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Garen Statistics for Weird AlQaeda

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
5
Win %
40
47
Kills
5.0
6.0
Assists
4.6
4.9
Deaths
3.6
5.1
KA:D Ratio
2.7
2.1
Gold Earned
10.7K
11.2K
Creep Score
150.6
177.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

NOTE THAT THIS GUIDE IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED. PLEASE NOTE INC BIG GAREN CHANGES

Taking 12.png

I generally take this spell when against someone who doesn't want to fight early i.e.54_64.png because early game you don't have enough damage to kill them if they are playing defensive and your goal should be take the tower as fast as you can then roam to help other lanes. 12.png is a better spell for team play and late game it allows you to split push and join fights, you should take this 75% of the time. The higher up in the rankings you go the more I recommend taking  12.png as team play becomes more and more important. 

Taking 14.png-

 This is to stomp your opponent and should only be taken if you think you can, if you take ignite you must finish laning having killed them at least twice or it isn't really worth it. In lower elos stomping lane is how you win most of your games, 14.png can be the extra damage you need to punish any early game fuck ups. Handy vs 36_64.png,8_64.png and50_64.png as it halves their healing, i also take it vs92_64.png,39_64.png and24_64.png as the best way to beat them in lane is to grind them down with QE combos and then finish them with QE14.pngR.  Even the threat of this combo will often zone weaker enemies away from farm, causing them to become even weaker, call for ganks and take pressure off other lanes, indirectly helping them. 

Taking 11.png-  

Dont. Not even for troll. It just makes you sad, baby jesus will cry and Allah will forsake you and leave you in the jewish hell fire and your nan's nan will be left outside tesco baggers and hordes and hordes of nan shankers will descend on her. Your great grand nan will be holyer than harmabe's anal sphincter. 

Taking  6.png-  lololol

It's like flash but worse, you already have your Q for any job 6.png is good for. It isn't awful but it get out classed by 4.png14.png12.png.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

0/12/18 Yeah, problem? Thought not you lil nig bun.  Why these masteries I hear you ask, HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME!!!.
Anyway all the ferocity points are pretty bad on 86.png want attack speed? nah lifesteal or AP? nope and all the keystones are a pile of ass on our lord and savour 86.png.

Ok so no ferocity, why not thunderlords? WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT QUESTIONING ME YOU F..... *cough* Thunderlords is for faggots, ask yourself "Am I a faggot" if deep in your heart you know you are then take thunderlords, go on then, off you pop. For everyone else go as far as dangerous game and no further, that's what it's called dangerous game, if you get it wrong then you like eating da poo poo. 

In resolve you can put the points anywhere really but grasp of the undying is a must. You like to trade a lot in lane and this is perfect for that, as well as the fact it scales with health and would you look at that YOU BUILD HEALTH. 

Use Q to force it to proc on your lane opponent early and as the lane develops try to charge it up on minions then auto the enemy champ, press e, spin around, and Q them. This is how you trade in lane. Auto, E, Q P hard, if you can do that then club penguin is the game for you. 


Abilities Back to Top

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

1 point in Q as it does the most damage lvl 1 and the speed up is your main escape from ganks so its important to always have it. 
Max Eundefined.png and it scales much better with levels than q as the damage ratio changes from 0.7 to 1.1, this is your main damage source, use it to farm and to trade ideally both at the same time. This spell is so strong it is part of the reason that late game if you are even a bit ahead you can 100-0 their carries and because of its short cooldown and the cdr that you will have you will be able to use it basically when you need it. Once it is going only you can stop it meaning that if you are stunned it keeps going making 39_64.png and 92_64.png a lot weaker. It also crits for some reason, meaning that if you get far enough ahead to get 3031_32.png you can kill anyone with QER combo


Max undefined.pngQ second as it is you only other damaging spell but also because it extends to silence from 1.5 to 2.5 which make it ever more frustrating for anyone hit by it. This can also crit leading to some massive chunks of health being taken out of even the tankiest of tanks. This is what you use to start fights but sometimes you will want to save it for the silence vs 55_64.png or other back line dives. It also removes slows which is super op as you can escape or chase down anyone.
Wundefined.png is what differentiates good 86_64.png from skillmans, you need to use it just before you get hit by their most important cc or a lot of damage. It reduces damage dealt and cc duration by 30% which can save your life or win you a fight if you use it correctly. The passive on this ability is what makes you such a tanky fuck, it increases all your bonus amour and mr by 20% making you very hard to kill if you build any tanky items 

R- undefined.pngsuch a strong ult, it turns close fight to the death into easy kills, use it as an execute on either carries or tanks it's great on anyone. It takes a little while to get used to when you will kill them with it, be careful of shields they count as extra health but once you have got the hang of it you will have a lot of fun. tip: better to use your ult too early then to die and still have it.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard start. Give you everything you need in lane, adding to your hp regen and the passive is handy in auto attack trades or if being poked. I take this 90% of the time
    Aggressive start. For shanking nans, if you think we will win early the extra damage and help you get some early kills and ruin some poor fuckers day
    Sustain start. Take this if you feel like you are going to be fighting often, good to top up your hp. Solid start vs all ad tops, if slightly inefficient.
    Not awful but the mana part is wasted on you. Good vs Ap poke lanes

Core Items

    Sunfire is a great mix of tankyness and some mixed damage that really adds up over long fights. Black Cleaver is really op on you, the cdr is really kind and the pen and movespeed passive works really well with your kit
    Merc treads and your W mean CC doesn't stop you, NOTHING DOES, also the MR is nice early. Randuin's is one of the best tank items in the game, anti kite, aoe slow and makes you super though to kill.
    This item was designed for Garen, makes your Q do a bigger chunk and effectively extends the speed up duration on your Q
    Actually Busted. It is decent health and AD but when it procs, your E increases in size 25%, you do more damage and you get a massive shield.

Situational Items

    NO NANS WILL SURVIVE. Only if really fed or really late in the game
    vs heavy ap teams or a fed apc. The regen on this item means you will very rarely not be 100% hp
    vs no ap or low CC teams.
    if you get some kills, the pen on this item gives you the most damage for the money and works well with Black cleaver and your runes.
 First back you ideally want to get 3044_32.png, this allows you to run in with Q get the speed up from its passive and stick to escaping champions with E better. If you can get whatever parts you can afford and 1001_32.png will have a similar effect. 
Finish your 3071_32.png, this will give you a 20% cdr, you are super strong now fight people as often as you can.  
After that you want to be working on your  3068_32.png, this gives you some give tanky stats as well as having the effect of making your e do ~20 damage a second more due to the passive, it also makes the wave always push when you are stood in it allowing you to take towers slightly easier. 

Finish your boots 

Depending on how you are doing either get 3143_32.png or 3035_32.png next, last whisper does gross amounts of damage but if you are dieing before you get close enough to do damage then get 3143_32.png
To finish get 3143_32.png if you haven't then if you are fed 3031_32.png to have a lot of fun, if not 3065_32.png to have funny amounts of hp regen 

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Azir
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Hard
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Renekton
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy
Suggested summoner- 14.png halves his healing and allows you to win almost any fight that it is up in, shutting him down is a bigger service to your team than if you were to roam early and let him push. 
Suggested items-early  3071_32.png and 3143_32.png. The extra damage from 3071_32.png will help you win the short trades you want vs him and will allow you take the tower quicker. The 3143_32.png will slow his attack speed, reducing his healing and making him far easier to kill. 

You want short trades and feel free to ult him when he has passive, its on a much longer cooldown than your ult and he gets a lot weaker when he doesn't have it. Kill him once and you shouldn't have a problem killing him a lot. 

VS

Akali

Easy
Suggested summoner- 14.png Your job in this lane is to smash the snowball before it starts rolling, fight her as often as you can pre-6 use ignite to either kill her or push her out of lane so that you get 6 first then kill her with it. 
Suggested items-  she is probably going to rush 3191_32.png to 3071_32.png ruins that item's defensive stats, push when you do kill her you can take the tower super quick. 3065_32.png if she gets fed or in the late game will help you take her burst. 
Q and E her as often as you can and try to get poked. When she goes into her shroud e in it. She will still take the damage

VS

Azir

Easy
Suggested summoner- 14.png he is a fragile long range kite mage, he doesn't do well vs anyone who can stand his (quite low) early game damage. Ignite will enable you to kill him very easily and you can take the tower. 

Suggested items- early 3009_32.png or 3111_32.png to allow you to get onto him. If he gets a bit ahead or in the late game it's worth getting 3065_32.png, this will negate a lot of his damage. 

Don't get poked too hard and you wont have a problem. kill him so much he will wonder why he didn't just go mid. 

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium
Suggested summoner- 12.png she cannot push very hard at all so feel free to roam wherever and tp back up. 
Suggested item- Early 3111_32.png are much needed to avoid her Qs and to stick to her with your E. 3211_32.png is also really good because if you get hit by her poison you lose your passive for about 10 seconds and this item's regen provides a decent back up to that, reducing the strength of her poke.

Weird skill match up, wait for her to q minion then go in on her. Make sure you W her ult if you can't predict it and turn away 

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard
Suggested summoner- 12.png he will more than likely push you out of lane at some point and this will prevent you losing too much farm, it will also enable you to roam and try to get some kill elsewhere. 
Suggested items- early 3111_32.png to avoid his Q and W and if they do hit to reduce their damage. Worth getting tanky early with 3068_32.png or 3065_32.png and getting 3071_32.png later on.  
His W and E are very annoying as poke, try to hang on to your passive. You are going to need to all in him when he misses Q or when you get a gank.

VS

Darius

Hard
Suggested summoner- 14.png he will attempt to poke you down and then execute, you can't let that happen, pick winning fights and all in him with R14.png to finish. 
Suggested items- 3068_32.png will help you not get pushed in by minions and in the long fights to the death. 

His passive counters yours which is annoying. You have to out all in him or you will just get pushed in and poked with his Q. Remember that your ult is better than his so if you duel him down to low hp ult before he does and you can kill him. This is a kill or be killed lane, however if you are being killed try to farm up and get stronger before trying to fight him again. 

VS

Diana

Easy
14.png get fed 

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy
14.png to stop his ult regen, when he ults you ult and you will kill him. Push him in and take tower

VS

Fiora

Medium

Gross. let her waist her w on your auto attacks then q her, you need to out all in her she cant be ground down like other champs because she wins most little trades. You have to get tanky enough to withstand her damage and then use your e and ult to kill her if you can. Try to keep minions in the middle of the lane and watch out for her ult 

VS

Fizz

Medium

dodge his ult and you will be fine. if you get hit by it run away like a man. careful he can dodge your ult with his e but only really skillman fish can do it. 

VS

Gangplank

Medium

Its a fun skill lane. You can't really kill each other unless he builds like a retard. Try not to get poked and farm up. Be careful of his oranges when ulting

VS

Garen

Hard

BAYBLADES LET IT RIP

VS

Gnar

Hard

Now this is a skill match up but it is slightly in his favour, if you get on to him and he doesn't e away you can kill him. But most of the time you and going to be doging qs and getting auto attacked, weirdly when he goes big gnar is probs when you can kill him easiest, make sure to use your w when he stuns. 

VS

Gragas

Medium

Don't see him top very often, you probs wont be able to kill him, keep him pushed in and try to roam. careful of his ult when you are near his tower

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Weird lane. He want to scrap and then heal up by pushing the wave with his w, after a trade keep the pressure on him, he has mana you do not so use that by constantly fighting. Make sure to use w on his e and ult and make sure to ward, his ult e combo can get you a long way from safety 

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

This is not a fun lane. He will go world war 1 on your ass slowly moving his turrets up the lane, try to clear them as often as you can without taking too much damage. use W on his e and w. Run away from his ulted turret. If you can surprise him he is pretty squishy so you can kill him but you have to play it smart. Early 3211_32.png is a must

VS

Irelia

Medium

W her E. Be careful of her ult healing her when you ult her. Trade often and don't let her heal ult. When she gets her 3078_32.png you cant fight her anymore and you should team fight. If playing vs Best Irelia euw it is impossible, please note that he is a lag fiend  

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

Most of them go full damage, you are too tanky for any of his shit. The only this is his passive don't get poked by that and you can fight him ez pz. Ward so you don't get ganked in his ult. Other wise have fun in your bayblade arena 

VS

Jax

Medium

Take 14.png, you need to fight him early or he will slowly out scale. Try to not push him into tower, zone him and when he e's use your e and w. Careful of his ult resists when you want to ult him. If you kill him take tower and roam

VS

Jayce

Hard

You are about to get poked. Get early defense and farm up. In a straight duel you still win as he has no ult but he wont duel you without you being low. Get ganks  

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Kill him often

VS

Kayle

Easy

Ensure she is silenced when you ult her to stop her ult blocking it, remove her q slow with your q and spin to win

VS

Kennen

Medium

Don't see this little shit that often any more. Avoid his Q's and you will be fine, try to W his passive procking. Push him in, if he waists e on minions kill his ass

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Usually becomes a farm lane. You win a straight duel but he has so many escapes that it doesn't really matter. Late game you out scale 

VS

Lissandra

Medium

Becomes a mini game, you have yo bait her w so that you can run in and q her. Other than that it becomes a farm lane. W her ult if she ults you, dont waste your ult when she ults her self 

VS

Malphite

Easy

Dwayne "the rock" Johnson. If you are a true skill man you can doge his ult by running towards him with q if not make sure to w it. Push him in and take tower. Erode him down and then finish him 

VS

Maokai

Medium

Farm lane. Push him in if you can, make sure to ward. Look to roam. 

VS

Master Yi

Easy

Lol. Kill him often. But don't let him doge your ult with his q but they are usually retarded 

VS

Morgana

Medium

Farm lane. Look after your passive. Doge her q with yours, if you are going to get hit use w. If you get on to her try to blow her ult and get out with q, then kill her the next time. Be careful of her black shield, it stops your silence and a lot of your ult damage 

VS

Nasus

Medium

Use your Q to cleanse his W and your W when he Qs. You have to stop him farming and stacking his Q so try to zone if that fails roam mid and take that tower. Careful of his ult when ulting 

VS

Olaf

Easy

Doge his q and ult his ass when he gets low. Don't get poked for free and you win every trade

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Not a fun lane, get tanky early and he won't have the damage to kill you. Farm up and make sure to autop attack him before you Q so that his passive blocks the least damage 

VS

Poppy

Easy

Grind her out of lane and take the tower, zone her out to stop her farming. Careful when ulting her cause her passive will halve it. Don't bother ulting her out of lane, save it for someone else 

VS

Renekton

Medium

G'day m8 in this lane you are gonna have to quiet this little wriggler down with a top jaw rope (Q) then go with his death roll (E) and not let em get away from ya. Shove your finger up his bum hole- that'll really piss em off (His R), then skewer that beauty and throw em on the barbie (R). 

Intro Back to Top

86.pngWho is the beautiful sexy man and isn't he for noobs? He is what is going to make you go gold (please note that gold is diamond 48.png) and 86.png may be relativity easy to play. Most opponents will know what you do but this is not necessarily a bad thing, japan knows what tsunamis do but they still get wrecked by them when they come. You are a tsunami, a tidal wave of manly swag the likes of which have not been seen since 44.png. You are set off by the earthquake of pregame flame and charge forward lvl 1 to shank the enemy's collective nans. 

The trick is to know exactly how much damage you deal and how much you can take before dying, surprise people with perfectly timed ults and frustrate so called "high skill" champs 92.png64.png59.png157.pngwith sexy silences. 

Fear not and cum all over the tits of your lane opponent. 

Be inspired Back to Top

playbutton.pngdutch bay blades op

Early game Back to Top

You saunter into lane with the best rune page ever created and your items, at this point you are stronger than almost any other champion in the game. You need to press this advantage. Get into the brush closest to the enemey tower and wait for your lane opponent, if they face check the brush then auto-Q-auto and back off, this will deal 250-300 damage but greater than that it will cause your opponent to begin to fear you- this is moral damage and it will put anyone in a worse mood than when they started, making them more likely to rage, flame and make mistakes if you keep it up. 
Q them as often as you can and use your auto attacks to farm, you want to hit lvl 2 before them and for them to be as far away from their tower as possible when you do. Whack a point in E and immediately go in on them QEing their face, depending on their hp this will either push them out of lane, make them pop a lot of pots or kill them. Continue to start little skirmishes as you level up, trying to hit both minions and the enemy champion with your E whenever you use it. Doing this will push minions onto their turret, causing them to miss some cs and allows you to Q the tower and run out- slowly wearing it down. Use the Grasp,Auto,E,Q grasp combo, this will give you a health advantage in pretty much every match up if you can get it off. 
When you hit 6 is when you really get kill pressure, do you QE combo and then when they get low BOOM chunks of nan everywhere. 
You should get a lead out of lane but if things are going badly then you can always go tanky early and KS some kills in the mid game with your ult. Why KS? You KNOW you aren't retarded, the person who earned it might be. 

 

Mid game Back to Top

work in progress

Late game Back to Top

At this point you are a big ol' bundle of stats, you don't really have the tolls to initiate other than running at them and slowing with 3143_32.png. Try to catch someone out of position and burst them down with your ult combo, if they that isn't happening let the other members of your team/the enemy team start the fight, I find that eating 412.png hooks or stuns to bait them onto you isn't the worst way of starting fights- better you than your adc.

 Once the fight has started you should still try to get onto the enemy back line as usual but the later the game goes the more damage their carries will get on you before you can even touch them so you can't force it anymore, if you can't get onto them then then peel for your own carries. It is very difficult for anyone kill anything when silenced and dealing with the dps coming from you and carries, don't feel bad on using your ult on a tank if you can't get it on a higher priority target, after all it will technically do the more damage to them. 
 
You will still do damage but this will tail off the later in the game it gets at which point you need to fulfill your roll as a tanky fuck and this is when your W passive and active really come into there own. You should be able to tank towers for your team if you have won a fight but don't have minions, a useful trick. 

About me Back to Top

I am Diamond 4 swag bastard who goes where he pleases, I don't really have a main role, don't need one. What's that? If you don't main top then why should I listen to you about a top lane champion? Fuck you that's why. 
Now that we got that out out of the way, I've been playing 86.png <= that fuck since bronze so I've played vs 99% of the community so I've worked out how to play vs autists alway the way up to retards with shiny badges.  
I've had my ass carried and I've carried some heavy iranian ass, now it is time for me to carry your collective asses with my wise words and spicy memes. 



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