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Galio Build Guides, Runes and Items

Galio The Colossus

Find the best Galio build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.10. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Galio build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Galio's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Guides
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio, A Sleeping Idol Awakens

Guide by xzero0150 updated July 26, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio: Looks like it's GAL's Night Out!

Guide by SnowyMahogany updated June 17, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio - Tank\Support

Guide by Amihai updated June 30, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Bursty Tank FTW

Guide by Lance Dragon updated October 23, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio: Death From Above UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Guide by Mobius Wolf updated August 9, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio tank/support build

Guide by Naokazu updated July 27, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio isn't just a tank

Guide by Pharana updated July 6, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio- Double Gargoyle Hands!

Guide by Riickroll updated July 2, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio - Chuck Norris' Pet Rock

Guide by ScopeTCR updated July 2, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio - Mr. MR

Guide by Haveth updated June 21, 2011
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

the Super Taunter Galio

Guide by Okatokat updated September 5, 2011
Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Ultimate Carry Tank Galio

Build by VoodooPriest updated August 25, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio, the Tank

Build by AraNbg updated October 24, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio the Overpowered Tank

Build by Guest updated September 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio-Good Tank Build.

Build by Mortsor updated August 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio Killer Tank

Build by Livede updated July 13, 2011
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio unstoppable tank

Build by Livede updated July 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio gogo

Build by Guest updated July 6, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio Tank/Support Beast

Build by inFamousBaRoN updated June 26, 2011
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LoL Champion Galio Build Guide
LoL Champion Galio Build Guide

Galio and his force of nature

Build by HelioSam updated June 19, 2011
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Galio Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Galio we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Galio, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Galio this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.10. However, if you are a new Galio player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Galio!

Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1920 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 55 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Predator
Predator
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ingenious Hunter
Ingenious Hunter

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 87 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6858 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 5686 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 70 Games

Flash Ghost

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 7841 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1798 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 7191 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 3576 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2296 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 766 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 366 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 119 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 5832 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 1613 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 121 Games

Flash Heal

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 5934 Games

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Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 6988 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 39%

Win Rate 620 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 72 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Galio's Ability Order

Galio's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 43 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 131 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Runes 41%

Win Rate 58 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 709 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 547 Games

Flash Ignite

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 59 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 708 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 59 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 186 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 780 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 352 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Galio's Ability Order

Galio's Best Ability Order 53%

Win Rate 40 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Galio Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Galio guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Galio Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Galio. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Galio Skins

Galio's Abilities

Galio's Colossal Smash
Colossal Smash Galio's Passive Galio's Passive
Self
Galio's Passive
Galio's Passive
Galio's attacks deal 15-200 (+50% of ability power) (+1.0 per attack damage) (+0.6 per bonus magic resistance) to surrounding enemies (depending on level).
Q
Galio's Winds of War
Winds of War Galio's Q Ability
825
70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
12 / 11.5 / 11 / 10.5 / 10
Galio fires two windblasts that deal 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+75% of ability power) magic damage each. When the windblasts meet, they combine into a tornado that deals 2% (+0.66% per 100 ability power) of target's max health as magic damage over 2 seconds.
W
Galio's Shield of Durand
Shield of Durand Galio's W Ability
Self
50
18 / 17.5 / 17 / 16.5 / 16
Passive: Galio gains a 7.5 / 9 / 10.5 / 11 / 13.5% of maximum health magic shield after not taking damage for 12 seconds.

Begin Charging: Galio reduces incoming magic damage by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% (+5% per 100 ability power) (+8% per 100 bonus magic resistance) and incoming physical damage by 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20% (+2.5% per 100 ability power) (+4% per 100 bonus magic resistance) and slows himself by 15%.

Release: Galio taunts enemy champions for the first 2 seconds of the duration, deals between 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+30% of ability power) and 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+90% of ability power) magic damage, and refreshes the damage reduction for 2 seconds. Taunt duration, damage, and range increase with charge time.
E
Galio's Justice Punch
Justice Punch Galio's E Ability
650
50
12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Galio lunges forward with a mighty blow, knocking up for 0.75 seconds and dealing 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250 (+90% of ability power) magic damage to the first champion hit. Other enemies in the way take 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 (+45% of ability power) magic damage.

Galio's dash stops on hitting terrain.
R
Galio's Hero's Entrance
Hero's Entrance Galio's Ultimate (R) Ability
5500
100
200 / 180 / 160 / 160 / 160
Galio designates an allied champion's position as his landing spot, granting all allied champions in the area Shield of Durand's passive shield for 5 seconds. Galio then flies to his landing zone. When Galio lands, he knocks up for 0.75 seconds and deals 150 / 250 / 350 (+70% of ability power) magic damage.

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