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

Cho'Gath vs Swain

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

How to Beat Swain as Cho'Gath

based on 2,213 Cho'Gath vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
45.8 %
K/D/A
2.1
Pick Rate
5.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League games every week. In our database, Cho'Gath battled Swain in 2213 games. Having so many games with Cho'Gath versus Swain gives us confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a recommended build to annihilate Swain. This particular pairing is somewhat uncommon. Cho'Gath encounters Swain in only 5.2% of his games.

Cho'Gath vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Cho'Gath does a pathetic job of beating Swain. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.8% of games the champs face one another in. In Cho'Gath against Swain games, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood versus Swain.

Best Cho'Gath vs Swain 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 GauntletFrozen HeartForce of Nature

Optional Items

Gargoyle StoneplateDead Man's PlateWarmog's ArmorFimbulwinter

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishConditioningOvergrowth
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
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
W
9
E
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Swain as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Swain

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 Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Cho'Gath vs Swain Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
45.8 %
VS
Win Rate
54.2 %
Swain Image
5.7
< Kills >
5.7
5.9
< Deaths >
6.3
6.7
< Assists >
11.1
1.29
< Killing Sprees >
1.28
141
< Minions Killed >
98
0.44
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.49
2,362
< Physical Damage >
1,546
13,653
< Magic Damage >
22,100
3,680
< True Damage >
1,052
19,696
< Damage Dealt >
24,699
35,717
< Damage Taken >
29,791
11,097
< Gold Earned >
10,518
1.94
< Towers >
1.93
0.17
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
7,611
< Total Healing >
9,349
13,909
< Experience >
12,588
18
< Vision Score >
30
8
< Wards Placed >
14
1,026
< Time Dealing CC >
334

How to Counter Swain with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some important Cho'Gath vs. Swain matchup stats that can help us interpret the differences between the two. For instance, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Swain’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Swain..

Cho'Gath usually has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Swain. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Swain

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Swain?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when taking on Swain, with a 45.8% win rate. As a result, Cho'Gath makes a bad counter to Swain.

While Cho'Gath does have a much lower winrate than Swain, when facing one another, Cho'Gath also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Cho'Gath into Swain.

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

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Swain matchups, Swain is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Cho'Gath is a bad counter to Swain. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Cho'Gath against Swain.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Swain as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 2,213 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 Swain 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 learn all of the intricacies of Cho'Gath to counter Swain during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Swain. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Cho'Gath versus Swain build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Frozen Heart, and Force of Nature. When Cho'Gath used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Swain than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average winrate of 45.8% battling Swain with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Swain as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should use 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 builds players used for Cho'Gath vs Swain counters, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.8% winrate overall.

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