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Cho'Gath Build Guide by Matyezda
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Choose Champion Build:
[MID] AP Carry
++8 ability haste
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
patch 8.19: Ban him, the buffs he got are straight up BS: bonus armor pen and damage.
Dodge his ablities- if he doesn't get a lead, he'll be useless later on.
She has good poke, but an early bramble west shuts her down.
Vayne top is the worst thing that has happened to humanity. Go in after she used Q
Dodge the returning part of his E and you'll be ok.
Both of you scale incredibly well into the lategame. Get a bramble west and fight early.
Tank V. Tank. Wet noodle slapping. You have similar damage, but you outscale her.
Tankbuster. After he has his 2 crit items (P.D. and I.E., his crits will deal 30% true damage)
Even more of a tankbuster than Trynda. If he's good, you're doomed, otherwise he'll outplay himself.
Max. health% execute ult counters you :/
OK matchup- if you have enough stacks, you'll just laugh at her cute damage.
one of the best matchups. You outscale him really hard
He has a stronger lvl 1 and be careful with trading-he has nice damage and can block yours with his W.
He struggles against AP champs.
Limit trading- he's a manaless champion with a Warmog passive.
His helicopter move is annoying- limit trading with him,especially with his passive stacks.
You both dive the enemy carries
While they are all busy hitting you,he can deal his damage
Threats & Synergies
If he knows what he's doing, he'll counterjungle you and make your life miserable.
"Lategame hypercarry" Not in YOUR jungle!
Early on,he's going to try and counterjugnle, ask laners to help.
Don't contest scuttlecrab, just go on farming.
He's scaling better than you (wtf) Unless you get him behind, you can't do much.
He's great at dueling. Build an early bramblevest against him.
OK He's not getting you,he's aiming for your ADC.
Don't even dream about scuttlecrab.
Nunu & Willump
He's pretty overtuned in my opinion- try to dodge his W.
She has good moblity. Save your W until you see her charging her Q.
[JNG]: Dive Cho is taking Predator. If you need to play a more peeling role,you can take Guardian .
[MID]:You have to play like an assassin- so build like one!
Gargoyle stoneplate double your bonus and base health, but doesn't cut down your ultimate's damage: at level 16 your ult will deal 650(base dmg)+[270(runes)+400(R.Glory)+400(Randuin/Dead Man's)+350(MR item)+160*(6+feasts stacks from minions)]*1/5 true damage to your enemy. This equals to a mininal damage of 1100- but I'm sure you'll have some stacks from enemies as well, thus further increasing the ultimate's damage.
Spirit Visage isn't a great items on Cho'Gath becaus of the simple fact that he doesn't utilize its passive of increasing incoming healing very well.