Gwen Build Guide by 5Head Builds
(S11) HOW I MAKE GWEN TOP META (Gwen Top Build)
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Standard
Threats & Synergies
Watch out for his W and E Q combos. If he misses E Q then punish or zone.
Your passive wins this, just don't get in a close fight or he might Ult you.
This guy is pretty hard he has a massive Q that outranges you. His W will slow you and he will pull you in with E. To win this matchup I just try to farm until jungle ganks or poke and harass if he misses his E.
You would think He would be easy but his damage is surprisingly high. his healing is also insane. Buy anti heal ASAP to win.
She's basically you but better until the late game where you should be able to contest her MAYBE. To win get damage ninja tabi and anti heal and that should even the playing field.
This champ is a constant barrage of Q poke with Grasp. Really Braindead. Just wait until you get items to challenge him because he can just poke you down.
This champ will Q E R 100 to 0 from a bush. Don't walk up to cs unless his abilities are down. Just trust me when I say play safe because you completely outscale him.
Really horrible poke and he has a dash, and can transform into a bruiser, and has CC. This all-in-one toplaner is sort of a nightmare. Just wait for Jungle, don't stand near walls, and cs and wait to outscale him because you will.
as long as you don't all in her with her Ultimate then you should be fine. Otherwise, with your kit, You win and you definitely outscale.
It has to be a good player but this matchup can be hard because this really just comes down to the better player. Advice: Don't get stunned and you should win whatever trade or all-in.
His counter strike is horrible and he can get on top of you. I would ban him or dodge because he wins in all facets of the game. There is, however, the slight possibility that if you wait out his w you can win. But baiting that is risky and hard, but good players won't miss his w.
Horrible poke and all-in. You don't win until the late game. If he misses his poke I would say it's safe to cs. TBH I haven't faced this guy like ever. I wouldn't worry too much because I feel like he has such low impact. Never seen a Jayce get a pentakill.
You need to win this lane otherwise she scales slightly better than you and you might lose.
He has pretty good all-ins and is hard to escape from. He also has lots of burst. However, this is the one champ that your passive will carry in early and you can shred and vamp his health bar at early levels.
Just don't get ganked and you should win. She pokes but is so little and insignificant that you just heal when you get items. Also avoid her Ult by not getting hit after level 6
His poke is pretty good and he can burst you pretty well with his Ult, but if you get Hourglass early you win if he misses.
He really can't do anything aside from poke. survive until you get items and you win.
His abilities are easy to dodge and you can just get anti-heal early to negate his W. If he ults you though you may lose, or if he successfully lands his abilities you lose lane and get chunked.
This champ is hard to deal with because not only does he excel in 1v1 scenarios but he also scales. It's sort of a lose-lose situation where he has a good early and late game. I've heard from diamond players that tho deal with him buy anti-heal and boots early so he can't catch you with W and bully him when thats on CD
He really has no way to win against you since he's a tank and his abilities are slow and clunky, easy to dodge, and punish if missed.
Her W will counter your E. I would not fight her close to walls and don't stand under her second Q and you should win.
You really can't do anything against Quinn as a Duelist because she just pokes you down and bullies you. and in lane game, she will catch you in your split push. To win against Quinn don't fight unless she's behind and try to fight in team fights where she'll have the least impact you'll have the most.
The very strong early game basically doesn't contest try to cs and stay alive until late you can win.
Depends on the player but you should be able to win against her. If you can bait out her W and E combo you can win the trade/all-in.
His W is overloaded and he will win trades he is not supposed to just because of his W. I would try to stay alive and lane. never all-in unless he is low health and look to poke when his abilities are on CD.
He is a pretty major threat because he can ground your dash and you can't catch him. Try to play safe and don't dash in. Poke and dash out.
His damage Early is really good. wait until you get items to all-in him. if he gets bramble don't fight until later in the game.
His abilities are slow and his damage is low if you can avoid it. He also has a high HP bar so you passive work really well. Very easy Matchup.
He has the ability to win trades he is not supposed to. However, if you buy MR and anti heal you have a shot at winning.
He is a tank and early on he will do well. but as you get items he loses really hard.
Just because of his shrooms and his W you will lose early. try your best to farm. If you are below 50% health leave the lane and return.
His all-in potential is really uncontested. Don't fight him after level 6 and try your best to remember his Ult timer.
He is hard to beat in the laning phase but he falls off pretty hard. Only harass him if he misses his E.
She's ranged so Gwen obviously loses. She wins pretty much all the time at all times of the game. if you get on her, however, you should be able to kill her.
He wins' pretty early on into the game his stun will win him most trades and 1v1s. wait until jungle ganks or later when you shred his health.
Buy anti-heal and early MR and you can survive. all he does is kill his split push is horrible.
His Ult will win in 1v1 scenarios and his poke is pretty decent. Try to have jungle gank or bait his ultimate.
His ult should win unless W blocks it I'm not sure but get anti heal and you can maybe win the 1v1
You can win against Yorick if you don't fight him with his maiden. Also, dodge his minions.
Champion Build Guide
I played Yorick in the top and dominated with my superior macro and dueling. I started smurfing with above 70% consistently. Afterward, I looked for something with a higher skill cap and added Fiora. At first, winning was 50/50 but then I found out how to play Fiora well and started winning consistently as well.
I had just one issue. I had no AP top-laners so I picked up Mordekaiser. I was really well at dueling with him, but I lost most of the time. Why?. I didn't build Nashors for split push and his push is really bad if you don't take demolish.
So, I made a fun build(If you check my account) and stopped playing him ranked. I asked myself, what is a split pusher duelist like Fiora that has incredible split push potential? I came to a couple of champs but mainly, Teemo, Kayle, and Gwen.
Well for one I didn't want to play Teemo because he's cringe and annoying. I didn't want to play Kayle because she was useless in the early game and was also just a boring braindead auto-attacker and I didn't really think she was a split push champ like Yorick of Fiora. But Gwen, Gwen, could work. The only issue: she has the lowest win rate top lane because of how useless she is early.
When I picked her up at first, I lost EVERY SINGLE GAME getting as low as a 21% win rate, and time after time went back to the drawing board looking for an optimal build path that would work. However, it was to no avail. I gave up for a while. Recently, though I gave it another shot. I tried everything from building lichbane first item to trying support items to going hybrid AP-AD. And then, finally, I solved my problem through help with looking at other AP auto-attackers such as Kayle, Teemo, and Azir and many building on Gwen and other Ideas and finally made a build that will hard carry your lowly teammates and 1v9 out of bronze.
The one thing that was causing her to lose was her ability to stick to enemies. many enemies can just walk away from a Gwen leaving her with 0 kill pressure. After I Identified that was brainstorming and trying every item that grants movement speed. I read a post online when researching on what items should be built on Gwen and I came across a post from an interview with RIOT employee Blizz on what items he thought would be good for Gwen and he said Lich Bane would give the poke and movement that Gwen needs. So I tried and it and found that I had better success. I also remembered from King Turtle's Gwen Build he suggested On-Hit which I thought was also a good idea. I tried in my games and found that it was lacking something: movement. Then again I went back to practice tool searching for a that surely works. I spent weeks searching for an Item because I loved the kit so much I wasn't willing to give up and admit she is a bad champ. I told myself "Man I wish that I could have attack speed and burst and the same time so that I can trade or all-in." and as I looked at all the attack speed options in the shop, seeing that I had tried all of them, all of them except for one. Rapidfire Cannon. As I hovered over it I had an epiphany. Looking at the stats: 35% attack speed, 7% movement speed, and the sharpshooter passive I realized that this was the one true Item that would make Gwen dueling capabilities way better than the meta was right now. This item was exactly what I was looking for.
I tried it to make sure. And guess what. AFTER A 20% WR ON GWEN AND MULTIPLE LOSS STREAKS, I FINALLY WON, BUT NOT JUST ONE GAME, BUT 8 GAMES IN A ROW!!! IN EVERY OTHER GAME I HAD THE HIGHEST DAMAGE TO TURRETS AND CHAMPIONS AND IN ONE GAME I 1V9 CARRIED THE GAME.
In these games, I had gotten multiple S-ranked performances with the highest CS.
The one thing that made this Item OP on Gwen was the sharpshooter passive which increased attack range and with E I poke my enemy from the other side of the lane.
That's why I'm building Rapidfire Cannon on Gwen
Thank you for reading.
Try the build for yourself and see what you think I would love the feedback.
If this build really increased your win rate on Gwen PLEASE UPVOTE so others can try this and maybe we can shift the meta to this build.
here's my mobalytics for so you can see the difference in Gwen games(Also op.gg didn't work for this editing tool and I don't know why).