Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.
Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.
Run away from Kog'Maw after he dies!!!!
The range on Living Artillery increases each rank.
Kog'Maw doesn't have a good escape ability, so he is especially prone to ganks.
Bio-Arcane Barrage allows Kog'Maw to kill Baron Nashor extremely early. It can be valuable to ward Nashor when Kog'Maw completes his Blade of the Ruined King.
The stats provided here highlight some strategic Akali against Kog'Maw counter statistics that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Kog'Maw..
Akali often has a similar longest kill spree as her matchup does. On average, she takes more damage than Kog'Maw. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when playing against Kog'Maw, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Akali makes an ok counter for Kog'Maw.
While Akali does have a lower win rate than Kog'Maw, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Kog'Mawas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Akali is a somewhat poor counter for Kog'Maw. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Kog'Maw.
To truly master Akali in order to counter Kog'Maw during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali often picks up a similar amount of CS as Kog'Maw. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Akali versus Kog'Maw build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Kog'Maw than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 49.8% when playing against Kog'Maw with this build.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Kog'Maw as Akali, you should take the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Akali vs Kog'Maw counters, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.8% winrate overall.
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