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.
Threats to Garen with this build
|Garen||Show your dominance!|
|Lissandra||She will be your worst nightmare. Because you will never catch and get fed off of her.|
In-Depth Guide to Garen
What does my build do?
In my build I take Garen to the next level from tank, to carry. Using this build will help raise your elo with ease and carry games harder than a diamond carrying you in a bronze game.
Why my build over others?
Most builds will show a tank build, which can't carry your game. Using this build will get you more kills than a diamond Zed.
This build looks stupid.
Obviously it does. I'm taking a champion used as a tank to carry a game. But most of you who said this, likely haven't tried my build, so give a try and give me feedback on how it worked for you.
How will this build make me carry?
Using this build you will easily out damage your enemy while out tanking them.
Skills & Laning Phase
This ability is what makes trading off so easy. Start Q first rather than E if you do not have to leash. You will use this at the start of any fights during laning phase.
This skill is what will make you continuously win the trade off after your Q silence wears off. Use this skill right before initiating a fight or trade off.
Your E is your main damage source, so do not fall back until your E finishes. Under the exception of dying and if enemy's main damage source is from skills and silence wears off. Use this directly after using your silence.
This will be your enemies demise. This will be your finishing blow or execution. This will help you win close fights. Use this to end fights and do not be afraid to use it.
Notes: Some trade offs may not be won and falling back under tower will be needed. Use your passive to your advantage to heal back to full and try again for another trade.
Laning Phase won, what now?
Ganking lanes that aren't finished yet.
You are now a new built man. More powerful and fed than ever. Go help out other lanes by coming through the side and one shotting them.
Laning phase is over for everyone and team fights are happening. You are no longer on the front lines treat yourself as an assassin and be on the sidelines. Except better, you aren't squishy like one while still doing more damage than one. Don't be afraid to flash into all five of them once enemies crowd control is down and spin to win.
Laning Phase lost, what now?
Ganking lanes that aren't finished yet.
I lost lane, so what now? I am 0/5 and useless. No you are not. You still have a villain don't you? Go gank the lane with the villain you still can be of use.
You may not be able to kill who you want but you can still provide tank for your team and be on the front lines. You can also still go for the villain.
Items & Build Path
The Black Cleaver
This item will provide you the tankiness you desire and damage too. This will help fight against tanks especially.
Boots of Swiftness & Mercury's Treads
This item will provide you the speed to ensure your kill and ensure your survival. You will use Mercury's Treads when against enemies with heavy crowd controls.
Infinity Edge or Lord Dominik's Regards
Why an Infinity Edge? The Infinity Edge will out damage your enemy in every way possible. Be it it normal or critical damage. Rush Lord Dominik's Regards if and only if the enemy laner is as tanky as they possibly can be.
Why a Death's Dance? Simple. YOUR E WILL HEAL YOU. Now that is just broken. Even if it doesn't you get free cooldown reduction, extra sustain, and more free damage.
This is what will make your enemy cry. Bonus health might not seem like much, but this combined with your W will make you feel like you built full tank. Plus the extra damage is nice.
Most games will end before you can get this item. If you manage to get this item it is GG. Youmuu's Ghostblade will help you escape most battles or can be used as a gap closer. This item will be replaced by Lords Dominik's Regard when against Tanks.
Pros & Cons
Ability to 1 shot
Screwed if under crowd control
Things to Remember
You aren't tank. Don't be on the front lines.
Use bushes to your advantage to kill and sneak attack your enemies.
Even if you aren't tank of the group, you can still be on the front lines as long as enemy crowd control is down.
You will delete tanks so don't be afraid to fight them.
You are still easily kited and being partially squishy does not make it any better.
Don't be afraid to rate and ask me anything in particular I should add or you want to know.