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Garen God-Like Tank

Last updated on July 1, 2010
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Ability Sequence

2
4
8
10
13
Ability Key Q
5
14
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18
Ability Key W
1
3
7
9
12
Ability Key E
6
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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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

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

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Though it is known that levi-Garen with full stacks is 'almost' immortal, it is quite possible to do so. (usually takes 1-2 stuns with constant slow, although judgment cancels slow every now and then) However, Garen with more than 65% damage resistance and more than 5.5k health can change the story. With this build u alone can tank for your whole team, allowing your team to fill the spot with another dps or caster. Also, u may play bold and try 5v1 once your leviathan stack is at 20 when both your summoner spell is ready. It should be manageable for you to walk out after killing 1-2 with half your health left. Also, when using demacian justice, your ultimate final blow, try loading decisive strike on you and putting ignite on him unless your are very sure that the target can be killed with sole demacian dmg.
Now if this garen build is so god-like why dont people use it? Though this build can be very strong if not 'Over-powered' during late game, it is quite challenging during your early games, due to low damage and relatively low health compared with other tanks as Garen is not built-in tank. It is suggested that you lane with a champion with crowd control, preferably stunners. (Pantheon-Garen combo works the best for me, so called Spartan-Gaudi Combo to quote Einhenjar) Once you hit lvl 6-8 it will be easy for you to gank other lanes and build your levi stacks up, unless your playstyle needs amendment. (Good indicator is, if you are getting more than 2 death in first 5 mintues, you are not doing so well regardless of your kills) Approaching the late game ideal Kill/Death would be 5/0 or 6/1. If you notice a champion with massive lifesteal or dps build (over 300 dmg) , u may want to replace aegis with thronnail as it messes them up by regenerating most of the damage taken or canceling the lifesteal or reducing the lifesteal. Also, you may replace aegis with force of nature if the other team has many casters.
*** and try not to ks after you have filled your levi stacks ***
*** norm kd would be 3/1 and minimum at 1/1 (if you go below that... you are sucking ***
With the build I have achieved 30/2/29 or 32/3/25. If you have any suggestions regarding the build, feel free to leave criticizing comments =]