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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 S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Garen build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Garen's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 3 Builds
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Brush Brush - How to garention

Build by Solunatico updated November 15, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Unkillable Garen

Build by TheRisiN9 updated November 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

new garen

Build by Guest updated November 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen - My build

Build by DJFelix updated November 13, 2013
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

brothers teachings

Build by lightinglance updated November 11, 2013
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Best Garen Na

Build by 52tpap91 updated November 11, 2013
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen The Mighty Tank Of DOOOM

Build by TheOkkepokke updated November 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen

Build by xValyx updated November 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

The Undisputed Garen

Build by c0lect0r updated November 8, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Solo Top

Build by snoddras updated November 8, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

GAREN the TRUE TANKY DPS

Build by icedpyro updated November 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

HP/AD Tanky OP GAREN SOlo ToP

Build by Forlex updated November 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

My full build for Garen. help me make it better

Build by MrMcGoober updated November 5, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

PA QUE APRENDAS

Build by xmaximilianx updated November 4, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Abit Damage and Full Tank Garen

Build by Guest updated November 3, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

walmir tesudo s2

Build by FoFs Love updated November 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Top Season 3 Build Guide

Build by DominatorBruceEUW updated October 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Kritischer Haase Garen (Garen, The Critical Rabbit)

Build by Hennnus updated October 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Top Tank

Build by matrokm updated October 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen

Build by Near57 updated October 29, 2013
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 887874 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 32784 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 50%

Win Rate 6879 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 50%

Win Rate 3568 Games

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Phase Rush
Phase Rush
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 67061 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 14983 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3246 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 75651 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 10395 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 68948 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 8376 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 887876 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 2884 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 58 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 64%

Win Rate 66 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 54%

Win Rate 8803 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1361 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 664 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 9249 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 7837 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 2087 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1291 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.1: 887887 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 3553 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 95 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 63%

Win Rate 113 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

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 6893 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2105 Games

Flash Smite

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1088 Games

Flash Teleport

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 6997 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 8053 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2656 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 849 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Garen Counters

Learn Garen'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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