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LoL Champion Build Guides: Garen

Garen The Might of Demacia

Find the best Garen build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. 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 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Paul Chung's Diamond Garen Guide

Guide by jpaul2077 updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9.7
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Might of Demacia [12.2] Garen Top guide

Guide by Fan22 updated January 20, 2022
  • 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 January 19, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
211
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

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

Guide by FABFAN updated January 7, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
65
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

DJ SWAGPANTS S12 Challenger Ferrari Garen mid [12.1]

Guide by Dj Memelord updated January 12, 2022
  • In-depth
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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
8.9
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Supersonic Skull Splitter - Lethality Garen Jungle

Guide by Paccu updated January 4, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.5
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[12.1] My Running Man Garen Build

Guide by GarenteedDamage updated January 7, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.1
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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
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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
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen guide for Beginners

Guide by monidi updated January 4, 2022
  • In-depth
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

Big boi Garen Guide |12.2|

Guide by Rayli36 updated January 21, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[12.1] Menace To LoL Garen

Guide by King Turtle updated January 11, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

⚔️[S12] Best Garen build (Constantly Updating)

Guide by FlopyWeiner updated December 25, 2021
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Kibo's Garen Idea? Patch 11.24B

Build by KiboRibizla updated December 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen for beginners/ Top lane

Build by Guides for bots llike me updated December 15, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Gold Getter Garen (1st strike mid)

Build by NotGudAtGame updated December 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Sleeper

Build by Guest updated January 17, 2022
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Build - God build

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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 12.1. 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 12.2: 1089 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 8344 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 123 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 51%

Win Rate 1281 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 21663 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 9859 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 814 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 27297 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 25843 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4462 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2590 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.2: 1090 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 826 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 166 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 58%

Win Rate 79 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 3107 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 811 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 150 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3260 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3025 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 780 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 362 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.2: 1090 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 740 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 65%

Win Rate 116 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

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 72 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: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 2015 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 618 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 821 Games

Flash Smite

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 2144 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 2587 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1112 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 240 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

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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