Riot Games has released information about League of Legends’ upcoming champion, Gwen: The Hallowed Seamstress. Now, Riot’s Blizz is giving fans of the game advice on which items and runes work best on the champion.
The top-lane AP light fighter is the first of its kind, featuring powerful abilities and strengths never seen in other champions. Following her announcement, Riot Games pushed out the full scope of Gwen’s abilities. However, players are already comparing her to other fighters, such as Camille and Fiora. Unlike those champions, Gwen will work best with specific AP items and builds to fight against some of her top lane counters. Riot’s Games Analysis QA Engineer Brad “Blizz” Dallaire has some exclusive advice for players who plan on making Gwen their main pick.
Picking the best Runes
As an AP light fighter, Gwen should follow a different Rune build from other top lane champions. The same build for Diana won’t work for Gwen because Diana’s an AP bruiser. For starters, those who pick Gwen will want to start with Conquerer.
“Some gamers favor Fleet Footwork or even Grasp of the Undying in certain situations such as Fiora or Camille,” Blizz says. “Fleet Footwork is adequate, but Grasp is fairly terrible for AP champions. For Gwen, I’d suggest Conquerer and likely Triumph in that following slot. Alacrity, Tenacity and Last Stand also work based on enemy makeup.”
Grasp of the Undying fans may consider looking elsewhere for a more effective Rune combo when it comes to Gwen. The Rune only procs on physical damage and basic attacks, which means that Gwen won’t be performing to the best of her ability. For the Inspiration slot, Biscuit Delivery, Magical Footwear or Time Warp Tonic may be great choices for her to keep mana and her health bar at its fullest.
Planning to pick from the other Rune trees? Blizz states the best Resolve combination for Gwen includes Bone Plating, Second Wind and Overgrowth.
“I believe the one which is going to be common,” he says,”would probably be Ravenous Hunter from the Domination shrub, simply because she’s true damage. For the other slots, then you can use Taste of Blood, Sudden Impact or Eyeball Collection.”
What are some good items to start with?
For Gwen going against AD champions, choosing Seeker’s Armguard would be the safest bet.
“The sole reason mages are permitted to combat like assassins from the lane is since they have this powerful defensive thing,” Blizz states,”and high laners, for example Kennen and Mordekaiser, may gain from it.”
In addition, he suggests that finishing a Zhonya’s Hourglass is not a bad choice , based on the way the match is going. In general, Gwen is intended to have no mana problems. But she’ll have problems adhering to goals. By way of instance, her enemies may walk out of her Q ability. Blizz urges that Gwen players construct Hextech Rocketbelt or even Riftmaker to help her triumph in lane.