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First my English is not perfect and i try to understandable me as well as possible.
Garen is a op Champion just nobody plays him or dont know how to play i will try to explain him quick to become a better Garen player.
For laning i prefer to go solo lane but bot lane works as well as too if u want to make sure that ur laning phase will be work fine go with a range or a supporter so u can avoid complications.
Many people says he is just useless because he has no cc's but this is untrue it gives a way to become them and the key is a Item called Frozen Mallet, yea problem solved.
Playing Garen u just need to play with brain dont overestimate ur self Garen is a op Champ but that does not mean that he can't die, waiting for the right moment is the key to be a successful Garen.
Silence the oppenent with ur (q) (decisive strike) and then harass him with ur (e) (judgment) and dont forgett to use ur (w) (courage) before u start harass it gives u a 20% dmg reduce, if its possible use ur minions to your advantageous try to harass them behind ur minions if they following u. if they have to much range to harass them or they just flee if u start harass, just hide in the bushes and wait for the moment but dont forgett to farm ur minions and dont fixing up too much on harassing or u will lose much money.
This guide is unfinished i will write alaways more in the next days its late now and i will sleep so watch my guide again in a few days and i will give u good tipps and tricks to play Garen, but that does not mean that u should not start practicing him now. =)
This item is a have must for Garen because he has no cc and slow so it gives him a huge adventage and stops the escape from openents, and not to forgett the huge life pool it gives. (Garen can only work well if he can stay for longer time and this gives him this ability.)
the reason why i take this boots is the cdr for my opinion its the best choice but this is just a matter of taste. i prefer it because the silence is more often rdy and the ultimate too, but its ok if u want to use other boots so if u play vs many ap's u can buy mercury or if u want more movement for more survivability or better chasing u can buy swiftness, it gives no wrong choise.
Sunfire Cape is a well choice for Garen because the dmg stacks nice with (e) judgement and it gives nice defensiv stattistics, much life and armor to survive physical dmg. (Garen can only work well if he can stay for longer time and this gives him this ability.)
The Brutalizer is a great item it gives u the dmg, armorpen and cdr that u need in early, mid and late game. I personally wait until i finished my last item before i upgrade it to ghostblade mostly i dont reach this point.
This is a great anti item vs ap carrys and the speed bonus is a must have for Garen.
Greater Mark of Desolation Garen does need this runes to increase the dmg output, arp runes is a have must for Garen.
Dodge is for my opinion the best choice because it gives u the ability to dodge the minion dmg if u start harass with ur (e) (judgment) and its great as well vs ad carrys and not to forgett the speedbonus that u become from nimbleness if u dodge, so which seals would be better as dodge?
I chose this glyphs because Garens abilitys has a long cd and this glyphs helps to balance it.
a other option for glyph runes and a great option too to resist more ap dmg.