Build Guide by Vertical Dsb
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Alright so Garen, probably one of the best champions in League of Legends atm even with his judgement nerf, simply put he will win games by just being on your team. Also note I'm not into making everything pretty with pictures and **** like that, I'm just here to give you a good build for Garen
I like to play tank Garen, I feel he is definitely alot more viable than a dps build Garen because if you play smart and farm items at a good pace you become ridiculously hard to kill.
Quick low down on his skills
His passives regens health when he has not been hit for 7 seconds, early game this is a monster ability, just sit at your tower and regen asap without needing to recall.
Decisive strike is basically damage and a silence and can be used on towers
Courage is an ability where you gain armour per minion kill you get, when activated garen gets a shield which is basically extra armour.
Judgement is Garens bread and butter, he spins around and hits all people near him, when he is spinning all debuffs get nerfed by 50%.
Demacian Justice is his ulti and is the best finishing move ingame, when the enemy champ is quite low hp slam one of these bad boys home for an easy kill.
The items I've listed are only recommendations, being a tank you need to adjust to the enemies play style, so if they have alot of phsyical dps you stack armour or ap you would go magic resist.
Tactics with Garen
- Silence, exhaust, spin and if low enough cast your ulti (this is honestly such a ***** *** combo that wrecks so much ****)
- Hide in a bush and silence the incoming enemy champ before they can do anything
- Sit back and don't take damage if your low in the earlier stage of the game as your passive + hp pots will regen you amazingly fast.
- When being focused or chased, your Judgement (spin) will deny all debuffs by 50% which is great for escaping.
- While you may be building Garen as a tank, he has no good initiating skills so its often best if you have somebody else to initiate.
This is the way most high elo players build, I got my masteries / runes / summoner spells off Chauster #1 5 v 5 ranked. Dps Garen works fine but I feel that a more beefy unkillable Garen is a much better asset to a team, so aslong as you play smart you should always have a good game.
~ Vertical Dsb