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Kog'Maw Build Guide by Korean_challangers_builds

AP Carry Kog'maw: 5.5 ☣Marksman☣ ☣AP/ARAM☣

AP Carry Kog'maw: 5.5 ☣Marksman☣ ☣AP/ARAM☣

Updated on July 2, 2015
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  • LoL Champion: Kog'Maw
    ☣ Samsung Deft's(Korean Pro)
  • LoL Champion: Kog'Maw
    ☣Mage Maw mid/ARAM☣
  • LoL Champion: Kog'Maw


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


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Hello, I am a Diamond player, but I stalk Korean Pro players for they builds and Meta. I've taken this build from Korean Ladder #1 player - 삼성갤럭시 Deft,
I Myself play Kog'Maw (mostly mid now)
Enjoy my bullsheet-free guide!
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How Is Kog'Maw currently in patches after 5.5 Patch?

After recent(5.5) tank buffs I think he will become a little bit more viable, he is unpopular in soloq, but still a good competetive pick.

Ap Kog however is pretty strong for soloq, curent meta favors tanks(and not assasins) thefore his good poke from a big range is strong now

What made him Valiable in S4?

(thanks Joxuu)

As we have gone further in Season 4 patches, the more Kog'Maw has benefited.

- Kog buffs
- Attack speed runes over AD
- Bloodthirster meta trashed

Kog nerfs

(4.12-4.14 patches):

- reduced movement speed
- reduced a small amount of damage from his ult
- Some of his flat health taken and put to health per level

Theses nerfs doesn't hurt bad, it's hard to feel something happened. It does NOT change the Kog'Maw's gameplay(unless ap Kog'Maw.
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Pros / Cons


+ Super Lategame adc
+ Ultimate Tank Shredding
+ Works well after season 4 items changes
+ Tons of damage


- No escapes/gap closers
- Weak until get's his core
- Spells are puke based(yuck!)
- Many skillshots
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It's no problem at all to use your Usual adc runes, I just wrote the runes Samsung's Deft is using for his ad Kog'Maw, I don't use them myself.
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The build is pretty much set in stone.
Build Blade of the Ruined King before Trinity Force If you are behind.(Enemy got more farm and kills)
you can switch them if it's more comfortable for you too

Also you can buy Infinity Edge before Last Whisper if enemy team doesn't build armor

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Item explanation

Ussual Adc Boots. But of course you can build other more bizzare shoes, like mercury's threads or Boots of Swiftness

Core Item for Kog'Maw, all stats are good for him including Ap, mana. Also spellblade (trinity passive) works fine with him

His changes in 4.10 patch made it another must have item on Kog'Maw, with your Bio-Arcane Barrage maxed and Botrk, you will deal 14% bonus damage of enemy health on hit. (6% - magic dmg, 8% - physical dmg)

Kog'Maw's job is to get rid of tanks ASAP, so Last Whisper is a great option for increasing your DPS

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Tips and tricks

filler Use your Living Artillery behind your target and if he starts running closer to you punish him ooooooooo with Bio-Arcane Barrage and Caustic Spittle

filler With your Bio-Arcane Barrage activated you can outrange most champions, but be wary ooooooooo when it worns out.

filler Until 6 level you won't have where to put mana( Bio-Arcane Barrage Has no cost) So spam ooooooooo your Caustic Spittle whenever you can hit a enemy champion with it.
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Solo Queue Tips

filler Don't flame on your support no matter what, he will start flaming you. Then you both get filler12345678 distracted
filler I recommend muting your support/adc if playing on botlane, even if they don't flame, just to be filler12345 sure. You can mute everyone too if you want to be even more Sure.
filler It may be hard playing soloq as adc, because you need someone to defend you, You can ask fille12234r your support to peel(def) you, or play DuoQ with your friend
filler Play objective game: take turrets, Surprise Baron(if grouped you can take baron at 20 filler234567 minutes) and dragons too.
filler After taking enemy inhibitor, DON'T proceed to take Nexus turrets unless at least 1 enemy is filler123456 dead. Otherwise go back to base, group, take Baron[ or push any other lane to inhibitor. if it filler456789 becomes too dangerous move to other lane.
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!Don't forget to win you need to destroy enemy Nexus!
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Countered By:







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Supports good with Kog'Maw







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Flash is a Must have summoners spell for ADCs
Change Heal into Barrier if facing ---> Tristana or ---> Miss Fortune as enemy adc, because of thier healing reduction.
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