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Garen Build Guide by elite102396

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League of Legends Build Guide Author elite102396

Garen-AD Melee Carry

elite102396 Last updated on November 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 3


Table of Contents
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Introduction

Hi, I'm Elite102396, and this is going to be my first guide. I see a lot of people playing Garen as an offtank, and even some as full on tank. I personally think that this is a HORRIBLE way to play Garen. Look at his AD ratios on his abilities, and then look at the potential damage it could do with a Garen at full build. That's why I'm here to give you a guide on Garen as a full-on AD Melee Carry. In a 1v1, I believe that if you play him right, he can dominate ANYONE. By level 6, you should have all of your abilities, and then you will become real scary, real fast. Q-->E-->Autoattack-->R. GG.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

A killer
Has a 2.5 second silence
His spin and his decisive strike do an insane amount of damage
He's a great ganker
He's one of the funnest champs to play, imo.
He doesn't run on mana, so his abilities are only restrained by cooldowns
He's great at regenerating health, because of his passive



Cons:
With this build, he has a decent amount of armor and MR, but he's still pretty squishy
He's really item dependent, because without stacks of AD, his ratios won't be utilized at their full potential
He's squishy
You're not a tank
Did I mention he's squishy?


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Runes

Ok.
For runes, I go with 9 Marks of Desolation. These give you an insane amount of armor penetration...around 15 armor penetration at level 1. This will help you kill extremely easily.