Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.
Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.
Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.
Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.
Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.
Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.
The Aatrox Garen synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Garen, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Aatrox sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Garen. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Garen helps Aatrox perform worse in ranked LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Aatrox plays on the same team as Garen, he sees a barely noticable drop in his full damage output. This difference may signal that Garen does not help protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Aatrox is played with Garen on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Garen.
Moreover, when Aatrox plays with Garen on the same side, he usually receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Receiving more damage could indicate that Garen does a poor job of covering Aatrox in teamfights.
There is no perfect companion for Aatrox that will always be his ideal ally. However, overall, Garen is a below average teammate for Aatrox. By being on the same side as Aatrox, he decreases their win rate by -3.0% to 47.5%. This clearly indicates that there is a bad strategic relationship between Aatrox and Garen that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.
Garen has a greater difficulty than Aatrox. That means Aatrox players must be very careful when finding Garen comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will require a greater level of skill to be able to cooperate well with you.
Working together, Aatrox players should see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal physical damage. When paired, these two can tear through the other team with a lot of physcial damage.
Although, by pairing Aatrox and Garen together, you will not be giving your team a great deal of magical damage output. We recommend you have other champs on your team that fills this relative disparity in this pairing's kit.
Regardless of the ability of your Garen teammate, you need to focus on maximizing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you will do well, regardless.
If you would like to truly master Aatrox in order to pair well with Garen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should keep reading to gather some more lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly.
The best items to prioritize in your Aatrox and Garen synergy build include Eclipse, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Aatrox included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting alongside Garen than with most other common builds. In fact, Aatrox boasted an average winrate of 47.5% helping carry Garen with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of crushing your oponents, Aatrox players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for this champion pairing, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.5% winrate overall.
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