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Gwen Build Guide by LimesC3

Road To Masters (13.19)

Road To Masters (13.19)

Updated on October 4, 2023
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Runes: Gwen Runes

Press the Attack
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2 3
Normal SS
LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

Road To Masters (13.19)

By LimesC3
About me!
Xin Chao!
The name is Limes I am currently a 15 year-old who aspires to be the best Gwen I can I believe I can get there and I want to know how I can improve on my Sniping skills so I hope you enjoy this guide and thank you very much for you time!
- Love Limes
Pros and Cons
- Super Strong late
- Can solo carry
- Second Item Power Spikes
- Strong Early
- Massive Amounts of Damage
- Out play Potiental
- Low Skill Floor
- Great split pusher
- Tower Killer
- Can Solo Baron (lvl 15,3 items)

- Can have Terrible Earlies
- Bad Match ups are often played champs
- SUPER High Skill Ceiling do to how niche she is
- Niche kit with no CC
- Awkward Teamfighter
- Almost no movement
- Falls Behind Hard
- Lack of CC
- Only offers Damage
- Matchup dependent
- Bad Blind Pick
- Your jungle will ignore you
- Weak to CC due to Lack of CC
- Can be EASILY ganked pre level 6
- Easy to make mistakes and die
- Easily Dodgable Ablities
Pre-Game Info
Gwen has no CC lock down expect for ult which means she is heavily match up dependent ideally you want to play her (applies to casual Gwens)

Gwen is ideally Strong
When there is a Sion, Dr. Mundo, Cho'Gath, Ornn, or any tank champ
(excluding Garen, Nasus, Jax, or Fiora

Any no movement champs such Jhin, Viktor, or Caitlyn

For Example
Jax top / Hecarim JG / Viktor mid / Jhin ADC / Nautilus Support

Even though both Jax and Hecarim counter Gwen she can play safe and look out for Hecarim and get ahead mid game though farming the mid and bot laners.

Bad Matchups
Lane buillies or really any CC champs
Builles - Teemo, Kennen, Quinn, and Fiora
CC such as - Garen, Pantheon, or Yone

These Champs or anywhere alike these champs are bad matchups for Gwen and therefore be dodged or pick a different champion.

A solution would be playing champs reccomended by any 3rd party app or Dr. Mundo\

Are really champs that offer any sort of CC for Gwen.
Any champs that can space or have large ranges will definitly help Gwem.
Champs that are up close and personal such as Talon or Nasus is really helpful

The plan of Gwen with this kit is to pressure early and reach level 2 and do as much as you can before the jungler comes up to gank and at around normal jungle clear to just sit around and wait until the jungler leaves to gank another lane.
Gwen with this full damage kit can do some heavy damaage early more so than going Conqueror this will be explained in the runes chapter.
Gwen's Kit
Thousand Cuts P - make health of enemy go back against them.

Snip Snip! Q - is a charge death abilty that does more damage when dealt at the center.
Hallowed Mist W - is like " you can't see me " - John Cena, anything out of the circle can't hit you so longest to stay in the circle wins!
Skip 'n Slash E - is your charge up where you dash and get empowered with attack speed.

Needlework R - a 3 recast shot energy beam spikes that slow enemies. Gwen go brr so focus on dishing as much damage as possible.

Thousand Cuts
This is Gwen's Passive which deals Bonus magic damage based on 1% of Target max hp.

This makes Gwen a tank shredder which is really the entire point of her kit is make every giant Cho'Gath or Frankenstein scared of you. Really her passive is kinda weak in the early and makes her incredibly niche.
( In my opinion this is where she needs a buff )
or atleast any shield pen buffs since she can't pierce through shields which makes Snip Snip! kinda bad.

Snip Snip!
A pie shaped range ability that stacks AP 4 times by hitting anything and dealing 50% more damage towards the center.

This is Gwen Bread and Butter it's the best thing in her kit and the reason why I'm inlove with her kit.
It's a Stacking ability that charges 4 times and releases a powerful feary of AP and slices your enemies into paper.
This entire guide revoles around this ability as I feel as though she can be played better.

Hallowed Mist
Is a aoe circle that blocks everything around Gwen kinda like living in your own world making her untargetable to anyone outside of it. Also giving you Armor and Magic resist.

Hallowed Mist is her sustain it's really the peel and how you use it in lane can greatly affect your experience as Gwen. The hardest part is knowing when to use it.

Skip 'n Slash
A dash that super charges Gwen making her empowered and causing her to do lots of AP and have high Attack Speed.

Skip 'n Slash is you best friend it will get you out of bad situations and help you outplay many players.

A ability that can be recasted 3 times slowing the enemy and dealing AP damage this ability can heal Gwen Greatly

This is Gwen's tempo ult it is a burst of healing that should be used inbetween combos and is really helpful once maxed or at level 6
Press the Attack
The reason for PTA is that Gwen can easily stack PTA quicker than Conqueror
or Lethal Tempo and the 8-12% more damage only increases the power of gwen's percentile damage with Horizon and Riftmaker easily allowing her to do 10k at full build and 4000 at half build.
This includes Last Stand 8% more damage making you do 16% more damage with Gwens Snip Snip! Gwen would be doing around 23% AP with her charges and 53% with her final Snip not to mention the 50% TD. Skip 'n Slash Would be 40% AP Scaling due to LS and PTA. PTA also stacks with Horizon Focus and Riftmaker making her do 31% AP scaling and with all percentile damage doing 43% more AP Scaling.

Compared to Conqueror Gwen does 56 with charges and 85 at final Snip
Press the Attack Gwen does 100 (due to 40 from PTA) and 76 at final Snip
Even with conquerors healing stack Gwen would still gain more worth out of PTA since the heal gain is so little early in the game.

Presence of Mind
Gwen has Mana Issues this just helps her out

Improves attack speed and really helps out Gwen mid game

Last Stand
8% more damage is always nice

Gathering Storm
Allows for late game scaling and just alittle more damage

Absolute Focus
Gives 3 AP early which is nice

Ap + 9
Ap + 9
AR or MR

The reason for double AP is due to the fact that Gwen get more out of doing a but load of damage rather than having attack speed which doesn't do much if your going to get Berserker's Greaves anyways.
The Reason why magic pen Gwen isn't strong is due to the fact Gwen already does true damage and really what I believe is that Gwen is to dish out was much damage as possible which is shown through this build.

I believe it's a waste of potiential of her abilities to build Riftmaker as a stand alone item since it has percentile damage, which is why I believe Horizon Focus is better suited for Gwen than any other magic item.

Not to mention Horizon Focus is basically acitved all the time since her ablities are none target ablities - I'm sure this item will come to light when the mythic removal update is here.
I hope that you learned something through my post
Any feedback is welcome
Thank you for READING!
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