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Garen, the underrated tanky assasin?

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October 6, 2012 2:27pm
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Lately I am playing Garen again and wow, his laning phase is so great atm. Outzoning Irelia's from farm, beating Rengar's in a one vs one and pushing Riven out of the lane. And lategame, with just Frozen Mallet and Guardian Angel, be nearly unkillable with Courage while destroying the enemy ad-carry quickly. Why he isn't picked at all if he has so much potential?

He also doesn't need Mercury's Treads at all, he has 6 seconds 30% cc-reduction with Courage. This means he can easily use Ionian Boots of Lucidity for 40% cdr with Youmuu's Ghostblade + masteries.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 6, 2012 2:33pm | Report
Garen is pretty versitile now. But he isn't an assassin. He's design to chase a carry out of a fight and kill them or make it a 4v5 by them leaving.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 6, 2012 2:36pm | Report
Assuming he makes it to them. If he's doing enough damage to gib a carry he's probably squishy as hell. It's not like Olaf who bee-lines for the carry, literally cannot be stopped, cannot be killed easily and gibs the carry with full HP/Armor gear.
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*gets Exhausted/CC'd by any competent support player, proceeds to get kited*
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Well, as said, Garen just needs Frozen Mallet and Guardian Angel to be really tanky. Courage does the rest and reduces also cc.

And Garen is no way an initator. Of course you do this after the tank initated and you know that you can do it.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 6, 2012 2:40pm | Report
Olaf still does it better. Irelia does too, actually. Garen is meant to push people out of fights, not assassinate them.
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That is why elementz talked about tanky assasin Garen, right?
He is gonna kill you!!!
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by OTGBionicArm » October 6, 2012 2:53pm | Report
Does elementz have anything to do with how a champion is designed or how Olaf still outclasses him at the role? :/
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