My Conqueror & IMMORTAL Garen Builds
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Runes: Conqueror Build
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
+8 ability haste
+8 ability haste
Champion Build Guide
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Lets now start with our OP Garen Build guide and how to win games easier than ever!
This build is a combination between insanely big DAMAGE and even greater SUSTAIN. To carry you need to have BOTH. To create a build to have the perfect combination needs KNOWLEDGE and this is what we will share today with this build!
Garen is one of the most completed champions in the game, got tools that most of champions dont even dream to have, like Movement speed bonus and SILENCE with Decisive Strike, Shield, Bonus ARMOR, Magic Resist and bonus Tenacity with Courage, Damage and ARMOR REDUCTIONS with Judgment and pure damage execute with Demacian Justice especially his R is something to be AFRAID OF right now, cause its doing 450 (+ 30% of target's missing health) imagine a target that got hp of 4000 HP and be around 2000 HP, will receive damage equal to 450 + 600 = 1050 True damage from one skill!
But the most important TOOL that garen got is his passive Perseverance the ability to stay in lane and farm for AS LONG AS HE WANTS. To win a lane is not about just how much damage or fast you will do that to your enemy, but how good you can trade with the enemy champion and be as close as possible to full HP.
Garen got that for FREE, cause of your Courage you will receive as close as possible to zero damage while fighting (if you use it right) and with your passive you will regain back to full hp either way.
A good example and video guide about Conqueror Garen build:
And an Alter Version of Max Pen Build that got First Strike as rune for extra gold and damage:
With this build, Garen will have the following stats:
400+ AD, 3800+ HP, around 130+ Armor and around 150 Magic Resist, 50%+ Armor Reduction cause of Black Cleaver and your Judgment, 40%+ Armor Penetration cause of Serylda's Grudge and Divine Sunderer plus 51% Tenacity and insanely big amount of Damage and Sustain cause of the combination of items and Runes!
To put them in numbers, You will have healing: 9% from Conqueror, 15% From Elixir heal from Sterak, heal from the mythic item and everything (Both HEALS and SHIELDS) will be multiplied by 40% Cause of Spirit Visage and Revitalize and cause of the armor reduction plus penetration effects you will do close to TRUE DAMAGE to any target, making you receive close to TRUE DAMAGE to HEAL from these effects!
Here is our Garen with Jak'Sho, The Protean Mythic item version:
And Here is our Immortal Garen with Goredrinker build version:
The immortal build will focus on using the power of Courage while combining also the power of the Items, Runes and rest of Garen skills to make you not only IMMORTAL but to also do the HIGHEST AMOUNT Of damage in the game.
With stats like 4000+ HP, 300+ Armor, 200+ Magic Resist, insane AOE Damage effects, tons of tenacity, HUGE SHIELDS and 30% Damage reduction that together with your resistances you will make them do literally ZERO DAMAGE to you.
If the Conqueror Garen build will be powerful and survive 1v5 cause of the healing and the other effects, this one will literally NO DIE by receiving zero damage from any kind of damage source from the enemy team! You will fully understand the reason by continue reading about the Runes and Items that we will use!
Of course, no matter which build version you will choose, the CONQUEROR or the IMMORTAL one, both will make you be the STRONGEST monster in your games for different reasons!
Lets continue with the rune choices and why they are going to be the strongest ones by far!
Conqueror Extra AD and 8% of your overall damage as HEAL, this means that by just doing your combo Q-E you will stack it instantly making you ready to start healing like crazy and of course have the bonus AD as well. But its not just that, cause of the combination of Spirit Visage & Revitalize you will increase this amount of healing by Elixir of Wrath 12% Damage to heal effect you will be the MOST OP champion that exist in the game.
Triumph Extra GOLD per kill/assist plus % of missing health as heal, this heal will be also increased by the Spirit Visage & Revitalize so, imagine to be with 500 HP and kill something, you will receive heal equal to 10% of 3000 x 40% = 420 HP, just from 1 kill/assist!
Legend: Tenacity One of the MOST IMPORTANT runes for Garen cause you will gain 30% Tanacity plus another 30% from Mercury's Treads and even more with Courage making you a monster with 80%+ TENACITY in most fights!
Coup de Grace Extra % damage to low health targets
Second Wind This rune, together with Doran's Shield will make you a LANE PHASE EARLY monster, you wont play with anything else, except this! After taking damage from an enemy champion, gain health regeneration equal to 3 (+ 4% of your missing health) over 10 seconds. This means that you will have Regain while fighting cause of these 2 together and you will have your passive Perseverance regain as well while being out of combat.
Revitalize 5%-15% Bonus HEALS/SHIELDS, this rune is just insane. Cause not only you will increase heals/shields as we described above but we will also receive BONUS heal/shield from our ally support, making us EVEN STRONGER!
For the IMMORTAL Garen build guide you will use these runes for the following reasons:
Grasp of the Undying One of the most powerful runes in the game for champions like Garen while using our Immortal build this runes will give you 3 stats, bonus damage with % of your HP that will work greatly with your Decisive Strike cause you can activate it at the same time, also % of HP HEAL back and finally one of the most important stat that most people forgetting is the 5 permanent HP each time you using it!
Shield Bash A super important rune, a MUST TO HAVE for Garen and one of the reasons that to go for Grasp is the only way, it will give you bonus Armor-Mr each time you got a shield PLUS bonus damage that scales with the % of the shield for your next basic attack cause of your Courage you will use Shield Bash EVERY single time and will give you great sustain and damage at the same time!
Second Wind Another monstrous rune, HP REGAIN each time you receiving damage from the enemy that scales with your MISSING HP, people keep underestimate this rune, but cause of this rune and Doran's Shield you will be totally UNSTOPPABLE early, cause of this double regeneration from level 1 you will have ability to trade with the enemy for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and kill them easily while being Full HP!
Revitalize One of the most BROKEN runes that on certain champions works incredibly good, Garen is one of them, 5%-15% BONUS HEALS & SHIELDS that together with Spirit Visage you will increase this to 40% and will make you an IMMORTAL MONSTER! Making Courage giving you MORE SHIELD and at the same time cause of Shield Bash to also give you more damage!
For the secondary runes tree we got two different options!
Cheap Shot Bonus True dmg after your CC, that means you will activate this rune with your Q!
Taste of Blood If you want better sustain, then this is your option, bonus HP each 20seconds while damaging your enemies, this amount will multiplied by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Ultimate Hunter Bonus Ability haste for your Ultimate, our Demacian Justice is one of the BEST SKILLS in the entire game, to have it faster while also being immortal is super worth!
And also Precision:
Triumph Missing HP Heal plus bonus gold for every kill/assist, you think the heal value is low for this rune, but in reality you will be gaining more than 500-600 HP per kill/assist, cause you will multiply this heal by Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Legend: Tenacity Bonus 30% Tenacity, making you have a total tenacity of 60%+ that will let you avoid ANY CC while fighting 1v5! One of the most important stats in the game that will also let you the option of going for Plated Steelcaps instead of Mercury's Treads to counter both CC and Basic attackers with lots of ON-hit effects!
If you want to understand how Heals, Shields and Regeneration works and why we are choosing these runes over anything else, we got our league masterclass that will help you:
These runes as you saw meant to make Garen insanely powerful early and EVEN MORE POWERFUL Late game. Cause of Courage Garen is one of the few champions that can gain "sustain" (Armor/MR) for FREE just by farming in lane, this skill will give you everything that you need for your champion, Armor, Magic resist, a HUGE SHIELD that if you use it right will dodge lots of damage, Bonus TENACITY and 5 Seconds with 30% damage reduction effect that will make you IMMORTAL no matter which build version you will choose!!
No matter which build you will use, the Conqueror one or the Immortal one you will always going to be the STRONGEST!
Now you understood the combination of runes and skills, its time to move to the secret behind our item choices!!
CONQUEROR Build Garen Version
We will always start with Doran's Shield plus Health Potion as we talked to all of our guides start items are extremely gold efficiency, making them worth much more of their actual cost, Doran's Shield while you are in combat is 300% gold efficiency, that means its goes up to 1350 gold worth of stats that together with Second Wind will make you absolute unstoppable in lane phase and late game!
On our first back we will focus on getting either Long Sword or Boots and Cull that will help you have the AD/Ms and also Bonus AD and ON-HIT HEAL with Cull plus it will work great as first to sell item after we fully stack it, get the gold and buy our next item!
If you got 1150+Gold, then focus on getting Cull and Sheen that will help you overpower your enemies even easier!
Our first and Mythic Core Item will be Divine Sunderer this item will give you everything that you need to overpower your enemies much easier than before,
the stats that you will gain are: AD, HP, Ability Haste and an amazing active effect, after using a skill your next hit will apply % of their MAX HP as Physical damage and you will heal for % of the amount, plus bonus %Armor Penetration with each complete legendary item!
That means after activating your Decisive Strike you will apply this damage as well on top of your every other damage effect and also heal from Divine Sunderer plus Conqueror and Elixir of Wrath later on and multiply that healing by 40% cause of spirit visage and Revitalize
REMEMBER and this is IMPORTANT, we are not selling the Doran's Blade or Doran's Shield before we start building our 3RD ITEM that is going to be Spirit Visage, the only thing that you will sell is your Refillable Potion
After finishing Divine Sunderer you will start building your next item that will be ALWAYS
Our next item will be Black Cleaver one of the most important and powerful items for Garen, you will gain bonus AD, HP, Ability Haste and the following passive effects, 30% Armor reduction plus movement speed bonus. The 30% Armor reduction effect will stack with your Judgment and will decrease the armor of the target by around 50%, to understand this, armor reduction effect is not ARMOR PEN, that means it is decreasing the armor of the target and increase the physical damage they are receiving from EVERY PHYSICAL DMG FORM, that means, yours, champions, creeps, jungle camps, towers etc. and you will apply this effect AOE, you can literally apply these two effects to the entire team with your Judgment and make them literally melt from your and your teammates damage!
Then we will finish our Boots into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect and the Magic resist stat!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC, then go for Plated Steelcaps especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (it’s pretty big, cause after that you will reduce it even further cause of your resistances)
For 3rd item we will play with Spirit Visage, and now you will sell your Doran's item in order to get your Spectre's Cowl that will benefit you more than anything else by combaning 3 different regeneration effects to make you unstoppable, Doran's Shield Second Wind and the Spectre's Cowl
Spirit Visage is another powerful item that will make you even more powerful than before with bonus stats of, HP, MR, Hp regain and 25% Bonus heals and SHIELDS from you or your allies effects!
Now with these 3 items you will have damage, sustain and all the ability to fight any target and make them do close to zero damage while healing easily, after finishing Spirit Visage you will be able to easily go all in, even 1v5 and cause of the AMAZING effects that this item giving you to not only survive but also kill them all, with Revitalize you will multiply your heals and shields by 40%, that means the shield that you are getting from W (that is huge) will also grow stronger and if you use it on the right time it was easily dodge an INSANELY BIG amount of damage and also cause of the damage reduction effect from W alone it will be good enough as it is!
After Spirit Visage our next item is going to be Serylda's Grudge why this item so powerful and a choice that we will always get first no matter what? AD, ability haste, 30% ARMOR PENETRATION, and the ability to have a slow effect while damaging your enemies with your skills, that means your Q, E, R will apply slow as well, making you also activate Cheap Shot (If you play with the Immmortal Runes) more times that will let you do more TRUE DAMAGE! After finishing Serylda's Grudge you will have a total of 41% Armor Penetration, plus a ~50% Armor Reduction effect, to put it in numbers and cause only like this you will realize the true power of this build, if your enemy target got 300 Armor, he will reduce your Physical damage that you are doing to them by 75%!
With our Garen build the armor that the target will have will be:
300 - 50% = 150 from Black Cleaver and Judgment and from the 150 we will also penetrate the 41%, that means the target will remain with ONLY 88.5 ARMOR
The target from reducing the 75% of your DAMAGE to Only Redusing the ~46%,, so in the 300 armor example while having 1000 damage you would do 250 Damage and in the second one you will do 540 Damage
Also the target will go from 300 armor to 150 armor and will help your allies ALSO Do more damage to them, cause from 75% damage reduction they will only have 60%!
You will fully understand this by watching our league masterclass that we are talking about armor penetration effects here:
Now lets talk about the last item that we will be playing with our Garen Monster, you got the following options:
1. Sterak's Gage we already got plenty of damage so this is going to be a defensive but at the same time OFFENSIVE ITEM, cause of the AD, HP, and a huge amount of Shield that it will gives you, it is making it an ideal item for our Garen monster
2. Death's Dance another powerful option, AD, Armor, ability haste and two effects, a burst to physical damage over time effect that will help you sustain more and with each kill/assist heal restore over time!
3. Dead Man's Plate a more utility-sustain option that will give you HP, Armor, movement speed bonus and another speed bonus that will also slow the target at full stacks, you can easily play with this, but if you want to maximize the damage go for the option 1!
So your FULL Conqueror Garen BUILD will look like this:
Divine Sunderer Black Cleaver Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Serylda's Grudge Sterak's Gage plus Elixir of Wrath
IMMORTAL Garen BUILD VERSION
For the Immortal Garen build version we will play with the same start as before Doran's Shield and a pot, this will remain the best option for items no matter which build version we will choose!
On our first back we will build Bami's Cinder and we will also try to get a Refillable Potion by getting these two you will give Garen bonus HP, Damage AOE EFFECT that will help you do a very big amount of damage together with your Judgment and also HP regeneration from the pots that you will have for literally all game long!
Then after Bami's Cinder we need to get our Bramble Vest, the moment we will finish these two we will be IMMORTALS without even having a complete item. The stats that you will have from these two will make you a little too OP for them to handle, cause of how your Courage works, you will have bonus Armor/Mr and DAMAGE REDUCTION effect, plus a huge shield to activate Shield Bash and apply damage and bonus armor/MR that they wont expect!
Our first item, will be the legendary Sunfire Aegis this item will give you EVERYTHING that our immortal monsters needs, HP, Armor and a Damage effect that scales with your HP around us that we will use while also damaging them with our E! Imagine that Garen is a champion that will always stick close to the targets and you will be able to apply this effect just as easy as your E. And cause of the Grasp of the Undying you will increase the damage per second effect for an unlimited amount!
Then you will start building your One of your Mythic item options! For Garen we got PLENTY of different reasons and I will fully explain them now.
1. Goredrinker this item will be the very first choice, AD, HP, Renen, Ability haste, OMNIVAMP and a Damage - Missing healing effect that will let you have another source of HEALING, plus per legendary item you will have bonus Ability haste to spam the Goredrinker effect more but also all of your skills.
This item will combine IMMORTALITY with MAX HEAL and will create an unstoppable monster that will DAMAGE, SURVIVE and HEAL even while fight 1v5!
2. Jak'Sho, The Protean another powerful item for Garen, this item will give you Armor, Mr, HP, Ability haste, armor and magic resist the more you fight and while being fully stacked you will have a DRAIN EFFECT plus even more resistances!!
The reason this item is also a very good option is cause we will combine it with our W Courage bonus armor/mr effects and after that you will reach insane big values to survive any teamfight while also except restances to have 30% reduced damage for 5 seconds to make you an absolute IMMORTAL!
3. Divine Sunderer as we talked about this item in our Conqueror Garen build version, this item will give you AD, HP, Ability haste, a bonus damage effect, heal and mix penetration. The reason this is also an option is cause we will use ALL OF ITS EFFECTS to destroy all, we will have bonus AD for more damage from our skills/hits, more HP and also an extra damage effect that we will use after our skills, HEAL that we will multiply cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage even further and most importantly mix armor and magic penetration effect, our Immortal Garen will do except physical damage from the skills-hits also MAGIC DAMAGE from runes and items ( Sunfire Aegis + Thornmail + Grasp of the Undying) so you will have bonus damage just by finishing your legendary items!
4. Iceborn Gauntlet another good option, bonus Armor, HP, Ability haste and some AMAZING effects, except the bonus damage that you will have after using your skills, you will also have a HUGE AOE SLOW effect plus a %Damage reduction that will help you survive longer while fighting against champions that will do high amount of damage and are hard to catch, this item will be the answer to easily reach and kill any mobile champion!! Also with each legendary item you will have bonus TENACITY, Slow resistances and HP, making it a very powerful choice that will also make you have bonus tenacity that together with Legend: Tenacity and Mercury's Treads to reach 60%+ and make yourself unstoppable from any kind of CC or SLOW Effect!
Then we will get Thornmail and you will increase your HP, Armor even further, plus you will apply more REPEL damage that will scale with your armor and multiplied by Courage to the attackers that hitting you and of course the 25% Heal reduction effect. These two items will make you more than powerful enough to free-dive any champion and kill them under tower. Courage will be at level 5, making it giving you the max benefits, a huge SHIELD, Bonus armor/MR and 30% DAMAGE RECUCTION for 5 seconds, this effect is the REASON Immortal build is as powerful as it is!
Then we will finish our Boots into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect and the Magic resist stat!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC, then go for Plated stealcaps especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (it’s pretty big, cause after that you will reduce it even further cause of your resistances)
Then our next item will ALWAYS GOING To be Spirit Visage with this you will increase your HEALS and SHIELDS by 25% and will go to 40% cause of Revitalize while also getting HP, HR, HP Regain and Ability haste!
Imagine now, if you choose to go for Riftmaker or even Jak'Sho, The Protean mythic item choices, both of these items will give you HEAL EFFECTS that you will multiply even further with the combination of Spirit Visage and Revitalize that you had from lvl 1!
For last item as IMMORTAL Garen you got the following options:
1. Warmog's Armor this item is extremely powerful, cause expect of course the 800 HP and regeneration it will also give you 10 Ability haste, having total of 35 Ability haste and a healing effect that will easily be compared to the fountain healing, Garen is a non-mana champion that means what you need is this HEALING EFFECT to be always healthy that together with your passive will be enough to fight for as long as you want as long as you go for out of combat for 10seconds!
2. Gargoyle Stoneplate anohter POWERFUL item to choose, we might not have bonus HP, but we got ARMOR, MAGIC RESIST, Ability haste and two amazing effects, %Armor and %Magic Resist that will stack and increase while fighting the enemy team, and these bonuses resistances will be multiplied even further with Courage and a HUGE shield effect that will let you dodge if you use it right a huge amount of damage from the enemy team, and you will also increase your damage to the cause Shield Bash will scale with the huge shield from Gargoyle Stoneplate while the shield itself will be increased by 40% from Revitalize and Spirit Visage and with this you will add a 3rd shield to your build together with Sterak's Gage making you have even more sustain than ever.
3. Force of Nature if the enemy team got HEAVY AP Damage then this item will be your best choice, you will have the following stats: HP, MR, Movement speed bonus and the best Anti-Magic effect that exist in this game till now, you will descrease the magic damage that they are doing to you by 20% and this effect wont be countered by magic penetration effects, together with Courage you will increase this effect to totally of 50%, imagine, without calculating the MAGIC RESIST AT ALL, you will reduce the Magid damage that you are taking by 50%!!!!!! And cause of the tenacity that we will have from Mercury's Treads, Sunfire Aegis per legendary item and our Courage we will be LITERALLY UNSTOPABLE from both DAMAGE and CC EFFECTS, making Immortal Garen a NON-STOP KILLING MACHINE!
And this will be the most powerful IMMORTAL combination of items that exist in this game! Immortality plus insanely big amount of DAMAGE that the more you fight, the harder it will be for your enemies to survive!
So your FULL Immortal Garen BUILD will look like this:
Sunfire Aegis Goredrinker Thornmail Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor plus Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Jak'Sho, The Protean Thornmail Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor plus Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Divine Sunderer Thornmail Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor plus Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Iceborn Gauntlet Thornmail Mercury's Treads Spirit Visage Warmog's Armor plus Elixir of Iron
No matter which build version you will choose, follow the item path and runes that I described above and you will be ready to show the world why we, Balorians, are beyond BROKEN!!!
1: Creeps-Farm: The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one it will be even better. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion, dont be afraid to use your skills for last hits even at the 1 level.
Learn how To improve your Farming and Wave Management by watching our League Masterclass:
Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now, focus on farm and you will be able to show your true Strength at the right time of the game.
So you need to ALWAYS no matter what champion you playing to improve these two, farm better, stay alive, if you are not confident in your skills, always ask for junglers help!!
After following these 2 tips, what you need to do with Garen is simple, start your engage ALWAYS with Decisive Strike this will apply the effects that we talked about, that means Divine Sunderer MAX% HP Dmg (Or 150% AD Dmg to the target if he got less HP than the max %HP dmg effect from divine) + Black Cleaver bonus AD missing dmg + Black Cleaver Armor reduction effect and of course Silence
then activate your Judgment this will apply more damage and also armor reduction to the target! The moment the enemy champion turn to you and try to hit any spell, activate INSTANTLY Courage to dodge any kind of CC and burst dmg from him. Remember that the shield and tenacity from Courage is only For the first 0.75 seconds, so you need to play that right to dodge the max damage possible (or just the cc)
Then you will move back, you will literally take zero damage out of this engage, cause of the combination of items, runes and your passive will always keep you FULL HP!
Then you will repeat that and when the target is around 40%, you will go in, use your Q-E combo then Ignite and Demacian Justice to finish the target.
Remember Demacian Justice doing pretty big damage from early game. If you want to calculate the damage every time is:
150 / 300 / 450 (+ 20 / 25 / 30% of target's missing health)
That means if its early in the game at your lvl 6, your R doing 150 + 20% of missing HP. To keep it simple and with 1000 base HP from your enemy, if he is at 50% of HP (500 HP) he will receive 150 + 20% x 500 = 250 TRUE DAMAGE
To kill the target aim for the target to be at 30%-40% of their HP, Ignite true damage will do the rest!
Wanna Rank up even faster? Then Watch our League Masterclass about Ranking up:
The rest will be shown in our Youtube channel and the Garen videos in "Different match ups" below!