Garen Build Guide

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Garen "How To Control The Legend"*Ranked

written by 3xire

Garen Build

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Hi Community,
    this is my Guide to Garen, The Might of Demacia.
    First i have to say, that i tried many different builds on Garen described on LeagueCraft and by myself and finally I´m sure that my Build is much more effective then 80% of all Garen guides in here, but check it yourself.

    So i ll tell u a few things u have to know, if u want being succesfull with Garen, The Might of Demacia.

    So let´s start with the guide but remember its only usefull and working if u check the full guide not just the Items i recommend.
    If u just want to take a look on another Garen Item Build, then dont Flame into the comments cause its not working.

    Thank u for reading my guide.

  • Abilities

    A very good passive " .5% HP regenerated per second while he is out of combat for 7 seconds" it is a very good passive always keep your HP regenerating while standing in high Grass. (always means if u have time to do that without risking something).

    Decisive Strike
    A very good skill, the "STFU" skill, Decent damage, long silence, speed boost and all u need.
    Garens skill what makes Garen to Garen, the Might of Demacia.

    Good skill to survive, for tower diving and gang entering. Really usefull skill.

    "I (Silence), i Spin .... I win."
    That Spin skill is awsome the dmg scaling is awsome, too.
    AOE dmg, hmmm sounds good.
    6-7 sec Cooldown if build like me, hmmm is good aswell.

    Demacian Justice
    So we re reaching the Ultimate skill, whenever your silence and spin + a few hitz didnt kill the target u give him the rest using your Ult.

    remember: much HP = more HP he can miss More HP he miss = more Additional Dmg


    I tested many items and played many games till i found my way to play him.
    To show u the effectivness of my build look the screens below.

    these 6 Rank games i did a few days ago just for u, maybe it shows the effectivness.

    Scored 20/2/26 in Ranked Game:
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    All 9 Games Ranked just one lost,cause we got feeder but doenst matter, who cares its just somthing what i made to make u sure that dps/ad garen based on half tank isnt bad.
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    8 Wins 1 loose ... i made that games all on 01/31/2011 i hope it makes u clear that this items work and are worth to try xD
    hehe 88,9% win chance
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    Gl try it.

  • Masteries + Runes

    As Runes I use :
    9x Greater Mark of Desolation
    9x Greater Seal of Evasion
    9x Greater Glyph of Focus
    9x Greater Quintessence of Fortitude

    That is the rune-set i strongly recomment to use...
    if u dont own them, hmmm then its time to get them now...

    Here the Masterys u should take: 21/0/9

  • Item-set

    I ll describe my own core build and a few items u can use when u get in trouble with my normal build...

    So first u start with a Doran's Blade
    and move to your lane.
    After collecting about 1500 Gold (shouldn`t be that hard) u recall and get Giant's Belt and Boots of Speed.
    If u wasn`t already owning them, u should start doing it by now.
    Next u should buy an The Brutalizer and in 90% of all games u should upgrade your Boots of Speed into Ionian Boots of Lucidity, remember thats your core build if their stund and other debuffs are extremly hard, only then u upgrade to Mercury's Treads.

    With these items u got hp and cooldowns + additional armor pen, considering your Greater Glyph of Focus and the items u got u will have about 37-38% Cooldown reduction, what means u can spamm Spinning around and deal massive dmg.

    To complett your Core Build u should upgrade Giant's Belt into a Sunfire Cape and your The Brutalizer into a Youmuu's Ghostblade. (use that active as often as u can)

    Now your core-build is finished.


    As next it all depends to the situation u re in:

    If u dont receive massive magic dmg then get Last Whisper as your next Item i really recomment u that item cause its awsome on Garen.

    But if u receive strong magic dmg then go for [item=Force of Nature] first and then go for Last Whisper.

    When u go for [item=Force of Nature] and after that for Last Whisper, then sell the and get Atma's Impaler or The Bloodthirster

    Should end like:
    [item_icon=Force of Nature]
    [item_icon=Force of Nature]

    If u dont get a [item=Force of Nature] then i recomment u to buy Last Whisper and Atma's Impaler.

    When the time is comming to sell your u can get Infinity Edge instead, if u can handle the situation and have no problems with the enemy teams dmg.

    If not get a Banshee's Veil or a Thornmail
    it depends on the main dmg u re taking.

    At least it should look like that:

    Full DMG:

    More Defensive:

    More M.Resistant:

    Test it :) and gimme comments after.

  • Skilling Order

    The Skilling Order i use for that guide, always skill like that and u ll be succesfull:

    -Why not maxing instead of first?
    ---Because u get the 2 sec sillence already skilling it once and reduce the dmg taken, its a very good skill so just believe me its better if u Skill out to the max after your .

  • Summoner Abilities

    As Summoner Abilities i always take:
    Exhaust and Ghost
    -Why ?
    ---Because If u take a Point into [mastery=Cripple] then the target has reduced armor and m.res!
    It sounds nice and it is nice, because u can spin him death or escape well so better u take that.

    If u dont want to take Exhaust, then u can take Ignite or Flash.

    But never ever take other Spells cause they re not usefull for your Garen.

  • Working in the team

    Ladys and Gentlemen,

    How to work with teammates? hmmmm

    If u re laning early game u spend the most time in the High grass because its a kind of your home or your arena.
    If u re standing in High grass u can silence some one and spin on him, in the duration of his silence he wont dmg u that hard but u ll dmg him.
    Thats why its Important to be in grass because u got the first strike and the one who do the first strike will have the last strike also.

    How to be succesfull in a teamfight:

    I think after a few Games u ll see what u CAN do and what u CANT so just do it.
    I ll add a video later on.

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  • Unique Skills (Items)

    Just always use Youmuu's Ghostblade Active Skill its a very good skill.

  • From the Creator

    Thank u Guys, who read or tried My Guide hope i could help u to be a Good Garen.
    Comment the guide pls it`s my first one and i wrote it cause many Guys asked me to do that or how i play him that well.

    So i wait for some criticism.

    Check it first and have FUN.

    PS: I never say that my way to play Garen is the best way but im sure that its a very good one.

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