Garen Build Guide by Shakermaker
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The spinning Off-Tank
If behind in lane
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Garen - The Might of Demacia
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.
Why Garen? - Pro's and Con's
Garen is not played very often in Tournaments. The usual Toplane-Picks are Shen, Irelia, Jax, Jayce and so on, so why should i play Garen, when i can play Riven or Darius. Well, we'll see.
- Great farming with E
- Strong early game
- Good sustain because of his passive
- Very fast
- Finishing Move R
- Good AOE with E
- Pretty tanky
- Easy to play
- Underrated (Enemy might underestimate you)
- Damage falls off in late game
- no gap-closer
- no CC
The basic idea behind this build is to give great damage in Early and Mid Game with Black Cleaver and Phage and to turn into a decent Off-Tank in Late Game, as Garen's Damage is not that big in Late Game.
The Dorans Blade Effect
If you are behind in Lane you should always pick up some of those, because they are pretty cheap for what they bring. But do not pick more than 3, because you need space in you inventory for other items and wards.
It's all coming soon...
Please leave a comment on the items, if you disagree or have some better ideas