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

Cho'Gath vs Zilean

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

How to Beat Zilean as Cho'Gath

based on 937 Cho'Gath vs Zilean matchups
Win Rate
50.5 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Zilean as Cho'Gath resulted from an evaluation of 937 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This counter matchup is fairly rare. Cho'Gath fights Zilean in only 2.2% of his games.

Cho'Gath vs Zilean Matchup Summary

Cho'Gath does a average job of beating Zilean. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.5% of the time the champs face one another in. In Cho'Gath versus Zilean games, Cho'Gath’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Zilean.

Best Cho'Gath vs Zilean Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailForce of Nature

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceGargoyle StoneplateFrozen HeartFimbulwinter

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
Adaptive Adaptive 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
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R
12
Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zilean as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Zilean

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 Zilean

Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.

If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.

Cho'Gath vs Zilean Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
50.5 %
VS
Win Rate
49.5 %
Zilean Image
5.3
< Kills >
2.3
5.6
< Deaths >
4.7
5.8
< Assists >
12.5
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
0.48
147
< Minions Killed >
54
0.48
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,257
< Physical Damage >
1,034
12,480
< Magic Damage >
10,619
3,612
< True Damage >
606
18,350
< Damage Dealt >
12,260
34,062
< Damage Taken >
17,153
10,930
< Gold Earned >
8,447
2.09
< Towers >
1.87
0.18
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,341
< Total Healing >
5,987
13,788
< Experience >
11,727
18
< Vision Score >
41
8
< Wards Placed >
19
1,015
< Time Dealing CC >
174

How to Counter Zilean with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight several significant Cho'Gath vs. Zilean matchup statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zilean. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Cho'Gath usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives more damage than Zilean. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Zilean
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Zilean

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Zilean?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually fairs equally well when taking on Zilean, with a 50.5% win rate. As a result, Cho'Gath makes an ok counter for Zilean.

While Cho'Gath does have a higher winrate than Zilean, when they face off with one another, Cho'Gath also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cho'Gath into Zilean.

Additionally, Cho'Gath also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zilean. 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 Zilean matchups, Cho'Gath is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Cho'Gath is a decent counter to Zilean. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Cho'Gath against Zilean.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

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

For this guide on countering Zilean as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 937 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 Zilean 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 Zilean during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath often accumulates more CS as Zilean. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Cho'Gath versus Zilean build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Force of Nature. When Cho'Gath combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs. Zilean than with many other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath had an average win rate of 50.5% when playing against Zilean with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Zilean 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. Of all the runes players used for Cho'Gath vs Zilean counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.5% winrate overall.

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