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.
Xin Zhao is a powerful initiator with both his charge and ultimate dealing damage to all units around him. Try having your team stay spread out until he's used his ultimate.
Xin Zhao relies heavily on his Three Talon Strikes for damage and cooldown resets, so preventing him from finishing his combo will have a dramatic effect.
The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some critical Cho'Gath against Xin Zhao matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences between the two. For instance, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Xin Zhao’s ratio of NaN, showing that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xin Zhao..
Cho'Gath typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Xin Zhao. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, 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 champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Cho'Gath usually wins when trying to fight Xin Zhao, with a 51.7% win rate. Therefore, Cho'Gath makes a good counter to Xin Zhao.
While Cho'Gath does have a higher winrate than Xin Zhao, when on opposite teams, Cho'Gath also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cho'Gath into Xin Zhao.
Moreover, Cho'Gath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xin Zhao. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Xin Zhao matchups, Cho'Gath is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Cho'Gath is a decent counter to Xin Zhao. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Xin Zhao.
If you would like to truly master Cho'Gath to counter Xin Zhao during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Cho'Gath on average accumulates more CS compared to Xin Zhao. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. 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, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Cho'Gath versus Xin Zhao build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Frozen Heart. When Cho'Gath used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Xin Zhao than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average winrate of 51.7% battling Xin Zhao with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Xin Zhao 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 combinations we have analyed for Cho'Gath vs Xin Zhao counter picks, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.7% winrate overall.
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