How to Win Garen vs Katarina Counter Matchup Garen is in the a tier of champions

Garen vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Garen in LoL Katarina is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Garen

based on 4,932 Garen vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
52.9 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League of Legends matches each week. Within our data, Garen faced Katarina 4932 times. Using so many matchups for Garen vs Katarina provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide useful stats and a recommended build to shatter your rival. This pairing is somewhat rare. Garen fights Katarina in only 2.7% of his games.

Garen vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Garen has done a good job of beating Katarina. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.9% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Garen against Katarina matches, Garen’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Katarina.

Best Garen vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerIronspike Whip

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerSterak's GageDead Man's Plate

Optional Items

Wit's EndMortal ReminderBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

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

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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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E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Garen

Tips for Playing as Garen against Katarina

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

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.

Advice to Win Against Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Garen vs Katarina Counter Stats

Garen Image
Win Rate
52.9 %
VS
Win Rate
47.1 %
Katarina Image
6.8
< Kills >
9.2
5.3
< Deaths >
6.7
4.6
< Assists >
5.7
1.53
< Killing Sprees >
2.05
165
< Minions Killed >
142
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.63
< Inhibitors >
0.37
13,659
< Physical Damage >
2,052
238
< Magic Damage >
17,067
4,258
< True Damage >
1,016
18,156
< Damage Dealt >
20,135
26,286
< Damage Taken >
23,041
12,112
< Gold Earned >
11,610
2.89
< Towers >
1.47
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,614
< Total Healing >
2,259
14,707
< Experience >
13,280
17
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
8
163
< Time Dealing CC >
23

How to Counter Katarina with Garen in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some critical Garen vs. Katarina counter stats that may help us understand the differences and similarities between these two champions. For instance, Garen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, showing that Garen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Katarina..

Garen typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Katarina. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Garen and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Garen
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Garen
Katarina

Who is Better, Garen or Katarina?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Garen usually wins when taking on Katarina, with a 52.9% win rate. Therefore, Garen makes a good counter for Katarina.

While Garen does have a higher winrate than Katarina, when they face off with one another, Garen also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Garen into Katarina.

Furthermore, Garen has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Garen vs Katarina matchups, Garen is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Garen is an above average counter to Katarina. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Garen against Katarina.

Additional Information for Garen Players

How We Calculated Our Garen vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Garen, we analyzed 4,932 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 Katarina 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 to counter Katarina during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Garen often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Katarina. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Garen versus Katarina build include Stridebreaker, Sterak's Gage, and Dead Man's Plate. When Garen used at least these three items in his build, he did much better countering Katarina than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Garen had an average winrate of 52.9% when playing against Katarina with this counter build.

To have the best chance of crushing Katarina as Garen, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Garen vs Katarina counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.9% winrate overall.

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