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League of Legends Build Guide Author SmallChild

Garen the might of sunfires

SmallChild Last updated on September 7, 2010
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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: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 8

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

Utility: 1

Garen the might of sunfire capes

This build is not for a TANK garren or a DPS garren it is for a TANK DPS garren. Garren with this build should be a good strong champ that can dive into team fights as well as to great aoe damage.


    A great champ who is easy to play with at both high and low elo
    Great chaser
    Great teamfighter
    Good escape mechanisms
    He can make a giant sword fall from the sky

    Cant auto attack for good damage
    Cant tank for to long
    Only effective in short bursts
    He isnt Heim

Summoner Spells
I generally will chose ghost and ignite as they are both aggresive spells and allow garren to perform more damage more quickly. You could also take others in place of each other for obvious situations it wont impact your game that much as i once used clarity and revive and ended up going 23-2-26

The masteries I use are purely used for offensive purposes as the 21 in offence provide great damage and the small amount in defence help him stay in team fights that little bit longer. U can change between the nimbleness and improved ghost spells depending weather you know most of the other team are auto dps (nimbleness in a ranked game) or in a game full of casters (ghost)

The flat hp is great early game as well as the armour pen and also helps late game to the cooldowns at 18 provide a quick refresh for judgement during teamfights and chasing while the dodge makes you great against dps throughout the game

Boots are purely common sense usually get ever mercs or nija tabi depending on the other team and swiftness if you are struggling to chase dont get greaves or sorcerers and you will be fine
Sunfires,Sunfires,Sunfires they are op.
This should be your fist item followed by a phage and another sf to make sure u can chase aoe, silence ult in quick sucesseion this means that you are great and picking up creep kills for your courage as well as scaring of the other team your impaler is great as it gives you more damage output from your judgement (as it increases through crit chance) and gives more armour to give more damage which also comes from your sunfires lastly a guardian will make you have great suvivibility and improve your damage once again

Early Game
Start out with a dorans shield or boots and hp pots this shall give u good lane controll as you will be able to stay in it for long periods of time. Make sure you lane with a good slow or stun with lots of burst damage like xin or ryze. Harrass with judgement and get your creep kills up by lasthitting NOT auto attacking as you want the other team to push. Hide in the brush and get your partner to slow or stun q them the e in front of them to force them to either run throgh you or back to your tower. Get a giants belt then upgrade your boots.

Mid Game
By now you should do a lot of aoe damage so you should start ganking head to any lane with champs with low hp and just ghost q and e finish with your ult ONLY if they will escape if you dont use it.Get a phage and then build a second sunfire or frozen mallet depending on how much chasing your doing and how much team fights you are in.

Late Game
Keep lane changing with your team dont be afraid to solo a lane as long as the whole team isnt mia. Keep pushing and get dragon and red buff as much as possible. Make sure baron if warded and get your impaler. Now its time to push even more try to gank and create team fights by waiting for there team to move first allways silence their importand casters like annie or ammumu and aoe them like their is no tommorow take each lane one by one farming along the wat get your guadian angel and get barron now it should be gg if you had a good team so pat your self on the back.

Rules for Garren
Be aggresive and gank this is what garren is made for as he (thanks to this build) as he silences, slows, aoes, and finishes with ult or ignite
Dont turtle, help your team, ward and call mias remember you cant carry a team you can only be as good as they are so pre-mades are really good xD
Thats it so have some fun and remember you are a tank dps so play like one