Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.
If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.
Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.
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 Ekko 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, Ekko sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Garen. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Garen helps Ekko perform not as well in ranked League of Legends matches. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.
When Ekko plays on the same team as Garen, he observes a small increase in his total damage dealt. This change may indicate that Garen provides cover for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Ekko is played together with Garen on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Garen.
Additionally, when Ekko plays with Garen on the same side, he usually receives a little more damage than when he fights alone. Receiving more damage may indicate that Garen does a poor job of protecting Ekko during team fights.
There is no perfect synergy for Ekko that will always be his ideal synergy. Yet, Garen is a fantastic teammate for Ekko. By locking into the same team as Ekko, he improves their win rate by 3.2% to 53.5%. This proves that there is a very real strategic relationship between Ekko and Garen that results in them performing at the top of their game together than alone.
Garen has a much lower diffuclty than Ekko. That means Ekko players don't need to be careful when enlisting Garen comrades to go into battle on the same side as, as they will require a much lower level of skill to be able to fight well with you.
Playing alongside, Ekko players will likely see an overall large increase in your team’s ability to deal physical damage. Together, these champs can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.
In contrast, by grouping Ekko and Garen together, you will not be providing your side enough crowd control. Plan to bring other champions on your team that offsets this disparity in this pairing's capabilities.
Regardless of your Garen ally's ability, you need to focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you should do well anyway.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ekko in order to pair well with Garen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL matches, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot.
The most important items to use in your Ekko and Garen synergy build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Ekko bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting alongside Garen than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Ekko had an average win rate of 53.5% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Garen with this build.
To have the best likelihood of crushing your oponents, Ekko players should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for this team composition, this combo of runes yielded the top win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 53.5% win rate overall.
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