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Gnar·Top Build

Rage GeneP
Boomerang Throw / Boulder TossQ
Hyper / WallopW
Hop / CrunchE
GNAR!R
Win rate50.1%
Pick rate3.0%
Ban rate0.4%
Matches51 414-
Gnar Top has a 50.1% win rate with 3.0% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 51 414 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Gnar is Trinity Force, Plated Steelcaps, Black Cleaver, Sterak's Gage, and Randuin's Omen. Most picked runes for Gnar Top are Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, and Last Stand for primary tree, as well as Bone Plating, and Overgrowth for secondary tree.
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Gnar Build

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 55.3% based on 19 671 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Fleet FootworkResolve
Trinity Force

Most Popular

55.3%
Grasp of the UndyingPrecision
Trinity Force

2nd Most Popular

53.0%
Fleet FootworkResolve
Black Cleaver

Alternative

51.6%
ConquerorResolve
Trinity Force

Off-Meta

51.1%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Melonik Pro

100%

Odoamne Pro

100%
iconRankName

KENIN300 OTP

60.9%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

58.5%

Sett

57.1%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Trinity Force
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver

@ 21 min

Full Build

Trinity Force
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Randuin's Omen
Thornmail

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

E

right arrow

Skills

Rage Gene
Boomerang Throw / Boulder Toss
Hyper / Wallop
Hop / Crunch
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situational items

Wit's End
Force of Nature
Overlord's Bloodmail
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Kaenic Rookern
Sundered Sky

Gnar Matchups Overview

Gnar General information

Gnar tips and tricks

When against melee champions, use your range advantage to harass the enemy. Whenever they have 2 stacks on them, make sure you auto-attack or use your Boomerang Throw / Boulder TossQ to proc your Hyper / WallopW.

Try to delay a team fight for as long as possible while you stack your Rage Bar. When it’s up, force a fight before you go back to Mini Gnar.

Before using your Hop / CrunchE aggressively, take a look at the mini-map to make sure the enemy Jungler is not nearby and ready to engage once you’ve overextended.

Gnar combos

Every combo you need to master the champion!

The Best Gnar Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Gnar Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Fleet Footwork as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, as well as Bone Plating and Overgrowth in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Trinity Force as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Black Cleaver. For your last 3 items, you should build Sterak's Gage, Randuin's Omen and finish with Thornmail. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 55.3% winrate over 19 671 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Gnar Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Demolish, Bone Plating and Overgrowth in the primary tree, and Legend: Alacrity with Triumph in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Trinity Force, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Black Cleaver as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Sterak's Gage, Randuin's Omen and Thornmail. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 53.0% win rate over 1 814 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Fleet Footwork as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Bone Plating with Overgrowth in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Black Cleaver as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Trinity Force as a third item. You want to finish the build with Sterak's Gage, Randuin's Omen and Thornmail. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 51.6% win rate across 1 196 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Gnar Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand as your primary rune tree, and Bone Plating with Overgrowth as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Trinity Force as your first item, then finish Plated Steelcaps as your second item, and Black Cleaver as third item. The last 3 options are Sterak's Gage, Randuin's Omen and Thornmail. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 51.1% win rate over 883 matches played.

Situational Gnar Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Gnar build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Gnar runes page.

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Gnar Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Gnar Top are:

Consider picking Gnar into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Gnar.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Gnar in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Gnar counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Gnar counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.