All Guides Gnar Guides [7.16] Gnar Support - The CC Monster
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Gnar Statistics for GRAMSINATOR

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

Value
Average
Games Played
11
4
Win %
55
42
Kills
5.5
4.3
Assists
6.8
6.4
Deaths
4.5
5.8
KA:D Ratio
2.7
1.9
Gold Earned
10.6K
10.6K
Creep Score
142.0
169.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

3.png  is pretty self explanatory, exhaust not only is the superior support choice, it also will make easier for you to land all your cc and ult combos ...without fail.


But meh you could always go with 14.png, but ignite sucks. unless they have too much heals or a Mundo, but even tho exhaust is probably the best. 

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

BOND OF STONE
 Thunderlord  isnt that much of a viable option anymore unless you really wanna play a full burst botlane.

Bond of stone is the only choice and pretty ez to proc with your Q slow will scale with your mega state and i guess also with Gargoyle Stoneplate





BANDIT

you are a support so free gold is always nice. Thing to note tho, 1 auto attack as mega gnar will give you 10 golds, whereas if you use that as mini gnar it will give you only 3 golds. Use that knowledge wisely, don't go kill yourself for 10 golds heh ?




MERCILESS

You have no mana. Dmg is good. I mean nothign to explain here...



SECRET STASH

ok so obviously the jungle buff is useless and assassin on a duo lane won't help you (unless your adc dies, but... that shouldn't happen so let's not go on that dark path). You won't benefit from the mana of your biscuits but more instant hp on your 50 gold pots is nice.



SAVAGERY

you could go for more roaming potential but as it's pretty tricky to last hit early game when you are MINI GNAR get savagery it will make your time easier and your adc won't hate because you mad ehim miss a cs. don't wory if you do miss a cs, just press R, give him a double kill and he will eventually calm down (i's my strategy anyway)


Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
W
Q
W
R
W
W
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
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4
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W
2
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E
3
14
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R
6
11
16

AS A DISCLAIMER I WANT SO SAY : I DONT RECOMMEND GNAR SUPPORT IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO PLAY GNAR PROPERLY AND EVEN IF YOU DO PLAY HIM "CORRECTLY", GNAR SUPPORT RELIES HEAVILY ON THE HARDEST MECHANICS OF GNAR AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKING LIGHTLY. I  Unless you just wanna have fun in that case feel free to play him ap too, but this is a an attempt to a serious support guide and consider your self warned. 





gnarpassive.png TRANSFOMATIOOOON / This is what make the difference between a good and a bad gnar support. Unlike toplane you are not alone and you cant just mega go in and kill your ennemy like a retard. This is botlane, your adc needs you and you need him.

Let's overview the key advantages of each Gnar state and them how you should use them.

MINI GNAR / Three words : Mobility / Poke / Engage. Your rage is constantly increasing everytime you do or take dmg. You can stop doing and taking dmg and your rage will cool off, you can also try and keep it between 90 and 99 to touche the 100 when you fill like it. Once your meter is full you will turn MEGA, you cant go back and starting now your RAGE is already starting to drop down to zero.

MEGA GNAR / Five words : Tankiness / CC / DMG / ULTIMATE / Sustain. The first thing to talk about is the actual transfomation, its you last chance to actually do a bounce jump to engage, and this double jump is just what will guarantee your ult to land. 4.png is just here to be sure you dont jump for nothing. Once you enter MEGA state you are already doomed to become MINI again, its a matter of seconds, so use your time wisely.



gnarQ.png MINI GNAR / This is your main poke ability, both in MINI and MEGA state. Both do slow.


gnarW.png MINI GNAR / This will allow you to proc relic shield very easily even in MINI GNAR and give you an incredible poke potential with both insane dmg proc (that synergyze perfectly with thunderlords 3 procs) AND movespeed. Usual best way to proc it is 

POKING : AA > gnarQ.png > AA

ENGAGE : AA > gnarQ.png > gnarE.png on their head


MEGA GNAR / This is a huge aoe stun, this is your second greatest cc. You can easily stun both adc and supp if you position well.



gnarE.png MINI GNAR / This jump is great for a lot of things : Engaging / Escaping / Jumping on your adc or minions to bounce faster IN or OUT of lane / Last hitting.

MEGA GNAR / This jump does dmg in aoe but mostly you should use it when transfomring to help you land your ULT gnarR.png


gnarR.png This ult is amazing. You canIt can turn any botlane demise into a double kill for your adc. Your goal is too ULT the whole ennemy team at once against a wall and if you are lucky enought o have a MAD 157.png (or a scripting one) he will ULT yasuoR.png on your ult (it does something like a 0.1s bump). Overhaul this ult has syergize very well with aoe dmg like Jinx's ULT jinxR.png, Orianna's SHOCKWAVE orianadetonatecommand.png, Miss Fortune's ULT missfortunebullettime.png, Morgana's ULTsoulshackles.png, etc...

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    CLASSIC START / I DONT SEE NO REASON NOT TO TAKE THAT
    OPTIMAL EARLY BACK
    TANK DEM DMG (CORE)
    ALWAYS HAVE ONE ON YOU (i like to get two whenever i can it enables me to have a spare if it gets destroyed or if you rly need to control some new zone)
    pretty good item the sheild will scale with your mega state too

Core Items

    THIS IS YOUR CORE. TAKE IT MOST OF THE TIME IN THAT ORDER SIGHTSTONE>REDEMPTION>KNIGHTS>EYE>BOOTS >SUNFIRE>LOCKET. EXCEPT SUNFIRE AND SPIRIT TAKE MR OR ARMOR DEPENDING ON YOUR NEEDS. 40% CDR not GUARANTEED anymore (rip BC)
    if you cant fight their cc
    if they have at least 3 autoattacks champions. or if vayne got fed...
    it's a pretty nice item and synergize pretty well with your MEGA state. If you get bursted down before being able to ult, get this [7.9] THIS SHIT JUST GOT BUFF it'll give you 40% hp shield instead of 30% and the base ad buff is better so since you don't build black cleaver anymore >>> $$$ it's almost a must now
    IF YOU FEEL LIKE U NO NEED TO SHRED NOTHING AND YOUR TEAM HAS ENGOUH DMG you can forget everything and go for the RAPE item. It's an underused item but the raw stats are great (especially the movspeed passive) and wait i forgot the best part you can switch off turrets when you dive (you can even switch off both nexus towers, this is stupid good for rushing)... your aggressive playstyle involves a lot of diving and the movspeed will help you placing better ults and escape tower range even without the active >>>>>>>>WARNING<<<<<<<< only buy if you are fully confident, you actually need to be able to play aggressive in the first place NEVER EVER EVER buy this in a bad matchup but buy it if you feel all you need is to amplify your team's snowball
    zzrot is still pretty strong even after the nerf. Ideal if you cant to apply pressure on a lane or keep it from getting pushed
    GARGOYLE STONEPLATE !!! (i need to run more tests but man this item is amaaaazing for diving you can engage ult and then tank towers all day with the active, you can activate it after you ult Q since the active reduces your dmg by 60% if you are confident or if you know they are gonna fuk you up or that your team doesnt need your dmg input, you cana ctivate it mid jump right before the first projectile hits you
    since black cleaver is mostly poop now (compared to before at least) mainly its not as good and its expensive youve got better items for cheaper so meh. this builds lacks cdr so im considering iceborn atm... its a rpetty strong item and will help with your chasing/spamming playstyle (lots of armor too, the main pb is the wasted mana but who cares its either that or stacking items that are useless for your team like boots of lucidity, spirit visage or warmogs, you need 2 items to get the same cdr so youll get it slower and youll waste slots you could have used for utility)
    i dont like this item much since it doesnt give cdr anymore no aura and no hp... but if you need the shield its still a pretty good shield
    DUH
    both items are pretty good on gnar, take care about sunfire it will give you instant aggro undertower, still they nerfed the aoe range so it might be harder to get aggro : YAY

Situational Items

    TAKE THIS TO SUSTAIN FOR FIGHTING OVER AND OVER WITHOUT HAVING TO BACK (YOU HAVE NO MANA, BACKING IS FOR PUSSIES)
    WITH YOUR AS AND YOUR MOBILITY YOU CAN PERMASLOW EVERYTHING. PRETTY GOOD IF THEY SLIP TO MUCH BETWEEN YOUR HANDS. (and if you're winning)
    YASUO, VAYNE AND CO (just don't take warmog or frozen mallet against a fed vayne, attack speed reduction, is op)
    I DONT REALLY BUY SIGHTSTONE UPGRADE ON GNAR, BUT 500 HP IS A GOOD CHOICE WITH THE UTILITY IT GIVES BUT EYE OF EQ WILL GIVE YOU A CHEAPER WARD ITEM (MORE CHARGES)
    only if they are full ad and at least 3 of their champs are auto attack based. Or if their ADC is 15/0 at 3min (wich by the way should never happen. you are gnar support god damnit !)
    OK SO YOU COULD EVENTUALLY GO FROZEN HEART IF THE ENNEMY TEAM IS FULL OF ADCS or if they have a kog AND YOU THINK YOULL GET REKT (you wont get the 500 mana but its overhaul a pretty good item on its own)
    BLACK CLEAVER SUCKS NOW BUT IF YOUR TEAM RLY NEED ARMOR SHRED... WHY NOT


Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Anivia
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Easy
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Easy
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Sivir
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Hard

This isn't a very good matchup.


His headbutt.png headbutt can deny your ult. His headbutt.pngpulverize.png combo is way quicker than any of your cc except maybe your ult. Try stunning him right when he lands on your adc or ult him mid flight (thats hard to do ut thats a good goal)


Play Passive / Poke Lane gnarQ.png

VS

Anivia

Medium

Slow stuns wall, she's pretty anoying to deal with.


But still you can pull nice plays if you manage to jump / flash behind her wall and use it to gnarR.png ULT THEM IN THE FACE. RAM BAM IN HER ICEWALL. But its pretty hard to do.

Thing is poke is your strength and you have no mana. As anivia is really mana hungry you can force her to use all her mana to try and trade you back.

DONT GET BAITED BY HER EGG.

DONT DIVE HER.

VS

Ashe

Easy
asheR.png  CARE ABOUT THE ARROW

VS

Bard

Easy

Pretty easy 90% of bard arn't even good, and even to you can wreck him.


Avoid his Q/stun bardQ.png and harrass him to death

It's a harder matchup he knows what hes doing tho. Be careful a single genius bardR.png can destroy any engage / dive.

VS

Blitzcrank

Easy
all you need to care about is his grab and his silence staticfield.png (wich kinda counters you ut not enough for it to be a ahrd matchup). Never use your jump to escape blitz, he will just bump you or grab you and your jump will be on a long long cooldown use it to escape only if his Q and E are on CD.

his grab rocketgrab.png is basically a free engage for you so... tank up and he'll just go back home crying if he dares grabbing you when you are MEGA.

Don't go and get grabbed stupidly tho, but getting grabbed when yu atually want ot go melee can be a good idea (USE WITH COUTION)


VS

Brand

Hard

brand sucks go all in on him hard and dont get stunned. Easier said than done. I would avoid this matchup, brand is just a pain in the ass. Even if you do ult him if he ultied right before hell just free dps you while he's perma stun.

VS

Caitlyn

Medium

VS

Draven

Medium
dravenspinning.png OUCH 

just play safe and get 6 before him or at least don't let him throw his ult, ULT or stun him before he does

VS

Ezreal

Medium

HE WILL POKE YOU TO DEATH AND JUST USE HIS FREE FLASH TO DODGE ALL YOUR CC.


Wait for his arcane shiftezrealarcaneshift.png to be on cd before engaging. you need to bait this arcane shift at all cost or you wont be able to do anything.

Your poke range is better than his (unless there are minions on the way) use that to your advantage

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Dont dive he can silence  fiddlesticksdarkwind.png AND fear terrify.png if you do.


POKE > LET THEM PUSH > ALL IN if he wastes his fear or silence.

VS

Gnar

Easy

Just be a better supp than he is. Make me proud !

VS

Jinx

Easy

She isnt that ahrd to deal with just dodge her zap jinxW.png, dont get slowed.


AND KEEP IN MIND jinxE.png YOU CANT JUMP OVER HER ROOT

VS

Kalista

Medium

It's really good to play WITH KALISTA. But playing against her can be tricky, if you ever think you can ult her support, oops he disapeared and teleported himself i another freaking dimension kalistaR.png. And then he comes back, bumps you and destroy your ass.

VS

Morgana

Hard

DO NOT TRY TO DIVE against morgana.


both blackshield.png & darkbindingmissile.png will fuck you up if you try to dive denying good positionning for ult and denying all your CCs...

Play Passive / Poke lane gnarQ.png

VS

Sivir

Easy

PRETTY EZ MATCHUP


CARE ABOUT HER SPELL SHIELD THO, she could spellshield your ult (don't be that retard)

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

Tham overall is really strong so you don't want to mess around wich ever supp you play, but when you play gnar. His devour can just destroy you or your adc without you being able to do anything.


Dodge every tahmkenchQ.png and Try to use your MEGA W gnarW.png stun right before he shields tahmkenchE.png.

Play safe. If you stay far enough and poke you should be fine.

VS

Zyra

Hard

if its a good zyra you are fucked. every engage you do will end up in a good old ULT zyraR.png in your face.


You can try and CC / BURST her before she reacts.

GOOD LUCK

Best ADC synergies Back to Top

429.png THIS IS YOUR BEST FRIEND JUST GO KALISTA GNAR BOTLANE AND YOU'VE ALREADY WON. (Don't be too cocky tho) 

Her W procing with your W will shred their hp soooo hard in laning phase and her ult is just perfect for landing your ult, it works best in duo queue tho because she needs to ult you right when you are turning mega so that they are surprised she ill bump them with ult followed by your ult then your mega W. kill guaranteed and if you manage to be synchronized with your jungler its uaranteed double kill.




21.png PRETTY GOOD SYNERGY WITH BOTH YOUR ULTS AND YOUR CC KIT GOES PRETTY WELL TOGETHER. 

Her E slow wil help you land your R or force your ennemies to flash out if thye dont want to get stunned. Once you ult mf will ult and it should hrt a lot, try chaining it with W (wait for the first stun to end tho). I think this synergy is pretty clear.




81.png EZ HAS MANY SKILL SHOTS, YOU ARE A STUN MACHINE, THIS SHOULD GUARANTEE ALL HIS SKILLSHOTS TO LAND.




51.png THIS ONE ISNT THE MOST OBVIOUS SYNERGY BUT STILL I HAVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT IT SO LETS TALK ABOUT THAT.

Ok so cait doesnt have a skill shot ult but first her Q is a skillshot and does lots of dmg + she can put a trap under the guy you just used your cc + and last but not least THIS ONE IS A VERY FANCY TRICK (i came up with that one day, i was pretty inspired) if cait ults the low ennemy adc and his support is full hp you can be sure that his support will body block caits ult, even flash in front of his ad for that. too bad no kill for cait. well actually what you ca do (im warning ou its fancy and pretty hard to pull off) what you can do is push away the ennemy support on the side to prevent body blocking. He is in front of his ad... FLASH ULT gnarR.png.... aaaaand hes not. Cait got the kill. if the low hp champ is in the back with 4 of his buddy in front, you can even clear a whole team of body blockers with that trick, just wait for cait to start aiming, then flahs  ult to surprise them and bam no more low hp champ. (toldya it was fancy, but i still think it was worth mentionning)



222.png ROCKET ULT + ZAPPER + TRAPS




202.png OK SO JIHN IS UP ON LIVE SERVERS NOW, I DIDNT PLAY MUCH GAME WITH HIM BUT I FEEL THE SYNERGY IS PRETTY INSANE.  (I'll have to try it out and i'll let you know) Actually right now the thing is I play mostly JHIN as a support champion (but this is not the place to talk about that so ask me in the comments or wait that I realease, envtually a guide)

But right now, his whole kit seems pretty good with Gnar. First there is his W wich roots the first target it touches if this one took allied dmg, you are gnar, poking is your thing so rooting will be pretty ez SINCE YOUR POKE IS ALSO A SLOW (jhin's W being pretty hard to land). Every single of jhin auto attacks counts, so everysingle cc you land will permit him to give 1 or 2 aa for free. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, his ult jhinR.png and your gnarR.png should synergize pretty well has once again its a skillshot. And here even if you jump too far from him he will still be able to land his ult because of the insane range... (his traps too seem pretty good)

PLAYSTYLE(S) Back to Top

With gnar support, your mind should always be focused on 3 things :


- Poking
- Rage Bar
- Ulting

Placing your ult should be your main focus it has relativly no cd, or at least its pretty short. So just go and use it, try to time it right and to not get too far from your ADC by doing a double jump engage. 




3 PLAYSTYLES


STOMP PLAYSTYLE

all you need to do is ult


EVEN MATCHUP PLAYSTYLE

all you need to do is ult


YOU ARE GETTING REKT PLAYSTYLE

all you need to do is ul... oops you're dead before you could even press R. 

If you are loosing try keeping/using your ult when they are diving you. Stay as far as possible from their range and use your gnarQ.png to poke, the cd is so short that if you and your ad stay safe, your ennemies hp will go down (unless they have soraka or sona).

Basicly if you loose you need to enter full poke mod, try shreding your opponents hp rather low or mid life while stay pretty healthy (just dodge everything), use your mega state to regen some hp, and finnally when you get ganked (or not, stop expecting ganks seriously you need to be able to play your lane without getting ganked, even if that mean missing 95% of cs, ganks help but they are not necessary, your jungler will probably be more useful on another lane, let him do his job :D sorry for the rant) when they are low enough use mea engage flash ult and bam they should get rekt.

CURRENT THOUGHTS Back to Top

BE CAREFULL THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL SECTION I DONT RECOMMEND GETTING THAT YET
but if you wanna try new things or help me make this guide better try it a few times (not just once heh thats not how you try an item, one single game means nothing) and give me some feedback in the comments.





CURRENTLY...


PATCH 6.6

I think the 114.png and 11.png (well tank yi at least) are actually very very good news for gnar as they could dodge all of your gamebreaking CC. You wont encounter them as often and that will make choosing to pick gnar easier.



PATCH 6.5

I mostly play gnar as a lane bully / all in support

BUT

im starting to play more often than i used to with 0/12/18 masteries (stone bond) sincères you are basicaly a full tank support.



RUNES

With maybe Armor / AD runes armor seals armor glyphs and ad marks and quints. Helping you with dive and making your Q poke a it more efficient than with just as (wich originnally helps with procking your mark and with mega gnar slow attack speed.



ITEMS

3190.png I'm starting to think more and more about solari since its a pretty good shield and the aoe is kinda great  more support value : GREAT ITEM ON GNAR INDEED >>> CHECK


3056.png My new fairytale. Its pretty good, and its excellent for diving and to win a siege. YOU CAN FREAKING SHUTDOWN BOTH NEXUS TOWER AT THE SAME FREAKING TIME !!! (I cant count the number of game i just ended so much quicker by starting to tank a nacus tower then deactivating both, they just melt like butter. GG EZ. The only downside of this item is that its gold efficiency without the 2 passive is 98,6% wich lets face it is still decent. But with just the movspeed passive fully charged its worth like 127,3%. Pretty nice gold efficiency and then the tower shutdown is great. The only downside of this item is that the active will be useless if you dont fight under ennemy tower, so you need to be winning to use it. Or to have HUGE CORONES... 




3116.png Im event thinking (its just a thought yet) it might seems stupid but buying Rylais could be insanely efficient. Huge slow / quite good HP stats / AP wich procs with a 1:1 ratio on mark and .5 ratio on ult : I QUITE NEVER WAS BALLSY OR SNOWBALLY ENOUGH TO TRY IT IN RANKED YET


3812.png ok this item, its just a thought (didnt try it yet) but this item to could be pretty good since it will do every dmg on bleed and heal you with your poke and keyboard mashing when you ult. (10% cdr tons of ad etc, i would forsee recommending getting that if you are starting to snowball.)



WORK IN PROGRESS Back to Top

THIS IS A VIABLE GUIDE, I'VE PLAYED GNAR SUPPORT AT LEAST A 120 GAMES.

BUT...

This guide is a work in progress some section will me be more detailed later on, but it was quite enough writing already. I'll had some matchup and all and stats, scores, some more theory why do i think gnar support is more than viable, etc...

But this is for another day. I'll try and update to follow updates, new ideas i could have or anyone could bring up to me. Feel free to say it's shit I don't care, It's working very well for me.

Gnar support does of course take some mastering of the champion and good timings. It's not some easy ass like leona ^^

Some History Back to Top

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