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Garen Build Guide by mcmcman

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League of Legends Build Guide Author mcmcman

High Armor Garen w/ new masteries

mcmcman Last updated on January 27, 2012
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Ability Sequence

2
8
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
4
10
12
13
14
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


Table of Contents
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Why?

Garen is possibly the tank with the most damage, or the dps with the most health. Simply with this build, he will have over 3k hp with all his items, and up to 75% reduction of physical damage.
He has alot of sustained damage and fighting presence with his Q-W-E combo, and will take noticably less damage. While there is an argument to getting life steal, i find that this works better.


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Items

Garen isnt as dependant upon items as you think, so there is alot of versatility. However, there will also be controvery over the best order.
Many people will be enraged that I take a Doran's Sheild over boots and 3 pots, but with his passive, you dont really need the regen from pots, and a doran's sheild is a great choice.
Many people will also question the use of the boots of swiftness. Well, think of it this way. Anything boots give you can be supplemented by other items, except flat speed. This will really give you an edge while escaping, and also chasing. Combined that with your Q, and possibly ghost... only yi can top you.
This build is designed to give you the best tankyness. Your mallet will give you health, and the rest is magic resist and armor, focusing on armor. If you feel that you need more magic resist, drop the sunfire for another resistance item. Possibly quicksilver sash. But, if you dont really feel pressure from magic dmg, take a guardian angle instead. You wont be dieing much anyway, but it still helps out. A little magic protection, but also armor.


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Summoner Spells

There arent really any great summoner spells for him. I just feel that this gives you the best versatility, with both chasing and escaping.