How to counter Galio with AP mids.

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Mr Dr Guy Man

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03-13-2012

How to counter Galio with AP mid? Not sending AD mid. Jw cuz hes tough.


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Cenerae

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03-13-2012

You don't, unless the Galio is very stupid. You just farm and dodge his poke.


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Cyberthief

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03-13-2012

Chances don't favor any particular AP mid stopping Galio anytime soon. Basically his whole purpose in lane is to shut down AP champs and poke like a monster. Then you get to teamfights and his whole purpose is to deliver kills to his team on a yellow-ish platter with a nice gargoyle in the middle by way of that ult.

Having said that, I would say your best bet in not dying to him, or maybe even trading blows with him, is to prevent him from making full use of his shield. You blow away 25-50% of his health and then he just stands in front of your next minion wave, shields himself, and gets most of it back... So, if you can make it to where he gets punished when he tries to heal, you severely reduce his scary factor. The healing and the fact he gets more AP by putting his shield on himself due to his passive makes the proper use of his shield turn him into a nightmare.

TL;DR Don't let him heal by way of his shield, and don't let him hit you when he has his shield on


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Warrrrax

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03-13-2012

Right. Galio is MELEE range which is pathetic. You can simply autoattack him down every time he moves in to last hit something. If you have a harassment spell which you probably do, go ahead and use it. His magic resist isn't gonna be THAT good early game. He will probably start with meki and 2pots, or boots+3.

If you see that you will be up against him, take BOOTS and 3 health pots, NOT DORANS RING. That helps you dodge his stuff, and heal from what you don't dodge.

He will run out of mana in no time. Hes terrrible.


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Noctys

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03-13-2012

How do higher elo's deal with him? Is he a good pick to shut down a powerful mid in general?

Cuz somethings telling me that if u don't let mid get far then u wont have games where a swain mid gets fed and carries (low elo, happened to me)

Is he a good "carry out of Elo" pick

And I've played against him, did well as victor...got fed early game but still lost. Got fed by means of roaming.


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Cenerae

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03-13-2012

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Originally Posted by Warrrrax View Post
Right. Galio is MELEE range which is pathetic. You can simply autoattack him down every time he moves in to last hit something. If you have a harassment spell which you probably do, go ahead and use it. His magic resist isn't gonna be THAT good early game. He will probably start with meki and 2pots, or boots+3.

If you see that you will be up against him, take BOOTS and 3 health pots, NOT DORANS RING. That helps you dodge his stuff, and heal from what you don't dodge.

He will run out of mana in no time. Hes terrrible.
This sounds to me like you've never actually vs'd a Galio in mid before.

Bulwark bites into any spell harrass deeply. Smart Galios won't waste it on your right clicks, and they'll just hang back and spell farm.


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Lensing FTW

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03-13-2012

Farm and hope you have a better late game? Good luck out pushing him and being able to roam and pick up kills. And killing him without jungler ganks isn't gonna happen. So just farm and be more useful than an aoe taunt with a nuke component. TT.


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PrvtEscortSrvc

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03-13-2012

Pick aggressive jungler and take away his blue, then outpush and outfarm him. Without blue, you will push him out of lane with aggressive pushing and plenty of wards to avoid ganks.


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Warrrrax

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03-13-2012

It might be worth asking what ELO you are at.

In higher ELO, Galio can be a problem because the jungler feeds him Blue Buff early on. That galio is a big pain in the butt because he can use the shield to heal, plus spam very long range skillshots, and yeah even use his 2 AoEs to farm. The CDR doesn't hurt either.

In lower ELOs, this doesn't really happen and Galio runs out of mana pretty quickly.


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ViashinoWizard

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03-13-2012

And for god's sake, don't tower dive him after he hits 6 if you didn't see him use his ult in the last minute or so.


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