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.
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.
The Garen Olaf synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Olaf, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Garen sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Olaf. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Olaf helps Garen perform not as well in competitive League of Legends matches. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.
When Garen tries to synergize with Olaf, he gets a little drop in his full damage dealt. This may signal that Olaf does not help cover for him to dish out more damage or that his participation also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Garen is played alongside Olaf on the same team, 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 synergisticly with Olaf.
Additionally, when Garen plays with Olaf on the same side, he often receives a little less damage than when he plays alone. Taking not as much damage could indicate that Olaf does a decent job of protecting Garen in team fights.
There is no universally accepted best champion pairing for Garen that will always be his ideal ally. However, overall, Olaf is a very typical companion for Garen. By being on the same team as Garen, he lowers their win rate by -0.6% to 50.9%. This signals that there is only a small strategic relationship between Garen and Olaf that results in them performing worse together than alone.
Olaf has a lower difficulty than Garen. That means you don't need to be careful when finding Olaf teammates to fight alongside, as they will require a lower level of skill to be able to fight well with you.
When playing on the same side, you should observe an overall large increase in your team’s capability to deal physical damage. Combined, these champions can tear through the other team with a lot of physcial damage.
In contrast, by bringing Garen and Olaf together, you may not be granting your other allies a lot of magical damage output. We recommend you include other champions on your team that neutralizes this relative disparity in this pairing's abilities.
Regardless of the skill of your Olaf ally, you need to focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you will do well anyway.
To learn all of the intricacies of Garen in order to work well with Olaf during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends rounds, you should continue reading to master a few extra lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly.
The ideal items to include in your Garen and Olaf synergy build consist of Stridebreaker, Mortal Reminder, and Dead Man's Plate. When Garen combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when paired up with Olaf than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Garen boasted an average winrate of 50.9% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Olaf with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating your oponents, Garen players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for this team composition, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.9% winrate overall.
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