Garen Build Guide by Minksilimus
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Story 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 under any circumstance. These principles are espoused to their forces by unrivaled demagogues who lead 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 against a symphony of clashing blades.
Garen, the pride of the Demacian military and leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, returned from this battle breathless for the first time in his career, though some speculate that 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 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
Garen is a typical Offtank, he deals a lot of dmg in early- and midgame I prefer the Sololane with him or Midlane. On Botlane I just play him with a Blitzcrank or a Taric because of the CC. At Endgame Garen is very good tank who can 3hit squishy enemies.
How to Sololane/Midlane
Your first item is Dorans Blade to harras with your Q and E spell. You just use your Q if you engage with your E for more speed and silence after E and you can finish the enemie with your R spell but this only works vs not tanky enemies and you always need wards to know when you can engage. For kill tanky enemies you do the same but a little bit safer.
How to Botlane with a CC Champion
On Botlane you need a Champion with CC on your lane because its a very very massive damage combination if your mate stun them or **** them. If your mate do one of this 2 things so you can attack with your Q/E combination and finish with your R and you have a massive feed. But you must play safe because of the second enemie of your lane.
How to Botlane without a CC Champion
If you dont get a CC champion as your mate so you must play very very safe and only engage when you see the second enemie is far away from you and you must always buy wards because of there Jungler or laner who can gank you.