Galio Build Guide

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Galio: Tank and destroy!

written by N0Fac3

Galio Build



Table of Contents

  • Abilities

    Runic Skin
    Galio converts 50% of his total Magic Resistance into Ability Power.

    Pretty self-explanatory. This is a nice little add on to Galio, especially if they have a heavy AP team.


    Resolute Smite
    Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, slowing and dealing damage to enemies caught near the impact point.
    Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, dealing 60/115/170/225/280 (+0.6) magic damage to enemies near the impact location, and reducing their movement speed by 24/28/32/36/40% for 2.5 seconds.
    Cost
    60/65/70/75/80 Mana
    Range
    900

    This along with Righteous Gust are your prime nuke/chasing abilities. RS deals decent damage, has good range, and can help you get away, or slow down an enemy champion for your team to catch.


    Bulwark
    Galio shields an ally Champion, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance, and restoring Galio's health each time that Champion suffers damage.
    Galio shields a friendly champion for 4 seconds, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance by 30/45/60/75/90. Each time the unit suffers damage, Galio is healed for 20/32/44/56/68 (+0.3). (-20% healing for each consecutive hit)
    Cost
    60/60/60/60/60 Mana
    Range
    800

    One of the most amazing tanking abilities in the game. Throw this on yourself right before you ult. You will take less damage and be healed by some of the damage allowing you to ult and stay in the fight.


    Righteous Gust
    Galio claps his wings, unleashing a gust of concussive wind that damages enemies and leaves a directional draft in its wake that increases ally movement speed.
    Galio unleashes a gust of concussive wind that deals 70/115/160/205/250 (+0.8) magic damage to all enemies in its path. A directional draft remains for 5 seconds, increasing the movement speed of allies passing through it by 20/24/28/32/36%.
    Cost
    70/75/80/85/90 Mana
    Range
    10000

    Another epic chasing/escaping ability. I use this ability for harassing early game. The mana cost is fairly low, and it's easy to farm creeps when used in conjunction with RS.


    Idol of Durand
    Galio assumes the form of a statue, taunting nearby enemies and storing concussive energy as they attack him. Galio then bursts from his statue shell, releasing the stored energy to damage surrounding foes.
    Galio channels for 2.5 seconds, taunting nearby foes and blocking 30% of incoming damage.

    After channeling, Galio deals 220/330/440 (+0.85) magic damage to surrounding enemies, plus an additional 10% damage for each attack he suffered while channeling. Max 80% bonus damage.
    Cost
    100/145/190 Mana
    Range
    520

    This is what makes Galio awesome! 2.5 seconds of the other team being immobilized. The best combo is to ghost and then jump into the team after casting Bulwark on yourself. Note that the damage is based on how many attacks he receives while channeling. If you can, ult in a bunch of creeps as well, this will deal max damage.


  • Introduction

    Galio is one of the most underrated tanks in the game. He provides an AOE disable, one slow, one movement enhancer, a MR/Armor shield, and plenty of farming ability. He does great damage, even late game with minimal damage items. With Bulwark activated you can have upwards of 200 MR and 300 Armor with this build, making you an amazing tank.

  • Pros / Cons

    Pros:
    Deals decent damage
    AOE disable
    Chasing/Escaping spells
    Good farming capabilities

    Cons:
    Low health
    Ult can be interrupted easily
    Slow movement speed

  • Masteries + Runes

    The build I use for Galio is 9/21/0, getting the magic penetration in Offense and maxing out Defense.

    http://leaguecraft.com/masteries/1003400100000003032401040301000000000000000

    Greater Mark of Insight x 9
    Greater Seal of Clarity x 9
    Greater Glyph of Shielding x 9
    Greater Quintessence of Fortitude x 2
    Greater Quintessence of Insight x 1

    Or if you're needing even more survivability add another Greater Quintessence of Fortitude

  • Items

    You will almost always start off with a [item=Meki Pendant], but if for whatever reason, you find yourself needing more health go with Doran's Ring. Your first trip back to base you should be able to get a Chalice of Harmony and Boots of Speed, if you have enough, upgrade them to Mercury's Treads. Depending on the team, the next item I will usually pick up is a Null-Magic Mantle or Chain Vest, which you will upgrade as fast as possible into Guardian Angel.So at this point, you should be sitting around 100-150 Magic Res and Armor, the only thing you lack is life. If the team has a few AD carries, get a Giant's Belt and upgrade it to Sunfire Cape. If they are more AP oriented, get a Ruby Crystal x 2 and upgrade one to a Banshee's Veil and the other to an Aegis of the Legion. After these, if the team is AD heavy work on Thornmail or [item=Force of Nature] if they're AP heavy.

  • Skilling Order

  • Summoner Abilities

    To really max out Galio's effectiveness you will need to have Flash and Ghost on you. These are essential for getting into the right position to ult or to flee if you are caught.

  • Build Example

    This is what my normal build would look like for most games.

    http://leaguecraft.com/builder/Galio/6630082badaa81d562f8bbbde48ee02a



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