Tier

Win Rate

65.2%

Pick Rate

13.3%

Ban Rate

4.9%

Matches

6,674
Garen Runes
Core Garen Item Build Order76.5% Win Rate (34 Games)
Dagger
Long Sword
Boots

Starting

Berserker's Greaves

1st

Stridebreaker

2nd

Phantom Dancer

3rd

Dead Man's Plate

4th

Phantom Dancer

5th

Stridebreaker

6th

Dagger
Long Sword
Boots
Berserker's Greaves
Stridebreaker
Phantom Dancer
Dead Man's Plate
Phantom Dancer
Stridebreaker

Core Garen Item Build Path

Situational

Trinity Force
Sterak's Gage
Mortal Reminder
Force of Nature
Black Cleaver
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Thornmail

Summoner Spells

76.4% Win Rate (55 Games)
Flash
Garen Skill Order0
Perseverance

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Decisive Strike
Courage
Judgment
Demacian Justice

Garen Guide

Learn Garen with our Garen guide. Learn about Garen's strengths and Garen's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Garen, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • On cast,
    Garen
    Q
    cleanses Garen of ALL slows.
  • Garen
    Q
    resets Garen's auto attack.
  • When
    Garen
    W
    's passive is fully stacked, Garen gains 10% bonus Armor and MR.
  • Garen
    W
    only grants a shield and 60% Tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds of the cast.
  • If an enemy is hit 6 times by
    Garen
    E
    , their armor is reduced by 25%.
  • Garen
    E
    deals 25% bonus damage to the nearest enemy.
Strengths
  • Excels at melee matchups and extended trades.
  • At level 6, he can 100-0 with
    Garen
    R
    .
  • Excels with items that enhance his durability, damage output, and mobility.
Weaknesses
  • Can be kited very easily by mobile champions or ones who outrange him.
  • Less effective in teamfights and has trouble entering them.
  • Garen
    Q
    only cleanses slows on cast. Spammable slows from abilities and items will keep him at bay.