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.
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 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.
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.
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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