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Cho'Gath Build Guide by lollero

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League of Legends Build Guide Author lollero

Cho'Gath - The mighty cockroach

lollero Last updated on May 5, 2013
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Ability Sequence

3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to my Cho'Gath guide. It's my first guide, so it might not look like the prettiest you have EVER seen, but I am doing my best :p


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Pros / Cons

Pros
+Great sustain
+Got pretty good burst even when hp is built
+Nice cc
Cons
-You have to hit with your Q: If you miss it, it can ruin the gank/fight(PRACTISE,PRACTISE)


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Runes

These are mostly used with tanks and some of bruisers. They give you good amount of durability which is great when doing ganks.




Pretty much same things as with Greater Mark of Armor, gives effectivity to your ganks and also lategame.



Also that you need much sustain, some damage won't be a bad thing too. So I have decided to use Greater Quintessence of Ability Power as quints. I don't say that you couldn't use any other quints too, but I have found these to be a great choice.




Magic resist is good when participating in ganks at midlane




Also if your enemies have much AP champions in their team, you would want to replace Greater Mark of Armor with Greater Mark of Magic Resist. You might also want to do that if you want to use same masteries when playing at midlane.



Runes

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Mark of Armor
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3


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Masteries

Masteries
4/1
4/5
1/1
4/1
2/1
3/1
3/5
1/5
2/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
1/


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Ranked Play

Cho'Gath is very viable champion in ranked matches. He brings great tankiness and cc to your team. In my opinion it's also safe choice for rankeds, because it's pretty easy to play and can carry a match which looks like lost already.

Here is some proof about the effectiveness of Cho'Gath(in ks:ing D:)




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Creeping / Jungling


This is the way how I usually start jungling.

Blue team: Wolves --->smiteless Blue--->Red(smite)--->Gank mid---> Wraiths ---> Wolves --->Gank top

Purple team: Wolves --->smiteless Blue--->Red(smite)--->Gank mid---> Wraiths ---> Golems /top--->top/ Golems

Remember: This is only one way to start jungling, and probably not even the best one. Sometimes your team may need more help. If someone from your team asks for a gank, go for it.Jungler must help on the lane which has most problems.

It's also clever to go for Dragon kinda early, because Cho'Gath has two Smites.

You should max stacks of your Feast as early as possible: But don't waste it for Monsters if you are planning to gank anytime soon.



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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Cho'Gaths passive, Carnivore, heals and gives mana to him when he kills unit. It makes Cho'Gath able to survive in jungle for long time, even without potions. It's also very good when combinated with health regeneration, and makes Cho'Gath even more durable.



Cho'Gaths skillshot. Hit with it, or you are screwed ^^. Well everyone misses with it sometimes, I even do it kinda usually.
Rupture, in combo with Feral Scream, gives your team nice aoe CC.
I usually max this skill 2nd.





This skill silences enemies in a cone. Max it 1st for more duration to silence.





Always start with this skill when playing jungle. It does good damage, and doesn't cost any mana. I usually max it last, tho.





Feast is great skill in jungle; It counts as 2nd Smite, and is in fact even more powerful. Get full stacks to it as soon as possible, that's a very important thing when playing Cho'Gath.




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Items

START

Common start in s3



FIRST BACK

Spirit stone is great for mana hungry AP junglers like Cho'Gath and for those who can clean jungle pretty fast even without Madred's Razors. Buy Crystalline Flask if you have enough gold, or just potions.



catalyst the protector



ALTERNATIVE BOOTS

Ninja Tabi can be a good choice if you have heavy ad enemies. It's also a bit cheaper so you can build your Rod of Ages faster and get stacks to it.



CORE

So these items are the most important items in this build. When you have built these, your Cho'Gath is, well, nearly immortal in teamfights. These items bring you great sustain and slow from Randuin's Omen helps you when hitting with Q




MRES ALTERNATIVES

You can add one of these to your build if enemy has hard AP. Spirit Visage is great for Cho'Gath because of his Passive which heals 20% more with this item.
Banshee's Veil is good when your enemies have such champions like Karthus or Fizz who do a lot of damage with their ulties.


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End

The guide is still in progress, I will keep improving it when I have time for it. Please give me feedback/comments about how it looks at the moment, so I can make differences to it :).