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Kog'Maw Build Guide by Fakfejs

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Fakfejs

Your friendly neighbourhood Kog

Fakfejs Last updated on November 16, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
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Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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INTRO

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You want to take mages and archers in blink of an eye? That's guide for u.

This guide is based on other guides that I have tested. Every one of them had something that is useless. This maw is pretty powerful at start and can hold bot tower easily. This build is pure brutal ap. I tested as/ad/hybrid builds and came to a conclusion. They are good but they lack fast killing and artillery scaring tactics. So read, try than comment. If you are downvoting please leave constructive feedback. Recently I've added as/ad build too for all people that love as builds.

This build can't guarantee a win because this is a team game. You can't win by yourself but you can help your team in a big way.

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PROS / CONS

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PROS
CONS
  • Squishy
  • Silencing and slowing spells make Kog'Maw act like target practice
  • Limited escape ability when you have used your Flash and Ghost
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MASTERIES

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AP BUILD

Im choosing masteries that give me magic penetration, AP, %dmg, mana regen and movement speed. Masteries for summoner spells are also needed.


AS BUILD

Im choosing masteries that give me armor penetration, AD, %dmg, attack speed and movement speed. Masteries for summoner spells are also needed.

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RUNES

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AP BUILD
Recommended runes:
  • = more mana to spend
  • = more damage
  • = reduced cooldowns late game = spamming more ;]
  • = even more damage
  • = more AP at start


AS BUILD

Recommended runes:
  • Greater Seal of Replenishment = longer on battlefield
  • = bigger Atack speed.
  • = reduced cooldowns late game = spamming more ;]
  • or = more magic resist
  • = even more attack speed
All runes are primary. Putting secondary runes is a waste of potential.
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SUMMONER SPELLS

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I choose these spells

Why not Exhaust? Because you are so little and frightened creature you need to RUN to base not RUN to kill.

I prefer to have ready both of skills when I go solo or pushing. It's really easy to kill our little Kog'Maw so you need to watch for ganks all the time.

Flash will save your life many times. Ghost will ensure that your flash was not used for nothing.

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SKILL SEQUENCE

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AP BUILD
On start get Caustic Spittle for 10% Attack speed. Get two Void Ooze because its your main (for now) weapon of damaging opponents. Try too max Void Ooze as fast as you can. 2nd max Caustic Spittle to get more speed attack when out of mana or on cooldowns. Next Max Living Artillery whenever you can because if you harass enemies than you need to do it with style. You can use this skill whenever you think someone is in the bushes. Great for scouting and vital places checking. Maxing Bio-Arcane Barrage is the last prioryty. Just make sure you get one or two points in that in the early and mid game.


AS BUILD
Max Bio-Arcane Barrage as fast as you can. Add few Caustic Spittle on the way and don't forget to level Living Artillery when you can.

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ITEMS

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AP BUILD
This build is pure AP so just get items that get you lots of AP. At the beginning i get Prospector's Ring and Boots of Speed. That should give you speed and hp for first fight near top tower. Its also useful when laning bot.

My next choice is Void Staff for magic penetration. At this level enemies don't think about magic resistance so you crush them ;]. Next items can be chosen as you like. I try to get Rabadon's Deathcap first and then items that can lower magic resistance of your enemies like Abyssal Scepter or if you're getting pwned Rylai's Crystal Scepter. Choosing last items depend on situation on field.

Situation on the field: Dominion fights are short so its a rare thing to get these last items at all.


AS BUILD
Attack speed is first so I choose Berserker's Greaves and Malady. Then to get your attack more powerfull get Kitae's Bloodrazor. Last items are your choice. I prefer buying Phantom Dancer before Frozen Mallet but it really depends on situation on battlefield. For the last item i choose The Bloodthirster to get some HP from my vicitms. This item is again dependant on the situation on battlefield.

Frozen Mallet is a situational item. You can choose to get Infinity Edge for more damage and critical chance.
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TIPS'N'TRICKS

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  • Your Living Artillery can uncover hidden Bushmasters xD so check regular.
  • Your Living Artillery can kill enemies huging towers or camping behind them.
  • Use Void Ooze to damge and slow down enemies than hit them with Living Artillery
  • Pickup health packs whenever you can and don't forget to leave some for your teammates that need them more


Try to kill after you die. Yes, that's right you will be just like Osama Bin Laden using Icathian Surpriseafter you die, so run to enemies or creeps to score some more gold.

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TEAMWORK

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Always keep your self behind team. Use Void Ooze and Living Artillery when some enemy is not carefull enough.

Don't run solo mid and late game and most important ... CARE all the time.

If you are getting focused and chased run back a little and then come back to team fight to help your teammates.

Like in all team battles try to hit the most squishy champs and leave tanks without any support on battleground.
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TACTICS

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LONELY KOG
Sometimes you need to solo bot lane or just defent tower. Kog'Maw can easily do it, but your tower will fall sooner or later. To successfully survive this hard task you will need to stay back. Hug tower and don't be a hero. Kill any minions that will be viable to your attacks. Try to kill as many as you can before they reach tower. If they stack near tower enemy champions will attack you or wait for minions to take over the tower.

ANGRY KOG
This tactic should be used all the time. Even if you are a "lonely kog" as stated above. If you have a chance to hit your opponent, do it! Sooner or later he will need to go to base. In best case scenario you can get a kill. In worst case scenario you will be killed. Need to be careful with this tactic.

BOT-LANE KOG
Using this tactic is most profitable and easy for a fully grown Kog'Maw. You have to obey two simple rules. First, you can get ambushed from top so care and look at map. Second, don't be so eager to go under enemy tower cause you can be ambushed even more. Combine this tactic with "angry kog" and you should be okay. Always try to last hit minions to earn some more gold. Don't spam your skills because you will end in base faster then you can think about it. Control your mana reserves to avoid being caught with your pants down when enemy will attack you. Flash will save your skin many times while using this tactic.

Map of Crystal Scar

GROUP KOG
You will be safer with your teammates. Don't solo lanes in mid/late game unless you are really good. 80% of such creatures end up dead... or worse :P. You never start a fight, but you can provoke your enemies to attack your team. Living Artillery and Bio-Arcane Barrage will do the thing. You can use "angry kog" tactic here. Engage in every team fight.

LAZY KOG
Just roam and kill minions. Nobody likes lazy kogs so don't use it.

HELPER KOG
If you have a chance to slow a pursuit after your team mates, do it. Void Ooze will do the thing. "Helper kog" is welcome in every team.

So if you are angry group helper kog at bot-lane then you are set to go. Let's conquer the world.
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FARMING

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Farming in dominion is different than in normal games. You should farm only when your towers are safe and when defending them.

Try to catch Center buff as often as possible.

Speed buff is a fast way to get to other towers so use it.

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SUMMARY

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Kog'Maw is not an easy champion and it needs a lot of awareness, predicting and focus. Greedy Kog'Maw usually end dead, so keep an eye out for ambushes. Building your champion in presented way will not make you win every time and without any effort. 50% is build and the other 50% is your skill. Constant moving and looking at map is the key to victory.

Many people say AP builds are weaker in dominion. Truth is that those builds can't be compared together. AP builds need more skill in targeting and predicting. With AS/AD you don't need such hell skill to play, but it also requires user to think.

Please vote and comment. Have fun.
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CHANGE LOG

03/11/2011
Guide uploaded
03/11/2011
Added AS Build