Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.
The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.
Gnar's animations and resource bar change as he gets closer to transforming.
Gnar can't gain Rage for 15 seconds after he turns from big to little. Use this chance to engage on his team.
Gnar's ultimate stuns if he hits you into a wall. Be careful when fighting him near one.
The stats shown on this page show some significant Olaf vs. Gnar counter stats that may help us realize the differences between this set of champions. For instance, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gnar’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gnar..
Olaf typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Gnar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Olaf usually wins when trying to fight Gnar, with a 57.9% win rate. Therefore, Olaf makes a fantastic counter for Gnar.
While Olaf does have a much higher winrate than Gnar, when on opposite teams, Olaf also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Olaf into Gnar.
Additionally, Olaf has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gnar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Gnar matchups, Olaf is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Olaf is a great counter for Gnar. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Olaf against Gnar.
To learn all of the intricacies of Olaf to counter Gnar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Olaf on average gets a similar amount of CS as Gnar. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Olaf versus Gnar build include Stridebreaker, Sterak's Gage, and Spirit Visage. When Olaf included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Gnar than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Olaf boasted an average win rate of 57.9% battling Gnar with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of defeating Gnar as Olaf, Olaf players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Biscuit Delivery, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Olaf vs Gnar counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 57.9% win rate overall.
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