Raising an eyebrow in the face of danger, Akshan fights evil with dashing charisma, righteous vengeance, and a conspicuous lack of shirts. He is highly skilled in the art of stealth combat, able to evade the eyes of his enemies and reappear when they least expect him. With a keen sense of justice and a legendary death-reversing weapon, he rights the wrongs of Runeterra's many scoundrels while living by his own moral code: “Don't be an ass.”
Run away from Kog'Maw after he dies!!!!
The range on Living Artillery increases each rank.
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.
Kog'Maw doesn't have a good escape ability, so he is especially prone to ganks.
The stats shown here clarify some important Akshan vs. Kog'Maw matchup statistics that can help us figure out the differences between the two. Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting capacity than Kog'Maw..
Akshan typically has a similar longest killing spree as their opponent does. Typically, they receives a similar amount of damage to Kog'Maw. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akshan usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Kog'Maw, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Akshan makes an ok counter to Kog'Maw.
While Akshan does have a lower winrate than Kog'Maw, when facing one another, Akshan also has a much lower learning curve that makes them a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akshan into Kog'Maw.
Additionally, Akshan has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Akshan is a somewhat poor counter to Kog'Maw. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Akshan against Kog'Maw.
To truly master Akshan to counter Kog'Maw during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akshan on average gets a similar amount of CS compared to Kog'Maw. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Akshan versus Kog'Maw build include Kraken Slayer, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Akshan included at least these three items in their build, they did much better against Kog'Maw than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akshan had an average win rate of 49.9% when playing against Kog'Maw with this build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Kog'Maw as Akshan, you should use the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Akshan vs Kog'Maw face-offs, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.9% win rate overall.
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