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

Olaf vs Garen

How to Beat Garen as Olaf in LoL Garen is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Garen as Olaf

based on 3,506 Olaf vs Garen matchups
Win Rate
48.3 %
K/D/A
1.77
Pick Rate
6.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked LoL games each and every week. Within our dataset, Olaf battled Garen 3506 times. Using so many games with Olaf vs Garen gives us confidence in our capacity to produce useful data and a supported build to defeat your opposition. This particular pairing is fairly uncommon. Olaf fights Garen in only 6.1% of his games.

Olaf vs Garen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Olaf has done a poor job of countering Garen. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.3% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Olaf against Garen matches, Olaf’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Garen.

Best Olaf vs Garen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeMaw of MalmortiusSpirit VisageSterak's Gage

Summoner Spells

summonerhaste summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Garen as Olaf

Tips for Playing as Olaf against Garen

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

Advice to Win Against Garen

Stack armor items to lower the large amount of physical damage that Garen deals out.

Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.

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.

Olaf vs Garen Counter Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
48.3 %
VS
Win Rate
51.7 %
Garen Image
6.9
< Kills >
6.9
6.6
< Deaths >
5.2
4.8
< Assists >
4.7
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
134
< Minions Killed >
172
0.45
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.63
15,142
< Physical Damage >
13,726
164
< Magic Damage >
271
6,354
< True Damage >
5,062
21,660
< Damage Dealt >
19,060
28,864
< Damage Taken >
28,832
12,010
< Gold Earned >
12,438
2.4
< Towers >
2.92
0.11
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
7,392
< Total Healing >
2,555
14,075
< Experience >
15,118
17
< Vision Score >
17
7
< Wards Placed >
8
356
< Time Dealing CC >
179

How to Counter Garen with Olaf in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several influential Olaf against Garen matchup stats that can help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Garen’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Garen..

Olaf usually has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Garen. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Olaf and Garen

Damage Types Compared

Olaf
Garen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Olaf
Garen

Who is Better, Olaf or Garen?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Olaf usually loses when taking on Garen, with a 48.3% win rate. Therefore, Olaf makes a poor counter to Garen.

While Olaf does have a lower win rate than Garen, when on opposite teams, Olaf also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Olaf into Garen.

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

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Garen matchups, Garen is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Olaf is a somewhat poor counter for Garen. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Olaf against Garen.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf vs Garen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Garen as Olaf, we analyzed 3,506 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 Garen as Olaf 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 Olaf in order to counter Garen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Olaf usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Garen. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Olaf versus Garen build include Trinity Force, Black Cleaver, and Death's Dance. When Olaf included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Garen than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Olaf had an average win rate of 48.3% when playing against Garen with this build.

To have the highest probability of defeating Garen as Olaf, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Olaf vs Garen battles, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.3% winrate overall.

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