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Garen Build Guide by Enma Shimon

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Enma Shimon

Garen The Great Destroyer Of Souls

Enma Shimon Last updated on July 14, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 16

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 5

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Okay so this build I found works really well against those annoying bastards like Anivia, when I verse my friend who mains Anivia with this build he Rage Quits because he can barely do **** against me even with his magic pen. And Garen's Silence really smacks people that use Anivia or any other AP player across the face. I dont always win with this build since most people I play with in PVP like to roam the jungles for buffs or just in general randomly solo a lane and get ganked. And as a tank it makes me cry since i am the one that is supposed to be sucking up damage. Anywho this build is strongly built against those AP players hopefully you guys will enjoy it as much as I have :)

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Pros / Cons

Pros: You soak up enough damage against AP players to land your team the kills and win teamfights
You can 1 v 1 just about any AP champion
If you can make it to Warmogs then you are basically a good cross tank. :I

Cons: Not enough armor
If you cant get Warmogs and there is an AD on the other team then GG he will do quite the damage

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Skill Sequence

I am going to assume Skill Sequence now means the order in which I use a combo :3

So here is my full combos.
I use my E then Q to boost speed and when I am done twirling I quickly try and land an auto-attack to deal that extra damage along with a silence to shut em up. I end in my R doing the last bit of damage I need to land that lovely kill.
In a team fight I use this combo as much as possible- Q-Silence-W-E-(If CD is done) choose the focused enemy that you and your team agreed upon slaying first to get them out of the way, R. Repeat but use E-Q-Auto-attack-E. Should gain you an advantage in a teamfigh resulting in a win of a team fight if lucky.

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To be honest my farming with Garen and champions in general is a little off. But this is what i do when farming, last hit(Obviously) Or if the minions are to large and great, just use W-E and then you should gain lots of kills. It will also do you good to farm since your W gives you perma Magic Resist and Perma Armor. It caps at 25 when it is maxed ranked.

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I give credit to Alenena for the build I used that persons build and got me most of the wins I get with Garen. But I needed to expand and improve that build to make Garen to my liking.
So I start with Boots of Speed to give an extra blast of running away power from an enemy early in the match. I get 3x health pots so when i am low on health and my passive starts I can add even more recovery with my health pots. I then quickly grab Spirit Visage and get the CoolDown boots so I can use E more often. Then I rush FoN so I can regen health faster and FoN combined with the passive basically means you lane forever with a lot of farming involved. Hide in brush when you think you need to recover wait the 7 seconds and let the rest do its magic. After that I grab Randuins Omen since it gives me a good armor/magic resist balance in mid game. Then I get GAuardian Angel. And end with Warmogs if I can make it by that point the game has already ended but when I do make it to Warmogs I am unstoppable and no one can kill me. Sometimes I need Thornmail depending on the team I am versing.