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

Cho'Gath vs Varus

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

How to Beat Varus as Cho'Gath

based on 589 Cho'Gath vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
48 %
K/D/A
2.07
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games each and every week. In our database, Cho'Gath fought Varus in 589 rounds. Using so many games with Cho'Gath vs Varus provides us confidence in our capability to prepare actionable data and a pro build to wreck Varus. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Cho'Gath encounters Varus in only 1.7% of his rounds.

Cho'Gath vs Varus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Cho'Gath does a below average job of countering Varus. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Cho'Gath against Varus rounds, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Varus.

Best Cho'Gath vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailGargoyle Stoneplate

Optional Items

FimbulwinterForce of NatureDemonic 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
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Varus as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Varus

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 Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Cho'Gath vs Varus Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
48 %
VS
Win Rate
52 %
Varus Image
5.8
< Kills >
7.9
6
< Deaths >
6.5
6.6
< Assists >
7.3
1.35
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
143
< Minions Killed >
160
0.51
< Dragons Killed >
0.24
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.59
2,210
< Physical Damage >
14,612
12,375
< Magic Damage >
9,129
3,761
< True Damage >
1,158
18,347
< Damage Dealt >
24,900
36,330
< Damage Taken >
20,356
11,265
< Gold Earned >
12,435
1.87
< Towers >
2.52
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
7,529
< Total Healing >
2,182
14,282
< Experience >
13,237
18
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
9
1,046
< Time Dealing CC >
265

How to Counter Varus with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stats shown here feature some vital Cho'Gath versus Varus counter statistics that may help us understand the differences between this set of champions. For instance, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Varus’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Varus..

Cho'Gath typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Varus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Varus

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Varus?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually loses when facing off against Varus, with a 48.0% win rate. Therefore, Cho'Gath makes a bad counter to Varus.

While Cho'Gath does have a lower winrate than Varus, when they face off with one another, Cho'Gath also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Cho'Gath into Varus.

Moreover, Cho'Gath has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Varus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Cho'Gath is a terribly counter for Varus. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Varus.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Varus as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 589 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 Varus 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 Varus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath usually accumulates a similar amount of CS as Varus. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Cho'Gath versus Varus build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Gargoyle Stoneplate. When Cho'Gath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better when fighting Varus than with most other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath boasted an average winrate of 48.0% battling Varus with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of annihilating Varus as Cho'Gath, Cho'Gath players should equip 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 sets that we analyzed for Cho'Gath vs Varus fights, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.0% winrate overall.

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