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Galio Statistics for Tbobs04

Author's performance with Galio compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
7
Win %
42
Kills
3.8
Assists
9.9
Deaths
6.1
KA:D Ratio
2.3
Gold Earned
10.7K
Creep Score
135.8
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

1) I prefer to run 4.png+14.png because I always like to have that extra bit of damage to secure some kills early or late. Galio pumps out alot of damage with high sustain and you'd be surprised how often those few ticks will make the difference

2)4.png+3.png is fairly useful in lane because the one drawback to Galio is his lack of real escape. Exhaust gives you the slow and damage reduction if you prefer the safer route

3)I do not run this very often because I think Exhaust works better, but4.png+21.png is good for the early game shield and the cooldown is shorter than Ignite. This coupled with bulwark allows for baiting and outplays.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

With the new season and new masteries 3.png has found himself benefiting form the resolve tree the most.


Benefits of going RESOLVE

  • Unyielding: 5% bonus Armor and MR give you the survivability you need and in theory with 3.png's passive 2.5% Ability power
  • Runic Armor: Shields, healing, and regeneration increased by 8% directly effects interactions withgaliobulwark.png, this will give you increased armor, magic resist, and on hit healing
  • Legendary Guardian: +3 Armor and MR for each nearby enemy works perfectly for 3.png, If you land a 5 man galioidolofdurand.png thats 15 MR, 15 Armor and 7.5 ability power. Very gold efficient.
  • Strength of ages can be substituted for any of the other two but is highly preferred 

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Maxing the skill order


First four levels

  • When starting the game I take my Q: Resolute Smitegalioresolutesmite.png 95% of the time. If a team invades or you need to shield an ally go W:galiobulwark.png or if your team needs movement speed in a pinch go galiorighteousgust.png
  • My usual skill order for the first four levels are: 
  • Q-->E-->Q-->W
  •  Q-->E-->W-->Q
  • Q-->W-->E-->Q

Which skill do I max first???

  • Q:Resolute Smite galioresolutesmite.png is 3.png's main damage source and hits like a truck early game. At level 1 it has a base damage of 80 and with the runes I run and a 1056.png hits for a total of 132 before resists are take into account, this is only at level one. If you can land your skill shots you are able to spam and force people out of lane quite early

Okay so which skill should I max second?

  • I used to believe that galiobulwark.png was the way to go and it is still viable, BUT galiorighteousgust.png give you much more benefits as it levels up
  • For example when leveling up  galiorighteousgust.png Three things happen: 
  1. The cooldown begins to decrease as the level rises from 13 down to 9 seconds at level 5
  2. The on hit damage increases from 60 to 240 at level 5
  3. The movement speed increases from 20% up to 52% 
  • In comparison galiobulwark.png only increases the MR and Armor gained from 30 to 90 and the base HP on first hit goes from 25 to 85 respectively so weighing the options galiorighteousgust.png>galiobulwark.png

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Best Start gives everything you need
    Hopefully You can get this on 1st Back

Core Items

    These two items give everything Galio needs
    All three are viable options but i like the CDR and summoner Cooldowns on the lucidity
    Example of Full build: Standard (Full CDR)
    If you dont need the Magic penetration

Situational Items

    Your main role is still an AP carry, so although you build MR actively in the build, you are not a primary tank. Do not sacrifice the damage for survivability unless your team has enough damage
    Situational items that can be used in place of some MR items

What is my role as Galio?

  • Although 3.png is incredibly tanky and incorporates Magic resist into his core build your main role is to do damage. This means that although you may want to bolster up on armor to even it out your resistsgaliobulwark.png will give you 90 Armor at level 5, so you will want to avoid building armor if possible

Early Game Buying

  • The most common and effective start to the game is 1056.png+22003.png's 
  • On your first back you should focus on completing 3028.png. This will give you mana regeneration for sustain in lane, Ability power from your passive. If you can not buy it outright focus on completing the pieces.
  • After completion of 3028.png you do NOT want to rush 3174.png, pick up 1001.png along the way
  • Instead you want to start building toward and finish3001.png. This gives 3.png everything he needs in the early game to take on AP based Champions. I still use this against AD champions also because you gain so much AP from your passive you are able to trade effectively. After this is completed finish3174.png
  • Along the way if you are not able to get pieces for  either two you can finish 3158.png

The math behind this start

  • Okay so following the prices of 3028.png at 1000, 3001.png at 2300, and 3158.png for 900 
  • So the total combine price is 3300 gold for your first 2 big item purchases
  • So for the three items you you get:
  • Ability Power= 70 base + 37.5 from galiopassive.png
  • Magic Resist= 75
  • So for the price of about a 3089.png you get AP and MR to take down AP mids
  • All together by the time you finish your three big items galiopassive.png will have added around 100 Ability power, which when you think that a 1058.png is 1200 gold for 60 AP. 100 AP at the 20 minute mark is a huge gold advantage

Mid Game

  • Once you have your core three items you will have 30% cdr, High MR, and a decent amount of damage.
  • You will have choices on the way you want to build from here

  • 3065.png- If you are against a heavy AP team with at least two or more you can build this item next in order to get to full CDR, bolster up on health, gets some AP from your passive and MOST IMPORTANTLY beef up yourgaliobulwark.png. After you get Spirit visage you wont believe how much heal and punishment you can get away with when you have a 90 armor/MR shield that heals for about 1k every 6 seconds on cast

  • 3089.png- If you are ahead and do not feel that you need the added health benefits you can go this for a fourth item. This will pump up your poke and have your wave clear be unreal with the added 15% damage done to minions from the 3001.pngI prefer to build this as a 5th item, but if you can survive without the buffed galiobulwark.png than this is a good choice

Situational Items

  • First of all let me say again your role is still to dish out as much damage as possible as your an APC but you also have much more ability to sustain than most mids do That being said
  • 3143.png- Of all of the armor items to build, this is the most effective for3.png because of the reduction of damage from critical hits. Your galioidolofdurand.png makes all champions inside basic attack you so the reduced critical damage is effective, while also drawing those caught into range of the active
  • 3068.png-Give you a bit of AOE damage that can be used with your ultimate, I do not prefer this as you will be doing enough damage and wave clear so the burn is fairly useless on the gargoyle
  • 3135.png- If the enemy team is stacking Magic Resist and you feel that you are not pumping out enough damage then this is a very reliable item for the 6th slot
  • 3026.png-Always a solid choice for the 6th item along with giving you the resists included into the item, your galiopassive.png will also give you 25 Ability power.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Elise
    Easy
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Xerath
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Hard
  • Zed
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

True damage fromahriorbofdeception.png makes your early MR rough on the way out of her q and her passive spell vamp allows her to avoid being poked down fromgalioresolutesmite.png. Avoid ahriseduce.png to allow yourself to farm and from taking unnessary damage while in lane! And high mobility

VS

Akali

Medium

Recent builds have her doing more AD so be aware, but your early game harass should be more than enough to get ahead early

VS

Anivia

Easy

The egg will most likely prevent any early game kills, but landing skill shots will force her off farm and you will gain a clear advantage

VS

Annie

Easy

High Burst damage, but low health allows you to harass relatively easy, be careful when she hits 6 and mr tibers pops up

VS

Azir

Easy

Azir has high poke, but limited health. Land some qs and use bulwark to heal poke from soldiers. Should not be much of a challenge with MR

VS

Brand

Easy

Brand is tricky with his chain spells but his passive combined with your bulwark will heal YOU:D

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

She can hit incredibly hard at level 2 so be careful until you are able to get bulwark to counter her poison. If you can outlast her early damage you can sustain her in lane and farm up

VS

Diana

Medium

The pull and shield allows her to dish out damage and take punishment as well you should be able to outlast her in lane and keep her relatively shut down . She will roam alot so call mias

VS

Elise

Easy

Pretty easy lane just stay back and farm. harass with youre q 

VS

Evelynn

Medium

Boring she will sit back with the invisibility and poke when she can . You should be able to outfarm her, but make sure you call mias because she is likely to roam around the map.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

Play conservatively in lane his silence and sustain can cause a great deal of harass, so work on outfarming him in lane and you should be fine.

VS

Fizz

Medium

He can get in close, dodge your skill shots and produce some early game damage. Play passively and outfarm him to late game. 

VS

Galio

Easy

May the best man win. ( With this guidbe it will be you)m

VS

Gragas

Medium

This will be a lane with not a lot of early game kills. It will come down to who can dodge skill shots and farm their lane the best

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

He will be at turret all game so kill his mini turrets to prevent farm and its a GG for you

VS

Karthus

Easy

Your MR is the bane of hisexistencehe will have a hard time dealing with your sustain whiledodgingyou 3 hit kill skill shot

VS

Kassadin

Easy

You should bully him so hard early game and zone him that he should be 3 levels behing at 5 mins

VS

Katarina

Easy

She can try and get you but when she gets close make her pay with your q gust and autoattacks. Her shinpoe can not make it through your bulwark and will result in you losing little to no health or maybe even gaining some.

VS

Kennen

Medium

More info if i ever play against a kennen

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard

As and AD caster your MR will basicly mean nothing, stay back and harass with Q all in him if he is below half health with an ult ignite combo. Beware isolation.

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

Since her most recent patch she has more routes to get damage off on you. She is still fairly easy to zone but her damage has been shifted in the more recent patch

VS

Lux

Easy

She has low amounts of HP and can be killed with 3-4 skillshots in lane and you can outfarm and bully her to into being no problem later in the game.

VS

Malzahar

Easy

Bulwark gains health frommaleficvisions and the soil stuff use that to your advantage and end his minion chain by grabbing the vision and bulwarking

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

high poke and armor turn this lane into a farmfest in which you should come out victorious

VS

Morgana

Easy

Spell shield is annoying and her ult can counters yours

VS

Orianna

Hard

A good orianna should be able to zone you and auto attack harass you out of lane early. Call for jungle help and poke with your Q

VS

Pantheon

Hard

If he goes mid care due to him being a caster. Farm up and roam to help lanes if necessary.

VS

Ryze

Easy

no comment

VS

Swain

Medium

Can do chunks of damage even through bulwark BE CAREFUL

VS

Talon

Medium

The bane of Galio an AD mid with a bleed and slow. Play super conservative and outfarm him to gain the advantage late game. If you can land skill shots while farming you should be fine

VS

Veigar

Easy

Veigar should never beat Galio EVER!

VS

Viktor

Medium

Underated mid . One of my other favorites can poke and gain a shield plus ult is no joke be aware

VS

Xerath

Medium

His ranges allows him to stay at a safe distance, while his W grants him passive magic resist which will allow him to cut through your MR. Play passively and attempt to poke down when his sniper is down. 

VS

Yasuo

Hard

He does a lot of damage early on and with his wanderer passive being a bit broken. It can shield a lot if not most of your q harass. You need to take advantage of when it is down and poke accordingly. Also he does AD so MR isnt always the best route

VS

Zed

Medium

Zed will attempt to sit back and farm with his energy then all in you at level 6. Sit back farm and play passively because he does AD. At 6 your ult is a great counter to his so use it wisely and you shouldn't have any problems.

VS

Zyra

Medium

Plants account for a lot of poke damage so try and kill them quickly

PROS AND CONS Back to Top

Pros:

1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.pngVersatility late game.
1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.pngCounters most mid champions
1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.pngCan carry or support the ADC very well
1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.pngTanky, even if played AP, thanks to his passive.
1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.pngStrong even without damage, thanks to his CC.
1f439e234b04412eff4fb716265e.png Great harass if you can land skill shots
CONS
29a63a2e7e44cb4bf15536030aff.pngIs melee, so  can be a poked early on.
29a63a2e7e44cb4bf15536030aff.pngWith tenacity, enemies can walk out of your ult without taking damage.
29a63a2e7e44cb4bf15536030aff.pngHis ult can be easily interrupted by certain enemies.

Tips and Tricks Back to Top

3157_32.png Does not work with your Ultimate!
3075_32.png IS Very effective when combine with your ultimate..

galiobulwark.png on your adc adds great sustain to yourself and the Carry

Any time a jungle attempts to gank galiobulwark.png yourself immediately ! The free HP and MR and Armor can and will save your life.

The ever popular 4.png to galioidolofdurand.png
If you see a jungler at raptors and would like some free health pop a galiobulwark.png on and get some free Health

ULT SYNERGIES Back to Top

Pretty much an AOE MACHINE combine with any AOE

20_icon_64.png COMBINING ABSOLUTE ZERO WITH GALIO'S TAUNT ALLOWS YOU TO CHANNEL AND DEAL MASS AMOUNTS OF DAMAGE
9_icon_64.png CROWSTORM AND WALK AROUND THE CHAMPIONS TRAPPED IN GALIOS ULT.
32_icon_64.pngAT THE END OF GALIOS ULT THE STUN WILL ALLOW HUGE AMOUNTS OF CC
57_icon_64.pngFURTHER REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TAKEN WHILE USING GALIOS ULTI 
54_icon_64.png JUST ANOTHER HIGH AMOUNT OF CROWD CONTROL. USE HIS ULTI TO GET SET INTO POSITION AND TAUNT THE WHOLE TEAM.
37_64.png Sets you up for positioning.
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