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Big plays with Garen, How to play him in general.
Ok look, there's two ways to play this dude. Wrong way and right way. If you get stuck vs something like Teemo or Jayce, you're gonna have a bad time. In those two situations, just stay alive and try to farm as best as possible, not much to say; it sucks.
Against EVERYONE ELSE, here's how you do Garen's lane. You know how he pushes the lane unintentionally with his E spin? Yeah, DO THAT. Take advantage of his pushing power to keep the fight at your opponent's turret. If your jungler is good, you can gank dive them. Otherwise, get merc treads and start GANKING MID. This is HUGE for your AP Carry. You become a second jungler for mid and really shift the battle there, which translates to a fed APC in the late game or a fed Garen.
VS Darius, You will win the lane is you build pure tank. Even skip the damn boots, just get bulwark and frozen mallet, you've got him 1v1, trust me.
VS Rumble, You need to alter your masteries for AP resist and maybe start the game with a Negatron Cloak. This guy will be all over you early on but once your runes grow you can take him down and he won't know where all your damage came from.
Vs Cho, see Rumble ^
Vs Yorick, People laugh when I take Garen against Yorick. This lane is easy. You Q W away from his ghouls and deny him farm with E. Use the bushes to escape ghouls. A smart Yorick will know this already or catch on fast, so you may want to invest in an Invisble Ward early to answer him. Using the bush trick, you can't lose to him. Push his lane, force him to B, take his tower, gank for mid.
You can;t play Garen against everything. There are a few champs he can't kill in lane:
Vlad- really hard to get if he's good.
Urgot- don't even try this without a jungler. Stay the hell away from him and bait him to miss his bomb, then go in.
Rengar- after the nerfs idk how good he still is, but he's rough early game. Once he hits 6 its hard to put the last nail in.
Kha'Zix- see Rengar. If he builds tanky don't bother trying to kill him, just help mid as much as you can and keep your tower from going down.
Xin Zhao- don;t let your jungler come up for this. Just build tanky and annoy Xin by not dying. He can lvl you no problem early so stay away from him. This is rough if he gets fed so be aware of his map position at all times and call your friggin mias. Fed Xin is hard to deal with.
Hope this guide helps you out.
Try the runes, I swear by them.
I may try a jungle build for Garen since I've been seeing it here and there with the changes.
Now if you'll excuse me.... I need to use the little soldier's room.