Galio Build Guide by Nusaik

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Galio - Stone Sentinel [Build updated for S4]

Nusaik Last updated on December 1, 2013
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Pluckin Penguin's Forum Avatar by Pluckin Penguin » April 5, 2012 12:02pm | Report

This is a very good guide for Galio a few things you might want to add to this guide is maybe just a couple tips for laning. Overall, nicely done you could add a bit more detail though. Hope I helped you out!



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Nusaik's Forum Avatar by Nusaik » April 5, 2012 12:13pm | Report


This is a very good guide for Galio a few things you might want to add to this guide is maybe just a couple tips for laning. Overall, nicely done you could add a bit more detail though. Hope I helped you out!


Thanks for the feedback! I'm planning on adding a laning section soon and perhaps more chapters.

gungod71's Forum Avatar by gungod71 » April 5, 2012 3:24pm | Report

i like the build, love how you only suggest 5 items for flexibility on the persons part, good layout, all in all +1

Nusaik's Forum Avatar by Nusaik » May 16, 2012 9:17am | Report

gungod71 wrote:

i like the build, love how you only suggest 5 items for flexibility on the persons part, good layout, all in all +1

Thanks!
Of course, choosing items is personal choice. You can buy pretty much anything (non-AD) on Galio. Especially later in the game, items become more situational.

killagoza's Forum Avatar by killagoza » May 25, 2012 1:39pm | Report

+1 nice build for gallio, you might want to enter athene's unholy grail though. Awesome item for gallio.

Lolvogel's Forum Avatar by Lolvogel » June 18, 2012 6:20am | Report

Hey, I like your guide, but I have a few general remarks:

First, I think Galio's best role isn't a caster role. I don't think he has sufficient burst or sustained damage skills (not too good AP ratio's, long cooldowns, basically just two abilities that can deal damage if you don't count his ulti). Also, Galio has really low armor with the caster build: the only armor item is GA, which you only buy at the very end. Low armor is ok as long as you're in solo lane against an enemy caster, but as soon as team fights start, you are surprisingly squishy, which isn't cool for Galio if he wants to ulti in a team fight.

Next, I'm not the biggest fan of a pure tank build on Galio. His DPS is very unimpressive then and his disrupting capabilities aren't the best compared to other tanks, except for the ulti, which is awesome. My guess is that with your build (warmogs and GA), people will just ignore you, which is something you don't want as a tank.

I personally believe offtank-caster-support solo lane is the best option for Galio. Your support build is the one representing that ideal the most. I believe that build is also viable when playing solo lane, mid or top.

My ideal build: I think Galio needs a mix of tanky items (including hp: Galio has a surprisingly small max hp pool) , some AP (but he gets most of from mres items) and auras. For example: mercs, the grail, aegis, Randuin's, abyssal scepter and BV (building order should be flexible). This will give you reasonable DPS, a lot of mres, decent armor and hp, two helpful auras, Randuin's active, and the BV passive which could prevent people from interrupting your fight-changing ultimate.
In short, you'll deal respectable damage and people can't simple ignore you, but killing you would be a very fruitless task for the enemy team.

+1 for the build, I'd like to hear your oppinion on my post.

Nusaik's Forum Avatar by Nusaik » June 18, 2012 10:45am | Report

Lolvogel wrote:

Hey, I like your guide, but I have a few general remarks:

First, I think Galio's best role isn't a caster role. I don't think he has sufficient burst or sustained damage skills (not too good AP ratio's, long cooldowns, basically just two abilities that can deal damage if you don't count his ulti). Also, Galio has really low armor with the caster build: the only armor item is GA, which you only buy at the very end. Low armor is ok as long as you're in solo lane against an enemy caster, but as soon as team fights start, you are surprisingly squishy, which isn't cool for Galio if he wants to ulti in a team fight.

Next, I'm not the biggest fan of a pure tank build on Galio. His DPS is very unimpressive then and his disrupting capabilities aren't the best compared to other tanks, except for the ulti, which is awesome. My guess is that with your build (warmogs and GA), people will just ignore you, which is something you don't want as a tank.

I personally believe offtank-caster-support solo lane is the best option for Galio. Your support build is the one representing that ideal the most. I believe that build is also viable when playing solo lane, mid or top.

My ideal build: I think Galio needs a mix of tanky items (including hp: Galio has a surprisingly small max hp pool) , some AP (but he gets most of from mres items) and auras. For example: mercs, the grail, aegis, Randuin's, abyssal scepter and BV (building order should be flexible). This will give you reasonable DPS, a lot of mres, decent armor and hp, two helpful auras, Randuin's active, and the BV passive which could prevent people from interrupting your fight-changing ultimate.
In short, you'll deal respectable damage and people can't simple ignore you, but killing you would be a very fruitless task for the enemy team.

+1 for the build, I'd like to hear your oppinion on my post.

Hello and thanks for your reply and vote.

You have some very good points. You should always build a mix of damage and durability on Galio. It really depends on how you're doing and who your enemies are. For my caster build, you could take GA earlier (or at least the cloth armor and chain vest), so you will have more armor. My item build are very general and you should always be flexible in item purchases. Banshee's Veil can indeed be very good to get off your full ultimate and it gives good MR.

If you're too squishy, the main thing you'll need is health in my opinion, since your shield gives a lot of armor and MR and Galio has pretty low base health.

As for support items, it depends on what your team is buying. Two of the same auras or actives are usually less efficient since they don't stack well (this isn't true for all of them), so build what your team needs.

I realise that I haven't stated clearly that you should always adapt your build to your situation, so I've now added this to the 'Different Builds' chapter.

Anyway thanks for your input!

Roronoa EvrIs's Forum Avatar by Roronoa EvrIs » July 17, 2012 7:04am | Report

Great guide and +1! However you may want to turn on the comment for vote option. :D


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lazysushi's Forum Avatar by lazysushi » July 18, 2012 5:23pm | Report

nice guide, but it's seems to me that you ain't fully aware what it means to be support or tank in a game.

" Guardian Angel
Great item for Galio in every role. Gives you the ability to suicide-initiate with your ult and still survive while your team cleans up the kills. A very important item."


You suggested this item for the tank build. It's pretty much the tankiest item in game, making you really hard to kill, which ironicly is really bad actually for a tank. Now nobody will want to focus you anymore, since it's pointless for them. taking focus is your main purpose after innate a teamfight. You're there to switch the focus from your squishes.

Tl/dr: Having GA is reducing the focus you will suffer, just like with Thornmail. Better replace GA with randuin's omen(its passive works well with your ulti).


Number 2 about the tank build. You build to much mr and to less armor. Even if u have a passive that benefits from Mr, so are Physical dmg still the highest piority in every game with normal teamcomps. The AD carry is gonna be the highest dmg dealer in game, and plus everyone still has AA. even though a support or AP's AA isn't gonna hurt so much, it stacks up after a time. But once the enemy team is mainly magical dmg, galio will shine with all the MR.

Tl:dr Armor is more important in a normal teamcomp. build more armor and less MR.


And lastly the support build. You build it to become a tank late game, but that won't work so good as you want it to. Support role in a team is to not get the gold anyone else can get. You will be spending all your money on wards and aura items, so everyone else can use as much gold as possible to build Dmg. You won't be able to afford items good enough to be tank, if you're doing your job the way it should be done, only llaaaate laaaate late game maybe.


Tl:dr Supports can't afford Tank items as they will spend their money on wards and important Aura items.



I don't say this to be mean so you feel bad or something, even if u might get the feeling of that. I say you should test galio as full tank and as full support and compare to other supports/tanks you test.


Still though a nice guide. keep the work up.(voted 1+)

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alphawolvesgamer's Forum Avatar by alphawolvesgamer » July 19, 2012 8:36pm | Report

lol, well that definitively makes me feel dumb. I was wondering why everyone kept getting the 26 health increasing items because I used to play a Cho'gath when my friend wasn't playing his games. I always assumed that 1.5% health increase was better then the 26 health increase when I saw everyone using the 26 health Quints instead I decided to look up why. Turns out that taking 3 Quints of 26 health gives you 78 extra health at level while the 1.5% Quints gives (assuming you buy no health items and use all the health masteries) 98 points at level 18 (only outclassing the 26hp quints around level 15 or 16).

Thanks for teaching me that my cake was a lie :3


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