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

Cho'Gath vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Cho'Gath in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Cho'Gath

based on 1,144 Cho'Gath vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
44.6 %
K/D/A
2.11
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each week. In our dataset, Cho'Gath faced Malzahar in 1144 games. Using so many matchups for Cho'Gath versus Malzahar gives us confidence in our ability to produce enlightening statistics and a solid build to shatter your opposition. This counter pairing is relatively rare. Cho'Gath has to counter Malzahar in only 2.7% of his rounds.

Cho'Gath vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Cho'Gath does a awful job of countering Malzahar. Normally, he wins a lowly 44.6% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Cho'Gath versus Malzahar matches, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Cho'Gath vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFrozen Heart

Optional Items

Gargoyle StoneplateForce of NatureFimbulwinterDemonic Embrace

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 q
>
Last skill for Cho'Gath to max out w

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishConditioningOvergrowth
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
AttackSpeed Armor 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
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Malzahar

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 Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Cho'Gath vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
44.6 %
VS
Win Rate
55.4 %
Malzahar Image
5.6
< Kills >
5
5.7
< Deaths >
5.4
6.4
< Assists >
8.2
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.14
147
< Minions Killed >
182
0.5
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.63
2,226
< Physical Damage >
697
12,198
< Magic Damage >
23,502
3,549
< True Damage >
704
17,975
< Damage Dealt >
24,904
37,610
< Damage Taken >
18,037
11,352
< Gold Earned >
11,903
1.96
< Towers >
2.43
0.21
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
8,726
< Total Healing >
1,345
14,368
< Experience >
15,018
18
< Vision Score >
21
9
< Wards Placed >
10
1,106
< Time Dealing CC >
465

How to Counter Malzahar with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several vital Cho'Gath versus Malzahar counter statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar..

Cho'Gath often has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. On average, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Malzahar

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Malzahar?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when trying to fight Malzahar, with a 44.6% win rate. Therefore, Cho'Gath makes a bad counter to Malzahar.

While Cho'Gath does have a much lower win rate than Malzahar, when facing one another, Cho'Gath also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Cho'Gath into Malzahar.

Furthermore, Cho'Gath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Cho'Gath is a trash counter for Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 1,144 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 Malzahar 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 truly master Cho'Gath in order to counter Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath on average racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Malzahar. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Cho'Gath versus Malzahar build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Frozen Heart. When Cho'Gath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better against Malzahar than with many other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average win rate of 44.6% when countering Malzahar with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Malzahar as Cho'Gath, you should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Cho'Gath vs Malzahar matchups, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 44.6% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Cho'Gath are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.