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

Garen vs Mordekaiser

How to Beat Mordekaiser as Garen in LoL Mordekaiser is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Mordekaiser as Garen

based on 8,084 Garen vs Mordekaiser matchups
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
1.96
Pick Rate
7.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds every week. In our dataset, Garen did battle with Mordekaiser 8084 times. Using so many games with Garen vs Mordekaiser gives us confidence in our capability to prepare useful statistics and a solid build to crush Mordekaiser. This counter matchup is fairly uncommon. Garen encounters Mordekaiser in only 7.8% of his rounds.

Garen vs Mordekaiser Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Garen does a below average job of beating Mordekaiser. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.7% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Garen against Mordekaiser matches, Garen’s side is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Mordekaiser.

Best Garen vs Mordekaiser Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsIronspike Whip

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerForce of NatureDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Black CleaverDead Man's PlateSerpent's FangSterak's Gage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste 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 ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive 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
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
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R
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Guide to Countering Mordekaiser as Garen

Tips for Playing as Garen against Mordekaiser

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 Mordekaiser

Damage he deals can be converted into a large shield, and consumed for health

Realm of Death will cut you off from your teammates completely. Try to save mobility spells to escape Mordekaiser once inside

Mordekaiser builds up a powerful damage aura when fighting champions, so keep your distance.

Garen vs Mordekaiser Counter Stats

Garen Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Mordekaiser Image
6.1
< Kills >
6.9
5.4
< Deaths >
5.6
4.5
< Assists >
5
1.37
< Killing Sprees >
1.59
170
< Minions Killed >
142
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.43
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.49
13,846
< Physical Damage >
2,722
220
< Magic Damage >
17,943
4,601
< True Damage >
2,478
18,668
< Damage Dealt >
23,144
29,525
< Damage Taken >
31,672
12,157
< Gold Earned >
11,982
2.67
< Towers >
2.05
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.11
2,517
< Total Healing >
6,778
15,227
< Experience >
15,034
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
180
< Time Dealing CC >
165

How to Counter Mordekaiser with Garen in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several vital Garen versus Mordekaiser counter stats that can help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Garen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Mordekaiser’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Garen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Mordekaiser..

Garen often has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Mordekaiser. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Garen and Mordekaiser

Damage Types Compared

Garen
Mordekaiser
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Garen
Mordekaiser

Who is Better, Garen or Mordekaiser?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Garen usually loses when playing against Mordekaiser, with a 47.7% win rate. As a result, Garen makes a bad counter to Mordekaiser.

While Garen does have a lower winrate than Mordekaiser, when on opposite teams, Garen also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champion to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Garen into Mordekaiser.

Moreover, Garen also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Mordekaiser. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Garen vs Mordekaiser matchups, Mordekaiser is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Garen is a garbage counter for Mordekaiser. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Garen against Mordekaiser.

Additional Information for Garen Players

How We Calculated Our Garen vs Mordekaiser Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Mordekaiser as Garen, we analyzed 8,084 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 Mordekaiser 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 learn all of the intricacies of Garen in order to counter Mordekaiser during both the lane 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 stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Garen often racks up a similar amount of CS as Mordekaiser. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Garen versus Mordekaiser build include Stridebreaker, Force of Nature, and Death's Dance. When Garen included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Mordekaiser than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Garen boasted an average winrate of 47.7% when countering Mordekaiser with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of crushing Mordekaiser as Garen, Garen players should use the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Gathering Storm, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Garen vs Mordekaiser battles, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.7% win rate overall.

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