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Build Guide by ahadiel
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I have played over 300 games with Garen and have tried out many different builds and I personally find this one to be the best. My score is roughly 2600~ / 1400~ / 1650~
Now I would also just like to say that Randuins is purely a situational item. If their team is heavy AP I will instead build a Force of Nature with no Randuins, then continue the build as normal.
Ignite is a very powerful summoner spell and can be used on virtually any character. I use it on Garen as a finisher and a heal stopper. It's always great to throw ignite up on that Taric and watch his heals do nothing as you and your team beat him down to nothing. Ignite is always very very useful in team fights for so many reasons.
Cleanse is a big one for me on Garen ever since they nerfed Judgment. I also picked up improved cleanse for the 20 second reduction on its cooldown. Cleanse will save your life time and time again in games and especially when trying to escape or in team fights.
THE RUNES HAVE BEEN UPDATED. This rune set up is much more powerful.
At level 1 with Ruby Crystal I have 805HP/49Armor/47MR
GOOD LANE PARTNERS FOR GAREN
Any character that has a Slow/Heal/Taunt/Snare or Disable. My girlfriend and I usually run Garen/Soraka which is extremely annoying. 2 silences really tends to screw people over, they can never cast their moves when they need to and they just die. An RL buddy of mine runs Rammus with me on Garen and that lane combo is very very scary aswell, despite both being melee.