Build Guide by Moar RQ
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Garen is a great laning champ and he can easily pop first blood.
Clense and ignite*use clense against stuns etc use Ignite if your E doesn't finish the job
Ex: Q then E then Ignite.
Exhaust- Ignite* its pretty self explanitory use Q then exaught wile E- Pop ur Q again if you have time or E then finish with Ignite*
Lv1: Judment (E)
LV2: Decisive Strike (Q)
LV3: Judgment (E)
lv4: Courage (W)
Lv5: Judgment (E)
Lv6: Demacian Justice (R)
From there you basically max ur E then start with your Q, etc
Grab those Crit Gloves and possibly 1 potion and head for a lane.
Harrass as much as you can with ur E, if ur level 2 Use ur Q to initiate. Inbetween attacks or opertunitys you should be in ambush position IE the brush wile healing. Garen gets .5-.6% regen per 1 second after 7 seconds without sustaining damage, use this to stay in the lane. Since Garen has no DMG problems you need some DMG- armor penitration and Cooldown.
*Against casters like morgana or soraka/ ryze silencing first is always the best move before using E*
Once Lv 6 you can combo like a beast
start with Q then E once E is finished use ignight and R=done, Now you can use ur W in two places, To turret dive or once you use ur E to take minion damage- you basically use it on your call but it helps best when taking the most DMG during a fight *Duh* or running from turret fire.
Now when turret diving don't neglect your Q for that 2 second increase in speed, if you can pop ur W then ur Q and you'll be out hella fast.
The Key point is Most Baddies will run once ur E ripps them apart so ur only weakness is Ryze, Vulgar and Mummysauce during your E, Slowing Characters like Ashe can slow you before u exicute your E so be careful.
By now you should be able to kill mostly anyone. It all comes down to ganking and all characters basically follow the same principle.
when ganking IE: Bush Trap silence the caster then pop ur W followed By E also use Omen and its cheese from there, don't forget ur ULT.
Items to aim for first are
Ghostblade Boots of Speed or variants, OMEN. Now it splits into a fork. you can go PhantomDancer for speed,crit and speed, Lastwhisper DMG+Speed, Bloodthirster=DMG, hell you can go for Sword of the Divine and it works out fine. Stinger works nicely for the coolDown but its better invested towards phantomdancer.
Tips to remember
Q to initiate and to Run= its free so use it to get back to ur lane etc.
W to tank blows like the turret or minions
E always place ur E so that ur ahead of the Baddie's running path
== <<them wile ur still hitting them so you can get a few hits and the kill more likly.
R= Use when lit=dead simple.
Stay in the lane with ur passive in the bush when harrassing. Get in Get out Tactics.
Use GhostBlade to catch up or initiate faster
Use Omen to slow down Baddies after ur Q and before Ur E
Combo Is GB then Q- or Q then GB- Omen then E followed by Q W then R. Fit ur spells as you see fit.
btw critical works with your E!