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League of Legends Build Guide Author darkrising123

Galio The Rock(king) Guy

darkrising123 Last updated on June 6, 2012
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Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 0

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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Under Progress

--Under Construction--
This is not done yet, still working on pics and chapters as masteries, items, and warding. Thanks
NOTE: If you liked one of the signs i can gladly make one to you if you want :)

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my Galio guide. This is my very first guide, so please be nice :D Im from Denmark and i like playing Galio and other tanks/mages very much. I see many galio guides, but i dont like them so much. Lets begin!

Warning Read this!

Dont rate/comment before you have read the HOLE guide thanks

As i said, first guide :D

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Quite before battle!

Here are some words and things you have to understand before reading:

  • AD: Attack Damage
  • AP: Ability Power
  • MR: Magic Resist
  • Mregen: Mana Regeneration
  • HPregen: Hitspoint Regeneration
  • CD: Cooldown
  • CC: Crowd Control (stun, slow taunt etc.)

If you choose to downvote this Guide, please say why. and if you upvote i will be HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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Start of the game

  • Try to ask your teammates for a solo lane except if they need a support.
  • Try to not die.
  • Try to lasthit.
  • Try to Harras with your Resolute Smite

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Pros / Cons


  • He is amazing early and late
  • He have 2 CCs
  • he can be extremely hard to kill


  • He is Extremely mana hungry
  • Doesnt do so much DMG late game
  • Are VERY weak early game

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I Priority Idol of Durand first and then Resolute Smite and Bulwark And Righteous Gust

And dont ask me why, that just how i do :D But take an early point in Righteous Gust to farm minions and be rich!.

Resolute Smite
Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, dealing 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to enemies near the impact location, and reducing their movement speed by 24 / 28 / 32 / 36 / 40 % for 2.5 seconds.
SPACE SPACE Here is your mini nuke, this can be used to harrass your enemy nor farm creeps with SPACE

Galio shields a friendly champion for 4 seconds, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance by 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90. Each time the unit suffers damage, Galio is healed for 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 (+30% of ability power) (-20% healing for each consecutive hit).
SPACE SPACE Here is your support spell or your anti-damage shield, it gives you ALOT armor and resistance AND heals you. Remember to use it on yourself before: Attacking the enemy, using ultimate and escape SPACE

Righteous gust
Galio unleashes a gust of concussive wind that deals 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies in its path. A directional draft remains for 5 seconds, increasing the movement speed of allies passing through it by 20 / 28 / 36 / 44 / 52 %.
SPACE SPACE This is your farming finisherand your escape ability. Use Resolute Smite and then Righteous Gust to destroy the melee/ranged minion in a wave. And use it in the way your are escaping in to boost your movement speed. SPACE

Idol of Durand
After channeling, Galio deals 220 / 330 / 440 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to surrounding enemies, plus an additional 5% damage for each attack suffered while channeling. Maximum 40% bonus damage. It can be cancelled early and will deal full damage.

SPACE SPACE This is a amazing ultimate, it can change the hole fight, try to hit as many enemy champions as possible, start using your Bulwark on your self and then use your OP ultimate. Can also be used to let your teammates escape. SPACE

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Here i want to describe and discuss the summonerspells.

Good choices:

Flash is one of the best Summonerspells and one of the most used. Use this to escape or to aim your Idol of Durand

This is my alltime favorite spell, its fantastic. Use this to finish your opponents or to decrease the amount of HPregen by Chosen of the Storm or Sadism or to F*CK Tryndameres ult.

I like this too, but you dont really need it because of your Bulwark to heal yourself and your AD carry should take this.

Bad choices

: (AKA SH*T Choices)

Seriously, who takes this? Only have it when you are Karthus or Shen or Pantheon and no one else. Simple

You have your Resolute Smite and your Bulwark no need at all. But if your team scream at your if you arent taking it, then just take it.

Are you SERIOUS?? You have much better choices than this spell :P

This spell is useless, youre buying Chalice of Harmony it solves all our mana problems.

Just take it....

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x9 x9 x9
This is my normal runes, i like it because it gives me damage and alot of substain. of course there is other runes!



For better early substain against melee.
greater mark of replenishment For early mana regen, but try to avoid this.
For the early harrassment.


For Armor and more substain against melee.
For the early substain, as i said, galio is weak early game.
For more damage and harrassment early game.
This can be a good choice, his abilitys have EXTREMELY long cooldown.


For early damage and substain.
For his extremely long cooldowns.


for the great Armor, but try to avoid this.
For the Super damage and MagicResist
For the Great Cooldown
Only take max. 9 runes in cooldown, armor, health or ability power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My Starting Items
I always starts with a Meki Pendant or a Null-Magic Mantle and a Health Potion and Mana Potion Then i will buy Chalice of Harmony This is a must-have early game item, and then get Ninja Tabi/ mercury treads
My Core Items
Guardian Angel and Force of Nature Those are my core items, i will get Guardian Angel early after shoes
You can choose between Ninja Tabi or mercury treads depending on who you are against.
Other Items
Here is some other items. abbysal scepter are a good item because of the passive and the MR and AP boost. Aegis of the Legion are also a good choice if you are going tank or support. Spirit Visage is a nice item with a very nice passive. Will of the Ancients are a item you must have if you are going for damage. Frozen Heart can also be a nice late game item, and very good if you are against AD champions like Tryndamere Master Yi Shaco or those annoying Lifestealers and Thornmail can also do it.
Sorry for a wall of text, cant do this clean and easy WTF

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This is my masteries, im taking a normal0/21/9 masteries.
Im taking MR, CD, Damage Reduction, and Health.
Galio needs some CD and we wont get it from the build, and health is very good early game because as i said: Galio is squishy early game. And ofc MR for the extra defense and damage.

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Your Role

This Chapter is important for this guide and explain some of the tips and tricks you can do


Try to ask your teammates if you can get a solo lane. It is important that you are getting fast lvl up and last hits. Try to last hit as much as possible and sometimes harrass the opponent with your Resolute Smite. But dont use all your mana!

Mid game

Now you should have Chalice of Harmony now you can just spam Resolute Smite. Farm with your Resolute Smite and then Righteous Gust this should destroy all ranged or melee in a wave(Focus melee as much as possible) .

And now...... Late Freakin Game!

In Teamfights:
You are the tank! Shield your AD Carry and go into the mid and use your Idol of Durand! this should DESTROY your opponents! If not, use your Righteous Gust to boost your allies, and use Resolute Smite to slow your opponents down if they are trying to escape.

DO NOT LET YOUR TEAMMATES FEED. Galio sucks against fed enemies.

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like to thank everyone who has read my guide! it means very much for me!

I like to thank Jhoijhoi! for the awesome guide how to make a guide, which can be seen Here

Peace! im out!
(i wish they made Galios Idol of Durand have Global taunt...

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Random stuff

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20/02/2012-- Added the guide and item

13/05/2012-- Upgraded the Items and Guide

24/05/2012-- Updated some stuff

03/06/2012-- Did some changes and new pictures