Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

LoL Champion Build Guides: Gnar

Gnar The Missing Link

Find the best Gnar build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. 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 9 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Con's new guide on how to be bad, featuring a little thought

Build by Guest updated November 21, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

gnar jgl the best off meta build

Build by kichung updated November 9, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

gnar jgl the best off meta build

Build by Guest updated November 9, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar

Build by Guest updated October 24, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

what

Build by Guest updated October 23, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

AP Gnar (off-meta AF)

Build by Mr.Cauliflower updated October 20, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

angry gnar

Build by STACKS VEIGAR updated October 19, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

gNah

Build by Frozen-Heart updated October 13, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar top hyper carry

Build by Guest updated September 26, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Lightning Gnar

Build by Sir Skall updated September 20, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Make Gnar meta

Build by Guest updated September 9, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

alfredvalcorza

Build by Guest updated August 31, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Magyar útmutató - Gnar Jungle

Build by HUNguides updated August 22, 2019
Season 8 Guides
9.8
254
Votes
28
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

How Gnarly! (A Gnarly Top lane guide) 8.17 Build

Guide by Cwieker updated September 4, 2018
9
13
Votes
0
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[8.19] GNAR ADC IS THE NEW BLACK

Guide by Massive Nuts updated October 1, 2018
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[Patch 8.16] Gnar - The Missing Link - WIP

Guide by alex56541 updated August 26, 2018
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Overall Gnar Toplane Guide

Guide by Calesh updated July 6, 2018
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[8.12] Papa's Guide to Gnar

Guide by BigPapaConner updated June 16, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Guide 8.3 [Twisted Treeline]

Guide by impego updated February 10, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Top Lane 7.24B - The Bully

Guide by Guest updated January 1, 2018
Create a Gnar Build Guide Create a Gnar Build Guide
Craft your own guide
Get Started

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 12.1. 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 12.1: 541028 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 8437 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 50%

Win Rate 1338 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 59%

Win Rate 91 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Press the Attack
Press the Attack
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 35375 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 2090 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 116 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 25431 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 29146 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 4887 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3978 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 541033 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 521 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 55%

Win Rate 88 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 53%

Win Rate 76 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
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2459 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 341 Games

Flash Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1938 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2084 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 496 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 296 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 541037 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 80 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 48%

Win Rate 646 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 52%

Win Rate 113 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
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2701 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 275 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 37%

Win Rate 86 Games

Flash Smite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 2176 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2454 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 369 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 299 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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.

Questions About Gnar

League of Legends Champions:

Teamfight Tactics Guide