League of Legends Champion Garen Garen is in the a tier of champions

Garen

Fighter Tank
Garen is a fighter Role fighter
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Mid-Game
Perseverance ability p
Decisive Strike ability q
Courage ability w
Judgment ability e
Demacian Justice ability r
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Garen Build

based on 87,623 matches
Win Rate
51.3 %
Pick Rate
11.2 %
Ban Rate
5.2 %

How We Come Up with Our Garen Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Garen build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Garen builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Garen core items and runes for any situation.

Garen Build Summary

Garen is a pretty good top lane champion in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Sorcery Resolve. Incorporating the selected runes shown below in your Garen build will give you the additional bonuses to help him play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. Garen players should focus on leveling up his q ability first.

Best Build for Garen

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Berserker's GreavesIronspike Whip

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerMortal ReminderYoumuu's GhostbladeBerserker's Greaves

Optional Items

Phantom DancerGuardian AngelSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Garen to level up q
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Second ability for Garen to level up e
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Last skill for Garen to max out w

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakCelerityGathering Storm
Resolve ConditioningUnflinching
Adaptive Armor HealthScaling
Garen's passive ability p
Garen q ability q
Garen w ability w
Garen e ability e
Garen's ultimate ability r
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Garen Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Garen Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Garen FAQs

Q: What lane does Garen play?

A: In conventional League play, Garen is most often played in the top lane. With his passive heal, Garen can take on other roles, but he's most commonly played as a Top champion.

Q: How can I carry as Garen?

A: You can build Garen either as a bruiser/tank or as a high damage dealer with lots of critical hit chance. The best Garen build in LoL depends on what enemies you are facing. If you face lots of CC or already have lots of damage dealers on your team, it's best to build Garen more as a tank. If, however, you don't have much damage dealing potential or don't face heavy crowd control, you may be able to build him primarily as a damage dealer who is only augmented with increased tank.

Additional Garen Build Insights

LoL Garen players will find him to be a confusing character to build out properly. You will see that his build is modified when he is fighting either well-rounded or specialized team comps, meaning you should not follow the same Garen build every game of League of Legends

The most critical items to include in your champion's build are: Stridebreaker, Mortal Reminder, and Youmuu's Ghostblade. Players who included these pieces in their setups had a higher winrate than players who worked towards other builds for Garen. Similarly, if you are playing a mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing Garen the Sorcery, and Resolve runes. In recent games, he won the largest percentage of his games when equipped with these runes.

We established our Garen build recommendations by examining 87,623 recently ranked LoL rounds with him in them. We only advise the best winrate Garen builds that were built by ranked LoL players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many rounds in our data, we are very confident in our recommended builds.