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Kog'Maw Build Guide by Alphaomegalogs

ADC The Best Tank Kog Maw Build

ADC The Best Tank Kog Maw Build

Updated on February 22, 2022
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Runes: Normal

1 2
Lethal Tempo
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


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Champion Build Guide

The Best Tank Kog Maw Build

By Alphaomegalogs
I am a relatively new Kog'Maw fan. He is so fun and although I am relatively inexperienced, I know enough to provide a guide for anyone who wants to play Kog'Maw without dieing so much. Most of this info came from a video called "How a Tank Kog'Maw got to CHALLENGER". I highly recomend watching it as it will describe not only the build, but also its history.
Why Tank'Maw?
Tank Kog'Maw is a way to keep your damage insane, whislt becoming able to actually take a hit once in a while.
Getting boots and the potions at the beggining helps you to dodge deadly skillshots like Jinx Q or Blitzcrank Q. This will suprise your opponent, because they are expecting the sluggish glass cannon that is Kog'Maw. The potions fix the issue of using your 2 and then needing more when you are about to die. Having 4 really does help. Beserkers greaves help sooo much. He gets a huge power spike and becomes faster in movement and attacks. Not much more to say about that. Wit's End gives you a combo of tankiness from the mr, and damage from the attack speed and extra damage. Randuin's gives you much needed armor and has a usefull active. If you are still dieing, you should get BORK for lifesteal. If you have a massive bounty, get GA for sure. Runaan's is for engame teamfights to give you a massive amount of total DPS, and to be able to kill 3 caster minions with 2 attacks. Mega CS time. It also gives you some nice move speed and a massive amount of attack speed and crit chance.
Ability Path
No E until level 7? It helps. E is used for chasing and for AP Kog'Maw. It is far more effective to have a very stong W and Q, because Kog'Maw already has great range. Use Q to poke, and if you hit someone who is not an agressive support or hook champ (or their ADC), press W and right click on them. This will either kill them, or they will run and possible flash, heal, or back. If you are SURE you will get a kill, feel free to use flsh agressivly, but otherwise, save it for running. Also, never tower dive unless you are at almost full health. Even with tank items, Kog still dosent have much health.
The runes are the same as with most Kog'Maw builds. They are fairly simple to understand, and most can be substituted.
Kog'Maw gameplay is fairly simple. Go to lane and try to get bush control. ward the enemy ush before walking into it, and have your support ward for ganks. Make sure to get as much CS as possible. There are many guide videos on how to farm better if you are a noob like me. Make sure to use your extra ms to your advantage doging skillshots and escaping quickly if things get rough. If you get below 2/3, use a potion. Poke with Q and if you feel unsafe, you can use W to get CS from a distance. When you get R, start using it to check bushes and keep an eye on your mana. If you are chasing and they are low, use R. It does more damage the lower they are. This stacks with the rune Coup de Grace. Always stay behind minions and your support unless you are chasing. As Kog'Maw, roaming is a terrible idea unless your support or jungler is escorting you, or the enemy jungler is dead and the rest of their team is in vision. That's all I have for Tank'Maw! Thanks for reading!
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