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Gwen Build Guides, Runes and Items

Gwen The Hallowed Seamstress

Find the best Gwen build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Gwen build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Gwen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

[12.9] Menace To LoL Gwen

Guide by King Turtle updated May 12, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
49
Votes
1
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Constant Gwentakills as a Gwen JG

Guide by Luckylandtree updated May 1, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
208
Votes
20
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Educational Darky's HIGH ELO Gwen Guide! [12.8]

Guide by DarkyTheReal updated May 1, 2022
  • In-depth
8.8
10
Votes
0
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Gwen Midlane 12.8

Guide by Bunny Kata updated April 27, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Gwens Snipping and Sewing Services [12.9]

Guide by NegativePhoenix updated May 13, 2022
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

THE COFFEE GIRL (top/jungle from bronze elo guy)

Guide by PENTAKILL LETS GO updated May 16, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

GIGACHAD GWEN BUILD S12 (rank 100 gwen)

Guide by annak3ndr1ck updated April 28, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.8
163
Votes
10
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

[12.6] A Hard Stuck's Guide to Gwen Jungle (RIP RAVHun)

Guide by Irmike78 updated April 2, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
9.5
33
Votes
5
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Snip Through Them! Top Gwen Guide!

Guide by PK Noob updated February 11, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

[11.24b] Queen Gwenevere 101

Guide by Sainted updated December 17, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

LWDS PY's Gwen Build for Dummies!

Guide by Yumi Project updated April 8, 2022
7.2
12
Votes
5
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Season 12 [12.5] The Only Challenger Gwen Guide You'll Need REVAMPED [WIP]

Guide by slogdog updated March 24, 2022
  • In-depth
6.5
73
Votes
17
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Three Ways to Gwen [Top/Jungle/Mid] [12.2]

Guide by JuvX updated January 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Gwen Guide [FR]

Guide by Guest updated January 25, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

On-Hit sawblade Gwen

Guide by Stellathe trans gal updated December 27, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Gwen Top S12

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

[12.7] The Beginner's Guide to Gwen

Guide by lyches updated April 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Theorycrafted Gwen Build with an unexpected item

Guide by Philex updated January 11, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
8.5
8
Votes
0
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Gwen - The Hallowed Seamstress

Build by Chili Dog updated February 23, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide
LoL Champion Gwen Build Guide

Snip snip! [Gwen guide for all]

Build by deie updated February 17, 2022
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Gwen Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Gwen we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Gwen, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Gwen this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.9. However, if you are a new Gwen player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Gwen!

Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gwen's Runes

Gwen's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 4728 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
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

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 83 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 187 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Gwen's Summoner Spells

Gwen's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 8982 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 2623 Games

Ghost Teleport

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 2408 Games

Flash Teleport

Gwen's Starters

Gwen's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 7499 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 6352 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 3101 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Gwen's Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 13139 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3033 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2507 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gwen's Runes

Gwen's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1138 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 61 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
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

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 71 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
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

Gwen's Summoner Spells

Gwen's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3109 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 172 Games

Ghost Ignite

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 869 Games

Teleport Ignite

Gwen's Starters

Gwen's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1969 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Gwen's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3636 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2008 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 399 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gwen's Runes

Gwen's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 413 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
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

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 66 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 69 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

Gwen's Summoner Spells

Gwen's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 221 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 759 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 526 Games

Flash Ignite

Gwen's Starters

Gwen's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 756 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 739 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 70 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Gwen's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1407 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gwen's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 341 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Gwen's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 368 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Gwen 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 Gwen guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Gwen Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Gwen. 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.

Gwen Skins

Find Gwen's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Gwen skins and chromas on Gwen's skins page.

Gwen's Abilities

Gwen's Thousand Cuts
Thousand Cuts Gwen's Passive Gwen's Passive
Self
Gwen's Passive
Gwen's Passive
Gwen's attacks deal an additional 1% (+0.8% per 100 ability power) of the target's max health as magic damage on hit. Gwen recovers health equal to 70% of the damage this ability deals to champions.
Q
Gwen's Snip Snip!
Snip Snip! Gwen's Q Ability
Self
40
6.5 / 5.75 / 5 / 4.25 / 3.5
Passive: Gwen gains 1 stack when she hits an enemy with an attack (max 4, lasts 6 seconds).

Active: Consumes stacks. Gwen snips once for 9 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 21 (+5% of ability power) magic damage, snips again for each ammo consumed, and then snips a final time for 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 (+25% of ability power) magic damage.

The center of each strikes deals true damage instead and applies A Thousand Cuts to enemies hit.
W
Gwen's Hallowed Mist
Hallowed Mist Gwen's W Ability
480
60
22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14
Gwen summons the Hallowed Mist, making her untargetable to all enemies (except towers) outside the zone for 5 seconds or until she leaves it. While in the mist, Gwen gains 20 (+5% of ability power) armor and magic resist. Gwen can recast this ability once to call the mist to her. This will automatically recast the first time Gwen attempts to leave the zone.
E
Gwen's Skip 'n Slash
Skip 'n Slash Gwen's E Ability
350
35
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Gwen dashes and empowers her attacks for 4 seconds.

Empowered attacks gain 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80% attack speed, 10 (+15% of ability power) magic damage on-hit, 50 attack range, and the first one to hit an enemy refunds 60% of this ability's cooldown.
R
Gwen's Needlework
Needlework Gwen's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
100 / 90 / 80 / 80 / 80
First Cast: Hurl a needle that deals 30 / 55 / 80 (+80% of ability power) plus 1% (+0.8% per 100 ability power) of the target's max health as magic damage, slows by 40 / 50 / 60% for 1.5 seconds, and applies A Thousand Cuts to all enemies hit. If Gwen hits an enemy with an attack or ability within 6 second of casting this, she can recast it (up to 2 additional times).

Second Cast: Fire three needles to deal 90 / 165 / 240 (+24% of ability power) plus 3% (+2.4% per 100 ability power) of the target's max health as magic damage.

Third Cast: Fire five needles to deal 150 / 275 / 400 (+40% of ability power) plus 5% (+4% per 100 ability power) of the target's max health as magic damage.

Questions About Gwen

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