The best champions globally to counter Garen include Zeri, Aphelios, and Ezreal. These are all good at countering Garen with decent win rates over 57%. Even if these Garen counter picks are not picked in your lane, it's not a good idea to take him into one of these matchups. They will most often destroy Garen.
Conversely, if the other team picks either Dr. Mundo or Mordekaiser, Garen mains should strongly consider taking him, as he easily destroys these champions with win rates over 54% against both ofthem.
Most of Garen's damage is physical, so stack armor to prevent taking damage.
His Q will cleanse himself of all slows. Garen counters a lot of soft CC; however, he is still vulnerable to hard CC.
Avoid fighting Garen alone because Judgement will deal maximum damage to 1 target.
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