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.
Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.
When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.
Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.
The stats shown here feature some valuable Cho'Gath versus Illaoi matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the distinctions between the two. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Illaoi..
Cho'Gath typically has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Illaoi. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when facing off against Illaoi, with a 46.2% win rate. Thus, Cho'Gath makes a poor counter for Illaoi.
While Cho'Gath does have a lower winrate compared to Illaoi, when on opposite teams, Cho'Gath also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Cho'Gath into Illaoi.
Moreover, Cho'Gath has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Cho'Gath is a trash counter for Illaoi. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Cho'Gath against Illaoi.
If you would like to truly master Cho'Gath to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Cho'Gath on average gets a similar amount of CS compared to Illaoi. Champions who typically don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Cho'Gath versus Illaoi build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Illaoi than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average win rate of 46.2% when countering Illaoi with this counter build.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Illaoi as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should use 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 chose for Cho'Gath vs Illaoi counters, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 46.2% winrate overall.
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