Hello, high elo players. Why is Garen not played at high elo?

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AMonkeyCourier

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03-02-2012

Considering the amount of top lane matchups that he totally obliterates and his underrated scaling, why is he not a common counterpick?


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ExecutionerKen

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03-02-2012

Not an effective solo top after mid game

Usually getting ignored in a team fight, while other solo top have abilities that make them much better at getting attention to soak damage for the AD carry and AP carry.


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TheNeXShAdO

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03-03-2012

I have seen 1 garen out of 24 ranked games. He carried our team. But, there are a lot of better choices other than garen. You could have akali solo top if she is not banned. You could also have renekton solo top. But, yorick is a good pick for solo top because he rarely loses his lane.


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Kikhan

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03-03-2012

Garren is only strong against a relatively few tops. His damage tanks badly late game. He is easily kited in late game fight situations. His only tanking abillity is soaking otherwise he has no abillity to make someone attack him and he can't peel people off of carries or even control the other team in any way short of one short silence on a long cd.


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LegendaryHobos

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03-03-2012

Because hes easily counter picked against and he depends on a good early game.


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Dogo4

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03-03-2012

Still, Garen will kill an AD/AP carry in one strike + spin + ult. If he goes in after an initiator like Galio, Amumu, Morg, WW (because who can resist blowing a ton of CC on infinite duress?), etc, he will kill that carry. Then he can still do another round of strike/spin since his shield buys him enough time for it. I think he's underrated because he's got a silence rather than stun and his autos are not scary.


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code81

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03-03-2012

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Originally Posted by Dogo4 View Post
Still, Garen will kill an AD/AP carry in one strike + spin + ult. If he goes in after an initiator like Galio, Amumu, Morg, WW (because who can resist blowing a ton of CC on infinite duress?), etc, he will kill that carry. Then he can still do another round of strike/spin since his shield buys him enough time for it. I think he's underrated because he's got a silence rather than stun and his autos are not scary.
? No, he scales horridly, and can be kited really easily.

Not to mention, on most solotops, with equal farm Garen just loses the lane from level 7 onwards.

Basically, he sucks everywhere outside of his own lane.
Even in his own lane, he's just mediocre. Works well as a noobstomper.


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AMonkeyCourier

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03-03-2012

I love it how only 1 reply so far has been from someone who's actually good enough to provide an answer.


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rammenstun

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03-03-2012

He's easy to beat past early game.
Other better bruisers.


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Vave

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03-03-2012

Yorick does his job better.


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