Garen Build Guide by Pruney

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pruney

Garen - You Spin Me Right Round

Pruney Last updated on March 12, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 1

Honor Guard

Defense: 26


Utility: 3

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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

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This is a modified build I use when playing Garen.

It has a high crit rate, tons of health and alot of damage. Basically making you immortal, if you can play right.

and fat like a munchkin

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Pros / Cons


+Tanky stats, but not tanky damage
+Can chase "anyone"
+Silence messes with casters on engage
+Critical hits during spin
+Free Armor and MR
+Can towerdive at low level
+Ulti great for k/sing or just finishing off
+Spin looks hot


-Can be shut down with alot of CC
-Is usually aimed for during teamfights
-No hard CC

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The reason I chose these runes was because you lack the items needed for armor penetration, so runes make up for that. More armor penetration, more damage, while the Armor and Magic Resist make up for the tanky items you lose by going for damage, making you even more immortal.

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These masteries provide the best damage buffs and give you recall reduction, which can save your life and spend less time dead, which is just very helpful.

Also they are master

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The items on this build all work perfectly together. What the stats do not show, are the bonuses Atma's and the other items give you. Here is a true screenshot of what your stats will look like at level 18, fully built.

Very nice I must say?

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I hope you have fun playing with this build, since I will mainly be using it anyway. I've won MANY matches using this, I've actually only lost 1 or 2 with Garen, out of 10 or so. While playing as Garen, you should play very aggressively to drive the enemy out of lane, since you can take and regen most damage given to you.

If you follow this guide and play right, you will carry most teams and win any teamfight.

Also i will 1 v 1 you with this build and wreck you with no items