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LoL Champion Build Guides: Gnar

Gnar The Missing Link

Find the best Gnar build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.2. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Gnar build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Gnar's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.2 & Patch 12.1
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[11.24] Diamond Gnar Guide - Thing in the Ice - Season 11

Guide by Thing in the Ice updated January 6, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
171
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6
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[12.2] THE Ultimate Gnar Guide S12

Guide by Thegibblescast updated January 23, 2022
9.2
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[12.2] Gnar - Divine Sunderer

Guide by matek1207 updated January 21, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Zing's Guide to AP and AD Mid Gnar (12.1)

Guide by GnarZing updated January 13, 2022
  • In-depth
8.6
49
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[12.1] Rageblade lethal tempo/pta on hit

Guide by fappyhatesgaff updated January 18, 2022
8.5
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

The Overall Gnar Experiences made into a Guide

Guide by Gragas Fumante updated January 5, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.2 & Patch 12.1
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar - A Golden Guide

Build by Herbietron updated January 9, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Mid/Top Gnar

Build by Jeey P updated January 19, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[12.1] OP Gnar Full AD/AP

Build by Nova9 updated January 10, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

mrnnifs gnar guide

Build by Guest updated January 13, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Jesuscirraptor TOP AP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 11, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Top Insta-win no counterplay guide

Build by Neggel updated January 5, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Assassin Gnar !!! JUST FOR FUN (Full Lethality + crit gnar)

Guide by Shinox updated December 16, 2021
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

AP Gnar Mid

Build by BDDave updated November 20, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar TOP

Build by Guest updated December 30, 2021
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

PITBULL GNAR MIDLANE !!!

Build by BubbaGabba updated November 17, 2021
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[11.24] Smol Boi Gnar Support

Build by ZabbaAA updated December 18, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Meh gnar build

Build by Guest updated November 20, 2021
Season 11 Guides
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

ADC Gnar

Guide by a1a7s45 updated April 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Patch 11.17 Gnar Guide

Guide by Mr. Popper updated September 9, 2021
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Gnar Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Gnar we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Gnar, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Gnar this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.2. However, if you are a new Gnar player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Gnar!

Patch 12.2: 159516 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 5033 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 56 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 100 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
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Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 18445 Games

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Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1516 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 81 Games

Teleport Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 13420 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 15471 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2749 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2027 Games

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Patch 12.2: 159520 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 291 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 57 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
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Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1248 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 215 Games

Flash Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 971 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1060 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 282 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 156 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.2: 159521 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 356 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 60 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1312 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 186 Games

Flash Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1081 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1216 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 134 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 205 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Gnar Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Gnar guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Gnar Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Gnar. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Gnar Skins

Gnar's Abilities

Gnar's Rage Gene
Rage Gene Gnar's Passive Gnar's Passive
Self
Gnar's Passive
Gnar's Passive
While in Mini Gnar form, he gains 0-20 bonus movement speed (depending on level), 0-100 attack range (depending on level), attack speed and attack speed growth.

Mini Gnar generates 4 / 7 / 11 Rage over 2 seconds upon dealing or receiving damage (at level 1/6/11). Against non-champions, basic attacks and Boomerang Throw instantly generate 0.5 / 0.875 / 1.375 Rage (depending on level). Against champions, Boomerang Throw instantly generate 1 / 1.75 / 2.75 Rage (depending on level), and basic attacks instantly generate 2 / 3.5 / 5.5 Rage (depending on level). Boomerang Throw can only generate Rage once per cast, and grants Rage based on the first enemy hit. Gnar's Rage decays if he has not dealt or taken damage in the last 13 seconds.

At maximum Rage, casting an ability or after 4 seconds will transform him into Mega Gnar for 15 seconds, during which Gnar's Rage depletes. Afterwards Gnar returns to Mini Gnar and is too tired to generate Rage for 15 seconds. Gnar retains his current percentage health when he returns to Mini Gnar.

Mega Gnar has different abilities, although they share Mini Gnar's ability cooldowns. While in Mega Gnar form, he loses all Mini Gnar's buffs and instead has increased base AD, health, armor and magic resistance. Gnar restores health equal to the increase.
Q
Gnar's Boomerang Throw / Boulder Toss
Boomerang Throw / Boulder Toss Gnar's Q Ability
1100
0
20 / 17.5 / 15 / 12.5 / 10
Boomerang Throw: Gnar throws his boomerang forward in a line, dealing 5 / 45 / 85 / 125 / 165 (+1.15 per attack damage) physical damage to all enemies it passes through and also slowing the first enemy hit by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% for 2 seconds. Enemies beyond the first take only 50% damage.

Upon reaching maximum range or striking an enemy, the boomerang will slowly come to a stop before travelling back toward Gnar in fixed direction. If Gnar catches his boomerang, Boomerang Throw's cooldown is reduced by 40%.

Boulder Toss: Gnar throws a boulder that stops when it hits an enemy, dealing 5 / 45 / 85 / 125 / 165 (+1.4 per attack damage) physical damage and slowing all enemies hit by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%.

If Gnar picks up his boulder, Boulder Toss's cooldown is reduced by 70%.
W
Gnar's Hyper / Wallop
Hyper / Wallop Gnar's W Ability
Self
0
7
Hyper: Every 3rd consecutive attack or spell on the same target grants Gnar 20 / 40 / 60 / 80% bonus movement speed that decays over 3 seconds (depending on GNAR!'s rank), and deals 0 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 (+100% of ability power) (+6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% of the target's maximum health) additional magic damage. This damage is capped at 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 against minions and monsters.

Gnar gains Hyper's bonus movement speed whenever he returns to Mini Gnar from Mega Gnar.

Wallop: Gnar stands on his back legs before slamming his fists into the ground, dealing 25 / 55 / 85 / 115 / 145 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage and stunning enemies in a large area in front of him for 1.25 seconds.
E
Gnar's Hop / Crunch
Hop / Crunch Gnar's E Ability
Self
0
22 / 19.5 / 17 / 14.5 / 12
Hop: Gnar leaps to a location, gaining 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% bonus attack speed for 6 seconds.

If Gnar lands on a unit he will bounce off it, traveling further, dealing 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+ 6% of Gnar's maximum health) physical damage and briefly slowing the unit landed on if it was an enemy.

Crunch: Gnar leaps to a location, dealing 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 6% of Gnar's maximum health) physical damage to all nearby enemies on landing. Enemies on the center of the impact area are slowed briefly.
R
Gnar's GNAR!
GNAR! Gnar's Ultimate (R) Ability
590
0
90 / 60 / 30 / 30 / 30
Passive: Hyper's movement speed bonus is increased.

Active: Gnar knocks all nearby enemies in the specified direction, dealing 200 / 300 / 400 (+100% of ability power) (+0.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and slowing them by 60% for 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 seconds. Any enemy that hits terrain takes 50% increased damage and are stunned instead of slowed.
Q
Gnar's Boomerang Throw
Boomerang Throw Gnar's Q Ability
1100
0
20 / 17.5 / 15 / 12.5 / 10
Gnar throws his boomerang forward in a line, dealing 5 / 45 / 85 / 125 / 165 (+1.15 per attack damage) physical damage to all enemies it passes through and also slowing the first enemy hit by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% for 2 seconds. Enemies beyond the first take only 50% damage.

Upon reaching maximum range or striking an enemy, the boomerang will slowly come to a stop before travelling back toward Gnar in fixed direction. If Gnar catches his boomerang, Boomerang Throw's cooldown is reduced by 40%.
Q
Gnar's Boulder Toss
Boulder Toss Gnar's Q Ability
1100
0
20 / 17.5 / 15 / 12.5 / 10
Gnar throws a boulder that stops when it hits an enemy, dealing 25 / 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 (+1.2 per attack damage) physical damage and slowing all enemies hit by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% for 2 seconds.

If Gnar picks up his boulder, Boulder Toss's cooldown is reduced by 60%.
W
Gnar's Hyper
Hyper Gnar's W Ability
Self
0
Gnar's Passive
Every 3rd consecutive attack or spell on the same target grants Gnar 20 / 40 / 60 / 80% bonus movement speed that decays over 3 seconds (depending on GNAR!'s rank), and deals 0 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 (+100% of ability power) (+6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14% of the target's maximum health) additional magic damage. This damage is capped at 300 against minions and monsters at all levels.

Gnar gains Hyper's bonus movement speed whenever he returns to Mini Gnar from Mega Gnar.
W
Gnar's Wallop
Wallop Gnar's W Ability
550
0
7
Gnar stands on his back legs before slamming his fists into the ground, dealing 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage and stunning enemies in a large area in front of him for 1.25 seconds.
E
Gnar's Hop
Hop Gnar's E Ability
475
0
22 / 19.5 / 17 / 14.5 / 12
Gnar leaps to a location, gaining 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60% bonus attack speed for 6 seconds.

If Gnar lands on a unit he will bounce off it, traveling further, dealing 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 6% of Gnar's maximum health) physical damage and briefly slowing the unit landed on if it was an enemy.
E
Gnar's Crunch
Crunch Gnar's E Ability
675
0
22 / 19.5 / 17 / 14.5 / 12
Gnar leaps to a location, dealing 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 6% of Gnar's maximum health) physical damage to all nearby enemies on landing. Enemies on the center of the impact area are slowed briefly.

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