Kog'Maw Build Guide

AP-Kog (Copied from Froggen)

Uploader RR_Bro
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration (+0.41 mana regen / 5 sec.)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (+4.95 ability power)
Skill Order
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This guide is, as the titel says, not invented by me, but I think this site needs a AP-Kog guide inspired from a Pro :>...I just wanted to say that and also I'm just giving you guys the style Froggen uses AP - Kog no other recommended stuff. 1 more thing I didn't put that much information into this guide cause I like to have this quick and not that deep into the game mechanics and you guys aren't gona read it anyways ;). OK let's jump into this guide, use it.. and get freewins :)

AP-quints and penetration for damage, Magic-resist to be more tanky against enemy AP-MID and for winning trades At last the mana regen cause you'll need a lot of mana for spamming[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png].

[title][img=skills/kogmaw/p.png] Passive: Icathian Surprise[/title] [number]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.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] After you die and your enemy is very low HP, this passiv feels so good to have. :P But seriously this can do a lot of damage, while hitting more than 3 people. Unless of this, keep you alive, you have way more damage when you live.. [title][img=skills/kogmaw/q.png] Q: Caustic Spittle[/title] [number]Passive: Increases attack speed by 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% Active: Kog'Maw launches a corrosive projectile which deals 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and reduces the target's magic resist and armor by 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 for 4 seconds. Cost 60 mana Range 625 [title]Explanation:[/title] This ability is useless until you got a lot of AP and the range is way to close as mentioned before so max your W before this to harass and lasthit just with your insaint range.. [title][img=skills/kogmaw/w.png] W: Bio-Arcane Barrage[/title] [number]Kog'Maw's attacks gain 130 / 150 / 170 / 190 / 210 range and deal an additional 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6% (+1% of ability power) of the target's maximum Health as Magic Damage (Max: 100 Damage vs Monsters). Lasts 8 seconds. Cooldown 17 seconds Cost 50 mana Range 530 [title]Explanation:[/title] This is your second skill to max for harassing and farming. Then later, extra damage Midgame and incredible damage Lategame especially combined with[imgsmall=items/lich-bane.png] for huge AD damage. With this ability you can 3 shot tanks. [title][img=skills/kogmaw/e.png] E: Void Ooze[/title] [number]Kog'Maw launches ooze which deals 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to enemies it passes through. Additionally, it leaves a trail which slows enemies by 28 / 36 / 44 / 52 / 60% for 4 seconds. Cost 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120mana Range 10000[/number] Your 1st skill to max after 2 points W for massive AOE-slow and damage in teamfights... and in lane, farming in combination with R on the caster minions, earlie on. This spell has also a huge range try to hit it on 3 people or the closest target that wants to kill you [title][img=skills/kogmaw/r.png] R: Living Artillery[/title] Kog'Maw fires artillery from a great distance. After a short delay, the artillery falls dealing 80 / 120 / 160 (+50% of ability power +50% of attack damage) magic damage and reveals targets for 4 seconds (deals 125% bonus damage to Champions). Each subsequent Living Artillery in the next 6 seconds costs 40 additional mana (Max 250). Cost 40 mana Range 1200 [title]Explanation:[/title] Even after the nerf from 150% to 125% damage, is this still deadly for your opponent. Try to land this, as much as possible in teamfights on the Carry(AP/AD). Make use of it in areas, like Baron-area, or under Tower(defensive and offensive) just to poke them down until they're low and have to back off or just die. BUT don't try to hit it on an opponent with boots lvl 2 in lane, it's just a waste of mana, before you got [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] at lvl 2 he's just gona doge it, you need your bonus range to harass him for sure. Now after the mana nerf I would recommend not to hit more than 2 stacks unless you want to kill somebody and keep and eye on it while fighting.

As AP-Kog you don't really have a counter because of your range. Vs dangerous opponents with burst try to stay out of their range. [img=champ/morgana.png].Early she's stronger than you just hit your E if you want to harass and farm BUT never get hit by a bind her combo will take you half HP when you get hit by a bind after morgana is lvl 6 and she is close by cleans it otherwise you can die. After lvl 11 it's easy against her just stay out of range. use the normal build. [img=champ/brand.png] is almost like the same as morgana doge his stun and his W both skillshots. If you get hit by to many he outdamages you early but after lvl 11 your time comes and you gona dominate him.If you have problems with doging you can go[imgsmall=items/sorcerers-shoes.png] before tear. [img=champ/lux.png] same again use[imgsmall=summoners/cleanse.png]fast after you're binded..as before one-shot-champ get [imgsmall=items/giants-belt.png] first while building Rylais. almost the same with these guys[img=champ/ahri.png][img=champ/annie.png][img=champ/leblanc.png][img=champ/veigar.png][img=champ/zyra.png][img=champ/kassadin.png] Mid champs you're probably gona play against: [img=champ/cassiopeia.png] she has nice damage range is your best defense stay out of her E and utl range if you get hit and stuned cleans it immediately unless you gona die later after lvl 11 try to force her out of lane with your R and E. [img=champ/galio.png] kind of a farmlane doge his skill shots and he shouldn't ba able to kill you but you can't kill him aside if he builds no magic resist(but he will stack it) you always wanna hit him when he goes for a creep he'S melee try to make use of it.If he plays not that agressive what ever play your game and get into teamfights but careful about Galio Ult don't get hit by that your gona die as a result most likely. [img=champ/fizz.png] He'S melee too and not that tanky make use of it if you keep range to his charge you gonna win lane f he can charge to you it can be dangerous after rylais you should be fine one way or other. [img=champ/diana.png] Kinda akali but doge her Q and try to hit her while lasthitting make use of her melee range careful of her full combo if you get hit by a q run to you tower. [img=champ/gragas.png] You have to doge his barrels otherwise after a few barrels you're too low and can't fight him he has a gapcloser so careful especially after lvl6 a good gragas can 1 shot you early harras him when he goes for a minion. [img=champ/karthus.png] try to doge his wall and his Q after lvl 6 you gona outdamage him if you are whether in the minions so his q damage is halfed or just doging it while hitting your stuff after lvl 11 it's easy, if you hit enough of your R you can kill him. [img=champ/kennen.png]stay behind your creeps and don't get hit by his q if his w is active stay a bit back so he can't hit you.Don't get to close to him after lvl6 his ult does quite a bunch of damage with your w active you can outrange hmi with autohits [img=champ/malzahar.png]cleans doesn't work what I think about it? Bullshit ..what ever there are not that much malz players out there but anyways AP-kog Maw way more useful in teamfightsgo even with him in lane and you will be fine.Stay out of range from his E. [img=champ/mordekaiser.png]What a farmmachine before he get's his hextech revolver you can get him quite low after lvl 6 there is maybe an opportunity to kill him.. land everytime he goes for a creep a R and some auto attacks try to doge his E and you should be fine later he will farm the backline minions with his e and finish the frontline with q after that wait a short time for his shield to drop down a little bit then attack him with E R W.In teamfights stay out of his range which should be easy tell your team to focus him down. [img=champ/orianna.png] she is pretty strong this matchup is all about doging her ball it has a big range so you need ult lvl 2 in order to outrange it. If you wanna go agressive do it after she used her q i believe while it's on cooldown retreat but careful don't walk into the ball and her autohits hurt for quite a bit I would wait for hard agression until lvl 11. [img=champ/ryze.png]against ryze you don't wanna get hit by a snare and the follow up damage it can take you down to about half health early later as mentioned before lvl 11 your time comes and you should be able to win lane but again stay out of range.. [img=champ/sion.png] early on you have be careful of his stun it's quite shortranged so easy to stay out of range but anyways later as soon as you have the damage to break his shield before it explodes you can actually fight him and get the kill on him. [img=champ/swain.png] you can't kill him after lvl 6 while he has mana(exept if he's doing dumb stuff) ..stay out of his q e combo and farm. If you want to kill him you probably need ignite and the help of your jungler this is the only champion against would recommend ignite on AP-Kog. [img=champ/twistedfate.png]pretty much farming all day his range is also very nice as soon as you get Rylais you are able to kill him (after lvl 11).Careful with his Goldcard don't get hit by that if he flash goldcards you cleans it. [img=champ/vladimir.png]don't get hit by to many transfusions after he used it early(lvl 1-6) you can get agressive for a short time.Farm passive with W and E until lvl 11 then you should be able to stay out of range of his q. [img=champ/ziggs.png] don't get hit by too many bouncing bombs.. same as before farm until lvl 11 then go agressive, you're way more useful in teamfights.If you have problems with doging his bomb get boots lvl 2 before tear. [img=champ/anivia.png] she can junk you down about half HP with her Q E try to doge it later on after lvl 10 cleanse her stun it can be deadly.Harras her from enough distance. If she pushes the lane with her ulti push it back with E R and a few auto hits. [img=champ/zilean.png] stay out of his timebomb but after his double timebomb combo is down get agressive after lvl 11 you should outdamage him he has no spells that do damage aside from his q but keep his ult in mind. Now other Champs that are not always expected mid and annoying to play against: [img=champ/akali.png]this matchup is not that easy but not really impossible akali'S time comes after lvl 6 when she jumps you every secondfor farming after she's lvl 6 only use your abilities (R/E/W) your lategame is way better than her when she gets no kills tell your teammates everytime she could possibly roam don't give her kills on other lanes.If you keep her down until the 25min mark you get ahead of her if there are any problems with her cloak in laning buy a [imgsmall=items/vision-ward.png] and place it right in the middle of your lane. [img=champ/malphite.png]Ap - Malphite has nice damage and burst.. stay out of range of his Q after rylais you should survive his combo(R/Q/E). In teamfights you're way more useful after his ult Q/E combo he is kinda useless and easy to focus down when he charges right into your team. Care of his ult if he trys to burst you down doge it with flash if you can(Can't cleans knockup). [img=champ/masteryi.png] Ap yii is useless as fuck if doesn't get like 10 kills before the 15min mark but his damage early can be unexpected stay out of range of his q always.. nothing else to say. [img=champ/pantheon.png][img=champ/talon.png] careful with these two guys. Same like akali even harder do Talon and Pantheon try to snowball if they don't get kills the will be useless same as before stay out of range of Talon silence and Pantheon stun. [img=champ/tristana.png] AP - Tris .. You have to play this really careful if you don't wanna die before rylais you can be killed easily go giants melt before more AP for rylais. In teamfights Kog is more useful just try not to get 1 shoted by her.

Try to farm constantly and play defensive, you needn't win early you're one of the best late-game champs in the game... but still for offense wait till lvl 2..then you got [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png] and [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/w.png].. soo hit your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png] and slow your target, then auto-attack him with your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/w.png] while he's slowed, back off when taking minion agro. At lvl 6 it's actually really hard to hit[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] if your opponent has boots lvl 1 or 2.But after you reached lvl 11 it's easy to hit it. NEVER FORGET:[imgsmall=items/health-potion.png]/[imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] GOALS: [img=items/boots-of-speed.png] and [img=items/tear-of-the-goddess.png]

After you reached lvl 6 use your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png], [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] and a few auto attacks to farm caster minions in early Mid Game. After you farmed the minion-wave, harass the opponent with your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/w.png] and [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] under his own tower ask for bluebuff. Then lvl 11 you gona dominate most of your matchups if you can hit R quite often. NEVER FORGET:[imgsmall=items/health-potion.png]/[imgsmall=items/sight-ward.png] In Mid Mid Game after you got your[imgsmall=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] land 1[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] and he's slowed, when he moves back follow him and hit other[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] until he's out of range. In Late Mid Game you should be able to farm minions with 1 [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png]/[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] combo GOALS: [img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png][img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png][img=items/archangels-staff.png]

Late Game...I can smell the win...@_@ With you in your team it's easy to defend or push: While pushing harass them with your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png]/[imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png] make them low and then kill them or take the tower. While defending clear minionwaves with your [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/e.png] and [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png] BUT stay out of their range: you're the AP-Carry, don't get caught solo, or off gard unless the enemy will push against 4 people and win.... :( GOALS: [img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png][img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png][img=items/archangels-staff.png][img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] OPTIONS:[img=items/will-of-the-ancients.png][img=items/void-staff.png][img=items/lich-bane.png]

If two teams facing each other and you know a Team Fight will start soon, keep your E back and use it when the whole enemy team is stacked together for massive damage. While waiting for the start of a teamfight harass them, make them low, poke the enemy down!! With this advantage, you should be able to win important fights. CAREFUL: NEVER EVER GET CAUGHT!! stay in the back spam [imgsmall=skills/kogmaw/r.png], wait until your role comes.Get bluebuff if you can. Careful with guys like [imgsmall=champ/irelia.png][imgsmall=champ/olaf.png] who gona charge at you no matter what with full-build you can probably kill them before they reach you.

I hope this guide could bring AP-Kog nearer to you and I also hope I said stay out of range often enough (fuckin a million time), but anyways I hope you enjoyed this guide and the freewins will follow soon ;) If you have any questions you can ask them in the comments below.

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