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Kog'Maw Statistics for Best Ryze NA

Author's performance with Kog'Maw compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
138
4
Win %
59
46
Kills
7.9
6.8
Assists
8.1
6.7
Deaths
5.2
6.2
KA:D Ratio
3.1
2.2
Gold Earned
12.2K
12.1K
Creep Score
160.8
191.1
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

For your summoner spells you just want to most of the time take the default spells for ADC. I've tried taking 11.png instead of 7.png, but you're sacrificing the much needed heal if you get caught out. If you're up against very stun heavy team comp (99.png25.png, etc. ) and you don't have a support that can save you from the stuns (A list of these supports will be later in the guide) you can SOMETIMES exchange 7.png for 1.png. But more often than not, you're going to want to take 7.png as you are a very squishy champion.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

There are 2 main mastery builds that work with Kog'Maw. The first, and more popular one, is 18/12/0 with the Fervor of Battle keystone. And then there's the one I use, 18/0/12 with Warlord's Bloodlust. There are advantages and disadvantages to using both of them. Fervor gives you more damage as it stacks up instantly, but you sacrifice the sustain you get from the bonus lifesteal with Warlord's.

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
W
E
W
R
Q
W
W
E
R
E
E
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
7
14
15
17
18
W
1
3
5
8
9
E
2
4
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Max your W first as it is the core spell in your kit. If you can't level up your W put points into your E, as it has a 52% slow at max level which helps to keep your food in place during teamfights. Be sure to put points into your R at levels 6, 11, and 16. You don't want to get your Q until level 7, as in lane you don't usually use it that much. It's more of a tool for sniping at minions that are outside your range. Late game you want to use your Q on your food's tank as it reduces their resistances.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    99% of the time you start this
    Against passive bot lane

Core Items

    Always get these. Upgrade trinket to farsight alteration at level 9 always.

Situational Items

    Offensive Items
    Defensive Items

Starting items:

So you almost always want to start 1055.png with one 2003.png and a 3340.png. If you're against 2 passive bot laners like 16.png and 15.png who just farm all day or you have a support you can synergize well with taking 1083.png can sometimes be a good idea. It gives you life on hit and it has outrageous gold efficiency. You sacrifice some lifesteal and some health for this however.


Core items:

For your core items you want 3006.png and 3153.png. Always swap out 3340.png for 3363.png at level 9. If you need some additional movement speed you can swap out 3006.png for 3009.png just be aware that you are taking away some of the much needed attack speed, and therefore damage, for 55 extra movement speed.

Offensive Items:

You are the ADC. Attack Damage Carry. This means you want to do as much damage as possible during teamfights. This is the function of this section. These items will allow you to do the most damage per second, but will leave you vulnerable to damage if the enemy food is able to reach you in your team's backline.

3072.png Gives you 20% lifesteal and attack damage. If you're not feeding this is the first item to build after 3153.png.

3085.png Gives you some AOE damage. With the removal of AOE damage on 3124.png this item helps with your waveclear and allows you to damage 3 things instead of just 1. You should get this if you still aren't feeding after 3072.png.

3124.png Gives you some attack speed, attack damage, and ability power. With old Kog'Maw before the nerfs to 3124.png you would build this item first every time. But now that it doesn't give as much attack speed, it costs more, and it no longer gives you AOE damage it's no longer a core part of Koggy's kit. It's now a risky pick as you could instead buy something that makes your job less dangerous. But if you are willing to take the risk it can double to even triple your DPS.


Defensive Items:

You're food wont go down without a fight. It seems that they are always able to get you before you eat them or they are getting away before you are able to eat them. These three items will help you stay alive while still doing damage.

3139.png Is basically a QSS with attack damage and lifesteal. Get this if the team you are going against has a ton of knockups or stuns like a 89.png 1.png or 25.png.

3022.png Gives you health, attack damage, and a 30% slow on hit lasting 1.5 seconds. With your attack speed you should be able to slow just about every meal before you eat them.

3091.png Gives you magic resist, damage on hit, and some of that sweet sweet attack speed. Plus you get to lower your food's magic resist so you can eat them faster :D

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Annie
    Hard
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Draven
    Hard
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Sivir
    Easy
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Urgot
    Hard
  • Vayne
    Medium
  • Zed
    Hard

VS

Annie

Hard

Her stun is very difficult to deal with. With her 4.pnginfernalguardian.png stun she can instantly kill you. If you have to go up against an Annie it would be a very good idea to grab a QSS early.

VS

Bard

Easy

Playing against Brad is easy. Just play passively and farm up when he goes off and gets his chimes. All you have to look out for is to not be stunned by his bardQ.png when he is in lane. His bardR.png can catch you off guard in teamfights but that is the case for every ADC.

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

If you are against a good blitz as Kog'Maw, you will hate your life. His rocketgrab.png will always seem to land on you. And just remember, if he rocketgrab.png powerfist.png combos you. You are almost certainly dead since you have no way to escape other than flash and/or heal.

VS

Braum

Medium

I would much rather have a 201.png support than be against one. While not the hardest matchup for Kog'Maw, it is one of the more difficult ones. Against a good Braum you will be caught off guard from all the poke from the braumQ.png and not able to do any damage to the enemy ADC because of his braumW.pngbraumE.png combo. Not to mention his braumR.png has the potential to catch you off guard and screw up your positioning in teamfights. If you feel confident in your abilities I would say go ahead and play into a 201.png but I would avoid it most of the time.

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

VS

Draven

Hard

His poke will be very difficult to deal with in the laning phase. I would not recommend playing Kog into Draven. Unless you know you are able to deal with the poke you shouldn't play Kog'Maw into a Draven.

VS

Lulu

Medium

I don't know if it's just me. But Lulu's luluw.png tilt's me super hard. Being polymorphed and not being able to do anything for up to 2.25 seconds is not a fun experience.

VS

Lux

Medium

The stun on her luxlightbinding.png while manageable can be very deadly if you get caught out. You already get punished since you have no escape ability, but a good lux will be able to punish you even more for any little mistake you make in your positioning.

VS

Malphite

Medium

His poke from his seismicshard.png is going to make it hard to farm in lane but the high mana cost of it doesn't make this a big issue. Just farm safe and be sure to avoid his ufslash.png in teamfights. If you get hit by the ult you are dead. His passive also is hard to deal with but since Kog'Maw has %health damage on his kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png his tank stats aren't that big of an issue.

VS

Miss Fortune

Hard

Her poke is extremely annoying to deal with. You have to pay close attention to minion positions in relationship to MF because her missfortunericochetshot.png can take away a fourth of your health at level 4. Her missfortunescattershot.png punishes any mistakes you make in lane, as the slow is extremely punishing. If you get caught in her missfortunebullettime.png you are pretty much dead instantly. This is not a fun matchup to deal with. While possible, it is not fun.

VS

Morgana

Easy

A matchup against Morg is pretty easy. Since her darkbindingmissile.png is a root, not a stun, you can still auto your way through the root. Because you're going lifesteal with this build if she roots you it's a good idea to turn on your kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png and attack and lifesteal your way through it.

VS

Sivir

Easy

Sivir is a champion that loves to play passively and just farm lane. This goes perfectly with Kog'Maw's playstyle. Just farm up until the laning phase is over, and completely dominate everybody once you get your 3153.png

VS

Soraka

Easy

Just stay passive in lane, use your kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png to farm minions, and get as much CS as you can. If you're against a 16.png this would be one of the only times that you want to consider building 1083.png instead of 1055.png.

VS

Teemo

Medium

VS

Urgot

Hard

His poke with his urgotheatseekingmissile.pngurgotplasmagrenade.png combo hurts you a ton during laning phase. During teamfights his urgotswap2.png will practically ensure that you will die instantly. But you should be fine since nobody plays Urgot.

VS

Vayne

Medium

A matchup against Vayne is not an easy one. Her passive will chunk half your health during the laning phase. Play safe and do not feed her under any circumstances.

VS

Zed

Hard

FUCK ZED. If you can avoid it, don't play Kog'Maw into Zed. He will zedR.png you, and then you will realize that; "Oh, I've been one shot, this is... nice". And you will hate your life. I hate playing Kog'Maw into Zed because you will die unless you buy a 3157.png. Ya, I've had to build 3157.png on ADC because 3140.png doesn't clear Zed's deathmark anymore. Fuck Zed.

End Notes Back to Top

I am working on expanding the matchups section. It doesn't have a lot of matchups now but I will be looking to expand on them. Also, this build is a lot different than the normal rageblade build into full attack speed. But I've found that this build gives you a lot more power in the early mid game in exchange for a slightly weaker late game. If you want me to add a section or have any questions about this build feel free to leave a comment. I'll try to respond to all of them. Also, any joke that you are planing on making about my name I've heard 5 million times before. No, I'm not the Best Kog NA. I just changed my name to that because I play a ton of Kog'Maw and I find him very fun.

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