Cho'Gath Build Guide by BaLoRi
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+12 Attack Damage or +20 Ability Power, Adaptive
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My name is BaLoRi, i am the Top 1 Cho'Gath in the world and My Rank is Diamond 1 (will soon reach Challenger) and in this guide you will learn my build what made me reach to the Elo i am right now easily!
With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Bronze-Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!
Feel free to copy my Runes-Masteries-Items and my Gamestyle from my youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori and reach any ELO you want!
Chogath with this build is easy, the only thing you need to do is to FOCUS on your farm, and care for Ganks.
Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!
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An introduction to Full Magic Penetration Build
With this build Cho'Gath become a really strong late game Assassin/Mage/Tank Champion. You will be able to deal 1200-1400 PURE Damage To any Champion with your Rupture and Around 1000 PURE Damage with your Feral Scream to Any Champion, your Basic attacks plus your Vorpal Spikes will do around 400 PURE Damage with Each hit to Any Champion plus the effect from Liandry's Torment and final your ULTI will do 1300 PURE Damage.
So you will have Insane damage but is it just this? No, it isnt. You wont just have Damage to call yourself an Assassin. You will have 5000-6000 HP At level 18, slow effects with each skills-Hits to add up to your ALREADY insane CC! Pure Damage-Stun-Slow-Silence the combination to carry yourself to the Challenger Elo with Ease.
Secret Behind Runes
With this build we focus on doing PURE DAMAGE with each skill not only with our ulti.
The ultimate rune page is here,
LOW CD ONLY 8 SEC (AT LEVEL 18) MATCH
PERFECTLY OUR Q CD AND DOING
100 EXTRA DAMAGE PLUS 20% AP!
ALSO WE CAN ACTIVATE BY JUST THROWING OUR Q NO
NEED TO FINISH THE FULL COMBO (LIKE THUNDERLORD'S)
SO WE POKE THEM WITH JUST Q^
THE ULTIMATE HAT
yOUR ULTIMATE'S CD IS REDUSED BY 5%.
AND BY 2% EACH TIME YOU USING YOUR ULTI.
SO WE WILL HAVE TOTAL:15% CDR AFTER 5 USES.
SOUNDS GOOD AND WORKS EVEN BETTER!
WHILE ABOVE 70% HEALTH,
GAIN UP TO +40 AP (BASED
SO, PERFECTLY MATCH OUR RANGE POKE STYLE! OUR FIRST COMBO WILL BE WITH FULL DAMAGE
YOUR NEXT ABILITY WILL
SETS YOUR ENEMY ON FIRE
DEALING 10-40 DMG
(BASED ON LEVEL)
CD: 20 SEC
HOW AWESOME IS THAT? WORKS PERFECTY WITH Liandry's Torment
WITH CC DEALS 12-30
BONUS TRUE DAMAGE(!)
COMBINE IT WITH EVERYTHING ELSE AND FEEL SORRY FOR THEM
HEAL FOR A PERCENTAGE OF
THE DAMAGE DEALT BY
HEALING: 2.5% + 2.5% FOR
EACH UNIQUE CHAMPION kill
(STACK) SO TOTAL: 15%
THANKS RIOT for that, SORRY TO
EVERYONE ELSE :D
Enjoy your free Elo my friends!
Secret Behind Items
Lets start with the Items and our Items Strategy. I come up with this build after hundreds of different combinations, to create this final build that cant lose vs ANYTHING and ANYONE!
You will always start with Doran's Ring and Health Pots its the most important item for our Build!
At your first back you will focus to have 800-1235 Gold, and you will buy 1 more Doran's Ring and 1 The Dark Seal plus either Boots of Speed or Amplifying Tome to add more Damage.
The next time you will go back you will buy Hextech Revolver this will add you INSANE burst damage so early in game together with your 2 Doran's Ring 1 The Dark Seal you will have Damage-Unlimited Mana-Health, everything that Cho'Gath Need to dominate any lane vs any match up possible.
Then you will go for Luden's Echo and then you will create the Hextech Protobelt-01.
The Luden's Echo will give you even more burst damage and it will activate the Arcane Comet when you doing Q-W at your target, together with just one Hit that will activate the Hextech Revolver you will do around 1500 Damage without even use your Ulti, the MID LANER and ADC will just die from Q-W, the tanky champions will die after your ulti.
The Hextech Protobelt-01 will give you extra mobility, think of it as your second and STRONGEST Flash, this item will do around 400 Damage with our build, add this to the damage above and you will see the damage to be unreal from this early.
Then you will create Liandry's Torment, it will give you MAGIC PENETRATION and together with the Sorcerer's Shoes you will have 53 MAGIC Penetration, at this point you doing PURE Damage to all NO-Tank Champions, and by using skills or Hits you doing 4% HP Damage from the Liandry's Torment
After that you will create Void Staff, by doing this you will finish your Full Magic penetration build, you will have 53flat and 35% Magic Penetration, no matter what the target is all of your skills and item effects will do PURE or even BONUS damage at really squishy targets, the damage output will be INSANE even without our last item!
As final item you can choose from the Following 2:
So your FULL BUILD will look like this:
My Strategy To Follow
Lets talk about the strategy here. To play with Cho'Gath inst only use his PURE Strength as your weapon, like any other WARS, at league you need to use your HEAD as well to win the game.
So lets talk about what you need to focus.
Creeps: The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion, dont be afraid to use your skills for last hits even at the 1 level.
Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now, focus on farm and you will be able to show your true Strength at the right time of the game.
Hide & Seek Strategy: You will always max your Q, even if you can't hit your enemy you will still max this skill. Rapture is the strongest skill of Cho'Gath even stronger than your ulti.
To make it Easier to hit my enemies, i come up with the Rengar style trick, its simple. just hid at the Bushes and make use of the FOG OF WAR, this way your enemy champion wont hear the Q sound or see your Animation Cast, with just this its almost certain that you will hit him and then kill him with your Combo.
See this strategy Live from one of my hundreds of videos:
At the time 9 minute and 24 second of the game you can see it clearly
Even if you wont kill your enemy, he will start losing focus from this strategy.
They wont be able to go close to cs, and lose EXP-FARM so after doing this a couple of times the game is yours.
Reason Behind My Spells
Lots of my Subs and followers from YouTube and social asking me "Why are you not playing with teleport TOP?"
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.
Im playing always with Flash and Ignite Top, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in theirselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.
Destroy your enemy not only by killing him but also by making him build TOO MUCH MR that he don't need.
All my tanky enemies building full MR Items, cant do anything else cause if they wont they will just die from me over and over again.
But by forcing them doing that the BEST WAY to counter them its to simple change lane, send your ADC TOP with your Support and go BOT 1vs2, after destroying TOP its the time to destroy BOT as well.
Doing something as simple as that you can change the ENTIRE balance of the game. The Full MR Tank top wont stand a chance vs the ADC and SUPPORT and their ADC and SUPPORT wont stand a chance vs the FULL Magic Pen You.
I did this countless of times and always winning the game at the end.
TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. You can be there by foot, or if you cant be there continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.
This is the entire strategy behind what i am always doing.
If you see my videos you will see that im right at what im saying above.
Move the Following Youtube video to 15 minute and you will see this strategy live: