How to Win Kog'Maw vs Azir Counter Matchup Kog'Maw is in the a tier of champions

Kog'Maw vs Azir

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

based on 186 Kog'Maw vs Azir matchups
Win Rate
53.2 %
K/D/A
2.23
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Azir as Kog'Maw resulted from an evaluation of 186 ranked matches where both champs opposed each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Kog'Maw is forced to battle against Azir in only 1.0% of his matches.

Kog'Maw vs Azir Matchup Summary

Kog'Maw does a good job of beating Azir. Typically, he wins a fantastic 53.2% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Kog'Maw versus Azir rounds, Kog'Maw’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Azir.

Best Kog'Maw vs Azir Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsDagger

Core Kog'Maw Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowWit's EndGuinsoo's Rageblade

Optional Items

Runaan's Hurricane

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kog'Maw to level up w
>
Second ability for Kog'Maw to level up q
>
Last skill for Kog'Maw to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kog'Maw's passive ability p
Kog'Maw q ability q
Kog'Maw w ability w
Kog'Maw e ability e
Kog'Maw's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
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R
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Q
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Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Azir as Kog'Maw

Tips for Playing as Kog'Maw against Azir

Make the most out of your Icathian Surprise.

Kog'Maw can outrange most champions with his Bio-Arcane Barrage ability.

Use Void Ooze to set up a perfect Living Artillery.

Advice to Win Against Azir

Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire.

Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around.

Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary.

Kog'Maw vs Azir Counter Stats

Kog'Maw Image
Win Rate
53.2 %
VS
Win Rate
46.8 %
Azir Image
8.5
< Kills >
5.9
7.1
< Deaths >
5.8
7.3
< Assists >
6.9
2.03
< Killing Sprees >
1.42
170
< Minions Killed >
177
0.28
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.47
9,669
< Physical Damage >
1,089
11,644
< Magic Damage >
18,919
2,837
< True Damage >
873
24,151
< Damage Dealt >
20,883
20,587
< Damage Taken >
19,753
12,906
< Gold Earned >
11,774
2.87
< Towers >
2
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
2,346
< Total Healing >
1,461
13,580
< Experience >
14,657
19
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
10
241
< Time Dealing CC >
186

How to Counter Azir with Kog'Maw in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several vital Kog'Maw against Azir counter stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Azir’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kog'Maw may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Azir..

Kog'Maw typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Azir. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kog'Maw and Azir

Damage Types Compared

Kog'Maw
Azir
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kog'Maw
Azir

Who is Better, Kog'Maw or Azir?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kog'Maw usually wins when playing against Azir, with a 53.2% win rate. Therefore, Kog'Maw makes a great counter for Azir.

While Kog'Maw does have a higher winrate than Azir, when they face off with one another, Kog'Maw also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Kog'Maw into Azir.

Moreover, Kog'Maw has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Azir. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Kog'Maw vs Azir matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Kog'Maw is a great counter to Azir. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kog'Maw against Azir.

Additional Information for Kog'Maw Players

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

For this guide on countering Azir as Kog'Maw, we analyzed 186 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 Azir as Kog'Maw 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 Kog'Maw to counter Azir during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kog'Maw typically gets a similar amount of CS relative to Azir. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. 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, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Kog'Maw versus Azir build include Immortal Shieldbow, Wit's End, and Guinsoo's Rageblade. When Kog'Maw used at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Azir than with most other typical builds. In fact, Kog'Maw had an average win rate of 53.2% when playing against Azir with this build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Azir as Kog'Maw, Kog'Maw players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Kog'Maw vs Azir battles, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.2% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Azir as Kog'Maw are displayed for every ranked division. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.