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Taric vs Kog'Maw

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Taric in LoL Kog'Maw is in the a tier of champions
Support Fighter
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Kog'Maw as Taric

based on 594 Taric vs Kog'Maw matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Kog'Maw as Taric resulted from an evaluation of 594 ranked games where both champions clashed against each other. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Taric is forced to battle against Kog'Maw in only 1.2% of his rounds.

Taric vs Kog'Maw Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Taric has done a below average job of beating Kog'Maw. On average, he wins a lowly 47.0% of the time the champions face each other in. In Taric vs Kog'Maw matches, Taric’s side is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kog'Maw.

Best Taric vs Kog'Maw Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalTear of the Goddess

Core Taric Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFimbulwinterBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Frozen HeartPauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Taric to level up e
>
Second ability for Taric to level up q
>
Last skill for Taric to max out w

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Attack Speed Armor Armor
Taric's passive ability p
Taric q ability q
Taric w ability w
Taric e ability e
Taric's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Kog'Maw as Taric

Tips for Playing as Taric against Kog'Maw

Rather than saving Cosmic Radiance for the last moment and risking someone dying during the delay, it can be more beneficial to cast it as soon as you know a teamfight is guaranteed to start.

The cooldown reducing component of Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.

Using Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado.

Advice to Win Against Kog'Maw

The range on Living Artillery increases each rank.

Kog'Maw doesn't have a good escape ability, so he is especially prone to ganks.

Run away from Kog'Maw after he dies!!!!

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.

Taric vs Kog'Maw Counter Stats

Taric Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Kog'Maw Image
1.8
< Kills >
7.4
6.4
< Deaths >
6.4
12.9
< Assists >
7.3
0.33
< Killing Sprees >
1.71
34
< Minions Killed >
150
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,912
< Physical Damage >
10,215
3,919
< Magic Damage >
13,114
569
< True Damage >
2,891
6,401
< Damage Dealt >
26,220
22,990
< Damage Taken >
20,412
7,798
< Gold Earned >
11,821
1.96
< Towers >
2.39
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
10,382
< Total Healing >
2,815
10,615
< Experience >
12,602
32
< Vision Score >
17
14
< Wards Placed >
8
288
< Time Dealing CC >
265

How to Counter Kog'Maw with Taric in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight some critical Taric versus Kog'Maw counter stats that can help you distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Taric’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kog'Maw’s ratio of NaN, showing that Taric may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kog'Maw. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Taric usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Kog'Maw. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Taric and Kog'Maw

Damage Types Compared

Taric
Kog'Maw
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Taric
Kog'Maw

Who is Better, Taric or Kog'Maw?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Taric usually loses when facing off against Kog'Maw, with a 47.0% win rate. Therefore, Taric makes a poor counter for Kog'Maw.

While Taric does have a lower winrate compared to Kog'Maw, when facing one another, Taric also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Taric into Kog'Maw.

Moreover, Taric also has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kog'Maw. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Taric vs Kog'Maw matchups, Kog'Maw is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Taric is a garbage counter for Kog'Maw. Focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Taric against Kog'Maw.

Additional Information for Taric Players

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

For this guide on countering Kog'Maw as Taric, we analyzed 594 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 Kog'Maw as Taric 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 Taric in order to counter Kog'Maw during both the lane 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 listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Taric often gets a lot less CS compared to Kog'Maw. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Taric versus Kog'Maw build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Fimbulwinter, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Taric included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Kog'Maw than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Taric had an average winrate of 47.0% battling Kog'Maw with this build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Kog'Maw as Taric, you should equip the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Taric vs Kog'Maw counterpicks, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.0% win rate overall.

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