Garen Build
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Garen Build

Perseverance
Decisive Strike
Q
Courage
W
Judgment
E
Demacian Justice
R
Fighter
Fighter
1/0
Win/Loss
<1%
Pick Rate
2%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Garen is strong against
55%
55%
55%
54%
53%
Olaf
53%
Dr. Mundo
53%
Wukong
53%
Renekton
53%
Shyvana
53%
Yorick
53%
Gwen
53%
Riven
52%
Gnar
52%
Gangplank
52%
Malphite
52%
Gragas
51%
Akali
51%
Urgot
51%
Ornn
51%
Garen is weak against
Vayne
45%
Camille
45%
Teemo
46%
Tryndamere
47%
Kled
47%
Kayle
47%
Mordekaiser
48%
Sejuani
48%
Darius
48%
Pantheon
48%
Shen
48%
Sett
49%
Fiora
50%
Volibear
50%
Aatrox
50%
Sion
50%
Ornn
51%
Urgot
51%
Akali
51%
Gragas
51%

Early Garen Build

Summoner Spells
FlashIgnite
62%
17
Flash
26%
7
Ignite
6%
2
Starter Items
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
89%
24
Health Potion
9%
3
Health Potion
2
2%
1
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
98%
26
Oracle Lens
2%
1
Item
First
Second
Stridebreaker
78%
20
Trinity Force
10%
3
Hullbreaker
10%
3

Garen Item Build

Mythic Item
Stridebreaker
100%
20
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Stridebreaker
Mortal Reminder
46%
10
Stridebreaker
Dead Man's Plate
32%
7
Trinity Force
Mortal Reminder
7%
2
Core Items
Stridebreaker
75%
20
Mortal Reminder
68%
18
Dead Man's Plate
55%
15
Black Cleaver
23%
6
Hullbreaker
15%
4
Trinity Force
15%
4
Force of Nature
9%
3
Phantom Dancer
6%
2
Serylda's Grudge
4%
1
Final Boots
Berserker's Greaves
98%
25
2%
1
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
62%
17
23%
6
Stealth Ward
15%
4

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Judgment
E
Decisive Strike
Q
Courage
W
83%
22
Decisive Strike
Q
Judgment
E
Courage
W
17%
5
Decisive Strike
Q
Courage
W
Judgment
E
Demacian Justice
R

Runes

Sorcery + Resolve
1
2
3
Sorcery
Sorcery
Summon Aery
Arcane Comet
Phase Rush
Nullifying Orb
Manaflow Band
Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence
Celerity
Absolute Focus
Scorch
Waterwalking
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Garen

Garen
Garen – The Might of Demacia – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.14
a A-Tier Top Top champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Garen
Garen has a win rate of
51.1%
, a pick rate of
5.7%
, a ban rate of
2.5%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Fighter
Fighter is in a good spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Garen on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is moderately difficult to play in LoL. This Garen guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Garen. Besides the upcoming Garen Top Build the position Mid is a valid choice as well.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Garen
Garen runes and summoner spells. The best Garen Top Runes
12.14
are
Sorcery
Sorcery as the primary path and
Resolve
Resolve as the secondary path. The most supportive
Garen
Garen keystone rune is
Phase Rush
Phase Rush.
Flash
Flash and
Ignite
Ignite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Garen Build the most.

Item Build on Garen

The starter items for the best Garen Build on patch

12.14
are
Doran's Shield
Doran's Shield,
Health Potion
Health Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 100% of all Garen Probuilds include
Stridebreaker
Stridebreaker as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Garen
Garen items are
Stridebreaker
Stridebreaker and
Mortal Reminder
Mortal Reminder.
Berserker's Greaves
Berserker's Greaves are the most bought
Garen
Garen boots by Pros. This Garen Build will totally increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Garen Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Judgment
Judgment on
Garen
Garen. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Judgment
Judgment into
Decisive Strike
Decisive Strike and at last
Courage
Courage.
Judgment
Judgment is a very strong ability of
Garen
Garen in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Perseverance
Perseverance and there is no need to set it manually on a Garen Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Perseverance
Decisive Strike
Q
Courage
W
Judgment
E
Demacian Justice
R
Perseverance

If Garen has not recently been struck by damage or enemy abilities, he regenerates a percentage of his total health each second.

Biography

A proud and noble soldier, Garen fights at the head of the Dauntless Vanguard. He is popular among his fellows, and respected well enough by his enemies—not least as a scion of the prestigious Crownguard family, entrusted with defending Demacia and its ideals. Clad in magic-resistant armor and bearing a mighty broadsword, Garen stands ready to confront mages and sorcerers on the field of battle, in a veritable whirlwind of righteous steel.

Read Garen's bio

Available Garen Skins

Besides the Garen build you can select a skin for Garen. The best Garen skins you can find below.

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