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< Kog'Maw

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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin
  • Caterpillar Kog'Maw
  • Sonoran Kog'Maw
  • Lion Dance Kog'Maw


  • Kog'Maw was designed by Ezreal.
  • Kog'Maw is voiced by Patrick Seitz, who also voices  Renekton,  Rengar and  Lucian.
  • Kog'Maw was first spotted during the official  Malzahar announcement post. He can be seen in one of the screenshots.
  • Kog'Maw's name may be reference to the Cebuano term "kogmo" which refers to hardened mucus in the nose.
    • The 'Maw' part also means an appetite; a stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing.
  • Ironically, even though Kog'Maw's lore and a majority of his quotes speak of his "insatiable" hunger, every ability (except his passive) involves regurgitation.
  • His /dance is a tribute to Michigan J. Frog from the classic Warner Bros. short One Froggy Evening. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here .
  • When Kog'Maw is reviving ( Zilean's  Chrono Shift or Guardian Angel), his passive does not proc, and his otherwise unused death animation will be shown.
  • Kog'Maw was one of the champions chosen for the Noxian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. He was not one of the selected champions however.
  • Kog'Maw is one of the four champions to have abilities which allow them to continue to attack after death. Kog'Maw's ability being  Icathian Surprise and the others being  Karthus's  Death Defied,  Yorick's  Omen of Death and  Zyra's  Rise of the Thorns.
  • Kog'Maw is the only Void-related champion to not have the word "Void" in his title.
  • In his idle animation, Kog'Maw blinks one eye at a time. He will also perform a brief spin/dance that is different than his actual /dance emote sometimes. It is most likely meant to resemble a dog chasing his own tail.


  • According to Kog'Maw's 2nd /taunt line and the Journal of Justice Issue 2, another Void Champion may be on the way.
    • Due to the time passed, this information may be heavily outdated.
  • Kog'Maw's standard joke is similar to the bugle charge command.
  • The Reindeer Kog'Maw skin does a different /joke from his others. It will sing "Fa la la la la" and, paired with Silent Night Sona's /joke, will sing the song Deck the Halls.


Classic Kog'Maw

  • Kog'Maw's champion select icon and mini-map icon have his "tongue" darkened, and almost not noticeable. The backdrop is also darker.
  • His skin art appears pink but is actually silver colored ingame.

Sonoran Kog'Maw

  • This skin, while colored red and black in the splash art, actually appears gold and blue in-game.

Caterpillar Kog'Maw

  • In this skins splash art, he is hunting a scarab in the US version, while he is hunting a butterfly on the Chinese one.

Lion Dance Kog'Maw

  • It skin is a reference to the traditional Chinese Lion dances, performed on the Lunar New Year.
  • The visuals of his autoattacks and ultimate are altered to display fireworks instead.

Reindeer Kog'Maw

  • He shares a duet with Silent Night Sona. Playing /j together they make a melody of "Deck the Halls"

Deep Sea Kog'Maw

  • His skin is based on the real world Anglerfish, a fish that dwells in the deep sea.
  • He shares this theme with  Cho'Gath.

Jurassic Kog'Maw

  • In the background of the splash art, the skeleton on the wall beside Kog'Maw bears resemblance to  Omen, a cancelled champion.
  • Also on the left of Kog'Maw is one of the limbs of the Jurassic Cho'Gath Exhibit.
  • He shares this theme with  Cho'Gath.

Battlecast Kog'Maw

  • This skin has been hinted at in several occasions.
    • The teasers included serial numbers that referenced to previous and possible future Battlecast skin, one of them referencing a "MAW".
    • At PAX 2013 IronStylus sketched an unofficial Battlecast-style version of Kog'Maw, using his classic art as a reference.[1]
    • Creator Viktor's splash art features a silhouette that looks very similar to Kog'Maw.



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