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Level 1 Galio Stats

Health 600
Health Reg. (5s) 8
Mana 435
Mana Reg. (5s) 12
Armor 34
Magic Res. 38
Move Speed 345
Attack Dmg. 58
Attack Spd. 0.80

Galio's Abilities

PColossal Smash
Enhances his next attack to deal 73 (+100% AD +50% AP +60% MR) magic damage to nearby enemies.
1Winds of War
Cooldown: 11 / 11 / 10 / 10
Cost: 75 / 75 / 75 / 75

Fires two windblasts that deal 70 / 115 / 160 / 205 (+75% AP) magic damage and converge into a tornado.

The tornado deals 8% (+2% AP) magic damage of target's maximum Health over 1.5 seconds.

2Shield of Durand
Cooldown: 18 / 17 / 16 / 15
Cost: 50 / 50 / 50 / 50

Passive: Every 12 seconds, upon taking damage, Galio gains a shield that absorbs 46 (8% / 12% / 16% / 20% HP) magic damage for 3.5 seconds.

Hold: Enters a defensive stance, slowing himself by 15% for up to 2 seconds. Takes 25% / 30% / 35% / 40% (+5% AP + 8% bonus MR) reduced magic damage and 12.5% / 15% / 17.5% / 20% (+2.5% AP + 4% bonus MR) reduced physical damage.

Release: Deals 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 (+55% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and  taunts them for 0.5 - 1.5 seconds, increased with hold time.

3Justice Punch
Cooldown: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Cost: 50 / 50 / 50 / 50

Dashes forward until he hits an enemy champion or terrain, dealing 90 / 140 / 190 / 240 (+90% AP) magic damage to enemies and knocking them up for 0.75 seconds.

Deals 50% damage to minions and monsters.

4Hero's Entrance
Cooldown: 100 / 90 / 80
Cost: 100 / 100 / 100

Grants Shield of Durand's passive shield for 5 seconds to all allied champions near the target and designates the position as his landing spot.

After 2.5 seconds Galio arrives at the location, dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+70% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and knocking them up for 0.75 seconds.

Galio Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Galio with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Galio or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Galio's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Galio is ranked Tier A (Mid Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Galio
Galio Mid Lane Support
The Colossus
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Patch 5.1c
Recommended Role Mid Lane
Mid Build A Support Build A

Galio's Item Build

Starting Item
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Luden's Echo
Luden's Echo
Light - Infinity Orb
Light - Infinity Orb
Ruin - Rabadon's Deathcap
Ruin - Rabadon's Deathcap
Boots
Boots of Mana
Boots of Mana
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Luden's Echo
Luden's Echo
Light - Infinity Orb
Light - Infinity Orb
Ruin - Rabadon's Deathcap
Ruin - Rabadon's Deathcap
Crown of the Shattered Queen
Crown of the Shattered Queen
Lich Bane
Lich Bane
Boots of Mana
Boots of Mana
Stasis
Stasis

Galio's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Electrocute
Electrocute
Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
Empowered Attack
Empowered Attack
Eyeball Collector
Eyeball Collector
Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Galio's Situational Items

vs Healing
Lich Bane
Morellonomicon
vs Shielding
Lich Bane
Oceanid's Trident

Galio's Skill Order

Colossal Smash Colossal Smash (Passive)
Winds of War
  • Winds of War
Shield of Durand
  • Shield of Durand
Justice Punch
  • Justice Punch
Hero's Entrance
  • Hero's Entrance
Quick Skill Order
Winds of War
Shield of Durand
Justice Punch

Galio's Item Build

Starting Item
Relic Shield
Relic Shield
Core Items
Bulwark of the Mountain
Bulwark of the Mountain
Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate
Ruin - Warmog's Armor
Ruin - Warmog's Armor
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Glorious
Glorious
Final Build
Bulwark of the Mountain
Bulwark of the Mountain
Dead Man's Plate
Dead Man's Plate
Ruin - Warmog's Armor
Ruin - Warmog's Armor
Light - Dawnshroud
Light - Dawnshroud
Ruin - Amaranth's Twinguard
Ruin - Amaranth's Twinguard
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Glorious
Glorious

Galio's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Glacial Augment
Glacial Augment
Courage of the Colossus
Courage of the Colossus
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Overgrowth
Hextech Flashtraption
Hextech Flashtraption

Galio's Situational Items

vs Healing
Light - Dawnshroud
Thornmail
vs Ability Power
Dead Man's Plate
Force of Nature
vs Ability Power
Plated Steelcaps
Mercury's Treads

Galio's Situational Runes

vs Poke
Bone Plating
Second Wind

Galio's Skill Order

Colossal Smash Colossal Smash (Passive)
Winds of War
  • Winds of War
Shield of Durand
  • Shield of Durand
Justice Punch
  • Justice Punch
Hero's Entrance
  • Hero's Entrance
Quick Skill Order
Winds of War
Shield of Durand
Justice Punch

How to play Galio


Galio is a tanky anti-mage champion that can be played in the mid-lane or Support. Galio does very well against most champions that deal magic damage, thanks to his 2nd Ability Shield of Durand. When playing Galio mid, he has excellent wave clear with his passive and 1st Ability Winds of War, allowing him to roam around the map and make plays with his ultimate Hero's Entrance and Justice Punch.


Galio can also be played in the support role; make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! As Galio support, you want to build items that give you more tank stats as you will be a front-line tank for your team, and you will need to peel for your AD Carry to keep them alive.


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Galio's Abilities


Colossal Smash
(Passive)

Colossal Smash enhances Galio's next auto attack to deal Area of Effect magic damage. The damage from Colossal Smash scales with Attack Damage, Ability Power and bonus Magic Resist.

Since Colossal Smash is an Area of Effect ability, you can damage multiple enemies simultaneously. This is especially good when looking to push the minion wave to try and roam around the map.

Colossal Smash has a short cooldown; you will know when it's back up, when you hear a ding sound and Galio's body starts to glow.

Winds of War
(1)

Winds of War is Galio's primary source of damage. It fires two windblasts that deal magic damage and converge into a tornado.

Winds of War is a great way to efficiently kill minions and push the wave under the enemy tower. If you combo Winds of War and Colossal Smash, you should be able to clear the whole minion wave. This allows Galio to roam around the map to make plays with the rest of his team.

Since the tornado part of Winds of War does damage over time, it is best to combo it with Shield of Durand and Justice Punch, so the enemy is crowd controlled and takes the full damage of the tornado.

Shield Of Durand
(2)

Shield of Durand is an excellent Area of Effect taunt that can change a team fight in seconds. Shield of Durand has three parts. It's passive; Upon taking magic damage, Galio gains a shield that absorbs magic damage. There is also a two-part active ability. The first part is when you hold the ability - you enter a defensive stance where you get slowed but take reduced magic and physical damage. After you release the ability, you deal magic damage and taunt all nearby enemies.

When using Shield of Durand, the longer you hold the ability, the longer the taunt duration. Sometimes it's best to tap the ability quickly, and sometimes it's best to hold the ability to taunt for the full duration.

Justice Punch
(3)

When using Justice Punch, there is a charge where you will dash back before you dash forward. Whilst in the dash, you will be stopped if you hit any terrain or champion. If you hit an enemy champion, they will be damaged and knocked up.

A cool trick you can do with Justice Punch is using the jump back at the start to your advantage to catch out the enemies. You can do this by aiming the ability away from the champion. The jump back will go far enough that you will dash and hit the enemy champion straight away.

After using and hitting an enemy with Justice Punch, Galio will automatically auto-attack the enemy champion. If you want to combo Shield of Durand with Justice Punch, you will need to make sure you hold Shield of Durand whilst dashing so Galio will start taunting as soon as the dash has hit a champion.

Hero's Entrance
(Ultimate)

Hero's Entrance is a great ability for Galio that allows him to follow up on any engagement your team might do. When using the ability, all allied champions near the target you picked gain Shield of Durand's passive magic shield. After a short duration, Galio arrives at the location dealing magic damage to nearby enemies and knocking them up.

Hero's Entrance is a semi-global ultimate and has a huge range. When you play mid-lane Galio, all you need to do is walk a bit towards the top or bottom river, and then you are within range to use it on an ally champion in the top or bottom lane.

Galio Build Breakdown


Luden's Echo
Light - Infinity Orb
Ruin - Rabadon's Deathcap
Crown of the Shattered Queen
Lich Bane
Boots of Mana - Stasis

With Galio, you want to build items that give him a lot of ability power, mixed with some tanky items to help when Galio fights in melee range. It's important to get Luden's Echo first for the extra mana, ability haste, and ability power. Luden's Echo also works well when clearing minion waves because of its passive. After building Luden's Echo, Galio wants to build more items that give him ability power like Infinity Orb and Rabadon's Deathcap since he has multiple abilities that can deal a lot of damage and has the potential to one-shot carries.


For runes, we have the following:

Electrocute

With Galio, it's easy to proc Electrocute when comboing his crowd control abilities, Shield of Durand and Justice Punch, then following it up with another ability or auto attack to deal damage.

Sudden Impact

When starting an engage with Galio he always starts with his 3rd ability Justice Punch. With Sudden Impact this will give him more damage.

Empowered Attack

Since Empowered Attack only works on champions, this will give Galio a lot of extra damage when auto-attacking with Colossal Smash.

Eyeball Collector

Eyeball Collector is great since it gives Galio more Ability Power every time he gets a takedown. Zombie Ward can also be a good choice if you often roam and look to kill wards.

Bone Plating

With Galio, you will be dashing towards enemy champions to try and land your combo, which means you will be vulnerable to taking a lot of damage. Bone Plating will help Galio take reduced damage from the first three instances of damage which will help him survive longer.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for the killing blow. Flash can also be combo'd with Justice Punch to extend the range so you can surprise enemies. For the 2nd spell, it's best to go for Ignite. This helps Galio deal extra damage when he goes in for his full combo.

Early Game


Galio can struggle in the early game as a melee champion. Most of the time, you want to stay back and use Galio's Winds of War to last hit minions or poke down the enemy. Once you hit level 3, you will get Justice Punch, allowing you to dash towards a target. This is when you can try and use your full combo and start to win duels vs the enemy mid-lane. Be careful not to dash too far forward; if you do, there is no way of escaping.

Late Game


When you reach the mid and late game and get a few items, Galio can start to do a lot of burst damage whilst also being a front-line tank for your team. At the start of a team fight, you want to sit back and wait for your teammates to go in so you can follow up with Hero's Entrance. This allows you to get to a team fight instantly and start to have an impact with your other abilities. When you are grouped with your team and about to have a team fight, the best thing you want to do is get to the enemy backline, where you can kill the carries.

Conclusion


Galio has a very different playstyle from other mid-lane champions. You must learn to play safely in the early game and farm up until you have enough confidence to go in with your combos. If you like to do a lot of damage whilst also being able to survive for a long time then Galio is the champion for you.


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