How to Win Garen vs Gragas Counter Matchup Garen is in the s tier of champions

Garen vs Gragas

How to Beat Gragas as Garen in LoL Gragas is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Fighter Mage

How to Beat Gragas as Garen

based on 2,063 Garen vs Gragas matchups
Win Rate
54.1 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Gragas as Garen resulted from an analysis of 2063 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Garen has to counter Gragas in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Garen vs Gragas Matchup Summary

Garen has done a great job of beating Gragas. Normally, he wins a fantastic 54.1% of the time the champs oppose one another in. In Garen against Gragas games, Garen’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood against Gragas.

Best Garen vs Gragas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsIronspike Whip

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerMortal ReminderDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Black CleaverDead Man's PlateHullbreakerForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakCelerityGathering Storm
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Garen's passive ability p
Garen q ability q
Garen w ability w
Garen e ability e
Garen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
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R
12
Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Gragas as Garen

Tips for Playing as Garen against Gragas

Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.

Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.

Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.

Advice to Win Against Gragas

Gragas can knock everybody away with his ultimate. Be careful that you don't get knocked into him or, worse, an enemy tower.

Body Slam is on a very low cooldown, making it difficult to pursue Gragas. Don't overextend yourself chasing him.

Garen vs Gragas Counter Stats

Garen Image
Win Rate
54.1 %
VS
Win Rate
45.9 %
Gragas Image
6.3
< Kills >
4.7
4.8
< Deaths >
5.3
4.2
< Assists >
7.3
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
1.09
182
< Minions Killed >
122
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.38
0.65
< Inhibitors >
0.35
14,388
< Physical Damage >
1,579
207
< Magic Damage >
16,392
4,619
< True Damage >
950
19,215
< Damage Dealt >
18,923
28,933
< Damage Taken >
27,986
12,465
< Gold Earned >
10,726
3.02
< Towers >
1.37
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.08
2,392
< Total Healing >
10,077
15,235
< Experience >
13,522
18
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
192
< Time Dealing CC >
389

How to Counter Gragas with Garen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several strategic Garen against Gragas matchup statistics that can help you understand the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Garen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gragas’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Garen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Gragas..

Garen normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Gragas. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Garen and Gragas

Damage Types Compared

Garen
Gragas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Garen
Gragas

Who is Better, Garen or Gragas?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Garen usually wins when trying to fight Gragas, with a 54.1% win rate. Thus, Garen makes a great counter to Gragas.

While Garen does have a much higher winrate compared to Gragas, when facing one another, Garen also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Garen into Gragas.

Additionally, Garen has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gragas. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Garen vs Gragas matchups, Garen is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Garen is a great counter for Gragas. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Garen against Gragas.

Additional Information for Garen Players

How We Calculated Our Garen vs Gragas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gragas as Garen, we analyzed 2,063 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Gragas as Garen comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Garen in order to counter Gragas during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Garen usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Gragas. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Garen versus Gragas build include Stridebreaker, Mortal Reminder, and Death's Dance. When Garen combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Gragas than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Garen boasted an average win rate of 54.1% battling Gragas with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Gragas as Garen, Garen players should use the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Gathering Storm, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Garen vs Gragas fights, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 54.1% win rate overall.

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