Tank Kog'Maw Build

Tank Kog'Maw build with runes and items. Tank Kog'Maw guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Kog'Maw build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kog'Maw and build Tank.
Tank Kog'Maw ARAM build with Heartsteel and Grasp of the Undying.
Kog'Maw ARAM modifiers
DMG done -12%
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt 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.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank 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 to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Kog'Maw build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  10. 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
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Wit's End item.
Sundered Sky item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Frozen Heart item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow 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.
Heartsteel item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Thornmail item.