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.
Be very careful about when to use Life Form Disintegration Ray. Many champions have abilities that can interrupt the spell.
When laning, use Void Rift to kill minions while building stacks of Organic Deconstruction on your opponent. You can then follow up with your other abilities.
Shooting Plasma Fission diagonally and splitting at maximum range allows you to hit opponents that are out of the range of the initial missile, but is more challenging to pull off.
The Garen Vel'Koz synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Vel'Koz, 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 Vel'Koz. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Vel'Koz helps Garen perform worse in ranked League matches. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Garen plays on the same team as Vel'Koz, he sees a small increase in his complete damage output. This change may signal that Vel'Koz helps provide cover for him to deal more damage or that his participation also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Garen is played with Vel'Koz 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 with Vel'Koz.
Additionally, when Garen plays with Vel'Koz on the same team, he often receives a little more damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt more damage may mean that Vel'Koz does a poor job of covering Garen during team fights.
There is no universally accepted best synergy for Garen that will no matter what be his best ally. Yet, Vel'Koz is a pretty good ally for Garen. By locking into the same team as Garen, he improves their win rate by 1.2% to 52.7%. This shows that there is pretty good strategic relationship between Garen and Vel'Koz that allows them to perform at the top of their game together than alone.
Vel'Koz has a greater difficulty than Garen. That means you should be careful when enlisting Vel'Koz allies to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to be able to work well with you.
Working together, Garen players should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal magic damage. When paired, these champions are able to dish out a surprising amount of magic type damage.
In contrast, by grouping Garen and Vel'Koz together, you may not be giving your side very much support. We recommend you bring other champs on your team that nullifies this relative disparity in their potential.
Regardless of your Vel'Koz ally's ability, you need to focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.
To truly master Garen in order to pair well with Vel'Koz during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL rounds, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly.
The top items to use in your Garen and Vel'Koz synergy build include Stridebreaker, Mortal Reminder, and Force of Nature. When Garen incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when paired up with Vel'Koz than with most other common builds. In fact, Garen boasted an average winrate of 52.7% helping carry Vel'Koz with this build.
To have the best likelihood of beating your oponents, you should equip the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Gathering Storm, Conditioning, and Overgrowth runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for this champion pairing, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 52.7% winrate overall.
If you need to view Garen and Vel'Koz collaboration tips and builds for a a specific player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu above. At first, the stats and tips and suggestions displayed are computed using all matches with data with both champs.