How to Win Cho'Gath vs Skarner Counter Matchup Cho'Gath is in the b tier of champions

Cho'Gath vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Cho'Gath in LoL Skarner is in the s tier of champions
Tank Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Skarner as Cho'Gath

based on 178 Cho'Gath vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
46.6 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL matches every week. In our database, Cho'Gath battled Skarner in 178 rounds. Including so many matchups for Cho'Gath vs Skarner provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to produce enlightening stats and a pro build to obliterate Skarner. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Cho'Gath fights Skarner in only 0.5% of his games.

Cho'Gath vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Cho'Gath does a awful job of beating Skarner. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.6% of the time the champs fight each other in. In Cho'Gath vs Skarner rounds, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Skarner.

Best Cho'Gath vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletFimbulwinterDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Thornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishSecond WindOvergrowth
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
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
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Skarner as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Cho'Gath vs Skarner Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
46.6 %
VS
Win Rate
53.4 %
Skarner Image
5.8
< Kills >
4.2
6.1
< Deaths >
5.6
6.9
< Assists >
11.3
1.39
< Killing Sprees >
0.93
145
< Minions Killed >
45
0.52
< Dragons Killed >
1.46
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.46
2,155
< Physical Damage >
7,163
13,104
< Magic Damage >
5,091
3,791
< True Damage >
1,161
19,051
< Damage Dealt >
13,416
35,508
< Damage Taken >
29,202
11,315
< Gold Earned >
10,878
2.08
< Towers >
1.52
0.24
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
7,102
< Total Healing >
6,331
14,098
< Experience >
13,593
19
< Vision Score >
22
9
< Wards Placed >
6
1,008
< Time Dealing CC >
685

How to Counter Skarner with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some vital Cho'Gath vs. Skarner counter statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Skarner’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Skarner..

Cho'Gath typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives more damage than Skarner. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Skarner

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Skarner?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when taking on Skarner, with a 46.6% win rate. Therefore, Cho'Gath makes a poor counter to Skarner.

While Cho'Gath does have a lower win rate than Skarner, when facing one another, Cho'Gath also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Cho'Gath into Skarner.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champ with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Cho'Gath is a terribly counter to Skarner. Focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Cho'Gath against Skarner.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Skarner as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 178 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 Skarner 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

To truly master Cho'Gath in order to counter Skarner during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath usually picks up much more CS relative to Skarner. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Cho'Gath versus Skarner build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Fimbulwinter, and Demonic Embrace. When Cho'Gath bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when fighting Skarner than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Cho'Gath boasted an average win rate of 46.6% battling Skarner with this build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Skarner as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Overgrowth, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Cho'Gath vs Skarner counters, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 46.6% winrate overall.

If you would like to see Cho'Gath vs Skarner tips and counter builds for a a distinct player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu above. At first, the statistics and build suggestions given are computed using every game completed with both champs.