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LoL Champion Build Guides: Kog'Maw

Kog'Maw The Mouth of the Abyss

Find the best Kog'Maw build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.18. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Kog'Maw build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Kog'Maw's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Kog'Maw Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Kog'Maw we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Kog'Maw, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Kog'Maw this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.18. However, if you are a new Kog'Maw player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Kog'Maw!

Patch 11.18: 676143 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kog'Maw's Top Items

Kog'Maw's Runes

Kog'Maw's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 4690 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2222 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Runes 70%

Win Rate 69 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
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Kog'Maw's Summoner Spells

Kog'Maw's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 15945 Games

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Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 3065 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1462 Games

Cleanse Flash

Kog'Maw's Starters

Kog'Maw's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 12600 Games

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Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 529 Games

Boots Health Potion

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 838 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Kog'Maw's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 10721 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 10482 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 507 Games

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Top Kog'Maw Players

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Patch 11.18: 676143 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kog'Maw's Top Items

Kog'Maw's Runes

Kog'Maw's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 117 Games

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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 90 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 100 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Arcane Comet
Arcane Comet
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
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Kog'Maw's Summoner Spells

Kog'Maw's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1342 Games

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Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 914 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 148 Games

Flash Ignite

Kog'Maw's Starters

Kog'Maw's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1085 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 622 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1169 Games

Health Potion Tear of the Goddess

Trinket

Kog'Maw's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1462 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Kog'Maw's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1516 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kog'Maw's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 124 Games

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Top Kog'Maw Players

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Kog'Maw Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Kog'Maw guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Kog'Maw ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Kog'Maw. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Kog'Maw Skins

Kog'Maw's Abilities

Kog'Maw's Icathian Surprise
Icathian Surprise Kog'Maw's Passive Kog'Maw's Passive
Self
Kog'Maw's Passive
Kog'Maw's Passive
Upon dying, Kog'Maw starts a chain reaction in his body which causes him to move faster and detonate after 4 seconds, dealing 100 + (25 x lvl) true damage to surrounding enemies.
Q
Kog'Maw's Caustic Spittle
Caustic Spittle Kog'Maw's Q Ability
1000
40
8
Active: Kog'Maw launches a corrosive projectile forward in a line, dealing 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 / 290 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and reducing the armor and magic resist of the first target hit by 25 / 27 / 29 / 31 / 33% for 4 seconds.

Passive: Grants 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% attack speed.
W
Kog'Maw's Bio-Arcane Barrage
Bio-Arcane Barrage Kog'Maw's W Ability
210
40
17
Active: Kog'Maw's attacks gain 130 / 150 / 170 / 190 / 210 range and deal 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7% (+1% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum Health as additional magic damage (max 100 damage vs monsters). Lasts 8 seconds.
E
Kog'Maw's Void Ooze
Void Ooze Kog'Maw's E Ability
1000
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
12
Kog'Maw launches ooze which deals 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to enemies it passes through. Enemies hit are also slowed by 20 / 28 / 36 / 44 / 52% for 1 second.

Additionally, it leaves a trail which slows enemies by 20 / 28 / 36 / 44 / 52% for .25 seconds. This slow duration is refreshed if the enemies stay on the trail.
R
Kog'Maw's Living Artillery
Living Artillery Kog'Maw's Ultimate (R) Ability
1800
40
2 / 1.5 / 1 / 1 / 1
Kog'Maw fires a living artillery shell at a great distance. After a 0.6 second delay, the artillery falls dealing 100 / 140 / 180 (+35% of ability power) (+0.65 per bonus attack damage) magic damage and reveals targets for 2 seconds. Each subsequent Living Artillery in the next 8 seconds costs 40 additional mana (max 400).

Living Artillery deals deals 150% damage to enemies approching 40% health and 200% to enemies between below 25% health.

Kog'Maw's mana debuff duration now displays on R's border

Questions About Kog'Maw

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