then chase after with a powered up Living Artillery. Also, don't be afraid to die with this build because even if you don't kill them outright they should be low enough to chase down and 'splode all over their face.
Targeting: Knowing who to target is also very important. Honestly, with this build you will shred everyone, but what you want to look for especially is high health, low resistances. Make sure whoever you target has Caustic Spittle on them.
The main idea here is to not act like a *****! Be a man and you shall have victory!
The following are numerous words of encouragement from the manliest men in history, I hope this section inspires you towards great victory!
"Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly."
"Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor."
"Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character."
Robert E. Lee
"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom."
“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” – George Washington Carver
“A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.” General George Patton
"A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality."
In conclusion, this build is not for the weak of heart. If you are a true Man than you will shine with this build, if you hesitate and run away from fights than you will fail miserably and your family will disown you.
And to all the ladies out there that play League of Legends and stumble upon this build and are offended by its masculine themes and at some times brutish vocabulary I have only one thing to say:
What are you doing out of the kitchen?
This is unless you are some hardcore modern-day version of Molly Pitcher, in that case, mad props.
(I find women that know their way around Enlightenment Age artillery pieces sexy)