Win Rate 56.5% based on 9 839 matches
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Cho'Gath Matchups Overview
Cho'Gath General information
Use your Q slightly behind the enemy rather than on their current location to make it harder for them to dodge it.
Wait for the marker before pressing your Ultimate R. Don’t use it unless the marker appears.
Whenever your Q or W is up, don’t automatically use either one of them unless you’re certain that the enemy isn’t a threat to you. Otherwise, the enemy may wait for you to use either one of these abilities and then play aggressive while it’s on cooldown.
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If you want to use the most popular Cho'Gath Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Demolish, Conditioning and Overgrowth in the primary tree, as well as Legend: Tenacity and Triumph in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Armor in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Heartsteel as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Sunfire Aegis. For your last 3 items, you should build Thornmail, Gargoyle Stoneplate and finish with Demonic Embrace. For the skill order, you want to stick with E - Q - W. Right now, this build has 56.5% winrate over 9 839 matches played.
Your second option for Cho'Gath Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Arcane Comet as your keystone, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Cheap Shot with Ultimate Hunter in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health in defense. The items for the build are Everfrost, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Demonic Embrace as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Zhonya's Hourglass, Thornmail and Gargoyle Stoneplate. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 49.6% win rate over 1 024 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Arcane Comet as your keystone, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence and Scorch in the primary tree, and Cheap Shot with Ultimate Hunter in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Heartsteel as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Sunfire Aegis as a third item. You want to finish the build with Thornmail, Force of Nature and Gargoyle Stoneplate. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 50.9% win rate across 591 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Cho'Gath Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Hail of Blades, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection and Ultimate Hunter as your primary rune tree, and Demolish with Conditioning as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Armor as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Everfrost as your first item, then finish Mercury's Treads as your second item, and Demonic Embrace as third item. The last 3 options are Warmog's Armor, Thornmail and Abyssal Mask. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 50.5% win rate over 216 matches played.
Situational Cho'Gath Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Cho'Gath build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Cho'Gath runes page.
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In Patch 13.22 the best possible matchups for Cho'Gath Top are:
- vs. Gragas - 60.2% win rate over 186 games.
- vs. Yasuo - 57.8% win rate over 251 games.
- vs. Malphite - 57.1% win rate over 1 204 games.
- vs. Jayce - 54.9% win rate over 703 games.
- vs. Pantheon - 54.7% win rate over 371 games.
Consider picking Cho'Gath into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Cho'Gath.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Cho'Gath in the current patch into the following Top matchups:
- vs. Vayne - 41.5% win rate over 217 games.
- vs. Singed - 43.7% win rate over 277 games.
- vs. Ornn - 44.2% win rate over 661 games.
- vs. Dr. Mundo - 44.4% win rate over 394 games.
- vs. Kled - 45.0% win rate over 231 games.
These champions are considered as Cho'Gath counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Cho'Gath counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.