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LoL Champion Build Guides: Galio

Galio The Colossus

Find the best Galio build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.21. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Galio build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Galio's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.21. 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 11.20: 475527 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Top Items

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1559 Games

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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 56%

Win Rate 207 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

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

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 193 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
More Galio Runes

Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6367 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2570 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 148 Games

Exhaust Flash

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3494 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 768 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 355 Games

Boots Refillable Potion

Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5188 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 2456 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1507 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 11.20: 475533 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Top Items

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 497 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: Unflinching
Unflinching

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

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 57 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 428 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
More Galio Runes

Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 4180 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1263 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 85 Games

Flash Teleport

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2525 Games

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Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5175 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 36%

Win Rate 409 Games

Stealth Ward
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Galio's Ability Order

Galio's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 14 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 11.20: 475566 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Galio's Top Items

Galio's Runes

Galio's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 90 Games

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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 55%

Win Rate 66 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:
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Galio's Summoner Spells

Galio's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 626 Games

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Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 174 Games

Flash Ignite

Galio's Starters

Galio's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 274 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 82 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Galio's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 218 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Galio's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 508 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Galio's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 112 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Galio's Ability Order

Galio's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 18 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.

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 next basic attack is periodically modified to deal 15-200 (based on level) (+1.0 per attack damage) (+50% of ability power) (+60% of bonus magic resistance) magic damage to its target and all enemies around it.
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 gusts of wind that arc to either side before converging to the target area, dealing 70 / 105 / 140 / 175 / 210 (+75% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies they pass through.

When the blasts meet, the gusts form a tornado that advances for 2 seconds, dealing 2% of target's maximum health (+0.66% per 100 ability power) as magic damage every 0.5 seconds to every enemy within, with the target's health ratio capped at 150 damage against monsters.
W
Galio's Shield of Durand
Shield of Durand Galio's W Ability
Self
50
18 / 17.5 / 17 / 16.5 / 16
Passive: Upon learning Shield of Durand or after not taking damage for 12 seconds, Galio gains Anti-Magic Bulwark.

Anti-Magic Bulwark: Gain a 8 / 9.75 / 11.5 / 13.25 / 15% of maximum health shield that absorbs magic damage.

First Cast: Galio begins to charge for up to 3 seconds, slowing himself by 15%, reducing incoming magic damage by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% (+8% per 100 bonus magic resistance) (+5% per 100 ability power), reducing incoming physical damage by half that amount, and increasing Shield of Durand's taunt radius over the duration. Galio cannot use Flash while channeling Shield of Durand.

Second Cast: Galio taunts all nearby enemies for 0.5-1.5 seconds and deals between 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+30% of ability power) and 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+90% of ability power) magic damage to them (based on charge time), while also refreshing the damage reduction for 2 seconds.
E
Galio's Justice Punch
Justice Punch Galio's E Ability
650
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Galio briefly dashes backwards before charging forwards, stopping upon hitting terrain or an enemy champion, dealing 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 / 250 (+90% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies hit and knocking them up for 0.75 seconds. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-champions.
R
Galio's Hero's Entrance
Hero's Entrance Galio's Ultimate (R) Ability
5500
100
200 / 180 / 160 / 160 / 160
Galio designates the target allied champion's location at the time of cast as his landing spot, granting Shield of Durand's passive magic damage shield to all allied champions in the area he casted it at for 5 seconds, and channels for 1.25 seconds.

Galio then becomes untargetable and dashes to them, becoming cc-immune briefly and dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to all nearby enemies on impact and knocking them up for 0.75 seconds.

Questions About Galio

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