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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 11.23. 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 5 Guides
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[PT-BR] GuiNAR, the oldest new king!

Guide by GuiNar updated January 6, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnarcissicm: Tanky top lane guide

Guide by Jayfubble updated December 11, 2014
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

AD bursty Gnar!

Guide by Beagle6 updated November 18, 2014
Season 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

GNAR: TOO MUCH LIGHTNING

Build by nicegamer7 updated July 11, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

GNAR! The Missing Link Ultimate Guide For Top Lane

Build by BallMyHall updated June 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Making top enemy Cry

Build by GoD Scorpion updated June 6, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Le Gnar - S5 Crushing SoloQ

Build by MoonWell updated March 21, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar is an Adorable Killing Machine~

Build by Soicnarf updated January 14, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

The POWER of Gnar

Build by Microtrust updated November 8, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar By KiNG 0f Revenger

Build by arnold018 updated November 4, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Unchained Season 5 Patch 5.21

Build by Guest updated October 29, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar Unchained S5 Patch 5.21

Build by Guest updated October 29, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Teamfighting Gnar

Build by FNC Weaboo updated October 28, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Bronze 5 AP Gnar guide

Build by Chicken Nuggets V2 updated October 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

[FR] Run Gnar : Build for Gnar

Build by Guest updated October 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Tanky Toplane Gnar

Build by Guest updated October 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnar, The Missing God

Build by TheTrainer updated October 24, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

GNAR AP WOW

Build by Guest updated October 20, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Gnarly Builds

Build by Guest updated October 18, 2015
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LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide
LoL Champion Gnar Build Guide

Simple DPS Gnar

Build by Guest updated October 17, 2015
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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 11.23. 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 11.23: 595530 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 6417 Games

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  • 2
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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 983 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 61%

Win Rate 69 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

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

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 26386 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 988 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 109 Games

Teleport Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 18000 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 20862 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3656 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3139 Games

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Patch 11.23: 595532 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 437 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 49%

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: 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 47%

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
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1929 Games

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Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 218 Games

Flash Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1442 Games

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Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1553 Games

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Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 277 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 354 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 11.23: 595536 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gnar's Top Items

Gnar's Runes

Gnar's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 83 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: Unflinching
Unflinching

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 497 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 47%

Win Rate 78 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
More Gnar Runes

Gnar's Summoner Spells

Gnar's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2019 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 139 Games

Flash Ignite

Gnar's Starters

Gnar's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1488 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gnar's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1714 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gnar's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 284 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gnar's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 236 Games

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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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