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Garen, the Might of Demacia[edit]

Release date: April 27th, 2010
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Health 455 (+96) Attack damage 52.5 (+3.5)
Health regen. 4.5 (+0.55) Attack speed 0.625 (2.9%)
Mana None Armor 19 (+2.7)
Mana regen. Magic res. 30 (+1.25)
Range 125 Mov. speed 345
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Garen is a recommended melee fighter who does well in the top lane of Summoner's Rift. Carrying a large blade onto the battlefield, Garen's strengths comes from a mix of tankiness and damage.


Passive LoLGaren Perseverance.jpg Perseverance: If Garen has not been struck by damage or enemy abilities in the last 10 seconds, Garen regenerates 0.4% of his maximum Health each second. Minion damage does not stop Perseverance.
Q LoLGaren Decisive Strike.jpg Decisive Strike: Garen gains a burst of movement speed, breaking free from all slows affecting him. His next basic attack will strike a vital area on his foe, dealing bonus damage and silencing them briefly.
W LoLGaren Courage.jpg Courage: Garen passively increases his Armor and Magic Resist. When activated, Courage gives Garen a shield that redueced incoming damage and crowd control effects for a short duration.
E LoLGaren Judgment.jpg Judgment: Garen spins his sword rapidly around his body, dealing physical damage to enemies around him.
R LoLGaren Demacian Justice.jpg Demacian Justice: Garen calls upon the might of Demacia to deal a finishing blow to an enemy champion. It deals damage based on how much of his target's Health is missing.

Item Build[edit]

Starting Items[edit]

Doran's Shield or Doran's Blade

Core Items[edit]

Boots of Speed The Brutalizer Giant's Belt B.F. Sword Hexdrinker

Endgame Items[edit]

Boots of Swiftness The Black Cleaver Warmog's Armor Sunfire Cape Infinity Edge Maw of Malmortius

Skill Order[edit]

Runes, Masteries, Summoner Spells[edit]

Tips, Tricks, and Tactics[edit]

Playing as Garen

  • Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.
  • Courage increases the effectiveness of defensive items. Be sure to itemize appropriately against your oppenents damage types.
  • Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Youmuu's Ghostblade and Brutalizer very effective for him.

Playing against Garen

  • Stack armor items to lower the large amounts of physical damage that Garen deals out.
  • Try to run away from Garen as your health gets lower, as he can execute you quickly with Demacian Justice.
  • Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.

Synergies and Counters[edit]


Sanguine Garen (520 RP)
Desert Trooper Garen (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available)
Commando Garen (520 RP)
Dreadknight Garen (975 RP)
Rugged Garen (750 RP)
Steel Legion Garen (1350 RP)