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League of Legends Build Guide Author Dragon20217

Cho'Gath - The Aura of Support

Dragon20217 Last updated on June 16, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Cho'Gath - The Aura of Support

Hello Summoners I bring you another guide. This is my way of a support . Yes I know wtf? a support Cho'Gath, well I'll explain everything. Cho'Gath is an Ap tank that can silence an enemy with Feral Scream and knock up enemy units with Rupture. In my view these two skills are great combined with AP items, but they are also great for support, Feral Scream can silence enemy units disabling there skills, this can protect your Ad carry from any harassment, and shut out enemy supports skills. Rupture is another great support tool for Cho'Gath, with Rupture you'll be able to stop enemies from tower diving, or at least knock them up long enough for the tower to pick up the kill, if Rupture is used correctly, you'll be able to protect your allies from champions, knock the enemies up long enough for your allies to escape.


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Pros / Cons

Pros
* Crowd Control
* Disruptive
* Tanky
* Get's very big with stacks of Feast

Cons
* Very mana Starved
* Dependent on Rupture for escape
* No Real Escape


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Ward control

Protecting your jungle
Places that need wards in order to protect lanes,dragon, and baron
Counter jungle
Only if the enemy lanes are bush hoggers


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Masteries

For more masteris i go 0/21/9, I wanna get more Magic resist, Health, armor, and health regen. Tanky Cho'Gath to handle all the Damage

Masteries
3/5
3/1
2/1
4/1
3/5
1/1
3/1
1/1
1/
3/1
1/1
4/1
1/1
Defenses Tree
Resistance The magic resist to make up for the lack of magic resist from items
Hardiness More Armor
Tough Skin your gonna be up in the lines and minions might damage you, you'll take less damage from them with Tough Skin
Durability Health Per level
Vigor Health Regen
Veteran's Scars +30 health
Bladed Armor Returns 6 damage to minions and monsters
Initiator increased movement speed to support better and get to team fights quicker
Enlightenment Cooldown reduction, the silence and knock up unfortunately have a pretty heavy cool down, hopefully with this the cool down will lessen.
Judgement health is increased by 3%
Utility tree
Expended Mind Will increase your mana each level, Rupture and Feral Scream will drain your mana pool
Improved Recall
Swiftness Again getting more movement speed to return to your allies faster
Runic Affinity


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Runes

For runes I'm building up a tanky rune build

Runes

Greater Mark of Scaling Health
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Armor
3
9x Greater Mark of Vitality The health increase per level will make Cho'Gath sustain and able to take a beating during team fights
9x Greater Seal of Armor The armor will make Cho'Gath A heavy tank, the enemy AD carry will find damaging you difficult. Your the basic tank, you want them to focus you while your Ad carry picks up the kills. The armor will definitely help
9x Greater Glyph of Magic Resist The magic resistance is important since i'll be focusing on a heavy item build of health/health regen.
9x Greater Quintessence of Armor More Armor TANK


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Summoner spells

Main spells

Heal - This spell will help keep your Ad carry alive long enough to hopefully pick up the kill and escape

Clairvoyance - Giving sight, use it as soon as you can, just make sure it will be in a useful area like blue,red, and baron or even dragon



Viable spell

Cleanse - Since you'll be tanking all the damage, it'll be good to clear out the CC

Clarity Spamming spells

Exhaust-This will help you Ad carry pick up the kill, its also great for escaping

Flash - This spell only benefits you, just an escape tool

Ghost - This spell is an alternate to Flash, just another escape tool

Heal - This spell will help keep your Ad carry alive long enough to hopefully pick up the kill and escape

Teleport - This will get you to your allies faster, or protect a turret




Useless Spells
Garrison -....removed..
Ignite -This is good on Ap Cho'Gath but were playing with a support Cho'Gath here so no.
Promote -NO!
Revive - Who uses this?
Smite- Jungles only
Surge - No one uses it


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Skill Sequence

Skill run down

Ability Sequence
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Carnivore Whenever Cho'Gath kills a unit, he recovers health and mana. The values restored increase with Cho'Gath's level.
Rupture This Ability knocks up enemy units, a ring of Green area appears before the spikes emerges from the ground, if you find your not landing Rupture Adept to your enemies movement, and predict where they will go.Makes for a great save tool
Feral Scream This skill silences targets, this will protect your allies from any skill shots the enemy will throw at your Ad ally, or anyone, also it will shut out the enemy's support from any CC,Heals, and will also shut out any escapes such as Flash
Vorpal Spikes Cho'Gath's attacks passively release deadly spikes.
Feast just like Smite this ult deals true damage to your target, however were building a hard tank Cho'Gath I prefer to use this skill to buff Cho'Gath, If you kill the target with Feast Cho'Gath gains 90/120/150 extra health, stacks up 6 times. Half of the stacks are lost upon death 150*6 = 900 health <- that is your Warmog's Armor Right there.


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Item Run Down

Opening items

Item Sequence











Stealth Ward
75

Stealth Ward
75

Stealth Ward
75

Targon's Brace
850

Mercury's Treads
1100

Locket of the Iron Solari
2200

Nomad's Medallion
850

Talisman of Ascension
2400

Heart of Gold
825

Catalyst of Aeons
1100

Rod of Ages
2700

Randuin's Omen
2900

Null-Magic Mantle
450

Guardian Angel
2400
1x Rejuvenation Bead -> Emblem of Valor -> Locket of the Iron Solari
3x Sight Ward
1x Mercury's Treads
1x Philosopher's Stone -> Shurelya's Reverie
1x Heart of Gold -> Randuin's Omen
1x Catalyst the protector -> Rod of Ages
1x Null-Magic Mantle -> Guardian Angel


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Summary

This is my third build. Looking through the top Cho'Gath builds/guides I notice a lot of laning and jungle, that's all good and well but I have yet to see anyone's support Cho'Gath build/ guide. I know Cho'Gath does not quite hit the mark of a true support such as Soraka Taric Sona Blitzcrank Janna Lulu and Zilean. But I think Cho'Gath defiantly has the potential to be a good support. But he will never be able to surpass those 7 legendary supports that I mentioned.