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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 12.10. 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!

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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

กาเรนหาย!!!ตัว

Build by Guest updated December 6, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen one shot

Build by Guest updated December 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Destructor Garen

Build by Tango Zero updated December 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

garen

Build by Guest updated December 1, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Season 11 Garen Top Lane

Build by Guest updated December 1, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen build

Build by Guest updated November 30, 2020
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen S10 Tanky

Build by MayPersia updated November 26, 2020
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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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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
94
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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
58
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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
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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
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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 12.10. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 16299 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 69%

Win Rate 59 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: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 1426 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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 46332 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 12559 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 2757 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 53069 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 48004 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 9252 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 6136 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 1831 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 131 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: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 172 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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 7389 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1191 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 836 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 7689 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6762 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1948 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1055 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 1571 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 69%

Win Rate 115 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

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 98 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: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 4523 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 837 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 63%

Win Rate 109 Games

Ghost Ignite

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 60%

Win Rate 4501 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 5220 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2361 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 61%

Win Rate 577 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 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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