How to Win Samira vs Gwen Counter Matchup Samira is in the b tier of champions

Samira vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Samira in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Samira

based on 2,071 Samira vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
53.1 %
K/D/A
2.25
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Gwen as Samira came out of an evaluation of 2071 ranked rounds where both champs battled one another. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Samira is forced to battle against Gwen in only 2.4% of her rounds.

Samira vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Samira does a good job of beating Gwen. On average, she wins a fantastic 53.1% of the time the champs fight each other in. In Samira vs Gwen games, Samira’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Gwen.

Best Samira vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Samira Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsBloodthirster

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Domination Eyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Samira's passive ability p
Samira q ability q
Samira w ability w
Samira e ability e
Samira's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Samira

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.

Samira vs Gwen Counter Stats

Samira Image
Win Rate
53.1 %
VS
Win Rate
46.9 %
Gwen Image
8.6
< Kills >
5.9
6.7
< Deaths >
6
6.5
< Assists >
5.2
1.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.36
166
< Minions Killed >
148
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.3
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.53
18,190
< Physical Damage >
3,207
2,783
< Magic Damage >
11,138
614
< True Damage >
6,239
21,589
< Damage Dealt >
20,586
23,343
< Damage Taken >
30,442
12,820
< Gold Earned >
11,573
2.34
< Towers >
2.37
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
2,447
< Total Healing >
5,536
12,513
< Experience >
14,282
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
7
25
< Time Dealing CC >
120

How to Counter Gwen with Samira in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some strategic Samira versus Gwen matchup statistics that can help you understand the distinctions between the pair. Samira’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Samira may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Gwen..

Samira normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. On average, she takes less damage than Gwen. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Samira and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Samira
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Samira
Gwen

Who is Better, Samira or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Samira usually wins when trying to fight Gwen, with a 53.1% win rate. Therefore, Samira makes a great counter for Gwen.

While Samira does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when on opposite teams, Samira also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Samira into Gwen.

Additionally, Samira has almost no amount of CC and other utility, 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 a single best champion in League of Legends, in Samira vs Gwen matchups, Samira 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.

Samira is a great counter to Gwen. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Samira against Gwen.

Additional Information for Samira Players

How We Calculated Our Samira vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Samira, we analyzed 2,071 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 Samira 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 Samira in order to counter Gwen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Samira typically gets a similar amount of CS as Gwen. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Samira versus Gwen build include Immortal Shieldbow, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Samira used at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better against Gwen than with most other common item sets. In fact, Samira had an average winrate of 53.1% when playing against Gwen with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Gwen as Samira, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Samira vs Gwen counter picks, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 53.1% winrate overall.

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