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Gwen Build Guide by xxxxzomb

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[11.8] Gwen - How to crush Solo-Queue

By xxxxzomb | Updated on April 16, 2021

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Runes: Standard

1 2
Press the Attack
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Magical Footwear
Approach Velocity

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Ability Order Standard

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Champion Build Guide

[11.8] Gwen - How to crush Solo-Queue

By xxxxzomb
Gwen is a newly released champion, and the meta and build may **** really fast. This is what I've tried and worked best for me in platinum elo so far. So please be aware that this guide might get outdated pretty fast, but overall you should really abuse her while you can in Solo-Queue.
Laning Phase Back to Top
Always start E and look for all-ins. Combined with PTA, very few champions will be able to out damage you. If you're laning against a ranged champion, try to not get poked out and look for all-ins when they're out of position. At level 6, almost no one can 1v1 you if you are even in exp and have Ignite and R up.

Play it slow, and don't force stupid trades that you can't win. You scale really well and will be able to solo carry if you get all of your core items.
How to play if you're ahead Back to Top
When ahead, try to build your lead by taking your first turret and much platings as you can. Try to force Herald and take more platings. Gwen is really good at skirmishes and can snip her way through the front-line without getting damage because of her W.

You are really strong in the early and late game, but mid is where she can fall a bit off if she doesn't get too far ahead. Try to make picks in the enemy jungle, since no one can realistically 1v1 you if you're ahead as Gwen.
How to play if you're behind Back to Top
Play it slow and don't take dumb trades. Give up as much cs as you need and try to stay in exp range. Only step up for cs if all the threats were located on the mini-map and you're safe.

Try to play on the opposite side of the map where the enemy is and try to get your core items by only csing or cleaning kills. After that, you'll be pretty much back in the game.

If your team happens to be ahead, don't int and just get carried. Really.
Powerspikes Back to Top
You have several powerspikes:

[Level 1] most of the time you'll be able to all in at lvl 1 and win the trade

[Level 2] E combined with Q deals massive damage, and people are most likely to underestimate it

[Level 6] R + Ignite allows you to kill everything, just make sure the enemy is a bit extended so you can run them down the lane

[Nashors] Damage damage damage

[Nashors + Cosmic + Rift] You're a monster now, try to terrorize the other lanes, only few champions will be able to keep up with you
Mid Game Back to Top
In the mid-game, you'll likely fall off a little. Focus on your lane and extending your lead by denying the enemy jungler camps and try to push side lanes. Don't commit for stupid fights until you have your 3-Item-Powerspike. And don't fall behind in lvl because you're roaming too much.
Late Game Back to Top
Wait until you get the perfect time to strike. Using your W and E you can also pretty much walk past the front line and instantly kill the carries.

Look for cheesy bush plays or split-push if your team can't win fights.
Thank you! Back to Top
Thank you for reading this guide, and enjoy your juicy LP! :)
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[11.8] Gwen - How to crush Solo-Queue

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