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Kog'Maw Build Guide by NufC Nighthawk
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Threats & Synergies
Kalista is one of the weakest Marksman right now, don't lose to her early game and she wont be able to do anything later.
Vayne is short range you are long range. be careful while your W is on cooldown and when she hits 6. don't die and you'll be fine.
Lucian will win in fights early so sit back farm and wait till mid-late game where you'll be far more stronger than him.
Kog'Maws immobility makes it hard for you to dodge Corki abilities and his Packaged W makes it easy for you to get caught out.
If Tristana gets a lead on you early you'll want to play extra safe because she will put you in the trash.
Ashe out damages you early and cuts your mobility down a ton, watch for her ult as it will almost always result in you dying if you don't have flash.
Short range ADC but can dish out a ton of damage with her auto cancels as well as catch you with her ult.
His early game damage can really put a dent in you and he will win beat you early, you will out damage him mid-late game.
His damage can be ridiculous early, avoid him and farm as best you can. you should be able to take out his front line faster then he can take out yours mid-late game.
He will be way stronger then you throughout laning phase, be careful of his invis and try to avoid fights.
Can poke you down with Q, catch you with E and kill you instantly with her ult. play safe and avoid her ult in team fights.
Has extreme range, good poke and traps that can really ruin your day. you'll rely on your support heavily for protection in lane.
Has insane poke with Q as well as outranging you with his Q, if he hits his ult on you you'll most likely be dead.
Draven dishes out a lot of damage and if he gets ahead of you good luck doing anything in lane. don't feed and you'll be relevant eventually.
High range and damage. if Jinx gets ahead early game you wont be able to catch up for a long time.
Hello everyone my name is NufC Nighthawk. I am a jungle main and a gold player on the Oceania server. This is my first guide and I've chosen to do it on Kog'Maw because he's one of my favourite champions in League. Here's a Link to my Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQmCXYvJcRy5cQYoRUYgfg/videos. Thank You for taking time to read this guide, i'd appreciate any feedback you have to offer! :)
Take Fury over Sorcery for obvious reasons. I prefer Fresh Blood over Feast for a little bit of extra damage. Natural Talent over Vampirism for more damage also. Battle Trance because its a happy medium, Double Edged Sword causes you to take more damage which is a big no no, Bounty Hunter requires you to get kills for more damage which wont really happen until mid-late game.
Savagery over Wanderer , Secret Stash over Assassin as you shouldn't be split from your team to fight enemy's anyway. Merciless over Meditation for extra damage on low enemy's. Dangerous Game over Greenfather's Gift and Bandit because I feel it's overall better for Kog'Maw. Precision over Intelligence because you don't need Cooldown reduction on Kog'Maw. Stormraider's Surge beats out Thunderlord's Decree for Kog'Maw in my opinion.
For Kog'Maw the choice is up to you, I prefer Stormraider's Surge over Warlord's Bloodlust and Fervor of Battle .
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist: Helps against AP supports.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage: You're the AD, you need damage.
Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed: Helps stack your RageBlade and get more hits with your W.
Not recommended Runes:
Greater Mark of Lethality: You don't need Lethality on Kog'Maw.
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage: Waste of Quints on Kog'Maw.
Greater Glyph of Attack Speed: Same as above.
Greater Seal of Attack Speed: Same as above.
Why max Q second and E last?
Caustic Spittle offers attack speed as well as a resistance shred, the attack speed also helps you get Stormraider's Surge off too making the slow on Void Ooze unnecessary. I would max out Void Ooze if you go Warlord's Bloodlust or Fervor of Battle .
Why Rageblade over Tri Force
In my opinion you do not need Trinity Force on Kog'Maw, I highly prefer Guinsoo's Rageblade in place of the Tri. Guinsoo's Rageblade offers 50 AP, 35 AD, 25% Attack Speed and 15 Magic Damage on-hit. a fully stacked Guinsoo's Rageblade offers +73% attack speed, +53 attack damage, +74 ability power, and 15 bonus Magic Damage on-hit, as well as triggering on-hit effects an additional time every other auto. The stats and effects of the Trinity Force are no match for the Guinsoo's Rageblade stats.
This concludes my guide on Kog'Maw, thanks for reading!
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