How to Win Gnar vs Ekko Counter Matchup Gnar is in the b tier of champions

Gnar vs Ekko

How to Beat Ekko as Gnar in LoL Ekko is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Assassin Fighter

How to Beat Ekko as Gnar

based on 1,145 Gnar vs Ekko matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
1.81
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Ekko as Gnar came out of an examination of 1145 ranked matches where both champions engaged each other. This matchup is fairly uncommon. Gnar is forced to battle against Ekko in only 5.0% of his matches.

Gnar vs Ekko Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gnar does a below average job of beating Ekko. Normally, he wins a acceptable 48.9% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Gnar against Ekko rounds, Gnar’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, implying that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Ekko.

Best Gnar vs Ekko Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Gnar Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererThornmailHullbreaker

Optional Items

Force of NatureWit's EndSterak's GageBlack Cleaver

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Gnar to level up q
>
Second ability for Gnar to level up w
>
Last skill for Gnar to max out e

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Gnar's passive ability p
Gnar q ability q
Gnar w ability w
Gnar e ability e
Gnar's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Ekko as Gnar

Tips for Playing as Gnar against Ekko

Position yourself next to walls to bait your enemies into getting stunned by your ultimate.

Managing your Rage is very important. Try to time out your transformations so you can get maximum benefit from both forms.

Know your strengths! Mini Gnar is fast, squishy, and has high sustained damage. Mega Gnar is slow, tough, and has high burst.

Advice to Win Against Ekko

The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.

Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.

Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.

Gnar vs Ekko Counter Stats

Gnar Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Ekko Image
4.8
< Kills >
8
5.9
< Deaths >
5.9
5.9
< Assists >
6.4
1.13
< Killing Sprees >
1.8
165
< Minions Killed >
86
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.92
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.47
15,710
< Physical Damage >
2,224
2,727
< Magic Damage >
15,615
433
< True Damage >
1,088
18,871
< Damage Dealt >
18,928
25,739
< Damage Taken >
28,041
11,211
< Gold Earned >
12,202
2.47
< Towers >
1.9
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
3,483
< Total Healing >
9,218
14,466
< Experience >
13,716
18
< Vision Score >
20
9
< Wards Placed >
6
400
< Time Dealing CC >
365

How to Counter Ekko with Gnar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several valuable Gnar against Ekko counter statistics that may help us explain the differences between the pair. As an example, Gnar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Gnar may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ekko..

Gnar usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Ekko. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Gnar and Ekko

Damage Types Compared

Gnar
Ekko
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gnar
Ekko

Who is Better, Gnar or Ekko?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Gnar usually loses when trying to fight Ekko, with a 48.9% win rate. Thus, Gnar makes a bad counter to Ekko.

While Gnar does have a lower win rate compared to Ekko, when on opposite teams, Gnar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Gnar into Ekkoas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Gnar also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ekko. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gnar vs Ekko matchups, Ekko is the better champ with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Gnar is a somewhat poor counter for Ekko. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Gnar against Ekko.

Additional Information for Gnar Players

How We Calculated Our Gnar vs Ekko Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ekko as Gnar, we analyzed 1,145 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Ekko as Gnar comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Gnar in order to counter Ekko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gnar most often gets more CS compared to Ekko. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Gnar versus Ekko build consist of Divine Sunderer, Thornmail, and Hullbreaker. When Gnar included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better vs. Ekko than with many other common builds. In fact, Gnar boasted an average win rate of 48.9% when playing against Ekko with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Ekko as Gnar, Gnar players should use the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Gnar vs Ekko counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.9% winrate overall.

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