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

Karthus vs Kog'Maw

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

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Karthus

based on 895 Karthus vs Kog'Maw matchups
Win Rate
45.6 %
K/D/A
2.32
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League rounds every week. Within our database, Karthus battled Kog'Maw in 895 matches. Having so many matchups for Karthus versus Kog'Maw gives us faith in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a pro build to obliterate Kog'Maw. This counter matchup is relatively rare. Karthus has to counter Kog'Maw in only 3.5% of his matches.

Karthus vs Kog'Maw Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Karthus does a pathetic job of countering Kog'Maw. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.6% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Karthus versus Kog'Maw matches, Karthus’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Kog'Maw.

Best Karthus vs Kog'Maw Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Karthus Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Karthus's passive ability p
Karthus q ability q
Karthus w ability w
Karthus e ability e
Karthus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kog'Maw as Karthus

Tips for Playing as Karthus against Kog'Maw

Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.

Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.

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.

Karthus vs Kog'Maw Counter Stats

Karthus Image
Win Rate
45.6 %
VS
Win Rate
54.4 %
Kog'Maw Image
7.4
< Kills >
8.5
7.5
< Deaths >
6.7
10
< Assists >
7.4
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
2.02
98
< Minions Killed >
180
0.95
< Dragons Killed >
0.25
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.58
251
< Physical Damage >
11,118
30,915
< Magic Damage >
12,860
2,207
< True Damage >
2,665
33,374
< Damage Dealt >
26,643
26,780
< Damage Taken >
25,142
13,251
< Gold Earned >
13,326
1.18
< Towers >
2.39
0.24
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
5,613
< Total Healing >
2,754
15,218
< Experience >
14,182
20
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
200
< Time Dealing CC >
248

How to Counter Kog'Maw with Karthus in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several critical Karthus against Kog'Maw counter statistics that can help you explain the differences between the pair. As an example, Karthus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Karthus may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Kog'Maw..

Karthus typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Kog'Maw. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Karthus and Kog'Maw

Damage Types Compared

Karthus
Kog'Maw
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Karthus
Kog'Maw

Who is Better, Karthus or Kog'Maw?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Karthus usually loses when trying to fight Kog'Maw, with a 45.6% win rate. As a result, Karthus makes a bad counter to Kog'Maw.

While Karthus does have a much lower win rate than Kog'Maw, when facing one another, Karthus also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Karthus 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, Karthus has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Karthus vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Karthus is a bad counter to Kog'Maw. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Karthus against Kog'Maw.

Additional Information for Karthus Players

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

For this guide on countering Kog'Maw as Karthus, we analyzed 895 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 Karthus 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Karthus in order to counter Kog'Maw during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Karthus typically racks up less CS relative to Kog'Maw. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Karthus versus Kog'Maw build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Karthus combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Kog'Maw than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Karthus had an average win rate of 45.6% battling Kog'Maw with this counter build.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Kog'Maw as Karthus, you should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Last Stand runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Karthus vs Kog'Maw matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 45.6% win rate overall.

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