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Cho'Gath Build Guide by ddieguito_es

Middle Chogath Mid, the knockup god [13.8] Detailed matchups

Middle Chogath Mid, the knockup god [13.8] Detailed matchups

Updated on April 26, 2023
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Runes: Default runepage

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Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Tenacity/Slow Resist


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The one and only.
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

Chogath Mid, the knockup god [13.8] Detailed matchups

By ddieguito_es

I suck at making guide chapters, so here is a mindmap about Cho'Gath in the Midlane. You can also see the image here if it isn't shown properly.

Here's the picture.


Why Hail of Blades?

Basically. Cho gets close with its Q knockup to enemies + approach velocity. This causes it to be close to enemies and proc E. 3 autos with E are devastating in an enemy. In the early game, you can leave someone less than half hp just by Q + getting close + HoB autos. It is also a decent rune late, since it makes it easier for you to lower people's healthbar.

Why Inspiration? Shouldn't you take Resolve?

You must have the Approach Velocity rune if you're playing mid lane. It helps you getting close to enemies. Remember: you search shorter trades (and 3 procs in E) in the mid lane since enemies are way more squishy.

Why Demonic first instead of an AP mythic into tank?

Demonic synergyzes well with your kit (more AP based in max HP). You don't need the AP mythics, because they will make you too squishy, and you get the damage they bring and even higher with a Demonic Embrace first. Jak'Sho and Heartsteel are as well two amazing items, compared to the AP alternatives that Cho'Gath has.

Why Jak'Sho sometimes? Isn't Heartsteel OP in the meta and better with Cho?

As I explain in the buildpath, Jak'Sho gives you a TON of resistances [30 + 20 Armor + MR (mythic passive), +24 Armor + MR (passive) + around 50 armor and 40 MR if you have 8 stacks] That is 174 Armor and MR (lategame) plus the max HP drain.

Compared to Heartsteel, this item might give you a bonus of 2000 HP late game plus a ton of damage, but RIP your resistances. Also, if you have no resistances and the enemies build BOTRK (oh god, what an item vs Cho), it will be more effective as you'll lack armor and you'll have more HP. It is also 200g more expensive and IMO, the buildpath is way worse.


Why shouldn't you build the default full AP build with Cho'Gath?

There's a few reasons why:
1 - You're obviously squishy, as you lack armor, MR and you'll have of course less HP
2 - As you rank up, people dodge your spells easily.
3 - It falls off late game. Champs are "faster" and have more ways to dodge your util, plus your damage won't be THAT high.
4 - Tankier builds allow you to do a ton of damage and still tank so much. It's wasting the champ's potential.
5 - It is useless against tanks and bad vs very mobile champions / assassins that can 100-1 you in a few secs.
6 - You risk having a way harder mid-game and laning phase.
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