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Garen Build Guide by FlopyWeiner

Top ⚔️[S12] Best Garen build (Constantly Updating)

Top ⚔️[S12] Best Garen build (Constantly Updating)

Updated on December 25, 2021
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Runes: Main Runes ( Run pretty much every game)

1 2 3 4 5
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand


+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2 3
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

Threats Synergies
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny
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None Low Ok Strong Ideal
Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
Ideal Strong Ok Low None

Table of contents

Guide Details
x About me

x Pros / Cons
x Why Garen?
x Combos
x How to play Garen
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About Me

Hello, my name is Isaac I'm currently a 800k Mastery point Garen one trick and I've been playing him for 5 years. Overall I have played around 3-4 thousand games on Garen across different accounts.

(One of my accounts)
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Pros and Cons


Great Sustain

Good Duel


Lots of damage


Very passive early game

Difficult to master high elo

Ult takes practice

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Why Garen?

Garen is a great top laner. He definitely hasn't always, but he is now. Garen's sustain and decent trading makes him an amazing beginner top. Also, he is very alike other top laners which means you can utilize a lot of your skill on other champs. Regardless, he isn't brain dead like Vayne or Teemo. Garen is entirely dependent on wave management and smart trades. Besides that his mechanical skill is little to none compared to other champs.

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Flash Q R Ignite
Q Flash R Ignite
AA Q E away
Q-E-R (but as you're ulting click away) (ult animation cancel)

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How to play Garen

So many of you pick up this champion and are like ohhh he's brainless this is gonna be a breeze. Then you end up going 0/5 and wonder what did I do wrong?? Now, I'm not saying that Garen is hard by any means. But Garen has a very simple mechanical tool kit. People know what you're going to do and with all simple champs in order to over come that you have to focus on wave management/micro. Garen plays a lot like Nasus early game. With the difference of if someone walks up to you, you can trade. But you really want to prio farm. You outscale almost every matchup in the game. Even playing vs Nasus I don't shove, but I do trade a lot. Garen is immobile so don't try to shove and expect to escape a gank. One thing to note is DO NOT FARM THE WAVE WITH E UNTIL 3 POINTS Also If you play passively early, get item leads and use optimal recalls you will carry every game.

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