Garen Build Guide by mortaljohn
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Garen, The Might of Demacia
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
i dont care what people say garen is not a tank he is a tanky dps i build mainly tank but i also get kills he is the only champ i go 5-0 regularly with he doesnt die he just spins on your face. so lets spin garen is the most manly balarina ever =). oh and btws you will have 20s floating over you after your force. garen and shen are my mains so just saying i know what im talking about.
i use generic tank runes for all my tanks giving mr, armor, and hp boosted late and early game.
the build is specificaly for a tanky damage champ so it may work on olaf but i dont really know but it does work on voli.
i play a spin to win garen ok i know thats what everyone says but i get pentakills by spinning.
very generic summoner spells if you prefer others use them i just know i always end up chasing people so ghost exhaust are usefull
garens a boss no disputing this again hes op and i play an agro garen not a true tank champ i do alot of damage so get ready to face roll noobs and have fun