Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.
Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.
Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.
Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.
Stack armor items to lower the large amount of physical damage that Garen deals out.
Try to run away from Garen as your health gets lower, as he can execute you quickly with Demacian Justice.
Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. If getting out of its radius isn't possible, move through allied minions to reduce damage taken.
The stats shown here feature some strategic Aatrox against Garen counter stats that can help us figure out the differences between this set of champs. For instance, Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Garen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Garen..
Aatrox normally has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Garen. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aatrox usually loses when facing off against Garen, with a 48.0% win rate. Therefore, Aatrox makes a poor counter for Garen.
While Aatrox does have a lower win rate than Garen, when facing one another, Aatrox also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex character to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aatrox into Garen.
Moreover, Aatrox also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Garen. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Garen matchups, Garen is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Aatrox is a terribly counter to Garen. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aatrox against Garen.
If you would like to truly master Aatrox in order to counter Garen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aatrox usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Garen. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Aatrox versus Garen build include Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Aatrox combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Garen than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Aatrox had an average win rate of 48.0% when playing against Garen with this counter build.
To have the best probability of beating Garen as Aatrox, Aatrox players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Revitalize, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Aatrox vs Garen battles, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.0% winrate overall.
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