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Garen - Bulky DPS
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The vitality seals and cooldown glyphs are just a personal favourite, you can go with whatever you want.
If you're facing a balanced team you would go with Frozen Mallet, Atma's Impaler and finally (if your game drags on for this long) Infinity Edge.
Infinity Edge's critical chance + damage goes nicely with your E.
Atma's will further your critical chance while providing you with some more armor and damage.
Frozen Mallet is an all around good item on Garen because it provides him with more HP, a nice passive and some additional damage.
I don't think altering these items depending on your opposition is necessary, because you will reach a high amount of armor and magic resistance with this build, however, feel free to change the build order depending on your opposition (I still prefer to build the core first, regardless of my opposition).
Don't forget to purchase lots of wards and health potions throughout the game, and if you're going for baron or that final push, pick up some elixirs preferably in this order: red, green, blue.
I like to flash Q with Garen, as opposed to flash E, it allows you to dish out your E anyway, and guarantees that your opponent cannot escape for 2.5 seconds.
Never chase. It's just not worth it, you usually put your team and yourself in a bad position. If someone is running away with low HP, chances are they aren't going to come back anyway. It would benefit your team if you stayed (leaving the opposition with a player short), as opposed to leaving resulting in a 4v4 fight when it could have been *5v4 in your favour.