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Garen Build Guide by Devitt45
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Runes: Hail of Blades
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
This is a horrible match up for Crit Master Garen, because of the range Jayce has. Pray to whoever or whatever you believe in that you don't get him in your lane, but if you do, stay under tower. With the 9.14 patch Jayce was nerfed, but still be careful, he has range!
Ban him. Just ban him every time. He can easily out damage Garen in level 2+. Darius can easily put you out of the game, which is horrible for this build.
Renekton has a stronger early game than you around level 2+ until you get your first Cloak of Agility or possibly even Infinty Edge. Just don't feed him early and try to survive till late game. You will eventually out damage him and be able to kill him.
Just avoid the dark areas of his Q, and you can win easily. Run if he ults unless you have ult and he is already low.
This is an easy match up, Akali is an assassin, so she is squishy. You can easily just out damage her from the start. If she shrouds, stand in the middle and just spin around, you will eventually hit her.
This match up can go either way. Just avoid his Rupture and try to dodge his scream, and you should be fine to trade, just don't no near him if you are low unless you saw him eat a minion in the last 50 seconds.
This match up can be pertty easy if you dodge his cleavers. Try to bait out his ult, or burst him down to kill him with your ult before he can press R for the HP regen.
This match up is more skill than anything. Try to bait out her W so she can't stun you. If she ults you slam one of the vitals into a wall so she can't heal from it.
To win this just avoid his barrels. However, try to bait out his oranges before going to ult Gangplank. because he can survive if he heals at the right time.
Sit behind minions and try to avoid her pull. Try to destroy her tentacles and just farm.
This is an easy match up. If you are about to get stunned, press W for the cc reduction and extra damage reduction. After her stun, you can just Q her and start spinning on her.
This match up is really easy. After her rework her early game is horrible compared to Garen's. Just try to Q her when you have the chance and if she is pushed up, you can easily kill her. Just be careful if you are going to tower dive, because she might ult herself and stall, so try to bait out her ultimate.
This is a skill match up. You HAVE to run from his bear trap, otherwise you will take a lot of damage from his combo. Kleds early game is better than Garens in this build. If you can manage to get Kled off of Skaarl, don't let him poke you, and try to get him low enough to ult Kled. NEVER ULT SKAARL!
Maokai is a tank, and doesn't do enough damage to Garen that he can't heal through his passive. Just farm, you will eventually be able to kill him.
You can stomp him early game, so try to stop him from getting stacks and try to put him out of the game entirely. If he does get stacks, farm hard until you have you 2nd Infinity Edge, then try to kill him if he has a lot of damage. If he ults any time in lane or out, run away from him.
Dodge his Q (the axe throw that slows) and you can win. Just be careful of his W and the attack speed + life steal from it.
Mid to late game, Ornn wont die very much or very often unless you have a Vayne on your team. Try not to focus Ornn in team fights, and just run past him. Early game he can be killed, just be careful of his high early damage from his Brittle.
You can easily kill her early. Try to stomp on her projectile that gives her shield, and try to avoid the second part of her Q.
Pray to everything you can that you don't get a Quinn in your game. Quinn has so much range you will never be able to get on top of her. If you do manage to get on top of her, she can kick away, hit you with her empowered auto from her passive, and blind you to do the same.
This is a skill match up for sure. Things will be a lot tougher if she knows what she is doing. The only real way to beat her is just to play really smart and farm under tower until you get an Infinity Edge. Riven also has a lot of engage and disengage, so try to fight her when she doesn't have her Q up or her E up for a shield and a dash.
You can very easily win this match up. If you can get on top of Rumble you can easily kill him because he doesn't have much disengage unless he has Rylais. The best time to fight Rumble is when he is overheating, and can only auto attack.
Ryze is a very mechanically skilled champion. If the Ryze player has no clue what they are doing, you will stomp them. Outside of Phase Rush, the only way for Ryze to disengage is his root, so try to predict the root and press W to reduce how long you are rooted, and you might be able to catch up to him.
Trade with Sion every now and then. After a trade, focus on farming and healing back up with your passive. Be careful around bushes, they can make his Q invisible. When trading like this, you are either going to make him recall or die. If he does die, use your Q to run away while pressing W.
This is an easy match up. Just try to avoid his poke and he will run out of mana. Just be careful when you are low and he is level 6. You will easily be able to kill him though, and only gets easier as you get black cleaver and your Infinity Edges.
Try to farm until you get Black Cleaver, and try to dodge his Q ( the one where he sends his tongue out far) and W as you get hit a third time so you take less damage from his eat and/or stunned from his Q.
Normally, Teemo would be a problem, but this build focus on Garen's E, which is an ability, not an auto attack like his Q. Try to bait out his blinding dart, and you will be able to deal more damage. Another thing you can do is take the blinding dart after running at him with your Q on, then start spinning on him, cancel your E, then Q him and run.
You can win this depending on how you play it. Only fight him after he uses his hard hitting bite, and run away from his Frozen Domain, that way its more of a fair fight. If you get ulted by Trundle (in which case you will become smaller) start running.
Bait how his slow, heal, and fight him when he just used his dash. Try to stop him from csing, but also try not to get hit. If he ults, don't use your ult, and just start running and stalling, and if he stays, use your ult to finish him off just in case. Getting a bramble vest early will also help, but you WILL have to sell it afterwards.
You can win this match up a lot easier before he gets 9, where he gets his W toggle. You can still beat him after level 9, you just have to play it right and trade, but not all in until he is missing HP. You also need to try to dodge his ult, so always be moving around. Try to get Black Cleaver and Ninja Tabi as fast as possible.
Just hope she doesn't get picked, other wise you will have a bad time no matter what. To beat Vayne you will have to surprise her when her E is down so she can't knock you away,
You can beat him before he gets a few points into his Q. You can get an executioner's calling to make laning easier, but you will have to sell it later on. Try to farm a lot and not go for kills because of his puddle. Getting an early pair of Mercury Treads will help.
Fighting Volibear is interesting. You will want to take ignite and grab an executioner's calling. Trading will be hard, considering he can flip you and fear you. Try to predict when he is going to fear and W it. The best way to trade with him is get him low enough to pop his passive.
Yas plays right into you and you should win this pretty easily. Try to avoid his Q and try to stop him from farming. If Yasuo wants to trade with you, you can just run up to him with your Q then start spinning. He can only dash towards you, and his wind wall is useless. Just get Ninja Tabi and you will be fine.
Don't fight him. if he walls you in, W to take less damage and break it as fast as possible. Just focus on farming and a ninja tabi.
This match up will be really easy after you get Black Cleaver. Zed is a melee assassin, so he has to get on top of you, which works great for you. Ninja Tabi will help.
Be careful of his poke and his boomerang.You can trade easily with his mega form. Be careful of his ult, and his move speed.
Jarvan can ult them and keep them in an area thats the size of your spin.
Same as Jarvan. Yorick can cage them and you can spin on them and kill them.
Nautilus can lock them down and knock up an entire team if he ulted the right person.
Champion Build Guide
Press the Attack is a rune I recently found out works well with this build. If Press the Attack procs, your spin will do at least 250 bonus damage depending on the enemies armor. The best way to get Press the Attack to go off is with Auto Attack -> Auto Attack -> Decisive Strike.
I DID NOT MAKE THIS GAREN BUILD BY MYSELF. I had help from my friend Stone_Arso, and his AD Cho'Gath build inspired me, so check it out if you want another juggernaut to carry with. AD Cho'Gath Guide