Cho'Gath Build Guide by Vandenelis
66% winrate chogath to platinum (dedicated matchup section)By Vandenelis | Updated on February 18, 2021
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Runes: better scaling runes
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
your passive lets you regenerate hp from his q poke, but he can win trades if he uses ground slam on you, since it will reduce your attack speed to basically none. scales evenly with you
he will play against you aggressively, to win trades against him you got to play in your minion wave, and dodge his q sweet spots, trading like this you can win against aatrox since level 1
try to not get poked for free, don't step up to minions unless you gotta last hit them, you win trades if she gets hit by your minions, generally try not to die till level 6, after that, you can kill her if you have a lead on her post level 6 you can generally just run her down for a kill
Watch out for her level 1 trades, since she can kill you in one chace to the tower. you win trades if you can hit her with your e without soaking too much damage in lower elo when a riven starts spamming jumps on you press q to cancel her knock-up, after that, you can damage her with your e, and silencing her with w so she cant stun you, generally try not to die till level 6, after that, you can kill her if you have a lead on her post level 6 you can generally just run her down for a kill
try to punish her with your e when she walks up for a minion. if she tries fighting back, try to kite her to your wave, you win trades if you get free poke on her or if you go for a long trade, and break her passive shield If you knock her up when she has a grappling hook going into the wall, after the knock-up, she will still pull herself next to the wall.
try to not get poked hard pre level 3 then go for an all in, later into the game don't 1v1 her since she will just permanently kite you with her slows
just eat him and get free stacks
my favorite champ to ban, you can't really beat him in a 1v1 in any stage of the game, he wins both extended and short trades early with his bleed passive, when he gets black cleaver he will shred your armor, and be able to kill you with his ult later, if you don't ban or dodge him, try to farm up, and focus him down later into the teamfights
you win longer trades against him, rush bramble vest early, he will generaly just stand behind minions and use his cleaver to farm, if he decides to do this dont fight him, since he can kite you out. If he is farming like this, concider blocking cannon minions with your body, so he cant kill them
another good champ to ban, if she parries your q or w she will stun you, she does % true damage with her ult and her passive so try to not get damaged in those spots. to trade against her use w when she does not expect, then use q so she cant parry it, using q gives her a lot of time to react to your skillshot. Also keep in mind she can parry your ult negating her damage
he can bully you out hard early, if he goes grasp and spams his q on you, you can heal back with your passive, watch out for his early all in and him eating an orange and healing back hp when you are ulting him
if you take short trades against him and heal back later you will in, if he tries to all in you kite him to your wave. reset his healing passive by poking him long range with one of your abilities, later on he can kill you with his ultimate when you are at about 40% of your max hp
try to not take a lot of damage before level 3, then try to bait out his dash, and when it is on cooldown all in him. Stay away from his mega form, since it is stronger than you early. you win 1v1 against him if you get in range of his melee form.
don't fight her when she has full stacks. when she gets her vampiric scepter she can heal from no hp to full hp in one to two waves, so if you want to kill her then you have to run her down, later on she cant kill you because of your tankyness
don't fight him when he has full auto attack stacks. he can all in you when you are at 50% hp until you get bamis cinder. you can run him down later, until he gets ruined king sword, since it does 10% of your current hp, when he gets it avoid taking 1v1 fights against him. When he uses his e (stun spin) he can block your auto attacks, but your e still does damage
she is weak before level 6 try to beat her up as much as you can until then, it becomes harder to kill her when she gets ranged at level 6. after she gets 1-2 items she can melt you so you should avoid fighting her past that point
stay behind your minions and try to farm up, if he walks up to you you can win trades, but generally he outruns you, so you cant kill him unless you get ganked, I recommend just farming and ulting minions until team-fights
dodge his q (bear trap) early and you should be fine. later on he is likely to use shield giving items like gargoyle stone plate when he gets knocked out of of his mount, so if he is itemizing shield giving item, I recommend saving your ult for someone else
don't stand between him and your minions, so you don't get hit by his q. Generally in lane you will get equal trades, and both of you will be able to back up and recall without getting killed, so the only way to kill him is by getting ganked by your jungle. I recommend using your ult on cooldown on minions to get free stacks
his q and e have long cooldowns early, so if you dodge those spells you can win trades early. in the midgame, he does a lot of damage to you, so you should just look for farm. In the late game you win 1v1 against him.
you beat him in a 1v1 early. try to not let him farm minions for free since he gets more damage the more things he kills with his q. If you let him hit minions for free then don't trade against him since he has a lot of lifesteal from level 1
will slow you and make you feel like it is impossible for you to move, you can kill her in a 1v1, but if she has a support with cc near her she will just won't let you move until you die
you can beat him if he runs out of mana, if he does not buy corrupting pot, then he might kill you level 1 with his axes. if he runs out of mana, you should be equal in the lane, if a jungle ganks you and you get a kill, while he has none, you win the lane. if you have a lead after level 6 you should beat him hard.
he deals a lot of damage with his w and r since it does 12-18% of your max hp scaling with level. you can 1v1 him only before level 2 so just farm up in early and wait for teamfights
currently, he is op you win trades only if you cc and then hit him and run away. Try to farm up and play for early game. don't stay in lane if you are low since his q does more damage to low hp targets
you win short trades against her as long as she does not pick up her shield or not throw you into the wall early. Late game you win 1v1 against her and are more useful than her in team fights
slows, stuns, walls. she makes it almost impossible to reach a target for you in team fights, if someone with cc is helping her you cant really move at all
you can't win trades against him if he knows what he is doing. But he can't do damage unless you walk into the range of his turrets. So you should be able to just farm up early. he gets increased movement speed near his turrets, so if your jungle is ganking and you miss your cc then just fall back and stop the gank, since a good Heimerdinger could kill you both when you don't have cc
if you dodge his dash and q early you win, if he hits them he will get a lot of damage on you and you won't be able to trade back.
a lane bully you can't really fight. if he tries to bully you both are in your minions, then cc him when he attacks you and your minions will do more damage to him than he will do damage to you. You can kill him in a 1v1 after level 9 and your first item. you can just run at him for a kill after your second item.
kills you about 10 times faster than other champs in the late game. Try to cc him while your team focuses him down, use w first so he can't use q and become invincible while you use your q.
you can start wining trades at level 3. you can't win if she can use her abilities, so don't trade if you can't cc her. you win against her in the late game
steals a bit of armor from you
bullies you hard in the early game. Can 1v1 you if has a lead later on since he reduces your armor with his e and black cleaver if he buys it
use q under yourself when he is about to jump on you from a bush. In this way you can guarantee to cc him. if you don't trade constantly you just out sustain him in the lane.
just don't get burned for free and you win.
don't get damaged too much early levels and all in him in level 3. he has big poke but not a lot of consistent damage. His mana runs out fast in the early game
you can win early against him by taking short trades. He does do % of your max hp with his q and % of your bonus hp with his r. So in team fights take care of where you and he position, since if he throws you into your team, he can basically take out at least 50% of your squishier teammates hp
he wins trades if he passes his sword through you early. you win against him as long as he does not all In you. you can stop his ultimate teleport by using your w on him. He does % of your max hp with his q empowered auto attacks. You scale evenly
just don't chase him, and hit him with aa when he walks up. you should win by doing just this. If he decides to proxy waves, then just ignore him and farm up
generally just a farm lane, you can cancel his q with your w, using your q takes too much time, so your q won't cancel his q. if he goes tank you scale evenly. If he goes assassin you can kill him since level 9 and bully him later on.
I have not seen skarner top in the last 1000 games so I can't tell you much about this matchup
you cant trade against her unless you cc her. start trying to trade against her from level 3. If you cc her she cant run away from you bc of your slows
stay healthy until level 3 and after that just go for extended trades.
can heal up half of his hp with one spell so ulting him is unreliable. Can steal your ult and get ult stacks increasing his own hp.
he is probably the strongest 1v1 extended trade dueler in the early game. So just take short trades and kite him, if he is in your wave you can take the trade. He falls off hard In the late game team fights
stay healthy until level 3 and go for an extended trade then if you still have a lot of hp. don't auto-attack him with e when he blinds you
his ults steals your stats and he shreds tanks. watch out for his level 1 all in since it can kill you or leave you with low hp
can kill you in a single all In in levels 1-3 if playing with ignite and gets lucky with crits.
deals % max hp with his passive. try to not take free poke and dodge his e in the early game. You can't really trade, so you should farm up and wait for the late game. If he builds divine sunderer and black cleaver he can kill you in the late game.
try to farm in the lane. Later on, try to cc her in team fights. When she is low, flash and ult her. you can't 1v1 her at any point in the game unless you are ahead, and you hit your q
try to not take too much poke before level 3. ask for ganks and such after level 3. If he has phase rush, the correct way to trade him is to let him poke you to proc it, fall back, and when it is on cooldown then go for a long trade.
you cant win if he trades back, go for q into e with grasp into falling back combo, try to freeze wave near your turret and farm up until the late game. Watch out when ulting him since his ult increases his hp temporarily
a lot of lifesteal, try to silence him before ulting him so he can't heal himself when you ult him. if you place your q under yourself right when he is about to ult you, you can cancel the ult in the second it starts. tank ww can kill you even at a level/item disadvantage
avoid using all of your spells on his clone, if you trade auto attacks you win, if he all-ins you can win as long as you don't get hit by him and his clone at the same time, eating his clone gives you champion ult stacks.
strong early, you can take down his shield with poke of your e spikes. you can win short trades as long as you don't get hit by his tornado.
this champ has 3 dashes and a movement speed increase, he is extremely hard to hit spells on and deals a lot of damage, but he is squishy so you should be able to 1v1 him in the late game.
deals % hp max damage, with insane range, so you can't reach him, the only thing you can do is hope your team kills him before he starts melting you.
you can cancel his e jump if you q in the place he will land, you can also cancel it by w him before he starts the jump
can ult enemies and set you up to be able to hit a massive cc
if you eat a soul she draws from a champion you get champion ult stacks
his ult is a live saver, can cc enemies making it easy for you to hit skilshots
he spawns bushes, when you are in a bush and enemies can't see you, and that makes your q invisible so they can't dodge it.
if she binds you, she can ult you into the enemies, helping you with your imobility
gives movement speed
makes you bigger :D
you both have the same ultimate, but he can ult a few people at a time, his ultimate deals more damage than yours does until level 16
can teleport you into the enemy team, solving your mobility problem
gives you heals, mobility, damage, and even more cc
gives you a lot of movement speed, stuns enemies, and can give you guardian angel.
Champion Build Guide
According to porofessor app, I am 500 rank chogath worldwide and the 87th chogath player in eune.
+Good early game sustain with Carnivore
+It takes 20-30 seconds to kill you late game
+A lot of different cc ( Rupture Feral Scream Vorpal Spikes)
-weak early game
-relies on his team to provide a part of the damage
-needs ult stacks to do damage and have a lot of hp
RUPTURE (Q): Ruptures the ground at target location. After a delay of 0.5 seconds, enemies are launched into the air for 1 second, dealt 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+100% of ability power) magic damage, and have their movement speed slowed by 60% for 1.5 seconds.
Usage: lets you cc enemies, letting you either run away or catch up to them, can also let you attack them without taking any damage back. If you use this spell from a place enemies don't have vision then it becomes invisible to the enemies. this spell can cancel most dashes, so you should use it on yourself when enemies are about to dash on to you.
FERAL SCREAM (W): After 0.5 seconds, Cho'Gath screams in a cone in front of him, silencing enemies for 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 seconds and dealing 75 / 125 / 175 / 225 / 275 (+70% of ability power) magic damage.
Usage: silences enemies making them unable to cast spells,when enemies are silenced you should use your Feast and possibly Rupture, making them unable to avoid your ultimate damage.
VORPAL SPIKES (E):
Cho'Gath's next 3 basic attacks have 50 bonus range and launch a volley of spikes in a line, dealing 22 / 37 / 52 / 67 / 82 (+30% of ability power) (+ 3% of target's maximum health (+ 0.5% per Feast stack)) magic damage and applying a 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% slow that decays over 1.5 seconds to enemies hit.
Vorpal Spikes resets Cho'Gath's autoattack timer.
Usage: this spell acts as an aa reset, letting you aa twice in a row. this spell is your main source of damage since it does 3% of your max hp (+0.5% of your max hp per ultimate stack. It provides a slow which does not let enemies run away from you, and if you combine this spell with Feral Scream, enemies can not dodge your Rupture
FEAST (R): After 0.5 seconds, Cho'Gath devours an enemy unit, dealing 300 / 475 / 650 (+50% of ability power) (+10% of bonus health) true damage. Against non-champions, the base damage is increased to 1000. If the target is killed, Cho'Gath grows, gaining 80 / 120 / 160 extra health. Each stack of Feast gives Cho'Gath 4.9 / 6.2 / 7.5 attack range, up to 49 / 62 / 75 bonus range.
Cho'Gath can only gain 6 stacks from minions and non-epic monsters, but Feast can stack infinitely.
Usage: this is your main tool to scale since it gives you max hp and damage the more stacks you have. try to use Feast as soon as it comes off cooldown. If you can kill them, then start fighting them before your Feast comes off cooldown, and you should be able to use it as soon as it comes off cooldown, if you can't kill an enemy in the soon future, then get stacks from minions, since each stack is worth 213-427gold(depending on ultimate level)in health (it also gives damage with your e)
Grasp of the Undying this is gonna be your main rune choice since it deals 4% of your max hp as ap damage and it gives 2% of your max hp when you deal damage with it. and it gives 5 more max hp every time you use it.
Aftershock might also be a viable choice, it makes you do less damage, but enemies deal less damage to you after you used Rupture or Feral Scream on them. You also end up having a 50-200 less max hp in the late game.
Demolish it helps you do more damage to the turrets, since it does 35%of your max hp as additional damage you can deal half of the turrets hp in one hit.
Conditioning helps you scale into the late game since it increases your armor and Mr by 5%. To help you survive lane you can either use Bone Plating it gives you more survivability against all in champions or Second Wind which helps you against ranged poke champions.
Overgrowth also helps you scale into the late game by giving you max hp when jungle camps or minions die near you. It also gives 3.5% max hp when a total of 120 minions have died near you
Triumph gives you 12% of your max hp heal and 20 gold after a champion kill. this rune saves me almost every game especially after a turret dive letting you survive an additional turret shot.
Legend: Alacrity gives stacks, which give you additional attack speed. letting you use up your Vorpal Spikes faster.
Legend: Tenacity gives stacks, which makes cc last shorter, letting you move more freely
Biscuit Delivery lets you use more spells early game, and gives you additional mana early game
Approach Velocity lets you fallow after enemies you cc.