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Top Lane (98%)
Gnar Top Lane Counters: 48,15127,40916,1253,707658252 matches, 62 counter champions
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Tips Against Gnar in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Racz says “Got stronger because of new patch, beware of his passive. Punish him with taunt + Q when his E is down.
Extended trades when his passive isn't up.”
CosmicTurtle88 says “Annoying, but eventually he'll make a mistake and you can kill him. Don't get poked too much, wait until he pushes up and transforms from Mega>Mini. That means he can't transform for
ages, hit Q and GHOST on him and he'll usually die if pushed up. All-inning Mega Gnar is possible but usually not worth it ”
Maxpiku says “Скиловый матчап. Все зависит от формы. В мини-форме гнар обычно ни при каких условиях не может передуэлить тимо, но с приходом большой формы и 6ого уровня приходит и полный прокаст что может оставить большой отпечаток на нашем хп и на нашей статистике смертей.”
Taiquyorah says “Pas une grande menace si vous jouez safe, difficile à tuer cependant car il est range et qu'il peut kite facilement
L'all in n'est pas vraiment possible mais en late game vous serez bien utile.
Il ne peut pas bully facilement donc vous devriez pouvoir farmer sans trop de soucis.
ShadowStealer94 says “Very hard to kill at all stages of the game as the champ is too tanky. The range allows Gnar to poke you out easily. If matched against this champ just build normal Nasus - Its not worth inting your team and getting flamed. ”
NegativePhoenix says “His only saving grace is his E to jump away from you or engage you. His Mini form is annoying so take dorans shield or corrupting in this matchup since he'll rely on poke before going in with his mega form. Lane phase just be mindful that even against tanks like you his Ult+W+Q combo hurts like hell and will melt you. Stay away from walls if you know he's gonna engage. Mid-Late game you can handle him much better once you tank up.”
WildSamu says “DShield + Red Pot.
Try and dodge his Q poke.
Only fight him when he's in Mini Gnar. Respect him when he's in Mega form and dont position near walls or engage on him.
His abilities are pretty telepgraphed and easy to dodge.
You can cancel his CC with E or Ult.
If he has his hop, only ult him if you hit your Q3 first.”
wooverbo says “He has the hurtbox of a caster minion, nearly 400 MS with W, AND a jump to go along with it. Tahm Kench relies on his Q slow > W combo to get on top of ranged champions. Things only get worse with Mega Gnar since you can't kill him either unless he misplays.
If he has Unflinching or bought T2 boots you are never killing him.”
NegativePhoenix says “Gnars mini form for you is more dangerous than his mega form. He will normally try to poke you down more once he hits level 2 due to his W passive which does more damage every 3rd hit. When he turns mega, be mindful of his boulders massive damage and you can all in him if he misses his W. Level 6+ in his mega form do not go near walls as he will use his full stun combo to melt you in seconds. ”
Xarmat says “Use your range to poke him down.
If he try to all in you, his passive can beat your damage. Use your E to get some distance as soon he jumps over minions. While his jump is on CD you have the upper hand”
VituVonDoom says “Most Jayce players think Gnar is an easy matchup... But I'm not them. And this is my guide, so screw you. Always look to trade when he is in mini form, and run tf away when he turns mega. Staying away from walls is advised, even if the little fella is 0/3 he can one shot you with an ult combo. Take the Phase Rush page, and go for short trades”
Aberrant Demon says “If you can, pulling the wave level 1 helps but you won't always have the opportunity to do it. Avoid fighting him early while he is in mini Gnar form, especially if his W is active. Stay behind your minions to make him push with his Q and avoid getting poked too much. When he is in mega Gnar form, break his ankles. If you can't, W any ability that is going to land. If you do a good job avoiding his damage, you should win the trades as long as you don't let him swap back to mini Gnar and kite you. Once you are level 6, you can start to look for all-ins with Ghost, just make sure he can't dodge hop to get out. Avoid letting him ult you into a wall.”
Galactities says “I've personally never been against a good Gnar. They for some reason decide to sit infront of my face in my E range and rage on why they're losing. From what I know hes a hard counter matchup. Hes really good at quick trades which is very hard since you cant put him in a extended fight because of his jump. If you're going to fight him make sure you have ghost up and side step his Q's and stay away from walls because of his R.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Level 1-2 Respect him, play safe, Stay healthy -> Level 3 you can look for some trades and the more items you get the more trades you should be looking to go for and the more extended they should be -> When going for small trades do not let him get 3 stacks on you -> When you have Q3 or R bait out his E before that or predict where he will jump -> To land R get rid of his E first -> Generally do not fight him when he has almost or full fury or when he is mega -> Can use E to deny him from jumping on you with his E -> Dodge/Bait his Q”
The Kled Mob says “Imo you have more of a chance beating him in mega gnar form then compared to mini gnar as he will just hop away and he has the ultimate kite setup because of his W passive. If he uses E and he overextends ghost and flash and kill him. Don't get hit by his W in mega gnar form and don't be near walls. ”
JORGE OMAGO 74 says “Virgin. Lvs 1-2 are his. But you can Q+AA+W then E forcing he to jump out ending the trade. If you're going to split push remember to get at least one item that gives movement speed (like triforce or BRK)”
IcunoX says “Annoying when ranged but also possible as he is surprisingly squishy while in mini form, poke him with Q's and E+W+Q combo's untill he comes in kill range.\
Dont fight in mega gnar, he is tanky, deals a lot of damage and will ult you as it has a low cooldown.”
Potent213 says “Look for poke on front vitals, taking DShield + Second Wind is a must in this matchup.
Parry his W pop, or his Q, if you can do both at the same time that's perfect.
Really try to avoid skirmishing with him while he has mega as he has insanely low cooldowns and high base stats. You can parry his W but care as they often jump out.
Here is a trick to parry Gnar R, wait until his mega is gonna disappear and he goes back to mini, in the last few seconds ENGAGE, and I guarantee he will use ultimate as he wants to use it anyways cause his ult is low cooldown and mega is gonna go away.
Works like a charm.
Otherwise just poke front vitals and try to chip him down while looking for an all in, if they ever jump in you hard win all ins.
Although I said you shouldn't, often times bad Gnar players will overestimate themselves with mega so u can look for a kill as when in mini form they just play turbo safe.”
Boptimus says “Annoying range match up but not as bad as Teemo. Preserve your mana pool early and stay healthy with Passive/W healing. Once you get a Lost Chapter and points in Q you can look to start trading back.
Always stay far away from Mega Gnar. If you managed to poke Gnar enough when he's about to leave Mega Gnar you can look to all-in.”
powerfullgeo says “Ranged top laner alert. Play like he's Vayne, keep your health high and if he tries to all in you in mega Gnar form stay away from walls and Q through him to make him miss his abilities.”
Trundledaddy says “Ranged top so is obnoxious a bit, the lane isn't super hard but definitely not the easiest either, steelcaps will ease up the lane a bit, but when you get divine and steelcaps, you can kill 1v1 or with jungler easily unless too poked also ulting his big form is beneficial.”
queen_rane says “[Ghost + Flash] Try to play safe during the early game and rush armor boots. When he transforms into mini gnar and you land your E on him you can ult him and chase him down and kill him.”
SilverAvalanche says “Bully: There is no way you should lose this matchup, you just eat his poke with pre-6 and then you just force on him post-6 when he has no fury. take fleet footwork and d-shield. ”
davidbiton1 says “gnar is annoying to deal with, he is mobile, tanky, deals damage and ccs you. all of that while being most of the time a range champion. 100% avoid him at all cost and if you do end up laning against him, prey.”
Dawn Break says “Enfrentamiento complicado, lleva ignite o Fantasmal dependiendo de que te sea más fácil, y empieza con Rompeavances/Stridebreaker, Trata de ser agresivo a nivel 1 cuando Gnar no tiene mucha movilidad.”
Federals1 says “Mega Gnar is more of a threat to Volibear than Mini Gnar, since he will first poke you down then go for the all in. You can try to burst him down in Mini Gnar at 6, but make sure to bait out his e first, or you risk missing the ultimate, and from there you are out until it is back up again. PTA is very good if you want to burst him down quick, or Conqueror if you want more sustain damage vs Mega Gnar, if you are unable to find the kills on him small form. He never wins 1v1 late regarless of your build.”
lolkayleee says “[Ghost + Flash]
Try to play safe during the early game and rush armor boots. When he transforms into mini gnar and you land your E on him you can ult him and chase him down and kill him.”
Nekoparry says “///////////////////////////ENGLISH//////////////////////////
DShield + Second Wind and look for front vitals. In small form, parry his W or his Q, try to get him low health and if he is bad he will still fight you when he gets mega, so just parry his W and kill him, but if he is a good gnar player, he won't let you get him low health and will destroy you once he gets mega. Try to engage him when his mega form is finishing so you can easily parry his R because he will use It anyway. If he uses E you should win all ins.
Escudo de Doran + Fuerza Renovables y pokeale solo los vitales frontales. En su forma pequeña, ripostea su W o su Q, intenta dejarle a poca vida y si es malo te va a pelear en cuanto se transforme, por lo que puedes ripostear su W y matarle. Si es un buen jugador de Gnar, no va a dejar que le bajes la vida y luego te destruye en cuanto se transforma. Intenta hacerle engage cuando se le este acabando su transformación. Para poder ripostearle fácilmente su ulti ya que la usará igualmente. Si usa su E puedes hacerle all in.”
WestRover says “he will poke you down so try your best to keep as high hp as possible even if it results in missing cs bring barrier against this champion, but if you do feel like you can win bring exhaust ”
darkintaki says “Extremely difficult matchup, DON'T fight when he's Mega Gnar, You just cannot move, too much CC, use ghost to dodge his Huge Moves, try to kill him early and then farm, he gonna outscale you anyway.”
alexionut05 says “A hard lane for you, but you can win it if you play it properly. Avoid taking free damage from his autos and his Q. Trade with him whenever he is not enraged. When he is enraged he WILL defeat you, so wait out his enraged form.”
gazibulle says “Medium - easy matchup. You outscale him, he should never be able to side against you. If he has no Bone Plating you can cheese him lvl 1 with E as he is really squishy without form. His E has a longer CD than yours, so everytime he Es away when you E him, you have a small window to dash on him right when your CD is up (you can max hookshot in order for you to guarentee a longer window to E). You can stand next to a wall, then instantly E on him and he has no time to react to it. If it hits, you can continue trading and if he ever messes up his double dash, you can just chase him down with your W slow and Q mov. speed.”
Anothaoneforym6 says “You can out poke and sustain him with E rush. Q max is fine aswell just avoid his big form, you can sustain his mini form if you use proper positioning and movement to minimize damage. After Divine you can run him down when his bar is at 0 with W and if you have approach velocity he cant escape you. ”
MHLoppy says “Gnar can be difficult to pin down because of his ability to double-hop to safety, while using Q to slow you and W to speed him up. One thing he's lacking is sustain, so you should be able to poke him enough to be able to eventually overcome his standoff-ness using your ult.”
Scarhawk says “Gnar is a matchup that most of the time you will lose. His full stacked w gives him movement speed, his E gets him away from your engage, and his Q slows you. Sustain and capitalize on his mistakes.”
youmamaleftu says “You must not attack him when he has full furry. duel him when he does not have the giant form. Go dorans shield and the ranged runes. you can even go boots first to dodge his ability that pokes easily.”
LimitlessHavoc says “You can hard win level 1 with Q extension and breaking his bone plating with 3rd Q. Similarly to Akali, you can camp out the bush closest to his tower and jump on him when he over extends.”
Cryniu says “Juega un poco más agresivo al inicio, evitando que te desgaste.
El escudo de tu Q y tu W ayudan mucho a evitar su desgaste a distancia.
Trata de sorprenderlo con la E, es muy importante acertarla para que no escape pronto.
Lleva tenacidad, gnar aturde con dos habilidades.
Compra botas de armadura, recibes muchos ataques básicos a distancia.
Si compra curación considera vesta espinosa.”
Kocykek says “Early on he can poke you a lot but somehow you can manage to survive it without Second Wind or Doran's Shield. Rush Sheen and poke him too. You block his E and outdamage him easily. Just don't understimate his early game.”
Helzky says “Gnar is a weird one. When he's mini, you can keep throwing E's at him till he dies. But as soon as he turns Mega you have to run. Unless you have prowlers I dont think there's a chance you kill him when he has Sunderer + Mega Form.”
OliveeGarden says “Gnar has a lot of harass in lane meaning you wont be getting the best of cs. in his mega form you can actually win trades by playing smart but care this form when you're low as its easy to dive you with the amount of cc he has. Take conq with ghost and max W”
GG Cannon says “Gnar focus on poke in small form and long duration stuns in his ult and W can be quite tricky to deal against.
You can chunk his small form with each bite and poke him quite well, besides out healing him, but it takes one well placed stun to turn a fight.”
TheSixtyFreezer says “Try to engage when he is in his small form as he is squishy, be wary of his poke in this form.
When he gets Mega Gnar try not to fight him if you are not ahead as he can hard CC you.”
magician4444 says “In mini gnar after 6 he literally stands 0 chance. After 6, if hes mega gnar, try to wait until hes mini gnar to ult or engage. If you fight him in mega gnar, you'll have to flash his ult or you'll get pinned and since you're so squishy you'll probably die quick.”
TheChoz3nOne says “Max E but take some points on W as he can dive on you under your turret. Passive match-up, maxin E will help you to poke him as the answer to his poke. I never really won the lane against him. You probably should ask jungler to gank him.”
ChowJunior says “Volibear hates champs that can kite, and Gnar is a god at kiting. A good Gnar will deny you every time you try to engage him. Look for opportunities to get on top of him when he wastes him jump. Doran's shield and second wind recommended.”
Your Desired Username says “Annoying and mostly boring match-up where nothing really happens. Rush steelcaps. If he goes for short trades like AA-Q-AA, try extending into an all-in if possible or answer with a q, as if you never retaliate, he can do this until you're low enough for him to just jump onto you and kill you. You will always win a 100% vs 100% all-in if he is dumb enough to go for that, even in mega form. With that being said, look for an opportunity to e and ult him when goes for a q poke or just AA. Generally speaking, you outscale him quite reliably, but this little fucker still has SO much utility and teamfight potential in mega form even if he is 0/10, so try ulting him in teamfights if he hasn't ulted yet. Ignite can help a lot with bringing him down in early fights.”
boboderaffe says “Don’t underestimate Gnar. He WILL kite you until you cry and 100-0 you past level 6 even during your own ultimate. If you get caught in his ult you die 99,99% of the time.
I do not recommend this: You can go „Zapper“ and rush Zhonya‘s. That way whenever he walks up you can potentially punish him with electrocute and recover with second wind. Whenever he tries to ult you, you simply spam R+stopwatch and hope to survive. This is only advised if the game is dependent on you HAVING to win lane at all cost.
Instead I recommend this: Go for „Normie“ or „BIG SWAIN“ and play it chill. After laning phase is over you can beat him together with your team.
BreadedBreadCrum says “Gnar is annoying to deal with as any laner. Baby Gnar can poke well with Q and deal decent damage too. Block his Q with your E when he isn't close to rage. Deleting it makes it harder for him to spam it. In rage, you need to block his E-Q-W combo with your shield to reduce the combo. Run Lethal Tempo BoRK. You can also go Conq Stridebreaker to counter his passive speed. Go Grasp if you need to sustain more than kill him.”
Black Demon Ezel says “Gnar isn't played often but when he is, take all manner of precautions. He's mobile, ranged and can transform into a super strong bruiser of a tank. You won't need grievous but you will need some form of extra damage. Take my usual build on Yorick (the TriForce one) and stack on as much damage as possible”
Rayli36 says “I don't have specified strategy for him but i have few tips your Q cleanses his Q but he can slow with his returning q as well so try to dodge it
you can buy rejuvenation bead against him and lastly you can engage on him when he's mega gnar is ending so you when he's close to hanging into normal form
LunaticDancer says “Bullied runes, D Shield. He's very annoying and slippery. Good idea to rush Swifty boots against him. Unless one of you is vastly better than the other, this should be a lane without kills.”
COJA says “Gnar must walk well into your Q range to auto you, so you can poke back. Your Q can cancel his dash if timed perfectly. His dash is also a very long cooldown so you can force it out, then kill him while it is still on cooldown. Mega Gnar is very dangerous and you should be careful around walls, as his full combo is devastating. However, Mega Gnar is much easier to hit than Mini Gnar, so if you are even, it is a short break for you to heal off of him / push the wave in.”
Eduardocwalle says “As ranged top, he is annoying too and when he gets Mega-gnar is a really bulky duelist in early game (highest base dmg of the hole game :O) but once u get trinity u should tear him apart with ease, u can dodge his R with yours so gl :D”
Polartech says “Don't fight MEGA GNAR!!! Don't do it! Mega Gnar is really the only problem for Kayle in this lane, start to back or even recall if Gnar's gauge is near to be satured, the rest is a piece of cake.”
Black Demon Ezel says “Gnar is not commonly played but he's still lethal. Do everything you can to avoid fighting him when he's Mega Gnar. Or bait him into coming close then let him revert then ult him as he won't build rage gene stacks”
XxDarkMEGAxX says “Gnar is a ranged champ, so before you get your Q, they can poke you for a while. Be careful when CSing, as Gnar can slow you with his Q. Always pay attention to how long your cooldowns are. I recommend bringing Flash and Ignite.”
Sandor Clegane98 says “This lane can get pretty annoying,try cheesing early with plated steelcaps and you'll be denying a ton of dmg from him,otherwise wait for his jump to get on cooldown and all in him,you're stronger.
D-shield / second wind is a must.”
5Head Builds says “Really horrible poke and he has a dash, and can transform into a bruiser, and has CC. This all-in-one toplaner is sort of a nightmare. Just wait for Jungle, don't stand near walls, and cs and wait to outscale him because you will.”
lookatherizinosaurus says “Illaoi struggles with CC. So Gnar can be very difficult to deal with even more so because of the Boomerang. Try not to get caught up in all the CC and Ult when he's in Mega Form”
ToothlessKnight says “This is just an annoying matchup more than anything. Just farm well because you hard outscale gnar. Neither of you have any kill pressure on the other if the lane is played correctly. If he turns mega be careful of his Ult combo as you will be stunned for nearly 3 whole seconds from his R and W. You can time your E to dash into mega gnar as he Ws to flip use your shield to absorb his damage and trade damage into him. You can only kill a Gnar if his E is down and it's a fairly long cooldown.”
I Am Goliath says “Gnar is not a bad matchup for Urgot at all since we're ranged as well, and Urgot is just simply stronger in the laning phase, rush a ninja tabi in this matchup and gnar has no kill pressure as long as you play around his mega and don't go near walls or try to all in him while he is in mega. This lane is all about looking for all ins when he is in his mini form (and not close to transforming into mega) and dodging his boomerangs as well as trying to not let him get his third W procs often, if you hit an E on him you should win every trade, if he E's away then simply q him and chase him down.”
Anoying bro5 says “Usually against range matchups I wait till lvl 3 or lvl 2 to engage. You want to focus on parrying his 3rd W ring if he isnt going to be turning to mega gnar soon. You can also parry his Mega Gnar W or ult. His E jump is on a fairly long cooldown (22sec) so keep that in mind when looking to kill by doing your full combo. Try to make him use his E then reengage when he steps up again”
Stinkee says “Gnar is a little annoying but not too much of a threat. If he is Mini Gnar, you should be able to 1v1 him pretty easily as long as you can catch him. The best way to kill Mini Gnar is to run up to him and charge your Q, most Gnars will instinctively jump away which allows you to let go of your Q as soon as he jumps and cancel it. This will leave him without an escape and could easily kill him. When he gets Mega Gnar, he can be a bit more of a threat. Just watch his rage bar and watch out for when he tries to engage on you. It's very easy to recognize Gnar's pattern and if you choose the right times to fight you will easily win this matchup.”
Sovereign Kitten says “Gnar is a pretty visual champion so you can take into account when to poke or avoid him. If he is yellow/red he is soon ready to transform into Mega Gnar, if he is glowing BLUE after hitting you 3 times, he gains mobility so keep your distance. You want to keep yourself away from terrain while he is Mega Gnar, otherwise he will simply jump to you, combo his ultimate and slam you into the wall, followed by a barrage of his abilities which will further stun you. The laning phase will consist of him trying to land his boomerang which can hit you once on the initial hit or on the return granting rage. He has died down in popularity with the Divine Nerfs.
BoilTheOil says “Go Conqueror. Play to farm and punish him if he oversteps. Rush Plated Steelcaps against him. If he buys tier 2 boots you can't touch him ever. When he goes Mega Gnar don't fight him or even walk up because he will use his ultimate which has almost no cooldown and run away, chunking your healthbar. Ping your teammates not to go in when he goes mega. Try to ult him away from your teammates if he goes in.”
Phrxshn says “Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Mega Adhesive cancels his Hops) (Fling overrides his Hops) (Recommended Items: Rylai's Scepter, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Singed against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “Gnar is easy, but dont underestimate his power.
Get a vampiric scepter and then rush Shieldbow (or Kraken if there's another tank in the enemy team) and you'll pretty much dominate the matchup as long as you dont do bad trades with him.”
LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “Gnar is a pretty annoying champion with plenty of mobility, damage, and crowd control. He's also tanky. His ult can throw you out of your tower so be mindful of that. He mostly does physical damage so stack armor.”
Veng Shotz says “Just watch out for his reversal all in after you eq poke him with comet when he e's to try to chase you down. Either w q2 + q3 or back off. Eventually you can poke him out of lane without issue. ”
quinn adc says “Matchup is Quinn favoured with experience.
I run fleet footwork against Gnar because you get sustain for his boomerangs, and the movespeed helps you to juke his Q, which is his main form of damage.
The essential part of the matchup is to dodge his boomerang with your W max + fleet, and when his boomerang is down, go in for a trade.
Mini Gnar is quite easy to beat, while Mega Gnar's damage is quite terrifying.
Don't go near walls when he is in Mega Gnar. Use your W passive marks to side step Mega Gnars rocks.
Quinn's vault CAN interrupt both of Gnar's jumps (mini and mega), so keep that in mind :)
I like stormrazor to help kite mega gnar, and also run either gnar down.
If you dodge the boomerang, go for a big trade because he can't do much.
Be cautious of Gnar's W passive though.
3 AAs give extra dmg and grant him MS.
If you blind mini gnar, he can't retaliate much, so short combos after he's blinded will help you to win the lane.
Try to leave the trade before he can get those 3aas on you so that he doesn't get the proc bonus MS and damage.
Mega Gnar in lane is much easier to deal with because he can't boomerange to trade with you, and his Qs don't fly back towards him so he can't CS as well.
Also, Mega Gnar is much easier to Vault cancel his jump because the animation is much slower.
In Mega Gnar, be careful of Gnar's W because it can stun you, and the range is 550 (25 more than our vault range and auto range).
Ideally, save vault to retaliate AFTER Mega Gnar Ws you.”
Amphawn says “Dodge his Q and be careful of his mobility. He can get across lane with 1 E. Stay safe and poke until his passive is nearly full, as he will probably all in if you're far from tower. Stay away from walls if he does get his passive up, as his ult is a death sentence for you if he stuns you on a wall. When he is in mega form his abilities are fairly easy to dodge, but give him a lot of chase. He can jump on you with his E, slow you with his Q, and stun you with his W, so be cautious of his passive. He will try to poke you with his boomerang, so try to play behind your minions so that he pushes the wave a bit and you can freeze easier.”
PH45 says “You can't really kill him easily as he will just jump away if you engage on him. He will just poke you with his Q and his W's damage. Get Steelcaps and after he uses his jump then engage on him while it's on cooldown. While Gnar's jump is on cooldown he is a lot easier to deal with, just don't let him proc his W passive as that gives him movement speed to kite you. Also keep in mind that it's easier to fight mini Gnar due to how much squishier he is compared to mega form.”
At_Tar_Ras says “gnar is a threat easily destroyed if played right. LVL 1 abuse is easy against him and BORK shreds him. don't let him outpoke you so hard, go for constant all-ins with your stacks and make sure to hit stun. he will stand zero chance. on the flip-side, if you miss your stun or Q and actually die to gnar even just once, expect to get destroyed for the rest of the game cause he will STAT CHECK the hell outta you”
jpaul2077 says “This match up is annoying due to Gnar's ability to effectively kite Garen using his W movement steroid and his E jump. On top of that his Q slow's as well and when you eventually manage to reach him he may transform in to mega, become much tankier, and them slam you into the nearest wall. Against Gnar I like to take grasp as it is difficult to trade with conqueror.”
SunFalk says “He his mobile. He his ranged. He his tanky. He has a lot of CC. He has a jump. - Gnar is very anoying because of all his CC, be careful for that and just back off when Gnar becomes big, always watch for his rage bar. Bully him when he's small early before he becaumes very strong.”
slogdog says “Very annoying matchup. Has lots of poke and damage. I highly suggest the omnistone page against him, and hoping to get a good keystone against him. Avoid the walls due to his mega form R. Respect him when he's about to transform with E.”
A_Drunk_Carry says “As long as you dodge Q/don't get kited you can farm up. A good Gnar will always save his jump to escape your cage. However, if he ever used it offensively then you can punish with an E W combo. Go Dorans Shield. ”
MythicMike says “He has his E to jump away every time you W since they have roughly the same cooldown. If you can bait or cancel his E or he uses it aggressively, you can do a full combo on him without him escaping.”
MagicallyDelish4 says “Start D blade and get the sustain runes. Take short trades with him. try to dodge his poke as much as you can with E. Try to wait for level 3 to trade him. If you go behind him he can double jump to safety. Never and I mean never fight him in his mega form unless you're very ahead. ”
Xerath gaming says “Annoying matchup since he's ranged, if u catch him with your E he can just E and begone. Atleast you can kill him easily in your R but he can just afk farm in turret. Just annoying and boring”
Raen says “Try to bait his jump then all in him. Rush Tabi in this matchp. Get Sheen on early to get potential kill on him. Also when you're fighting him stay on his left or right side or behind him never ahead of him so he won't get second jump from his E on you. Maxing second E also will help you a lot since most of his dmg comes from AA especially at mini gnar. Use ur E to block his third AA stack from W passive. Movement when fightin with him when hes on Mega Gnar important to dodge his W/Q.”
Justkb says “Go Phaserush and try to run him down at level 3 once the wave is near your tower! You can beat him at all stages of the game if you have higher HP than him and he has no E! Rush Tabi's and phage and look to bait his E! if you are losing early you can comeback into the game significantly at level 11 and once more at level 16. Try not to let him proc his passive too much as the movement speed will be too much to handle.”
P1Legend says “This matchup can be easy if you apply correct pressure on him in the early game. Play this lane as aggressively as the enemy jungler allows you to be. Your full combo + ignite should chunk mini gnar for a large portion of his HP in the early game, so pre level 7, use empowered Q instead of W where you can. bait him into using his jump to get away from you, and then apply heavy pressure to deny CS. if he walks to close without mega Gnar coming up soon, and has no jump, all in and ignite, and run him down. As he gets tankier, this becomes harder, but you can abuse his early game pretty easily, and also out roam him.”
SaltCat says “Play like he is a ranged top, avoid fighting him when he is in his mega form, level 1 you beat him with your passive, when he has his e he can easily dodge your E so be carefull, you wont have much trouble in this match up if you just dont fight him while he is mega formed”
LoLReal says “PERM BAN THIS CHAMP ON THIS PATCH. Extremely difficult. We lose early, mid and late to Gnar in the side lane. He's also just as good of a team fighter as we are.
Hope he makes a mistake in lane, can pull him if he walks too far up, but he can jump out. He has to misplay badly to lose. This lane will usually be farming under turret, get tabis first.”
laoshin3v3 says “Fleet or Grasp
Fight him when he has no jump or is in mega gnar since u can stun him with parry. If you engage right before his mega gnar expires he will most likely use his ult since he can't use it afterwards so be ready to parry that.
Hijitori says “His true damage on W passive, slow effect on Q and his passive, his dash on E, that helps him in kiting. Good gnar will punish you for every Q used on minions by you. In this situation it might be better to try to last-hit most minions with Aa or E and leave Q for the moment he starts to punish you. Silencing before using Q is effective. Once Gnar builds PHAGE he gains lifesteal so he can recover lost hp (together with Doran's Blade) and thanks to the ghost he can easily kite, poke and also dodge your Q.
"Remember to not try to damage Gnar while having the MegaGnar form. He's going to have more sustain, more armor, more magic resist. Try to kill him while having the mini-Gnar form."”
Phrxshn says “Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Trundle against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Trundle)”
Boptimus says “So fucking annoying, all the years i've played Gnar are catching up to me this season. Riot has been slowly buffing Gnar over the past year and I think he is at a point now where the lane is near unplayable if the Gnar is using his fingers.”
A_Drunk_Carry says “This matchup is a game of patience. If he hops in first then Wither him and go to town. A good Gnar will wait though, and kite you with his Q and autos. I buy Deadman's Plate a lot in this matchup as my 2nd or 3rd item. ”
Phrxshn says “Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Malphite against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Malphite)”
Sporkintahn says “ANNOYING AND DANGEROUS!!! --- Gnar can be an annoying lane and his Mega form is deceptively strong. He is able to kite you very well as he has a slow, a hop/dash and move speed procs in his kit. --- Play safe early, avoid his Boomrang (Q) and look to punish when he makes any mistakes. His Mega form has a stun and so does his Ult in Mega form if you collide with terrain so try not to fight him near any walls when he's in Mega. --- You can win this lane if played well but more often than not you may not get a kill or any clear advantage and just look to scale and team fight. --- Best time to fight him and all in him is after he comes out of Mega form as he won't be able to get it for a period of time. You don't want to fight him too much before then as he will gain HP, resists and damage when he does change over.”
Phrxshn says “Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Jaws of the Beast follow his Hops) (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Warwick against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Warwick)”
Kacto15 says “puedes comenzar con la Q o con la W, preferiría la W para comenzar a acumular vida adicional y tener mejores trades, siempre intenta absorber la mayor cantidad de daño, evita su forma MEGA y si se vuelve chiquito y no tiene su E (salto) hazle engage el 100% de las veces, puedes ir sion LETALIDAD O TANQUE (mas fácil letalidad)”
MythicMike says “With his movement speed and small model it can be a bit hard to hit Q but if you do, go in for a trade. If he jumps away with E follow him with your E. Mega Gnar can be harder to trade into because of his damage and health so try to avoid him. You can hit Mega Gnar with a Q right before he turns back into Mini Gnar since he's so big and that will keep the Q on him while he transforms into Mini form.”
Phrxshn says “Fight him if he is in Mega Gnar form pre-6 or without his GNAR!(R). Dodge his Boomerang Throw(Q) then trade with Gnar. Try to dodge his Hop(E) from preventing him from Double-Hopping. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate, Plated Steelcaps or Swiftness Boots) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Gnar in Yordle Form, Sett against Mega Gnar) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
montybucket says “For Gnar to get in range of you he also risks being in mord E range. This is how you'll catch him out with your ultimate or you'll force out his E. Because of this he can't use Mega Gnar as often, so its an even match up in your favour, but a good Gnar is a pain to deal with as they have better rage management, and you don't beat mega gnar because of your mobility issues. ”
TroviStyle says “[Phase Rush] Gnar is a rather strong enemy for Fiora as he can hold the distance against you really well. With PR however you can catch onto him as minignar. If he is mega gnar you can parry his W for an easy stun and burn him down with your vitals as long as you stay away from walls. If he jumps on you right as he goes mega gnar you can jump onto him with Q to creat some distance to a wall and possibly him. If he goes Brumble and steelcaps before you have a lead you cant kill him anymore and both of you will be strong in the lategame anyways, so just play it safe unless you get help.”
mec908 says “Aunque puede llegar a ser molesto y parece que aguanta mas y pega mas que nosotros, le podemos ganar facil e incluso deletrearlo muy rápido, el truco esta en saber moverte esquivando su W. Aun así lo pongo en nivel 4 por que es muy molesto el match y si no lo jugamos bien nos la va a complicar bastante.”
SilverAvalanche says “He is a really annoying poke champ and since he will go Grasp he will hurt even more.
Just farm it out and try and help your team at 3:15 since you have better wave clear so the first 3 waves should be yours to push in.”
Drake6401 says “Good Gnars will be a pain, especially when get their kiting items. He's generally unpopular right now so I haven't gotten much experience against him yet. Just know you'll be poked a ton and there's not a lot you can do about it early on or late for that matter.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. DON’T TAKE FREE POKE. CONQUEROR IS RECOMMENDED ALONG WITH SECOND WIND. STEELCAPS RUSH IS GOOD. TRY TO CANCEL HIS JUMP WITH YOUR E.
A Gnar lane is somewhat difficult to play, as a good Gnar will always be out of your range. It is a skill matchup between you two. It is an even lane so the better player will always win. Gnar is slightly more useful than you in teamfights if his team is ahead but he is also prime target to stack 5 off of. You should try to avoid his boomerang poke but you can take D shield along with second wind just to be sure. Phase Rush SOUNDS like a good choice into him but Conqueror is actually the recommended choice. Try to freeze the wave in your side of the lane and then run him down. If you time it correctly, you can use your pull to cancel his jump which is essentially a death sentence for him. Be careful when fighting him at low hp, as with Mega Gnar, he has enough cc to keep you stunned long enough to kill you. Not to mention how his CC allows him to set up ganks very well so keep an eye out for it. Steelcaps rush is great into Gnar.”
The Rock Titan says “"[Comet, Doran's Shield, Q > W] - He's kinda annoying because he can kite you but just Q poke him all day, All in once he's low enough.
- If he gets in your auto range in mini gnar, make sure to auto him a few times before backing out!
- Dodge his skill shot
- After 6, stay away from walls when he's about to get mega Gnar. Don't underestimate Mega Gnar!
- He's Medium because of Mega Gnar.... Gnar is easy, Mega Gnar is broken...
- If he's Mega Gnar, stay very far away from him! He can 100 to 0 you if you're a bit over extended.
- When he's about to get Mega Gnar, don't stand near his turret, he can shove you into turret range"”
Wawza says “Mostly annoying with his ranged form, you have range on you Q so you can just trade with him when he tries to farm, eventually when he is in Mega keep clear of terrain to deny his stun from his ultimate”
sock217 says “Skill matchup. Play around his rage meter and you 100% win, but you can easily go toe-to-toe against him even in mega-gnar form as long as he isnt turbo fed. Not a threat, Not something you can ignore. Force him to use ult on you.”
Rhoku says “Gnar is a very annoying matchup but as long as you keep a cool head, its manageable. The thing about this matchup is that it is pretty much a stalemate. Once Gnar gets his jump, you won't really be able to kill him unless you use your pull in a way to cancel his jump. Doing this is very difficult as it requires a lot of luck though. His short range means that you will be able to poke him with your Q so try to make sure that you avoid poke and then go in to hit a Q only, with you backing out after. A E->AA->Q combo is devastating for him so try that to win a trade. If he goes into Mega Gnar, you can better punish his mispositioning, as he can't really escape too well. You want to be looking for all ins when he is in Mega Gnar but do NOT underestimate him. If you are both low HP, he will win because MegaGnar has enough stuns and etc. to keep you locked in place for long enough for him to kill you. If you use your Ultimate properly, you will kill him fairly easily though. Just make sure to ult him when he is in Mini-Gnar, as Mega Gnar can just stun you against the walls of your own ultimate and in general, is better at wasting time.”
FeedLaneGetCaryd says “(Second Wind+Armor+DShield) Don't stay near walls when he is in mega form or close to mega form and has ultimate. Look for all-ins only when his passive is uncharged. Don't let him proc his W on a third AA and play around his E (it's on a longer cooldown than your E).”
GarenteedDamage says “Gnar like Teemo is a little rat that likes to be super annoying early. Avoid taking too much damage early, give up the 1st and 2nd minion waves if necessary. He kites Garen quite well, like Vayne he can keep his distance with his dashes. Try to maximize your damage when you can get close to him.”
PK Noob says “Gnar is slippery and pokes you down slowly while he's in his base form. When he goes MEGA Gnar he can CC you to death. Stay healthy and engage him when he turns into MEGA Gnar after he uses his jump. You can dodge his MEGA Gnar W with your E and kill him with your Q's and Ultimate from there.”
jmp_01_ says “Go Fleet Footwork. The game isn't basically playable anymore at all stages of the game. Best you can do is not getting poked to death and rush Plated Steelcaps. Don't fight him in his mega form, he just chunks you and you can't do anything. If he goes mega form in teamfights, just ult him away from your carries and hope they are useful.”
Psychopathic Top says “Very player dependent. If the Gnar player knows how to poke and hits most of his Qs, it would be very difficult to not back before sheen gold. However, if you get your first back in with sheen, the matchup is free post level 6. Later on, the Gnar may build boots of swiftness, which is very tumor to deal with but try avoid chasing him or fighting him after that item. (If he itemizes swifties first, just focus on surviving). I laned against Finn (EUW pro player transfer to NA) a few days ago in challenger and he rushed swifties and I couldn't do anything. Not much counterplay if the Gnar player is good atm. ”
DippyDan says “All range matchups are annoying for Fiora, but even worse for her because he can rush Armor boots and bramble which makes him unkillable. TIPS:  Bush cheese at level 1 to get a good early trade.  Look to Parry his 3rd W proc and all in.  If Mega Gnar, look to parry his W and don't go near walls. ”
Hecki says “Try to not get harrassed until you get all your abilities. Play around his E since it is his only escape tool against your W. If he is in melee form keep him at range since his R can be a good gank setup.”
fishybearo says “Beware, if the Gnar is good and knows how to play this matchup, it will be very hard for you to farm or find an advantage in lane. A good Gnar will rush Plated Steelcaps especially if you have an AD jungler making it even harder to all in him or even catch up to him with his Hyper procs. Gnar's harass with Grasp makes it annoying to get minions or even walk up at all. Unlike other ranged champions, Gnar can transform into Mega Gnar once his bar fills with high increased stats and CC that often leave Renekton begging for a buff.”
Rocking Masterock says “Gnar, little guy is VERY countered by Malphite, he's vulnerable to poke, he uses auto attacks so cripple also is a threat for him, your W gives you insane amount of armor and mega gnar does ONLY flat physical damage... This little thing has no way unless you don't survive till first or second back.”
CFCryo says “Ranged Top laners usually have more range than Thresh, leading to a disadvantage. Gnar's manaless Q can poke pretty well, and though his range is short, it's enough to hurt Thresh more than Thresh can hurt him. That said, Thresh Flay is an incredible ability that keeps Mega Gnar at bay, and can pull Tiny Gnar into danger by any misstep. You don't need to take Aftershock against him, and you have a fair shot of outdamaging him in certain situations (Barely coming out of Mega), but Gnar's jump can be stopped easily by Thresh flay. Use this to your advantage with a Lantern Gank!”
Alan234 says “Go the standard PTA build.
Gnar usually just doesnt deal enough dmg in any fights. If you just aa q him he usually loses. Do beware of his lvl 6 all in and try to dodge as much as possible. Play very agressively early game and respect his gank setup with mega e.”
MegadabYt says “A good Gnar will always win this matchup. He can outpoke you with Q and W, and prevent escapes with E. Always run doran's shield against him unless yoi will get a good amount of early ganks for the jungler.”
Kartagoo says “Lane is not that scary. I mostly just farm it out with Fleet and ask for ganks and if I dont get any I just get Cull rush Plated Steelcaps into maybe Titanic if ahead or just Frostfire Gauntlet. Try to dodge his W Stun when he hits 6 so you can safe your Passive for his ult.”
JaxIsAHobo says “Annoying as shit to deal with, but once you have some sustain from vamp scepter, you should be fine as long as you aren't constantly eating his Qs and eating free auto attacks from him. Just farm up until 6, wait until his rage bar is down, and go for free harass onto him/run him down with botrk, or play for mid game pushes with hullbreaker + triforce. Overall, not that hard of a matchup. When you leap onto him, dont use your E, and use E instead as a disengage tool in order to not get hit.”
Dijaj says “Difficult matchup, although you have some room to look for solo kills when gnar is not in mega form.
Punish gnar if they stepup too far in lane, but never all in unless they are below 70% HP with your Ignite and R.”
RhinoStar says “Can be difficult matchup. The wave control is incredibly important so you should have an idea already of how to freeze and farm safely. Consider upgrading your q and e since you should outpoke him as much as you can. Try to poke with e when you see minion and bare in mind not to rush to him when he is about to transform.”
MrShykun says “MATCHUP SKILLED. NE VOUS PRENEZ PAS DE FREE POKE PRENEZ CONQUEROR ET SECOND SOUFFLE LE RUSH TABIS EST TRES BIEN. ESSAYER SI POSSIBLE D'ANNULER SON E AVEC VOTRE E. Une lane Gnar est un peu difficile à jouer, car un bon Gnar sera toujours hors de votre portée. C'est une confrontation de skill entre vous deux. C'est une voie égale, donc le meilleur joueur gagnera toujours. Gnar est légèrement plus utile que vous dans les combats d'équipe si son équipe est en avance, mais il est également la cible de choix pour être votre 5 stack slave donc pour le stacker et courir sur son équipe. Essayer de freeze la lane et courrez lui dessus. Si vous le timer correctement vous pourrez cancel son E avec le votre ce qui impliquera une mort pour lui. Faite attention lorsque vous êtes bas en point de vie Mega Gnar possède énormément de cc et pourrais vous tuer sans vous laisser le temp de jouer ses CC lui permettent également de bien setup les ganks faites donc attention a ca le rush tabis est bien contre Gnar.”
SemPelo says “Ugh the annoying rat. Try to play similar to how you play against GP, go in with W with 3 or 4 stacks of your passive and trade with Q. When he get into mega you can fight him if you block some damage with your E.”
MiXA6511 says “Fight Gnar while he is in Mega form, since that's when he has to switch to melee. His slow can be quite annoying, so don't try to fight him without items. If he is overpushing punish him hard with Ghost.”
Vandenelis says “try to not take a lot of damage before level 3, then try to bait out his jump, and when it is on cooldown all in him. your q interups his jumps (in both forms), so if you can q him mid jump he has no escape tools from you Stay away from his mega form, since it is stronger than you early. you win 1v1 against him if you get in range of when he is in his ranged form.”
DarkyTheReal says “Its really easy to win against bad gnars because you can perma bait his E and win lane. But against good gnars you should be looking to freeze lane on your tower and W his Q and chase him down. Go for corruption potion because of chasing.”
SettVEVO says “Another boring matchup. A good gnar will make your life hell, and will play to win trades as unevenly as he can. His E cooldown is the most important one to take in mind. Avoid getting close during mega as he will throw all cc and he will jump away at the end of it. Plated Steelcaps help a lot and with Stridebreaker you can win when he's Mini. Taking Unflinching can help you out as you want to W as soon as his CC on mega runs out. Ult him in teamfights when he's mega so he doesn't ult your team.”
Fryx says “Many will think Gnar is good against Malphite but he really is not. If he is Mini use your ult on him and watch him get Oneshot. Don't even stay near his Mega form and relax on lane early because his poke will be super annoying. Ult him Level 6 and you will win.”
wff010 says “FILTHY ranged champion run d shield and boots you win if he jumps in on you or overextends for cs so you can land your E Q on him. Otherwise, GL. You'll have to build tank if he starts freezing on you really hard.”
LoLReal says “Gnar is more of a nuisance than any sort of threat. Early he can poke us down and jump away if we hit E, but there is nothing he can do after we get 6. Can kill Gnar on cooldown with R. Easy lane.”
qosmox says “Stand behind minions / juke his long range Q’s. Stay back most of the time except the time you walk up to last hit. Deny his poke with your shield and your W, never let him proc his W and it should be survivable. If you’re getting pushed in, then look for/threaten taunts while he’s under your tower. If you’re gonna all-in any time that’s not under tower, do it either when his bar is low or optimally right when he turns from big to small.”
SanLourdes says “Mini Gnar is really easy to shut down. Try and stun him with your Q for a kill. If he uses his jump to get out of the way, just remember that your Q will stun him even if he is in the middle of jumping. Keep an eye on his rage bar. Once he is Mega Gnar he has tons of CC and can shut you down if you aren't careful. Only Mega Gnar has the CC that can disrupt your Q charge. It is best to use your ult to stun him when he is Mini Gnar, but it is better if you ult when his jump is on cooldown so he can't dodge it.”
calbino says “Over time, Aatrox and Gnar have clashed over who counters the other. As is stands, Aatrox wins currently. If you time it right, you can cancel his jump in Mini Gnar with Q, and if you hit most of your abilities on Mini Gnar, you basically win.”
Jaori says “You've got way too much healing, so Gnar can't really poke you down. Cancel his jump mid-dash with pillar, go in and kill him. If you ult mega Gnar, you win instantly. He can't deal with you once you get your 2 base items.”
RareParrot says “bully the shit out of him and starve him of minions/exp early, care at 6 when he will turn mega because thats when hes tanky and does a lot more dmg and has cc, NEVER FIGHT WHEN MEGA.”
dissociate says “He'll poke you out for a bit with his range, and he will bounce out of your W with his E.
Around level 6, this lane becomes pretty fun for Ekko. Full engage with E + Q, and aim your W back behind him, even farther if there's a unit you're afraid he can bounce off. Force him to fight you when he's mini, and just ignore him if he's mega.
Regular build approved.”
turtlehamstercroc says “Once you get levels 2 and 3 try to look for an all in, gnar is pretty weak in early levels, so you can go in with w movespeed, proc pta and walk away at level 2 or potentially follow up into a kill at level 3, mega gnar can be hard to deal with, but if you stay away from walls you should be alright”
RedNBlue says “Gnar can get you good since he's long range most of the time but you can poke him down too with your q which should do pretty good damage to him because if he's not mega gnar he shouldn't be as tanky early game. Just watch out for his angry bar because he might just turn the fight around on you.”
SethPRG says “This champion is just annoying, but you can run them down if you connect. I'd suggest bush cheesing for a nasty level 1 trade. If they ever try jumping away from you, catch them with your E, but this isn't that consistent and requires some prediction. Dodging their Q is pretty easy, especially on its return, but if you somehow get hit twice by this, I'm sorry to tell you, but we're not playing catch the boomerang. As long as you catch him in his tiny form and use either your ult or E to stop him from jumping away, you can kill him easily. His E cooldown is longer than yours, abuse it. If he ever jumps into you, unless he's super fed he will just die. When he's in mega form though, you need to be more careful of his all-in, especially his ult, so avoid standing near walls. His boulder throw is not hard to dodge unless it's point-blank range, and you can cancel his W stun if you E the animation. His jump isn't much of a threat to you other than if he uses it as a prediction to dodge your W. They will probably build armor so you can go Trinity Force into Black Cleaver here, or start with Divine Sunderer, then go into Black Cleaver if they more tanky champions. Goredrinker isn't really that useful as you can't stick to him in the 1v1, Stridebreaker maybe, but you have the advantage when it comes in CD to stop his E and kill him, so it's not needed. Take Bramble eventually based on the enemy team comp, and get at least 1 armor item 2nd or 3rd, probably Death's Dance.”
joelspaho121 says “D shield with sorc tree.
Do not greed for minions and eat any poke.Always take trades by punishing while hes in mini form/doesnt have R on mega.
This matchup might sound hard since gnar has a lot of poke but it really isnt. If you somehow manage to get yourself on top of him hes done for. Even if he manages to get away from you he wont do it without hard losing the trade since his mini form gives him way less stats than his mega form. Your E can actually cancel his E if timed properly but I find it quite impossible to actually pull off(though i have done it a couple of times) its mainly a mind game between you and gnar(similar to fiora matchup) so i'd say trying to save it and actually use it when hes fleeing away by walking as you would do against every other champion. Respect his level 6 all in by staying away from him when hes about to transform. If he burns spells on wave try to punish him for it by hard trading even if he has R (since he deals most dmg with Q and W he wont do much with R).”
Kaizin says “The Gnar matchup is only difficult because he can kite you very well, he has slows and a jump to get away from you if he needs to. Building bramble vest early will help with his auto attack poking and reduce his healing if he has grasp. Once you have a phage/health item, you can start to trade but it's up to Gnar to make a mistake for you to be able to get a solo kill. He has too many tools to get away and survive.”
I am so chill says “You can cancel his e!Dont be afraid of this guy alot but be carefull at the same time.After he turns mega poke him with distance.When he s mini gnar go for all in trades after he uses his e.”
CaptianMike says “This match-up is dependent on how skilled the Gnar is. If he applies pressure early, you just need to farm under tower and ask for ganks. Don't let him get 3 stacks on you since it deals %max hp. Build ninja tabi and armour items in general”
ApollonATH says “Bad matchup for you. He can poke you and will be stronger in team fights if you dont play it well. You can beat him early on if he miss plays but you will probably need your jg to help if you want to get kills. Otherwise you can just play safe , farm and hope to split push later on”
Humitaxx says “If you want to go against a Gnar you can go Tank, but it's way better to fight him if you have more movility, so the regular Sett build with Stridebreaker would be better, since he can just poke you a lot and then jump away”
deathwalker7119 says “Its a lot like teemo, you need to simply Q into him then parry his boomerang OR the 3rd auto stack. Either of these are fine but you need to hit him with the parry to half attack speed/MS. Watch his Mega Gnar bar, as if he is about to transform you need to parry the R or the normal stun. Hes overally pretty easy just make sure you rush stride.”
Womsky says “Scaling runes, doran's sheild start, its kinda annoying if the gnar plays well and safe, you can punish him early pre level 3 before he gets his jump, when he gets the jump it becomes tricky, you need to know how to trade with him without being ran down with him AA you after you disengage, you only trade with fury, and you should trade when he misses a Q or comes close to you to the point where you can spin behind him, and trade into mini gnar, mega gnar has too much states to trade with and stuns, you should get a double crit buy *50% crit* if you get an early lead on him, cause that will make you snowball harder and run him down even easier, ghost is very recommanded”
RealIreliaCarriesU says “Can be quite hard if you fall behind him as he is impossible to run away from but otherwise he is a fairly easy lane. Start Q and build passive and look to fight early on. You crush him before he gets items. As long as you hit your abilities on him you will win 100% of the time assuming you have passive stacked. Use your Q on low hp minions to dodge his Q and W and avoid being near walls when he is level 6 and has his ultimate form.
tibs2 says “Don't be afraid to trade buckler autos. If gnar walks up to far look to q him as the only time you lose trades is if he is free hitting you and you cannot fight back. Still, vs an experienced gnar player he will not allow you to q him and therefore you have to allow him to shove and hope you jungler comes to gank. If he tries to escape the gank with e try to f w and that should lead to a free kill.”
SadmanV3 says “Gnar is just extraordinarily annoying to lane against, and this comes about because of his ranged attacks. Because of his ability to constantly harass Nasus in lane, you are often going to lose early the early game. beward of his additional strength when he transforms, because he can potentially tower dive if you are low enough. In this matchup, freeze to the best of your ability, but you will likely end up farming under turret instead. Keep tabs on when you think Gnar will dive you, and Wither him to stay alive.
Gnar's team fight fight potential is also relatively strong, but once Nasus gets Divine Sunderer, it shouldn't be a problem dealing with Gnar.”
svjade says “Gnar's rage mode is the biggest problem for Akali. Overall, he starts off really strong so Akali will have to play stay safe under turret to have a chance for surviving. It is the best to suddenly attack Gnar when he is not massive in size and does not have the ability to change either.”
JeanMichelBambi says “Gnar is excellenthis season, he isn't vulnerable to poke since he heals when he transforms and he gets stupid amounts of crowd control at random, making fighting him a bad investment”
Noodles912 says “Freelo! Freeze and farm. At level 6, stay healthy and stay away from walls. Make sure to stay behind and away from minions to avoid his damage. Go outscale him. Ping him MIA when he isn't in lane.”
kohyss says “Very annoying. Try to ult him right before his mega form vanishes and you will keep those bonus stats. Hitting you E is in this matchup mandatory.Take second wind, rush bramble+plated caps.”
PiscesPomf says “ANNOYING MATCH-UP
Gnar is a champ that will poke you when he is tiny and will break your neck when he is fat. Over that, his jump when he's tiny will help him to escape. You should try to parry his stuns. When he's big, stay safe, and when he's tiny, try to make him use his jump then go in when it's on CD. You could buy Stridebreaker to catch up if the ennemy team has other ranged champs.”
TheShadowCotoco says “🇧🇷: NÃO LUTE COM ELE QUANDO ELE ESTIVER NA FORMA GIGANTE, PRESTE BASTANTE ATENÇÃO NA BARRINHA DE FURIA DELE, QUANDO ESTIVER ACABANDO VOCÊ PODE COMEÇAR A DAR ENGAGE NELE.
🇺🇸: DO NOT FIGHT WITH HIM WHEN HE IS IN GIANT FORM, PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION IN HIS FURY BAR, WHEN IT IS FINISHED YOU CAN ENGAGE HIM.”
Urgodzilla says “Do your best to dodge his Qs and try not to let him proc bonus damage from his W. He is hard to catch because of his jump but if you catch him he will be in trouble. When he is in Mega form, use your E to outplay his W or R.”
Laserholic says “These are the type of ranged bullies you can't deal with. Gnar will forever poke you with Q and always be allowed to run away as you dont have relevant cc. Gnar's W movement speed, Q range, and E double-jump are all too good in this matchup.”
Tsundere Tahm says “Este es un caso especial, no podemos matarlo y no lo podemos matar, juega al farmeo, tradeale cerca de tu torre, de manera que si se equivoca puedas meterlo bajo torre con w.
En este caso especifico ir con Grasp o Lluvia queda a tu elección.”
Draconic56 says “An annoying matchup but it's manageable. Try to play passively pre-level 6 and don't let him auto you too much because he will chunk you down fast. After level 6 try to ult him after he uses his jump and you will kill him.If he gets his mega gnar form stay away from walls so he doesn't stun you.”
Kokob5 says “So long as you don't over extend and take bad punishes from him wait till six and if you land E when his rage meter isn't high enough to get off during a single fight all in him with ult and you should win.”
SanLourdes says “Gnar is at most annoying with his range and CC. Just keep an eye on his rage bar and you should be fine. Ult him when he isn't close to being Mega-Gnar and you can easily kill him. If he his Mega-Gnar in your ult, he can easily wait it out and just escape. Avoid his poke and you should win the lane. If he jumps on you, use your E to pull him off. Build your normal items.”
Miata 181hp says “It's not so hard but it's really painful. just back out when he turns into mega and don't forgive when normal. Mega gnar is really stronger than you and if he R you you will probably dead or low health.”
Docoda says “You have to zone him off in the early levels since that's when he has a long Q cooldown and not enough tools to trade with you. If you can't get a lead early, he will be able to hop in and win trades with you.”
Dorom says “This champion is just bottom barrel bull shit. It has basically no counterplay once Mega form and he just kites you endlessly later resulting to being a stronger bruiser than anything. Watch out for this guy.”
SpartanDumpster says “Gnar gets more attack range as he levels up, so he'll basically need to get in your W to attack you in the first place early on. His mini Q and E aren't worth using W to ignore either. His Mega form can easily jump on and destroy you. If you can keep up with him early without giving him kills, you could potentially out scale him when your W could mess him up later on.”
Runtley says “Gnar is not that hard of a match up. He can be killed easy if he is in his Mega Gnar because he is not ranged anymore. I recommend getting aery so you get a lot of poke damage. If gnar tries to stun you try and run out of it and Q, W, AA, AA, AA, Ignite and he's dead. Throw in a couple more AA if you need to.”
jpaul2077 says “Extremely slippery and can kite for days. On top of that, his mega gnar form can deny a lot of dives as he gets tankier, gets a aoe CC ultimate, and gains HP. Farm safely under tower, remember once Gnar transforms and reverts back to his mini form he can't go back into mega for a while so use this chance to all in him for a possible kill.”
ChaseMorePlz says “As long as you DON'T take a load of free harass, this is a very easy matchup. Try to avoid him pre-6 when he transforms into Mega Gnar. Once you hit 6, Gnar relies on the CC from Mega Gnar + his ult; once you get past lane phase it's very easy due to Olaf's kit.”
Pawn Sacrifice says “Nowadays a wp Gnar can make your life difficult, he can dodge your E and your best chance to all in is when he turns into Mega and tries to all in you... don't be affraid to fight him, just don't miss your E and you'll be fine. ”
Reformed Ravi says “you should be ok if you play the lane right. all you have to do is to stack a few graves, land e and run at him. make sure to take approach velocity rune. once her hops away keep going and w him. then bonk and kill. careful of his poke”
RetiredPykeMain says “A really annoying lane for shen, your jungler will also have it hard to gank gnar because of his easy escape tool E. take sustain runes, tp always. Try to block his third W passive auto with your W and do not fight him after 6 near walls.”
Rime101 says “Max Q.
Trade very aggressively pre level 6. He is EXTREMELY weak early.
If he goes merc treads + hexdrinker instead of building void staff for the 1v1 just build for teamfight instead. He takes turrets very slow
Alekra says “Annoying, but generally not really able to kill you. You can kill him if he ever makes the mistake of using his E aggressively. As with many ranged matchups your passive helps alot to sustain in lane. In his Mega-Gnar form he is way less of a threat as he looses his range.”
Erenando says “Annoying because he is ranged, but you can stack properly and heal up in the midgame. I'd also try to kill him with your jungler after your first recall (with sheen obviously). After that the lane will be an easy win.”
lulw says “Bring fleet, pretty fucking annoying not gonna lie. Hes pretty strong in melee as well. You can rush stridebreaker into gnar if you'd like, since it can help you catch up to him in ranged form. His E is the most annoying thing ever. You can't ever get near him to pull him. You have to hope for a gank or pray he messes up. You can go ghost into him. ”
GrGamingTeo says “Gnar is so good in this meta because his mega Gnar is so broken. Whenever he goes for a last hit you can Q him. Remember, every time he jumps on he will also jump behind you so you can use your E behind you to pull him and he's giong to get super tilted and it's hilarious. Just don't fight him in his mega form anf you're good.”
lolkayleee says “[Conqueror/Grasp + Trinity/Divine]
[Flash/Ignite + TP]
You can Q1 a minion, W him, and look to Q2 him with your approach velocity speed (if you took this rune). If he jumps you can look to hookshot onto him after. Do not fight him if he's in Mega Gnar form. Your E is shorter CD (16s) than his E (22s). If you have the Conqueror/Resolve page just look to farm and scale up. You outscale him with every item you purchase and you should be more impactful than him in teamfights unless he gets a huge ultimate off on your team.”
SpyDaFX says “very hard, only last hit, dont push, ask for ganks. go Doran's shield, try to trade with him when his E is down (when his leap thingy is down, it has 22 sec cooldown early) you have more potential to kill him at level 6 since his R doesnt that much counters you if you're both full hp and u land a full combo on him. go Conqueror.”
Ravenborne says “Just a boring lane. Both of you do not have kill pressure on eachother. If you do manage to get close to him, don't start off with E but with Q into W. Either chase him down and E him back in or if you are good enough cancel his Jump with your E. Oh and obviously don't get hit by his Q. Watch out when he has Stridebreaker, as he can dodge your Q with it.”
mobsterplatypus says “I've never played much against gnar, but I know his passive helps him kite A LOT, so go scepter here. Your ultimate punishes him trying to go in, and he usually goes black cleaver so armor usually doesn't work well. Steelcaps helps with ranged poke, though.”
Kil4fun says “He has his jump and his ultimate. He will jump ult you, then stun, for 60% of your HP. You win into him with autos at around level 11 if you don't die to him early. Build BoRK for his HP.”
BigManYam says “Gnar will kite you early to stop you from getting any XP and stacks which makes it really hard for you early game due to the fact he's ranged and can be hard for you to trade against. But you will scale harder late game and will be able to trade against him once he transforms as he won't have much kiting potential. ”
Bear24 says “Top 3 most tilting champs to play against using volibear all begin with the letter g. He can kite you out with his q and autos. If he jumps in mega gnar form and you are more than half health and about the same amount of gold you win(you out sustain with your w). If you are ahead chase him down with your q. It is faster than his jump when he jumps you ult and q him. ”
MarkFromSingedMains says “Smash your keyboard it's justified. Gnar is an awful lane, he pokes you out of lane constantly and his E is the perfect escape. Very tricky to flip. Wait for his Mega Gnar before you can do anything and even then it's risky. Your W can cancel his E in both forms, but is generally too slow.
Riot is slowly buffing Mega Gnar, so soon Gnar might be bumped up to being an EXTREME threat.”
Whobick says “Gnar can go both ways. A good Gnar can shut you down easily with his Q. If he is smart and using the current meta, then he will slow the fuck out of you and you are screwed. If the Gnar is ok or new, it should be an easy lane. Just dodge Q's and be smart when going in.”
ModelitoTime says “Similar to the other ranged matchups. Just pay attention to Gnars rage *the red bar beneath the health bar* because once it turns red gnar gets his mega form, which beats Urgot early game. Other than that just dodge his Q and pay attention to his rage. E+Flash works really well in this matchup.”
kingchas2 says “On paper this should be a bad matchup, but Gnar's tend not to really have much impact. As long as you dodge his Q's and don't walk up too far he has trouble sticking on to you. If he is playing aggressive bait out his W on to you and any gank will ruin him.”
Dannala says “Gnar is fairly simple to deal with, electrocute can easily delete small form while lethal tempo can handle him easier in big form. Gnars biggest chance is to wait for you to overstep without Rappel then chase you down with his W passive procs. Small form can kite your spider form well but it's also squishy enough to manage.”
ineptpineapple says “He is annoying but his passive is his downfall in this matchup, especially at early ranks he will most likely be over confident but once you see him waste an ability if he is low enough dont be afraid to delete him.”
Nonoo says “ consider that gnar is a champion which is easy to kill teemo, since you only have to do the E-R-AA-W-Q combo and you will be very injured or even dead, but it is easy to hit him when he is in his mini gnar phase, stay away from when he is about to transform into mega gnar and tries to weaken him in his mini gnar phase”
NoFriendsPlayLoL says “Another range abuser. If he burns his hop you can easily 1v1 him. Steel Plate and bramble rush. Watch for his Mega Gnar form as it can cause you to lose trades due to his stun and ultimate plus HP gain.”
TioKirb says “This is a champion I don't see a lot, but when I do, he can be quite hard to deal with. Your Movement Speed will be your greatest ally and you must punish him when you are able to. If you avoid his stuns while he's Mega Gnar, it's just a matter of time for him to get destroyed by a Critical W post-ult.”
sauronkaiser says “One of the most annoying matchups. This rat will abuse you from level 1 and its jump can make impossible to engage. Wait your jungler and look for its transformation passive. Get dorans shield and second wind and threat him like an adc and you should be fine.”
EU_Toxicity says “Usually you won't have a chance to kill him. But if you stay high health and avoid poke he won't have enough damage to kill you either. Your only chance at a kill is if Gnar missteps and gets into your pull range while far away from his tower. You can can cancel his E jump if you react fast enough.”
iZeal says “Don't let him get free 3 hit procs on you, try to engage him when he has no minions behind him as he has to blow flash when he does not get the double hop. It is advisable to engage when he just turned Mini-Gnar again. Try to not teamfight when he is about to turn Mega, be wary of Frozen Mallet when completed. Dodge Q to get an opening, if you pull him out his E he is dead.
DShield/DBlade, Ninja Tabis, Phage.”
DarkNavarre says “Gnar is really a matchup of who is better at punishing the mistakes of their opponent. Stay vigilant of his rage and allow him to make the mistakes as opposed to trying to force fights and risky plays.”
bocchicken says “Buffer your E when he goes to ult you and it will still let you flip him allowing you to run him down when he is in melee form. His poke is annoying early, treat him like any other ranged matchup and play the lane accordingly. ”
NoxianBlood says “Gnar is a tough matchup for Sion even if you do well, the fact that Gnar can switch from Adc to Tank, makes Sion hard to fight him, just be aware that he deals a percentage of your max each third attack in magic damage, so don't buy only armor, get also some magic resist, also when you see him ready to transform at low health don't engage for the kill cause he will transform to mega gnar get his health back and ult stun you against the wall and stun you again with one hammer punch and slow you down and kill you without even know what happened. so try to bring him down while he's on his mini-form.”
byThiagus says “Segunda pagina de runas y 3ra son viables, usar fantasmal y escudo de doran es OBLIGATORIO. farmear tranquilo y esperar a un gank de tu jungler, a lvl 3 igualmente podes hacer run down, a gnar le podes ganar desde lvl 3podes matarlo, no lo subestimes igualmente, si sabe kitear puede ganarte”
Boblet says “Can dance with most top laners and doesn't like to get punished easily. Mega Gnar is a solid meatbag to throw at the enemy backline later on though, so play the early game carefully and look for plays when he gets big and can't scamper off.”
Pusan says “It's a very strong champ. You better rush Plated steelcaps against this guy. Then try to farm for Night Harvester and watch out for his R and Q. His R makes him be Mega gnar enchancing it abilities.”
AWierdShoe says “Stand behind minions/dodge his long range Q’s. Stay back most of the time except the time you walk up to last hit. Deny his poke with your shield and your W, never let him proc his W and it should be survivable. If you’re getting pushed in, then look for/threaten taunts while he’s under your tower. If you’re gonna all-in any time that’s not under tower, do it either when his bar is low or optimally right when he turns from big to small.
I Am Goliath says “Really annoying matchup especially in the early levels, try not to get hit by his third W proc often because the damage will start to add up. Respect his mega form a lot and play passive when it's up, although I find the mini gnar is a lot more annoying when playing a hard tank like sion because of the W procs. Once you get some armor and health items he shouldn't do to much to you, but Gnar also scales pretty well into the late game so I'd say this is a fairly even matchup that is annoying for you early. Remember when he is in mega he has to ways to cancel your Q channel which is his W and his R.”
I Am Goliath says “The Gnar has to be really good to win this matchup, you should never really die in this lane but it's okay if you don't kill him since you outscale him hard. Remember that mini Gnar is super squishy so trade with him while he's in that, pay close attention to his mega bar and don't stand close to walls so he can fling you into them with his R in mega.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “Play safe for the first 2 levels, let the wave push to you and freeze it 2nd/3rd wave (You gotta thin out the 2nd one) level 3 we can look for some trades when have the freeze. Level 6 do not risk going close to him when he is close to full fury. He can R you while jumping with his E. Block his Q with your W and when you go for trades generally do not let him proc his W most of the time. Either use your W for his 3rd W stack so he will not get the extra damage and movement speed or just Q”
Scoothare says “If Julius plays this guy it's an easy win. Always keep checking his rage bar (where the mana bar should be). When it's turning red fall back and be careful with his engage. If he gets on you while being Mega Gnar you're dead. He simply has way too much CC.”
viktoreeu says “Super annoying matchup.
You can try to go ignite and try to cheese him, if he doesn't respect you he will ALWAYS die early.
His jump is on a higher cooldown than your E.
Try not to fall behind and you are fine, Kraken = you slaughter him.
If you are behind farm as much as you can, try to push him and not let him group as he is a strong teamfighter, outrotate him”
NickCola Tesla says “Gnar's threat level can be quite difficult for newer players! In the early laning phase, he'a more annoying than he is powerful. He's able to hop out of your Q's AoE, but you can poke at him in his mini form using your E. However, the base CD on it is 22 second long, meaning you can look to take a favorable trade once he uses it.
He is a very tough champion to itemize against. If you are confident, take the standard tank runes against him. Respect his powerspike with Black Cleaver, and don't try to fight him if your armor is cleaved! ”
StrikeX114 says “Gnar himself poses a minimal threat outside of his boomerang (Q), which deals considerable chip damage. Mega-Gnar, however, is a force to be reckoned with due to the high amounts of CC and damage he can provide. Make sure to distance yourself from him once he starts to transform.”
Saarlichenbog says “Very similar to Kennen but essentially the AD Tank version. He has a very predictable E pattern which is easily kitable. He has the threat of Mega Gnar, but the passive bar is easily readable and then you just have to care not to get caught in his ultimate as he does teamfight better than you.”
Bradybattlemask says “Tiny Gnar is annoying and more oppressive then big Gnar. He can hop out of your W, if you miss your E he will get his 3 hits off and hit hard. Wait for him to use his hop and then all in, or wait for him to hit Mega Gnar and then all in.”
Captain Dantems says “Se esquive do Q dele e pokea com o Q e seu barril. Quando ele virar Mega Gnar pokea ele com tudo que você tiver, pois ele fica melee e não irá te pokear de volta, não fique perto de paredes se não ele te mata. Dá pra usar Grasp. Dá para se começar com poção corrupta ou cristal de safira com 3 poções de vida.”
ItsPaulygon says “This will be a hard match up for you. He is ranged so he can kite you especially with his jump. And if you can engage, he can out damage you if he changes forms. Play safe and pray for your jungler to gank you. Once he gets his tanky items, you are not able to kill him. Try to beat him while he's squishy. After that, play safe. You won't be able to trade properly against a good Gnar player.”
open_48 says “Ranged matchup. Doran's shield is a must. try to bait his jump and get pushed. As soon as he uses the jump, engage him with the ghost. pay attention to its transformation that stuns with every ability”
Klappy says “- Puedes tradear con Q+Pasiva cuando vaya a farmear
- Es muy debil en early, lo puedes matar si se adelanta mucho
- Inicia el All In con tu R, usa tu E para quedarte anclado a él cuando use su E para escapar”
Frostyfps says “Can be quite hard if you fall behind him as he is impossible to run away from but otherwise he is a fairly easy lane. Start Q and build passive and look to fight early on. You crush him before he gets items. As long as you hit your abilities on him you will win 100% of the time assuming you have passive stacked. Use your Q on low hp minions to dodge his Q and W and avoid being near walls when he is level 6 and has his ultimate form.”
Defensivity1 says “Gnar has a lot of damage so always be carefull to not be hit with his third auto attack from the passive of his w.
do not be ashamed to base at level 4 or 5 to buy some cloth armors or a tabi if you can afford it.”
Mordekaiserrrrrrr says “Gnar is fairly weak against Morde all stages of the game, even when he is in rage form he loses 1v1 against Morde if both champs have ult up. Respect his ultimate though, it could be used to set up a gank.”
Luceris says “Standard Grasp Runes (Might want Unflinching)
Build: Black Cleaver first item or Trinity Force
Gnar is a 50-50 lane. I would say it is a skill matchup. If the Gnar is better than you and you step up he might be able to all in you early on, but if Gnar over extends after using his hop you might be able to kill him too. Dodge his boomerangs and poke him whenever he misses them. You have more range than him so punish him for getting minions. Watch out for Mega Gnar and him hopping onto you, this can mean dead. Overall Tabis or Swifties are both great options that can help you win the lane.”
McSoupape says “I hate to play against gnar, while in mine gnar, he will just poke you with his auto and is Q, he also will be very hard to touch with your E due to is mobility, while in mega gnar, he can chain cc illaoi very easily, if you are near to a wall, he will R you and you could do a thing if you didn't used your E befere geting stuned, if you touched it, spam R and you could probably kill him.”
YoungTact says “Ever since his buffs its actually a difficult match up . Play to farm to the best ability and only trade with him in MEGA form applying the lane harass combo but beware of his mega form W. Rush D shield after corrupting pot and call for jungler because you can setup ganks really well by E'ing onto a minion to close the gap then W'ing his jump. ”
KajiKumihoAkukei says “Gnar is an unfavorable matchup for Nautilus because of his range.
He is also hard to catch because of his jump. You best chance to kill him is when he just turns back from giant Gnar.”
qasddsa says “Annoying for Kayle to deal with while in ranged form as he can poke you out with his three-hit passive, range, movespeed, and Q. Recommended to take Fleet and max Q in this matchup. In teamfights, he has higher pressure with Mega Gnar, but can be easily kited and killed. Do not stand near walls and watch out for his CC. Keep track of his movements and his Rage bar whenever you're against him.”
ERNESTSAURUS says “GRASP (TANK) / CONQUEROR SETUP - CLOTH ARMOR + 4 POTS =
Gnar is a really obnoxious champion to deal as Nasus, specially since he can go melee and range, he has decent CC and damage as Mega Gnar and a lot ok kitting as Mini Gnar, but he lacks of sustain, so look to farm as safely as you can and try to dodge his Q's. Usually the will go for PTA and Demolish + Boneplating, since its the best rune for either Mega and Mini Gnar, so make sure he doesn't proc PTA and his W passive on you, it can deal a lot of damage early on. Once you get enough Stacks, CDR and mana look to do short trades into him into an eventual all in. Later on it becomes really annoying to chase him since he gets so much movement speed so look to fight him whenever he is in Mega Gnar, also keep in mind that after his Mega Gnar form ended, he can't get fury for 15 seconds and his E (his little hop) has a 22 seconds cooldown lvl 1, you can look to punish this cooldowns.”
SkellyBirb says “Gnar has range and can poke you with his boomerang. If he has a doran's shield, poking him does very little. If you all in, there is a decent chance he will turn into Mega Gnar stun you.”
SubHuman Filth says “Go grasp or aery. Dodge his q's.
Play extremely defensive when he's about to get big gnar. He can stunlock you and oneshot you with big gnar.
only go for poke when his q is down. and he low on rage.”
Grayified says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Against gnar you can abuse his low base stats on his mini gnar in early trades before he gets his jump (usually gnars will get their jump at level 3.) So for your first trade against him you usually want to wait out his q and either dodge it while you build up fury or if it hits you wait until the slow runs out. Then spin on him and auto attack while moving towards his turret to extend the trade as much as possible. Usually can get 3-4 auto attacks if you position your spin correctly. Once gnar hits level 3 if you havent gotten enough damage on him to look for a kill then just farm. IMPORTANT NOTE: Gnar's hop is a 22 second cooldown level 1. So if he uses it, then you will have atleast a 10 second window to spin on him (assuming you made him use his hop when you used your spin at him) to get another spin and run him down. In the mid-late game splitpush it can be hard to beat gnar 1v1. Ways you can beat gnar in the mid-late game split push, either you wait until hes exhausted (just came out of mega gnar form) so that he cannot build it back up when you allin him, you can build swifty boots to help stick on top of him thru his slows, if he face checks you in a bush and you hit your w slow that can be another way to catch him out on the split and beat him 1v1. When using your w remember that he will turn back to throw his boomerang so try to time your w slow to cast after he uses boomerang + an auto attack to guarantee you will hit it.”
STIERNACKENTYP says “Generally, GP is fine in lane but if this Gnar knows his job he will perma harass u in lane and clear ur barrels before u can proc them. Dorans shield often is a good choice vs him.”
EntxRecoil says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Against gnar you can abuse his low base stats on his mini gnar in early trades before he gets his jump (usually gnars will get their jump at level 3.) So for your first trade against him you usually want to wait out his q and either dodge it while you build up fury or if it hits you wait until the slow runs out. Then spin on him and auto attack while moving towards his turret to extend the trade as much as possible. Usually can get 3-4 auto attacks if you position your spin correctly. Once gnar hits level 3 if you havent gotten enough damage on him to look for a kill then just farm. IMPORTANT NOTE: Gnar's hop is a 22 second cooldown level 1. So if he uses it, then you will have atleast a 10 second window to spin on him (assuming you made him use his hop when you used your spin at him) to get another spin and run him down. In the mid-late game splitpush it can be hard to beat gnar 1v1. Ways you can beat gnar in the mid-late game split push, either you wait until hes exhausted (just came out of mega gnar form) so that he cannot build it back up when you allin him, you can build swifty boots to help stick on top of him thru his slows, if he face checks you in a bush and you hit your w slow that can be another way to catch him out on the split and beat him 1v1. When using your w remember that he will turn back to throw his boomerang so try to time your w slow to cast after he uses boomerang + an auto attack to guarantee you will hit it.”
Chili Dog says “Runes: Fleet, Triumph, Alacrity, Last Stand + Shield, Second Wind or Fleet, Triumph, Tenacity, Last Stand + Second Wind, Unflinching.
Sub Runes: CDR, Damage, Armor
I remember the days when Riven countered Gnar, good times. Now if the Gnar is good he won't let you get close to him. However, if you can get him to waste his jump then he's free game. considering he isn't mega. If you don't get an early cheese on him then I'd sit under tower and farm/TP.”
ZergDood says “He can be stressful to play against, but he's actually scared of you. Rush tabis, engage on him using a minion and always punish his positioning. His Mega Form is big, so you can trade with him and stun hin most of the time. Be careful with his range (it's not the real deal until he levels up a bunch). Remember to avoid his mega stun and avoid walls when he hits 6! Your W stops his dash (both)).”
HIGH TEST TOP88 says “He can kite you super well but his E cooldown is 22 seconds rank one, yours is 16.
If he gets into the habit of instantly jumping when you q towards him, make him waste it then kill him.
Twist21 says “Hard matchup , I would go fleet with dorans and flash tp for this one.You want tiamat asap , shove waves and roam , don't interact much with him since he has to fuck up for you to kill him.”
M.P.C says “When he throws his Boomerang dodge and harass him if he tries to catch it. However keep a close eye on his rage meter, if it's nearing 100% back away, let it activate and wait for it to go back to zero.”
ModxLoL says “Gnar is somewhere between a 2 and a 3. A Gnar should be able to poke you a decent amount in the early game while you're focused on farming. You can't realistically jump on him early game with such low CDR unless he didn't go resolve, and you can manage to bait out his jump. A good Gnar will know how to hold his jump though, so be careful not to take too bad of a trade trying to bait it out. Most of the time in higher ranks, I'll start Doran's Shield and try farming up, but in lower ranks, going long sword + 3 pots is definitely not a bad choice. It also opens the option of cheesing in a bush at level 1 that you can do a lot if you are blue side. Gnar is super weak in ranged form, so if he facechecks the tri-bush that you're sitting in while he's walking to lane after leashing red, you can one shot him with a basic fast q combo; just make sure you start it off with an auto attack.”
Stiwy says “Not a big problem, you are ranged too so you can keep your distance.
WHen you get your tabis he can hardly kill you.
When he transforms try to engage him (not near walls or he can stun you) and you should get an easy kill, just watch out for his Q, it hurts.
Both press the attack and conqueror are good choices here”
BloodyDream81 says “Match up agaçant, mais pas réellement compliqué, tu dois capitalisé sur ses erreurs de placement et sur son E (le dash) qui à un CD très long, encore plus long que ton E, place toi de manière à éviter facilement ses A, donc en plaçant les sbires entre toi et lui, et essaie de le punir instantanément avec ton fantôme lorsqu'il s'avance trop pour farm, ou pour te poke !
Astuce : Les tabi ninja et le phage seront tes meilleurs amis contre lui, je recommande aussi l'usage de rush phasique si la partie de le permet !”
Kingarthur720 says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Against gnar you can abuse his low base stats on his mini gnar in early trades before he gets his jump (usually gnars will get their jump at level 3.) So for your first trade against him you usually want to wait out his q and either dodge it while you build up fury or if it hits you wait until the slow runs out. Then spin on him and auto attack while moving towards his turret to extend the trade as much as possible. Usually can get 3-4 auto attacks if you position your spin correctly. Once gnar hits level 3 if you havent gotten enough damage on him to look for a kill then just farm. IMPORTANT NOTE: Gnar's hop is a 22 second cooldown level 1. So if he uses it, then you will have atleast a 10 second window to spin on him (assuming you made him use his hop when you used your spin at him) to get another spin and run him down. In the mid-late game splitpush it can be hard to beat gnar 1v1. Ways you can beat gnar in the mid-late game split push, either you wait until hes exhausted (just came out of mega gnar form) so that he cannot build it back up when you allin him, you can build swifty boots to help stick on top of him thru his slows, if he face checks you in a bush and you hit your w slow that can be another way to catch him out on the split and beat him 1v1. When using your w remember that he will turn back to throw his boomerang so try to time your w slow to cast after he uses boomerang + an auto attack to guarantee you will hit it.”
Dantheman81 says “This is honestly one of my least favorite match-ups. I recommend that you start Doran's shield and play passive as his early levels he will beat you. If you see him use his jump you have about 20 seconds to attempt to trap him or get some ghoul poke damage on him. Pay attention to his rage bar so when he turns mega he doesn't get a free kill.”
SuPIeX says “Mostly ad with %hp magic damage forcing you to build armor and MR. You can't fight him unless he's in mega form and once he get's frozen mallet you can't really do anything but farm and scale.”
Xplor says “It is not difficult at all to win against Gnar. Avoid his skills and poke as much as possible.
Beware of two things: he can poke you before you poke him and stay away when he is transformed.”
Darrkescru says “Sempre fique longe de paredes quando eles estiver perto de transformar, o gnar e bem facil pois você da muito dano e impede de ele procar o W com sua cegueira mas quando ele estiver virando mega gnar corre e não tenta trocar contra ele, ele vai chegar em você dar all in te estunar e te matar ”
Angela du Seithr says “Vous dominerez Gnar durant tout l'early game avec le build Off-Tank mais la puissance de Gnar en late game vous empêchera de le prendre en duel. Attention, le rush Maillet Gelé vous coupe l'herbe sous le pied.”
Alzeidx says “You might have a chance to kill him early on, however once he gets frozen mallet, then you will be kited all game and your 1v1 potential is done. Just clear waves. Take Dorans Shield. Go conqueror.”
iTzToniOP says “This matchup was much easier before the rework but now it's unwinnable 1v1 unless he makes a mistake or underestimates you, just hold the lane. The other possibility is to trade when he gets Mega-Gnar. This will be the way of killing him after the first levels.”
Alzeidx says “Dont fight him in early, he can easily kite you and outrade you during early, dont let him take a lead, take Dorans shield, farm safely, you will be able to outrade him on lvl 6. Go conqueror, all in lvl 6.”
Nyx Adachi says “Puede parecer dificil por el rango, pero no lo es, tradeale en mini gnar haciendo engage con tu e de cerca si puedes para que no te lo esquive con el brinco y bloqueale sus basicos con tu w, rushea tabis ”
TotallyEclipse says “He'll poke the shit out of you and jump away when you leap to him. Only way to win vs him is to commit to hard all ins and kill him. With nimbus cloak MS you can kill him if he messes up, You'll outscale him hard though, remember to stay away from the walls post 6.”
darksage1234 says “Even to major threat. Good Gnar players will kite you and poke you. Landing your Sky Splitter is the definitive part of this match up. Make sure you land it if you are going all in. Do not all in against Mega Gnar if you have less health than he does. ”
DirtyDishSoap says “He's really hard to kill due to his bounce, and his Mega form is just as hard to deal with.
You can win this lane if you bait out his bounce with just an E. You don't want to give him breathing room if you can help it.
You'll outscale him in dueling once you have some items and maiden out. Your W ensures that his mega form can't keep up.”
report singed ty says “Gnars not doing so good, he used to be major threat but he's kinda even now. Just play smart.
You wanna engage when he's about to run out of mega gnar time, NOT when he's mini gnar. When he's mega gnar he has no escape so this is the ideal time to go in and fling him, then when hes mini he should be easy to finish off but you probably need to ghost if he gets his E up again.”
Sq_09 says “Only doable ranged matchup and that only just because his AA range sucks. Stay on max range when he has mega and track his E so he can't close up. If mini get's onto you, you can barely kite him. If he get's rage that way, you're done. ”
Kingarthur720 says “hes not too hard a mtchup, you can beat his mega gnar if you dodge his W stun. His ultimate stun is almost impossible to dodge against a halfway decent gnar. Usually you wont be able to beat him in ranged form so let him stack his fury and when he transforms go for the all in and chunk his health, if you want to risk it for the biscuit and burst him down in ranged form go the dark harvest or electrocute build with full lethality, this will give you a decent chance against him in ranged form especially since they arent usually tanky in that form. ”
VIP Titan says “Gnar is the champion where you have to think to either max Q or max E. Cos Gnar can poke you with Q a lot and have his E to get away from things.
So you have to make sure when his Mega Gnar is down. Go all in. Thats the only chances..
Max Q or E”
SirDrPotato says “This is an even match up. You can't deal with him when he is in his ranged form but in other hand should be fairly easy to deal with him when he's on his melee form. Start with doran's shield or corrupting potion. Avoid fighting when he's on his ranged form. Go all in when he's melee. On his melee form he has two skills that are very easy to riposte - his W, he smashes the ground - and his ultimate - he throws into -”
Subject3 says “gnar is a weaker version of vayne, but that doesnt mean he wont hurt, a good gnar will play around his fury gauge to get that extra hp and ability bursts at the end, so you gotta play around his gauge aswell.
if you could fight him without him turning his rather easy, just dont prolong the fight too long.”
SuPIeX says “Welcome to hell. Literally nothing you can do but call for ganks and play safe. I recommend rushing Righteous Glory in this matchup. The slow from Righteous glory counts toward proc'ing phase rush, So you can stick onto him and burst him down once you have that item.”
Discord Rengar Mains says “Snowball lane. He can kite fairly well in mini gnar form but if you manage to catch him off guard you will beat the absolute shit out of him since he is incredibly squishy until he gets items.
Never commit to long trades against Gnar early on, what you want to do is to poke him down little by little until you can jump to him, root him with emp E so he can't leap away and kill him or force him to flash. Try dodging his Q before going in so you can secure you will win the trade. Jumping onto him when he is near transformation or when he is mega gnar is an exercise in futility, you are just completely wasting your time. His level 6 is annoying but not insurmountable, because it's gated behind his Mega form. If you get a lead just push under his turret and roam because he has a hard time following. He is a teamfight powerhouse and he scales well with items, so there will be a point where you just won't want to focus him anymore. He is also not picked that much nowadays, so there is that.
Ignite is recommended if you are sure you will kill him early game, else TP is also an option. Conqueror and fleet are nice, you might also want to consider HoB but ONLY if you are 100% SURE you will beat him hard before laning phase ends.”
CounterBlad3 says “Kites darius with movement speed and his jump, but if you can interupt his hop you will be able to chunk him if not kill him. Fighting him when he is mega is the best time to go for a kill”
Itreallyhim says “Most annoying rat in the game, Good kiting abilities, Slows, CC and poke. Ult him while hes in mini, and he should be yours, Skill matchup otherwise. If he plays agressively back off. Do short trades.”
Circas says “Gnar is ranged and you are a straight counter to him.
You just land Flawless Duet (E) and you smash this Yordle into the ground.
When he is in Mega Gnar form he relies heavily on hitting his Wallop (W) to stun enemies and get free damage off but Irelia can either block it with Defiant Dance (W) or use Bladesurge (Q) and jump through him because it puts you behind your target.
Very easy match up.”
Loki029 says “Gnar, a very strong Champion wich can be Cancer in Lane, try too win early fights and always watch his rage bar. Use The Big Gnar too your Fortune, he will think he could win, just use W before Ult Combo of him ( he will be Standing solo after that: E Q R Ult strg+6 , he will be dead if you hit it correctly and only don´t do that if your after his Combo under 20% HP.”
AkenoSenpai says “Comperable to kennen with 1 exception which is his mega gnar. Just like with with Kennen you want to engage on him by Qing a minion near him for reset. Ther exception here is that you dont want to all in him when he is close/in megagnar form unless you are sure you can kill him.”
killwhenlick says “His auto attacks hurt, his w proc magic damage hurts, you need to build 2 types of resistance, he is very hard to lane against, but is not too hard facing him late game when you have both armor and MR.”
TrollingSmurfGr says “Ranged Top laners usually have more range than Thresh, leading to a disadvantage. Gnar's manaless Q can poke pretty well, and though his range is short, it's enough to hurt Thresh more than Thresh can hurt him. That said, Thresh Flay is an incredible ability that keeps Mega Gnar at bay, and can pull Tiny Gnar into danger by any misstep. You don't need to take Aftershock against him, and you have a fair shot of outdamaging him in certain situations (Barely coming out of Mega), but Gnar's jump can be stopped easily by Thresh flay. Use this to your advantage with a Lantern Gank!”
lugzinho says “Ranged, Max health damage, Perma slows, Super tanky in Mega form, Escape and Chase with that annoying jump and a Game Changing R with a 30 second CD at rank 3.
Super cancerous to fight against
Go D. Shield and rush tabi.”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “Thresh has a very short attack range (450) so playing against any ranged champion in lane is going to be difficult. He can constantly poke you with Q since he doesn't have mana and with the movement speed of his W he can actually kill you if you over extend. You can cancel his Hop (E) in both mini and mega form so you can play safe enough to not die , but you won't be able to win lane against Gnar. Getting ganks will help a ton since you can cancel his Hop, but see the section "Junglers" in the guide chapter for more detail.”
ForgottenProject says “Level 1 you can’t do much, just sit back and farm what you can while waiting for Level 2
Parry his Mega form W to stun him
If he is far away from transforming into Mega, parry his 3rd W hit
Be careful after Level 6 if he is in mega form
His escape has a 22 Second Cooldown, and it’s a double jump if used on a unit
If he uses it in a bad spot, you can all in him without him escaping”
spaceriftmaster says “Little Gnar is good against Morde because he has the range advantage and can bounce away from you in death realm and when you pull him. Mega-Gnar is actually easier than little Gnar because you have tenacity from runes and in some cases boots. Death realm will make easy work of little Gnar after he loses Mega-Gnar.”
Braddik says “He'll poke the shit out of you and jump away when you leap to him. Only way to win vs him is to commit to hard all ins and kill him. You'll outscale him eventually though, remember to stay away from the walls post 6.”
Trial_By_Barrel says “Gnar isn't hard. He's just really, really annoying to fight since he can poke really well and has great engage as mini Gnar. As big Gnar though he can stun you which you can orange out of. On top of that you can try and poke him down. Play aggressive and poke.”
Darkseige555 says “This lane is very strange because gnar is a ranged champion, but he turns into a melee for a couple seconds every once and a while. If you aren't able to get gnar into kill range, just wait for him to turn and start to fight him then. Even if this is supposed to be his powerspike, poppy can abuse it quite a lot and if he gets too confident while empowered, try to kill him then.”
Pedrokis says “Chato por causa do poke, mas as trocas são praticamente suas. / Se ele gastar o pulo com pouca fúria, seu engage é bem brabo. / Dica geral contra Gnar: cuidado com o medidor de fúria dele, o Mega Gnar pode te espancar fácil fácil, então builda cutelo e joga baseado na fúria dele.”
Joaking says “Skill matchup, but he has more chances to win.
If he uses his E and then he keeps fighting you, you'll win.
When he's Mega Gnar you can dodge all of his abilities, so, it is better wait until he is Mega Gnar to trade him, but carefully.”
Split King says “Land a taunt on him when he is in mini form. You will outtrade him really badly. Back off when he gets big. Keep engaging till he dies.
Gnar has somewhat short AA range so landing taunt on him should be manageable. However if you are not good at landing taunts yet then Gnar can actually be troublesome as he will be able to kite you and you no longer have taunt up for disengage.”
Valorkyrie Quinn says “Beware of his DPS with his W 3-hit passive, also his Rage bar. Once he turns into Mega Gnar, he can CC chain you if you stand near walls.
Tips: Dodge his Qs. Never stand near walls when you know his Rage bar is almost full.”
BeautifulWinter says “Hard to win this one but still doable. When he is small he is 100% an extreme threat but when he is big he falls under even. Don't let him poke you too much. only fight him when your ult is up and he is big.
Good target for flash ult when you E his tiny form. Back off and let him get closer to his spirit.
Prior to 6 passive. Post 6 agro when ult is up.”
Big Belly Bop says “Dodge Q's, use your range advantage, stay even in farm, poke, ask for ganks. If he jumps on to you just E out and W him if he continues to chase. You have a range advantage so you can keep autoing him if he gets rooted. His Mega form is very dangerous if he gets on top of you so be careful! Flash + TP, Doran's Blade + 1 HP, Sustain rune page. ”
ExfIamed says “This abomination is the spawn of satan, creator of cancer itself. You have to dodge his slow, full combo him and W his thing where he autos you 3 times and it does half your hp, now unlike vaynes retardedly broken true damage you can actually mitigate Gnars. So you keep poking him down and you just flash Q ignite ult, if the Gnar is too good at right clicking then try to get jungle assistance.”
9690 says “Gnar is more of a nuisance than any sort of threat. Early he can poke us down and jump away if we hit E, but there is nothing he can do after we get 6. Can kill Gnar on cooldown with R. Easy lane.
Loevely says “Even matchup. You have the mobility to play around his Kit and he has to the damage and tank to beat you. Ironically, I find it easier
to kill Gnar's when they transform. Fleet/Grasp are both solid choices. ”
Luthy2278 says “Gnar is a strong pick against Mordekaiser, but it is very easy for you to kill him early game, just poke him until he is low and if he makes a mistake and overextends, he will die. After you hit level 6, you can easily kill him, but watch out for Megagnar, for he will probably kill you or dive you if you are low hp.”
Defensivity1 says “Dont let him proc his third attack from his w passive, it deals %hp damage outside of that feel free to poke him down with ghouls, and if he ever wastes his e you could all in him with the maiden at level 6 cage him up and he is guaranteed to die as long as he doesnt have flash or e. he is mainly a threath early always let him push you in.”
Quezel says “Gnar has lots of poke and can kite melee champs with no mobility very easily however Mega Gnar is significantly easier to kill look to engage on him when he transforms otherwise just try to dodge boomerangs and avoid getting hit by his w passive as it does a LOT of his damage prime target to ult in teamfights as he goes in as he can chain cc lock your team very easily.”
FallenAngel149 says “Gnar has huge poke with him being ranged and you being melee, and his Mega form can be oppressive, but if you can keep him stunned your passive and E combo damage can put him down”
SNOBOY says “Gnar has grown a lot in popularity and is a difficult match up because of Mega Gnar form and his ranged harass in his mini form. I would recommend playing a passive early game and poking with your Q when he is mini and in range. Be careful of the speed boost he gets because he can chase you down and catch you off guard easily. Just avoid him when he is Mega Gnar, and save your combo for when he is mini and used his jump.”
ProgettoYorick says “During the initial phase the first 2 levels gnar will bully, do not worry during level 3 until you reach 6 you can already start hitting him, the only thing you will have to do is wait for him to use his jump, after that he hasn't multiple escape routes, will die or be forced to use the flash.
OTP tip: If gnar is very aggressive, a ninja tabbi will help you, from level 6 onwards, if gnar does not have too many kills, your skills will be much stronger than his by closing it and using your R you will destroy it.”
hotdog93 says “He can poke you in mini gnar, but is not too hard to kill in mini gnar so long as he uses his jump. If he does, it has a 22 second cooldown and you can punish that pretty hard. The ideal situation is that his e and transformation are on cooldown. Doran's Shield second wind are really good. 1v1 will be tough if he gets a thornmail, or really any armor, but if he does, Lord Dominik's Regards and Cleaver together can be enough to punch through his armor. ”
ThisIsJustSad says “1. Gnar has a slow + a dash away + he's ranged. That means it's very difficult to reach him. However, when you reach him, you will always be able to 1v1 him if you're even. S
2. Let gnar push into you, create a freeze, CS till you're the same level as Gnar, then just run into the Gnar. If the vital is behind the Gnar, then walk away then back to reset it to a more favorable position.”
Xelaadryth says “Skill matchup. Both of you like to auto each other, don't let him auto you three times in your trades, he wins the extended fight. Ends up being a skillshot war hiding behind your minions. As he gets tankier you'll have to kite him.”
Karnan says “Has huge range advantage, can evade your attempts at getting him with his E and can safely farm vs you. It comes down to who makes the bigger mistakes, gnar can fuck up big if he disrespects your damage post 6. He might also fuck up in teamfights, look to counter his plays rather than be on the offensive yourself.”
AlienMV says “Watch for his mini form Q and mega form W.
Gnar isn't very threatening. He is susceptible to being poked out while in his mini form, and his main source of damage is landing his Q. His auto range is also short early. As long as you don't get CC'd and than hammered with autos, you should be fine.”
Asothin says “Some gap closers and gets very tanky occasionally however he is very squishy in his small form so if you manage to W>AA and E>Q>Q>Q he will most likely be forced out of lane. Even W>AA>AA>AA will be good against him.”
convong says “Literally no other threats except for On-Hit Gnar, just FF immediately if you see an On-Hit Gnar, honestly just alt-f4 and uninstall league, you've lost at everything including life once he appears”
yetusek says “Lethal Tempo Runes. Ghost + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start or you can take Fleet Footwork Runes and Build with Ignite + Flash and dorans shield or 3 rejuv bead start. Against gnar you can abuse his low base stats on his mini gnar in early trades before he gets his jump (usually gnars will get their jump at level 3.) So for your first trade against him you usually want to wait out his q and either dodge it while you build up fury or if it hits you wait until the slow runs out. Then spin on him and auto attack while moving towards his turret to extend the trade as much as possible. Usually can get 3-4 auto attacks if you position your spin correctly. Once gnar hits level 3 if you havent gotten enough damage on him to look for a kill then just farm. IMPORTANT NOTE: Gnar's hop is a 22 second cooldown level 1. So if he uses it, then you will have atleast a 10 second window to spin on him (assuming you made him use his hop when you used your spin at him) to get another spin and run him down. In the mid-late game splitpush it can be hard to beat gnar 1v1. Ways you can beat gnar in the mid-late game split push, either you wait until hes exhausted (just came out of mega gnar form) so that he cannot build it back up when you allin him, you can build swifty boots to help stick on top of him thru his slows, if he face checks you in a bush and you hit your w slow that can be another way to catch him out on the split and beat him 1v1. When using your w remember that he will turn back to throw his boomerang so try to time your w slow to cast after he uses boomerang + an auto attack to guarantee you will hit it.”
Nightblue33 says “You might have a chance to kill him early on, however once he gets frozen mallet, then you will be kited all game and your 1v1 potential is done. Just clear waves. Take Dorans Shield.
Hamstertamer says “Run ghost. Farm passively and all-in him with ult. Trade with mega-Gnar if he misses any ability, his cooldowns are very long. Mini-Gnar really hates getting slowed since he relies on MS bonuses for kiting, and has the shorter jump range so you can go on him too.”
Polkadog says “Gnar has made me go "Ugh..." every time I see him get picked. He can slow you down so that's no fun. His range is so long that it is not fun being a melee champ there. Just play safe when he's above half of Rage. Early-game, don't start trading. If he does, back off. Don't let him poke you, he's ranged and for god no one likes ranged top.
Oh and yea, he can get out of your W. If he does, and his rage 'o meter is low, engage. He can't get away from you if you hit him with E and Q.”
blunderr says “Gnar can be dangerous because of his tankiness and damage when his passive procs, as soon as you notice his passive is ready back off and play passively until it ends. He might run you down but just kite with Shrooms + Q + W.”
EpicDan01 says “You cannot get near him early, bit his damage isn't too high, and by standing behind minions he cannot hit you with his boomerang. Once you get Sunfire, look to cleaver him, then run him down. His E has a high cooldown, so you can bait it and then re-engage.”
HKRV says “Rare matchup too. In Gnar form he has too much poke, just small trade after dodging his Q. Wait for GNAR! form and go for it. Mercury miracle worker against his CC and avoid staying near walls if he reaches lvl 6. ”
Raideru says “He can poke you out a lot in lane so try to engage on him by activating e before jumping on him and then while in the air just before landing press e again so you stop him from jumping away and then u can get two free autos off, one normal one along with the w and then just walk away,tabis is a good buy in this matchup.”
Poppu says “Counter to the heavy tanks, Gnar's Q will slow you, W deals % hp dmg in AP, and has range. You have to take the fight to him and out trade him or else he will keep poking you and win lane. He's more or less and even lane, but I put major because good Gnars are smart and can kite.”
Aizo says “Ranged matchups are quite difficult for maokai. %max hp matchups are quite difficult for maokai. Gnar does both. Try your best to not let him bully you so hard out of the lane that you can't scale into the midgame. The good news is that his teamfight engage style is fairly telegraphed. If you know that he is about to transform into mega and try to get onto your team to ult engage them, make sure to zone him / q him away to deny his strong engage.”
SoulHero says “Really annoying, havnt found a good counterstrategy yet as I haven't fought this that much. Defensive build works really well as in get shield and second wind. You can flip him if he q's so he cant chain ulti, you can outdmg him with bc deaths dance but he's prob just gonna jump away and poke you more, just farm and respect this ranged champ.”
Lynboe says “Ce match-up peut être rude cependant Gnar devient vulnérable face à Darius lorsqu'il se transforme, c’est à ce moment que l'on décide de l’affronter la plupart du temps,. Lorsqu'il est en mini Gnar vous pouvez lui asséner de lourds dégâts si vous arrivez à anticiper ses déplacements avec des combos rapides, il est conseillé de commencer avec le Doran’s shield et Second Wind afin d’éviter de trop se faire poke. Rush des Tabis Ninja aidera également beaucoup dans ce match-up.
Cependant il existe une seconde alternative à ce face à face, avec l’expérience vous apprendrez à anticiper toutes ses décisions et à faire en sorte qu’il se pense supérieur afin de mieux le punir en l’ attrapant au vol après un All-in (cc Fallen).
À ce moment vous pourrez tout simplement le farmer et rouler sur la lane.
Jnewbringspain says “Gnar can be difficult. He can kite you and easily escape if you jump on him. Try to avoid skillshots and farm up. Once you have level 6 and Sheen, auto a minion twice, Leap Strike to him, Empower and attack once, then back off. Do this a few times if possible and you give yourself a chance at killing him. If he is too skilled and out trades you anyway, just try to farm.”
messketchup says “Play passive early on and wait for ganks or an easy pull but he can all in you as well as you can to him.His kiting potential is also really good and when he's Mega Gnar, he can turn the fight and CC chain you. Bring Second Wind and Doran's to withstand poke!”
Sonny2o9 says “He bullies you until level 3. Gnar loses to all in, so as long as you land your combo he can't kite you. Make sure Post 6, you Cataclysm after he hops and don't all in him when he goes mega.”
PandaSenpai101 says “Gnar is a pretty simple matchup. His Mini Gnar is very squishy. However, he will have poke and movement speed with his W and Q. Bait out his E, and then look for an all in. Mega Gnar is very easy to deal with. His W is very easily telegraphed, and as long as you parry that, you shouldn't be worried about his R. Be careful, as his gank setups are really high.”
Zestysquid says “Post 6 you have to ult out of his ult, otherwise he'll probably kill you. Before then he'll probably just hop into your turrets. Boomerang can drain your health pretty quickly so don't be afraid to Q out of it if you need to and if you have the mana.”
Prince Afghan says “Gnar is a strong lane bully and depending on what he builds he will likely be able to kite you out fairly easily. Don't feed early and farm as safely as possible. Make sure to get your splitpush going, as most Gnars will want to group and teamfight with their ultimate using Mega Gnar. ”
M2 Jizu says “NO DEJES QUE TE POKEE
El fallo de muchas personas es dejar que los pokeen sin responder.
Asi no se juega muchachos, yo les recomiendo siempre empezar a pelear atravesando su Q y metiendo el Slow, le das 2 o incluso hasta los 3 básicos potenciados que te da la Q al atravesarla y te regresas, y si ves que no puedes atravesar tu Q entra con tu E.
Tienes que responderle para que te respete más. ”
AmnesiaT says “He's just like a teemo. Annoying. Try to dodge his Q and dont let him poke you. Play agressive when he's little.
You can cancel his jump with your Q [with the edge]. You can fight him on his big form as well but dont stay near to walls.”
Bombabo says “If you want to fight Mini Gnar, your best bet is to interrupt his jump with your Q+E. Once he can't escape, you should be able to deal a sizeable amount of damage to him. Mega gnar is easy to hit, just be sure to keep clear of walls.”
Rcool64 says “He can do some pretty hefty poke to you when he's in miniform, so try to prevent him from procing his hyper passive. However, he's pretty vulnerable when hes in mega, so as long as he can't stun you with ult, you can abuse him a lot.”
Lil Tidepod says “Gnar can be really tough to lane against because of his W. It will stack three times onto you and deal magic damage on his third hit. It has no cooldown and can really begin to chunk your health. On top of that, he has a lot of range jumping off of minions with his E, and he can use the E to jump off of is own minions as well. If you're going to 1v1 him, wait for his E to go down, and try and do it right after his Mega Gnar transformation has ended, as it will be on a short cooldown.”
ImpossibleLogic says “Yet another ranged, kind off, top laner. Gnar, while not in his Mega Gnar form, is a nightmare. Small, ranged, and fast pretty nasty. But, once he hits Mega Gnar, you can all in on him. Mega Gnar is much easier to control and you can easily setup your Q's, W, and E combo to all in him.”
GrGamingTeo says “Play passive early on and wait for ganks or en easy pull but he can all in you as well as youcan to him. His kiting potential is also amazing and when he's Mega Gnar, he can turn the fight and CC the living hell out of you.”
DrMoneybags says “Gnar is a bit of a skill matchup and depends a lot on how well you can land your abilities. If you miss your E and Q, he will turn on you and run you down with his ranged spells to chunk you pretty hard with his %HP damage. He can also stun you for a very long time with Mega-Gnar when you get dismounted, so you won't be able to remount. Try and rush him early when he's in his mini-form with no rage built up and you'll almost always win as long as you don't miss abilities.”
Big Boy Matty D says “Rough match-up, can't really fight him pre-6. Consider maxing Q in lane to try and poke out while asking for a gank if he pushes up.
If he hasn't snowballed you can fight him post 6. Just make sure he is not close to Mega-Gnar and gap-close with Q. Try to hold your ultimate until he hops away.”
Qubert64 says “One of the most fun matchups in the game. If he engages with mega gnar he will lose the fight 100% of the time. his only bet is to poke you down. Even then one slip up and you taunt him so he has to back.”
Zdenster says “Don't let him poke you out. Beware of Mega Gnar. Engage him when he is in Normal Form. Take Arcane Comet. Rush Sheen if you are ahead. Rush Phage so you can kite with him and if you are going even.”
TheNinjaRoid says “Pokey lane. If you manage to get ahead, you can win lane. Get Sheen and Mercury Treads. He can kite you really hard, so ask for ganks if you can kill him 2v1. Can't really stop you from farming too much, outside of killing you or poking you out of lane.”
MediocrePolk says “Ranged Matchup, A good gnar will manage his rage a bad gnar wont. Punish that from the bad gnar. You have a great early game so you outtrade him early, take ignite to see if you can kill early, if you cant oh well, d blade start.”
Khazem says “Can be tough due to the fact that he outranges you. Try to complete your boots early and you can play pretty aggressively. Damage wise Rumble definitely has an advantage so as long as you can reach him with your Q, you're good to go.”
Carlosm04 says “Gnar, ele é complicado, ealy dele é muito bom, dar um slow do cacete quando ele jogar o bumeranque ,e pior sao seus ccs da forma grandao, tenta pedir ajuda do seu jg, ou vc vai pra cima quando ele vacila”
The Lost Drawing says “'Early game' fuerte. Le cancelas su saltito de nena. Cuando se transforme metele buenos 'trades'', aunque no lo parezca es mas tanque pero lo puedes manejar mejor si llevas 'Conquitador'”
ElleryTheViking says “Another super easy matchup. If he walks into melee range, just spam Q and E. His jump is a bit of a pain but its got a huge CD. If he uses it and pushes up again, you should be able to lock-down a kill. If it's on CD and you land a close quarters Q, use ghost, ult (so he doesnt slow you), and e q spam him till hes dead. Never fight him when he's big Gnar, unless he's real low and you have ult cause his CC makes it tough. ”
WorseAverage says “The only poke matchup that Camille truly struggles in.
Only engage after wittling him down and having him just transform out of Big Gnar. A very needed W max and Doran's Shield lane.”
SynergyXO says “His passive movement speed and gap closer makes it hard to score a kill. dodge his boomerang, and dont let him auto 3 times for his passive. Cutlass and Boots are a good rush if you are trying to kill him. dont fight him mega gnar unless you are ahead.”
E61K says “Start Doran's Shield and take Second Wind. Obnoxious champion to deal with. However he is often told to be much more troublesome for Darius than he actually really is. You just gotta play it right from champ select. He will buy Black Cleaver + Mallet and try to kite you to death. To counter this to the best of your ability take Ghost and if you're familiar with playing with Phase Rush you can go for it too otherwise take Conqueror. Build Righteous Glory or Dead Man's Plate after Cleaver/Trinity. Take Ghost as well. All ins are always in your Favor if you can get to him. Lastly if you're clean you can pull him out of his jump which is his only escape against you. Rush Tabis against him since it seriously cucks him.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Ranged & Melee, Tanky, High Mobility. Weaknesses: Squishy in Mini Gnar form, Outscaled, Predictable CC in Mega Gnar form. He is a difficult matchup because of how much mobility he has and how tanky he can get. He can pick and choose when he wants to fight for the most part so be sure to fight him with caution. Try not to let his Hyper 3-hit passive proc as it does a good chunk of damage especially when he tries to do it repeatedly. You probably want to build black cleaver against him if you are both even as he can be hard to hold down because of his jump let alone if he builds Frozen Mallet. His Mega Gnar abilities are easy to read at least and are easy to riposte so use that to your advantage when he tries to start a fight with you while in this form.”
Suthafru says “Gnar - Gnar is a ranged top laner, AKA your worst nightmare, he has your specialty but was simultaneously actually made for the top lane. he will out poke, out tank, and out sustain you always
wait until you have the attack speed to dodge 100% of his skillshots before fighting”
drunken hunter says “Gnar can counter Rengar very hard but most of the time people dont know how to play Gnar. When Gnar hits you with an ability or an auto hit the third time, he will deal 14% of max. health as magical dmg. Also Gnar got very much CC in his mega form that he gets by doing auto hits or using abilities. With his ult he can throw you against a wall, you get stunned for a long time and get extra dmg. Never fight Gnar in his mega form, try to snare him with your (E) when he got low rage (the red bar under his hp) -> when he is mini Gnar. ”
Proxxecube says “Although many others complain about Gnar, I don't find him extremely difficult to fight. If he starts to auto you, just fight back, and he will either jump back or fight, and you win. As Mega Gnar, parry his slam and you win even faster. If he does get fed, try to bait out his abilities in Mega form before fighting.”
Zahkar00 says “Either would work (Glacial is preferable).
When he is a midget just wait for him to misposition then punish him. He will run. The only real chance you have of killing him is when he is big, then you can just wack him to death.”
Bakiraka says “Completely depends on how good the Gnar is. If he's bad, then just use your Q to poke him down. If he's good, then this lane is a lot harder. Make sure you don't let him get his passive off on you, and watch for his Mega Gnar.”
Trixelkour says “He will be able to win every time in a 1v1 if you don't manage your skills and his Rage mode. Take Grasp or Phase Rush to stay safe. Go for a tanky build and play around your team but mind your spacing between each team mate.”
E61K says “Yasuo is a known counter to gnar. Windwalling his boomerang puts it on a very long CD and enables you to dash onto him and chunk him hard. There is nothing aside from a small jump he can do about it. When he is in mega-form he can lock you down for an eternity. Avoid walls. Make use of your E and Wind wall to block his boulder and dodge his other abilities with your E. Gnar builds Black Cleaver and Frozen Mallet as his core items. Going PD into BORK will allow you to cut through him with ease.”
undeadsoldiers says “Gnar - PTA
Early items (in order) - Tiamat, Sheen, Phage
- All in lvl 1-2 (passive stacked)
- Play aggressive in lane (lots of PTA trades with passive stacked)
- Aim for shorter trades (his hyper stacks will wear you down surprisingly quickly)
- Use W to mitigate his 3rd hyper stack when he's small
- Save W for his ult when his rage is high
- Be ready to Q away from his jump/bounce, stun, ult combo when his rage is high
- Ult cooldown: 120/100/80
BreadyToCrumble says “If you dodge his boomerangs and poke him with your W you'll be fine. Keep in mind that his jump has a really long cooldown at level 1, and so if he uses it to escape, follow up with your Hookshot and you'll be able to catch him. Again, take "Cut Down". Also, once he becomes mega Gnar stay away from walls. When he is about to become mini Gnar again, use hookshot and go for an all-in. It's usually a free kill if he doesn't have his jump. If he does, use your R to stop him from escaping.”
Thedoctor25 says “Gnar é complicado pelo slow, mas faça lane contra ele, assim que ele gastar o pulo use seu W e de all in quando em mini. Se estiver em mega fica mais fácil você conseguir ir para cima”
TakeLPlease says “has tons of armor and health late game. Use their health and armor early game as an advantage. Late game will be hard to take them down. They will also deal lots of damage if you don't take them out early game, so beware.”
LivesforOnlyOne says “Pretty difficult matchup as he can stay juuuuuust outside of your range while poking you down. Mini Gnar is a terror that you won't be able to properly face until an item+phage. Mega Gnar on the other hand is your punching bag, trade into him as much as possible before he exhausts himself and reverts to his smaller form. Save Riposte for his stuns as it's pretty telegraphed or for a hyper proc if he's in mini. I take Fleet in matchups like these since you won't be able to proc Grasp all that much and Klepto isn't worth it either. Build/play defensively, ask for ganks.”
TheCrocodileGuy says “Gnar is very hard to play against in lane since he is a ranged tank champion. Just try to farm safely, and when he turns into Mega-Gnar, you can look for a all-in or a trade. If you can force Gnar out of lane by going all in and burning your ignite, it's worth it since being alone in lane while Gnar is the enemy top-laner is very rare.”
Mr Dunk Your Girl says “Gnar is a huge threat because he can poke you from away with his Q. He can escape with E and he is also really tanky. Beg for ganks from your jungler to secure a kill on him. If he is not a good Gnar you could kill him by yourself. If you dont want to deal with that just Ban him in champ select.”
TheSuporter says “Don't, just don't. If the enemy picks this top you might as well dodge.There is no beating him. Mini will poke you down mega will finish you. If you don't have a choice either switch lanes with mid or build tank.”
CaioOP1985 says “Like Teemo, he'll probably use his Q to deny you farm, get you low enough and then jumping in on you as Mega Gnar. However, on Mini Gnar you deal a ton more damage than him with only 150 stacks, so if he over extends himself, try to make him pay for it dearly.”
Dacnomaniak says “Really good Gnar players will never get stunned by you and will be able to kite you with his constant slows and speed ups. Just try to farm the lane out and ask your jungler for ganks.”
JovexMasina says “You HAVE to take the second wind rune from the resolve tree one way or another. I personally go Phase Rush with Sorcery main tree with resolve secondary tree where I take Bone Plating and Second Wind. Ingame I get Doran's shield. Shield with Second Wind means that you heal back a LOT from being attacked. If they hit you, just back off for a few seconds while being in XP range for the minions and then you will just heal up ridiculously fast. Gnar is a bit easier because his AA range is shorter but Gnar can actually beat you in all ins provided your health is low enough. You do NOT want to all in when you are at like <40% of your health. Mega Gnar has enough stuns to just make sure that you won't be able to attack him during which he can just kill you. Against Gnar, rush Ninja Tabis. If you can, try to kill him level one. Really stupid Gnar players will let you walk up to them and Q them. After that you can just start autoing. With Phase Rush, you will have enough movespeed and slow resist to catch up to him and take his flash. Level 2 is where you want to start playing passively. If you damaged him enough level 1, you can just pull him and then kill him level 2/3 later in lane. But know that a smart Gnar will NEVER engage you until you have low enough health.”
IllIlllIIlI says “I don't personally see Gnar as much of a threat, even though he's a lanebully. He's not very good in soloq at the moment.
All he can really do is try to poke you in Mini-form, but he's also relatively squishy in his Mini-form.
Once he transforms into Mega, you want to watch out for his stuns.”
GOTG Ment135 says “Match-up favorable, tenes mas pokeo y mas dps que el mientas lo castigues cuando el esta en forma de Mini-Gnar. También lo dominas cuando esta en forma Mega-Gnar, pero tienes que ser mas cuidadoso.”
TrashIreliaxd says “A very annoying matchup, Gnar can kite forever and it will be very hard for you to kill him. I recommend doing the level 1 cheese and then don't try killing him until level 6. Frozen Mallet can help him shut down his mobility.”
thedunkening111 says “If you're smart, you can win this by 100-0 him once your burst comes online at level six. He'll try to hop away, the trick is to ult him where he lands. He's squishy for a fair bit, so abuse your all in while you can.
galvapheonix says “I recommend that you start Doran's shield and play passive as his early levels he will beat you. If you see him use his jump you have about 20 seconds to attempt to trap him or get some ghoul poke damage on him. Pay attention to his rage bar so when he turns mega he doesn't get a free kill.”
DuhBrandon says “The main reason why he's number 3 is because a decent Gnar will know when he's poked enough to all in you and don't rely on your shroud as he can literally throw you out of it and rag doll you.
your best bet is to win more trades against him then he does to you.”
WannabeGenghis says “I dont really have any science on this one, its even, you both counter eachother in different ways, only hard thing is that when hes rage mode, and he got you stunned, you lost dude, dont fight back....”