Kog'Maw Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

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Our Kog'Maw builds come out of our examination of 28,802 recently ranked Kog'Maw games. Only the best win rate Kog'Maw builds that are also in common use are advised. Since we have so many rounds in our data, we are quite sure that we can produce the highest quality builds to help you win your next match!

To find more focused build tips and tactics, you should read our guide to playing with Kog'Maw at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to view the best Kog'Maw build for a different skill division, you can choose a different skill tier from the dropdown menu above. The proposed Kog'Maw builds will change to characterize that skill level’s meta.

Best Kog'Maw Runes

If you are fighting a varied enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing him the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Ravenous Hunter, and Taste of Blood runes. In recent games, he won the largest fraction of his rounds when using these runes. However, if you are fighting a different enemy team composition, such as an AD heavy or a tank heavy team, you should instead look further down to get the best Kog'Maw runes to win your particular game.


Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Cut Down Rune Cut Down
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Versus Selected Team Comp
Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Items for Your Kog'Maw Build

The most essential items to incorporate into your Kog'Maw build are: Kraken Slayer, Sterak's Gage, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Blade of The Ruined King. Additionally, as with our rune recommendations, you can also find quality, dedicated, Kog'Maw item builds further down for the particular enemy team comp you are facing in your ongoing game. Those who included these items in their setups had a much better winrate than those who tried for other Kog'Maw builds.

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Guinsoo's RagebladeLoL Item Blade of The Ruined King

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Immortal ShieldbowLoL Item Mortal ReminderLoL Item Runaan's HurricaneLoL Item Blade of The Ruined King

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Phantom DancerLoL Item Runaan's HurricaneLoL Item Navori Quickblades

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Infinity EdgeLoL Item BloodthirsterLoL Item Runaan's Hurricane

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item MuramanaLoL Item Runaan's HurricaneLoL Item Guinsoo's Rageblade

Guide to Playing with Kog'Maw

  • Kog'Maw excels at being in the back of the team during engagements. His abilities have long range so can be used from afar.
  • Stay close to your support and prioritize farming items early game. Don't trade with enemy champions until later in the game, when you'll be more powerful.
  • Use Void Ooze to slow down your enemies, this will make it easier to land your ultimate, Living Artillery.