Gwen Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

Gwen, a unique mage fighter in Wild Rift, unleashes devastating amounts of true damage when she accumulates enough stacks. To maximize her potential, skillfully weave her "Snip Snip" ability between basic attacks – it'll enhance your animations and help you stack damage faster. Gwen thrives on items that boost her magic power, ability haste, and attack speed. Here's a situational breakdown of how to build her for success:

Gwen Wild Rift

Gwen Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Fighter Fighter Mage - Position: top

Damage: Magic

Power Spike







Tier D
Win rate 46.83%
Pick rate 2.5%
Ban rate 1.8%
Gwen Wild Rift Build
Gwen: Wild Rift Build Guide

Gwen's Item Build & Runes

Gwen Wild Rift Build

Gwen Top runes Win 66.23% and Pick 66.31%

Gwen runes Mid with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%


Gathering Storm

Giant Slayer

Legend: Bloodline


Build Gwen Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item Riftmaker Riftmaker
  • Item Stasis Stasis
  • Item Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item Infinity Orb Infinity Orb

Gwen Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item  Riftmaker Riftmaker
  • Item  Boots of Mana Boots of Mana
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item  Liandry's Torment Liandry's Torment

Build Gwen when the enemy AD team is strong

  • Item  Nashor's Tooth Nashor's Tooth
  • Item  Riftmaker Riftmaker
  • Item  Crystalline Reflector Crystalline Reflector
  • Item  Banshee's Veil Banshee's Veil
  • Item  Morellonomicon Morellonomicon
  • Item  Stasis Stasis

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Gwen's Runes

Conqueror Choosing the Conqueror rune perfectly matches Gwen's extended combat style. The longer she fights, the stronger her healing becomes, thanks to her passive ability. By mid-game, once you add healing items into the mix, her recovery is a force to be reckoned with. Plus, since Gwen's ultimate deals damage over a wide area, stacking Conqueror fully will boost her power significantly compared to single-target runes.

Giant Slayer Giant Slayer, paired with her passive, unleashes devastating damage that scales with the enemy's max health. This makes it ideal for taking down those bulky tanks and fighters.

Backbone Gwen's scrappy playstyle means she's often in the thick of things, so Backbone grants some much-needed survivability.

Sweet Tooth Finally, Sweet Tooth is a no-brainer. Constant trades keep Gwen's health dropping. This rune lets her lane longer and get those essential stacks going.

Gwen position

  • Top
  • Jungle

Gwen's summoner spells

Flash + Ignite 

Gwen Build Breakdown

Nashor's Tooth Start strong with this essential item. It packs a magical punch with 100 ability power and halves your attack cooldown. Imagine using "Skip 'n Snip Snip" almost constantly – those quick cuts ensure you'll dominate trades and harrass your lane opponent mercilessly.

Riftmaker Gwen's perfect dance partner. This item practically sings when Gwen's in the fray. Her whirlwind fighting style constantly stacks its damage boost, and once it's maxed, all that pain turns into true damage. Plus, a little lifesteal is always a good thing! Nashor's Tooth and Riftmaker are the dynamic duo for any serious Gwen player.

Void Staff Know your enemy. If their team is stacking magic resist, cut through it with the Void Staff's potent magic penetration. Sometimes, you need that extra edge to make your abilities hurt.

Cosmic Drive Skills for days! Sure, the extra health is nice, but the real power here lies in the cooldown reduction. Imagine spamming those abilities even more, a relentless flurry that overwhelms opponents.

Rabadon's Deathcap Pure magical might. This is your "big money" power spike. If you're crushing your lane, seal the deal with the massive ability power boost from Rabadon's.

Lich Bane Sneak in extra damage. Gwen loves to weave attacks into her ability combos. Lich Bane rewards this with extra damage on your basic attacks and a little speed boost for chasing or escaping.

Late Game Defense: Adapt and survive. As the game winds down, consider your options. Build against those pesky mages with a Spirit Visage or counter a physical damage threat with a Randuin's Omen.

Gwen ability

Gwen's skill order

Gwen's skill order

You should raise a point in Crop skill first right from level 1 to get the advantage of trading damage with enemy champions. After that, it will raise Max Snip Snip to farm as well as poke.

Gwen's abilities

A Thousand Cuts Thousand Cuts

Function: It's like a tiny health tax on every attack! Your strikes pack an extra magical punch, especially against those beefy tanks, and you'll even siphon a bit of health back from champions.

Effect: Your basic attacks deal a percentage of the enemy's maximum health as bonus magic damage. Plus, you heal for a portion of the damage you deal to champions.

Usage: Zero in on those high-health targets for maximum damage and healing. Great for staying in the fight longer, both in lane and during hectic team fights.

Advantages: You'll give tanks a serious headache, encourage an aggressive playstyle, and keep your own health topped up.

Disadvantages: This ability is heavily tied to your auto-attacks. Plus, both the damage and healing scale with Ability Power, so keep that in mind.

Snip Snip! Snip Snip!

Function: Time for a quick trim! This ability lets you cut loose with your enchanted scissors, and the final snip packs a serious wallop.

Effect: Your scissors flash twice, with extra snips possible depending on your stacks (up to four!). Each snip deals magic damage, but the real power is in the last one – it hits with true damage and applies your Thousand Cuts passive. Aim for the center of the cone to get the most out of this!

Usage: Make sure you've stacked up your attacks before unleashing a full-power Snip Snip! Aim carefully to land that sweet spot with the true damage.

Combo: Stack those attacks -> Max Powered Snip Snip!

Advantages: Huge damage against a single target, potential true damage, applies that handy Thousand Cuts damage-over-time.

Disadvantages: It takes some setup with the attack stacking, the skillshot is tricky, and the cone's shape is easy to predict.

Hallowed Mist Hallowed Mist

Function: Think of it like a magical "nope" button! Poof, a mist surrounds you, and enemies on the outside can't touch you. Plus, it amps up your defenses for a bit.

Effect: You conjure a swirling mist that makes you untargetable to anyone outside, and grants you some bonus armor and magic resist while inside. The mist moves with you, but watch out - it dissipates if you leave it twice.

Usage: Use it to dodge those scary enemy abilities, survive a sudden burst of damage, or change position during a hectic fight.

Combo: Pop it when you feel threatened, or to perfectly time dodging a key enemy skill.

Advantages: Untargetable? Yes, please! You'll get a temporary armor and magic resist boost, and the ability to reposition in a pinch.

Disadvantages: The effect doesn't last forever, and the mist disappears if you leave it twice.

Skip 'n Slash SKIP 'N SLASH

Function: Make a break for it, or close the gap with a stylish dash! And as a bonus, your attacks get supercharged for a short while.

Effect: You zoom forward, gaining attack speed, bonus range, and some extra magic damage on those basic attacks for a few seconds. If you hit an enemy with one of those boosted attacks, your cooldown resets!

Usage: Use it to open a fight, chase down fleeing enemies, or to smoothly cancel an attack animation.
Combo: Get in there, start slashing, and watch for that cooldown reset!

Advantages: Gives you great mobility, a nice attack speed boost, auto-attack reset, and the potential to use it again quickly.

Disadvantages: The buff doesn't last long, and without hitting an enemy, the cooldown can feel hefty.

Needlework Needlework

Function: It's acupuncture... but with giant needles and pain! This is your long-range poke, slowing enemies and setting them up for your Thousand Cuts damage.

Effect: You hurl a needle that slows your target and applies Thousand Cuts. You can cast it twice more for additional needles and extra hurt!

Combo: Open with Needlework for that slow, then quickly recast for maximum damage.

Advantages: Slow, applies Thousand Cuts, huge damage potential if you land all your casts.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, requires aiming, and you're vulnerable while casting those needles.

How to play Gwen

Gwen's true power lies in stacking her Snip Snip ability. Keep an eye on those four purple bars beneath her health—those are her stacks. Land attacks on enemy champions to fill them up for a massive damage boost!

Early Game: 

Gwen packs a punch at level 1, so prioritize leveling up Snip Snip first.  Take advantage of this early strength and try to ambush enemies in the lane.  However, she weakens as the game progresses, so play cautiously after that initial burst. Focus on farming, maintaining good lane position, and warding to avoid nasty ganks.


Gwen starts to get dangerous once she has her first two core items. Now, she can hold her own in 1-on-1 fights and put pressure on the map by split-pushing. Keep in mind two milestones: level 9 maximizes Snip Snip's damage, and level 11 significantly buffs Needlework.


This is where Gwen truly shines. With a good build, she'll shred through high-health targets. Move with your team, find openings, and cut down the enemy carries with a flurry of empowered attacks.

Additional Tips

Use Gwen's Hallowed Mist to dodge skillshots and reposition during fights.
Don't underestimate the damage boost from hitting the center of Snip Snip!

Combo Gwen Wild Rift:

Combo 1:

Needlework + AA + Skip 'n Slash + AA + Needlework + Snip Snip! + AA + Hallowed Mist + Needlework + Tốc biến

Combo 2: 

AA +  Skip 'n Slash + AA +  AA +  AA +  Snip Snip! + Tốc biến + AA

Combo 3:

Needlework + Skip 'n Slash + AA + Needlework + AA + Needlework + Tốc biến

Combo 4:

Hallowed Mist + Skip 'n Slash + Tốc biến

Combo 5:

Needlework + Skip 'n Slash + AA + AA + Needlework + AA + AA + Needlework + Snip Snip! + AA

Combo 6: 

AA + Skip 'n Slash + Hallowed Mist + AA + AA + AA + Snip Snip! + AA

Combo 7:

AA + Skip 'n Slash + AA + Snip Snip! + AA

Gwen pros and cons


  • Tank Buster: Gwen excels against high-health champions, making her a nightmare for tanky opponents.
  • Sustained Fighter: She has strong healing abilities, letting her stay in a fight for extended periods.
  • Dueling Power: Once Gwen acquires two core items, she can hold her own in 1-on-1 duels with almost anyone.
  • Nimble Skirmisher: Her skills have relatively short cooldowns, allowing for rapid combos and aggressive plays.


Vulnerable to Range: Ranged champions can easily poke and harass Gwen, making it tough to close the distance.

Gwen counters

Strike Early: Levels 2-6 are a vulnerable window for Gwen. Take advantage of this before she becomes too powerful.

Don't Brawl: Avoid extended trades when her passive is fully stacked.

Play the Range Game: Ranged champions can poke Gwen down safely.


Gwen has a bit of a learning curve, but mastering her, especially her "Snip Snip!" ability, is extremely rewarding. Try to land  "Snip Snip!" so the enemy is caught in the center for maximum true damage.  Pick Gwen when the enemy team favors tanky champions and get ready to shred them in the Rift!

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