Build Guide by paoki444
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TO MAKE IT CLEAR, IF YOU PLAY AGAINST MANY MAGES, CONSIDER BUYING A FORCE OF NATURE.
You should try and max when possible judgement so as to damage, not only def. Don't make the mistake and consider decisive strike solemn, even when playing with mages. The 2nd ability you should max is courage and this is guaranteed!!! Courage has saved me so many f@kin times, I feel i s'd pray every night for it. It readuces the intake of dmg and this like olafs ult, (of course lees powerful), but more practical. Now ult. It is one of the best and most OP spells in the game. It agravates and burries your opponent. Care not to spoil it, use it wise , when smb is on low health, but yuom predict he's going to escape. If u dont have a good score..... u can easily steal with it....
randuins omen is great with garen as it can both slow oppennents and of course offer you such great def skills. It's the most imkportant item to take to an armor( maybe magic res. garen). It can halp you in many cases, especially in team fights or various chasing ( either you are chased, or you run after a ***in *****).
Sunfire cape is mainly used for health reasons. It important though as it raises your armor and i usually take it...
Thornmail is the best item after randuin's omen, especially when you are playing against assasins (dmg - not ryze..) or hackers like trynda with crazy dmg... This, combined with an atma's impaler in the end, is enough to gain an averege-good atk, without even buying atk dmg items! You dont need atk dmg so much, coz u can be a crazy armormaniac returning basic attacks and never dying. It's good to play armor, coz u can use your ult to get kills easily. Especially in early game this kind of garen is best for turret diving and executing.
Garen is a lane champion so try take bot or top , NEVER MID. Best heroes to co-operate with are xin and his sis(lux). Try playing aggresive early game combining courage with judgement to farm minions close to yr opponents without receiving any dmg. When lvl 6 try iniate to lower them. Dont atk unless u know that a gang is not coming and u aren't going to lose yr target. After that, try a 2nd attk and finish with demacian justice.The most you farm, the more gold y gain and earlier u beacome unvulnerable to death. This build can make u like a big fat hyperfed chogath. Another special spotlight of garen is that his ult is not only used no low health champs. It's best use is for destroying tanks. On lvl 16 despite the 525 dmg it does, it does 1 dmg for every 2. health missing from yr opponent. Imagine whaTt will happen to a chogath with 6000 health, remaining with 2200, like a full annie or ashe health. DISPATCHED! He is immidiately sent to his grave-no matter his armor (possibly not much cozz ya need healt items to reach 6000+health
For me garen is one of the most imporatnt champs for runes. He can be intimidating with a high health early game , or , as i do, you can start the game with 56 armor and laugh with ur opponents 24 or so....
Health runes are n9ot so vital, some are good for early game. Try mostly taking armor ones, and have some magic resti as well. ( U can see if u have mages as opponents in ranked games.
0/0/0 with this garen is fail. Y must start dominating from early game, but dont get devastated dcoz of ur many assists. Ult is ur way of killing (or most properly; stealing).
COZ i am bored, and wanna help you with this build i continue writing nonsense so as to post it. The above is quite enough -have fun!