Garen Build Guide by FYCK
OFFMETA Garen MID/JUNGLE Crit/Attack Speed OP Build
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Taliyah's kiting abilities simply outshine Garen. Unless you have a flash or someone CCs her, there is no way you're getting close to her.
Kha'Zix's 1-shot damage is way too much for Garen to handle. It is possible to kill him 1v1 when you're far ahead in levels and items, but it is still going to be close. Best way to eliminate Kha'Zix is to stay very close with your team. Kha'Zix is very dangerous when you're alone. NEVER fight Kha'Zix in a 1v1! (Unless you're ahead) DO NOT wait in a bush for him, it is simply too dangerous!
Unless you dodge Zoe's CC, you can get 1-shot very easily. If you think Zoe is going to be a big threat to you or the team, take Flash and Cleanse. Flash: get close to her Cleanse: remove her CC and then possibly flash on her to get close if you already haven't used it.
Just like Zoe, she can do insane amounts of damage if you don't dodge her CC. If you feel the need, take Flash, Cleanse.
Garen's Q and E both scale with attack speed and crit. Big numbers, big damage.
Mid: Garen's Q and E combo can do insane amounts of damage. Even if you get damaged a lot, Garen's passive and Doran's Shield combination can heal you a lot after stepping back and waiting for the Doran's and your passive to do it's magic.
I recommend you play somewhat safe until you're level 3. (Unlocked his Q, W and E)
Jungle: Garen's E is can clear jungle camps very fast.
Because you're not necessarily fighting before hitting level 3-6, your early games can be very consistent and most likely, the enemy jungler won't be getting fed early.
Make sure to clear your entire jungle before ganking!!! (Applies to only the Red Route)
Red Route: Start red buff, then to krugs, to raptors, to wolves, to blue buff, to gromp and then try to find a gank if possible. If you can't find a gank, go back to opposite side of jungle and either try to gank that side or wait for jungle camps.
Blue Route: Start red buff and then go steal the enemy blue buff, after that go clear your side of the jungle as fast as you can so that the enemy jungler cannot steal something back. Do this ONLY when you know that the enemy jungler is starting on red side, not blue side!
(Optional) Blue and White Route: After successfully stealing the enemy blue buff, you are already a level ahead of your jungler, you have the affects of blue and red buff to use in a gank nearest to you if it is possible. If you can't gank, quickly clear out your side of the jungle as fast as possible.
I've always loved offmeta picks and builds. One of the first ones I tried was AP Nasus Mid which wasn't that good. Now I've tried thousands of offmeta picks and my 2 favourites are Thresh AD Top (Cryobeat's build) and Garen Jungle. (This exact build)