S6 Cho'gath - Gentleman's Guid
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Hello, my name is LF Cpt Kirk Captain of the SS Enterprise bringing you a guy on how to eat like Gentleman Cho'Gath. This build combines both damage and defensive stats making you nearly unkillable and at the same time do high amounts of damage. This guide focuses on Cho'Gath late game carry aswell as his ability to dish out a lot of damage over a large period of time. Be sure to ask questions and provide input on new builds and items. Check out my Lucian Build!!!!!!
Pros / Cons
Alot of CC in kit
True damage on Feast is unavoidable
Amazing AOE and Team Fighting
Squishy pre 6
Fairly long and costly skills
Struggling enemies make it hard to eat like a sir
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
These runes bring the perfect balance of offensive and defensive stats. Movement Speed Quints are an option if you want more mobility. Also I am currently testing hybrid penetration marks but they are still in the experimental phase of testing.
This build offers a combination of both combat and defensie stats. Cho'Gath Feast passive allows him to be very tanky. With this being said you can afford to go offensive in your mastery tree as a trade-off. With masteries like Feast and Vampirism your sustain is through the roof in combination with Carnivore which allows you to heal up insane amounts of hp which makes you tanky.
Flash: This is the be all and end all of Summoner spells. This is a must have since Cho'Gath needs to be in close range of the enemy in order to execute them with Feast. Also since Cho'Gath has no escape skills this allows him to get away from ganks and losing fights.
Ignite: I prefer this spell because it acts as a insurance policy. This true damage stackesd with the true damage from your ult usually secures kill effectively.
Teleport: Take this summoner spell when in a unfavourable match up or you are in a farm lane.
Ghost: Not needed if you are planning on going Dead Man's Plate and Alacrity enchament.
Exhaust: Really nice early game if you are against an assassin or against a champion that likes to fight such as Jax Tryndamere Darius
I like to max Vorpal Spikes first because it helps with farming and duelling early. The amount of added damage helps with level 1 skirmishes a low and you usually end up on top. Also it allows you to control the minions wave and allows you to push faster. Feral Scream is maxed second because Cho'Gath AOE silence is one of the most OP CC in the game. This prevents other champs from using defensive skills that would help them escape as well as tilt team fights in your teams favour.
This passive is very strong source of sustain and allows you to stay in lane for large amounts of time. If you are ever low on HP simply let the enemy push to your turret and farm all the minions to heal up.
This skill is an AOE knock up and slow. This skill is used as a gap closer so you cant ult your enemy and as a way to escape from enemies. Do not farm with this skill unless you absolutely need too.
The most OP AOE silence in the game. This is your ultimate 1v1 combat skill that counter people like Tryndamere and is vital in teamfights. Using this skill at the right times can change the outcome of the fight and game.
Do not forget that you can toggle this skill ON/OFF. Only turn on if you are fighting or trying to push the lane. This skill allows you to heal up with Carnivore very fast and helps a lot with 1v1 fights early.
The most op true damage skill in the game. Late game he is able to do around 800-1000dmg true damage. Make sure you are at 6x stacks as often as possible and make sure you delete squishies with this skill.
Cho'Gath has a very useless toggle ability Vorpal Spikes that allows him to control waves and harass enemies very effectively. By learning how to line up your AA you can effectively mould lanes as well as harass enemies that are hiding behind minions. Remember to toggle you Vorpal Spikes off when you want the lane to freeze. A lot of players forget the fact that they can toggle this ability. If you are running low on health, toggle your Vorpal Spikes ON and heal up while pushing the wave ridiculously fast
My taking your Vorpal Spikes first you are able to 1v1 any champion at level 1. Most people underestimate the extra damage output that Cho'Gath brings to the table and end up losing trades. In the early game focus on farming and harrassing with your Vorpal Spikes. Remember that you have limited mobility and escape devices early so try not to over extend and get caught.
Now that you have got all your skills it is time to stack your Feast passive. Make sure that you have 6 stacks of Feast at all times because it gives you an insane amount of hp and makes you very tanky. Harass your lane opponent with your combo Rupture > Feral Scream > Auto Attacks x2 > Feast. This combo is packed with CC and if Rupture is landed, the other skills and combo is hard to miss
You are now VERY MOBILE so take advantage of that. You have around 430 Move speed and have tons of CC due to your skill and Dead Man's Plate. Focus on squishies targets in teamfights and try to hit your Feral Scream on as many targets as you can.