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League of Legends Build Guide Author MisTAH

Garen AD/OFF TANK

MisTAH Last updated on March 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
7
10
14
17
Ability Key Q
4
8
13
15
18
Ability Key W
1
3
5
9
12
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 16

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

Utility: 0


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The Legend Of Garen

Throughout Valoran, the resolve of Demacia's military is alternately celebrated or despised, but always respected. Their "zero tolerance" moral code is strictly upheld by civilians and soldiers alike. In combat, this means Demacian troops may not make excuses, flee, or surrender by example. Garen, the valiant warrior who bears the title "the Might of Demacia", is the paradigm to which these leaders are compared. Thousands of great heroes have risen and fallen on the bloody battlefields between Demacia and its preeminent rival, Noxus. It was beneath their mighty banners of war that Garen first met steel with Katarina, the Sinister Blade. The infantrymen who beheld this event (and survived) commented that it seemed as though the two were locked in a mortal waltz set against a symphony of clashing blades.

Garen, the pride of the Demacian military and the leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, returned from this battle breathless for the first time in his career, though some speculate this was due to reasons other than exhaustion. The plausibility of these rumors was bolstered when, in every instance thereafter, Garen seized the opportunity to encounter the Sinister Blade again. A paragon of Demacian ethic, Garen never entertained such allegations, for he knew others couldn't understand. Even simply the pursuit of a worthy opponent on the battlefield is, to a true warrior, the reason to rise each morning. The promise of one, particularly one so beautifully and diametrically opposed, is the validation of his existence.

"The most effective way to kill an opponent is to slice through the man next to him." - Garen, on front line strategy.


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Introduction

Hey everyone, and welcome to my fifth build. This time we will be covering the exitement that is tanking as Garen. First off, there are a few things I would like to say:

You will NOT be carrying
You WILL be the main tank
This build will NOT make you unkillable
You will NOT win every game if you use this build, but it definitely helps
You will NOT be taking precious kills from the carry
You WILL expect deaths, as you are the tank after all
You will NOT expect to have more kills than deaths, although your assists will often be high

With that all being said, shall we move on to the guide?


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Pros & Cons: Know Your Limits

Pros

+ Great Tank
+ A great mix of health, Armor, and MR
+ Hard to catch
+ No mana

Cons

- Not as much damage as a DPS build
- Not so great at initiating
- None of your abilities are that good at protecting people(No taunt, Snare etc.)
- Cooldowns are annoying


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Skill Sequence: I Skill How I Please

1. Judgment
2. Courage
3. Judgment
4. Decisive Strike
5. Courage
6. Demacian Justice
7. Courage
8. Courage
9. Judgment
10. Judgment
11. Demacian Justice
12. Courage
13. Judgment
14. Decisive Strike
15. Decisive Strike
16. Demacian Justice
17. Decisive Strike
18. Decisive Strike

This skill sequence focuses on maxing Courage first, but we grab two levels in Judgment early for some damage. 1 rank in Decisive Strike is enough to CC an AP burst and to initiate with.