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Counter Tips to Beat Cho’Gath


Cho’Gath

The Terror of the Void
Usually played top, rarely played mid and jungle

Cho’Gath Head Image

Abilities

Passive – Carnivore
Q –Rupture
W – Feral Scream
E – Vorpal Spikes
R – Feast

Counter Champions

Garen Cho’Gath Counter Champion
Kayle Cho’Gath Counter Champion
Jax Cho’Gath Counter Champion
Nocturne Cho’Gath Counter Champion
Fizz Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Counter Items

Maw of Malmortius Cho’Gath Counter Item
Blade of the Ruined King Cho’Gath Counter Item
Rylai's Crystal Scepter Cho’Gath Counter Item
Banshee's Veil Cho’Gath Counter Item
Spirit Visage Azir Counter Item

Introduction

Cho’Gath slowly plods over to your team, and you don’t feel scared. He’s a melee champ and you still have tons of distance between you two. Then you notice a circle under your feet.

Suddenly you’re launched into the air as he flashes under your turret and eats you. As you stare dumbfounded at your death timer, your team tries desperately to take down the monster. He laughs and walks away slowly, tanking your entire team.

As your team slowly whittles down his health bar, his team pops out of the brush and starts to charge. He walks away laughing to the top lane.

Cho’Gath is one of those ancient champions who comes in and out of the meta as items change, although he’s never truly terrible.

A Cho’Gath who gets ahead in the game is very tanky while still dealing tons of damage. However, it’s important to note that he’s not truly a tank.

He’s the equivalent of an AP bruiser, tanking just enough damage to get to the enemy and burst them down. He’s more a Darius than a Maokai.

However, this monster does have a number of problems with his outdated kit, and is easily defeated if you pressure him in lane. In this guide, I’ll help you punish him so that he’s more of an insect than a beast.

Abilities


Passive – Carnivore

Passive – Carnivore

Each time Cho’Gath kills an enemy or turret, he restores a small amount of health and mana.

Q –Rupture

Q – Rupture

Azir orders his soldiers to a target location, dealing damage and slowing anyone in their path.

W – Feral Scream

W – Feral Scream

Cho’Gath roars, silencing enemies and causing damage.

E – Vorpal Spikes

E – Vorpal Spikes

Each time Cho’Gath auto attacks, spikes come out, hurting all enemies before him.

R – Feast

R – Feast

Cho’Gath eats an enemy, dealing massive true damage. If he kills them, he gains health and grows. If he dies, he loses half his stacks.

Our Top Counter Tips


Cho’Gath has the dual problems of needing lots of farm and not being a terrible good duelist. Choose a good laner and he’ll be reduced to a CC bot in the midgame.

If you auto attack Cho’Gath in his minions and he continues to farm, his minions will do more damage to you than he takes, because his passive will heal him quite a bit. Trade with Cho’Gath when your minions all have high health.

Cho’Gath deals true damage with his ult. Consider stacking health instead of MR if they have no other AP carries.

Rupture is easy to dodge. When you see it, just click in the opposite direction.

A large part of Cho’Gath’s burst is his ult. If you see him cast the animation on a minion, be sure to start trading with him, as he has lost a sizeable amount of damage.

Cho’Gath is very immobile. Be sure to ask your jungler to come gank so that he can’t farm his feast stacks.

Champions That Counter Cho’Gath


LANE DOMINANCE (TOP)

Garen Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Garen

Garen is a good counter because of his oppressive laning phase. Don’t let Cho’Gath get any CS, and carry the midgame while he tries to farm to catch up. Your silence counters him, and your healing rivals his in lane. Max E and build Black Cleaver first.

Kayle Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Kayle

You can keep auto attacking Cho’Gath and farm for late game. In addition, you can stop his ult with your own. Your slow keeps him from running away when your jungler comes to gank. Try not to push him under turret, as it’s very easy to farm under turret with Cho’Gath. Build damage and try to carry the midgame.

Jax Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Jax

You can outtrade him, but be careful of his burst. Be aware that your E reduces damage from AOE abilities, which are most of his abilities. Build Maw of Malmortius first or Trinity Force if you’re dominating him.

JUNGLE OPTIONS

Nocturne Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Nocturne

You simply outtrade him, and you can counter gank him with his ult. Because he’s fairly useless once he’s casted his combo, you should be able to turn the fight around with your sustained damage. Cho’Gath has a fairly good clear, so don’t try to invade him or he might kill you with his CC and help from his team.

MID OPTIONS

Kayle Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Kayle

Fizz Cho’Gath Counter Champion

Fizz

You should be able to dodge most of his abilities with your E, and your CC makes it a hassle for him to run away when you’re trying to assassinate him. Because he can’t cast many spells early, start W and trade with him frequently first level. Try to finish him off with E second level.

Itemization


Maw of Malmortius Cho’Gath Counter Item

Maw of Malmortius

Blade of the Ruined King Cho’Gath Counter Item

Blade of the Ruined King

Rylai's Crystal Scepter Cho’Gath Counter Item

Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Banshee's Veil Cho’Gath Counter Item

Banshee's Veil

Spirit Visage Azir Counter Item

Spirit Visage

Cho’Gath does a mix of magic and true damage. Therefore, health stacking is highly recommended. Items like Spirit Visage or Banshee’s Veil do especially well against him.

For AD champions, Maw of Malmortius counters his burst quite well, giving you a shield to stop his magic damage so you aren’t low enough for his ult. Blade of the Ruined King helps melt away some of his health and Mortal Reminder stops him from healing from his passive and ult.

For AP champions, consider Rylai’s, as it gives health and helps to kite Cho’Gath. He’s going to be too tanky generally to burst fully, so consider building to burst the other laners.