Imperial Mandate Kog'Maw Build

Imperial Mandate Kog'Maw build with runes and items. Imperial Mandate Kog'Maw guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Imperial Mandate Kog'Maw build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kog'Maw and build Imperial Mandate.
Rylai's + Imperial Mandate ARAM Kog'Maw Tank build. Tank with slows, heals and AP damage.
Kog'Maw ARAM modifiers
DMG done -12%
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Kog'Maw ability Bio-Arcane Barrage should be leveled first.
W
Kog'Maw ability Void Ooze should be leveled second.
E
Kog'Maw ability Caustic Spittle should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Imperial Mandate should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Imperial Mandate Kog'Maw Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as a slow tank, disrupting fights and soaking damage.
  2. Thanks to slow + Font of Life, you heal allies. You can even get support items.
  3. Core items: Rylai's Crystal Scepter + Imperial Mandate. If you are behind and the game not go perfectly, skip Imperial Mandate and go full tank.

How to play

  1. Your all abilities slow and heal your allies and giving them Imperial Mandate buff.
  2. You can go some support items as well in some cases, like Arden Censer if you got a lot of auto attackers on your team.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They are heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  6. Max W first, then Q or E (depending on enemy team). If you need more damage, get BotRK/Titanic Hydra. If not, go full tanky.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Kog'Maw can outrange most champions with his Bio-Arcane Barrage ability.
  2. Use Void Ooze to set up a perfect Living Artillery.
  3. Make the most out of your Icathian Surprise.

Skill Order

  • Kog'Maw [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Caustic Spittle
  • Kog'Maw [object Object] ability.
    W
    Bio-Arcane Barrage
  • Kog'Maw [object Object] ability.
    E
    Void Ooze
  • Kog'Maw [object Object] ability.
    R
    Living Artillery

Items

Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush #1
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Rush #2
Imperial Mandate item.
Good tanky items
Heartsteel item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Frozen Heart item.
Thornmail item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Knight's Vow item.
Trailblazer item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Thornmail item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Spirit Visage item.