Win Rate 53.0% based on 8 955 matches
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Gwen General information
Gank lanes that are overextended and out of position. You can easily chase enemies down who are overextended.
Activate your W to block CC and interrupts when ganking a lane. The mist will block CC and help your ganks succeed.
When clearing the jungle, try and auto-attack as much as possible before using your Q. The more stacks you have, the more damage your Q will deal.
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If you want to use the most popular Gwen Jungle build, you should take Ghost and Smite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, as well as Cosmic Insight and Magical Footwear in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Nashor's Tooth as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Riftmaker. For your last 3 items, you should build Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and finish with Void Staff. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 53.0% winrate over 8 955 matches played.
Your second option for Gwen Jungle build would be to take Ghost and Smite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Conqueror as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Cosmic Insight with Magical Footwear in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense. The items for the build are Riftmaker, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Nashor's Tooth as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Shadowflame. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 52.7% win rate over 598 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Ghost and Smite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Lethal Tempo as your keystone, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Bone Plating with Unflinching in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Armor as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Nashor's Tooth as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Riftmaker as a third item. You want to finish the build with Zhonya's Hourglass, Cosmic Drive and Rabadon's Deathcap. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 47.8% win rate across 320 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Gwen Jungle build in the current patch, try Ghost and Smite as your Summoner Spells, First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market and Cosmic Insight as your primary rune tree, and Absolute Focus with Gathering Storm as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Armor as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Nashor's Tooth as your first item, then finish Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item, and Hextech Rocketbelt as third item. The last 3 options are Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff and Shadowflame. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 49.3% win rate over 201 matches played.
Situational Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen runes page.
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In-depth Build Stats
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In Patch 13.23 the best possible matchups for Gwen Jungle are:
- vs. Trundle - 60.0% win rate over 115 games.
- vs. Sejuani - 56.9% win rate over 246 games.
- vs. Wukong - 55.8% win rate over 154 games.
- vs. Karthus - 55.6% win rate over 243 games.
- vs. Amumu - 53.4% win rate over 176 games.
Consider picking Gwen into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Jungle matchups that currently are in favor of Gwen.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Gwen in the current patch into the following Jungle matchups:
- vs. Jax - 42.6% win rate over 94 games.
- vs. Nidalee - 42.9% win rate over 210 games.
- vs. Master Yi - 43.8% win rate over 349 games.
- vs. Warwick - 43.9% win rate over 123 games.
- vs. Rammus - 45.1% win rate over 226 games.
These champions are considered as Gwen counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
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 Gwen 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.