Skill usage Edit
- Carnivore allows Cho'Gath to maintain its health and mana, making it a great solo laner.
- Place Rupture in the path of any moving enemies, as it is a delayed ability.
- Feral Scream is a strong damage/silence ability, especially in conjunction with Rupture.
- Getting at least one rank of Vorpal Spikes is a good way to farm minions. Because of the linear-splash damage with each auto-attack, this is good for triggering Carnivore.
- Vorpal Spikes and Carnivore allow Cho'Gath to jungle.
- It can sometimes be a good idea to toggle off Vorpal Spikes to prevent yourself from pushing the lane too far and thereby opening yourself up to ganks. If you don't toggle it off when attacking a turret, an enemy champion can stand near the tower where you will hit them due to Vorpal Spikes's area of effect damage, causing the turret to attack you.
- If you're having difficulty Feasting upon champions, try eating minions until you're larger, as the true damage you deal exceeds the health of most minions. It is advisable to gain 6 stacks first by Feasting on minions and using it to last hit enemy champions that are too close, since the damage to minions is significantly larger (particularly in early-mid game, since Feast has a base damage of 1000 against minions, regardless of Feast's level).
- If Cho'Gath gets Feast stacks before level 11 or 16, he will be healed for the difference in the bonus health when he levels Feast.
- A red particle effect will appear underneath champions that will die from Feast .
Build usage Edit
- Buying a along with mana regen masteries allows spamming of Rupture and Feral Scream without risk of mana starvation, in addition to allowing him to gain health with Carnivore.
- Another good starting item is a allowing Cho'Gath to stay in lane along with Carnivore.
- An early will grant Cho'Gath an enormous amount of staying power in lane. provides hefty mana, health, and ability power which scales well with Cho'Gath's high base damage.
- If your team has a tank already, Cho'Gath can switch to an offtank ability power build in order to do more damage. Since Feast already increases Cho'Gath's maximum health, he will still be difficult to take down.
- Buying a will make Cho'Gath very hard to kill if he stacks Feast. Also, Cho'Gath's Rupture knock-up and slow will help you run after being revived.
- Getting damage mitigation (Armor and Magic resistance) instead of Health is a good idea, since Feast already grants a hefty amount of health.
- Items such as are excellent if you want Ability Power, as they increase resistances as well.
- Since Cho'Gath's Feast deals true damage to champions as well as minions, a caster build on Cho'Gath can allow him to deal extreme damage to single targets and can easily execute un-aware enemies especially late-game with his high amounts of AP.
- Investing in cooldown reduction items such as early allows more frequent use of his ultimate ability to build Feast stacks quickly and/or to threaten enemy champions with its high burst damage more often.
Recommended builds Edit
|The Howling Abyss|
|The Crystal Scar|
|The Twisted Treeline|
- Try to zone Cho'Gath when he is low on health/mana from getting last hits, to prevent effective use of Carnivore. It may force him to push the lane because all his ranged attacks deal area of effect damage. However, if left alone he would quickly heal up. This, combined with his low mobility, encourages you to call for a gank and commit to killing him instead of harassment.
- Cho'Gath's Rupture is Cho'Gath's strongest non-ultimate ability, and it is critical to avoid it by watching for its animation. Before the spikes and the smoke appear, Cho'Gath stomps his foot on the ground. While Cho'Gath lacks any conventional gap closers and escapes, Rupture's knock up and slow is more than enough for him to catch up or run away.
- There is also a red/purple circle around Rupture making it easier to spot and avoid.
- Save your channeled spells until he uses his two CC spells. However, at max cooldown reduction Rupture's cooldown is only 5.4 seconds, and a Cho'Gath alternating between the two would be very difficult to channel against.
- Build magic resistance to mitigate his damage, but know that Feast deals true damage, not magic damage.
- Also note that practically all of his abilites deal magic damage, and that his autoattacks are most greatly augmented from the bonus magic damage that Vorpal Spikes provides. Items such as or can greatly negate his ability to fight you one-on-one.
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