How to Synergize Garen with Vel'Koz on the Same Team Garen is in the s tier of champions

Garen with Vel'Koz

How to Win With Garen and Vel'Koz Paired Together Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Mage

How to Synergize Garen and Vel'Koz

based on 3,286 Garen with Vel'Koz pairs
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
2.14
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers take in data from from millions of LoL games directly from Riot Games each week. Garen has fought alongside Vel'Koz in 3286 recently played, competitive games. By amassing so much complete data directly from the publishers of League, we have complete confidence that we can provide you with high-quality, insightful builds to help Garen synergize with Vel'Koz. It is relatively rare for Garen to play alongside Vel'Koz on the same side. This pairing has only taken place in approx. 2.3% of games with Garen.

Garen Vel'Koz Synergy Summary

Garen does a good job of playing alongside Vel'Koz. Typically, he wins a terrific 52.7% of matches the champions fight alongside one another. If you want to play better as Garen when playing with Vel'Koz by figuring out how to better synergize your strategy with him, then dig into the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Garen Vel'Koz Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordBerserker's Greaves

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerMortal ReminderForce of Nature

Optional Items

Death's DanceSterak's GageHullbreakerDead Man's Plate

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakCelerityGathering Storm
Resolve ConditioningOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Garen's passive ability p
Garen q ability q
Garen w ability w
Garen e ability e
Garen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Garen and Vel'Koz

Tips for Playing as Garen with Vel'Koz

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.

Advice to Understand How Vel'Koz Will Play

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.

Garen Vel'Koz Synergy Stats

Garen Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Vel'Koz Image
6.6
< Kills >
6.4
5.1
< Deaths >
5
4.3
< Assists >
4.4
1.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.45
178
< Minions Killed >
175
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.67
< Inhibitors >
0.63
14,083
< Physical Damage >
13,895
238
< Magic Damage >
254
4,940
< True Damage >
4,721
19,263
< Damage Dealt >
18,871
30,006
< Damage Taken >
29,048
12,647
< Gold Earned >
12,343
2.96
< Towers >
2.87
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,642
< Total Healing >
2,482
15,648
< Experience >
15,167
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
192
< Time Dealing CC >
186

How to Play with Vel'Koz as Garen in LoL

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.

Synergies between Garen and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Garen with Vel'Koz
Garen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Garen
Vel'Koz
Synergy

Is Garen better when played alongside Vel'Koz?

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.

Additional Information for Garen Players

How We Calculated Our Garen Vel'Koz Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Garen and Vel'Koz, we analyzed 3,286 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Garen with Vel'Koz comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

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.