This champion was updated in the latest Patch 3.4a

Gwen Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Gwen with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Gwen or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Gwen's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Gwen is ranked Tier S+ (Solo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Gwen
Gwen Baron Lane The Hallowed Seamstress
Patch 3.4a
Recommended Role Solo Lane

Gwen's Item Build

Starting Item
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth
Riftmaker
Riftmaker
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth
Riftmaker
Riftmaker
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Void Staff
Morellonomicon
Morellonomicon
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis
Stasis

Gwen's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Second Wind
Second Wind
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Gwen's Skill Order

Thousand Cuts Thousand Cuts (Passive)
Snip Snip!
  • Snip Snip!
Hallowed Mist
  • Hallowed Mist
Skip 'n Slash
  • Skip 'n Slash
Needlework
  • Needlework
Quick Skill Order
Snip Snip!
Skip 'n Slash
Hallowed Mist

How to play Gwen



Gwen is an AP fighter and assassin primarily played in the Baron Lane. She is a reasonably weak champion in the early game, especially before she reaches level 5. It's best to play safe, poke when you have the chance and farm up so you can get her core items. Once she reaches level 5, she has access to Ultimate Needlework which is one of her primary sources of damage, and this is when you can start to utilize her aggressive play style and try to get an early advantage by either trying to get a solo kill in the Baron lane or group early with your team around objectives and focus on the squishy targets in the backline.

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Gwen's Abilities


Thousand Cuts (Passive)

Gwen's attacks deal bonus magic damage equal to a % of the target's maximum health. She also heals for a % of this ability's damage dealt to champions. This passive makes Gwen strong when she is looking at engaging, using her dash to get into auto attack range and deal a lot of damage.

Gwen's passive also deals a bit of extra magic damage to monsters. This can make Gwen jungle viable and make her jungle clear a bit easier.

Snip Snip! (1)

Gwen snips her scissors twice, snipping an extra time for each stack consumed. Gwen gains one stack per attack hit, lasting a few seconds. Each snip deals magic damage, with the final snip dealing more magic damage.

It's essential to keep an eye on the purple marks underneath Gwen's mana bar. This shows you how many stacks you have. More stacks = more snips = more damage!

Hallowed Mist (2)

Summons a Hallowed Mist around her, making Gwen untargetable to enemies outside the zone while inside. This also works for Major Objectives like Baron and Dragon so that you can tank a lot of the damage.

The Mist will move to Gwen the first time she attempts to leave, but if she leaves a 2nd time, the Mist will disappear. Gwen also gains Armor and Magic Resist whilst inside the Mist, so even if someone goes inside of the Mist to deal damage to you, it will still be quite difficult for them to kill you.

Skip 'n Slash (3)

Gwen dashes and enhances her attacks for a few seconds. Enhanced attacks gives Gwen attack speed, extra auto attack range and deals additional magic damage on hit. The first enhanced attack to hit an enemy refunds a % of Skip 'n Slashes cooldown.

Skip 'n Slash works as an auto-attack reset, meaning you can reduce the time between each auto attack when using this ability. You can also use this ability to dash over walks to get away to safety or to surprise your enemy.

Needlework (Ultimate)

Gwen's ultimate has 3 casts, firing more needles each time dealing more damage.

First cast: Hurl a needle that deals magic damage and slows for just over a second, and applied Thousand Cuts passive to all enemies hit. Note that do you not need to auto attack or hit the ability to be able to recast Needlework.

Second Cast: Fires 3 needles, dealing more magic damage.

Third Cast: Firest 5 needles dealing even more magic damage.

Gwen Build Breakdown


Nashor's Tooth
Riftmaker
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Morello-nomicon
Ionian Boots of Lucidity - Stasis

Gwen's primary source of damage comes from her abilities and auto attacks being able to deal extra magic damage; this means she works excellently with ability power items. Riftmaker is the perfect item for Gwen. The base stats help her a lot and the passive, Void Corruption, is easy to stack on Gwen because she loves dashing in and out of combat against champions. Since Gwen loves to auto attack a lot, Nashor's Tooth is another excellent item that gives Gwen attack speed, and Gwen's auto attack will deal bonus magic damage.

For runes we have:

Conqueror

Gwen can get six stacks of the rune quickly with her abilities and auto-attacks because of her short cooldowns and high attack speed. When you reach maximum stacks, Gwen benefits significantly from the omnivamp you gain.

Triumph

Gwen already does a lot of damage with her abilities, but Triumph helps her deal more damage to low-health enemies, and she also gets healed every time she gets a takedown.

Second Wind

Second Wind greatly helps Gwen during the laning phase. It allows her to heal up so she can stay in the lane longer, and the effect is doubled for melee champions like Gwen.

Sweet Tooth

An excellent rune for if Gwen gets low on health in the laning phase and needs that extra healing, she can go to the honey fruit and heal back up, and you also get a little bit of free gold.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on Gwen, especially when looking to dive into team fights or looking to jump out if you go too far! Ignite is the go-to 2nd spell! It's excellent for Gwen to get that extra little bit of damage when she tries to kill the enemies.

Early Game


Gwen can be pretty weak in the early game. Before level 5 the best thing you can do is stay safe and farm up, at times you can look to stack your Snip Snip! and dash forward to deal a little bit of poke damage to the enemy champion. If you get into trouble early when playing Gwen you can use Hallowed Mist and Skip 'n Slash to easily get away to safety underneath your tower.

Late Game


When Gwen reaches the mid/late game and gets a few items this is where she can become a strong champion. When she is grouped with her team and about to have a team fight the best thing she wants to do is get onto the enemy backline where she can kill the carries. Gwen has so much mobility and survivability with her abilities and stasis (boots upgrade) also helps with that. When playing Gwen you also have great 1 vs 1 potential against most champions. This can give your team a big advantage if you can get a kill before the team fight starts.

Conclusion


Overall Gwen is a very fun and interesting champion in Wild Rift. Gwen has one of the best scaling potentials in the game with her Abilities and high Attack Speed. She is great vs squishy comps but also does really well vs tanky comps with her constant damage from her Ultimate and 1st Ability.


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