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

Cho'Gath vs Rakan

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

How to Beat Rakan as Cho'Gath

based on 577 Cho'Gath vs Rakan matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
2.29
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Rakan as Cho'Gath came out of an analysis of 577 ranked games where both champs engaged each other. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Cho'Gath has to counter Rakan in only 1.4% of his games.

Cho'Gath vs Rakan Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Cho'Gath has done a dismal job of countering Rakan. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.9% of matches the champions oppose one another in. In Cho'Gath against Rakan matches, Cho'Gath’s side is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, implying that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Rakan.

Best Cho'Gath vs Rakan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Frozen HeartDemonic 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 Rakan as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Rakan

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 Rakan

Champions with crowd control that can be applied quickly excel against Rakan.

Catching Rakan with no allies around severely inhibits his mobility. Try to find him alone.

Rakan's movement abilities forecast their destination. Try to use this to your advantage.

Cho'Gath vs Rakan Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Rakan Image
5.5
< Kills >
1.7
5.5
< Deaths >
5.8
7.1
< Assists >
14.3
1.25
< Killing Sprees >
0.28
143
< Minions Killed >
36
0.53
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.46
2,272
< Physical Damage >
1,223
12,551
< Magic Damage >
5,675
3,685
< True Damage >
714
18,508
< Damage Dealt >
7,614
34,090
< Damage Taken >
19,283
11,157
< Gold Earned >
7,881
2.1
< Towers >
1.72
0.2
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,453
< Total Healing >
4,585
13,935
< Experience >
10,460
18
< Vision Score >
52
8
< Wards Placed >
26
1,066
< Time Dealing CC >
97

How to Counter Rakan with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore several valuable Cho'Gath vs. Rakan matchup stats that can help you grasp the differences between these two champs. Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Rakan’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Rakan. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Cho'Gath normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he takes more damage than Rakan. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Rakan

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Rakan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Rakan

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Rakan?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when taking on Rakan, with a 48.9% win rate. As a result, Cho'Gath makes a poor counter for Rakan.

While Cho'Gath does have a lower winrate than Rakan, when on opposite teams, Cho'Gath also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Cho'Gath into Rakan.

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

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Rakan matchups, Rakan is the better champ with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Cho'Gath is a somewhat poor counter to Rakan. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Rakan.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Rakan as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 577 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 Rakan 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 to counter Rakan during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath typically picks up much more CS as Rakan. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Cho'Gath versus Rakan build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Rakan than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average winrate of 48.9% when countering Rakan with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Rakan as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should take the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Cho'Gath vs Rakan matchups, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.9% win rate overall.

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