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"Your souls will feed the Void!" - Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath

There is a place between dimensions, between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To those that truly know, however, it is called the Void. Despite its name, the Void is not an empty place, but rather the home of unspeakable things - horrors not meant for minds of men. Cho'Gath is a creature born of the Void, a thing whose true nature is so awful most will not speak its name. Its fellows have been poking at the walls that divide dimensions for a crack, a way into Runeterra, where they can visit their own personal paradise of horror upon the world. They are called the Voidborn, creatures so ancient and terrible that they have been removed from history altogether. It is rumored that the Voidborn command vast armies of unspeakable creatures on other worlds, that they were once driven from Runeterra by powerful magic lost to antiquity.

If such tales are true, then the rumors that follow must be equally true - that one day, the Voidborn will return. Even now, something dark stirs in Icathia. Cho'Gath, an alien creature of malice and violence, causes all but the most stalwart to cringe in fear. Cho'Gath even appears to Feast feed on its predations, growing and swelling as it gorges itself. Worse yet, the creature is intelligent, perhaps greatly so, hinting at the sentient horror of the Void.

"Woe betides the day when Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath grows weary of the League."

There is a place between dimensions, between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To those that truly know, however, it is called the Void. Despite its name, the Void is not an empty place, but rather the home of unspeakable things - horrors not meant for minds of men. Cho'Gath is a creature born of the Void, a thing whose true nature is so awful most will not speak its name. Its fellows have been poking at the walls that divide dimensions for a crack, a way into Runeterra, where they can visit their own personal paradise of horror upon the world. They are called the Voidborn, creatures so ancient and terrible that they have been removed from history altogether. It is rumored that the Voidborn command vast armies of unspeakable creatures on other worlds, that they were once driven from Runeterra by powerful magic lost to antiquity.

If such tales are true, then the rumors that follow must be equally true - that one day, the Voidborn will return. Even now, something dark stirs in Icathia, perverting the summoning rituals of the League to allow the presence of Cho'Gath. It is an alien creature of malice and violence, a thing that causes all but the most stalwart to cringe in fear. Cho'Gath even appears to Feast feed on its predations, growing and swelling as it gorges itself. Worse yet, the creature is intelligent, perhaps greatly so, making most wonder how such a monster could be contained. Fortunately, the power of the League's summoning has confined Cho'Gath's presence exclusively to the League of Legends. It is here that summoners use Cho'Gath's Voidborn abilities to help decide the fate of Runeterra. The Terror of the Void knows what fate it would choose for Runeterra, given half the chance.

Previous Abilities

Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V7.24
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 69 from 61.156.
    • Base armor increased to 38 from 28.88.
V7.21
V7.20
  • Feast Feast
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug causing the meal tracker to count jungle monsters oddly.
V7.19
V7.17
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Corrected suggested starting items to no longer cost more than starting gold.
V7.15
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Base damage reduced to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 from 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80.
    • Target's maximum health ratio reduced to 3% of target's maximum health from 4%.
  • Cho'GathSquare Prehistoric Cho'Gath [S|L]
    • Bug Fix: Parts of head armor no longer stretches during his dance animation.
V7.14
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Base damage reduced to 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 from 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 305.
    • Mana cost reduced to 60 from 90.
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Silence duration increased to 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 seconds from 1.5 / 1.625 / 1.75 / 1.875 / 2.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • New Cooldown: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 seconds.
    • New Mana Cost: 30 mana.
    • Removed Toggle: Cho'Gath's basic attacks each launch a volley of spikes in a line, dealing 25 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+ 30% AP) magic damage and applying spell effects to enemies hit.
    • New Active: Cho'Gath's next 3 basic attacks launch a volley of spikes in a line, dealing 25 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+ 30% AP) (+ 4% (+ 0.5% per Feast Feast stack) of target's maximum health) magic damage and applying a decaying over the next 1.5 seconds slow of 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%.
    • New Effect: Now grants 50 bonus range.
    • New Effect: Now resets Cho'Gath basic attack timer.
    • Bug Fix: Now correctly applies Hunter's Talisman item Hunter's Talisman's health drain.
V7.13
  • General
    • Basic attack and ability audio has been updated for all skins without skin-specific audio effects.
V7.9
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Undocumented: Tooltip now mentions spikes apply spell effects.
V7.7
  • Feast Feast
    • Bug Fix: Kill indicator now properly takes ability power into consideration.
V7.6
  • Feast Feast
    • Bonus health per stack increased to 80 / 120 / 160 from 80 / 110 / 140.
    • Total stacks that can be gained from minions and non-epic monsters increased to 6 from 5.
V7.5
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • New Effect: Adjusted particle to match actual cone size.
V7.4
  • Feast Feast
    • Removed: Loses half stacks on death.
    • New Effect: Can now stack infinitely (from 6), but can only gain up to 5 stacks from killing non-epic monsters or minions.
    • Removed: Healing if at 6 stacks.
    • Removed: Champion kill granting 2 stacks.
    • Removed: Minions and monsters kill refunding 50% cooldown and mana cost.
    • New Effect: Tooltip now lists how many minions, pets, monsters, dragons, epic monsters and champions you have eaten.
    • AP ratio reduced to 50% AP from 70% AP.
    • New Effect: Damage now scales with 10% bonus health.
    • Health per stack reduced to 80 / 110 / 140 from 100 / 140 / 180.
    • New Effect: Reaches maximum size at 10 stacks.
    • Maximum bonus attack range increased to 75 from 50.
V6.20
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 13.
    • Range increased to 650 from 585.
    • Silence duration reduced to 1.5 / 1.625 / 1.75 / 1.875 / 2 seconds from 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where units would be hit if they had escaped the area after the cast.
V6.6
  • Feast Feast
    • Bonus health per stack increased to 100 / 140 / 180 from 90 / 120 / 150.
V6.5
  • General
    • New ability icons
V5.21
  • Feast Feast
    • Tooltip updated.
    • New Effect: Champion kills grant Cho'Gath 2 stacks.
    • New Effect: When at max stacks it will restore 90 / 120 / 150 health on unit kill and double the amount on champion kill.
      • Heal is functional despite not displaying in tooltip.
V4.21
  • Feast Feast
    • Cooldown increased to 80 seconds from 60.
    • New Effect: Refunds 50% of both cooldown and mana cost if it kills a minion or monster.
V4.18
  • General
    • Classic artwork updated
V4.8
  • Feast Feast
    • Cast range increased to 175 from 150.
    • Cast time reduced to 0.25 seconds from 0.5
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 23 from 19.
V3.15
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Tooltip corrected to state slow duration is 3 seconds and not 1.5
V3.01
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Silence duration reduced to 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 seconds from 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75 / 3.
V1.0.0.154
V1.0.0.153
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Health gain changed to 20 - 71 from 34 - 68.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320.
V1.0.0.148
  • General
    • Ability tooltips updated
V1.0.0.145
  • General
    • Ability tooltips updated
V1.0.0.144
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 1.25 from 0.
    • Attack range normalized to 125 from 130.
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Cast time reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.672.
    • Delay normalized to 0.625 from 0.5 - 0.75
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Cast time reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.6417.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Width now increases based on Cho'Gath's size.
  • Feast Feast
    • Now grants Cho'Gath up to 50 additional attack range based on both rank and amount of stacks.
    • Cast time normalized to 0.5 seconds from 0.43.
    • Range increased to 150 from 100.
V1.0.0.140
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Red/green rings added to indicate which targets will be affected.
    • Delay reduced to 0.65 from 0.7.
V1.0.0.139
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 320 from 315.
V1.0.0.133
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug where it would fail to kill targets protected by shields.
V1.0.0.125
  • Feast Feast
    • Run animation speed while enlarged adjusted.
V1.0.0.123
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug where Cho'Gath could gain a stack even when the target did not die.
V1.0.0.120
  • Feast Feast
    • Now a particle will correctly appear if it can kill the target.
V1.0.0.118b
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Chance of failing to knock up target reduced.
V1.0.0.113
  • Stats
    • Health reduced to 520 from 550.
    • Armor reduced to 19 from 21.
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Mana gain reduced to 3.25 + (0.25  × level) from 6.5 + (0.5  × level)
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Base damage reduced to 75 / 125 / 175 / 225 / 275 from 80 / 130 / 180 / 240 / 300.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Base damage increased to 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 from 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 30% AP) from (+ 20% AP)
  • Feast Feast
    • Base damage reduced to 300 / 475 / 650 from 300 / 550 / 800.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 70% AP) from (+ 50% AP)
V1.0.0.109
  • Feast Feast
    • Stacks loss on death changed to rounded-up half from 3.
V1.0.0.107
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Delay reduced to 0.75 from 0.8
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Health gain reduced to 32 + (2  × level) from 37.5 + (2.5  × level)
    • Mana gain reduced to 6.5 from 7.5 (still scales by 0.5  × level)

V1.0.0.105:

  • Rupture Rupture
    • Fixed a bug with the level-up tooltip showing the cooldown changing even though it did not.
V1.0.0.103
V1.0.0.100
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Silence duration reduced to 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75 / 3 seconds from 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4.
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 seconds from 16.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Fixed a display error with death recap.
V1.0.0.96
V1.0.0.94
  • General
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Can now be toggled off.
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug at Rank 3 where Cho'Gath has difficulty feasting when at maximum stacks.
    • Fixed a bug where the ability buff tooltip was not updating the bonus health when Cho'Gath loses stacks.
    • Fixed a bug where Cho'Gath was not scaling properly when he loses stacks.
    • Fixed a bug where the Tenacity mastery 2011.png Tenacity mastery caused it not to kill the target.
V1.0.0.86
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Base damage is now dealt on knocking targets airborne from targets hitting the ground.
  • Feast Feast
    • Stack loss on death changed to rounded-up half from all.
V1.0.0.82
  • General
    • Autoattack animation timing tweaked.
V1.0.0.79
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug with damage values in Death Recap.
    • Tooltip updated to reflect health gain on enemy kill.
V1.0.0.74
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug where it was not able to kill PoppySquare Poppy.
V1.0.0.72
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug where activating it when the target had too much health dealt too much damage.
V1.0.0.63
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4.
V1.0.0.61
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Cast range reduced to 950 from 1000.
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 70% AP) from (+ 75% AP)
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 20% AP) from (+ 25% AP)
V1.0.0.52
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Range increased to 1000 from 900.
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 seconds from 17.
    • Range increased to 650 from 615.
V1.0.0.32
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed an issue where Cho'Gath would not move close enough to the target at large sizes.
V0.9.25.34
  • General
    • Secondary / critical strike animations updated
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Cho'Gath now gains 8 - 16.5 mana when killing a unit together with the health gain.
V0.9.25.21
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Health gain per kill increased to 40 - 82 from 30 - 72.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Base damage reduced to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120.
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 25% AP) from (+ 33% AP)
    • Now also hits Cho'Gath's primary target.
  • Feast Feast
    • Cooldown reduced to 60 seconds from 70.
    • New Effect: (+ 50% AP) ratio
V0.9.22.16
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Cooldown reduced to 17 seconds from 20.
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Range increased to 900 from 800.
    • Mana cost reduced to 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 from 80 / 95 / 110 / 125 / 140.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Base damage increased to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 from 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100.
    • AP ratio increased to (+ 33% AP) from (+ 25% AP)
  • Feast Feast
    • Size per stack reduced to 0.7 / 0.11 / 0.15 from 0.9 / 0.15 / 0.18
V0.9.22.15
  • General
    • Renamed to Cho'Gath, the Terror of the Void
    • Size increased
    • New voiceover
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 315 from 310.
    • Base damage increased to 56 from 50.
    • Mana per level increased to 40 from 35.
    • Attack range increased to 130 from 125.
  • Rupture Rupture
    • Base damage increased to 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 305 from 65 / 125 / 185 / 245 / 305.
  • Feral Scream Feral Scream
    • Base damage increased to 80 / 130 / 180 / 240 / 300 from 60 / 120 / 180 / 240 / 300.
  • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes
    • Range increased by 50.
  • Feast Feast
    • Size gain per stack slightly decreased.
    • Fixed a bug which caused the level up tooltip to not display.
V0.9.22.7
  • Carnivore Carnivore
    • Health gain increased to 30 - 72 from 15 - 72.
V0.8.22.115
  • Feast Feast
    • Fixed a bug causing the particle to incorrectly display on champions.
V0.8.21.110
July 10, 2009 Patch
June 26, 2009 Patch
  • Added
    • Carnivore Carnivore - I
      • Cho'Gath restores life upon killing units.
    • Rupture Rupture - Q
      • Cho'Gath causes the ground to rupture. After a short delay jagged spikes will emerge, popping enemies into the air, dealing damage and slowing them upon landing.
    • Feral Scream Feral Scream - W
      • Cho'Gath lets out a terrifying scream in a cone damaging and silencing enemies hit.
    • Vorpal Spikes Vorpal Spikes - E
      • Passive: Cho'Gath's basic attacks send out spikes impaling enemy units behind his primary target.
    • Feast Feast - R
      • Cho'Gath attempts to consume an enemy whole instantly killing it if below a health threshold. Each time Cho'Gath successfully devours a unit he grows in size, gaining health and increasing the consumption health threshold.

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