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Cho'Gath Statistics for Régis Robert

Author's performance with Cho'Gath compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
6
5
Win %
33
45
Kills
3.2
5.7
Assists
6.5
6.6
Deaths
5.5
5.5
KA:D Ratio
1.8
2.3
Gold Earned
9.8K
11.5K
Creep Score
127.2
144.7
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.pngDue to lack  of mobilty, Flash is a must-have to one combo one or two guys, or to survive an early gank.

12.pngTeleport is my main summoner spell. At top, you can't roam that much, the tp will allow you to gank the botlane and to secure a drake. Most of the time you're enemy won't have time to destroy your tower if you're quick enough.

14.pngIf you want to snowball hard. I dont like it, since these extra-dmg aren't necessary. A teleport is often more useful. Can be interesting if you face Vlad/Mundo and noone in your team has it.

3.png If you face something like Yasuo/Riven.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Depending of your playstyle, 18/0/12 if you play full ap. Fervor of battle is good too, you should try differents sets.
If you face a bruiser, take 12/18/0 with the Thunderlord, it works with your E. 
If you play full tank, 12/0/18 with Grasp of Undying.

Abilities Back to Top

E
W
Q
W
W
R
W
Q
W
Q
R
Q
Q
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
3
8
10
12
13
W
2
4
5
7
9
E
1
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16
MID/TOP FULL AP: R>W>Q>E
TOP TANK: R>E>Q>W

Passive: when you kill a minion/monster/champion, you recover some hp and mana. You can't be poked.
Rupture: a strong knock up, cannot be interrupted by a qss/cleanse, but it's hard to use. Try to W before landing the Q.
Feral Scream: your main spell. You can either push, poke your opponent and disengage. The manacost is quite high but with your passive and some dorans you can spam it into minions. 
Vorpal Spikes: you got boosted auto attacks, and you can hit in aoe. Can be toggled if you don't want to push, or if you under an enemy tower. With this, you have a very good lvl 1.
Feast: Tons of true damage. At 6 you can usually do 70% of your enemy hp with one combo. You can choose to stack it on minions or Rift Scuttler, as you want. It's also super effective vs drake and nashor. During a fight, use it after your combo W>Q>AA, so you can surprise your ennemy, or during the silence duration.
The animation isn't instant, so be careful they can flash out before you eat them.
One more tip, usually people always want to kill someone with it. You don't have to. During a fight you can early Feast a tank or bruiser to force a focus. 



If you go full ap 
I max W over Q because of the silence duration, moreover Q is harder to land. Maxing E is a bit weird, the damage aren't interesting.


At lvl1 you take E and push to get the lvl 2 before your opponent. You can try to fight him at lvl 1, you should win the E boost is really strong, even more if you fight in your minions.

At lvl 2 you may take the W, and poke him. 

At lvl 5, look your experience. Calculate your damage on a combo ( don't forget the enemy mr, so understimate a bit your damage) and prepare your burst. When you hit 6 try to Flash>W>Q>AA>R, most of the times you have enough damage to take the kill. You don't necessary need the flash. Oh, and be careful about the enemy jungler.



At that point you should try to dominate the lane. If this is the case, you can :
1) Push the lane as much as you can, trying to harass your enemy. Take a pink ward.
2) Freeze the lane and deny your enemy. 

1) if you want to roam quickly, to take the enemy buff or gank the midlane/botlane. You can win the game alone.
2) if you face a lategame champion, or else all the lanes are winning.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    90% of the time. You're confident
    Vs Riven or panth, high AD dmg.
    High pressure, you want to safely farm.

Core Items

    2 or 3 dorans at the first back OR blasting wand if you go ROA
    Depends of the enemy, you grab one of these. Twin Shadows are underestimated. Rabadon if you roll on your opponent.
    Lucidity if you need cdr and you're behind.
    Rush Roa if they have a lot of damage
    Always buy a pink when you back, you can trap enemies=easy win. At 9 take the blue trinket
    Most of the time, my late game build.
    TANK SET, OP SPLITPUSH.

Situational Items

    If you're behind, you should build a bit tankier. Peel for your carries.
    Works very well with the Rylai. It's ok when the enemy team is tanky and the fights are long.
    Good item, works with AA.
    If you're poked to death and you can't farm properly even under tower. Underestimated.
    If there is no tank in my team and i face something like Yasuo
    The slow is totally op
    <3 <3 <3
Starter
1056_32.png I always take this. Hp, AP, mana regen, all you need. 
1029_32.png If you know you'll have a bad time at top, you're facing a snowballing ad champion (Riven..)
2033.pngLot of poke, you are weak early game. You know you'll buy a lot of pots.

First back
Get 2x or 3x1056_32.png (3 is a maximum) and 1001_32.png. You're tanky, you can start pushing your lane without issues. Take a ward if you have 75 or 100gold. Or else you take a 1026.png and start the Roa.
At lvl 9, evolve your trinket to get a free sighstone. You can't be gank anymore, the lane is free. 

If you win your lane:
The enemy is melee & squishy, you buy a 3092.pngto catch and kill him all day long. 100%hitrate with your Q. 
The enemy is ad, buy a 3157_32.png
The enemy team is super squishy, buy a 3089_32.png and you can easily snowball.


If you lose your lane:
Stack your ult, you just try to last it the creeps; buy a ROA 3027_32.png first. You'll still be weak.
Then you buy a 3157_32.png or 3001_32.png. If they do not have %hp damage, buy a 3116_32.png.
You eat too much harass, you need more regen hp: 3152.png.


Items i rarely build:
3020_32.png3136_32.png You have crazy AP ratio, flat magic pen isn't worth.
3100_32.png You have too long cd on your spells, if you want to autoattack a lot take the Nashor tooth.
3041_32.png Even if you're fed, Cho isn't a safe champion
3025_32.png Not enough AP


If you're behind or you feed:
Simply go full tank, you will be a pain and peel for you carries.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • LeBlanc
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Hard
  • Riven
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

+You push easily, preventing her to roam

+She can't survive your burst
+Stay in your minions in order to avoid her E

-She has sustain
-She can easily dodge your burst if she has ult
-She is a great follower in case of gank

=Freeze during the early phase, once you got a roa and boots you can start pushing and warding the river. If she gank, be ready to use your 12.png or if it is on cooldown take the tower.
During a teamfight, keep your silence for her R in and peel for you adc if you're not fed.

VS

Anivia

Medium
+She is weak early game (low hp, manavore, no escape)
+She isn't good for ganking the other lanes
+Predictable Q
+You have sustain against her poke

-Once she get her tog and a blue buff she won't quit the lane
-Lot of cc and good follower in case of gank
-If she go tank/ap, will be hard to kill
-Strong in jungle fights

=Push her to her tower, she will miss some cs or else burn her mana. Get pink and ward the river, tell your jungler to counter her blue or to trap. You should do a 3027.png>3009.png>3092.png. Don't let her gank!
During lategame you should try to splitpush (or your toplaner) since she is too strong during a siege
Keep your W or Q when she ult, and ult her before the egg form.

VS

Annie

Medium

+If your Q hit you can kill her

+You push better than her
+You have sustain and she hasn't

-Crazy AOE burst
-She can zone you
-Hard to counter during a teamfight

=Silence her before she stun you, you should kill her during the early game. Push to force her to use her mana and her passive for the minions. Get a 3027.png>3001.png>3111.png, ward the river and don't let her gank the other lanes. If she killed you once you should play passively and focus on countergank. 
During late game, you can win the game if your team ward well and try to trap. Don't let them engage or else manage to predict where she will flash and Q it.

VS

Azir

Hard

+If you manage to catch him you kill him

+You have sustain he hasn't
+Predictable escape (Q it !!)

-He isn't played anymore (Seriously, didn't see him since 2015)
-Long range poke
-His ult is gamebreaker

=Get 2003.png, lot of 2003.png and farm under your tower. Ask for a gank and get a 3092.png . 

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

+She is squishy

+No spellvamp during the early game

-Too much poke for you
-Is super strong 1v2
-If one Q hit, run
-Lot of movespeed

=When she land the ult try to not face her (hard to do). Do a 3027.png>3092.png/3001.png, you can even try to do a 3152.png. Don't push too much and focus on the cs, you may need the blue buff to easily farm with Q+W.
During a teamfight try to predict where she will flash in and W or Q it. Keep your flash for her, and don't stay packed with your team. 

VS

Darius

Medium

+Long range farm

+He will try to deny you early game. To counter that, stay into your minions, wait for a Q from him -> your lane is pushed.
+Often play with an 14.png, so snowball the botlane with your TP

-Good at 1v2
-Too much lifesteal
-Slow and grab are strong

=Get 3027.png>3068.png>3512.png or something like this, if you can't 1v1 him you can force him to depush while you fight with your team. During a teamfight peel for your carrys and use carefully your ult.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

+Weak early game, you can zone him

+You outpoke/burst him til his first or second item
+You'll probably be more useful than him during the fights

-It's useless to poke him post6
-Huge slow
-Hard to 1v1 during the late game

=Zone Mundo during the early game, he will try to farm with this Q (you can even protect the minion) and freeze as much as possible. Keep your teleport for a deadly gank bot OR take an ignite if your team hasn't. 

VS

Ekko

Easy

+He is weak early game

+No sustain and poor poke
+He is melee and you outdamage him

-Annoying ult
-Lot of mobility
-Very annoying ult

=You have to dodge his W if he set up a gank. Perma-harass him with AA or W, and keep your R after his ult.

VS

Fiora

Hard

You should have ban her.

Rip.
Roa then Tabi ninja, you can still try to poker her if she doesn't build lifesteal. With your jungler you can kill her.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Don't 1V1 him, depush with your spells. If he catch you, RIP. Go tanky and take some mr since he deals mostly ap.

VS

Galio

Medium

+You can easily cancer his ult

+He is weakest during the laning phase
+You deal more

-Hard to kill
-More mobility
-Tankier

=Try to zone him early game, deny him. If he W, don't auto-attack or else he will be healed. Get some HP or a Frostqueen for the slow.

VS

Gangplank

Medium

He pokes, you sustain. He can't cleanse your Q. he can clean the wave quickly, so focus his barrel.

VS

Gnar

Medium
+He is squishy, easily killable
+His jump is predictable, land a Q on it

-Awful poke
-Too much slow
-If he go tanky, you can't 1V1 him

=The early game will be rude, but Gnar is super squishy. Last hit under your tower, dont overextend, and try to land some W on him. LVL 3 you can trade him with a combo and he may be midlife. At 6 you can kill him again and again.
The main issue is the Gnar late game -> if he goes full tank you won't be able to kill him and he will push h24.

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium
+Very squishy
+He always push, you easily depush and it's safe for you

-He can manage to poke you to death, in this case you can do a Wota
-Weird stun area
-Push faster than you

=Consider ulting his buffed tower during fights. During a fight, try to silence him before his zhonya. If he only spitpush, get a bannier of command and a zzrot.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

He will try to kill you at lvl 2/3 and 6. Dont let him AA you, his passive is a pain. Try to waveclear and dont let him the opportunity to E>Q you. 

VS

Jax

Medium

Try to deny him during the early game, don't let him farm. He will be dangerous once he got his trinity, keep in mind his third hit deals a lot.

VS

Jayce

Easy

He will try to poke you, but if you're good enough it shouldn't be an issue. Once you got 6 you can kill him. During the teamfights a silence can ruin his all in.

VS

Katarina

Easy

+You outpoke her

+You sustain too much
+Zoning

-She will probably gank or trap your jungler
-Can be deadlier in fights
-Mobility

=During the laning, zone her and poke&farm with your W. Once you catch her with your Q, burst her face. During the midgame, push her so she can't gank top or bot. And during a fight, keep your silence for her ult.

VS

Kayle

Easy

Kayle will try to bully you early game -> she will push the wave, you can last hit ans sustain peacefully. Poke her with your silence, and you can trade her when she is oom.

At 6 you can burst her, be careful with her ult. W>Q and try to ult while she's silenced.

At mid/late game with some cdr she can easily kite you, don't chase.

VS

Kennen

Medium
+Squishy
+If you manage to silence/zone him during a teamfight, you win
+He shouldn't be able to kill you

-Lot of poke and deny
-More utility than you
-Deadly ganks

=Kennen has too much mobility for you, don't land Q without W. Stay near minions to dodge his Q, and always get an eye on his passive W.  Q+passive+W and you're stunned, it's hard to approach him.
During teamfights try to silence him when he flash in, if you do it successful he's dead.

VS

LeBlanc

Easy

+You have AOE damage, so always W when she dash in. 

+Best farmer
+Sustain

-Too much mobility
-Hard laning
-Good ganker

=Care early game, try to survive. Silence when she dash in and land a Q on her mark. During fight stay near your adc/apc and peel for them, she won't be able to do anything. Always get a pink with you for her passive.

VS

Lissandra

Easy
+You outsustain/poke her
+Silence her when she E in = win
+Farm lane

-If her jungler gank you're probably dead
-Frustrating escape
-Be careful if she TP bot

=She will try to poke you, but you don't care. Keep your silence for her escape.
During teamfights if you can silence her before she ult, you win.

If she hurts too much, take an 3001_32.png and get 3111_32.png

VS

Malphite

Easy

He will try to let you push, so freeze and deny the cs. He can't poke you, he can't burst you, just care about the jungler. 

VS

Maokai

Hard

This champion is broken. You can kill him at lvl 2/3 if you fight in your creeps. After that, just waveclear and roam.

VS

Nasus

Medium

+Not a hard lane

+You should be able to deny him
+If you manage to tp/gank you got it

-He out-everything late game
-He can safely farm under his tower
-Once he got 2 or 3 items you can't stop him anymore

=Don't push and freeze the lane so he can't farm and is exposed to ganks. Always think about his ult when your want to R him. Ask your jungler help so you can easily kill him/towerdive.

VS

Olaf

Medium

Olaf deal a lot, and in true dmg. Buy some HP (3027_32.png + 3047_32.png), and you should be tanky enough. He is killable, just care about his passive: the less hp he has, the more he deals.

VS

Pantheon

Easy

Start 2041_32.png or 1029_32.png, he will try to poke you to death. Let him zone you early game, miss some cs, but get xp. 

Buy 1 or 2 1056_32.png, then a 3191_32.png and you should be able to trade with him. 
You outscale him really hard, don't let him kills.

VS

Renekton

Medium

Start 1029_32.png, rush 1056_32.png and 3191_32.png. Don't overextend, you should outscale him.

VS

Rengar

Hard

He is weak before 6, you can zone him, deny him some cs. Stay near the cs to dodge the bolas. Rush a zhonya.

At +6 be careful, he can lanegank mid or you. He got a crazy powerspike. Always buy a pink. 

VS

Riven

Easy

I always take cho vs riven, because 99% of riven snowball in soloq.
Versus Riven, you just have to know one thing: do not die. She won't snowball and she will be useless.
Start 1029_32.png,and dont trade with her. Miss some cs, but get xp. Every time she try to combo you, silence her. Keep your Q for the "bigs" engages. She shouldn't be able to kill you, and in the meantime you poke her a lot. You can try to kill her when she's midlife.

If she try to poke you lvl 1, you can punish her with your E + 1 or 2 AA. 

VS

Shyvana

Medium

You can poke her during the first lvl, but she will quickly be tanky. Farm and os their adc.

VS

Singed

Easy

Singed is super squishy during the first levels. You will probably kill him. Don't fight in his creeps.

VS

Teemo

Easy

+He can't survive your burst

+Can't push quickly
+Low utility 

-Annoying poke
-2fast4u
-Mushrooms everywhere

=Safely farm during the early phase of the game and poke if possible with your W. If he cheese too much ask for your jungler help and destroy him. Once you get your first item you should be able to kill him. Always think about his passive, he can trap in a bush.

VS

Trundle

Medium

+He shouldn't put your out your lane

+Kitable

-Anti-tank ult + botrk
-Hard to 100-0

=You should stay near your tower and build tanky, consider a ZZ'rot .

VS

Tryndamere

Hard

Lot of damage, lot of mobility, op ult. Go tanky or else it's over. 

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy
+Super squishy
+Predictable lane mechanics
+So squishy

-He will gank, if it works your team will tilt
-Underestimated damage after some items
-OP splitpusher

=Always keep an eye on the map and ward the river. You can take a TP to follow his ult. Push so he can't tp. 

VS

Viktor

Medium

Lot of poke, a deadly ult. Consider buying twin shadows.

VS

Vladimir

Medium
+Squishy early game
+Can't quickly push before his Wota 
+Need a lot of items for being a real pain

-Good late
-Hard to poke
-OS him during a teamfight or else he gonna roll on you

=His poke can be annoying, so don't let him Q you. Look his E's stack, and always W then Q. (or else he will simply pool).

VS

Xerath

Medium

+If you catch him, he's dead

+Sustain

-Hard to catch
-You're more weak vs a jungler
-Maybe more useful for his team during late game

=You can't be poked to death, you can't reach him, it's even. He is super strong in the jungle's fights. Push and gank.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

You can active his shield with your E.

During a fight/trade, Q on you.
You outsustain him.
Don't push too much.

VS

Zed

Medium
+You can farm without being exposed once you got one item
+Some disengage
+Silence once he ult and he should be dead during a fight

-Not that easy to poke
-He can easily towerdive you 
-Crazy roaming/snowball

=Pick an exhaust, and start cloth armor. He will probably try to kill you at 6  so be ready to silence + rupture him. You should rush a zhonya.

VS

Ziggs

Medium

+If you catch him, he's dead

+Sustain


-Hard to catch
-You're more weak vs a jungler
-Maybe more useful for his team during late game

=You can't be poked to death, you can't reach him, it's even. He is super strong in the jungle's fights.

Pros & Cons Back to Top

Pros
-good laning
-crazy engage
-underestimated burst
-op silence
-AOE damage
-naturally tanky
-if you're behind, you can still peel for your team
-during teamfight, easily kill a bruiser ( ie vi) or force a focus
-great splitpusher
-swag
-great counter-engage (vs Lissandra, Leblanc...)
Cons
-don't miss your Q
-high cooldowns
-ultimate isn't instant (your enemy can flash)
-easily focused early game/no escape

General playstyle Back to Top

  • Most of the time during the first 3 levels I push the wave, but I always stay near my minions.
  • Once you hit lvl 3, you can burst your opponent. W>Q>AA and then run away. Don't use all your mana in case you're ganked. 
  • At lvl 5 prepare your lvl 6 burst. Calculate your damage, and eventually flash in W>Q>AA>R. Most of the time it's enough if you poked before. Or else you can stack your ult if you want to be tankier.
  • Most of the time you can waveclear with 1 or 2 AA and W. You're free to roam or to push the enemy tower. 
  • The evolved trinket lvl 9 is OP (the blue one). Once you get it ou can't be ganked anymore, so always rush it. You can try to ward in the enemy jungle if you feel confident. Cho is good at counter jungling.
  • Usually people want to take the kill with Feast. You don't necessary have to. By ulting someone, you force the focus on him.
  • During the midgame/teamfights, even if you have tons of HP you're still squishy. Try to identify who you must silence, who you should zone with your Rupture. If you're fed, Q>Flash>W>R is enough to kill the adc or apc. It's easier than expected to land a Q during the chaos of a fight.
  • If you're behind, peel for you adc/apc. A Feast on a tank is still useful.
  • If you build tanky, try to zone the adc/apc while your backline kill their frontline. 
  • Cho Gath is super strong for a trap.
  • Keep an eye on the map: a tp bot is deadly and most of the time you can take a drake after that.
  • Push, then do the golem or wraiths with the ult: your enemy won't knows your ult's cd.
  • At 6 you can oneshot a riftwalker.
  • If you have a full wave, stay near the cs. They deal huge amount of damage and with your E you can deal tons of damage.
  • If you play full tank, optimize your splitpush. You can't be killed in lane.

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