Make the most out of your Icathian Surprise.
Use Void Ooze to set up a perfect Living Artillery.
Kog'Maw can outrange most champions with his Bio-Arcane Barrage ability.
Return to base if your Health is low and Akali has her ultimate available.
Akali can still be hit by area effect spells while obscured inside Twilight Shroud. Doing so will briefly reveal her position.
Akali's Five Point Strike is powerful when used at maximum range and energy. Engage on her when she has low energy to maximize your chance of winning trades.
The stats shown here highlight several vital Kog'Maw against Akali counter stats that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kog'Maw may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Akali..
Kog'Maw normally has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he takes less damage than Akali. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kog'Maw usually fairs equally well when taking on Akali, with a 50.2% win rate. As a result, Kog'Maw makes an ok counter for Akali.
While Kog'Maw does have a higher win rate than Akali, when facing one another, Kog'Maw also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Kog'Maw into Akali.
Additionally, Kog'Maw has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kog'Maw vs Akali 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 teammates during late stage team fights.
Kog'Maw is a decent counter for Akali. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kog'Maw against Akali.
If you would like to truly master Kog'Maw to counter Akali during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kog'Maw on average racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Akali. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Kog'Maw versus Akali build consist of Guinsoo's Rageblade, Runaan's Hurricane, and Wit's End. When Kog'Maw used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Akali than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Kog'Maw boasted an average winrate of 50.2% battling Akali with this counter build.
To have the best probability of crushing Akali as Kog'Maw, you should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Kog'Maw vs Akali face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.2% win rate overall.
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