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Garen Build Guide by Spimpac

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Spimpac

Tanking as Garen in Twisted Treeline

Spimpac Last updated on November 5, 2011
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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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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
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Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi and welcome to my (not so much) indepth guide for tanking with Garen on Twisted Treeline!
I have been getting pretty good results with this guide that I hope you will get :)


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
- Almost impossible to kill in team-battles.
- Great in team-battles.
- Mages and AP champs are worthless against Tank Garen.
- Still with this little AD he can still damage alot.
Cons:
- Vulnerable solo on lane and against CC champs.
- The enemy team will target you first in team-battles.
- Because of his high armor, enemys with high armor penetration will kill you faster.


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Summoner Spells

I choose Flash and Exhaust because they are the best summoner spells you can take as a tank.
Flash to escape a fight or secure a kill,
Exhaust on the other hand is a great skill for ganking and targeting in team-fights.


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Items

You can really remove and add items in this build by need, but I think this build of items is the best for tanking in Twisted Treeline. You will absorb a lot of damage and deal a lot of damage with Sunfire Cape + Thornmail. And the little AD boost is great mid - late game to damage a lot more.


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Playing as Tank Garen

There is a few things you should think of playing as tank garen:

-The first and most important thing is to always go with someone in a lane! This is very important because otherwise you will get killed far to many times.

-Try to lane with an Assassin, like Nocturne, Master Yi and Twisted Fate. Most of the assassins are squishy so that in combo with tank garen = win!

-If laning with a squishy champion(Which you should)take the damage and try to prevent the assassin getting hurt.

-And one last thing, with your exhaust you should always get first blood with this tactic:
Run to the middle bush in the bot lane first. As soon as another champions arrives, you lay exhaust on the champion and the assassin in your team should jump forward and the rest of the team attack him.