Cho'Gath Build Guide by The q p

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League of Legends Build Guide Author The q p

The OP way to play Cho Gath

The q p Last updated on July 13, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Cho Gath is one of the strongest tanks in LoL
He is an incredible Farmer and is impossible to kill.

Plzzz Vote and comment, if there is something you dont like, say it.

ps. im not very good at english so plzz look over minor mistakes.... (say it if there are some big ones)

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Runes (changed)

9 Greater marks of vitality

9 Greater seal of Resilience

9 Greater Glyph of Warding

3 Greater Quint of vitality

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For Masteries i go 9 21 0

I go 9 in offence because of Archaic Knowlegdewich Penetrates 15 Percent of The Targets Magic Resist wich is pretty nice.

21 in defence because your a TANK

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Starting Items

Regrowth Pendant
If you are laning and is against two..............

If you are taking Regrowth Pendant you can choose either Healt potion or mana Potion, your choice!

Dorangs Ring
If you are against one !

Dorangs Shield
Is Also an Option but i prefer Regrowth Pendant

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Core Items

Boots Of Swiftness

This is a great pair of boots for Cho.. he needs the speed

Warmogs Armor

This IS a core item for Cho. It Gives you a Lot of hp, and you need it

Guardian Angle

Helps you save some of your many stacks you are gonna get

Rabadons Deathcap

You probably say, wait what? This item on a tank? Are you high? Let me explain, this item is ****ing god on cho'gath! This will boost your AOE dmg from: "Ok" to: OMFG! With this item in your inventory the enemies have 2 options: 1. Attack you and let your Ad carries kill them. 2. Focus your ad carries and let you 1 shot there AD carry.

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Other viable items

Mercurys Threads

Great item gives you Magic Resist

Rod OF Ages

This is a very Good item on cho, i often buy it, it gives you more HP and MANA and AP do i need to say more?

Frozen Heart

Great item gives you a great mana pool, and armor. ( take this if playing against high dps team)

Randuins Omen

By far one of the best tank items in the game! Not only will it anoy people with the constant slow from hitting you, it will also give some decent stats includeing a small amount of CDR. Remember that the active is in conjuction with your Ruptureis almost a 100% hit!


item you should buy playing against high dps team!!! (tryndamere, Master yi)

Banshees veil

item you should buy plaing against high ap team

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If you wanna go ap?

This is my build

AP Cho Gath is really funny and you should try it( best for laning)

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Early Game

Cho'gath shuld always solo lane if he gets the chance, he does great both solo top and mid! Cho'gath does great against most about any champion becouse of his awsome staying power from his passiveWhenever Cho'Gath kills a unit, he recovers 32 - 66 (+2.0 each level) health and 3.25-7.50 mana (+0.25 each level).

Pre level 6 you should concentrate last hitting and farming.. is it worth harrasing you should do it. it is easy with feral scream. but you can do a combo withandjust remember that rupture has a 0.75 sec delay and is very easy avoided..

when reaching level 6 do the math.. dos your combo kill your enemy? if not feast minions, your aim is to always have 6 stacks...

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Your Job in teamfights is a hybrid one! You are both a tank and a nuker! You shuld use your two CC spells ( Feral Scream and Rupture) to stop the majority of the enemy team to get to your back line of teammates, aka mages and ranged carries!
But at the same time you shuld use your Feast to kill of critical targets!
try to hit your combo so you knock up the carries or the ranges ( depending on the enemy team setup) and make them useless in about 3 seconds

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Pros / Cons

- Good farmer
- Good tank
- Good silencer
- Slows
- Can do epic damage
- Easy to handle

- Rupture is easy to avoid
- Hard to kill ranged heroes if they hit and run.

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still in progress.... hard to test with 3 hour queue all the time -.-

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Ranked Game

in ranked game i normaly buy things likeFrozen Heart andPhilosophers Stone but this arent always needed in normal game

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This is one of my first builds so plzz comment and help me to improve thx :D

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History of Cho

There is a place between dimensions, between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To those that truly know, however, it is called the Void. Despite its name, the Void is not an empty place, but rather the home of unspeakable things - horrors not meant for minds of men. Cho'Gath is a creature born of the Void, a thing whose true nature is so awful most will not speak its name. Its fellows have been poking at the walls that divide dimensions for a crack, a way into Runeterra, where they can visit their own personal paradise of horror upon the world. They are called the Voidborn, creatures so ancient and terrible that they have been removed from history altogether. It is rumored that the Voidborn command vast armies of unspeakable creatures on other worlds, that they were once driven from Runeterra by powerful magic lost to antiquity.

If such tales are true, then the rumors that follow must be equally true - that one day, the Voidborn will return. Even now, something dark stirs in Icathia, perverting the summoning rituals of the League to allow the presence of Cho'Gath. It is an alien creature of malice and violence, a thing that causes all but the most stalwart to cringe in fear. Cho'Gath even appears to feed on its predations, growing and swelling as it gorges itself. Worse yet, the creature is intelligent, perhaps greatly so, making most wonder how such a monster could be contained. Fortunately, the power of the League's summoning has confined Cho'Gath's presence exclusively to the League of Legends. It is here that summoners use Cho'Gath's Voidborn abilities to help decide the fate of Runeterra. The Terror of the Void knows what fate it would choose for Runeterra, given half the ch