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Cho'Gath Build Guide by Cr0ssFir3

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Cr0ssFir3

OP'Gath - The way of DestructioN!

Cr0ssFir3 Last updated on May 24, 2016
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Archives (Old Stuff)

Ability Sequence

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

Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0


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Introduction

GUIDE STATUS


Developement: Under serious update
Last Update: 22 May 2016
Game Patch: Season 6 - Version 6.10


"Who are you?"

Hello everyone im Reitan Hitokiri from uNiQue Freestyle Multigaming (uNQue) on EUW server.
I play League of Legends since it came out, or before that... as DOTA.

Im an unranked player because i choose too, but when i play on normal games i get teams full of Diamonds.
I think it means something...



"What is your experience with Cho'Gath?"

Well it's my main champion for as long as i remember.
And i think i have mastered it.
With almost 600.000 Champion Points and consistant S Grade, even when defeated.



"Why are you doing this guide?"

Well i did this guide years ago in an act of madness...
This was the number 1 guide of Cho'Gath for along time.
At this moment it has almost 3.000.000 views, 200 comments and 200 votes with a high percentage of likes.

So i diceded to update the Guide to deserve it's place betwen all the other guides.


I remind you that all the contents of this guide are merely suggestions.


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Runes

Standard Rune page



This is my personal standard rune page for Cho'Gath.
Increase survivability & AP DPS.

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Rune page adaptation




Flat Armor Seals Vs AD
Generally used in Jungle, Top, Midle, Support.

Flat Health Seals Vs AP
Generally used in: Midle, Top, Support.

Health Scaling Seals
Better suited for solo lanes / lanes where you know you will be fine until you 'break even' with the scaling stats).

Jungle
For jungling i pick MARKS of Flat Attack Speed instead of Magic Penetration, so this way you make damage more fast with your basic attacks + Vorpal Spikes.


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Masteries

Standard Masterie page



Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1

Masterie page adaptation




Midle lane
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1

Top lane
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1

Support
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1

Jungle
Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1


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Build (Out dated)

Runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3

Masteries


Summoner Spells


Standart:

[*] Good escape mechanism
[*] Good engage mechanism (Expecially combined with basic attack + Vorpal Spikes)
+ Low cooldown (210 secs - 3 mins & 30 secs)


+ Good escape mechanism
+ Good engage mechanism (Expecially combined with basic attack + Vorpal Spikes & Spells)
+ Increase you CC in teamrights
+ Decrease enemies mov. speed, attack speed, attack damage & ability/items damage
+ Low cooldown (210 secs - 3 mins & 30 secs)

This is a utility spells combo... you main task on teamfights is to protect your carrys and deal damage, i think this spells helps cho'gath acomplishing that objectives.

Optional:

+ Good escape mechanism
+ Good engage mechanism (Expecially combined with Rupture & Feral Scream)
- High cooldown (300 secs - 5 mins)


+ Map control
+ Good for surprisse attacks or destroying enemy estructures.
- High cooldown (300 secs - 5 mins)


+ Good to prevent high HP regen champs from healing during fights
+ Good to finish off low HP champs
+ Low cooldown (180 secs - 3 mins)

Skill Sequence

Items


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Items (Out dated)

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Starting items



Doran's Ring

Standart start item for Cho'Gath.
Making you start with more HP, Mana regen per 5 and Ability power.

& x3
Boots of Speed & 3 Health Potions

Optional start item for Cho'Gath.
Pros: You will start with less AP and health but you gain Movement Speed and Sustainability.
Cons: You will not be able to spam skills.


Doran's Shield

This is my last choise.
I only use this incase i have to play against a Counter(AD) or Duo Lane(AD).

Frist Trip Base Goals: (1900 GOLD) Catalyst the protector Sight wardx3

Early Game Goals:


Mid Game Goals:

Mid Game Goals:

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Core items



Mercury's Treads

Dont need to explain why.
The only otpion here is Ninja Tabi against heavy attack damage enemys early game and Sorcerer's Shoes if you are AP Mid.


Rod of Ages

This is a good items for a AP Bruiser like Cho'Gath.
Gives you some decent HP, mana to keep spamming skills and ability power to make you even more powerful.

You only need this item and Fest with 6 stacks to be a meat shield.
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Normal Build



Frozen Heart

One of the best Armor items around.
Great armor and incredible utility for you team.


Abyssal Scepter

Increase you magic resist, gives you some AP and utility for your team.
(+ 20 Magic Reduction for nearby Enemy Champion)


Rabadon's Deathcap

You only need this and Rod of Ages to reach 350 ap and start making Feast's with 800 True Damage.


Void Staff

Last item for some extra AP and some incredible Magic Penetration (%).
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Build Adaptations



Ninja Tabi

This is an otpion for boots.
I only do this against heavy AD early game before i build Mercury.



Sorcerer's Shoes

You can take this if you are playing AP Mid.
I thing i dont need to explain why...


Force of Nature

This is what i do when i need a little more survivability and magic resist late game.
I choose this over Wit's End because it gives more resistance, some extra movement speed and the OP health regen.


Wit's End

Viable you can get this instead of Force of nature to help your team dealing damage.


Banshee's Veil

I only use this early game when the enemy AP Mid is dealing tons of damage.(Karthus)
If you have finished the Rod Of Ages dont do this, buy 2 negatrons instead.
(1 for Abyssal and another for FoN or Wit's End its ur choise)


Guardian Angel

A option for a late game item against Physical Attacks.


Randuin's Omen

A great item for utility.
This can easly replace Frozen Mallet so... its you call.


Thornmail

I rarely do this... this is used against heavy Attack Damage.
(This means you will end with 300 Armor...

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Normal Build Statistics



3500 Health
195 Armor
180 Magic Resist
400 Movement Speed

550 Ability Power
8,5 Magic Penetration (flat)
50 Magic Penetration (%)
{+ 20 Magic Reduction(flat) - Abyssal Scepter}
24% Cooldown Reduction


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Skill Sequence (Out dated)

Well there are alots of game play styles out there... but mine is focused on Rupture.
Since i can land about 90% of them and rupture does more damage Feral Scream.
Alots of people max FS frist i dont thinks its so important to max a skill to get more 1 second of silence.

So here goes:

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

If you want you can max Feral Scream instead of Rupture its ur choise.


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Spells (Out dated)

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Standart



Flash

The best escape/engage method on the game.


Exhaust

Since your job is disrupt and crowd control this is a great tool to achieve objective.
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Optional



Chost

After Flash this is the best escape/engage method.
This is mainly used to take advantage of Vorpal Spikes.


Teleport

You can take this to help your team with map control, teleporting from lane to lane getting kills/assists.


Ignite

I only use it when im playing OP'Gath as AP Mid...
(Dont need to explain why right?)


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Build Statistics Summary (Out dated)

Level 1 Expected Build ( Doran's Shield

Level 6 Expected Build

Level 11 Expected Build

Level 16 Expected Build

Level 18 Complete Build

Pros


* Good Survivability
  • High Health Points
  • High Health Regeneration per 5 seconds
  • High Physical Damage Resistance
  • High Magic Damage Resistance

* Good Crowd Control
  • Knokup's
  • Slow's
  • Exhaust
  • Silence's
  • (( Your size scares them! ))

* Good Pusher/Farmer
  • Rupture + Feral Scream combo can easily kill a minion wave or monster camp

* Good Mage
  • Around 550 Ability Power
  • 49% Spell Penetration
  • 25% Cooldown reduction


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Pros / Cons (Out dated)