Cho'Gath Build Guide by NocturnSilence
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Cho'gath standart and 5.5 test
against full ad comps
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Threats to Cho'Gath with this build
|Veigar||Very easy matchup, he has no mobility , you have your silence maxed and now his caged isn't instant.He'll probably afk farm early so you destroy him during this time.Try to harass with q w or just some w he won't regen anything whereas you will get mana back.If you hit 6 and lend your q w combo you can flash in ignite R for instakill (veigar is very squishy)|
|Katarina||Easy , she can't ult in teamfight unless you use all your cc on somebody else.She can't stand your lane sustain and can't aggro if she doesn't want to die.Your r will melt her because most katarinas don't rush hp.If she isn't stupid she will probably farm and cho'gath is easier for farm.After she gets some level and sees opportunities she will probably roam.You can hard push the lane and take her towers or just kickly push and follow her to cancel her kill potential and get some kills where she goes|
|Fiddlesticks||Easiest matchup ever.He can't drain otherwise you can combo him and he will instantly die.Fiddle is so squishy and has a so low amount of hp that you can literaly make him disapear at level 6.|
I'm plat 4 at the moment (gold 2 with ranked reset) and I have been climbing playing cho gath mid mostly this season.I play him since season 4 in mid and i wanted to share my build and feelings because I think he's an underestimated champion and I don't understand why he isn't played in mid in my elo at least.My stats with cho mid
For your laning phase, you can play agressive early on, but the best part starts with level 6.Most midlaners won't usualy pick hp , so you always want to check how much damages your ulti does , + the ignite.At level 6 you should have around 500 true damages which is almost half your opponent hp.Cho'gath fits especialy in mid since he will outsustain midlaners , will have a good dragon presence/steal potential (your ult does more than a smite especialy in early game)which is very important with the new dragon.The important thing to remember is that early on, if you miss combo and have no cd, you are very vulnerable.Don't forget that even with your 3.5/4k hp , you are not a real tank.You're still an ap caster , you have to position yourself most of the time, but mistakes are more allowed than with squishy immobile mids such as veigar since you still have a big amount of hp.
Cho'gath is very good at siege so your teamates and you shouldn't hesitate to pressure mid in a lot of your games unless you are versus a xerath.You can see cho'gath mid a bit like a xerath with less range , but with a melee strong oneshot potential if an opponent gets close to you (he will regret his action most of the time).One of the problems is the low mobility : you are vulnerable to ganks, BUT if you are already ahead in xp at level 6 , you will sometimes be able to 1 v 2 if the jungler isn't lvl 6 yet and that you land combo.For instance if you are lvl 6 and you see a shaco ganking you pre his 6 , don't hesitate to just w ignite r and he will die.In some situations you will have to run but with experience you will know if you have to run or if you can kill 1 or both of the opponents.
You are here to kill as much people as you can , your q w should be able to deal a very high amount of damages.Try to get at least 2 people with your spells since it will disable them a long time.Your teamfight potential is insane when you have your flash and ulti up because late in the game if the opponent adc hasn't got any banshee yet and you manage to get a q on him , flash r should finish him.You're here to do a mid's job , nothing realy strange , you kill as much people as possible with higher priority on adc and ap mid.
This is my first real guide so don't hesitate to tell me if there are mistakes or anything wrong and don't hesitate to rate/comment !