Adacore wrote:The main problem with Cho is that his builds are expensive
What items are you building?
I'm basically modifying this mobafire build
, so regrowth pendent into philosophers stone, then heart of gold, boots (I've never actually been against a team comp where I needed merc treads yet, so whatever boots seem good), then build up frozen heart and wits end. Shurelyas unless we've actually got a support (and they're building sensibly) - the mobility is just so useful on Cho, then Randuins and/or Trinity Force (the main problem I have with building the Trinity Force early is it's hella expensive and takes up your slot for wards). Obviously change that up a bit depending on the team comps, but that's the basics. Alongside that lot, heaps of wards and an oracle or two means full build comes to something around 18k.
I'm not at all expert on builds - I normally take the best build guide I can find online and modify it slightly in-game if required. Fortunately there's almost always someone who takes forever to load, so even if I'm forced into playing a champion I really don't know there's enough time to scan-read a guide. When I was playing last year I got familiar enough with all the items to be able to make up builds myself from scratch in-game, but I'm not quite back to that level yet.
Also, I'm used to playing my offtank-AP top lane Cho, which does rather dramatically more damage with abilities, especially in the mid game (I'm always surprised if I don't one-shot a carry with rupture+feast), so that throws me off a little for jungle Cho.