Gnar Build Guide by a1a7s45
S11 Gnar Guide
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Buy anti heal items early game and avoid his Q. Go for the standard build and runes. Aatrox is a 2 pushing a 3 out of 5 on the ban scale, you can counter him so easily with Bramble Vest and Executioner's Calling if you're building offensively
I haven't played against an Akali in a while but I'll update this when I do.
Camille has slightly more mobility against you. Bait her near a wall when you're nearly mega and FC her. Go for the standard build. Camille is a 3 out of 5. If you came across a good Camille, ban it out the next game,
I haven't played against a Cassiopeia in a while but I'll update this when I do.
Cho'Gath can be an extreme threat if you don't have the team to burst him down. All in him every chance you get so he can't be the late game monster that he is. He stacks HP so go for the standard build but replace Stridebreaker for Divine Sunderer and get Blade of the Ruined King earlier say around after Black Cleaver Cho is a 3 to 4 on the ban scale. He becomes close to unkillable late game so prevent his apperance is the best way to counter him if you're not up for him.
Darius is one of the top bans for me. Just pray to God that he's playing Darius because he's broken. This might seem a bad idea but try using Phase Rush. If he doesn't have Ghost up, he can't match your kite. If you don't want to fight him, dodge the game Darius is a 5 out of 5. Ban him everytime except if you're target banning for someone else. He's that OP
Much like Cho'Gath, Mundo build HP so the same items you use against Cho should work on him. Build anti heals early BC he has a lot of sustain to help him in lane. Mundo is 2 out of 5 because you hardly see him but the rework seems like he'll barely below Darius on the scale
While in her dueling range, make yourself feel like you're in an actual duel. Back away when the vital is facing her. Watch out for her dash because that's on a 3 second cooldown but punish her for using it to engage onto you with either a Grasp poke or an all in depending on what form you're in. Make sure to rush an anti heal item ASAP. Chempunk Chainsword is usually the best option because she has to hit you to activate Thornmail. But if you CC her, it goes from 40 to 60. If you want to be aggressive, go Chempunk Chainsword. if you want to play defensive, go Thornmail. I know I said you can punish her with Grasp but I recommend Fleet Footwork for the heal and speed. Go Triforce for mythic and do the standard build. Fiora is in the middle of the road for bans. She's not a good ban but she isn't a bad one either.
Gangplank wins early via poke so you have to go for mega all ins every chance you get. Bait out his W before and go Chempunk Chainsword for anti heal. You want to go Phase Rush to get up close and personal. Go the standard build. Gangplank has a fuck ton of poke thanks to his Q so he's edging with Fiora if not slightly above her.
Garen has passive regen but poking him out can shut him down. Also look for Grasp trades when he's spinning. If you do this, he won't be spinning to win. Garen is a 4 out of 5 because he can melt your team so ban him so you don't get people crying over him.
I've never played against Gragas but I'll update this when I do.
Heim's turrets are really oppressive once he gets Liandry's. I stay back and poke the turrets before killing him. Ignore them when going for all ins Heim is barely a 5 but he's for most of the time because the amount of poke he has
I can never win against Illaoi so she's a top ban for me. Whenever I see her locked in, I dodge. Her E is broken and QSS doesn't work at all which it really should BC it is CC. If Morde gets countered by it then Illaoi should too. Illaoi is a 5 out of 5 battling with Darius. I can't compete with her and with new item buffs she could be my top ban
Irelia has the major mobility advantage but you have the range advantage. Avoiding her stuns are key to winning this. Go standard build and items
You have the advantage early game but late game, Jax becomes a split pushing monster. Try to match his split pushing by going Tri Force Jax has an easily dodgable stun. Also punish him for jumping on you if he ever does it with a fuck ton of damage because he used his escape to engage you. Yeah.
Jayce is part melee part ranged. Go in if he's melee and kite him if he's ranged. He builds Eclipse so build Chempunk Chainsword to answer him.
Gnar loses early against Kalista but once you hit your Stridebreaker powerspike, you stand a chance. Rush Bramble Vest or Executioner's Calling for the anti heal. She heals off of her Sanguine Blade and Immortal Shieldbow. I'd recommend Fleet Footwork in this match up because you won't be getting many Grasp procs since she's ranged or Phase Rush for my general rule
My top prio ban. Once she hits 6, 11, or 16, the game is basically lost.
Kennen is ranged and has a lot of CC so whenever he uses his CC, answer back with a Mega all in with CC greater than his to lock him down.
Kled has 2 forms like you. The only difference is that he's melee in both forms and he can actually control what form his in. Bait out his Q. If you get latched onto it and you're about to become Mega, DO NOT BACK AWAY. It does apply GW but its damage is minimal compared to your damage.
Contrary to popular beliefs, Malphite ISN'T an answer to Gnar. All you have to do is rush Black Cleaver. Next you want Divine Sunderer or Frostfire Gauntlet. If your team has a dedicated tank, go Divine Sunderer. Otherwise go full time and Frostfire Gauntlet. Frostfire slows him so if he lands a Q, he'll be slightly slower than usual. Go Mercury's Treads to mitigate his slow. If you want extreme overkill in terms of Tenacity, go Unflinching and Legend: Tenacity. It'll work wonders on him and his other CC heavy teammates like Morgana. Go for all ins when you have your ult and your Cleaver done
Not sure on how to beat Maokai but will update this when I come against him
Mordekaiser is a mixed bag. He could be really good or really bad. There's no in between. Just rush a QSS and force him out of lane any chance you get. Beware of jungle ganks. Be as aggressive as yordlely possible, taking advantage of every mistake he does. All four of these rune pages go well against him but you might want either Fleet Footwork or Grasp.
Nasus has to farm early game so punish him for going up to you with a Mega combo. If you don't let him CS, he can't become the late game juggernaut that he is. Go Grasp or Phase Rush with anti tank items
Ornn is tanky so build anti tank items. The only threat is his team with their upgraded mythics.
Try to trade often with Pantheon. You want to win them too.
Go full tank and tenacity
Rush Bramble Vest to prevent him from healing and go Trinity Force. You want Fleet Footwork and Taste of Blood so you can heal but he can't. Dead Man's is good because he has a lot of dashes to work with and you can run away or engage him
As long as you don't follow him, you can farm up and trade when necessary. I'd go movement things like Phase Rush
Urgot is a real pain due to his execute ult. Be careful whenever he has it up.
No matter who hard he tries, he's gonna feed you breakfast, lunch and dinner. Warwick has no value and should stay Jungle.
To beat Yorick all you have to do is be the better Yorick. Get it? You need to match his split push with your own. Go Tri Force for the maximum split pushing power and never group with unless it's for soul or Baron. Your team will flame you for not being there but they're never there for you right? It's only fair. If he can't snowball then you can. Go for the offensive build and copy it. Take as many towers as you can. You want to go for inhib towers by 25 to 30 mins. After you breach base, you can stay with your team now. You'll be powerful BC of turret gold.
Champion Build Guide
Hi. I'm a1a7s45 or a1 for short. I'm a Gnar main from Ireland. I have Mastery 7 and over 300,000 mastery points so I know Gnar well. This game is supposed to be hard for me but it's really fun. Plus, I'm autistic. I'm not really creative but figuring out some new builds for Gnar and for other champs like Ekko and Kled always interested me. I'm here to teach you about my favorite champion in the game. Gnar, the Missing Link.
Why did I start playing League and Gnar?
I started playing in late May. I was looking for games to play while Covid was at its worst so I picked up this game and haven't stopped playing since. Another bonus is that it's on PC so I finally have a reason to play my PC now. Now onto the second part of the question. Why did I pick up Gnar? I was playing Teemo at first and I saw some cute and....weird pictures of him and Gnar and thought this little guy looks cute. Who is he? Then I got obsessed over him because Gnar is so cool. He's a yordle so that makes him ten times more cute plus he's from a caveman era so his naivety and innocence made me fall for him. He deserves more lore and I'm even making a few stories myself on Wattpad. One is my own continuation after he broke out of the ice and the other one is a *****how. It's a really cringy fanfic. Aside from that, Gnar could fill a lot of roles. He can be a bruiser, a fighter, a CC specialist, a split pushing menace and a tank. The versatility made him seem fun and interesting from the one dimensional champs like Darius and Yorick .
What makes my builds different from other guides?
For one, I don't really use Grasp that often but whenever I'm in a matchup I don't know very well or one I have a difficult time in, I default to it. Like in the guide, I have four keystones that work. Grasp of the Undying, Fleet Footwork, Phase Rush and Hail of Blade. Out of those four, Phase Rush is by far my favorite keystone. The speed boost can save your life. Fleet I use for sustain and Hail of Blades I don't use that often but Phase Rush hits different. It should be viable on him at least. That's just the runes. Items are a whole other story. I didn't use Stridebreaker at all until I got a penta with it. I used Divine Sunderer and Trinity Force. Fun fact. Did you know that Trinity Force was the go to mythic and Fleet was the go to keystone when pre season first dropped? I wanna try it again some time and see if it's still good. I have many different builds. From potent offence to straight tank, you'll find a build for your needs right here. Plus if you're not sure about some of the items, I have alternatives listed. Gnar can use almost anything well. Hell you could even build a bit of AP and still do well. I used to build Nashor's Tooth and Liandry's Torment and it was really fun.
Is there any way to ask me questions apart from here?
Yes. I'm in a lot of Discord severs like Mr Popper's server, Thing in the Ice's server and the Gnar Main server. Just ping me and I'll be happy to answer anything. Plus I stream as well. There's a link in my profile so you can watch me on Twitch and drop a follow if you want to. It would mean the world to me.
When do I stream?
I'm not really consistent because school gets in the way. Over the summer, I'll stream more often. I'm not sure how long I do stream for most of the time but it's a while at least. I usually play ranked on stream but I lose a lot of my games while streaming but on the other hand, I win a lot off stream. Even so, it's still nice to talk to the chat (when people actually watch my streams) about League and life in general.
What are my summoner names and Discord name?
On NA my name is Pool Party Gnar. On EUW my name is a1a7s. My Discord name is a1a7s45#0633. Feel free to add me and tell me sent you.
Do I enjoy any other champions apart from Gnar?
Well obviously yes. What am I supposed to do when my main man gets banned? Cry about it? I do get a bit upset but I play Kled, Malphite when I'm Top. Whenever I'm in the JG, I play Warwick and Ekko. Warwick is really simple while on the other hand Ekko is complex and fun. Plus both of their mobility is amazing. Ekko can burst targets down which I find really satisfying and rewarding. Whenever I'm mid, I play Ekko again BC he can mid too and Ziggs. His range is something else. He requires a lot of pinpoint accuracy which is entertaining. Whenever I'm ADC, I play everyone's favorite void puppy, Kog'Maw. I know you're supposed to build crit but I've been finding AP Kog is pog. Twitch is another fun ADC. He has actual surviveablility in his stealth and he's easy to play. Jhin is fun too. The amount of damage one shot can do once you get a few items. Finally, I play Blitz, Thresh, Pyke and Brand whenever I want to support. The first two have hooks while the other just pump damage. Pyke is the one I play the most because he has a lot of CC while having a **** ton of damage. But I do want to learn the following people really well: Amumu, Azir, Bard, Blitzcrank, Camille, Dr. Mundo, Draven, Ekko, Ezreal, Fiddlesticks, Fizz, Jax, Kayn, Kennen, Kled, Kog'Maw, Malphite, Maokai, Nasus, Ornn, Pyke, Seraphine, Sylas, Teemo, Thresh, Tristana, Twitch, Udyr, Veigar, Ziggs, Volibear, Warwick, Zac and Ziggs. I want to learn them because either their kit seems fun and interesting like Jax and or they're in the meta at the moment.
Who are your top bans and why?
I have so many top bans that it's impossible to choose just one. But if you want my bans for each role, top lane is Darius, Illaoi and Kayle in that order, jungle is Shaco Rek'sai and Nocturne, mid lane it's Vladimir, Malzahar, Yasuo and Yone, bot lane is Varus, Vayne, Kalista and Senna and last but not least support is Morgana, Leona and Senna again. I ban these because they're super oppressive like Illaoi, Rek'sai, Malazahr, Vayne and Morgana or they make me want to hang myself like Darius, Shaco, Vladimir, Varus and Leona. Some scale to ridiculous levels like Kayle so I prevent them from even showing up in the first place so I don't go Mega mode but I have a few tips and tricks for everyone I've played against so don't worry, I took the pain for you guys so you don't pull your hair. Some of the bans are agreeable but some are severely questionable. I list why in the match ups and if they're a good ban or not IN MY OPINION BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THEM.