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.
Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.
Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several valuable Kog'Maw against Katarina counter stats that can help you realize the differences between the two. For instance, Kog'Maw’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kog'Maw may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Katarina..
Kog'Maw usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Katarina. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kog'Maw usually wins when taking on Katarina, with a 51.8% win rate. Thus, Kog'Maw makes a good counter to Katarina.
While Kog'Maw does have a higher win rate than Katarina, when on opposite teams, Kog'Maw also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Kog'Maw into Katarina.
Furthermore, Kog'Maw also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Kog'Maw vs Katarina matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Kog'Maw is a decent counter to Katarina. Focus your actions on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Kog'Maw against Katarina.
If you would like to truly master Kog'Maw to counter Katarina during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kog'Maw on average accumulates a similar amount of CS as Katarina. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Kog'Maw versus Katarina build include Immortal Shieldbow, Wit's End, and Guinsoo's Rageblade. When Kog'Maw included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Katarina than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Kog'Maw had an average win rate of 51.8% when playing against Katarina with this build.
To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Katarina as Kog'Maw, Kog'Maw players should take the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Kog'Maw vs Katarina counter picks, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.8% winrate overall.
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