Gwen can deal a lot of damage very quickly with a fully stacked Q. Look for trades when you have max stacks.
Her Ultimate R can be recast multiple times. It also offers her a heal which helps her in 1v1 fights.
Your W is a great tool that can stop incoming abilities such as Thresh Q or Blitzcrank Q. 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 Q will only be as impactful as you make it. If you use your Q without multiple stacks, the damage will be futile.
Her W doesn’t block tower shots, but it does increase her defensive stats. With this in mind, always think twice before committing to tower dives.
0 - 15 min
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 W doesn’t protect you against tower shots.
15 - 25 min
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 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.
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 W, 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 Q damage. Ensure you’re auto-attacking as much as you can to increase your Q damage.
Gwen will always be stronger when she has her Passive stacked. This is because her Q will deal more damage. Avoid committing to fights unless it’s heavily stacked.
Once Gwen has completed her first component item, she will be a lot stronger. She can look for trades more frequently and she should come out ahead of the fights.
When Gwen unlocks her Ultimate R, her kill and all-in pressure intensifies. Look for fights around your Passive and don’t be afraid to pull the trigger.
When Gwen has hit level 9, her Q will be maxed. This ability in conjunction with her Passive will deal a lot of damage to an enemy in a 1v1 fight.
At level 11, Gwen will put 2 points in her Ultimate R. She will be a huge threat in 1v1 skirmishes if she has the level advantage.
Gwen will be strong during mid-game team fights. Look to group with your team and try to capitalize on your item and level power spikes to gain a significant advantage.
In the late game, Gwen will find it difficult to get picks as the enemy will be grouped together and playing as a team.
Post 14, Gwen will start to put points in her W. The decreased cooldown will be beneficial, but not game-changing as she will still only be able to use it once.
When Gwen has 3 points in her Ultimate R, and in conjunction with the rest of her items, her damage output will be very high. Just make sure you stay in combat so you can get more Ultimate R procs off.
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