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Garen
tier-2
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Q

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Toughest Matchups:
Gnar
45.0%
Renekton
45.8%
Teemo
46.2%
Jax
46.4%
Sion
46.8%
Riven
47.1%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)

Core Build Path: 50.63% Win Rate (2876 Games)

Berserker's Greaves
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Phage
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Stinger
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Sheen
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Trinity Force
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Zeal
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Phantom Dancer

Core Final Build: 54.49% Win Rate (1068 Games)

Berserker's Greaves
Trinity Force
Phantom Dancer
Dead Man's Plate
Death's Dance
Spirit Visage

Runes: 52.49% Win Rate (2170 Games)

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Skill Order

E

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Damage Breakdown

75% AD

22% True

Garen's Matchups

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Win Rate
49.9%
(-1.0%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
6.9%
(-1.2%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
5.4%
(-0.9%)
vs last patch

Playing against Garen

Key Insights
Make sure to poke Garen often so
P
doesn’t freely regenerate his HP. It has an innate 8 second cooldown.
Garen can use his
Q
to cleanse himself of slows, so if you have one, wait to use it after he uses Q.
W
's passive gives Garen up to 30 bonus Armor and MR at 120 unit kills, and after stacking them, he'll gain an additional 10% Armor and MR, making him even tankier.
W
's active reduces incoming damage by 30% for a few seconds as well as shields himself and gains 60% Tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds. Avoid dealing damage or CC'ing him for that first 0.75 seconds to lock him down afterwards.
Power Spike
Huge all-in potential at lvl 6 with
R
's true damage execute. It increases his damage by a ton.
Excels in melee matchups because of his
Q
's auto attack reset and the ability to easily deal
E
's 25% bonus damage since they'll be the closest enemy.
Phage
,
Trinity Force
, and/or
Black Cleaver
are big power spikes as they help him stick to targets when he's spinning around with
E
.
The more attack speed Garen has, the more he'll spin with
E
, shredding armor faster with it and dealing more total damage.
Vulnerable
Less effective in teamfights than he is in a side lane because of his limited mobility and single-target execute with
R
.
Q
only cleanses on cast. Spammable slows from abilities and
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
/
Frozen Mallet
will keep him at bay.
Extremely easy to fight when kited.
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