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Garen Build Guide by Sublethal Poppy

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sublethal Poppy

OP GAREN SOLO TOP GUIDE.. I WILL NOT FALTER!

Sublethal Poppy Last updated on January 23, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hey people.. this is sublethal poppy here.. im an average player who is still new to this game..

i joined league in the midst of s3.. and i got seeded into bronze 1 this s4

i got impressed by GAREN the day i started.. and now i main him.. most of my games with garen are a victory.. so i thought to share my build with you all


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WHY PLAY GAREN?

    EASY TO FARM WITH
    OP FOR SOMEONE WHO TRIES TO CHECK UR BRUSH
    CAN 1V1 EASILY
    OP ULTIMATE
    MAY BE ABLE TO CARRY THE TEAM
    OP PASSIVE WITH RIGHT ITEMS


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GAREN GETS COUNTERED BY:-

Teemo

we all know how irritating teemo is.. but if you are garen you wont be able to handle his pokes a lot.. even with mr u cannot stand his poison.. if you want to kill him you have to all in every time.. he will get a chance to poke you if u try to hit him a few times and back.. and the worst thing is that he will never let your passive start by his coninuous pokes.. you are bound to get behind in levels because of this

you cannot even camp a bush after level 6.. as a good teemo will shroom them and troll you to hell

DR. MUNDO

The advantage with mundo is that even if you get him low.. he can pop his ult and turret hug.. he will harrass you with his cleavers..and get you low.. and the jungler will always ruin ur lead in lane.. i had a game where this had happened to me a lot and i lost it.. you cannot win a lane against a mundo.. you dont have a ranged attack to poke him either

NIDALEE

just one word : SPEARS

DARIUS

i have never faced one till now.. but my surveys and assumptions say that he can counter you.. he has a pull.. he can stop you passive from proccing by his spin and his ult does true damage.. while garen's ult does magic damage..

PANTHEON

constant Q pokes if he gets an early tear.. you may get him below his turret.. but he wont stop poking you


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GAREN COUNTERS:-

RIVEN

now we are talking some serious fun stuff.. yes garen counters riven.. just build lots of armor..
*as the game goes on*
RIVEN: i guess i should poke garen with my Q and dash out
GAREN: come at me
*riven Q'S in*
*garen starts E and chases with Q.. ULT! DED..*
yes.. this is what happens on the sr.. i am always tankier than riven.. and she is squishy for me.. if my ult doesnt kill her.. she will b a heck lot low for an ignite to rip her off

JAX

same as riven.. if he tries to poke.. he will end up low or dead..

NASUS/RENEKTON

nothing much to speak about.. i always win against him..

(others which i havent faced yet.. but i know garen counters them are )

LEE SIN/AKALI/IRELIA


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SKILL USAGE

PASSIVE : PERSEVERANCE

garen regenerates 0.4% of his max heath if not struck by champion attacks for 10 seconds. minion damage doesnt stop this passive.

this is what makes garen a champion that can stay in lane as long as possible.. you can farm well without fear of getting hurt a lot.. during laning phase.. i go for the caster minions and kill them.. if the enemy tries to poke me i go to the bush and regenerate my health again.. but this passive will hav no use against ranged laners like elise, teemo, nidalee.. they will poke you out of your passive.. forcing you under the turret

Q : DECISIVE STRIKE

garen increases his movement speed for a few seconds. his next basic atack in 4.5 secs deals extra damage and silences the enemy if garen is affected by any slows.. he will break out of it.
Your main (and only) escape or gap closing tool.. it is great for poking enemies that are farming close to you.. you can easily move out of danger or ganks if used correctly.. the silence is good for harass. Use this as an initiation in a 1v1

W : COURAGE

Garen gains a shield for a few seconds, reducing incoming damage by 30% and granting 30% tenacity
this is what makes garen tanky. not much to say about this.. just use it while laning if you go ahead of your minions and want to take less damage from the enemies while u farm the caster minions

E : JUDGEMENT

Garen rapidly spins his sword around his body for 3 seconds.. dealing massive amount of damage(it can critically strike)
this is the main damage tool while laning and in 1v1.. just stick around your enemies and use E to deal loads of damage.. it cannot b stopped and you can move while it is activated.. a 3 point in judgement early can take don heaps of minions in 1 cast.. i normally use this to farm the caster minions during laning.

R : DEMACIAN JUSTICE

Garen calls upon the might of demacia to execute an enemy champ.. dealing magic damage plus 3.5/3/2.5 heath the target is missing.
this is the ability that makes enemies fear you when they are low..even if you are lower than them in health.. you target the champion.. a huge sword falls on them and they are dead..
remember that the damage of this ability increases the less health the target has.. so it can be used to execute champions when they are low.. diving becomes a lot easier because of this.


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IN GAME / extra info

a standard path of skill you would follow to deal max damage possible..

if possible let them initiate with a CC.. use you Q to chase them.. and let it strike.. the enemy gets silenced and is helpless.. you use your E and stick to them.. the crits will make them a lot low.. and your ultimate does the finishing job.. here W is completely optional.. keep in mind not to use ult before E is completely over.. if they dont die by the ult ignite them.. the'll b low and die
same goes when someone facechecks you brush.. they wont get time to react..

remember that garen is a manaless champion and is only constrained by cooldowns.. garen is an AD caster and wont do much with his basic attacks.. your E is the primary damage source.. so buying item like brutalizer can help you get some cooldown reduction..


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CONCLUSION

so this is all i have to say about my main champion.. if you follow this guide.. you can openly say in the champion select : " i GARENtee a victory!"

thank you all for reading this guide.. hope to see you winning on the fields of justice!

(any changes or questions will be answered in the comments)

*this is my first guide so i may not be precise.. plz help me out