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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Is Garen jungle viable?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Garen 27,204

  • jungle everywhere

    Is Garen jungle viable?

    I actually tried it a few times and it didn't seemed such a bad idea to me. Yeah, the ganks are not as good, but Garen is not an insta lane winner like Darius. Garen is an ultimate tank but he is prone to losing his lane. By going Garen jungle you sacrifice a deal of ganking potential but enables your team to win top, which can be difficult with Garen. During ganks, you launch your classic QWER combo for good damage while going tanky. Link to my experimental jungle Garen below.
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    emoriam (287) | April 4, 2015 1:19pm
    He's just better when played in top lane as he often acts like a lane bully due to his great amount of basic damage. In top lane he can purchase needed items faster as the gold income is higher in lane. Garen's jungle camp clear is probably not the best combined with his lack of CC and gap-closer. I wouldn't pick him in the jungle as so many tank junglers are superior to him.
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    Fat_fast (11) | April 16, 2015 11:33am
    It's not about how Garen jungle is good, it's about how he compares against other jungler.
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    jungle everywhere (3) | April 16, 2015 10:24am
    I have played Garen quite a lot now. Last game I had 26/4/0 and solocarried the game, even soloing Nashor endgame. My brother's account, though.
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    Quite Nomible (29) | April 18, 2015 7:31am
    I did some games with it for the lolz... not like being a brainwizard with him by any means but what I remember is that he has decent clearing speed.
    He also punishes champions with no movement whatsoever like crazy if you get to the chilling smite... but that's pretty much the only thing he's good at in a gank. Champions with gapclosers are still way more convenient, and I'm pretty sure there are a ton of other junglers out there as well that can also punish the lack of mobility on the enemy team but better.
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    Barrameda | April 9, 2015 2:18am
    Sure why not garens tanky regens health on passive his e is clear and he moves faster with q oh did i mention he gets tanky with w? get a tanky setup i would suggest maybe 9/21/0 in masteries or even 0/30/0 or why not go crazy and do a unorthodox mastery setup , but i would suggest getting a decent amount in defense masteries :)
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    Fat_fast (11) | April 16, 2015 12:25pm
    Until level 11, his passive gets disabled by monster. Therefore, no, it would chunk him big time to get the double camp 1st clear without B.
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    Embracing (353) | April 8, 2015 2:48pm
    0 CC, no gapclose, no scaling = not a good idea even if he has a decent clear
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    Mew1551 (1) | April 17, 2015 11:56am
    I personally wouldn't take it serious, but I gotta admit I have done it. I used Chilling Smite and Exhaust for better ganks, but it's still escapable.
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    Embracing (353) | April 16, 2015 1:27pm
    I meant hard-cc. He already has a hard time gapclosing, and even after he gapcloses he has a tough time sticking on against enemies with peel. You can play him for fun (I play him jungle to troll around every once in a while), but considering his viability seriously is questionable.
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    Fat_fast (11) | April 16, 2015 12:22pm
    The idea is a little... contradicting. Garen, by himself, is so susceptible to kiting that the idea of him Q-ing a Kassadin with ult's up making flying pig sounds plausible. +rep for trying.
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    Mew1551 (1) | April 16, 2015 12:11pm
    He does have CC it's a Silence which if executed correctly can work if you silence an enemy with high mobility
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    utopus (313) | April 6, 2015 1:40pm
    He's not viable by any means, although that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't play him well in the jungle
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    GrandmasterD (531) | April 16, 2015 1:26pm
    I played it quite a bit in season 2, but right now I wouldn't say it's viable, because the jungle is much harder.
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    Mooninites (275) | April 6, 2015 4:16pm
    I don't know why you play garen in the first place let alone in the jungle.
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