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thats my first guide but i played very often with garen so i think that will help you.
Ever when i played this champion i played it like this guide shows you.
Doran´s Shield is a very good start-item for garen cuz of this and his passive he gains a mount of health regeneration in the beginning
Many will ask why Sunfire´s Cape???
- in combo with JUDGMENT you will make a lot of damage only of spinning through the enemies
...Boots of Swiftness??
- cuz of running next to an enemie and making a lot of damage only of Sunfire´s Cape
- and to come away nearly every time
...Randuin´s Omen and Force of Nature
- are typical tank-items