Galio Build Guide

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Galio the AP hybrid tank

written by metalish

Galio Build



Table of Contents

  • Abilities

    Runic Skin
    A pretty awesome passive just like Rammus's passive but for AP and with M.Res.Its the center of the build.


    Resolute Smite
    Awesome AoE that scales good with AP and slows,what more can you need.


    Bulwark
    A teamsaver and your personal selfhealing ability.Scaling with AP isn't that great but the other bonuses are.


    Righteous Gust
    Your main grind/chase/escape/Dmg ability scales super with AP.I can't discribe it better :D.AWESOME!!!


    Idol of Durand
    One of the most imba ult's in the game.Ideal for team fights and team support and even for kills (cause it has quite a large dmg output when enemies attack you and stay in range).You should allwais cooperate using this with some AoE slow from another champion,say Anivia,for best results.


  • Introduction

    Ok i decided to make a build for Galio since there aren't many at the moment and i don't like how people are building him up centering only on M.Res or Pure AP.

  • Summoner Abilities

    Ok for summoner abilities the best ones for me are Ghost and Exhaust.But as a tank you can get if you feel too focused Cleanse(in whitch way take Willpower mastery).I feel the rest of the abilities aren't as useful to Galio as these 3.

  • Masteries + Runes

    For mastery you should allwais take 9/21/0 Here Ok avoid any kind of dodge as it will lower the damage of your ult!
    As for runes either get or for quintessences

    for Glyphs

    for Seals

    for Marks

    This mix of M.Res and M.Pen Runes should help you survive and dish out nice bursts thoughout the game.

  • Items

    Ok start with [item=Meki Pendant] and 2x Health Potion
    If you can push the lane and grind good money stay untill you feel you need some items to push them further.If not return when you have 500-1500gold so that you can buy your next 1(or 2) items.They are Chalice of Harmony and Mercury's Treads.After you get those two either go for [item=Force of Nature](whitch is usually do since the hp reg and speed boost are nice!)or go for Banshee's Veil dipends on the comp you face.After either of those either start building the other or start making one of either of those items dipending on the other team s composition and playstile:
    1. Randuin's Omen - great vs mele carrys(and it's effect synnergises with your ult :) )
    2. Spirit Visage - only vs AP carrys.CDR/M.Ress/Healing done,what more can i say :P(use for personal pref not 100% needed but works great)
    3. Thornmail - vs AD carrys.The best item for a tank vs them it alone is allmost(or just is) enaugh to tank AD carrys and completely obliterate em.(Ofc if you feel squishy you can synnergise with Randuin's Omen for a fenomenal effect)
    4. Rabadon's Deathcap/ Zhonya's Hourglass - Err if you feel you had enaugh defences as it is its allwais nice to have 30% more AP :P(aka more healing and more dmg)or you just want more AP with armor and a fenomenal on use effect :P seriously its up to your personal preferance.
    5. Abyssal Scepter - and ofc last but now least every one's favourite :P...though only useful if noone on your team buys it(ofc if they do you can still buy it but its ok only vs AP carrys or if you just overpower the enemy team you can buy it for aditional nuke :) )


    My personal build for most games is [item=Meki Pendant]+2x Health Potion----> Chalice of Harmony----> Mercury's Treads
    ---->[item=Force of Nature]----> Abyssal Scepter/ Thornmail----> Banshee's Veil---->
    (dipending on the enemy team's composition either Zhonya's Hourglass or Rabadon's Deathcap

  • Skilling Order

    This is a support/dmg build.It helps support your lane partner and still ditch nice dmg(perfect for mele lane partners).



    This is a full dmg build (perfect for a coop with a caster lane partner).The 1 point in the shield is for the healing it gives you(helps alot early game).

  • Working in the team

    Ok working in a team is essential for Galio to make 100% use of his abilities.You will hardly ever be able to solo the enemy champions unless they are terribad.So timing is the key.Take a lane partner with a charge/stun/slow/fear or any kind of disable and cooperate with him.Allwais support him with your shield(no matter what build you are) if they are nuking him!It saves as*es BIG time!And allwais try to use the ult in teamfights with 2+ oponents nearby and with a AoE slow ability if possible for maximum effect.

  • Summary

    This build is not a pure tank or AP build,it's the best taken out of both and perfect for teamfights/support/dmg dealing and tanking overall,so you can call it multifunctional :P

    Please leave your comments/advise/criticism in the replies bellow :) i wana see your opinion and will gladly reply if you need me to clarify something or explain something.

    Thx for reading :)



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