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

Cho'Gath vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Cho'Gath in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
Tank Mage
Assassin

How to Beat Zed as Cho'Gath

based on 1,520 Cho'Gath vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
3.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL matches every week. In our dataset, Cho'Gath fought Zed in 1520 rounds. Including so many games with Cho'Gath vs Zed provides us confidence in our capability to produce useful stats and a solid build to crush Zed. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Cho'Gath has to counter Zed in only 3.6% of his matches.

Cho'Gath vs Zed Matchup Summary

Cho'Gath does a ok job of beating Zed. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.6% of games the champions face each other in. In Cho'Gath vs Zed games, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Best Cho'Gath vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletFrozen HeartFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Gargoyle StoneplateWarmog's ArmorRanduin's OmenDemonic 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
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E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
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R
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Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zed as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Zed

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 Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Cho'Gath vs Zed Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Zed Image
5.9
< Kills >
8.5
5.7
< Deaths >
6.1
6.4
< Assists >
6
1.35
< Killing Sprees >
1.93
148
< Minions Killed >
142
0.47
< Dragons Killed >
0.35
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.42
2,423
< Physical Damage >
21,058
12,676
< Magic Damage >
1,229
3,824
< True Damage >
1,395
18,923
< Damage Dealt >
23,683
35,621
< Damage Taken >
23,341
11,366
< Gold Earned >
12,362
2.06
< Towers >
1.63
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
7,778
< Total Healing >
3,688
14,314
< Experience >
14,208
18
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
7
1,091
< Time Dealing CC >
168

How to Counter Zed with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore some vital Cho'Gath versus Zed matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences between these two champs. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zed’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Zed..

Cho'Gath often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Zed. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Zed

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Zed?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually fairs equally well when playing against Zed, with a 49.6% win rate. Thus, Cho'Gath makes an ok counter to Zed.

While Cho'Gath does have a lower win rate than Zed, when they face off with one another, Cho'Gath also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cho'Gath into Zed.

Additionally, Cho'Gath also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Zed matchups, Zed is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Cho'Gath is a somewhat poor counter to Zed. Focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Cho'Gath against Zed.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Zed as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 1,520 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 Zed 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 Zed during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath typically gets a similar amount of CS as Zed. Champs who on average don't take much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Cho'Gath versus Zed build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Frozen Heart, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Zed than with many other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath boasted an average winrate of 49.6% when playing against Zed with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of crushing Zed 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 runes players used for Cho'Gath vs Zed counter picks, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.6% winrate overall.

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