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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 11.23. 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

Garen Jungle

Build by AsianKris updated January 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen JG Crit

Build by Pingui06 updated September 15, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen for beginners/ Top lane

Build by Guides for bots llike me updated August 30, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen

Build by Guest updated August 9, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Lethality-crit Garen

Build by OmegaDelta000 updated August 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen - MONSTER on TOP! L.E.G.E.N.D build

Build by Sexy DMG updated July 26, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Jungle S11

Build by AGdark124 updated July 6, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

ULTIMATE OMNISTONE GAREN BUILD GUIDE

Build by lance2048 updated July 1, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

AP Garen

Build by Popo986 updated June 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Build for newbies // tärion // Challenger

Build by Guest updated June 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Lethality/Bruiser Mid

Build by Rex160 updated May 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Best Garen Top Build

Build by Guest updated May 7, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Ultimate Garen (god king, otherwise dont play it) guide

Build by PortoTheRat updated April 25, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Guide

Build by Guest updated March 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

sniper garen

Build by Guest updated March 1, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

S11 Garen Jungle

Build by Guest updated February 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen top guide

Build by Guest updated February 2, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Track Star Garen

Build by cowabunga777 updated January 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

AP Garen

Build by TristanofJugdral updated January 13, 2021
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

[FR] Guide Garen

Build by Guest updated January 9, 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 11.23. 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 11.23: 289422 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 8236 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 1905 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 53%

Win Rate 1293 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 22164 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 14629 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1180 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 30962 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 29986 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 5749 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3037 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Garen Players

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

Patch 11.23: 289431 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 833 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

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

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 56 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 57%

Win Rate 65 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 3925 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1405 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 272 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 4254 Games

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Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4141 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1118 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 513 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Garen Players

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

Patch 11.23: 289454 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Top Items

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 737 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

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

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Runes 65%

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: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 108 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
More Garen Runes

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 2107 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 958 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 114 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 2391 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 3244 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1665 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 285 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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