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.
Riven has a great deal of mobility but she cannot move very far with any one skill. Rooting or silencing her during her combo will greatly reduce her effectiveness.
Riven excels at dueling multiple melee attackers at once, as she will be on an almost equal footing damage-wise. If pairing up against Riven, don't go in as double melee until she has expended her full combo.
All of Riven's damage is physical, prioritize high Armor if an opposing Riven gets out of control.
The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some important Cho'Gath against Riven matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences between the pair. Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Riven’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Riven..
Cho'Gath usually has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Riven. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually wins when trying to fight Riven, with a 51.9% win rate. Thus, Cho'Gath makes a good counter to Riven.
While Cho'Gath does have a higher winrate than Riven, when on opposite teams, Cho'Gath also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cho'Gath into Riven.
Additionally, Cho'Gath has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Riven. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Riven matchups, Cho'Gath is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.
Cho'Gath is a decent counter to Riven. Focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Cho'Gath against Riven.
To learn all of the intricacies of Cho'Gath in order to counter Riven during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn 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 closer to League of Legends pro players.
Cho'Gath typically racks up a similar amount of CS as Riven. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The best items to have in your Cho'Gath versus Riven build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Riven than with many other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath boasted an average win rate of 51.9% battling Riven with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Riven as Cho'Gath, you 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 picked for Cho'Gath vs Riven counterpicks, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.9% win rate overall.
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