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League of Legends S12: Kog'Maw ADC Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Kog'Maw ADC Build Guide
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Find out all you need to know to build Kog'Maw ADC in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Kog'Maw ADC Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Kog'Maw in the botlane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.

Runes

Kog'Maw Rune Choices - League of Legends
Kog'Maw Rune Choices

Core Items

Immortal Shieldbow

3400 Gold

Guinsoo's Rageblade

2600 Gold

Build

Immortal Shieldbow helps marksmen survive burst damage, and adds valuable lifesteal.

Guinsoo's Rageblade turns critical chance into added damage.

Other good items include Wit's EndRapid Firecannon, and Blade of the Ruined King.

Starting Item & Boots

Health Potion

50 Gold

Doran's Blade

450 Gold

Berserker's Greaves

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Kog'Maw skill priority is:

R > W > Q > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Kog'Maw in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

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Flash
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Heal

Gameplay

Kog'Maw has huge reach for an ADC, especially thanks to Bio-Arcane Barrage. He's got great poke, so don't hesitate to try and bully your lane opponents. 

  • Level 1 - Take W - Bio-Arcane Barrage, for the early poke and zoning.
  • Level 2 - Take Q - Caustic Spittle, for more damage and the passive attack speed.
  • First Back - Start working towards Shieldbow, or pick up boots.

Tips & Tricks

  • Caustic Spittle offers vision on impact, so use it to check bushes if you don't have wards up. However, it is an expensive spell, mana-wise. 
  • Always get ready to move during your passive on death, and try to inflict as much damage as possible. 
  • Void Ooze is your only escape tool, so don't always be quick to use it when it's off cooldown.
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