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League of Legends Build Guide Author Azraelor

Galio - COME AT ME BRO!!! (Mana? Not a problem!)

Azraelor Last updated on May 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
8
10
Ability Key Q
7
12
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
4
9
13
14
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

1. This guide assumes that the reader is not a moron.

2. Inferring that they understand the concepts of 'safe zones' 'map control' & 'team fights'.

3. This is NOT a guide on 'How to Play LoL like a Pro'.

4. This guide reflects how I like to play Galio - and how this build has helped my team win many games.

5. Please do not rate without trying the build first, if you try it - and it doesn't work tell me who, what, where, when, why, and how it doesn't.

7. Finally, thanks for reading. PLEASE TEST AND RATE!!!!! =]






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Summoner Spells

My personal favorites:

This is a matter of preference for me, I usually save this for team fights right after I use my ultimate.


Essential to getting your ultimate off at times, Galio doesn't have the fastest run speed in the game so having a way to position yourself to ult is highly recommended.



OTHER SUMMONER SPELLS THAT WILL WORK:


is a good option too if you feel like you just aren't able to get through the first wave of CC to get your ultimate off.


I've designed the build to NOT have any mana problems. But if mana management is an issue for you then use this instead.


, , , all offer some good utility.


, - they are a waste for Galio and I'd never recommend using them. Period.


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Runes

Here is my favorite choice of runes for Galio:


+0.95 Magic Pen
+0.065 mana regen / 5 sec. per level (+1.17 at champion level 18)
-0.05% cooldowns per level (-0.9% at champion level 18)
-0.13% cooldowns per level (-2.34% at champion level 18)



This is my alternative rune selection:


+0.07 magic resist per level (1.26 at champion level 18)
+0.065 mana regen / 5 sec. per level (+1.17 at champion level 18)
+0.12 magic resist per level (2.16 at champion level 18)
+0.37 magic resist per level (6.66 at champion level 18)



The scaling MR is awesome for getting about +3 MR per level, which in turn gives you 1.5 AP per level. Only downside is losing the Magic Pen and the CDR as a trade-off.


I understand that not every player reading this guide may not have acquired all the runes listed - that's fine.

Work with what you got.



NEVER USE THESE RUNES ON GALIO:

0.75% Dodge
1.5% Dodge


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Masteries

9/21/0

I never put any points into Evasion or Nimbleness due to the fact that the dodge stat is counter-productive to Galio's Ultimate:



Instead I choose to invest points into Strength of Spirit and Menders Faith.


The rest is pretty self explanatory.


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Items

I start with and x3 .


Why not instead?
By all means - you can, but that's just additional farming you will have to do to acquire your first item.


***I feel that it is a waste of gold early game***



is the first item I try to complete.


***Galio moves very slow, the sooner you get boots the better***


After laning for awhile I usually buy: x3 x3 and Sight Wardx1 or a if they have eve/twitch/shaco.


***Galio is a semi-squishy and if you are in a lane with aggressive enemy champions, they will come in handy.***


Next I rush Catalyst the Protector - the extra hp & mana early game for Galio is imperative.


Then -


Now - you have the option to complete


Or work towards Shurelya's Reverie.


The extra Health, HP/Mana Regen is awesome!
(no more potions after this point are needed)


In addition, the active ability can be used in conjunction with to chase down that enemy with low hp to secure a kill.


If you haven't - finish - the ability will come in handy in team fights.


is usually next on my list - a Tank with BV and GA is very intimidating to any team - also improves your chances of coming out on top and alive in a team fight.


***Now depending on what type of team you are facing... your last two items will vary accordingly.***


If you are facing an AD heavy team:


+ = High amounts of damage!!!


is a good option if your enemies have stacked attack speed or have .


isn't a bad choice either.



If you are facing an AP heavy team:


- Awesome HP Regen, +8% move speed, and +76 MR = +38ap bonus from


- Can't go wrong with more MR on Galio, (Converts to about 28AP + 70 AP = 98 AP!!! Not to mention the Aura adds insult to injury when you land your ultimate on those annoying AP hero's!


is a viable choice for team support - I don't like how low the stats are on this item, but its your choice.


Finally:


I like to wrap things up with - the extra hp/mana and ability power is a nice finishing touch to my build.


***Especially if you have a long stale-mate thats drawing the game out***


Ultimately - Galio is in your hands, use your best judgment.


Think outside the box!


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Farming

Galio is a BOSS at farming in lane!


Once Resolute Smite is level 3 and Righteous Gust is level 2 They can be used in conjunction one right after another for a HUGE amount of damage early game, even enough to clear almost entire waves of minions!


In a 6 game span with Galio I averaged about 191.5 minions per match.


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Ranked Play

Ranked play - untested, but I'll post results as soon as possible.


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Summary

Overall this build is meant to solve the 3 major problems Galio has:

1. Stats (hp/mana/hp5/mp5)
2. Survivability (Armor/MR)
3. Mobility (Movespeed/Escape)

Sidenote: Although Riot tried to balance the Survivability & Mobility with:


and


In most games, those abilities alone are often not enough for you and your team to escape alive if you lose a team fight.


Don't just take my word for it - TRY IT OUT!
You will be pleased with the results as long as your team is not constantly feeding and/or does not consist of 10 year olds with an IQ of < 70.



Thanks for reading, as I continue to play this build I'll post more detailed information over time.


BEFORE YOU RATE:

Please observe that Galio's passive: Runic Skin is NOT calculated on mobafire for some reason unbeknown to me. So whatever Galio's total MR totals out to be, divide it by half and add that to your Ability Power comes out to be.


If you are too lazy here are the final stats calculated for you:



Health


3275
Health Per 5 Sec
90 (You get a bonus based on 1% of maximum mana - (2235 *.99 = 2212.65) (2235 - 2212.65 = 22.35) bonus regen = 112.35 HP5)
Mana
2235
Mana Per 5 Sec
39
Armor
153
Magic Resist
219
Attack Damage
117
Crit Chance
0%
Crit Damage
200%
Attack Range
125
Movement Speed
410
Ability Power
80 80 (+ 219 MR / 2 = 109.5 AP) (109.5 + 80 + 10.8 from Attack masteries, = 200.3 AP) ***4% from Defense Masteries:
(200.3 *1.04 = 208.318AP)

Attack Speed
???
Life Steal
0%
Armor Penetration
0
Magic Penetration
8.55
Cooldown Reduction
30.1% (Should actually be 33.1% due to Sorcery in masteries)
Dodge
0.0%
Gold Per 10 Sec
0
Reduced Death Time
0%


Thanks for reading!

-Az



[Special Thanks to TehPenGu for the suggestions!]