Garen Build Guide for Wild Rift

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Garen The Might of Demacia

Garen's Item Build

Starting Item
Ruby Crystal
Core Items
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Death's Dance
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Teleport
Final Build
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Death's Dance
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Mercury's Treads
Teleport

Garen's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Ignite
Runes
Grasp of the Undying
Brutal
Regeneration
Sweet Tooth

Garen's Skill Order

Perseverance (Passive)
Decisive Strike
Courage
Judgment
Demacian Justice
Quick Skill Order

How to play Garen


Garen is a tanky, high damage AD champion. He is capable of making his way through crowds of enemies to kill the most dangerous ones on the enemy team. The main reason for this is Courage (2nd Ability) which reduces damage taken for a short time, and gains bonus resistance to crown control. He is ok in the early game but the later the game goes the more tanky Garen becomes which means he will be able to run through and kill the enemy team.

Garen Build Breakdown


Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Death's Dance
Spirit Visage
Randuin's Omen
Mercury's Treads - Teleport

Garen is known as a solo front-line tank that can survive a lot of damage. Black Cleaver is the go-to item for Garen, he has an area of effect ability called Judgment (3rd Ability) that can reduce the armour of the enemy team over time. Black Cleaver also gives great stats that can help Garen not only survive but deal more damage and get a bit of ability haste (cooldown reduction). Sterak's Gage is a great example of a tank item that works well with Garen. It gives him some health and when he is low on health he gets a shield to keep her alive longer.


For runes, we have:

Grasp of the Undying

You can walk up to enemy champions using Courage (2nd Ability) and with help from your passive to get the auto-attack off on the enemy to start stacking the extra health that can help a lot in the mid and late-game.

Brutal

This helps with Garen's early game damage and last hitting as sometimes this can be a struggle.

Regeneration

Garen has NO mana at all. This means that regeneration will always only give you health regen, which is huge for a tank like Garen.

Sweet Tooth

A great rune for if you get low in the laning phase and need that extra bit of healing and get some free money.

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 that killing blow. For the 2nd spell, it's best to go for Ignite. This can help get the final bit of damage you need to get a kill on the enemy champion.

Early Game


Garen does ok in the early game. He has good base damage and a lot of defensives with Courage (2nd Ability) which allows you to walk up and start stacking Grasp of the Undying. Decisive Strike (1st Ability) also gives you a burst of movement speed and stops all slows that you have been hit by. This is another great way to trade against the enemy champion or escape from a bad situation. If you do get low on health don't be afraid because Perseverance (Passive) will regen a lot of health over time which allows you to stay in lane longer.

Late Game


Garen is a great team fight champion in the late game. You want to stay with your team at all times and try not to get caught out by yourself. When a team fight happens you want to make sure you are at the front protecting your team. You are a tank that has a lot of health and a lot of resistance to survive a long time against the enemy team. Make sure you always go towards the biggest threat on the enemy team and try to kill them.

Conclusion


Overall Garen is a very easy and great starter champion for anyone that wants to practice playing in the top lane. You are a big tank that can survive a lot of damage and carry your team.

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