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January 25, 2013 7:49pm
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So I've been playing LoL for about a month now and I finally decided to break down and buy Kog'Maw because well he looked to be fun as all get out to me. My question is why are all the recommended items listed AD items (not including the Attack Speed items because thats a gimme). All of his abilities are AP with the acception of Living Artillery which does get a bonus for some AD. I'm just curious as to why every says AD when his abilities say AP. Thanks for your time and sorry for the ******ed question.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by lifebaka » January 25, 2013 8:26pm | Report
People used to play AP Kog'Maw more, but then Riot increased how much the mana cost on his ultimate can ramp, and that made him too mana hungry to be all that great any more.

The primary reason that AD Kog'Maw is so much better is that he has great range and a free AS steroid. The scaling on Bio-Arcane Barrage is actually pretty weak and shreds high HP targets regardless of whether or not you build AP. Plus, when Kog'Maw is built as an AP he really doesn't have that much burst potential compared to more standard mages, and his autoattack damage isn't that great either, even with W on.

Although Kog'Maw is currently a fairly weak AD carry, as well, due to his relative lack of mobility. The game is simply too mobile for him to be viable except in teams built around keeping him alive to abuse his W.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DarkPercy » January 25, 2013 8:49pm | Report
AP Kog'Maw is fine and completely different

AD Kog'Maw works because his Q gives him Attack Speed and Armor Pen
His W gives him incredibly high range which is very powerful on an AD Carry. The bonus damage is just on top
His E is just a slow that helps him to get away from Assassins/Tanky DPS. It's far from being enough so he will need a good tank/support that will help him stay safe.
His R scales with AD

His base attack speed is in the best of the game. In other words, if you buy 20% Attack speed on Kog'Maw, that 20% will give him more extra attack speed than 20% on most other champions. So yeah he scales really well with AD items in general.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by ABloodyRegime » January 26, 2013 6:20am | Report
Well thanks for the responses... I appreciate it... First game I built him AP because TBH I didnt understand the AD aspect but I'll have to give AD a whirl. Thanks a lot.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mooninites » January 26, 2013 11:21am | Report
DarkPercy wrote:

AP Kog'Maw is fine and completely different

AD Kog'Maw works because his Q gives him Attack Speed and Armor Pen
His W gives him incredibly high range which is very powerful on an AD Carry. The bonus damage is just on top
His E is just a slow that helps him to get away from Assassins/Tanky DPS. It's far from being enough so he will need a good tank/support that will help him stay safe.
His R scales with AD

His base attack speed is in the best of the game. In other words, if you buy 20% Attack speed on Kog'Maw, that 20% will give him more extra attack speed than 20% on most other champions. So yeah he scales really well with AD items in general.


most people don't max his Q second, it's usually R>W>E>Q because they build AS first and the E provides alot of utility.

It's also important to note that kog's ult does not reduce per champion. So let's say you hit 3 champions with a single ult, normally the damage would go down per champ hit, but this is not the case for his ult.

In any case, you can play AP or AD kog, I'd say both are viable but I haven't seen many AP kog's lately. A lot of people just do what the pro's do, so innovation is always nice to see.

tl;dr - play champs the way you want to
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tl;dr - play champs the way you want to


That sentence right there... makes me love you because I have been playing certain champs the way everyone expects instead of the way I enjoy.... I now love you haha but seriously... thanks for the kick in the head to get me back to playing the way i want
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