How to Win Brand vs Kog'Maw Counter Matchup Brand is in the b tier of champions

Brand vs Kog'Maw

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Brand in LoL Kog'Maw is in the b tier of champions
Mage
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Brand

based on 1,254 Brand vs Kog'Maw matchups
Win Rate
53.5 %
K/D/A
2.07
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Kog'Maw as Brand resulted from an evaluation of 1254 ranked games where both champs faced each other. This pairing is fairly rare. Brand has to counter Kog'Maw in only 1.4% of his matches.

Brand vs Kog'Maw Matchup Summary

Brand has done a good job of countering Kog'Maw. On average, he wins a terrific 53.5% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Brand vs Kog'Maw rounds, Brand’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Kog'Maw.

Best Brand vs Kog'Maw Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassDemonic EmbraceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Brand to level up w
>
Second ability for Brand to level up q
>
Last skill for Brand to max out e

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kog'Maw as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Kog'Maw

You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.

Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.

You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.

Advice to Win Against Kog'Maw

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.

Brand vs Kog'Maw Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
53.5 %
VS
Win Rate
46.5 %
Kog'Maw Image
5.7
< Kills >
8.1
7.5
< Deaths >
7.1
9.8
< Assists >
7.4
1.32
< Killing Sprees >
1.91
78
< Minions Killed >
166
0.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.49
745
< Physical Damage >
10,376
23,927
< Magic Damage >
13,517
1,214
< True Damage >
2,782
25,887
< Damage Dealt >
26,676
20,493
< Damage Taken >
23,824
10,697
< Gold Earned >
12,800
1.69
< Towers >
2.02
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
1,876
< Total Healing >
2,810
12,768
< Experience >
14,020
45
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
9
88
< Time Dealing CC >
267

How to Counter Kog'Maw with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here show some influential Brand against Kog'Maw counter statistics that may help us appreciate the distinctions between the pair. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kog'Maw..

Brand typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Kog'Maw. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Kog'Maw

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Kog'Maw
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Kog'Maw

Who is Better, Brand or Kog'Maw?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when trying to fight Kog'Maw, with a 53.5% win rate. Therefore, Brand makes a great counter for Kog'Maw.

While Brand does have a higher winrate than Kog'Maw, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex character to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Brand into Kog'Maw.

Additionally, Brand also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Brand vs Kog'Maw matchups, Brand is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Brand is a great counter for Kog'Maw. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Kog'Maw.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Kog'Maw Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kog'Maw as Brand, we analyzed 1,254 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Kog'Maw as Brand comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Brand to counter Kog'Maw during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually racks up less CS relative to Kog'Maw. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, 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 need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Brand versus Kog'Maw build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Kog'Maw than with many other common builds. In fact, Brand had an average winrate of 53.5% when playing against Kog'Maw with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of beating Kog'Maw as Brand, Brand players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Brand vs Kog'Maw counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 53.5% win rate overall.

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