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.
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.
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.
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.
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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