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WHY THE HELL THAT BUILD?
well, garen is a good tanky and even do some good damage going tanky, but i want some more, even with haters sayng: mtfker we need a tank so be tank, i say, well they don't have it, so why must we have it ?!?!
This build is just a different way to play with garen, doing a lot of damage, and even there, be more tanky than a assassin, the meta is not defined, and it's not necessary be in a game where you can customise a character with diferent itens and then just because someone play with it in a way , you must play in the same way... just free your mind and F**K THE META!
WHY THE ITENS?
well you can do a lot o damage and still be some tanky, phanton dancer tank a lot in a x1 fight, death's dance make you more tanky and make the E recover life, the edge is for the massive damage and help in the crits, but why all the crits?
The answer is simple, your E can Crit, and it do 10 hits in a enemy and if the enemy is alone , you do 33,33% more damage so the damage output is:
30+(37.5% AD) each hit so, if you have close to 300AD you do:
(30+112.5)*10 = 4425 AD damage... and even without the crit... and the 33,33% bonus for single target...
ok ok... the guy can run with a flash or something... but you have your Q to silence him... and the ult to kill anyone bellow 30% of life...
Not everything is beatyful as it seems... garen has no range (exept his ult(and it's not even a good one)) if the enemy team have to many hard CC they will just blow you up,even with mercurial scimitar, it's not a easy pick, you must have a good team too, like a morgana or lux, to help you deal with the enemy team...
BUT.... don't be sad... remember, you can kill pretty much anyone with a Q,E with this build... so enjoy ^^