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Level 1 Gwen Stats

Health 660
Health Reg. (5s) 11
Mana 345
Mana Reg. (5s) 12
Armor 45
Magic Res. 38
Move Speed 340
Attack Dmg. 58
Attack Spd. 1

Gwen's Abilities

PThousand Cuts

Attacks deal bonus 1% (+0.006% AP) magic damage of the target's max Health. Heals for 70% of the damage this ability deals to champions up to 12 (+7% AP).

Deals a max of 2 (+3% AP) magic damage against monsters.

1Snip Snip! Cooldown: 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 Cost: 40 / 40 / 40 / 40

Passive: Gains 1 stack per attack hit (max 4, lasts 6 seconds.

Active: Snips her scissors twice, snipping an extra time for each stack consumed. Each snip deals 12 / 16 / 20 / 24 (+5% AP) magic damage with the final snip dealing 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+25% AP) magic damage instead.

The center of each strike deals true damage instead and applies Thousand Cuts.

2Hallowed Mist Cooldown: 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 Cost: 60 / 60 / 60 / 60

Summons the Hallowed Mist for 4 seconds, making Gwen untargetable to enemies outside the zone while inside. Gwen gains 1 (+2% AP) Armor and Magic Resist inside the mist.

The Mist will move to Gwen the first time she attempts to leave.

3Skip 'n Slash Cooldown: 17 / 14 / 12 / 9 Cost: 35 / 35 / 35 / 35

Dashes and enhances her attacks for 4 seconds. Enhanced attacks gain 20% / 40% / 60% / 80% Attack Speed, 10 (+15% AP) magic damage on-hit and 100 Range.

The first enhanced attack to hit a champion or minion refunds 50% of this ability's coodown.

4Needlework Cooldown: 75 / 65 / 55 Cost: 100 / 100 / 100

First Cast: Hurl a needle that deals 30 / 45 / 60 (+8% AP) magic damage, slows by 30% / 35% / 40% for 1.5 seconds, and applies Thousand Cuts to all enemies hit. Needlework can be re-cast 2 additional times.

Second Cast: Fires 3 needles, dealing a total of 90 / 135 / 180 (+24% AP) magic damage.

Third Cast: Fires 5 needles, dealing a total of 150 / 225 / 300 (+40% AP) magic damage.

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 Jungle The Hallowed Seamstress
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Patch 4.0a
Recommended Role Solo Lane
Solo Build S Jungle Build A+

Gwen's Item Build

Starting Item
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Riftmaker
Riftmaker
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Boots
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Riftmaker
Riftmaker
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Void Staff
Cosmic Drive
Cosmic Drive
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Stasis
Stasis

Gwen's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Ghost
Ghost
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

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

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
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth
Riftmaker
Riftmaker
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Void Staff
Cosmic Drive
Cosmic Drive
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Stasis
Stasis

Gwen's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Ghost
Ghost
Smite
Smite
Chilling Smite
Chilling Smite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

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


Riftmaker
Nashor's Tooth
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Cosmic Drive
Gluttonous Greaves - 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.

Bone Plating

Since Gwen is generally at the front during team fights, she will take a lot of damage. Bone plating will help Gwen take reduced damage from the first three instances of damage which will help her survive longer.

Nimbus Cloak

An excellent rune for Gwen as she works really well with movement speed so she can easily get onto the enemy backline. Nimbus Cloak increases the movement speed of Ghost and gives you movement speed when using Ignite.

Ghost
Ignite

For summoner spells, Ghost is a must on Gwen, she doesn't need Flash because she has her Skip 'n Slash dash that has a very low cooldown and her Hallowed Mist can help you dodge abilities. 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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