Kog'Maw Build Guide

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Kog'Maw: This is how you DPS

written by haynesr07

Kog'Maw Build



Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Kog'Maw is constantly built the wrong way in my opinion. Kog'Maw is an excellent DPS char and can carry very well if built correctly. Kog's "w" is the key to winning in team fights. You will learn throughout the guide on why I build him the way I do. I only mid with Kog'Maw, I do not advice to lane with him elsewhere.

  • Masteries + Runes

    For masteries, you want to do 21 OFF and 9 util. that's how i always build him. there's really no other way, defense would be pointless with him.

  • Items

    As far as items go, you want a lot of AD / DPS items. This is how I like to build him. Early game / ODB, purchase Doran's Blade. Since the earlier patch, cannot have a health pot yet, so don't worry about it. Doran's Blade helps you early game, and is more useful than a long sword would be. Once you farm to about 1k gold, you can purchase Berserker's Greaves and this will help you with farming early game. You should have about 2k gold within the first 10 minutes if farmed correctly. Once you have farmed another 500 gold, return and purchase [item=Madred's Razor] to help you farm a little better. It really helps when you can knock out random minions every couple seconds. Farm some more minions and gank when necessary, go back and purchase [item=Madred's Bloodrazor]. I personally love this item for my farming early/mid game. A lot of players do not buy Madred's because they see it as a pointless item. I prefer it over any other item early game. Madred's should be had by about 15:00 in. Next item should be Frozen Mallet so you have a 'constant red-buff' basically. and it helps you survive in team fights substantially. Kog is quite squish in fights, so this helps him a bit with health and provides an awesome passive for your DPS spell. Next item after that could either be a Phantom Dancer or The Bloodthirster depending on the team you are playing against. If the team is squishy, you could get a Phantom Dancer, if they are not, obtain a Bloodthirster. After that you could purchase, [item=Last Whisperer] or The Black Cleaver

  • Skilling Order

    The ideal order for him is to level your 'W' as much as possible and do the rest interchangeably.

  • Summary

    Kog'Maw is a great DPS, use him like that. Kog is not a tank, Kog is not a AP char. AD AD AD!

  • Working in the team

    Kog is a DPS char, so use him as a carry. Do not initiate unless you are slowing them with your 'E'. Kog is strictly a KS'er , carry, and farmer. Use him as so.

  • Abilities

    Icathian Surprise
    This passive is good if you die in the middle of a team fight. Hit as many people as possible, and if a carry is weak, kill the other carry.


    Caustic Spittle
    This is a good spell to use when you get too close to the other characters. This uses AP, so it's good to have when they build armor but it is still good to use when you are getting ganked and need to put more damage on other chars before dying.


    Bio-Arcane Barrage
    This is your main character ability. This spell keeps him from being a bad char. It increases his range and doesn't require massive amounts of speed to kill other characters.


    Void Ooze
    Use this to initiate on the person you're midding against to slow them and continue to kill them.


    Living Artillery
    Use this to rain puke down on the chars hiding from you. Use it to look in bushes. Use this to poke at the person you are midding against. This will prevent them from getting experience.




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