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Garen Champion Spotlight

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Phreak

Senior Recruiter

04-26-2010

Greetings summoners,

Garen, the Might of Demacia is on his way to the League of Legends to fight for his home town. Before he arrives, we have prepared a spotlight on Garen's Might... of Demacia! If you want to spin right round, baby, right round, then check out Garen below!

But text only explains so much. If you want to crush the opposition - and you will, I Garen-tee it - then look below for the Garen Champion Spotlight.

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Garen is a physical, melee DPS champion who excels at dishing out punishment in spades. He brings a lot of fun mechanics to various fights: Silence, a damage-reducing shield, and an execute-style ability to help secure yourself some kills. The build used in this spotlight focuses on his area of effect spell, Judgment

Because Garen has no AP ratios, no mana, and a lot of bonus health regeneration as a passive, it's easy to build Garen towards physical damage, critical strike, and armor penetration. Because of this I always try to rush towards the new item, Youmu's Ghostblade before working towards Last Whisper and Infinity Edge. Additionally, he has really strong synergy with the other new item, Randuin's Omen because he naturally gains a lot of armor and magic resist.

Garen's playstyle is pretty forgiving. You can initiate first with Decisive Strike, Courage, and Judgment; follow up after a tank; or even enter a battle late to score a kill with Demacian Justice.

My skill order is:

  1. Judgment
  2. Courage
  3. Judgment
  4. Decisive Strike
  5. Judgment
  6. Demacian Justice
  7. Judgment
  8. Courage
  9. Judgment
  10. Courage
  11. Demacian Justice
  12. Courage
  13. Courage
  14. Decisive Strike
  15. Decisive Strike
  16. Demacian Justice
  17. Decisive Strike
  18. Decisive Strike

My item build, along with some other recommend items are:
  • Brawler's Gloves + 2x Health Potion
  • Boots of Speed - Ninja Tabi or Mercury Treads
  • 2x Avarice Blade
  • Brutalizer
  • Youmu's Ghostblade
  • Last Whisper
  • Infinity Edge
  • Randuin's Omen
  • Guardian Angel
  • Force of Nature
  • Warmog's Armor
  • Frozen Mallet


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Spunkify

Adjudicator

04-26-2010

Interesting.

Ill update this post here in just a bit with Leaguetopten's coverage of him as well!

Edit: Here it is!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lGUJl7Qbes

Some of our clips are from first time contributes.


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Emergencia

Senior Member

04-26-2010

Garen reminds me of a Arms warrior. (WoW)

Anyway, he seems fun.


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The Johninator

Senior Member

04-26-2010

Very nice. I like seeing one of these before the champion even comes out. Maybe people will read it and we'll not see so many terrible builds/players.


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Rinoa

Recruiter

04-26-2010

nice video ! can't wait till he's live


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SicKisH

Recruiter

04-26-2010

World of Warcraft called, they wanted the Warrior skillset back.
jk <3


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Omnitruce

Member

04-26-2010

nice. Thanks Phreak! Looking forward to smashing others with your build : )

P.S. I see what u did there... (I Garen-tee it!)


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Xiaro

Recruiter

04-26-2010

*what Tryn should have been. You can just delete him now


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iEscrow

Junior Member

04-26-2010

very nice champ


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Roflade

Junior Member

04-26-2010

"ur sexy" comment to shen mid chat after killing anivia was PRO



sexy hero. dont see why people wouldnt play him over tryn.