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League of Legends Build Guide Author Frendar1

Garen Garenties Victory

Frendar1 Last updated on March 26, 2011
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Ability Sequence

4
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Ability Key Q
2
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13
Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to my Garen build.
This guide will tell you how to build Garen full carry tank, which is the best IMO.
Please try the build out before voting and I'd love some constructive criticism! :)


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Pros/Cons

Pros
- Great sololaner, even vs 2 enemies
- Epic finisher
- Can take A LOT of beating
- Even as a full tank you can take down squishies easly
- Great Silence for ulties like Katarina's
- Great movement speed with

Cons
- Kind of vulnerable to CC
- Cooldown dependant
- No abilities to save teamates (stun, snare, taunt)
- May end up kill stealing your carry with your ultimate
- That's all the cons I can come up with right now, might add some later if I figure some out ;)


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Runes

Greater Mark of Desolation

The extra armor pen is for your Judgment . The Evasion runes help toward auto attack champs + more movement speed due to .

The cooldown reduction is for more skill spam :D


For the yellow runes (Seals) you can also use Greater Seal of Vitality for extra HP and for the blue runes (Glyphs) you can use


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Summoner Spells

+

Those two spells have gotten me so many kills. Imagine your enemy being at about half HP and being somewhat aggresive. You just Decisive Strike Towards them, Judgment + Exhaust and Ignite and finish them off with Demacian Justice (may be overkill, but hey).

Other summoner spells you can use are:
Yay, more chasing skills!

Teleport to a ward to gank a lane, or simply to be quicker about getting back to your lane.


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Masteries

The masteries should be self explanetory. Typical tanking masteries with some points in offence for improved exhaust, more CDR and magic pen for your ultimate.


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Items

CORE ITEMS




You start off with Doran's Shield . Extra health regen and extra health, stacks nice with Garen's passive.

The second item I usually get are Mercury's Treads . Typical tanking shoes, lowering one of Garen's cons and increasing your ability to chase people down with +

Your third item should be Sunfire Cape . More HP, More Armor and allowing you to farm easier.

The forth item you should get is Force of Nature . Increasing your health regen, giving you more movement speed and a lot of magic resistance. Why wouldn't Garen want this?

Your next item should be Guardian Angel . Being even more unstoppable is awesome, isn't it? Guardian Angle gives you a good portion of Armor and magic resistance + the ability to raise from the dead

By now you should have sold your Doran's Shield and should be working on Warmog's Armor . You already got about 200 on both magic resistance and armor, time to build some HP.

Your sixth item depends on what you need. If your enemy team is Attack Damage heavy, build Thornmail or Randuin's Omen . If they are magic damage heavy, build Banshee's Veil or Spirit Visage

I usually don't get further than my Warmog's in my games


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The jungle and you

As Garen tank you shouldn't really need to spend much time in the jungle. You can grab red buff from sometimes, but you'd rather have your carry get it.
Garen is already a great laner/pusher so jungling is pretty pointless.


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Some of my games as Garen with this build



Lots of kills and not to many deaths.


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Summary

Well, all I can say is good luck and have fun! I wish you the best with this guide and please vote and comment if you think this guide helped you.