Why Garen is underrated and underplayed?

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TehJackAttack

Senior Member

10-18-2012

I like my garen as a Tanky Tanky DPS. First item generally chain mail, second item usually Giant's Belt. Then Brutalizer, then boots5 or merc/ninja. I like to rock him with boots5, personally.

Warmogs, Atma's, Boots5, Ghostblade, Aegis. Last item usually either Frozen Mallet or Banshee's/QSS/FoN.

edit: Shen'd! But also LoLKing reports me being 6/1 as Garen the man in the last week. He dominates top lane HARD imo, bush control second to none. Makes Rengar skerd to go in the bushes :P


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NicknameMy

Senior Member

10-18-2012

I personally build Garen nearly full AD. I get Ionian boots(cuz CDR is very important), Youmuu's, IE, Guardian Angel, Maw and Last Whisper. This build doesn't sound tanky, but well, it actually is. And you can kill a carry in 3 seconds.


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Mogs01gt

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10-18-2012

Cant just build armor and mr, need help to increase surviveability.


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TehJackAttack

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Run +25 arm pen runes, flat armor, scaling mr blues.

9/21/0 with arm pen mastery.

Build brutalizer early, with an emphasis on armor/mr to negate damage from your lane. Harass hard with Q->E. Win lane. Win game.


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NicknameMy

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mogs01gt View Post
Cant just build armor and mr, need help to increase surviveability.
Well, quoting elementz at his solo queue tier list video, it is all what he needs.


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Zatchmo

Junior Member

10-18-2012

Dorans Shield > Boots of choice > RUSH IE

Build tanky from there, and get Atmas eventually.

Farm/harass with your Q+E

Armor Pen/Crit Dmg/Life runes

21/x/x masteries

Works extremely well for myself.


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Judas Priest

Senior Member

10-18-2012

Because he sucks?


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NicknameMy

Senior Member

10-19-2012

If he sucks, why he would be then at T2 in a tier list from a pro?


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turrdfergason

Senior Member

10-19-2012

everytime I see a Garen picked I cringe if I am top lane. Someone skilled with Garen can shut down a lane with ease. Late game he just drops so hard though. He has no Initiate and just feels totally underpowered in a team fight.

There are just so many other champs that have more CC and can be just as tanky.


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NicknameMy

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Okay, now i know why he is underplayed. Because most people don't know a **** about his pros, cons and his build at all.


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