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Garen Build Guide by Tips-Tricks-Tits

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Tips-Tricks-Tits

The Mother of all Tanks

Tips-Tricks-Tits Last updated on August 12, 2012
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 26

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 1


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Introduction

Garen is tanky at lvl 1 with one of the nicest passive in the game Perseverance which is free health regen. Garen has a silence which is always great in any team. He has a decisive ultimate where he brings righteous judgement.


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Pro's

Silence
Sustain Perseverance
Great Health
Great Armor
Escape ability
Built in tenacity


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Con's

Melee
Low damage
squishy/slow
long cooldowns
team reliant


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Runes

In my opinion go can use AD runes due to pretty high health and armor early game. Going solo shouldn't be a problem and has good escape ability.


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Masteries


Since you gonna be a tank go DEFENSE.


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Items

Boots of Speed 3x Health Potion is standard and is my preference for garen.
Heart of Gold i finding last hitting to be boring with Garen so i get this for free gold and 200 health and free health regen from passive.
mercury's threads magic resist for those annoying AP casters and debuffs.
Randuin's Omen great defensive item and has a great active that slows enemies for what ever reason.
b.f. sword i get this early-mid game cas with out it you'd be doing very little damage.
Vampiric Scepter life steal good for killing creeps and gaining health.
The Bloodthirster after 40 kills could be your AD would be 100 better than Infinity Edge and some life steal.
Force of Nature must for tanks with a little movement speed.
Warmog's Armor Great health and regen, that the enemies will feel as if going against Baron Nasher.
Zeke's herald you should be very tanky by now and should get some type of aura item like Sunfire Cape or anything that'll help your team mates.
P.S. DON'T GET ANY ITEM THAT GIVES YOU MANA IF YOU DO, YOU DON'T.


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Lane

Last hit if possible. Try to use brush to your advantage. I recommend playing it to your tower since garen has to chase his enemies.


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Summoner Spells

Heal FOR TANK HELPS YOUR TEAMMATES
Ghost I LIKE GHOST ON GAREN BECAUSE I FIND MYSELF NOT BEING ABLE TO FINISH MY KILLS AND GETS REALLY ANNOYING.
Flash NOT A BAD ITEM
Exhaust GOOD CHOICE TOO
Ignite NOT BAD FOR EARLY GAME KILLS


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Summary

Garen is very tanky and not really squishy in my opinion. He just needs the team to do damage if you build him as a tank but feel free to get offensive iteams and stack kills rather than assists.