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League of Legends Build Guide Author adaoloco

Immortal Unkillable Garen

adaoloco Last updated on August 17, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 9

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 21


Utility: 0

Threats to Garen with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Riven Easiest lane ever. Just farm. If she tries to combo you, just "q" her (a.k.a. combo-breaking dunk) and activate "e" (a.k.a beyblade)
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My first champion ever in league was Garen. I started playing with some of my friends, and they were already lv 30 while I was still beginning. And every single time we played together I picked garen top, and I use to win every single lane. One time when I was lv 10 I played against a silver master yi and won the lane, then I knew I was the garen god. Nowadays if I play against a silver master yi on the top lane he is not even going to touch the minions. So I decided to make this guide for you guys who want to up your elo's. I haven't lost a single match with garen in ranked this season so farm (I know when to pick it and how to distract the whole enemy team).

Enjoy the guide, if you have any doubts or sugestions just text me :)

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Pros / Cons

- Tanks even the enemy's mother
- Kill finisher ultimate
- Huge mov. speed
- Easier than your mother to play
- Balance early/mid/late game
- Can drop bowes on 'Em
- Disrespect God

- No dash (that's why you run flash hurr durr)

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Flash --> I run it because you can flash - Q - R (or F-Q-E-R) to finish mfkr's
Teleport --> map presence/lane presence, highly recommended safe choice
Ignite --> Use it to dominate izi lane
Ghost --> Good choice to tf's/bronze chases
Smite --> Wtf?? You better stop watching LCS, this is f**kin' soloQ
Smite --> However fits in yoloQ yodoQ (you are going to feed cuz' u suck)

Clarity --> Recomended when playing against Riven, so easy you'll want to disrespect

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Creeping / Jungling

Last hit, win game, GG.

Mid-late game make sure to clear the whole enemy jg.

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Learn how to play with runes, learn how to play the game. Runes play a huge role on your game, but they may vary accordingly to your gaming style. If you like to fight a lot you wouldn't use the scaling runes. On the other hand, if you like really safe early games with no fights at all run scaling runes. If you can dominate lane get more damage, if you can't dominate run full armor/MR. Same thing with masteries, they may work as an extension of runes. Just make sure your runes and masteries are related, don't run 30/0/0 masteries with scaling runes, it just doesn't make sense. If you are going to be agressive, be sure to be agressive in both runes and masteries.

Learn how to use them, gain free elo. If you look at bronze players they are always using the same runes for every champ and matchup, while challengers have 16458762134862183765471236 rune pages.

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Team Work

It is your choice. If you have a good team, work with them. If everyone else is doing something stupid, don't follow, just mute everyone and win the game.
I like Teleport with garen because he has a huge ability to penetrate the backline and win a tf by himself. Just ask your team to ward the enemy jg, so you can tp and win fights in the dragon or bot lane. However, if you see that the fight is already lost, just keep pushing top.
I wouldn't follow the enemy top laner, especially if you are playing low elo (cuz' they don't know wft they are doing, probably they'll do some BS).

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Team Fight's

In team fights, you may want to find holes in the enemy defense so you can get to their backline and kill their adc or apc. Or, if your adc/apc are both fed or are hyper carries, you can just stand with them so they don't get killed early in the tf's. You usually would want to defend them when the enemy team starts, and get to the enemy team backline when you start. If you see that your are taking to much damage and won't last long in the tf, you can start running back, because your warmog + passive can give a huge sustain even in a tf. Also, this forces the enemy backline to move (if they want to hit you), which can get them out of position. If you think your damage is enough (if you have a thornmail + sunfire cape combo +/or a black cleaver) you can attemp to flash into the enemy team backline, but be sure your team has damage to follow, you are going to last long enough in there causing damage to everyone and also make sure that the enemy team doesn't have cc enough (or has already spent it and it's on cd), otherwise it is a suicide to jump in there.

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Guys, thank you all for reading this guide, more updates will be coming with time. I wish I've helped you all. Garen has a great potential to up your elo and carry games by taking the enemy top laner out of the game as well as his jungler and probably his mid laner, for he is both easy to play and OP if played right in team fights. He is also very good to help you learn about the game, it is a champion that requires a certain vision of the game in order to be usefull for the team besides team fights. If there is anything I can help you or any sugestions to this guide, please let me know!

I currently have a smurf in NA named adaoloco. Feel free to add me so we can play together and you can help me up it (currently lv 13)!!

Lata boys!!!

Also make sure to watch trick2G's streams, he is the gates master!!