Hello armies! Welcome to another League of Legends Champion Spotlight. And today’s champion is Gwen. Gwen has been designated the top laner for the cycle of champions. Gwen can weave in abilities and attacks seamlessly, just like Irelia. Her play patterns are similar to other strong duelists. Gwen has a unique strength in knowing when to use her abilities. She provides wealth opportunities when they’re used at the best times. If you’re searching for another high-tempo laner that excels at fighting constantly, consider adding Gwen to your champion repertoire.
Since Gwen’s kit is relatively flexible and can be taken into either the jungle or a solo lane, there are a few keystone runes that you can consider selecting. Press the Attack is the most ubiquitous of the runes since it allows for a strong dueling presence and gives any allies around you a damage boost on your focused target. If you’re laning, Conqueror is the most synergistic keystone due to the constant trading you’ll be doing with Gwen’s Q and E. If you’re going into the jungle, then you’ll probably want to pick either Dark Harvest or Electrocute to boost your damage for any ganks you perform.
Gwen’s passive skill is the Thousands Cuts. Gwen’s basic attack and some of her abilities deal bonus on-hit magical damage. This is based on a percentage of the enemy’s maximum health. Your basic attacks against champions also heal you according to the amount of damage done. Her Q skill is Snip Snip. Snip Snip deals short-range damage. It targets the immediate area in front of your face, and does serious damage in the middle. This is your primary tool for dueling. You should perform at least four auto attacks before activating it. This will ensure that you get maximum efficiency. This is because you will perform additional cuts for every auto attack that you make prior to Snip Snip activation. You’ll not only deal damage to your Q’s hitbox but also activate Thousand Cut’s passive damage, which deals bonus damage. Her W skill is Hallowed mist. Gwen’s W skill is similar to Xin Zhu’s R, and Poppy’s old ultimate. Gwen makes a zone around herself for five seconds and gains bonus resistances. All enemies within the area are unable to harm or target her with any abilities. Gwen can’t leave the area if she tries. The mist will stay there for one time. It will dissipate if you try to leave the area a second or third time. Her E skill is Skip and Slash. Gwen’s E allows her to dash for a short distance. It also empowers your basic attacks with greater range, speed and on-hit magic damage, lasting four seconds. You can use Skip and Slash’s bonus to perform a basic attack on an enemy and get 50 percent of the ability’s cooldown. Needlework is her R skill. Gwen’s R skill is very similar to Irelia’s old ultimate. It’s a long-range, ammo-useable skill that deals significant damage. Gwen can activate Needlework up three times. However, each cast must be completed within eight seconds. Needlework does more than just deal damage. It also activates the Thousand Cuts passive and slows down.
If you’re laning with Gwen, understanding the power points of your opposing laner is a key to success. Your main goal is to trade when you have maximum stacks for your Q since that’s a notable damage spike. If your opponent tries to run from you when you have a health advantage, you can match their escape with your E and perform more auto attacks while they flee. When laning against a ranged opponent, understanding which abilities are most dangerous to you will aid you immensely in lane thanks to your W. If you can react to your opponent’s skills and make your Hallowed Mist render their ranged attacks useless, you can threaten your opponent with a long trade.
If you take Gwen into the jungle, know when you can clear multiple camps at once due to your Q’s AoE ability. This is risky if the enemy jungler invades you while you perform a double camp clear at the same time. To avoid this, good vision control will allow you to optimize your vision. In addition, you should practice kiting between your auto attacks since forcing the jungle monsters to move between their basic attacks will have them deal less damage, giving you extra effective health.
Well, that’s it for Gwen’s Champion Spotlight. Let me know what you think about this champion.
Again, this is Mr. Frog and See you to the next one.