Garen Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

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219,195 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Our Garen builds come from our evaluation of 219,195 recently ranked Garen rounds. Only the highest winrate Garen builds that are also in common use are advised. Because we have so many matches in our database, we are confident that we can produce high quality builds to help ensure you win your next match!

To find more focused build guidance and advice, you should check out our guide to playing with Garen farther down on the page. Additionally, to see the top Garen build designed for a different skill level, you can select a different skill tier from the dropdown menu above. The proposed Garen builds will update to reflect that division’s meta.

Best Garen Runes

If you are facing a varied enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting Garen the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Gathering Storm, and Nimbus Cloak runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest percentage of his games when built with these runes. Yet, if you are trying to beat a more single focused enemy team composition, such as an AP centric or a tank heavy team, you should instead browse down and to the right to view the best Garen runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.


Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Versus Selected Team Comp
Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Second Wind Rune Second Wind

Best Items for Your Garen Build

The most important items to include in your Garen build include: Stridebreaker, Infinity Edge, Sterak's Gage, and Stormrazor. Moreover, like our rune builds, you can also get quality, dedicated, Garen item builds further down for the specific enemy team composition you are playing in your ongoing match. Those who added these items in their setups had a significantly better win rate than players who worked towards other builds for Garen.

LoL Item StridebreakerLoL Item Infinity EdgeLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Stormrazor

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item StridebreakerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Essence ReaverLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Trinity ForceLoL Item Phantom DancerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Force of Nature

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item StridebreakerLoL Item Mortal ReminderLoL Item Wit's EndLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item StridebreakerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Wit's EndLoL Item Dead Man's Plate

Guide to Playing with Garen

  • Garen's regeneration from Perseverance is enhanced when he isn't hit for a few seconds.
  • Use Judgement mainly when there is 1 enemy champion around, it will deal maximum damage when hitting a single target.