Using Deceive over terrain can help you make a clean escape.
Try getting items with on-hit effects. These will also benefit your Hallucination clone.
Backstab's damage can be increased with increased Critical Damage effects like Infinity Edge.
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.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several strategic Shaco against Gwen matchup stats that can help you appreciate the differences between the two. As an example, Shaco’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Shaco may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Gwen..
Shaco normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Gwen. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Shaco usually wins when taking on Gwen, with a 52.6% win rate. As a result, Shaco makes a good counter to Gwen.
While Shaco does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when they face off with one another, Shaco also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Shaco into Gwenas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Shaco also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gwen. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Shaco vs Gwen matchups, Shaco is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Shaco is an above average counter for Gwen. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Shaco against Gwen.
If you would like to truly master Shaco 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 lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Shaco typically picks up a lot less CS as Gwen. Champs who on average don't earn much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Shaco versus Gwen build include Duskblade of Draktharr, Essence Reaver, and The Collector. When Shaco incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Gwen than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Shaco had an average win rate of 52.6% battling Gwen with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against Gwen as Shaco, you should take the Hail of Blades, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Shaco vs Gwen counters, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.6% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gwen as Shaco are displayed for all ranked divisions. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct skill level, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.