How to Win Cho'Gath vs Leona Counter Matchup Cho'Gath is in the a tier of champions

Cho'Gath vs Leona

How to Beat Leona as Cho'Gath in LoL Leona is in the a tier of champions
Tank Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Leona as Cho'Gath

based on 1,169 Cho'Gath vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
52.5 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Leona as Cho'Gath resulted from an analysis of 1169 ranked matches where both champs clashed against each other. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Cho'Gath fights Leona in only 2.8% of his rounds.

Cho'Gath vs Leona Matchup Summary

Cho'Gath has done a good job of beating Leona. Normally, he wins a whopping 52.5% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Cho'Gath versus Leona rounds, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.1% less probable to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Leona.

Best Cho'Gath vs Leona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Warmog's ArmorGargoyle StoneplateFrozen HeartForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Cho'Gath to level up e
>
Second ability for Cho'Gath to level up w
>
Last skill for Cho'Gath to max out q

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishConditioningOvergrowth
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Cho'Gath's passive ability p
Cho'Gath q ability q
Cho'Gath w ability w
Cho'Gath e ability e
Cho'Gath's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Leona as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Leona

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.

Advice to Win Against Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Cho'Gath vs Leona Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
52.5 %
VS
Win Rate
47.5 %
Leona Image
6.1
< Kills >
1.9
5.7
< Deaths >
6.5
7
< Assists >
13.2
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
0.32
139
< Minions Killed >
35
0.49
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.38
2,315
< Physical Damage >
2,534
13,213
< Magic Damage >
4,389
3,833
< True Damage >
808
19,362
< Damage Dealt >
7,732
34,750
< Damage Taken >
22,482
11,267
< Gold Earned >
7,910
2.13
< Towers >
1.43
0.2
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,462
< Total Healing >
2,023
13,953
< Experience >
10,461
18
< Vision Score >
46
8
< Wards Placed >
21
1,048
< Time Dealing CC >
116

How to Counter Leona with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stats provided here underscore some critical Cho'Gath against Leona matchup stats that may help us realize the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Leona. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Cho'Gath typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes more damage than Leona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Leona

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Leona?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually wins when taking on Leona, with a 52.5% win rate. Therefore, Cho'Gath makes a good counter to Leona.

While Cho'Gath does have a higher winrate compared to Leona, when facing one another, Cho'Gath also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Cho'Gath into Leona.

Furthermore, Cho'Gath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Leona. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Leona matchups, Cho'Gath is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Cho'Gath is an above average counter for Leona. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Leona.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

How We Calculated Our Cho'Gath vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 1,169 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Leona as Cho'Gath comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Cho'Gath in order to counter Leona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath typically gets much more CS relative to Leona. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Cho'Gath versus Leona build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath used at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Leona than with many other typical builds. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average win rate of 52.5% battling Leona with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Leona 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 chose for Cho'Gath vs Leona matchups, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.5% win rate overall.

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