Tank Cho'Gath Build

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

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Cho'Gath and build Tank.
Tank Cho'Gath ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Cho'Gath ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Cho'Gath ability Feral Scream should be leveled first.
W
Cho'Gath ability Vorpal Spikes should be leveled second.
E
Cho'Gath ability Rupture should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Cho'Gath Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching 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 to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

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
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Unending Despair item.
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Unending Despair item.
Spirit Visage item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Thornmail item.