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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 12.2. 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 11 Builds
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

itemizations that i found works on garen for pre-season

Build by Arikagou updated November 23, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Most Broken Garen Build

Build by Guest updated November 22, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen

Build by manlymanly updated November 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Easy Garen toplane

Build by Guest updated November 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen- The Ultimate Weapn

Build by LoL destroyer updated November 13, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Build + Runes (NEW) s11 Guide

Build by Guest updated November 12, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Season 11 Garen

Build by SpydrCSGO updated November 12, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Might of Demacia - TOP

Build by Rex Leonum updated November 12, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

New Garen Season 11 Builds

Build by Dervernex updated November 11, 2020
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9.2
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

✔️ [10.19] The Grandmaster Guide to Garen Jungle

Guide by Pyroen updated September 30, 2020
  • In-depth
9.2
97
Votes
6
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[10.18] Lao's Garen - Battle the infamy!

Guide by laoshin3v3 updated September 10, 2020
  • In-depth
9.2
64
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5
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Support Garen, Screw the Meta (Includes all positions) (Und

Guide by Heptastrike updated December 1, 2019
  • In-depth
8.9
39
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen/teed to dominate your Game (Season 8/ Patch 8.11)

Guide by Loki029 updated April 27, 2020
  • In-depth
8.9
94
Votes
6
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

✔️ [10.13] EUW Diamond Garen Ultimate Top Guide / Alzeid

Guide by Alzeidx updated July 10, 2020
  • In-depth
8.3
31
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6
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen - The New King of the Jungle // 10.4

Guide by novagains updated February 21, 2020
8.2
10
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Split King Guide: Dedicated Climbing Guide [Work In Progress

Guide by Split King updated March 7, 2020
7.9
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Three Roles of Garen

Guide by Nathanator updated April 17, 2020
7.6
13
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen - The Off-tank Spectacular S10 UPDATE

Guide by LordA0 updated June 17, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

💡Complete Garen guide by Dixon

Guide by DixonTheGuideMaker updated October 15, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Lucid Garen / Best Meta and Tank Garen Guide.

Guide by Just a Scarecrow updated April 23, 2020
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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 12.2. 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: 346302 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 14033 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 53%

Win Rate 1962 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 52%

Win Rate 1688 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 35969 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 15494 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1365 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 44846 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 42035 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 7412 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4358 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.2: 346308 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 1365 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 63%

Win Rate 62 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 59%

Win Rate 285 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 54%

Win Rate 5048 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1346 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 259 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 5386 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 4945 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1254 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 620 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.2: 346312 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 1256 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 66%

Win Rate 161 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 64%

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: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 3379 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 967 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1175 Games

Flash Smite

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 3589 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 4148 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1671 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 400 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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