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Gwen Build Guide by 5Head Builds

Top (S11) HOW I MAKE GWEN TOP META (Gwen Top Build)

Top (S11) HOW I MAKE GWEN TOP META (Gwen Top Build)

Updated on October 28, 2021
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Runes:

Precision
Conqueror
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Resolve
Unflinching
Conditioning
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2
ANTI-HEAL
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Top Lane
Ranked #70 in
Top Lane
Win 46%
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Top Lane Ranked #70 in
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Win 46%
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(S11) HOW I MAKE GWEN TOP META (Gwen Top Build)

By 5Head Builds
Why I'm playing Gwen
To introduce myself I am a measly high bronze player. I know that sounds bad but hear me out. As a lowly bronze player, I have been looking for hard carry 1v9 champs. Originally I was an ADC with a 45% win rate for the longest time. Until one day when had enough of the one-shots, feeding support, and not being able to catch waves and push them when others don't. I switched to the top lane where my strong suits in macro and dueling were rewarded. I went from a 45% win rate overall to 50% overall as of today 10/26/21.

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.
Why are you Building Rapidfire Cannon?
For one, it's cheap, only costing 2500 gold. Second, it has movement speed and functions like triforce which is great for dueling. third, it increases attack range so it synergies with E and can provide great poke and early game pressure. Fourth it gives attack speed which is vital to Gwen's kit.

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.
Conclusion (PLEASE READ)
I spent many hours trying to make Gwen a decent champ for Solo-Q. I think I finally got it.

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).
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