How to Win Pyke vs Gwen Counter Matchup Pyke is in the a tier of champions

Pyke vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Pyke in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
Support Assassin
Fighter Assassin

How to Beat Gwen as Pyke

based on 1,373 Pyke vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
52.9 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
1.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each week. Within our database, Pyke faced off against Gwen in 1373 games. Including so many games with Pyke versus Gwen provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide useful statistics and a pro build to destroy Gwen. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Pyke is forced to battle against Gwen in only 1.3% of his matches.

Pyke vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Pyke has done a good job of countering Gwen. On average, he wins a whopping 52.9% of the time the champions clash against each other in. In Pyke versus Gwen matches, Pyke’s team is 0.3% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Pyke vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Pyke Items

~22 Mins
Duskblade of DraktharrPauldrons of WhiterockDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Youmuu's GhostbladeAxiom ArcUmbral GlaiveEdge of Night

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Hail of Blades Cheap ShotZombie WardUltimate Hunter
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Pyke's passive ability p
Pyke q ability q
Pyke w ability w
Pyke e ability e
Pyke's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Pyke

Tips for Playing as Pyke against Gwen

A lot of your agressive spells are also your escapes. Make sure you always have a plan to get out of the fight.

Pyke is very fragile so don't be afraid to temporarily run from a fight. You can regenerate a significant amount of health from Gift of the Drowned Ones when enemies can't see you.

The Tap version of Bone Skewer is much faster and deals additional damage.

Hitting an enemy with the Hold version of Bone Skewer will always pull them the same distance. Use it in melee range to throw targets behind you.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Pyke vs Gwen Counter Stats

Pyke Image
Win Rate
52.9 %
VS
Win Rate
47.1 %
Gwen Image
7.6
< Kills >
6.2
6.9
< Deaths >
6.6
8.3
< Assists >
4.8
1.77
< Killing Sprees >
1.4
46
< Minions Killed >
138
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.37
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.54
9,077
< Physical Damage >
3,160
16
< Magic Damage >
10,183
2,533
< True Damage >
5,551
11,627
< Damage Dealt >
18,895
19,182
< Damage Taken >
28,843
11,312
< Gold Earned >
11,539
1.26
< Towers >
2.34
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.11
4,218
< Total Healing >
5,493
10,819
< Experience >
14,116
51
< Vision Score >
17
24
< Wards Placed >
7
116
< Time Dealing CC >
133

How to Counter Gwen with Pyke in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore several important Pyke vs. Gwen counter stats that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Pyke’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Pyke may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gwen..

Pyke usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Gwen. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Pyke and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Pyke
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Pyke
Gwen

Who is Better, Pyke or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Pyke usually wins when taking on Gwen, with a 52.9% win rate. Thus, Pyke makes a good counter to Gwen.

While Pyke does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when facing one another, Pyke also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Pyke into Gwenas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Pyke also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gwen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Pyke vs Gwen matchups, Pyke is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Pyke is an above average counter for Gwen. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Pyke against Gwen.

Additional Information for Pyke Players

How We Calculated Our Pyke vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Pyke, we analyzed 1,373 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 Gwen as Pyke 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 learn all of the intricacies of Pyke in order to counter Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Pyke most often accumulates a lot less CS relative to Gwen. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Pyke versus Gwen build include Duskblade of Draktharr, Pauldrons of Whiterock, and Death's Dance. When Pyke combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Gwen than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Pyke had an average winrate of 52.9% battling Gwen with this build.

To have the greatest chance of beating Gwen as Pyke, you should use the Hail of Blades, Cheap Shot, Zombie Ward, Ultimate Hunter, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Pyke vs Gwen fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.9% winrate overall.

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