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LoL Champion Build Guides: Garen

Garen The Might of Demacia

Find the best Garen 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 Garen build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Garen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Paul Chung's Diamond Garen Guide

Guide by jpaul2077 updated October 25, 2021
  • In-depth
9.5
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

My Conqueror & IMMORTAL Garen Builds

Guide by BaLoRi updated October 21, 2021
  • In-depth
9.5
178
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9
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen: All the Basics and Possibilities [Matchup and Macro]

Guide by FABFAN updated October 18, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
55
Votes
5
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

DJ SWAGPANTS S11 Challenger Ferrari Garen mid [11.20]

Guide by Dj Memelord updated October 8, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
10
Votes
1
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Might of Demacia [11.21] Garen Top guide

Guide by Fan22 updated October 20, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
13
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2
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[11.20] My Running Man Garen Build

Guide by GarenteedDamage updated October 19, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.1
6
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0
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Fun Low-Elo Garen ADC guide

Guide by PowerPointpptx updated October 21, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

SPA/ESP | GAREN "EL PODER DE DEMACIA" |PATCH 11.21

Guide by mec908 updated October 27, 2021
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4
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Paladin Garen

Guide by noobgaren updated October 27, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[S11] Platinum Garen Runes Build to Easily Carry

Build by 667kazu updated October 13, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Spin For Dad 👀

Build by Guest updated October 26, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

GALEFORCE GAREN (ADV. PLAYERS ONLY) JG

Build by Hunter23 updated October 12, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Lethality Garen :D

Build by Lymotheus updated October 26, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Mathematically incorrect Garen

Build by yantsun112 updated October 24, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Predator Crit Garen

Build by TinFoil updated October 22, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Predetor Crit Garen

Build by Guest updated October 20, 2021
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen CAN STILL Carry [PRE-S11 (11.6)]

Guide by FSat updated March 17, 2021
  • In-depth
9.8
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

FULL LETHALITY GAREN (S11)

Guide by SopTop updated March 5, 2021
  • Off-Meta
9.4
21
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Season 11 Toplane Garen Guide [Basics included]

Guide by Alekra updated March 19, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

A Garen Guide for Beginers, Learn the keys to start playing

Guide by UlisesFRN updated June 16, 2021
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Garen Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Garen we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Garen, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Garen this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.21. However, if you are a new Garen player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Garen!

Patch 11.21: 264782 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 7825 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Runes 68%

Win Rate 75 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 1687 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 20523 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 13653 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 868 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 22033 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 27826 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 4948 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2912 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Garen Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Garen Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.21: 264795 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 76 Games

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  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 76 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 846 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 3720 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 1315 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 196 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3065 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3850 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 986 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 510 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Garen Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Garen Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.21: 264809 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 68%

Win Rate 74 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

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

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 702 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 91 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 1960 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 913 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 70 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 60%

Win Rate 1704 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 2768 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1332 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 274 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Garen Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Garen Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Garen 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 Garen guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Garen Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Garen. 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.

Garen Skins

Find Garen's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Garen skins and chromas on Garen's skins page.

Garen's Abilities

Garen's Perseverance
Perseverance Garen's Passive Garen's Passive
Self
Garen's Passive
Garen's Passive
Garen restores 1.5−10.1% of his maximum health every 5 seconds (depending on level).

Perseverance is interrupted for 8 seconds if Garen takes damage from epic monsters, turrets, champions, or if he is hit by an enemy ability.
Q
Garen's Decisive Strike
Decisive Strike Garen's Q Ability
Self
0
8
Garen removes all slows on him and gains 35% bonus movement speed for 1 / 1.65 / 2.3 / 2.95 / 3.6 seconds. His next melee attack within 4.5 seconds will deal 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+0.5 per attack damage) bonus physical damage and silence his target for 1.5 seconds. This attack can critically strike.
W
Garen's Courage
Courage Garen's W Ability
Self
0
23 / 21 / 19 / 17 / 15
Passive: Garen permanently gains 0.2 bonus armor and bonus magic resistance every time he kills an enemy unit, up to a maximum of 30 bonus resistances at 150 unit kills. At max resistances from enemy kills, Garen increases his bonus armor and magic resist by 10%.

Active: Garen reduces incoming damage by 30% for 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5 seconds. Additionally, for the first 0.75 seconds, Garen also gains a 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+0.2 bonus health) shield and 60% Tenacity.
E
Garen's Judgment
Judgment Garen's E Ability
325
0
9
Garen rapidly spins his sword around his body 7 (+1 per 25% attack speed) times over 3 seconds, ignoring unit collision and dealing 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 (+0-8.2 depending on level) (+0.32 / 0.34 / 0.36 / 0.38 / 0.4 per attack damage) physical damage per spin to nearby enemies. This damage is increased by 25% on Garen's nearest enemy. Judgment can critically strike for 33% bonus damage. The total damage is increased by 50% against non-epic monsters.

Enemy champions hit 6 times have their armor reduced by 25% for 6 seconds (hits after the 6th refresh the duration).

Garen can deactivate Judgement early by activating the ability again after 1 second, which reduces the cooldown by the remaining duration of the spin.
R
Garen's Demacian Justice
Demacian Justice Garen's Ultimate (R) Ability
400
0
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Garen gains vision of his target for 1 second and brings down Demacian Justice on them after a 0.5 second delay, dealing true damage to them equal to 150 / 300 / 450 plus 25 / 30 / 35%% of the target's missing health.

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