S13 Gnar Guide (WIP)
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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
Like most melee vs ranged matchups, you have the first two levels to poke Aatrox out but come level three, you really don't want to underestimate his damage. He usually takes Ignite so when you're weak, recall and TP back in with full HP and an item advantage. If you kill him, good news. He can't come back as fast as you can. In teamfights, play to catch Aatrox without his ult. If he popped it in a skirmish it's GG. If you have anti-heal like a Thornmail or a Chempunk, he won't do his job.
I haven't played against an Akali in a while but I'll update this when I do.
Camille plays to scale up so you need to shut her down by any means. Once she gets Sheen, you really need to respect her. However, if you hit level 6 before her, you can go right back to being aggressive. Camille is one of those champs who has two options for you to counter her. Take her on in the duel in the sidelane or teamfight 4v5 and leave your turrets and inhibs exposed. A general tip for champs who you have to duel or teamfight, go to the sidelane and take the duel but TP once you see the rest of the team so you can have a man advantage.
I haven't played against a Cassiopeia in a while but I'll update this when I do.
Poke Cho'Gath out as much as possible. If he gets too fed, rush the funny item (Blade) and you'll really make him regret his choice. Besides, you have max health damage in your W. Get Sunderer to do even more max health damage. In teamfights, take down his carries and get your team to turn on him. Hell, even zone him from his team. But please be careful of his Q and R. He could press R at anytime when you're low HP.
Like always, you have the range advantage. Similar to Aatrox, he doesn't take TP. When you get low on health, back and TP to lane. You need to play short trades because the longer the fight goes on, Darius becomes exponentially more stronger. Teamfights, you outscale him because you are more useful. If you get a really clean engage off and you have Radiant Virtue, the fight is already over and Darius can't do a thing.
Mundo can deal pretty good damage for a tank. But all tanks are weak against the combo of PTA, Blade and Gnar W. You need to dodge his Qs and poke him back. In teamfights, if you're ADC isn't playing Vayne, you're the one that is going to be dealing with him. Try to zone him away from the team and make sure his passive is up as least as possible.
Fiora is a challenging opponent for two reasons. One, if you leave her alone so you can teamfight, you're base will get taken in no time. The other is max health true damage. Get anti heal early in the lane, ideally the first back, and watch her cry. When you're in range of a vital proc and it's in a good spot for her, you just run away and go back to see where the vital is. You have two choices for mid and late game. You either sidelane against Fiora or you teamfight 4v5 and hopefully you win.
GP's laning phase is oppressive. Go Doran's Shield and Second Wind to remedy this. Your level one is stronger than his. Take poking runes like Scorch to match GP's poke. Bait him to put the barrels wherever you're not fighting him. If he's got barrels in the alcove and brushes, play in the river and vice versa. If you're in the river, watch for jungle ganks. Come mid game, please ping your carries not to go near him. One barrel can one shot an ADC.
Gnar is Garen's worst nightmare because he can just Q spam to stop him from regening. Get as many W procs as possible. Go Iceborn to kite and chase him even more. Garen won't be able to do anything to you. Try sidelaning in the mid to late game with Hullbreaker and Ravenous Hydra. Garen can't really come to stop you because you'll just stomp him because of your W and Blade if you have it.
I've never played against Gragas but I'll update this when I do.
Gwen is an interesting champion. She's pretty good at long and short trades. You think I can just poke her out, right? That's where you're wrong kiddo. Her W makes her untargetable to anyone outside the mist. Then why don't I just go in? Wrong again. Gwen excels at close range combat and her W increases her armor and MR. Gwen can either take towers with ease or wipe your team out with her ult and counter with Hallowed Mist. But if you flash ult her team and yours can follow up, you're good.
Heimerdinger is extremely oppressive. Now people are playing him because Beryl played him at Worlds. If you need to ban him, do so. Otherwise, pray you have a team that scales hard in teamfights. You need to play around them if you want to make Heim pay.
Illaoi is a knowledge check and here's the knowledge that will win you the lane. Whenever she misses her E, go in. No matter where you are just go in. Flash if you need to. When she does hit Test of Spirt, just run away and take down the tentacles for some free gold. She is a great split pusher but so are you. Go split push items like Hullbreaker, Blade and Ravenous to match her. Whoever wins the duel wins the game.
Gnar gets countered by Irelia but you can at least make the wave push to you and create an opening for your jungler if she overstays. Once she hits full build you're at a loss. Just farm until mid to late game.
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.
All you do is hope to God you can scale and she can't. Bully and force her off of CS every chance you have.
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 is someone you never want to get ahead. TBC
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
The first few levels are Gnar favoured but once level 3 comes around, you just need to poke him out. Just because Sylas is a mage doesn't mean he gets blown up as easily like an Annie. He can W to heal for a lot of health and to top it off, he uses Conqueror. When teamfights roll around, you better hope to the LP gods he stole someone else's ult. In his hands, Gnar can singlehandedly win teamfights with your ult's ridiculous AP scaling (100% base and 150% if you hit a wall).
The buffed Teemo is on the same level is Irelia. You literally can't touch him. Just pray you have a jungler that can camp you and look for easy all in. Go with every possible tenacity option you can. Sunfire Aegis, Unflinching, Legend: Tenacity, Mercury's Threads and Elixer of Iron are needed.
For Trynd, just go Phase Rush and his slow is useless. He is known for split pushing so go Trinity Force, Hullbreaker, Blade of the Ruined King, Randuin's Omen. Last item is up to you.
Urgot is a real pain due to his execute ult. Be careful whenever he has it up.
Vladimir is a ticking timebomb that will inevitably go off and turbo 1v9 the game. You can try and shut him down but he can just heal back all your poke attempts. When you all in in Mega, he can just give you the middle finger and go into his pool. Unless he's incredibly behind, you must never group for teamfights. Split push and if they come to stop you, if they're not Vlad, you got a free kill and can continue pushing to win the game.
Volibear's chain lightning is scary but you can easily stick back and poke him. Once you get Iceborn, you can proc your W over and over and over again. Bonus points if he's forced to ult out. Then you don't have to worry about him diving you. If Voli engages your team with ult, hop back and use Iceborn to turn the fight and punish his positioning.
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.