Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath Build

Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath build with runes and items. Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Cho'Gath and build Full Magic Pen.
Full Magic Penetration Cho'Gath build. Glass cannon version that is more focused on higher damage, full magic pen and AP.
Cho'Gath ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Lost Chapter should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Cho'Gath ability Rupture should be leveled first.
Q
Cho'Gath ability Feral Scream should be leveled second.
W
Cho'Gath ability Vorpal Spikes should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Horizon Focus should be final item in your build.
Luden's Companion should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Arcane Comet from Sorcery tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath Runes

Sorcery
Sorcery major tree Summon Aery rune.
Sorcery major tree Arcane Comet rune.
Sorcery major tree Phase Rush rune.
Sorcery major tree Nullifying Orb rune.
Sorcery major tree Manaflow Band rune.
Sorcery major tree Nimbus Cloak rune.
Sorcery major tree Transcendence rune.
Sorcery major tree Celerity rune.
Sorcery major tree Absolute Focus rune.
Sorcery major tree Scorch rune.
Sorcery major tree Waterwalking rune.
Sorcery major tree Gathering Storm 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 poke oriented Mage.
  2. You rush Luden's Companion.
  3. You build AP items, going full damage.

How to play

  1. Playing Full Magic Pen Cho'Gath build, your default rush is Luden's Companion. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers, go Liandry's Torment.
  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
Lost Chapter item.
Rush this
Luden's Companion item.
Rush this vs. tanks
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Horizon Focus item.
Shadowflame item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Zhonya's Hourglass 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!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Horizon Focus item.
Luden's Companion item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Void Staff item.
Shadowflame item.