Galio Build Guide by BaLoRi
My Full Magic Penetration Galio Build
Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.
Runes: More Solo Sustain
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
Champion Build Guide
My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want.
Forget about everything else, cause this is going to be how you will play Galio from now on and reach insanely crazy win ratios!
With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Iron to Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!
Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori for more BUILDS and GUIDES, our ultimate Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/balori and join our Discord server for real time build creation: https://discord.gg/RazhNDW and reach any ELO you want!
Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!
Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
To understand what Magic Penetration offering you, you need to actually read some in-game stats and then realize why this stat is the most important to have in this game, but not while buying it BLINDLY (just stack it and expect to work) but to buy each item with the order that we will explain here, only by this you will have the best results possible and win all of your games easily!
Magic Penetration: Magic penetration is a champion statistic which allows the magic damage done from their abilities, enhanced attacks, etc. to ignore some or all of a target's magic resistance.
Lets have an example for you to understand and compare the damage to the target WITH and WITHOUT Magic Penetration!
Let’s say you have a Target with 100 Magic Resist and 3000 HP
Our Full build giving you 39 Flat and 40% Magic Penetration while having 400+AP
No Magic Pen Example:
Let’s say that your skill is saying that it’s doing 1000 total damage, the number that you are reading on the skill is not the actual damage that you will do on the target, the 1000 damage will be reduced by 50% cause of the 100 Magic Resist of the target, so that means your actual damage from that skill will be 500!
With our Full Magic Pen build:
Your skill still doing 1000 total damage, but now cause of your Magic Penetration the target will have REDUCED RESISTANCES, lets see how you are calculating it to realize the actual damage, first you calculating the % magic pen resistances and then the flat number and they you are calculating how much "damage reduction" will do from the remaining magic resistance!
100 Mr - 40%(Percent Magic Pen) = 60 MR - 39 Flat Magic Pen = 21 Remaining Magic Resist of the target, this 21 MR means that the target will reduce only the 18% of the damage from your skills (Instead of 50% that it was with 100 MR)
that means the 1000 damage skill will now do *820 DAMAGE* instead of *500 DAMAGE*
Now, if the target got lower than 60 MAGIC RESIST (common for the ranged champions) cause of your FULL MAGIC PEN you will do to the target BONUS DAMAGE
you heard that right, the target can go BELOW 0 Magic resist and you can actually do BONUS DAMAGE(instead of true damage) to the target, so a target with 60 Magic resist cause of your magic pen will be remain with -3 Magic Resist that means that you will do around 3-4% bonus damage, that means from the 1000 damage skill the target will receive 1030-1040 DAMAGE
Check out what our Full Magic Penetration Galio Can really do here:
Now that you can understand how this works, calculate it to ANY SOURCE OF MAGIC DAMAGE YOU WILL DO, that means, skills, items and dragon buffs, everything will do to the targets close to TRUE or even at some cases BONUS DAMAGE to the targets and make you a total monster!
But is it just that? Ok you will have damage, but are you going to have enough sustain to not die? OF COURSE YES! With our Full Build you will have 400+AP(at least) plus 3366 HP to 3866 HP (if you go for Warmog's Armor) and cause of your Shield of Durand it will be hard or close to IMPOSSIBLE for you to die full late game! While of course having the ability to instant kill all the targets!
Another of our Galio Build that is not described in our guide but its literally FREE ELO is our Immortal Galio one, you can see its power in the following video:
Arcane Comet The STRONGEST Rune that you can possible play in this game
Effect: Damaging an enemy champion with an ability hurls an Arcane Comet at their current location, dealing 30 − 100 (based on level) (+ 35% bonus AD) (+ 20% AP) magic damage after a brief delay with 8 SECONDS RUNE CD
Damaging enemy champions with an ability reduces the remaining cooldown.
Single target: 20%
Area of effect / Bouncing Blade Multi-hit : 10% per enemy hit
Damage over time: 5%
That means, that in late game, you will have your arcane comet in less than 3 seconds! Your full combo will instant refresh the rune and you will activate Arcane Comet just by doing E-HIT-Q-W Arcane Comet CD will be reduced by all the Galio skills, Q, W, E, R and PASSIVE!
Manaflow Band Extra 250 mana plus mana regain, one of the most important runes for our Galio, it will secure letting you spam your skills as long as you want from early to full late game by combining it with our 3x Doran's rings
Transcendence Bonus ability haste and also CD Ability REDUND with each kill/assist, that means you will always have your Q-W-E as long as you keep killing the targets while engaging, something INSANELY IMPORTANT and powerful!
Scorch This might be one of the MOST IMPORTANT runes together with Cheap Shot
after 1 second you will damage your enemies with 15 − 35 (based on level) bonus magic damage, that means, that you will prolong the Demonic Embrace effect by at least 2 more seconds, that means more %HP burn damage!!
Sudden Impact Extra 6 Full Magic Pen each time you are using your Justice Punch - Hero's Entrance that means you can activate it from Level 2 to maximize your damage and keep it activate ALL FIGHT LONG in full late game!
Ravenous Hunter 11 Damage to HEAL, an extra source of SUSTAIN by using your skills (all of them) you will receive a % of HEAL BACK, that will let you fight longer and outdamage any kind of enemy that will lane against you!!
Second choice: Ultimate Hunter 25% R CDR, together with cloud drakes you can reach CD numbers for your Hero's Entrance that are as crazy as 60 seconds, Ultimate Hunter is a more TEAMFIGHT rune choice that will let you maximize your impact in teamfights cause if they stay in the range of your skill they will receive instantly 500+ damage and knock up and if they LEAVE THE RANGE of the skill they will waste time and die from the rest of your team while fighting!
Remember, cause of your Full Magic Pen that we talked about above you will do close to TRUE or even BONUS damage from your skills and items as well, that means your Arcane Comet Scorch and Demonic Embrace will be doing an insanely big amount of damage and you will keep them and re-use them all THE TIME while fighting!
For start items you got two option, after the recent changes of Dark Seal this item right now giving you AP and HP, that means we can start with it to have the ability to buy Refillable Potion level 1 and not waste any gold to buy health potions but you won’t have the mana sustain effect that will help you spam your skills more, BUT, with a little less spamming and by waiting to stack your Manaflow Band after a little while you will be ok!
Then at your first back you will focus on having 800-1100 Gold and buy 2 more Doran's Ring the 3 dorans (or rings) will give you what you need early with an insanely low cost, so with only 800 gold (plus the 1 from level 1) you will have the following stats:
45AP, 170 HP (Or 210 HP with 3 Doran’s ring), mana per creep kill and damage to creeps
to understand fully why this way of playing is the BEST, you need to realize that each Doran's Ring is 200% gold efficiency that means each one giving you stats worth of total 800 gold (instead of 400 that its the actual cost) so just like this you will have stats (with 3 of them) that cost 2400 gold while you literally paid only 800 gold (plus the level 1), is it just that? OF COURSE NOT, cause Doran's Ring is a started item you will sell it at some point (You will NEVER sell your first doran BEFORE THE 3RD ITEM, the rest will be remain till full late game)
so from the 400 gold that you spent to "Rent" the item early you will get back 160 gold, so the stats that we talked above costed only 240 gold each, making it BY FAR the best item to buy to secure being an insanely powerful lane monster early!
The reason we are always going to overpower our enemies is simply cause everything in this guide and all of our guides are CALCULATED with actual math to make you the strongest at each point of the game. From super early to full late game, the combo of our items-skills-gamestyle will make you an absolute monster!
But let’s continue, the next item you will buy is Lost Chapter it will give you AP, Mana, ability haste and literally infinity amount of mana to spam your skills non stop, this is going to be the part item of our Mythic item that we will focus on building next and is going to be the
Luden's Tempest an INSANE item that will give you literally what you need to overpower, outdamage and even outrun any champion, AP, mana, ability haste, MAGIC PENETRATION and an active effect that will do burst damage to 3 targets and also give you movement speed bonus to reach your targets faster and most importantly 5 bonus MAGIC PEN per legendary item that you are finishing with max of 20 Magic FLAT Pen (25 in full late game and 6item build)
The moment you will finish your mythic item Luden's Tempest you will be ready to instant one-shot people with one single combo, even if the targets are going to be FULL TANKS, you will still have the damage to almost instantly kill him, cause of the bonus magic pen from the item plus just the boots, you will have 28 Magic Flat pen instantly and you also calculate the magic pen from Sudden Impact this number will reach to 34 Magic Pen with 1 only completed item(!)
The next item that we will start building is going to be Void Staff the new void staff right now got a part-item that will give you part of the %magic pen effect with name Blighting Jewel this will let you have to have insane MAGIC PEN from super early and will make you powerful enough to kill then even easier!!
The moment you will finish Void Staff the max pen that you will have will be 39 | 40% already, two completed items and you are already this powerful, if you want to understand what that means, you can go to the Full Magic Pen example that we had above and enjoy!!
The 3rd item that we will start building is going to be Demonic Embrace a powerful item that will give you AP, HP and a burn effect that will do max%HP and will also let you have bonus ARMOR-MR for each unique champion you got this effect activate on, that means the more you fight the more ARMOR-MR you will have, more sustain means more time in teamfights and means MORE DAMAGE to APPLY TO ALL and win it in the end!!
Our max Magic Pen right now it’s going to be 44 | 40% (!)
The 4th item for our build will be Cosmic Drive AP, Hp, Ability haste and a passive effect that will give you bonus movement speed each time that you are damaging something with your skills, did you realize what that means? That’s right, Luden's Tempest plus Cosmic Drive will give you SO MUCH movement speed bonus that you will be able to reach any target or ESCAPE from any target cause of it!! And the movement speed bonus will keep going to be activated cause of the Demonic Embrace burn effect!!
For last item you got the following choices:
1. Warmog's Armor One of the strongest items for sustain, super useful for us! And our best choice, in all of my games I am preferring this, over the damage option, the reason behind it is cause in fights what is important is not only how fast you will kill the target, but also how healthy you will be after it, imagine having the damage to one-shot an entire team, 4000+HP and also the ability to go FULL HP simply just by walking out of the combat for few seconds… And cause we are going to grab a Blue elixir or blue buff we will also have high mana regain, making you be FULL HP and FULL MANA in all fight long, outdamaging and outsustaining any champion no matter who or how powerful they think they are!
2. Rabadon's Deathcap Now that you got the complete Magic pen-item effects combination you can buy an only DAMAGE item that is only worth if you get it late game, this item will increase your damage to its absolute limits, it might not be the sustain type of Warmog's Armor but its going to be the damage type to clear an entire enemy team just by hitting something with your Q-W combo, that’s what you need to kill any target, be it a FULL TANK or an ASSASSIN, nothing will be able to survive against your damage now!
3. Morellonomicon This item will give you AP-HP and also an important effect that your team needs, the grievous wounds effect, this will reduce any healing effects (plus regeneration effects) that your enemy team got, very powerful and worth to be consider if your teammates didn’t get an item that giving this stat!
The max Magic Penetration that you will have with the Full build is going to be 54 | 40% and at this point no matter what you choose to be your final item, you will have the damage to INSTANT One SHOT everything in front of your eyes, no matter if they are going to have full magic resist or no magic resist they will always take from you TRUE or an insane BONUS DAMAGE instead!!
The full build will look like this:
Luden's Tempest Void Staff Sorcerer's Shoes Demonic Embrace Cosmic Drive and Warmog's Armor plus ALWAYS remember to buy Elixir of Sorcery for the extra AP, mana regain and TRUE Damage!!
So lets talk about what you need to focus.
Creeps(FOCUS on 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. 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.
Hide & Seek Strategy: Cause of your Justice Punch and Hextech Rocketbelt you have great tools to reach the target easily from INSIDE THE BUSHES, that wont let your enemies reach and kill them instantly, cause the moment you hit your E-HIT you will then activate your Q and INSTANTLY you will press the W to secure that the target wont "Get away" and receive the max damage possible from your skills-runes!
Even if you won’t kill your enemy, they will start losing focus from this strategy.
They wont be able to go close to cs, and lose EXP-FARM so after doing this a couple of times the game is yours.
The combos that you can do with Galio are SIMPLE yet incredible powerful, use your Justice Punch to engage that will activate Sudden Impact afterwards that means extra damage for the skills that you will use after that, after hitting the target with Justice Punch you instantly using a HIT, its important to do so, to apply the damage from your passive and you will have it again at the end of the combo few seconds later, then you will use instantly your Q Winds of War and activate your W Shield of Durand to keep the target at the same spot to receive the MAX DAMAGE possible from your Winds of War and also apply the followings: Arcane Comet, Scorch, Luden's Tempest, Demonic Embrace and cause of your FULL MAGIC PEN BUILD you will apply all these damage effects as PURE or even BONUS DAMAGE on low Magic resist targets, then at the end of the combo you will have the Arcane Comet again that will be activated by your passive that you will ALSO HAVE it AGAIN!
Overall with the 50+ Ability haste that we will have, you will have your skills all the time within seconds giving you the ability to POKE THE TARGETS AS WELL without even going in with just using your Justice Punch plus your Winds of War and just apply damage cause of the combination of the skills-runes-items till you are ready to ENGAGE or even better till one of your teammates engage and use your R on them to apply to the entire enemy team your INSANE DAMAGE from Hero's Entrance that will also activate Sudden Impact
So remember the most important thing in this game is FARMING and to STAY ALIVE to overpower and kill them all will come as long as you focusing on these two things! Our Full Magic Penetration Galio build will always be the strongest in late game, no matter how bad you play early, clear all the waves, get your gold that you need, use your Ultimate to help MID or even BOT to get some assists/kills, play with focus and you will always end up VICTORIOUS! Our different Galio match ups below will show you how to play this champion and WIN even while you are behind!
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.
Im playing always with Flash and Ignite Top, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in theirselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.
Destroy your enemy not only by killing him but also by making him build TOO MUCH MR that he don't need.
All my tanky enemies building full MR Items, cant do anything else cause if they wont they will just die from me over and over again.
But by forcing them doing that the BEST WAY to counter them its to simple change lane, send your ADC TOP with your Support and go BOT 1vs2, after destroying TOP its the time to destroy BOT as well.
Doing something as simple as that you can change the ENTIRE balance of the game. The Full MR Tank top wont stand a chance vs the ADC and SUPPORT and their ADC and SUPPORT wont stand a chance vs the FULL Magic Pen You.
I did this countless of times and always winning the game at the end.
TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. You can be there by foot, in Galio case you can LITERALLY JUMP from half the map away with your Hero's Entrance and help your teammates win any kind of fight! If you cant join and help them, then continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.
In our Youtube videos you will understand FULLY how to use our gamestyle, be sure to watch our gameplays and you will for sure be ALWAYS VICTORIOUS!