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.
Olaf becomes more dangerous the lower life he is. Save your disables to finish him off.
Preventing Olaf from reaching his axe will minimize the amount of harassment he can cause in the laning phase.
Olaf has reduced defenses from damage during Ragnarok, despite being immune to disables. If you can't escape from Olaf during Ragnarok, try focusing your damage on him with your teammates.
The stats provided here highlight some critical Garen vs. Olaf matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between these two champions. Garen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Olaf’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Garen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Olaf..
Garen typically has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Olaf. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Garen usually wins when trying to fight Olaf, with a 52.0% win rate. Therefore, Garen makes a good counter for Olaf.
While Garen does have a higher win rate than Olaf, when on opposite teams, Garen also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Garen into Olaf.
Additionally, Garen also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Olaf. This often 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 Garen vs Olaf matchups, Garen is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Garen is a decent counter to Olaf. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Garen against Olaf.
To truly master Garen to counter Olaf 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 mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Garen typically gets a similar amount of CS compared to Olaf. Champions who typically don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The top items to have in your Garen versus Olaf build include Stridebreaker, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Garen bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs Olaf than with many other typical builds. In fact, Garen boasted an average winrate of 52.0% battling Olaf with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Olaf as Garen, Garen players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Garen vs Olaf clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.0% winrate overall.
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