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League of Legends Build Guide Author Hellsnake

AP Kog'Maw viable? I show you what's viable!

Hellsnake Last updated on January 2, 2015
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Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

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This is my first serious Guide on Mobafire.

I'm one gold player and I'm playing LoL for 3 years now, from the begin on i realized that you can play AP Kog'Maw, later i found there were guides for AP Kog.

Note: his won't be the prettiest guide out there, mainly because this is my first time making a guide ;)

Don't downvote, if you haven't tried it :'(

What is a Kog'Maw

A Kog'Mal, let's call him Koggi is a fiend that kills you with breakfest.... well... or with that what once was his breakfest
Anyway, he isn't nice, no matter how cute he looks, he is dangerous!
Don't give him something to eat or he will spit it to you and will die.

Well that's a Koggi

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Pros / Cons


+ High burst Damange
+ Easy farming
+ Can play defensivley with Bio-Arcane Barrage
+ Armor Pen and Magic Pen with Caustic Spittle
+ Living Artillery can be spammed all day


- No escape skills
- First Items are expensive
- Very hard early-game
- Squishy from begin on

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Do I even have to say something about it?

Can secure your life sometimes, if it's ignite or an 1vs1 situation or if you know you're dead you can atleast try to deal damage and then take a kill with passive

Can secure you the first blood, but it won't help you much in late games, always try to stay out of range

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Unique Skills

This will make your enemy cry. It's always helpful, but shouldn't be used to often . If you die in a Teamfight, it will deal true damage to help your team. You can secure a kill after you've been the First Blood or you just can be an exploding ward.

Nice burst, it's even doing more damage than Void Ooze , but it's not so easy to hit. You get armor and maguc pen and thats the perfect skill to start a fight!

Range makes the todays game, and you also get some more damage to your auto-attacks. It can help you farming in hard situations and is always a chance to burst your enemy from the far.

BURST! BURST! BURST! That's the skill that makes Koggi still viable. All enemies hit get massive burst damage and are slowed too! It's easy to farm a full minion wave with it, but also to screw your enemys. It also looks beautiful if Koggi is casting the skill.

SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! And spam! Doing unbelievable Damage and can be spammed all day. Not more to say, but


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Item Explanation

You will waste tons of mana, really tons! Or Koggi isn't viable at all. But for luck there is Athene's Unholy Grail . i tried to play Koggi with Rod of Ages and Archangel's Staff , it worked really well, you had more HP and Zhonya's Hourglass wasn't a must anymore, but there was no Damage for like the half of the game, even if youre farming well, it's not so good. So I use Athene's Unholy Grail to buy Zhonya's or Deathcap faster.

You will spam your Void Ooze , youre Living Artillery and your also got so many skills to spam that every auto-attack will burst too with the help of Lich Bane .
Spamming Ult = Spamming Lich Bane

You are squishy, buy Zhonya's Hourglass

Improve your burst with Rabadon's Deathcap

You are still squishy! Buy Rylai's Crystal Scepter ! You also will slow your enemies when you hit Living Artillery and your other skills = NO ESCAPE or even a chance to escape for you

Assassins will rape you, but for luck there is spellvamp! Will of the Ancients will heal you and give you a chance in an 1vs1 with an assassin, dude, unbelievable 20% spellvamp while you're spamming Living Artillery will let you win everything!

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Ranked Play

The moment will come in that you're in a solo ranked queue, you drunk too much or too less, i don't know. You see the enemy picked Twisted Fate and you have the chance to go mid, you instalock Kog'Maw mid and evryone is flaming at you. But you don't care,, because you know what you do, or if you're drunk you don't know but anyway, something in your brain, or in jeans says PLAY KOGGI. You can't deny and you just play Koggi.
You will have an easy match against Champs like Twisted Fate or Orianna, even versus Ziggs. But if you play versus Assassins like Zed or Talon or ranged burst champions like Lux or Heimerdinger, you'll have a hard life!

But at the moment when you become level 6 and you've finished you're Chalice of Harmony you can get revenge. But that's no reason to go in like Rambo, or Dr. Mundo


, but it's a reason to ruin your enemy the day. Don't waste it on farming or bursting, use it to trrade, to punish him for farming. When you've finished Athene's Unholy Grail you can spam for everything, you don't even need to know why you spam, you just do.

But Rankeds are different than normals, everyone will focus you and it's not really possible to play Kog'Maw in higher gold elo or even higher! But if you play Silver or low gold elo, it's a lot of fun playing AP Koggi and it will ruin the match for many enemies, even for your mates because you can KS easily.

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So, AP Kog'Maw is a lot of fun and is a bursting machine or a spamming... well.. Spammer :O

You can play him on every elo, and there is always a lot of fun in Normal games. But in High elo you shouldn't try to play him in rankeds. He will be an easy focus and an easy kill. But anyway it's bug fun playing him.

I hope you enjoyed my very first guide at all, not just on Mobafire and you will try my build.
There are many ways to play him, and I try for years different builds, but this one is the best that i could "produce" and it's awesome playing him.

I wish you a good day and i hope you leave a like :D

Thumbs up and maybe you check some of my next Guides

So Goodbye