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Garen Build Guides, Runes and Items

Garen The Might of Demacia

Find the best Garen build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Garen build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Garen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Paul Chung's Diamond Garen Guide

Guide by jpaul2077 updated August 10, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Stream
8.6
2299
Votes
185
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

My Conqueror & IMMORTAL Garen Builds

Guide by BaLoRi updated July 27, 2022
  • In-depth
8.5
76
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8
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Might of Demacia [12.15] Garen Top guide

Guide by Fan22 updated August 11, 2022
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[12.14] [All Matchups] Kaj's Garen Guide

Guide by kajinator updated August 9, 2022
  • In-depth
7.6
6
Votes
1
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

💡Complete Garen guide by Dixon 📜 12.15 ✅

Guide by DixonTheGuideMaker updated August 11, 2022
  • In-depth
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Top/Mid/Jungle

Guide by Oogaboogaga updated July 29, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
8.6
12
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1
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Jungle Garen from hell 12.14

Build by SpartaKid916 updated August 6, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[12.14] Garen with two layers of onion *TANK*

Build by OskiBoreski14 updated July 29, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.2
13
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0
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen, THE MIGHT OF TOP LANE

Guide by LippyDarren updated December 14, 2021
  • In-depth
9
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10
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

DJ SWAGPANTS S12 Challenger Ferrari Garen mid [12.13] UPDATED

Guide by Dj Memelord updated July 21, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
48
Votes
6
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Supersonic Skull Splitter - Lethality Garen Jungle

Guide by Paccu updated February 22, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.3
16
Votes
3
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[S12] My Running Man Garen Build

Guide by GarenteedDamage updated July 17, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.3
7
Votes
0
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen guide for Beginners

Guide by monidi updated January 4, 2022
  • In-depth
8.3
10
Votes
1
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Fun Low-Elo Garen ADC guide

Guide by PowerPointpptx updated December 19, 2021
  • Off-Meta
8.2
12
Votes
2
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

ESP/EN(IN-DEPTH) | GAREN GUIDE MASTER| SEASON 12

Guide by mec908 updated January 12, 2022
8.1
6
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Low ELO Garen Guide [DETAILED MATCHUPS] | 12.10

Guide by HelloStranger updated May 28, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[12.11] Menace To LoL Garen

Guide by King Turtle updated June 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Build/ Tips Season 12 GET CHALLENGER FAST

Guide by Rinkashime updated May 16, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Theorycrafted Garen Build and Runes for all situations

Guide by Philex updated December 29, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Aberrant Demon's Garen Top Matchups Guide

Guide by Aberrant Demon updated April 18, 2022
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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 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 12.15. 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 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 10895 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 52%

Win Rate 1287 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 63%

Win Rate 57 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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 31728 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 9588 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1710 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 37908 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 34758 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5748 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4295 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 1034 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 61%

Win Rate 82 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: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 253 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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 4780 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 957 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 496 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 5235 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4657 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 1126 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 769 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 977 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 67%

Win Rate 61 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: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 69 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

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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 2759 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 65%

Win Rate 143 Games

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 552 Games

Flash Teleport

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 2887 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 3324 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 61%

Win Rate 379 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1260 Games

Oracle Lens
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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

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Garen's Abilities

Garen's Perseverance
Perseverance Garen's Passive Garen's Passive
Self
Garen's Passive
Garen's Passive
Garen regenerates 1.5 − 10.1% max health (depending on level) every 5 seconds if he has not been damaged or hit with enemy abilities in the last 8 seconds.
Q
Garen's Decisive Strike
Decisive Strike Garen's Q Ability
Self
0
8
Garen removes all slowing effects on him and gains 35% bonus movement speed for 1 / 1.65 / 2.3 / 2.95 / 3.6 seconds.

His next attack silences for 1.5 seconds and does 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 (+0.5 per attack damage) physical damage.
W
Garen's Courage
Courage Garen's W Ability
Self
0
23 / 21 / 19 / 17 / 15
Passive: Killing units permanently grants 0.2 armor and magic resist, up to a max of 30. At max stacks, Garen gains 10% armor and magic resist.

Active: Garen steels his courage for 2 / 2.75 / 3.5 / 4.25 / 5 seconds, reducing incoming damage by 30%. He also gains 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 / 145 (+18% per bonus health) shield and 60% tenacity for 0.75 seconds.
E
Garen's Judgment
Judgment Garen's E Ability
325
0
9
Garen rapidly spins his sword for 3 seconds, dealing 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 20 (+0−8.2 dependant on level) (+0.32 / 0.34 / 0.36 / 0.38 / 0.4 per attack damage) physical damage 7 times over the duration. The nearest enemy takes 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 (+0−10.25 dependant on level) (+0.4 / 0.425 / 0.45 / 0.475 / 0.5 per attack damage) physical damage per strike instead.

Champions hit by 6 strikes lose 25% armor for 6 seconds.
R
Garen's Demacian Justice
Demacian Justice Garen's Ultimate (R) Ability
400
0
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Garen calls upon the might of Demacia to slay his enemy, dealing 150 / 300 / 450 plus 25 / 30 / 35% missing health as true damage.

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