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Garen Build Guide by JRubes
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This build is a very solid neutral build. It covers all areas of defense while maintaining some damage especially early game. The aim of this build is to allow Garen solid early game sustainability and the ability to harass without receiving much pain in return.
This build is extremely focused on Heavy AP teams. AIN'T NO KARTHUS ULTI GONNA MAKE YOU CRY! Instead you are going to laugh when you see a tiny red sliver slide off your health instead of half of your health. As far as spell casters are concerned you will not go down. Stuns be damned cleanse is amazing and using it will make it so you can get close enough to whack at them with your Frozen Mallet long enough for you team to catch them.
Going against and Yi, Tryndamere, Twitch, Ashe, etc? Well itsnow time to trolololol. This build is focused around your Thornmail. It gives you enough health so you can really abuse the passive on it yet a solid amount MR for the lone AP. This is how your Thornmail comes to play: Say some sort of AD carry starts whacking at you, before they realize it they have drain half of their health and decide to run, however your Randuin's should be slowing them at this point allowing you to catch up and whack them with the Frozen mallet for long enough to allow your team to catch up and throw down the hurt.
Time for a change of pace everyone! This build is focused on an AD Garen. Building 3 Doran's Blades is underrated. Why? Because building 3 of them gives you: 300 HP,9% Life Steal, and 30 Damage for a very low price. Try it before you trash it! Dont sell these off so you can pay for your next item. Only sell them off when you need more inventory space. This makes sure you get the most for your money. The rest of the build incorporates Crit chance because each tic on your Judgment has a chance to score a crit.