If you're having difficulty feasting upon champions, try eating minions until you're larger.
Try to line up your attacks with Vorpal Spikes so that they kill minions and harass enemy champions at the same time.
Using Rupture on creeps in combination with Carnivore is a good way to gain Health and Mana.
Stack armor items to lower the large amount of physical damage that Garen deals out.
Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.
Try to run away from Garen as your health gets lower, as he can execute you quickly with Demacian Justice.
Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. If getting out of its radius isn't possible, move through allied minions to reduce damage taken.
The stat comparisons provided here clarify some important Cho'Gath vs. Garen counter stats that may help you explain the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Garen’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Garen..
Cho'Gath normally has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he receives more damage than Garen. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually fairs equally well when taking on Garen, with a 49.8% win rate. As a result, Cho'Gath makes an ok counter to Garen.
While Cho'Gath does have a lower win rate compared to Garen, when they face off with one another, Cho'Gath also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Cho'Gath into Garen.
Moreover, Cho'Gath has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Garen. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Garen matchups, Garen is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Cho'Gath is a somewhat poor counter to Garen. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Cho'Gath against Garen.
To truly master Cho'Gath in order to counter Garen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Cho'Gath most often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Garen. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Cho'Gath versus Garen build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Frozen Heart, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better versus Garen than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average winrate of 49.8% battling Garen with this counter build.
To have the best probability of coming out on top against Garen as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Cho'Gath vs Garen counterpicks, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.8% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Garen as Cho'Gath are presented for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.