Cho'Gath Build Guide by Checkered Socks
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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Lets start by saying that this guide was written specifically for the Twisted Treeline. This is a 3v3 build! For a ridiculously in-depth and well-written guide for 5v5, refer to A Gentleman's Way of Playing Cho'gath by PotatisFarfar
I won't really cover runes and masteries because they're basically just the player's preference. The given ones are just a suggestion.
Also please note that the items will be further discussed.
Welcome to the Twisted Treeline
For those of you who don't know, the Twisted Treeline is a 3v3 map. It is much smaller than Summoner's Rift and therefore, has much different gameplay. The key factors that win on this map is first blood, dragon, team coordination, and wards. There are a few distinct phases of gameplay starting with the first gank, early lane phase, midgame, endgame, super endgame. I will cover how to deal with all of these with Cho'Gath.
- Versatile: You can build anywhere from tank, tanky dps, to an AP nuker
- Free health from Feast
- Carnivore helps you stay in the lane for however long you would like
- Two heavy crowd control moves
- Incredible burst damage to a single target
- True. Damage. Lots of it.
- You are not a carry. You will depend on other team mates to win the game for you.
- Losing Feast stacks means having to take time to build them up again
- Jack of all trades, but master of none: you won't be the best tank, tanky dps, or nuker, but you can do them all at once
- Rupture is unreliable if you aren't practiced enough. Even if you are, you still run the risk of missing a life-saving knock up/slow
My personal favorite, it works with
This is a good substitute for Ghost, but it no longer teleports champions outrageously far away. Pick this up if you have the masteries for utility, but otherwise stick with Ghost. Plus, you don't need the summoner levels to unlock Ghost
I would say this is better than Ignite because of its offensive and defensive uses. It shuts down carries and can also help you get away.
While I personally prefer Exhaust, at least one person on your team should be packing this skill.
Actually surprisingly useful to be able to steal dragon with, but since you already have Feast, why bother?
Cho'Gath is actually really mana hungry if you spam his combo, but you should be able to limit yourself accordingly so that you can pick up a more useful spell. Plus the early Doran's Ring helps alleviate the mana issue.
Useful for the first blood, useless with Carnivore. Learn to last hit minions to sustain yourself.
- No. Twisted Treeline is small, just walk.
- Actually surprisingly useful to be able to steal dragon with, but since you already have Feast, why bother?
- I would say this is better than Ignite because of its offensive and defensive uses. It shuts down carries and can also help you get away.