AP Cho'Gath Build

AP Cho'Gath build with runes and items. AP Cho'Gath guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Cho'Gath build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Cho'Gath and build AP.
Full AP Cho'Gath build that is optimized for chomping and devouring enemies.
Cho'Gath ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Cho'Gath ability Feral Scream should be leveled first.
W
Cho'Gath ability Rupture should be leveled second.
Q
Cho'Gath ability Vorpal Spikes should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Hextech Rocketbelt should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Zhonya's Hourglass should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Cho'Gath Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as burst oriented Mage.
  2. You build AP items.
  3. You rush Hextech Rocketbelt.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Cho'Gath build, your default rush is Hextech Rocketbelt.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Keep W for priority targets. Enemy team has champions that dive and go in? Keep W for them.
  2. You can be a great peeler if needed, thanks to Q + W + R.
  3. Universal skill order for Cho'Gath: max Q for push/poke/healing, max W for fights, max E versus lots of melee champs in an enemy team.
  4. Do not wait for 'special moment' to use your R early on. It is OK to just stack it on minions to get more survivability.
  5. If you are not playing a tank or support version, consider not eating siege minions - it is more gold for your carries, and they need gold more than you!
Riot
  1. Try to line up your attacks with Vorpal Spikes so that they kill minions and harass enemy champions at the same time.
  2. If you're having difficulty feasting upon champions, try eating minions until you're larger.
  3. Using Rupture on creeps in combination with Carnivore is a good way to gain Health and Mana.

Skill Order

  • Cho'Gath [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Rupture
  • Cho'Gath [object Object] ability.
    W
    Feral Scream
  • Cho'Gath [object Object] ability.
    E
    Vorpal Spikes
  • Cho'Gath [object Object] ability.
    R
    Feast

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush this
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Blackfire Torch item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Horizon Focus item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Stormsurge item.
Shadowflame item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Void Staff item.
Shadowflame item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.