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[4.0a] Gwen Guide

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Gwen Guide

This champ is easy to learn but a challenge to master, she can carry any games and team fights when done correctly. She also has great late game potential too, so don't be scared to pick her up cause this guide is all you need.

Pros

  • - Good 1v1 potential when lvl 5
  • - Crazy Tower damage with 2 items
  • - Strong Late game
  • - Good for lane bully
  • - Has one of the strongest abilities in the game (2nd ability)
  • - Can choose to engage or disengage with her abilities

Cons

  • - Very squishy without 2nd ability
  • - Hard to comeback when falling behind
  • - Easy to immobilize if team has good cc
  • - Bad at team fights without 2nd ability
  • - Hard to master even if easy to learn

Gwen Build

Best Build Guide for Gwen

Starting Item
Amplifying Tome
Core Build
Riftmaker
Nashor's Tooth
Rabadon's Deathcap
After Core
Cosmic Drive
Lich Bane
Void Staff
Rabadon's Deathcap
Last Items
Banshee's Veil
Crystalline Reflector
Liandry's Torment
Guardian Angel
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Plated Steelcaps
Boot upgrade
Stasis Enchant
Quicksilver Enchant
Teleport Enchant
Glorious Enchant

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Starter Items:


For starting item, always start with this Amplifying TomeAmplifying Tome . since you need your core items ASAP



Core Items:


You always want to prioritize RiftmakerRiftmaker and Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth every game. 

  • RiftmakerRiftmaker offers gwen lifesteal and extra true damage when she wants to get close to her enemies (note: when the sciccors are more closer it deals true damage with Snip Snip!Snip Snip! ). So go this item first since this is where gwen can really do some damage. 
  • Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth Is a MUST 2nd items since this item can give gwen attack speed to easily proc her passive A Thousand CutsA Thousand Cuts

With these 2 items gwen is at its full potential, but we still need to add some finishing touches to her build.  

  • Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap Big damage spike with this item and a must have in every game you play. But you can always go situational items first since this item is go big or go home.



After Core items:


All these items depend on what you need but for usually after the core builds you wanna go: 


  • Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap if you can't build this item first
  • Void StaffVoid Staff For enemies building too much magic res items
  • Lich BaneLich Bane Good for enemy champs trying to get on your face like Lee SinLee Sin , NautilusNautilus , and every meelee champ trying to get on your face, this item helps to deal damage up close. 
  • Cosmic DriveCosmic Drive Reduces ulti cooldown if you do rely on it too much. It also grants movement speed, which can be really useful to chase down cowards afraid to fight!



End game Items: 


  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel this item is great if you want to feel safe and survive more fights. 
  • Crystalline ReflectorCrystalline Reflector for champs that deal way to much ad
  • Liandry's TormentLiandry's Torment Great pair with Elder Dragon, also great for dealing extra damage to enemies that keep escaping with one health 
  • Banshee's VeilBanshee's Veil is also a good situational item if enemy team drafted too much ap, it also gives a free shield to get you out of cc so you don't have to worry more with this item.


Boots to take


Basically, take Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads if you need mr and cc reduction such as cc from Light BindingLight Binding , Enchanted Crystal ArrowEnchanted Crystal Arrow , WhimsyWhimsy , and etc (note: there are some champs that can't reduce cc like yasuo's tornado).

And then take Plated SteelcapsPlated Steelcaps for extra armor and also if your facing an ad champ in baron lane.


Upgrades


Most popular upgrade to get is [stasis enchant] , its because of how broken this item is if used right. You can get out of situations, delay enemy team so you can bait them into your team, dodging cc or any champion abilities (especially if you can dodge [malpite:ult], you are a goat). 

These next 3 however are only situational and can win you games if used properly,


  •  Next one is Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant which is useful if enemy team drafted useful champs for teamfights such as KatarinaKatarina , GalioGalio , LeonaLeona , MalphiteMalphite , and etc. Of course the only way out of an argument is to not be in it, so thats what you want to do if you take Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant . Gwens turret damage can get extremally dangerous mid game, especially with her 2 core items ( Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth and Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap ), its even to the point where ending the game is an option for her which is insanely broken. But however keep in mind that Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant can only be useful for split pushing the map, so make sure to know when to split push right. 


  • Last one Glorious EnchantGlorious Enchant , which is kind of uncommon but it is very useful once you know how to use it,  can not only grant Gwen more movement speed, but can also provide Gwen with more S P E E D. I love this item for champs that have high mobility or they just run too fast, champs like RivenRiven , LuluLulu , its always annoying to chase them down. This item is also gives you free [ghost], so you can easily get away, kite, and do a lot with this upgrade. But still this upgrade is also optional. 





 


Gwen Runes

Best Runes for Gwen

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Hunter Vampirism
Hunter Vampirism
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Take this if your fighting melee champs like pantheon or nasus. PathfinderPathfinder can be changed if you aren't confident with skirmishes. 


(note: Hunter VampirismHunter Vampirism is really good for gwen especially when your carrying, i sometimes survive fights cause of this rune)

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Hunter Vampirism
Hunter Vampirism
Resolve
Second Wind
Second Wind
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

Take this if you know your gonna reach late game or if you want to reach late game. ConditioningConditioning can be changed with Hunter TitanHunter Titan if you want more health and survive more cc 


Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Second Wind
Second Wind
Inspiration
Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Take this if your fighting a hard matchup, of course you can exchange Sweet ToothSweet Tooth  with Hunter GeniusHunter Genius if you want to play safer

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

A Thousand Cuts
A Thousand Cuts - Passive
Snip Snip!
Snip Snip!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Hallowed Mist
Hallowed Mist
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Skip 'n Slash
Skip 'n Slash
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Needlework
Needlework
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Flash is also a good option for Gwen. Really useful to finish of enemies with it as well
Ignite
Also good for finishing of enemies
Ghost
Ghost is useful on gwen since she already has a dash on her 3rd ability, its also really useful in some matchups like [pantheon], [nasus], [darius]

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Auto Attack
AA

Combo #1

NeedleworkNeedlework --->   Skip 'n SlashSkip 'n Slash ----> Hallowed MistHallowed Mist ----> AA ----> AA ---> AA ----> AA ----> NeedleworkNeedlework  ----> Snip Snip!Snip Snip! ----> NeedleworkNeedlework

This is a quick combo to kill your opponents with your ult. Of course you can use your Hallowed MistHallowed Mist whenever you want but this is usually my ideal combo 

(Note: this does not have to be in order, you can always adapt combo you need to use)

Combo for teamfights

Skip 'n SlashSkip 'n Slash ---> Hallowed MistHallowed Mist ----> NeedleworkNeedlework ----> AA ---> AA ----> NeedleworkNeedlework ----> AA ---> AA ----> NeedleworkNeedlework


Gwen Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Pantheon
Easy
Pantheon
Singed
Easy
Singed
Nasus
Easy
Nasus
Diana
Easy
Diana
Sion
Easy
Sion
Kayle
Easy
Kayle
Renekton
Easy
Renekton
Jayce
Medium
Jayce
Jarvan Iv
Medium
Jarvan Iv
Wukong
Medium
Wukong
Riven
Medium
Riven
Tryndamere
Medium
Tryndamere
Jax
Medium
Jax
Garen
Medium
Garen
Olaf
Medium
Olaf
Camille
Medium
Camille
Gragas
Medium
Gragas
Ekko
Hard
Ekko
Yasuo
Hard
Yasuo
Irelia
Hard
Irelia
Kennen
Hard
Kennen
Teemo
Hard
Teemo
Darius
Hard
Darius
Fiora
Hard
Fiora
Dr. Mundo
Hard
Dr. Mundo
Malphite
Hard
Malphite
Vayne
Skill
Vayne
Shen
Skill
Shen
Sett
Skill
Sett
Yone
Skill
Yone
Akali
Skill
Akali
Warwick
Skill
Warwick

Level 3 is when you can start killing him. Just make sure to wait out his Aegis AssaultAegis Assault and you should be good. 

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Okay thats all i have to say for now thanks so much for reaching it this far if you have and have a nice day

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