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Garen Build Guide by Cockpit Pants

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Cockpit Pants

Uber Cooldown/Tank

Cockpit Pants Last updated on August 7, 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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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
3/
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 22

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

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
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50 Second Ult Cooldown

One of Garen's biggest strengths is the fact that he doesn't use mana. Making him great for holding lanes. I went with the standard Garen tank build for a while, but I've had a little more success with a little different item build. Garen's ultimate is pretty amazing. In fact all of his attacks are. But it can get a little annoying waiting for them to cool off. So, I've come up with a pretty good item build that will have you dealing great damage, having over 4000 health, and most importantly, using your abilities extremely often.


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Items

This is the real key to the guide. Start out with Doran's Shield for obvious reasons. Ionian boots is the next step. Along with increased movement speed (which makes a huge difference with your decisive strike) you'll already have a nice cooldown reduction. Sword of the Occult will provide you with a great deal of damage as long as you can stay alive. That should be easier with the next item. Warmog's Armor is where the tanking comes in. It gives a huge boost to health and health regen right off the bat. And its passive (which does not lose stacks upon death) will give you a ton of health. Yomuu's Ghostblade will reduce your cooldowns even farther. Frozen Mallet will boost your attack up even more. And of course at some point you can get rid of Doran's Shield in favor of a more powerful item.The build here has you buying a second Warmog for ultimate tanking. You could also go with another damage item. End result will be well over 4000 health, closing escape speed, great health regen, and your cooldowns will be ridiculously fast. You can ultimate about every minute racking up the kills, feeding your Mogath and Occult stacks. I've had great success with the build. Let me know if it works out for you or if you have any improvements.