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Garen Statistics for PoopyPlatypus

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

Value
Average
Games Played
33
6
Win %
52
47
Kills
7.8
5.8
Assists
3.9
4.8
Deaths
5.1
5.0
KA:D Ratio
2.3
2.1
Gold Earned
13.6K
11K
Creep Score
225.3
172.8
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash is must have for engaging on people with escapes like Ezreal, and for teamfights.

Ghost is second best for garen because movement speed ESSENTIAL for getting kills especially when flash is on CD.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

TAKE THESE MASTERIES!

Very important to copy these exactly.

Stormraider's Surge allows you to secure as many kills as possible. If you land a Q you pretty much are guaranteed a kill. 

Thunderlord's doesn't really add much dmg compared to what you already have, just run stormraider you will thank me later.

Wanderer over  Savagery for faster roaming.
CDR over pen for faster roaming.

Abilities Back to Top

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

I don't play aggressive early. 

If you want you can get a second point into your Q early for more MS boost, but I prefer maxing E for faster clear.
Get W lvl 1 for the stacks. 
Max E first for faster clear.
Q second for faster roam.

Advanced tips:

CSing
You can auto-cancel with your q and e. This is very useful under tower.
When you are strong enough, you can clear a wave and push to tower, then choose either:
1. Proxy if you know the jungler/laner can't kill you.
2. Farm jungle.
3. Roam to other lane and steal wave.
EXP IS VERY IMPORTANT! 
Make sure to get as much exp as possible, spending the extra cash on a potion will definitely help early.

Use Q wisely! 
If they have a slow, for example if you are vs a kayle, wait for her to use her Q on you and immediately use your's right after.
If against someone who can flash/teleport away or with fast MS, use your Q to silence them. Use your own judgement and don't chase if you can't catch them. The only way you can chase champs that kite is if you have ghost or flash. Another way to get them is to hide in a bush with pinkward/sweeper.

Use R wisely!
You can use your R for long range shots. For example if you are vs a lee sin and he is running to dragon pit, and you know he will flash over the wall, you can use your ult and it will deal damage no matter how far away he is.
Late game your R becomes less useful because you deal more dmg with your other abilities/aa in the time it takes to channel it. Only time I would use it late game is if you are vs someone like rammus or poppy with villian on them.

For W
Use before you take dmg. For example if you are running into a 1v5 your combo should be: Q>W>Flash>E>auto/ult
so you w before you flash into them. This is because they will often burst you before you have time to react, at max rank your w lasts 6 seconds so you have lots of time to attack them.

Cancel E!
After clearing a wave or when you will not need it, cancel your E. This will allow you to use it again faster and clear more efficiently.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Buy t1 boots during first back, then BF, pickaxe, or longsword depending on how much gold you have. Avoid buying longsword's if you have the gold and try to rush IE. Buy infinity edge first item.

Core Items

    NEW BUILD PATCH 6.24! Ex#1: Edge of Night if vsing stun lock CC like leona. With the new armor pen buff to Garen's E, you do not need to build black cleaver or dominiks. Focus on building items to get to the squishies in teamfights.
    Ex#2: Get ghostblade if vsing a team with little CC like a sona. It will help you with the fast movement speed buff. Swap static shiv for another item as you do not need the extra crit which would allow you to reach max cdr from ER passive. You already get max cdr from ghostblade. Good items to swap shiv into is: gunblade, deadman plate, randuins omen, maw of malmortius
    If your team has no tank - other good items you can take depending on enemy team comp: randuins omen, thornmail, merc treads.
    My favorite build for twisted treeline. You can swap steraks and maw for something else like randuins omen or phantom dancer.

Situational Items

    If they have a lot of heals.
    If against WW. Don't need for malzahar.
    Really really good. Gives you lots of sustain and works on your E. Is very effective with death's dance.
    Get this instead of deaths dance if behind or vs a lot of ap.
    Get blue smite if jungling.
    Good vs anyone with hard cc. Allows you to engage easier.
    better after patch 6.23, but i prefer edge of night over this for cc block

I would highly recommend going with the crit build, but try both and see what you like most.


3087.png > 3046.png because it works with crit dmg runes and gives lots of burst. It also deals magic dmg, so get it if they                            build lots of armor. I would only get phantom dancer if they have a very fast team and I need the extra                        MS.


Try to get at least 60% Crit chance if going crit build. I usually get 80%+ with IE,ER, ZEAL/SHIV/PD


If you have full build including death's dance + elixir don't be afraid to run into 1v5's. With your W dmg reduction and your E healing you, most likely you will end up killing their carry. If their carry is dead they wont have the dmg to kill you, sometimes you can get penta especially if they are clustered together.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Nautilus
    Medium

VS

Nautilus

Medium
AGAINST ALL CHAMPS PLAY THE SAME!
Farm early, doesn't matter whether under tower or not just make sure to ward if you are extended. Don't get close if you know they can combo you, and only go for easy cs. Your passive will help with sustain in lane so try to not get it canceled too often. Health pots are worth it if you are getting turded on.

SPECIAL FOR NAUTILUS
You don't have anything to avoid his ult. Watch him closely and only go into teamfights when its on CD.
You can also flash and silence him, and move onto the squishies.

MATCHUPS ARE ALL THE SAME Back to Top

AGAINST ALL CHAMPS PLAY THE SAME!
Farm early, doesn't matter whether you are under tower or not just make sure to ward if you are extended. Don't get close if you know they can combo you, and only go for easy cs. Your passive will help with sustain in lane so try to not get it canceled too often. Health pots are worth getting if you are getting poked a lot. Recall if you know they can kill you (ex: Wukong levels up to lvl6, you have half health and lvl 5)

Teamfights + How to play through game. Back to Top

Play like your playing Nasus and farm early. You will be extremely weak early because of Garen's kit.

Expect to be weak early and look forward to late game.
Get stacks into W, get lots of EXP and gold.
Garen's E gets a extra tick at level 4, 7, 10, 13, 16.
On average, at levels 10-13 you will have a big power spike because of your E ticks and by then you should have IE and part way through ER.
At this point you can now instantly clear waves and jungle camps. You will probably be able to kill anyone on their team as well so farming in the enemy jungle and proxying will grant you extra kills because they wont expect your insane amount of dmg.
After you get a couple of kills look to catch anyone off guard, meaning anyone that is overextended or sometimes you can wait in their jungle with a pink ward and ambush them.
If you kill someone, try to push towers or get baron/dragon.
If the enemy team is grouping and pushing hard try to sneak up and flash on the carry.

TEAMFIGHTS
Try to avoid them unless you have flash.
Wait for them to use their CC skills before going in.
Silence whoever is biggest threat.(example: Cassiopeia>Jinx, or Blitzcrank>Miss Fortune)
Combo: Q>W>F>E>R/Auto
W right before you flash, otherwise you might get one shot.


Gameplay Videos Back to Top


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Champion Synergy Back to Top

#126.png Gives you extra levels, movespeed, and revive.

#2117.png Gives movespeed, knockup works well with your E and can keep you in fight longer.

#340.png Gives you Attack Dmg + shield + movespeed.

#461.png Shield, movespeed + ult combo works really well.

#562.png Usually builds Black Cleaver so he will shred their armor for you, also will set you up with knock-up.

#625.png Spell shield allows you to engage smoothly without getting CC'd from champs like 127.png  or  12.png

#7 59.png Shreds armor with Q and Black Cleaver, his ult will set you up for your E.

#843.png Gives movespeed + shield.

#915.png Best ADC to have on your team when playing crit garen. Movespeed bonus really helpful.

#1010.png Heal, movespeed + invulnerability makes you very strong.

Example of a good team comp:

  Top   Mid   Jun   ADC   Sup
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