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.
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.
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.
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.
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.