Garen
tier-2
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Doran's Shield
Health Potion

Core Build Path: 52.68% Win Rate (3514 Games)

Berserker's Greaves
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Stridebreaker
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Mortal Reminder
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Hullbreaker
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Dead Man's Plate
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Force of Nature

Core Final Build: 52.68% Win Rate (3514 Games)

Berserker's Greaves
Stridebreaker
Mortal Reminder
Hullbreaker
Dead Man's Plate
Force of Nature

Runes

Sorcery
Phase Rush
Hitting an enemy champion with 3 separate attacks or abilities grants a burst of MS.
Nimbus Cloak
After casting a Summoner Spell, gain a short Move Speed increase that allows you to pass through units.
Celerity
All Move Speed bonuses are 7% more effective on you and gain 1% Move Speed.
Gathering Storm
Gain increasing amounts of AD or AP, adaptive over the course of the game.
Resolve
Second Wind
After taking damage from an enemy champion heal back some missing health over time.
Unflinching
Gain a small amount of tenacity that increases with missing health.
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Armor
+6 Armor
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Skill Order

E

Q

W

Damage Breakdown

Garen's Statistics

Kills6.1

Deaths4.9

Assists4.1

Damage18,438.6

Damage Mitigated37,097.3

Gold Earned12,317.6

Gold Earned12,317.6

Playing against Garen

Key Insights
On cast,
Q
cleanses Garen of ALL slows.
Q
resets Garen's auto attack.
When
W
's passive is fully stacked, Garen gains 10% bonus Armor and MR.
W
only grants a shield and 60% Tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds of the cast.
If an enemy is hit 6 times by
E
, their armor is reduced by 25%.
E
deals 25% bonus damage to the nearest enemy.
Power Spike
Excels at melee matchups and extended trades.
At level 6, he can 100-0 with
R
.
Synergizes well with
Stridebreaker
,
Black Cleaver
,
Sterak's Gage
,
Dead Man's Plate
, and
Force of Nature
. Can opt for
Trinity Force
,
Divine Sunderer
, or
Eclipse
when needed.
Vulnerable
Can be kited very easily by mobile champions or ones who outrange him.
Less effective in teamfights and has trouble entering them.
Q
only cleanses slows on cast. Spammable slows from abilities and items will keep him at bay.
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