Gwen·Top Guide

Power Spike

A Thousand CutsP
Snip Snip!Q
Hallowed MistW
Skip 'n SlashE
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Win rate50.6%
Pick rate3.1%
Ban rate0.9%
Matches68 898-
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Gwen Strengths & Weaknesses

Gwen can deal a lot of damage very quickly with a fully stacked Snip Snip!Q. Look for trades when you have max stacks.

Her Ultimate NeedleworkR can be recast multiple times. It also offers her a heal which helps her in 1v1 fights.

Your Hallowed MistW is a great tool that can stop incoming abilities such as Thresh or Blitzcrank . Although it doesn’t protect your allies, you can put yourself in between you and the enemy so your ally doesn’t get CC’d.


Gwen is difficult to play into ranged champions. They can constantly harass and bully her which will make it difficult for her to survive the early game.

Your Snip Snip!Q will only be as impactful as you make it. If you use your Snip Snip!Q without multiple stacks, the damage will be futile.

Her Hallowed MistW doesn’t block tower shots, but it does increase her defensive stats. With this in mind, always think twice before committing to tower dives.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Gwen is Average

In the first few levels, play safe and avoid committing to any trades. Your very early game is rather weak, so you’ll probably lose trades versus an aggressive laner.

Once your Passive is stacked, you can look for fights with the enemy. Looking for skirmishes when your Passive is stacked will increase your damage output and increase your chances of killing the enemy.

Focus on good wave management and going for favourable trades. If you are constantly pushing, you will not be able to get kills as your Hallowed MistW doesn’t protect you against tower shots.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Gwen is Average

When no team fights are occurring, go in a side lane and look to split push. This way you will continue to earn gold and XP which will help you get to your next major power spike.

Gwen is a strong 1v1 champion- especially if she was able to get an early lead. Look to apply pressure and fight whoever on the enemy team tries to stop you.

Continue to play around your Passive and your Snip Snip!Q in mid-game fights: especially in 1v1 skirmishes. You will miss out on a lot of damage if you don’t play around it.

Late game
25+ min
Gwen is Average

In the late game, stay with your team. Avoid moving too far away from them as the enemy may force a fight while you’re gone.

Focus the nearest enemy champion in team fights. Even with your Hallowed MistW, you are still squishy and vulnerable to the enemy backline. Focus the same champion as the one your allies are focusing.

You can dish out a ton of damage in late game team fights with your empowered Snip Snip!Q damage. Ensure you’re auto-attacking as much as you can to increase your Snip Snip!Q damage.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

Gwen isn't powerful early on, so she must use her Snip Snip!Q to its full potential in the lane. It will give her a lot of sustain and damage, but she will need to invest some time stacking it.

Gwen's level 6 is a significant powerspike for her. She can quickly run down enemies now as the amount of healing she gets from the damage output of the ability is quite potent. She should be winning a duel with ease from now on.

Getting the first component will surely help Gwen's laning phase a lot. Her damage output will increase, which will let her go for short burst trades on her enemy with her Skip 'n SlashE and Snip Snip!Q. She can later use her Hallowed MistW to escape.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Gwen is perfect during this stage as team fights frequently occur, which gives her multiple targets to land her abilities on. As a result, she will dish out tons of damage while healing up during a major fight.

Gwen will get a massive boost to her fighting power at level 11 due to her Ultimate NeedleworkR now having two points. It is highly beneficial for her team as that ability does a lot of damage and can completely change the tide of a fight.

At level nine, Gwen will be able to max out her Snip Snip!Q. That ability is her paramount damage ability, and it will start dishing out a lot of damage from now. As a result, her enemies will have a hard time dealing with her now.

Late game25+ min

Her kill pressure increases during this phase of the game due to her maxed out Ultimate NeedleworkR. As a result, she will easily win any duel, provided she didn't fall drastically behind during the early or mid-game.

Gwen excels during team fights as she can dish out a lot of damage, especially when fighting around clumped areas. Her Hallowed MistW allows her to mitigate a lot of damage, and her Skip 'n SlashE lets her reposition quite quickly.

Gwen does deceptively high amounts of damage during this phase of the game due to her items. She will also have maxed out most of her abilities. She can spam her abilities, which directly translates into more damage and healing for her.

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