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Gnar Statistics for OMG l WON

Author's performance with Gnar compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
41
Kills
4.8
Assists
6.8
Deaths
6.3
KA:D Ratio
1.8
Gold Earned
11.2K
Creep Score
165.5
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

As jungler you need smite, no excuse not to take smite, no one cares if you can clear buffs without smite or not, you need smite to secure shit, drakes and what not, so pick smite. 


As for the other spell I have to conclude for myself that Flash is the better, specially because you can do Flash + Ult as mega gnar and wreck anyone, with a bit tank items that is.
You may pick ghost if you find yourself chasing enemies a lot, as both small Gnar and Mega Gnar is able to chase very well with Ghost + Q... Very very well.

As top you will need tp, it's really important to be able to join teamfights around drakes or gank bot, or roam and be able to tp back to your tower, or counter the splitpush/ do splitpush and then tp if a teamfight happends

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
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W
E
E
R
E
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Passive
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16

Passive - Rage Gene

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Gnar's passive is what jungling as Gnar is all about, when you learn to utilize the passive in the jungle, you master Gnar and will win against any jungler.
'How do I use Gnar's passive as jungler?', It's about using it as sustain, it heals you everytime it procs, so kiting jungle camps and using your range to position so you can sustain and take less damage from camps until you proc Passive, is what you have to do.
When you gank, have rage at 100 right before you run to lane, then use E and transforme into Mega Gnar as you bounce to your opponent use Q to slow and get in range for W, and then R him away from his tower (If level 6), doing this will set up an AMAZING gank, and it will be near impossible to escape.

Q - Boomerang Throw / Boulder Toss

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This IS your gank and clear ability, it clears camps and slows enemies and has near no cooldown, when you gank you should be in Mega Gnar form and use the Boulder Toss because it is AOE so it is much easier to hit an enemy hiding behind his minions, if you need to chase remember catching/Picking up your Q lowers the cooldown significantly.
Max q first because it gives the best damage and ganks, its the only cc you have as small Gnar and it slows great in both form when maxed, it gives great gank potentials combined with E and the low CD is amazing, also it allows you to quickly get off you W as small Gnar, which is important when you gank.

W - Hyper / Wallop

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As Gnar your W doesn't have an active, unless you are Mega Gnar, but the passive is amazing, every 3. basic attack you do amazing amount of damage and gain a speed boost, this damage is both flat and % so it works great on both squishies and tanks.
As Mega Gnar your W is a melee range stun which doesn't really do too much damage, but it stun for a nice amount of time and it is aoe too, this is what makes your ganks very strong.
Max W 2nd for the passive proc and which is just amazing, the move speed and damage, specially vs tanks is just so great, combined with feral flare it gives you sick clear too.

E - Hop / Crunch

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As Small Gnar your E allows you  to Double jump, does a small amount of damage, and gives you a huge attackspeed boost for some time, do not use E as small Gnar to engage, unless you are about to change into mega Gnar.
As Mega Gnar your E has a larger aoe and slows your enemies when you land on them, as Mega Gnar your E is used for engaging and as small Gnar your E is used for chase / Escape.
As Mega Gnar you can do E + R + Q + W for a great AOE combo.

R - GNAR!

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Your R is Hyperspeed as Small Gnar, which lets your W give a mega speed boost and the same speed boost when you change out of Mega Gnar form
The active is only usable when you are mega Gnar, and it allows you to throw any enemy close to you, into the direction you point the ability, try to always throw them into a wall as they will take a HUGE burst damage, and get stunned. Combine with Q (and W if possible) and all enemies will be below 50% after this combo.
Flash + Ult + Q + W is a great combo, and can catch enemies offguard.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    There is no other viable jungle start, specially not for Gnar
    Aim to get both boots and smite upgrade on first back, I normally get the Stalkers blade, but I am starting to enjoy the Skirmisher Sabre, as stalkers blade is getting nerfed.
    Standard start for top, since you are ranged you do not really have to worry about starting cloth 5, though i can work if against a very offensive poke champs.

Core Items

    Bork is the best, and only damage item you really need on Gnar. The warrior enchant is the best for Gnar, the armor pen is so insane. Juggernaut is so op right now that it basically gives the same if not more damage as Warrior now. So if you lack tanks get the Juggernaut instead. It's REALLY strong as Mega Gnar
    Merc and Ninja boots is very good, CDR boots can work, but is not as good. I use ninja tabi 90% of the games
    Example final build vs AD mainly (AD mid, jungle and top)
    Example final build vs mixed enemies
    Example final build vs Ap mainly (Ap mid and top/jungle/supp)
    The go to build if behind. It's so tanky and deals a lot of aoe damage. You can be in the enemies face and you won't even get hurt.
    As top, rush bork if you are not behind in lane, then proceed to get sunfire/spirit visage according to the enemy team, is your opponent ap? or a tank getting camped by ap jungler? Get Spirit visage, otherwise go Sunfire first. Get boots when possible
    Example final build for top

Situational Items

    Sutiational Offensive Items: Trinity for snowballing Last Whisper can be good if you are ahead and deal a lot of damage while the enemies are mainly tanks
    Situational Defensive Items
    Not sure what I think about this item, I like it as top, but not really as jungler. I thinkl hexdrinker is better anywyas.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Hard
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Hard
  • Nocturne
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Sejuani
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Hard
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Hard
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vi
    Hard
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium

VS

Amumu

Easy

A slow jungler and not a very strong duelist, you can counter jungle him.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

Can't jungle and you can kill him all game, early he is always low, and late your W passive is very strong vs him.

VS

Elise

Medium

If she hit her stun, she can kill you, otherwise you win every fight, specially because your passive counters her.

VS

Evelynn

Hard

Very strong duelist and good at counter jungling and counter ganking, pink your entrances and make sure she is not near when you gank.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

He is very weak as jungler, but always healthy. You have to be Mega Gnar to counter his drain, but as ranged you can jump away from it, he should be easy to deal with.

VS

Fiora

Easy

You can always deal with fiora, shouldn't be a problem at all.

VS

Gragas

Medium

He is very sticky, but if you can kite his Q and E you can kill him easy, else you will die.

VS

Hecarim

Easy

Just kite him after he uses E.

VS

Irelia

Medium

Can be kinda problematic mid game. Just stay away from 1v1s

VS

Jax

Easy

Jump away from his E if Small Gnar. As Mega Gnar he stand no chance.

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

Should be easy kill if you kite him with your E as small Gnar.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Nope, he will be all over your jungle. And you can't even fight him.

VS

Malphite

Easy

This rock can't jungle, Just don't get hit by his E.

VS

Maokai

Medium

This guy is pretty strong, he can stick to you pretty well, but he won't counter jungle you as he can't really kill you.

VS

Master Yi

Easy

Just counter jungle him all game.

VS

Nasus

Easy

lol

Invade him a lot, deny his Q stacks, and do not forget to gank.

VS

Nautilus

Hard

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

THAT CC, THAT SUSTAIN.. NOPE STAY AWAY
Good thing is he wont counter jungle cuz he sucks at that.

VS

Nocturne

Hard

NOPE, WARD EVERYWHERE THIS GUY HURTS. And he will be in your jungle.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Good duelist, not good at ganking.

VS

Rammus

Medium

His taunt can be annoying, you won't really be able to kill eachother.

VS

Rengar

Easy

You can duel this guy.

VS

Sejuani

Medium

Slow jungler, but hard to kill and strong counter ganks.

VS

Shaco

Hard

WARDS; He can counter jungle; Counter gank and simply kill you.

VS

Shyvana

Easy

Will be farming all game, focus on ganking and kill her late.

VS

Skarner

Hard

This guy is pretty strong, he will have trouble killing you, but you will also have trouble killing him. Ward and make sure he wont counter gank.

VS

Udyr

Hard

WARD ALL JUNGLE ENTRANCES AND STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THIS GUY.

VS

Vi

Hard

Hurts. Much. Very much.

VS

Volibear

Medium

Do not duel this guy, he is a rather slow jungler, unless he goes Feral.

VS

Warwick

Easy

Easy to kill, after he ults just jump away and kite him.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

Mega Gnar wins, Small Gnar losses trades.

Synergy Back to Top

Gnar synergies well with any kind of AOE abilities because of his tankyness and AOE dmg/stuns as Mega Gnar

He synergies specially well with champs such as:
(I've rated the combos of how good they are our of 5 on the left and how difficult they are to pull of on the right more stars is easier to pull off)

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Orianna has a very powerfull ult, not only does it do a ton of burst damage, it also draws enemies in, which is more than powerfull in combination with Mega Gnar and his ult.

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Sejuani has a nice AOE ult that stuns/slows enemies, making it very easy for Mega Gnar to get in range or E+R combos, but as jungler how would you have Seju on your team anyways?
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If you ever manage to get a 5 man ult off as Gnar and stun all enemies, Morgana can then follow up with her ult and it is guarenteed that you will ace the enemies.
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In general this combo is not that strong and is more of a "Catch enemies off guard" than hard CC combo, but if you manage to pull it off which is fairly easy, you will have great advantage in the fight.
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As Kennen it might be a problem keeping people inside your ulty, but with Gnar and his ult this is very easy, pull this off and you will be able to lockdown enemies for a long time, how ever the damage is not that great.
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What enemies? I thought these were all afk bots?
With this combo you can stun the enemies forever, throw them into a wall, and they will be setup perfectly for Leonas ulti.
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Since you are already in the middle of all enemies, Lulu ult is just great, it knocks them up and gives you much needed health.
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A bit more difficult to pull off, but the damage is so great.
Fiddle does not bring a lot of CC with this combo, but he does however bring more than enough damage to wipe enemies.
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Yasuo has to be fast, however if he is your ult combos will kill enemies and CC them for the whole duration.
Sadly your stun won't go off if you knock them into a wall with this combo, so try to knock enemies towards your team, so Yasuo can ult and then if anyone survives you can finish them off.
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This is SOOO strong.
All her abilities is just AOE and her W + R with your Q+W+R is instant win teamfights, she brings CC and damage.

Me, myself and I Back to Top

Hello, my name is Mattias, I've played League since middle of season 2, but didn't touch ranked before the start of season 3. 

I've always been jungling, ever since I were bronze. That's right, I started season 3 in bronze, and fought my way to Silver V before I realized how crap I were at the game.

At the start of Season 4 I were silver V and I've just recently gotten into Plat V, mostly by jungling with Eve, Udyr, Voli, Shyvana and Wukong.
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I've always loved jungling and going odd builds and trying out new things, which is why I am now really eager to get Jungle Gnar to be strong and abuse his strenghts in the jungle, also it is super fun :)
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