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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

Trink's Garen Guide!

Build by Trink updated October 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Guide to Garen Sucess

Build by Guest updated October 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen Off Tank

Build by Unleasheep updated October 1, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

YOLO

Build by R3XE updated October 1, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Go Go Garen

Build by Guest updated September 29, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

garen hpregen record

Build by divadyugi12 updated September 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

GAREN - TANK OF DEMASIA

Build by Tinchona updated September 24, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

GAREM ATACK

Build by Guest updated September 16, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen top lane build

Build by Anthman updated September 16, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen full tanker top

Build by Crios updated September 15, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

garen tanky

Build by maxpainn updated September 12, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

SOLO TOP - TANK GAREN

Build by ExTRem updated September 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

SOLO TOP - TANK GAREN

Build by ExTRem updated September 10, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen build Mega

Build by Busek updated September 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Op Garen is OP

Build by Guest updated September 9, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Garen, The Might of Demacia

Build by Fuqme LONG updated September 7, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

sdaasd

Build by Guest updated September 7, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Ultra Tanky Garen

Build by nate14 updated September 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

OP Garen MİD

Build by Guest updated September 6, 2013
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LoL Champion Garen Build Guide
LoL Champion Garen Build Guide

Guia de Garen by Th3M4nuc9

Build by xAIberx updated September 6, 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: 576187 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 26834 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 5743 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 49%

Win Rate 2615 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 54805 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 12670 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2689 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 61853 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 56892 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 8599 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 6726 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 13.1: 576192 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2429 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 53 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 65%

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: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Garen's Summoner Spells

Garen's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 7475 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1169 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 559 Games

Flash Ghost

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 7820 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6635 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1795 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1093 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 13.1: 576196 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Garen's Runes

Garen's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2933 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 64%

Win Rate 80 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 61%

Win Rate 93 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 5664 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1842 Games

Flash Smite

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 913 Games

Flash Teleport

Garen's Starters

Garen's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 5707 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Garen's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 6725 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Garen's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2269 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Garen's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 693 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

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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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