Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.
Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!
It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.
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 stat comparisons provided here clarify some significant Bard vs. Kog'Maw matchup stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kog'Maw’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kog'Maw. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Bard normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Kog'Maw. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually loses when playing against Kog'Maw, with a 47.4% win rate. Therefore, Bard makes a bad counter to Kog'Maw.
While Bard does have a lower win rate compared to Kog'Maw, when they face off with one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Bard into Kog'Mawas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Bard has a good 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 is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Bard is a trash counter for Kog'Maw. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Bard against Kog'Maw.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Bard in order to counter Kog'Maw during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Bard on average picks up a lot less CS compared to Kog'Maw. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to use in your Bard versus Kog'Maw build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Kog'Maw than with most other common item sets. In fact, Bard had an average winrate of 47.4% when playing against Kog'Maw with this build.
To have the best chance of annihilating Kog'Maw as Bard, Bard players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Bard vs Kog'Maw battles, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.4% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Kog'Maw as Bard are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a specific player tier, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.