Discover all Mid champions who counter Galio. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Galio in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Galio Data for all roles taken from 33,6602385813,13612,30317,405 matches.
Middle Lane (84%)
Galio Middle Lane Counters: 28,14814,14610,4972,780516209 matches, 60 counter champions
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Counter RatingCounter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Tips Against Galio in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
HikariWoosh says “Galio can't do anything to you, but he can follow your roams easily, just be aware of Galios position when you leave the lane and you should be good.”
Super08131208 says “This match up isn't hard, it's just very hard to kill Galio especially against AP champs. Try not to get poked by his Q too much and avoid being hit by his E+W+Q combo. Wait till his Aftershock goes out then you can fight. If he goes AP you have a better kill potential. If he goes tank with Aftershock, look for pokes. Only thing you really lose hard to is his ability to gank.
Uberizm says “Personally I like to watch TV static while playing this matchup so that I can lose additional sanity on top of the sanity im already losing from his mental assault. Just play for out roaming you cant kill him”
Zoose says “Auto attack him whenever he uses E. Play a little safe while your E is down. W is another peel tool to flick him away while he's in his slow moving taunt. At lv 6, he will look to ult teleport so ward behind walls or deep in lane and ping teammates. Look to match his roams with your ultimate.”
HAMMERSLAYER says “A strong jungler with a lot of CC, he has a good and relatively fast clear, he will gank any moderatly extended lanes without much effort while trying to be a supportive jungler with quite a bit of damage for his team.”
Esrucnl says “Very hard to kill because of his W ability making him tankier and getting a in-built magic shield from it. It is possible to kill Galio the very first levels during laning phase if you manage to outplay him and dodge his abilities and all in him with ignite.
Later the game goes he becomes too tanky to kill and an insane good frontline for the enemy team making your life hell mid-late game.”
Azurio says “If he goes ap, E out and take distances, don't let him taunt you. you can burst him with eclipse ignite.
If he goes tank, you won't kill him and he will just roam, afk farm and destroy late game. Keep bushes around mid warded and ping when he is gone.”
beansoce says “Try and use auto attacks during your combos, it will do more dmg than your abilties since his magic shield passive. Get boots early to dodge his e and try to pool his w as best you can. His ult makes it hard for you to one shot people so just becareful when making plays he might be hovering them on the map with ult.”
MrBlivious says “The only thing you have to watch out for is his e into w, where he knocks you up and taunts you, because being taunted is the last thing you want while fighting. He also makes it harder to roam to other lanes because he can ult and interrupt the gank.”
Twisted Tea Fate says “Very easy to deal with. You can bully him all you want just keep the wave on your side so you don't get ganked. Your ult range is much longer than his, so he will be slow to react.”
Bunny Kata says “TAKE LEGEND:TENACITY AGAINST GALIO. The only issue with Galio is that he has hard CC. But still, you can destroy him with your burst. Wait for him to use his abilities in teamfight, then you can go in and kill him fast.
Ignite-TP + Doran's Blade.”
Melyn says “Galio is similar to Blitzcrank in that you can win slowly but lose very fast. In most situations, if he CCs you, you're dead. Poke him down as much as possible (with E since it's such long range, backing off when it's on CD) and don't get baited by his aftershock's tankiness.
Do not be afraid of flashing away from his spells. Better that than dead.”
Berdasco9 says “Otro campeón diseñado para hacer counter a asesinos ap, el matchup no es tan horrible como puede parecer en un principio, si eres capaz de baitear alguna habilidad antes de hacer un tradeo deberías poder sacarle una gran cantidad de vida a base de auto ataques, recomendable empezar con BOTRK en este matchup.”
Dazzther says “You can't even deal dmg to him. But if you don't troll, he won't be able to kill you tho. Just play the lane and farm safe, and try to roam whenever you can to grab some kills. If you really need to win your lane, taking conqueror is the way to go.”
Bertsicle says “If he's good you wont kill him, he can just out push you and roam first, try to keep him low health by trading a lot early so his roams are awkward and avoid his AOE auto passive on minions.”
KyogoEntity says “With lethal tempo in a 1v1 scenario it should be impossible to lose vs Galio but his danger comes in his roaming potential post 6 and his gank set-up with his hard to miss CC. Try not to over extend and waste everything after his aftershock runs out. If he has predator its a free lane. ”
donidaking says “DEMACIA STONE STATUE
Don t stay in his Q even if it hits you ,if he charges w when you charge E it s the same distance so he releases his W and cancels your E.
His ult is really annoying in a teamfight as he gives those in it magic shields.
Besides being careful when trading it s not unplayable watch out for jgle ganks since his kit allows him to keep you stunned for a while,dodge E with your W if it s gonna hit.
If he goes aftershock you don t win any trades if it s up.”
Supp Ahri says “she magic shield is a big problem in lane as well as his q poke and his ability to close large gaps and cc you easily if your jgl is ad ask them for a gank and try to snowball off of other lanes if your jgl is ap just farm and dont waste your mana on him unless you can get a free combo
TheKingUltra says “If he plays tank, neither him or you will get a kill on lane. If he goes ap, try to outfarm him, because of his reliance on q for farming. He might even die, with the help of your jungler.”
Ahri Simplord says “You're gonna look to harass him a lot early, he's gonna try to shove in every wave he can with his passive and Q. He can't really oneshot you without ignite so watch out for ganks cause his taunt is pretty good cc. Take the priority in lane as much as you can and roam.”
ROLVe says “Galio is a big counter, due to his tankiness. Try to play safe and block as many of his Qs. If he backs, push the wave and go roam. !Use Conqueror in this Match-up! Use Legend: Tenacity, Second wind and Unflinching.”
Xalt says “Try to bait Galios taunt with QE and back off you wont win trades while he has his aftershock proc. Extended trades usually go in favour of diana as he has a lot longer cool downs than you. ”
DaffeLaffe says “This mathcup is really hard since Galio also is a bit tanky. Try to bait Galios taunt with QE and back off you won't win trades while he has his aftershock proc. Extended trades usually go in favor of Diana as he has a lot longer cooldowns than you.”
Juon says “Obnoxious 💀 Tanky 💀 Infinite cc chain 💀 Gap closer 💀 Big damage 💀 BUILDS MERC TREADS 💀 HAS BUILT IN MAGIC RESIST IN ABILITIES 💀 horrible matchup, like kassadin he has built in mr into his kit. He can't be killed easily, run phase rush and max E second.”
Xelikari says “Galio has exceptionally good gank setup so it’s important to know exactly where the enemy jungler is at all times; especially before looking to trade as it can quickly go south. Dodge his Q’s with your W and look to trade after as that’s literally all of his damage. Try to overheat before his W goes off so if he stays he’s getting wacked by overheat auto’s.
When playing vs Galio I will generally take Conqueror and go for Riftmaker instead of the normal Comet or Electrocute, as this is gonna do more damage to Galio and diversify your damage profile a bit.
lolzed5 says “always push lane in this matchup, Galio has insane wave clear with his passive, but due to his kit, he is unable to freeze waves, utilize your w backward, and hit him with your full combo if he ever dashes towards you. ”
ChrisWasTaken says “You're not a mage. you win trades but galio looks to setup for their jungler so play smart. This isn't a SMORC GO IN FACE type of guide. I really think Xin mid / top is good you just gotta play smart.”
desch3445 says “AD vs Galio, you should be fine. Keep the wave shoved out though, a good Galio can make some absolutely nutty ulti plays.
Take the First Strike page; Even though Galio's got some great poke, it's not reliable enough to justify not going First Strike. Still a melee matchup, still an AD matchup vs Galio, you're golden.”
ThePieBeam says “Very painful to fight into because of his shield and the dash-fuck combo but it's not too bad if you know his range. You can predict the dash most of the time with experience and Q him out of it. You can also wall him off and away from being able to taunt you. Conveniently your range is basically just outside of his dash range so it's just a matter of keeping a close eye on his pressure. Also his wind ability is annoying but it's really easy to avoid taking big damage from it so it's really not much of a factor. ”
Polartech says “Galio isn't a big problem for Kayle even if he can Charge and Taunt you easily, this because Galio does damages only with his Gust (Q). Dodge his Gust and play moderatly aggressive versus him. Another good tip is to build Kayle Autoattacker closing Wit's End or Blade of the Ruined King for first, followed by Kraken Salyer or Immortal Shieldbow to take a good advantage on him.”
Callmebee says “We're supposed to be on the same side here, Galio! You're not going to be able to kill him in lane normally as he is too tanky and has a magic sheild, but you can definitely try! Be mindful of being ganked though as Galio is pretty easy to gank for if you're pushed. He becomes a problem if he builds Rocketbelt but, unless he is fed, he can't kill you. Take Barrier.”
TcKatfish says “[Press The Attack Runes / Long Sword and Refillable Pots start.] To beat Galio you need to harass him while he goes for minions and try to stay healthy before level 3. Play aggressive with Q and be sure to grapple in ONCE you see him in the beginning sequence of his E. (Galio E is the charge back and knock up) WIthout Galio's E or W up he can be ran down for free. Post 6 just perma-shove waves to and threaten roams to deny him any pressure to use his R.”
lonestar1870 says “Push in early, it's easy to freeze against him. Focus on farming early, but also poke whenever possible. Be careful freezing if his ult is up since it's better for him to sack a wave and get his team ahead.
Galio is extremely annoying since he is hard to kill and has a lot of utility, but you should never die to him and should be able to impact the map earlier than him with perma prio.
You can play around jungler early. You can solo kill Galio ignite, but you should be able to get prio whenever you want and able to create early advantages with team
I like to play this lane to scale since he is hard to kill, but you do win the laning. When I say scale, you just play for a large CS advantage, getting plates, getting to skirmishes first, and punishing him if he decides to roam.
Hard to kill once he gets merc treads. Keep autoing/qing to stop his shield from coming up.
You get taunted if you E while he is channeling his taunt (if ur inside). Flash then E as needed
You should never die in this lane. If you do you're doing something wrong, make sure not to die to ganks since he has decent setup”
itakute says “Easy matchup, very easy to get ganked and punished by his jungler, cleanse is an option against galio. Windwall his Q, you can tank his E since it lets you take an extended trade against him.”
NotGudAtGame says “He counters you with hard cc and will reverse uno card our early game cheese against you for you. If you really want to do the strat GET LEVEL 2 BEFORE HIM AND DIVE because it will be your only chance at winning lane”
Nafnegle says “You're not going to be able to kill him in lane normally as he is too tanky and has a magic sheild, but you can definitely try! Be mindful of being ganked though as Galio is pretty easy to gank for if you're pushed.”
ShokLoL says “Very easy matchup but it is a little hard to E in sometimes since he can use his own E to back out. I'd recommend taking ignite if their jungle isn't likely to gank you, or cleanse if he is. This can be a good matchup to do 3 points Q to match his waveclear then E max.”
iZianni says “Galio is an activator champion that sets up other players, doesn't play for himself. Doesn't need gold, doesn't care about wave.
You win the 1v1, but who cares when he predators into a side lane or ults to a side lane.
If you get too cocky he just all ins you without your fear and taunts you into his jungler :)”
pwins says “Galio can demolish Zoe in lane due to his tankyness and high damage. Be careful when he tries to poke you and if he tries to go all-in on you. Abuse your range and try to poke him as hard as you can!”
Miscake says “Você não tem dano pra matar ele early e ele é mais relevante nos skirmishes no rio/drag, mesmo assim ele não tem dano pra ser uma ameaça e não tem um waveclear tão opressor. Basicamente uma free lane desde que seu time não tome os ganks pos-6”
WayOfTheTempesst says “This lane is very boring. Galio can never kill you unless he has help. His damage is just too low.
The annoying part about this lane is his insane gank setup, so be very careful if you overextend and do
your best to play around vision. Ping mia when he decides to roam after pushing you under tower. You can
cancel his W with your E if you time it correctly.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “Galio doesn't do too bad into Yasuo.
He has a lot of CC, and combined with aftershock, he can actually chunk you pretty hard with his combo.
Since he has so much cc his gank setup is pretty strong.
Bait out his W and go in when its down or else he will hit his whole combo on you.
Go Cleanse if their jungler has CC, too (Ex: Fiddle, Elise)”
Katawina52 says “(always go Conqueror vs Galio) If he E's in and you're healthy at (mostly) all levels you can all him after he procs aftershock (you should have conq in this matchup). Being healthy when fighting is key! If you are both at equal health you will most likely lose the trade. If you can dodge his E with yours, go in after and you shouldn't lose (mostly killable pre first back). Lane gets EXTREME hard to kill once he has some component item and some levels, but you should still be able to kill it depending on his spell usage. Galio can set up ganks very well so keep an eye on the enemy jungler and how he is pathing. Follow his ult roam and try to move already when he is going to move so you're there way earlier. Mercs good vs Galio if they have more CCs ”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “MELEE = PUSH EARLY (LEVELS 1-2) - CARE FOR GANKS! (SPAM Q'S TILL 50-60% MANA).
Corrupting due to his Q poke and because it's practically impossible to nuke him down in a single burst. We need all the sustain we can get.
Play with cleanse if the setup with their jungler is too strong (Heca/Galio for example). Galio provides lots of CC but it is fairly predictable. I would play with Ignite but would stay safe on lane and focus more on ganks. Beware! Everytime you gank there might be a Galio ult popping up on your target location (their ADC most of the times), so every time you roam consider it that it will be a 3v3 (unless you finish the job quickly).
Play according to that fact.”
eiensiei says “Won't kill him, but he can't really kill me either since they've nerfed him and he can no longer W+Flash. Farm fest, but Lux has the potential to be more useful late game picking off enemies.”
xblademojo says “Unkillable Brick who can outroam you and offers so much CC for the team, only way you could try to trade him is with Conqeuror but Imo play efficient for scaling but still your team has a hard time against him. Try to match his roams with TP if needed.”
Avucado says “Galio is very hard to kill, can potentially outtrade you and can roam just as well as you can. Start E lvl 1, free way to do half his health early. After that you don't want to E him to trade because he will CC lock you and do over half your health. He can keep you shoved into tower and match your roams easily. Big hitbox makes hooking him easy which makes ganks very easy. If he's running aftershock then it'll be nearly impossible to solokill him. ”
Polarshift says “Not too much of a threat. Hes melee, you are quite good at escaping when you're not cc'd and you can dodge all of his abilities. Be careful of his taunt, because its an excellent tool to set up a gank. With a bit of magic resist he should never be able to kill you.”
LunarVortex says “Your spellshield counters his entire kit pretty hard. He is also an easy Q target because of how telegraphed his dash is. He will try to push you in and roam. Warn your botlane in advance. Try to be wherever he tries to go and countergank him since your Q and E shut him down rather hard.”
Halfhand says “TIPS: This champion completely counters your roaming potential if the player playing it has any insight on how to play the map. The lane is easy to play but always keep in mind he can ult anyone who you are trying to kill.”
Eriosunx says “Galio is a very common matchup for Katarina, the best option is going CONQUEROR+BOTH RESOLVE/DOMINATION.
Rushing BOTRK is the best option, but going NASHOR'S WORKS AS WELL.
You will find 3 types of Galio players.
The ones going basic Galio (AFTERSHOCK-TP) pretty easy to fight, just go when he has his keystone and boneplating down.
The other ones going for BURST DAMAGE (DH/ELEC+IGNITE) even easier to face but you must be carefull to take the one on one when you are full hp!
And last the PHASERUSH GALIO, I still havent figured out how to play into that, he engages on you and runs out with PHASERUSH and you have no time to counter-trade.
Just dont trade with him and focus on csing and side-map plays”
Yeager says “Start corrupting potion. You can abuse him early with auto attacks combined with the active from the potion. Later on he becomes too tanky for you to kill, so you should avoid any interaction with him. Just stay safe and look for good roams. ”
Fuzzmonkey says “This match up is mainly based on reactions but LeBlanc does still struggle against Galio because he is an anti-mage champion. If Galio can taunt Leblanc when she W's in, he will win the trades. If Galio can't do this, you should be able to get a free trade onto him if you dodge his charge.”
Urpog says “Midlane: Galio's recently been popping off due to the predator buff making predator insane, so he's pretty hard to manage right now. If the Galio you're laning against has Predator then you need to play to constantly poke him down or instantly shove your waves out while being cautious about where the enemy jungle is, he has an insane amount of roaming potential and jungle set up but you should live majority of the time by buffering his stuns backwards towards your tower, if they're the aftershock variant then this matchup is completely freelo and he shouldn't ever be allowed to walk up to the wave, use your E when he knocks you up into him and you'll flip him and then he'll lack the sustained damage to deal with you, especially if you have cull, ignite is recommended in this matchup.
Support: Galio's engage and taunt can be a little annoying when you're focused on the enemy ADC; when you're against Galio support their goal is essentially rush into boots so they can start making plays around the map than the lane so you need to play reactionary rather than engage, as soon as galio uses his E (Dash) you need to E flash onto the enemy ADC, he's lost his window to peel his ADC efficiently and you should be able to get a kill, you can then roam to attempt to match his roaming or play the lane out to put the enemy ADC behind.”
CashLOL says “Warn your team about galio ult and take conqueror in this matchup as he only wants to go for short burst trades in the lane. Don't be scared if he took all your health, his cooldowns are long and you can run him down.”
iZianni says “Melee champion that is susceptible to ranged poke, being able to cast while moving makes it harder for him to lock you down but he's a literal magic tank after picking up a little hp.
All he really needs to do is survive lane phase to impact sides/team fights.
Syndra still does very well into this match up since you have the anti-engage with E, but you'll need to play team fights better.
If you over commit, you'll basically die to a short cast taunt into knock up combo for 900 damage with one D ring. ”
MikeVix says “Hes to powerful. He has taunt, knockup. Before 6 you can kill him after a lot of poke. After 6 and when he gets armor its really tough. And if you roam hes gonna follow you with ult. Try to roam before 6.”
angeLoon says “lethal Dblade Resolve, Bone plating and Unflinching.
galio is pretty annoying to play against,he have too much CC.
in lane try to dodge his Q and W,you can easily dash out of his E range if he don't land his W.
you can all-in lvl2,just try to poke him lvl 1.
and be careful with galio's R it can destroy teamfights early.
you can block his Q.”
Kords says “His set up for ganks are really good. His early game dmg is really good and can chunk a lot of hp he if he lands a knock up-taunt. You can prevent this by staying further back and/or dodging his E, do so and you will be fine. He can also follow your roams really well, as he has nice waveclear. His teamfights are more oriented towards tanking damage for his team, you don’t need to focus him in later fights, but rather watch out for his CC. He falls slowly back mid-late game”
Yasukeh says “Galio is definitely much harder after his recent changes. he can very easily 100-0 you and overall outtrade you from early on. If you go on him early when he has all cooldowns up, he will win the trade. Wait for him to use his Q to farm or harrass and then jump on him. When you are going out from a trade, his charge is much faster than your spin now, so you have to spin much earlier in the animation to dodge it. ”
Dr Eggmund says “Gosh Galio is annoying, a lot of CC in his kit and damage output can mean bye bye to Vladimir, however he is a melee champion so poke with Q as much as possible in lane and if he doesn't build any kind of magic resist early PUNISH HIM. Build Protobelt and get a magic penetration item like Void Staff or Liandry's to burst through this man. See how the lane play's out experience with a few Q's and E's to see if you can all in him later.”
Elite500 says “his Q does % hp dmg, his W fucks your E and Q, his E does the same, his ult makes you unable to oneshot people from behind, insanely cancer matchup but still winnable if you play aggressive and pray for no camp”
iZianni says “Even match up, but Galio has advantage due to his win condition being side lanes instead of mid.
You can do well poking him but he can ultimately just teleport back making it meaningless.
Look to scale, look to hard push wave to deny roam potential.”
Ambitieux says “In this lane It's mostly a pretty pokey out lane. You have more advantages early due to his high mana usage but he will ALWAYS out damage you in pokes. Use your autos to your advantage and try to push and look for roams. He wont take much damage but you have better pick potential. Save ur charm 100% in this lane for when he dashes towards you. use it and run away. Or to bait and setup ganks. He is pretty easy to gank with you being able to interrupt his dash. Make sure to ping MIA and ward rivers”
iZianni says “Galio has increased MR along with hp itemization which makes it impossible to one shot him.
You do have range advantage early but unfortunately Galio Q will instantly clear waves while giving him roam opportunities.
There's not really much to do in this match up unless you have jg priority, because both of you clear waves pretty easily.
The issue is Galio will 100% kill you if you misposition, whereas it's impossible to kill him without jungle or incessant trading that puts you in danger. ”
kindo says “Galio is super easy for Kindred, especially in the 1v1. You Can react to Q his E since it has startup, but it still guarantees his taunt. Unfortunately, this is why the matchup is a bit rough sometimes. You're low range - especially pre 4-mark so getting taunted means the enemy jungler can just gank you freely.
The matchup in lane overall is free, he'll just spam Qs from range and wait for jungle to gank. He'll give up waves to R to his jungle or sidelanes, and Kindred struggles to follow these plays (given 325 base MS). He can get a lead that way, but the lane will never snowball to where you can't still play the 1v1.
Don't stand in his Qs as they culminate in the lane, and dodge his E damage/knockup with your Q. Build tenacity for his taunt, and try your best to save your ult for when his is down. If he ults on top of your ult, it will be rough.”
Coldsong says “Galio is a rather easy matchup for Talon, due to the fact that he is only tanky against AP. Make sure to dodge his E and get away from him when he tries to taunt you. His ult is also decent at counteracting your roams, so be mindful when you rotate to another lane.”
Kessi says “Galios who run electrocute are usually a lot easier to kill, but even then, Galio overall shouldn't be a problem early game. Get dirk first back if you can, and try
to get an early lead if you can, or it'll be really hard to kill him later on. It's not really a favored matchup for you, but it's also not that bad.
Use W/E to dodge his attacks and go Plated Steelcaps or Mobility Boots for Roam.”
Sylvan Lore says “Galio is quite strong against Orianna, but that doesn't mean you can't beat him. Early levels you want to do your best to match his push by landing your Q on as many minions as possible. Even your strongest push will be outmatched by his Q and passive, but at least then you are not completely shoved in. Do your best to track the enemy jungler at all times. If you do not know where they are, do not overextend at all. His gank engage is amazing and any backup will change his large chunk on you into an easy kill. You will be more useful than him if you can take it late but that is easier said than done.”
Axianstudios says “Galio will absolutely curb stop Aurelion's world. From all in range, anti mage, to spell shield counter roam/gank ults. Luckily Galio isn't popular. Still be very careful with roams. It would be smart to "fake gank" without intent to really kill and get Galio to ult in.”
duhnx says “His taunt and E mess you up hard and his Q has great poke. Galio also builds tanky items so you can't really kill him once he has items. Wait for you jungler and be careful when roaming when he has ult, you will lose everytime unless his team is almost dead already.”
richardlized says “Zed hard wins lane against Galio. His W can be rendered useless and his E is very easy to out maneuver with your W/R, and he is easy to outkite. You deal a lot of poke dmg to him early and win all ins post 6. You can walk forward to dodge Galio’s Q. As long as you do not face tank every single one of Galio’s Qs. You should win this matchup. His damage also falls off hard. (Eclipse Conq)”
xMetix says “It might seem hard but there is a way to win this match up, if you can get a minion lead early on and start fights with a level lead to get better trades you might get an early kill, it will allow you to snowball the lead. If you don't find an opportunity to trade just quit hitting minions and wait for him to push back, he can't freeze because of his Passive.”
DabiDabi says “This match up isn't hard, it's just very hard to kill Galio especially against AP champs. Try not to get poked by his Q too much and avoid being hit by his E+W+Q combo. Wait till his Aftershock goes out then you can fight. If he goes AP you have a better kill potential. If he goes tank with Aftershock, look for pokes. Only thing you really lose hard to is his ability to gank.”
Nanelol says “Galio is a hard matchup. His winds of war and passive AoE kills ur pets. If you walk up to farm early he will dash taunt u. Later he becomes tanky so just focus on farm. Ping SS and mid game you will just do what malz does best
TheDuskWalker says “All summs work. Electrocute or Phase Rush. Conqueror and Summon Aery is a possible choice.
Poke him down early game and make sure to pool his taunt. You completely outscale him but he will aim to impact sidelanes so farm up.”
TheEnglishman says “This matchup boils down to this. His ult can follow you but is lower range which is exploitable. Since you can lock your card in any form of cc as long as you press w before his taunt you can interrupt his combo with a stun. In this matchup you want to sit back, farm, and outscale. While his setups with a jungle are potent if you get solo killed in lane and he isn't crazy fed beforehand you made a major positioning error.”
Sanctuar says “Playing against Galio, keep a few things in mind: First, always punish him for lasthitting due to him being a melee champion, and second, have your E ready to keep your distance from him, should he try to engage with his E. Past 6, his ultimate allows him for quick engages on other lanes, but for that he still needs to get in range. Keep the river areas or jungle entrances warded and follow up if needed. ”
Vispectra says “I've rarely seem him mid recently but even when he is mid , he's so slow and clunky honestly you'll be fine. You can cancel his R with your Q and generally you have to be really aggro to be caught by him and lose a trade. Just poke with Q and take it easy. He will move to other lanes and be a hassle to kill though.
StarTundra says “Galio is hard to fight, because the range of his Dash is similar to that of your Q and he's very capable of winning fights against you. Overall, avoid fighting galio and focus on clearing cs/ freezing the wave to prevent the enemy from engaging”
cookanarities says “Galio is super easy for Kindred, especially in the 1v1. You Can react to Q his E since it has startup, but it still guarantees his taunt. Unfortunately, this is why the matchup is a bit rough sometimes. You're low range - especially pre 4-mark so getting taunted means the enemy jungler can just gank you freely. The matchup in lane overall is free, he'll just spam Qs from range and wait for jungle to gank. He'll give up waves to R to his jungle or sidelanes, and Kindred struggles to follow these plays (given 325 base MS). He can get a lead that way, but the lane will never snowball to where you can't still play the 1v1. Don't stand in his Qs as they culminate in the lane, and dodge his E damage/knockup with your Q. Build tenacity for his taunt, and try your best to save your ult for when his is down. If he ults on top of your ult, it will be rough.”
TheWerefloof says “He is a pain in the ass. Tank. Two stuns. Can ruin your roams, and overall is hard to kill. Let him push towards your tower and ask for ganks, if your Jungle or Support tanks his knock up it should be a free kill.”
Aethlo says “Galio has the wave clear advantage. ||
Annie wins pre-3 (Galio gets his shield level 2 but Annie has the level 1 window and even with the shield to poke before Galio can all-in properly at level 3). ||
Galio wins pre-6. ||
Galio wins post-6 (but this is the time you have to be weary when he is roaming). ||
Annie and Galio have equal scaling. ||
Tip: [[[Galio is a good ban]]] It is really hard to kill galio. He has insane wave clear, roams, trades, and gank set up - not only this but it's almost impossible to one-shot him. The best you can do is avoid trying to kill him - punish him by following his roams if possible and killing the other squishy targets on his team.”
iamcasualty says “He deals with mages well because of his inate tankiness tward mages plus his passive but he tends to build alot of hp and Resistances. so he'll trash you early-mid game but late you should shred him”
Redeemteam says “Galio is Ap counterpick, not only is it difficult to kill him 1v1, he counters your ult later by shielding allies who you cast it on. Might be worth a ban if not confident you can play around him.”
A55AILANT says “Not much of a threat.
You are quite good at escaping when you're not cc'd and you can dodge all of his abilities.
Be careful of his taunt, because its an excellent tool to set up a gank.”
SirGRC says “Keystone: Fleet Footwork
He has a magic shield and so do you, but his is much better than yours is. There is not much you can do even after getting level six because he has a much easier time shoving in the lane than you do. His poke is also very strong especially because of his taunt.”
Daers says “Try to get kills off him early, if you can get ahead you can try to kill him on your own. Take DPS Diana into him. Keep track of his passive and go in for only quick trades when it's down. You can't 1v1 him if you're even.”
Sailor MOwOn says “He's statistically a Lux counter - I've lost games to him but have demolished him in lane. His roam is good but in Low Elo his ult is rarely utilized correctly. Watch what he builds and build Magic Pen accordingly.”
Little Planet says “Galio depends on whether it's the tank build or the mage build.
The mage build falls over easily as you mostly deal physical damage in the early game and thus his W passive does nothing to help him out.
Not to mention your waveclear is superior and that he can't really escape if you get on top of him.
If he goes tank you won't have the damage and he can just slowly chip away at you until you're all out of steam, just push and look for roams.”
Excalibxr says “Galio can't really kill you in lane, especially if he takes TP, but he also doesn't really die, and late game he just cc chains you to death. I recommend going mercs in this matchup. Don't take electrocute here, try conqueror and force an all in early with as many autos as possible. When he uses his e, use yours to block the charge so he can't escape. ”
Joseph Evanss says “Dodge his e with your e and poke him out with q any time he wants to farm. If he goes in you win pretty much always. Longer the game goes on the easier it is for you. Go Bone Plating, Overgrowth + D Blade”
ahspaghetti says “always go conq against galio, try to bait out his aftershock(after ccing someone, gain bonus armour and Mr) then go all in. be ware of enemy jungle ganks as galio can setup really good ganks. try to follow up galio ult side lane ganks by moving way earlier so you will always be there for your team. you should probably run mercs if their team has a lot of cc. if he tries to e to escape, you can try to jump in front of him to block his escape. ad build is preferable”
Black Shadow QIYANA says “If he misses his spells than your good to go otherwise not because he has alot of HP so you cant burst him down untill you have prowlers claw but id consider a not easy matchup.”
HalexUwU says “Really easy match up. He can't reach you and you can poke him really hard. His roaming can be a bit hard to deal with but if you do a good job of bulling him its not much to worry about. ”
peytonqt says “[MEDIUM/HARD] [PR/Conqueror] [Tear] As Galio is a tank, he basically just beats you instantly. His engage is super fast and if you get hit he'll just stun you and easily outtrade you. Look to poke him and stack your tear in lane. Do your best to get vision in the river so that when he does eventually roam you can at least ping it. When he does roam push in his wave and take plates and the tower. ”
harris tegas says “Ιf he is good he can destroy you. he is super counter . when you do W , he can do his W and he will hit you. When you go fo dive he will do his E and then his W and he will stun you !”
Ryank30 says “Conqueror, His Q's are not hard to dodge, if he misses his E you just win. Make sure to get a QSS if you need to because his cc becomes very powerful in teamfights. PING YOUR TEAM FOR HIS ROAMS”
Tauricus2017 says “His Q is very powerful zoning ability that you don't want to get into. Try to bait his E and then dśidestep it from the sides. Engage right after with all your tools. Don't forget to ping your team when he achieves level 6 to warn them from possible engages.”
XD001 says “One of Ekko's counterpicks, there is little counterplay. If Galio has a brain he will just save his taunt for when you go on him. Dodge his Q poke as best as possible in lane. His E + W + Q + P-AA combo can chunk you for about half your HP at all stages of the game. In mid-late game teamfights it is really hard to assassinate anyone as Galio give everyone in a certain distance a giant magic shield + enemy knockup. If you go on the high priority squishies, odds are he will just peel them with his taunt and you will get CC chained. Look for fights when Galio has no R and you can catch an enemy squishy out. The one good thing about this matchup is that you will basically never get solo-killed by him, but that's where it stops.
electrocute + inspiration + tp
if the enemy team has 2 more tanks/bruisers take Conqueror + domination
Reppy says “If you do not kill him level 2-3, you will not kill him for the rest of the game solo. He is a magic damage tank monster that is impossible for Katarina to kill without losing any short trade (especially with Aftershock). For this matchup, you want to rush AD (bilgewater cutlass) and try to punish his mistakes.”
Luciiid says “Very easy level 1,2, & 3. Easy trades unless you get ganked, until he backs. After he backs and gets fat he is impossible to kill. If you're looking to kill him after he gets tanky then take conq. Otherwise take electrocute and look to roam.”
Noodles912 says “Easy lane. Play chicken till level 6, then use your ult to dodge his justice punch. Q when he Qs, and stay away from minions when he has passive. Poke him safely, and smoothly outscale him.”
Noodles912 says “He is just annoying. He has a magic shield and is tanky with tons of cc. You only can sit mid and farm all game. He roams way better than you. When looking for a burst trade, use E to dodge his dive, but its not a bad idea to dodge the taunt. PTA is a must. Ask for ganks if possible.”
elnino9 says “Close to an unplayable lane but managable. He has no serious kill pressure unless you mess up somewhere, other than that you both just sit back and farm. If he gets a gank, immediately try to shunpo away. Ganks are you worst enemy in this matchup because Galio is a great setup for a gank with his taunt. He has a free magic shield, don't hard poke him. Focus on farming and being in a safe distance. You CAN kill him early on if he takes too much minion aggro because galio mains get cocky and play very aggressive against a Katarina. Fight him with Q dagger setup on minion, then EW, E out. Do this when he just used taunt or just used his passive auto attack so he doesn't trade back for a lot.”
Raizins says “Galio is one of the harder lane matchups for Alistar, and also in Mid-lane. He has multiple ways of stopping your combo, with a quick W taunt to interrupt you, or his E which can make you whiff your W+Q and then you get knocked up.
Make sure you keep track of his ultimate as well, as if you over-commit to a fight and he counter-engages with Ulti you might have just put yourself in a no-win situation.”
NuclearAkali says “He is a tank. There is not much I can say about that... If you can just survive early and try to get ganks from your jungler than you will be fine. You can always roam but be careful because Galio has a pretty good global ult.”
Lot of Wind here says “Yasuo can be a great counterpick to galio as you deal AD damage. However, don't be surprised by the amount of damage Galio can deal in the early to mid game ; you can't take a lot of trades early if he hits his abilities. Try to poke him rapidly with your Q through the wave.”
AkiraHopeXDDDD says “Very tank late game and is hard to kill. This match up isn't bad but late game he's hard to kill and he can really be a threat to you as his W can taunt you from preventing you to one shot ADC.”
Wunsch3957 says “Try to dodge his Q and don't get ganked. As he can out roam you when he leaves lane you take his plates and eventually his tower. Take conq/domination with flash/ignite. Kraken mythic.”
Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Dodge his Qs and he's done for. The only thing to lookout for is his gank setup with his jungler, otherwise you can do whatever you want.
You are the best bird in League”
GeDBo says “Galio is a specific match up that is neither hard nor easy. You both can punish each other severely if one of you does a mistake and the opponent manages to notice the mistake and react quickly. The reason I am saying this is because Azir is very dependent on his soldier (w)'s positioning. Galio can get out of their range and if he manages to get close to you, you will loose the trade. Poking him won't work either since he is somewhat counter to mages. Maybe considering AD Azir would be a good idea? Nah, I'm joking. Please don't do that. Galio is very dependent on short trades, kills and assists, since farming against a ranged champion will be hard. All you have to do is pick some sustain runes - Lethal Tempo or Conqueror. I specifically would go for Conqueror since I will surely need that stacking adaptive damage and little bit of healing since he won't be able to burst me. Always keep a spare soldier so whenever he jumps on you (trust me he eventually will) this way you will have an escape route. Buy vision and ask jungler for help if necessary.”
Aht3ns says “Mundo destroys Galio in lane, but Galio does pose a threat when he roams. When Galio roams, just try to get tower plates, and you will knock down mid tower fast. Try to shove him in most of the time.”
1st fizz on mars says “very annoying mathup
he have a lot damage insaneee champ
i recomend u to rush void stuff 3 item
try to lane safe and just farm
u can kill him but i have to dodge all his abilities and play very clear”
Edg3Lord says “He can poke you, but most of the times he can't really engage in any fights with you on the lane. Should he attempt it, punish him by blocking his E and then going all in. Even if he taunts you, most of your damage comes through your basic attacks anyways, so just make sure you can land an E.”
Coldsong says “Galio will destroy you due to his strong team fighting and his anti-mage kit. Do not trade with him early and just try to farm up. This matchup used to be even harder, but since Galio has been repeatedly nerfed it is a little bit easier to deal with him. ”
SoraSan says “Galio é um Lutador AP, dificilmente ele vai querer ficar na sua lane após o 6 dele. Sempre que ele desaparecer use seus pings para uma possivel ameaça da ultimate dele.
Na rota você pode abusar do poke e tente abrir vantagem no farm.
Cuidado com as investidas dele, ele raramente vai pra cima de você a menos que você esteja muito atrás dele ou que vá ter gank do inimigo na sua lane. Nas team fights cuidado com o Galio, tanto com sua ultimate que dará um knock up em área, quanto com o W e E dele.
Recomendo vir de Eletrocutar para pokea-lo na lane.
Vá Ritmo Fatal caso queira focar apenas no farm e escalar melhor para team fights.”
Hiimkata says “(always go Conqueror vs Galio) If he E's in and you're healthy at (mostly) all levels you can all him after he procs aftershock (you should have conq in this matchup). Being healthy when fighting is key! If you are both at equal health you will most likely lose the trade. If you can dodge his E with yours, go in after and you shouldn't lose (mostly killable pre first back). Lane gets EXTREME hard to kill once he has some component item and some levels, but you should still be able to kill it depending on his spell usage. Galio can set up ganks very well so keep an eye on the enemy jungler and how he is pathing. Follow his ult roam and try to move already when he is going to move so you're there way earlier. Mercs good vs Galio if they have more CCs”
Poppi Sama says “Can easily all in you with his knock up taunt combo, following with his ground pound that will easily burst you down. Continuously poke with Q, because of the true damage on the orbs way back.”
UnoTrickCho says “Galio is virtually impossible to kill and his short trade with aftershock is amazing. He can build armguard/steelcaps, but on the other hand he has very little kill pressure on his own.”
KataTocDo says “If he goes Aftershock, you will have to bait it out because he is unkillable with that rune. If it is down or does not use aftershock, you can just run him over.
Starting Items: D. Blade or Dark Seal”
BloxNaderYT says “In the early game Galio has almost full control of the lane and can perma shove waves under Senna's tower. This allows him to have good reset timing, allow him to roam, and crash waves when minion hp values are unfavourable for Senna. As Senna's waveclear is already quite bad, she may have a hard time last hitting minions, let alone get a good recall timing”
wildersovereign says “One of Morgana's best matchups, which is good considering how oppressive Galio can be towards many mages and mid lane in general. Early, you basically durdle against each other. Make sure you're focusing more on dodging his Q than getting poke yourself since his poke is way more impactful early than yours is. Once you rack up a few levels, though, you really start to feel the sharp difference in power between you. Your Black Shield negates every attempt he'll make to do anything against you, and you can respond with a powerful Q+W combo that'll shred him pretty quickly. You can Q him during his relatively slow E animation, which makes his engage really weak against you. Outside of mid lane, you both want to push the wave and roam. This is something a good Galio will attempt to accomplish early. If he fails to get the ball rolling early, though, your waveclear is superior to his, so you'll be roaming faster and getting fed faster than he could ever dream of.”
SkyBanana says “Galio's Ultimate can shut down your engagement since his ult gives his allies a magic damage shield. This is an incredible power few people have to realize. Not to mention you won't do damage to him since his W passive is obnoxious so you have to wear him down.”
rajsovsky says “Best anti-mage champion. Respect him as he has gap close, taunt, damage, wave clear, and his W (Taunt) cast can be hold longer then your W (pool), so don't waste your Pool before his taunt. You need to time it perfectly.”
invalidd says “Pretty easy, your kit allows you to easily outplay his, you can hook him out of the dash and taunt, your regen makes his Q poke worthless, you
can also force him to dash into your E which allows for an easy hook, and you're an AD champ so his ult won't be efficient against your damage, E
lvl1 is strong. Fairly easy to setup ganks on.”
Aikairi says “Build AD and get 3 points into E. Make sure you dodge his dash, and try to fight him early since he'll be a bit harder to kill during mid to late game. If he tries to taunt you and you're level 5 (you should have 3 points in E by then), then you should be able to shunpo out of it unless he fully charged it. if he didn't fully charge it, you can just sidestep his dash.
Don't roam too much as well since he can follow you with his ulti and turn the whole fight around.”
SkellyBirb says “While Galio is an anti-mage and you are AD, he can build a Seeker's and make you do a lot less damage. He also has 2 forms of CC, so shielding might not always be enough. Use your range advantage and run back getting ready to kite if you see him start his dash.”
KASSAW1N says “Kass vs galio: Peleale lvl 1 con la W, luego de lvl 1 no le pelees mas y a lvl 6 si, deja que entre con su combo o directamente esquívalo y ya no tendrá con que mas defenderse. llevate Tp, por que el match no se tratara de quien mate a quien si no quien rota mas. (compra hielo eterno por que no será posible oneshotear a un tanque)”
Big Shawn says “Galio is a good champ versus Mages and other classes which base on Ability Power. Ekko can do fine against Galio, but he will be able to apply more pressure towards you as he gains the Magic Resist Shield through the passive of his W-Ability, which makes him slightly tankier. Therefore it is crucial that you poke him with your Q-Ability, and importantly bait his taunt. You never know where his jungler might be. Therefore it would be wise to ask your jungler to gank.”
Scyrine says “hard matchup but still winnable. Galio's usually engage with their dash. Don't waste your abilities trying to trade him, wait for his engage and E back. Try to be on the lookout for his taunt, and even if he does taunt you in the beginning you should just keep attacking instead of running away.”
Chili Dog says “His Q does % hp dmg, his W fucks your E and Q, his E does the same, his ult makes you unable to oneshot people from behind, insanely cancer matchup but still winnable if you play aggressive and pray for no camp. Phase Rush recommended but both runes can be taken.”
JustGalaxy06 says “This guy is tough . You will beat him most of the time but he can go tanky ,he can get ahead because his roaming posibility but if he roams just push lane you will get some nice towers if pushed at the right time . poke him with q - q - e -w - q -e and then repeat . When he's low just make q-q-e-q-r-w combo and he's dead if you want press ignite to make sure that he's gonna die”
SkellyBirb says “Galio is an anti-mage and a tank. This puts him in a weird spot for Varus, who is a mage with percent health damage and is also a marksmen. You can burst him down, but he can engage hard and ignore a lot of your damage.”
PROJECT BZ says “Galio will just shove you in and play with his team and roam. Zed can easily avoid his all in with the range of his shadows and break him down slowly. If you beat him in lane, he will be extremely weak for his team too as he is orientated around his team.”
Lil Polymorph says “If you ever face a galio mid just dont try to use ur full combo on him , you probably will die if you are not used to do that often, in the first times try to understand lulu's Q range and spam him with E(On Minion) + Q, obviously just when u got tear.”
vCraze says “Galio is an even matchup early but can swing very heavily to whoever gets the first kill. You cannot walk up to him if he has E or W up because if they hit you with either you are basically dead. Play safe, poke and farm up.”
Sadkid says “Galio is not too bad. Much like Cho you can poke him out early and play towards first move. Take W second and try cheese kill him after poking him down lvl 1. Later on, play towards your range you might not be able to one shot him so just ignore him the ADC will deal with him. ”
OxiteoMyst says “Don't step in his E range, you get out traded and out poked because of this magic null shield. He also out roams you. If you play safe it actually isn't too bad but then your side lanes become shit. Try to poke him as much as you can and try to scale. If you get taunted by him in a fight you're most likely dead.”
WolfRider01 says “His CC is very annoying, and he can set up for ganks very easily. You can win this matchup if you can bait out his CC. His Q poke is really annoying and I often take fleet into him because of it. If you're losing ask for ganks. If you're winning, don't get too cocky, he can easily turn the matchup around with one good gank.”
Katfire says “Galio is quite a hard match up. Personally I feel this match up forces you to go for Conqueror, with BoRK rush. It is the only way to deal with him effectively. You should never stay in his Q after he uses it. Dodge his E. If he has aftershock he becomes nearly undamageable after he uses W due to the damage mitigation his W gives him paired with the defensive stat boost from procing aftershock. Don't R if his W or E are still up. When he is level 6 he can ult allies and offer them his magic shield, which will block a lot of your ability damage. Usually you would want to wait this shield out, but if you are caught in the middle of it try your best to E out of it or the knock up might put you in danger. He can use R to roam to other lanes so if he leaves lane try to keep track of where he is going and warn your teammates.”
Hqzz says “Galio can get real close, real quick. Be careful and cautious of your range and don't get too close. Rooting him, followed with a Q is good enough, don't try to deal more damage as he will charge at you. ”
MagicalFartz1 says “Aery with cleanse or ignite. He is an anti mage. Harsh him with autos and q don't waste your E unless he goes on you. He has really good gank setup don't harsh him under tower unless you know were the jungler is. Ping his roam don't try to follow them. Rush Sorccs
Cap Jack says “This is the worst matchup for kat, not necessarily impossible but Galio is strong against you in every aspect. Hard to roam against him post 6, cc to shutdown. Kill him early and often. Possibly take tp if you want to follow his ults or tps.”
KaAZu13 says “Play it smart and u will win it easily, let him use his Q and poke him as much as you can after that, place shrooms around you and poke him and farm from the sides of the lane as the minions won't get into the shrooms and you will be a bit protected, if you do that on top lane just mine the river, if you are on mid try to buy control wards and place them into bushes.”
Bobbab says “Unplayable. Call for jungle ganks or dodge. He can follow your roams with his ult, he can w or e you in your all in. And his q does way more damage then yours. His w shield makes your q poke useless. This matchup is 100% unplayable unless you get camped by the jungler. Luckily galio isnt played that much, but he probably is the best to ban if you have an early pick.”
Fuffi says “you can't kill him, he can roam, you need to dodge as many Q as possible or he is going to kill you in the future, take cleanse because he can cc you with W when enemy gank.
btw you can easly ban this champ if you don't want bad experience”
Grayified says “Galio is very tanky and has strong engage and a large amount of damage. In both support and mid he is annoying to play against but you should be able to get out of the way of his damage and get away fine.”
Daeydark says “Trade with him when his passive is down. I'd highly recommend going Phase Rush in this matchup because it's a lot easier to dodge his skills after you do a standard combo. Harass him early on; you have very high kill potential level 2 in this matchup.”
KormitLeFrag says “Shove and roam.
Careful of his dash + taunt, but otherwise he will need a jungler to do anything to you. You're not killing this guy in lane, though.
At 6 he can counter your roams, but his ult has like a 20 minute cooldown so yeah.
TheCatOfCheshire says “He got great dmg, and even if you hit all your spells, you don't have enough mana to kill him, he got great roaming and a good wave clear. But it's a melee so poke him with AA in early, you can even buy a doran blade as first item for that.”
Frixen says “Nothing you can do in lane against him, but he can't do much against you either if you keep safe distance and auto-space well. You can try poking him, but he is the ultimate anti-mage so I doubt that'd work out too well as he is often fairly tanky. Get Cleanse and he will never be able to do anything against you. Out of the lane you have much more pressure and splitpush opportunity.”
Faithyatta says “Slightly in Galio's favor, by the nature that he is an anti-magic tank.
He does a lot of damage to you at most stages of the game, and he out-roams you easily. Try to force trades with him early with your AAs & Q Es, and try to keep him stuck in your miasma any time he tries to walk up to you.”
Reason97 says “Galio doesn't seem all that intimidating in a 1v1 because, for the most part, he isn't, but he's very tanky, making him hard to burst in turn. Focus more on keeping him low and scared than trying to kill him, and try to be ready to wall block him or run if you see him winding up for his charge engage. you beat him in range, but if he CAN get into your face, he has the potential to chunk you for decent damage. At 6, your all in is better than his, but when laning phase is over, always keep in mind he can be at any of his teammates sides at ANY point, never assume you and an enemy are caught out in a 1v1 with eachother, cause he'll be there to turn the fight before you know it.”
Shock_101 says “Fight him early, like level 1 - 3. He only gets tanky when he gets his w (which usually they get at level 3), and when he gets items. His q does big dmg early game though, so be careful of that.”
xXkillercrackXx says “Tanky, has tons of waveclear, has CC, and can match your roams while giving a team mate damage reduction. Pretty hard match up. Farm the best you can and try to net your ADC some kills early on so they can hopefully deal with galio later.”
Yuki H. says “Gets fairly tanky late, but once again his dueling potential isn't as great against any AD champs due to his magic damage shield. From early on, try to stay with the caster minions to force his Q out to shove the wave into you. Your passive and Q allows for very easy last hits under tower from level 1. Make sure to poke him a good amount with abilities, and possibly all in him at level 5 or 6 (before he gets too tanky). If he takes aftershock, make sure to dodge his knock up and taunt.”
Chiefsnake says “Just stay as far away from him as you can where you can still poke him with W. Avoid his engage because if you get hit by his knockup and taunt you'll take a large chunk of damage and possibly die to a gank”
Veralion says “HoB/DH/beads. Galio has been significantly buffed recently and is now a bit of a pain. His Q poke hurts now and his punch is much faster and will catch you if you slack with your positioning for a fraction of a second. You can still move out of the way with your W up, but you’ve gotta be quick. Never let him taunt you. If he walks up and lands a taunt into a full combo, you’ll be chunked down to one third from full. If he punches and falls just short he will probably spam and land taunt, then his Q and passive will still do about a third of your life. Stay the hell away from him until 6 and just farm up under turret. You still can’t poke him down easily, so just prioritize farm and wait for a gank. You can handle getting nicked by his Q here and there. He’s heavily incentivized to build full AP now, so he’ll squish with a little bit of help. Once you have your ult, you can kick his ass by baiting his punch and immuning his follow up taunt. Be mindful if you go for a roam that he doesn’t follow, ult the fight, and ruin your team. ”
Grimkyle says “Galio is one of the best counters to fizz at the moment I recommend starting W into him and have him shove u into tower getting as much cs you can at level 3 with corrupting pots active plus your ignite you can look to all in him or ask your jungler to help because if the galio knows what he's doing he probably has tp so not only does he have a global ult but also a global spell ”
K3y5 says “You can't kill him without getting two successful ganks. Don't bother poking with Q because his Q does more damge. His Auto - Q does more than your whole combo. If you jump on him, he will taunt and knock up.”
Zoe Sparklepop says “Hey you like tanks?
You like ones that one shot you even in mid game while building tank?
Yeah, Galio is one of those
You have no chance of killing him in lane usually so your best choice is to roam and hope he doesn't follow so try to vision deny with sweeper and control wards.”
ThatOneKatMain says “He can't really kill you in lane if you dodge his e with yours and just farm with q you will be fine but you can't really roam post 6 as he will just follow with his r and mess your whole roam up. Spam ping if he's missing post 6 and just outscale him. Wait for him to use his cc before going in in a teamfight since he wont have any way of peeling for his adc.”
The PaIe King says “Sustain Karth
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Build Path: Rod of Ages, Sorcerers Shoes, Liandry's Torment, Rabadons Death Cap, Void Staff, Zhonya's Hourglass.
----Rune Page: Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transendence, Scorch, Prescence of Mind, Last Stand .----
snukumz says “You are a tank killer with your passive and he is a tank.
Keep your distance so he can't jump at you and taunt you.
Try to poke him down when he goes to melee hit CS, or combo him when he does that.
You can knock him low often with your combo but he's often hard to actually kill because of how tanky he is.
Ask your jungler to help kill him since he's fairly easy to kill with some help.”
LightningTemplar says “Conqueror setup. Doran's Blade start. CS with Q or W+E. Do short trades with W+E+Q. Play off his cooldowns, especially on his W. Ask jungler for help. You will struggly killing him solo, but so will he should you play somewhat safe. His shield only blocks magic damage, good thing considering Zed does none (besides a little from Scorch and his passive), so ignore it. ”
only yasuo play says “He has really good damage and pressure levels 1, 2, and 3. Most Galios will push wave early to pressure you under your tower.
Make sure wave doesn't crash into your tower and try to all in if you windwall his q.
Note: Galio does a deceptively large amount of damage.”
Ekko Rush B Guides says “Fighting Galio is utterly useless. He is WAY too tanky for you, because not only he has damage reduction, but also his AP Shield. Trading is a joke, because when you dash on him you will always swallow his whole combo once he hits you with his taunt. Not only that, but his ult is also a really good tool to counter your roams.”
KataFlix says “Galio is the biggest threat on Katarina, not only he builds to be tanky he can CC Katarina for a long duration, beware of his Taunt and knock up by dodging it with your E and try to poke him early game, on late game you will need a partner in order to kill him”
Gageowago says “(This is still a matchup that I am not too familiar with since he is not picked often, but there are a few tips I can give.) Try and keep your distance from him in lane, and don't waste too many spells on him because of his passive magic shield. If he steps up to you mirror his movements by backing up. If Galio manages to hit his knockup on you then you are about to lose a lot of health from his combo. After he chunks you back up immediately instead of going for a trade because his aftershock will absorb a lot of your combo. Try and keep away from minions to avoid Galio's poke damage. Another thing to remember is that Galio cannot flash taunt you anymore, so do not flash if he's channeling his taunt far away from you.”
Papapostolou says “I suggest you to dodge. This guy destroys you, but there is a chance. Don't try to poke him, he is gonna win every trade so you have to stay under tower, if you do well with that, then you can beat him.”
Lil Tidepod says “Galio is really someone you can't kill until late game. His magic damage shield is pretty much a big screw you to any mage. The only advantage you have here is he has to get close to do any damage. You can kite him fairly easily. Be careful of his flash taunt, as it will screw you over for sure, and cause the trade to go in his favor. He might even be able to CC you long enough to kill you if he hits the taunt.”
Capparelli says “NIGHTMARE of a lane you can dash onto him without getting knocked up up, his taunt will cancel your canopy, he can match your roam at 6, pray your jungle knows to gank if he uses his E, get Hexdrinker if you start to fall behind and Tiamat if you plan to just try and roam”
BigBushMan says “ Ok, Galio is one of the harder counters to Xerath becuase his passive gives him a magic shield and is not on a long cd, along with his ability to engage onto you. Just use the range advantage and try to poke him out if possible. ”
serruh says “honestly since riot removed flash + w this champion is just very underwhelming. sure he can be annoying sometimes and tank a lot of your dmg with his reduction and potentially even out trade you early, but you can play around it 99% of the time and scale for free. much bigger issue when it comes to teamfights, maybe look to get banshee. also mercs help.”
BabyTwisty says “You can play pretty aggressive lvl 1 but back off a bit when he hits lvl 2. Don't roam a lot post 6 due to his ult but try to roam early. Try to get your jungler to gank early due to him getting melted by AD champions, if your jungler is ap than you have to hit your stun to win the 1v2.”
PrettyPinkPutin says “Galio is a joke as much as Corki is, you can R at anytime during his W channel to forcefully cancel it and avoid it, other than that you can freely hit him, he barely does anything but deal damage.”
DontRageItsOk says “Not much you can do in this lane but try to hold waves so your jungler can come. Level 6 he matches your roams and gives teammates a magic shield negating a lot of your damage. I recommend dodging if you see this pick.”
8wolf says “Don't let him get close. His short range make him a good target for poke and you can zone him out and deny him cs. Careful if he tries to engage. He's very tanky and you probably won't kill him, so just farm up and try not to die.”
Daedralus says “I put him on level 1 difficulty but do not underestimate his damage of course! If you consistently get hit by his E Q AA combo, he will get you eventually if he trades without you being able to life steal. This is an unlikely scenario however as you will surely be able to bite him after his dash, but it is ganks you must watch after as his initiation if on target is deadly. But considering that he doesnt even have an ultimate that can be used against you in all situations and that you can also prevent him from using it with E or R (dunno if you can follow him with Q but that would be dope) kinda limits his plays. He simply doesn`t do enough damage in a certain amount of time to kill you, thus difficulty 1.”
NebuIa says “Galio should be easy to deal with, but his jungler will probably try to camp you. Just try to stay back and avoid his E. He shouldn't ever be able to kill you. If the enemy jungler is scary consider cleanse, and maybe phase rush to help run from him.”
LightningDeceptigon says “He's tanky and has a decent amount of burst. Be careful of his engages with E and then his taunt. His kit gives him a magic damage shield, making it even harder to kill him. Avoid short trades, play safe in lane early, and wait for mid to late game to 1v1 him as you are far stronger in long engages.”
LONERlSM says “Legit impossible to kill and has decent damage. Galio is just a farm lane look to out scale him and keep up with levels , what ever you do, please do not fight him he will win all trades. If your team comp is full ap Dodge because it will be tough for you to carry games.”
SrAlex-kun says “Si ganas a Galio eres Jesus, basicamente con su pasiva te destruye asi que intenta SOLO farmear, solo pegate contra el cuando el jungla te gankee y tengas vida, no te tires sin vida -_-”
spark2 says “Galio will build MR against you, so if you don't kill him early you can basically ignore this lane. Ping that he's missing the instant he is gone for more than 3 seconds, since his ulting to other lanes can be devastating.”
Lasoor says “[Top] Requires a lot of harassing to keep him from killing you. He wins most short-fights early game while you win the long fights. So try to dodge his skill shots and consistently poke him down.”
Cloud375 says “He isn't that big of a deal. Just play this lane safely, dodge his abilities when you can and it should be ok. Make sure to ping though every time he disappears from his lane, ESPECIALLY AFTER HE HITS LEVEL 6. Any time after he hits level 6 and he isn't in lane, immediately ping MIA! His ult is a high-priority threat!”
SirZeros says “So the reworked Galio is a bit stronger against you, due to him beeing kind of tanky. The good thing about him, is that it's predictable when he wants to engage on you, so abuse this to land a stun if possible.
Otherwhise just try to poke him with your Meeps and try to dodge his E at all costs.”
Euphoric Toaster says “Really easy lane early on, you get to poke and deny him a lot and set him behind pretty far. After 6 you get a much bigger power spike because his Ult is a team reliant Ult. This matchup would be even easier if it weren't a couple of things. First if he goes Mercury Tread + Rod of Ages Or full tank, you will be unable to kill him ever and it will turn into just a farm lane. Secondly, if they have a dive jungler (like Jarvan IV) his ult can be deadly.”
Fox1ne says “Galio is good match up for you,as an otp i can say that you will be fine buying a liandry's. Until then the laning phase is towards your hand cause of the fact that galio is getting harassed 24/7 in pre 6. So its going to be hard for him to survive the laning phase especially with ignite.”
MechaaZero says “His magic shield is pretty annoying but you can still do a solid amount of damage to him. He cautious of the amount of damage that his Q can do, because if he gets you low, the chance of him flash-taunting you is high.”
CC Diana says “Galio is an interesting matchup. All of Galio's abilities scale with AP which makes it likely for him to build it instead of MR. Assuming he builds AP, you should be able to 1v1 him once you hit 6 since he won't have the health to survive your burst. Be aware that given the nature of Galio's abilities, he may go Abyssal Mask for a first item and it's at this point where you'll want to call your jungler for help. Make sure you take TP for this matchup because he can outroam you hard with his ult so you'll want to be able to follow up when appropriate.”
maplecat21 says “Before he was gutted and became a support, he had lane pressure on you but got outscaled. After that, he lost his lane pressure. I'll be adjusting his threat rating as people play the recently changed version, but I doubt he has any pressure now.”
MadMaster523 says “Galio is just like every other tank out there. He's going to be a pain early game, but you'll eventually be able to split push him to death since he's probably going to be opting for a tank build and gnar loves shredding tanks.”
The Jhin Cena says “YOU MUST ALWAYS BAN THE GALIO! He is a highly played champion in Twisted Treeline, and unless you are lucky that he is trash, you will have a very difficult lane. He is super super tanky and yet can manage to kill you in seconds when he gets fed. You can hardly even farm passively because his Q will leave you behind your turret spam pinging for a gank. Not only that, but his ult can especially screw you over on this map. An example is if you are about to kill a squishy like Vayne with your E and Flash down, Galio can fly out of nowhere and by then you're dead. As a melee there is not much you can do when laning against a Galio and you should probably request to trade lanes.”
Puppeteer_TH says “During team fight, Facing 'full tank' Galio might not be a good idea especially if he goes for armors. This build didn't include armor penetration or Infinity Edge to help you melt down his health bar but It should be okay if you're 1 on 1.”
Yenwai says “his CC and magic resistance makes him hard to deal with alone, but his global R and ability to interrupt your R with his taunt make him a hard lane, like Kassadin avoid him and let your team fight him, your silence will NOT end his shield of durand ability FYI.”
BL00dY3nD says “Not a easy lane. You cant kill him and he cant kill you. Just a boring lane. If he gets abyssal mask it will be impossible to kill him. Ask you jungler for ganks. if you kill him before he gets his first item you might bully him out of the lane.”
Zee Led says “When playing against galio go in when his taunt is down. If he goes in, you should land your E, W out and use Q for electrocute proc. The problem in this lane is that LeBlanc doesn't have wave clear, but galio does. I recommend banning this champion as LeBlanc or going cleanse. This lane is really hard to win.”
Best Karth NA says “Hard matchup, as he gets a lot of free mr. Focus on dodging his abilities and watch out for the enemy jungler at all times, as galio is really good at setting up ganks. Poke him when possible and prioritize cs. ”
Shderen says “Incredible durability against magic damage and also has plenty of roaming potential. If he has Electrocute, expect a tougher lane. If Aftershock, expect to get some farm but never expect to kill him. Ever.”
HerrSolahri says “Good Galios instant Taunt you when you W on them and also lower your DMG with that, but they have to quit the Taunt early so its easy for you to dodge the Galio E. Work with your Team and Double Chain to kill that big Stone.”
Fruxo says “He has CC and can do a ton of damage with his Adc if you are not careful, keep in mind that he has the ability to dash on to you in order to set up a stun, which can lead to your death or your supports death if you aren't careful enough.”
vukashin.xyz says “His tankiness from aftershock and CC makes it hard to burst him
If you use W>E>Q to harras play passive after the combo since he can E and burst you
If he tries to combo you first use W to dodge his dash
He will roam”
AzureArmatt says “Galio can't do much damage to you unless you help him with that. Don't stay in his tornado for too long since it deals big damage once you spend enough time in it + don't let him hit you with his charge, if you manage to do this it should be easy match up for you since he's way to slow to catch up to you”
thedonk says “Galio's kit makes it hard for Leblanc to find damage as well. Try to avoid his dash and taunt. When you W in, Galio might try to taunt you. He doesn't have big damage during laning phase if you dodge all of his abilites. Make sure to tell your team when Galio hits 6 as he can help his teammates.”
kkiskk says “Get MAW first item and you'll be fine. Dodge his Q, it has decent scaling of both AP / HP. Watch out for his engage combo E->W->Q. Try to save your W after his W duration is off, his W gives dmg reduction. Get tiamat second item for lane pressure if his always gank your teammates.”
Tipurrs says “He's an anti- ap mage. He clears waves faster than you and his poke hurts a lot. He will try to push the lane and impact the map more. Don't fight him because he is tanky and just anti-AP”
apsonalol says “Galio ele é muito forte na rota e se te pegar no E provavelmente vai te matar, tem que tomar muito cuidado com ele, ainda mais quando tiver o W pronto para usar, como ele tem uma vasta quantidade de proteção contra magia , pokear não vai resultar em grande coisa, mas você pode usar clepto para acelerar sua build e começar a realmente dar dano nele, no mesmo caso do twisted fate, gankar ele vai ser o bastante para que ele não incomode as side lane.”
Itsyaboyorchid says “Galio isn't much of a damage threat. Even in this new "burst Galio build" meta, he isn't a legitimate threat if you don't allow him to be. Your Q-E prevents any engage from him in the 1v1, or sets you up for a combination to deal heavy damage to him. if he builds tank Galio, you farm and have no kill pressure, if he builds burst he ints your lane to get you snowballed. I only included Galio as a threat because one of my colleagues mentioned him as a Syndra counter. I laughed.”
Andicus says “Galio can be fairly annoying with his tankiness and tons of poke damage. Just don't get caught by his taunt and try to avoid his Q as best as possible. Other than that you can poke normally. You want to fight him after he wastes his taunt. You can farm normally but again, be cautious of his E (dash) and W (taunt). Keep in mind he is great at setting up ganks so you will want to have your rivers warded and be on the lookout for ganks. If needed, keep your W up always.”
Gambinos says “You counter Galio pretty well. You might have a bit of struggle as his tornado does alot of damage and he also have a taunt and airborne. Dodge all of those and you'll be able to kill him with your ult.”
Sozzoh says “Galio has built in MR, so you won't do much damage to him. Try not to get hit by his dash, and you should be good. Post-6, Galio is going to roam, and a lot quicker too. If Galio ults, you can stop it with your ult. Try and Shurima Shuffle him into your turret so you stop his ult, and most likely get a free kill off of it too.”
Witwickies says “Unless you will let him come close to you, it should be easy match-up. Be aware of possibility of W+Flash, so when he uses W without reason, be careful. Just poke him to death and make unable to even come to minions.”
undeadsoldiers says “Galio will try to poke you and farm with his Q. Try to stay away from your wave so he can't do both.
Stay out of his W range and poke from afar. Be wary of flash-taunts, though.
His E is telegraphed because he moves back before dashing forward, so you can put a bubble in his path.
You can also use your E to stop his ult channel.
While your full combo may not delete Galio since he's decently tanky, you can definitely put a dent in him.”
MidoriyaOGado says “Raramente você vai ganhar do galio por ele ter o kit perfeito contra fizz, Tendo ele um pocke constante com seu Q e sua resistencia mágica baseada na passiva de seu W. Fica bem dificil do fizz jogar.
Procure outra lane para focar contra galio raramente você vai matar ele.
tente usar a janela do lv 3 para forçar o flash dele ou possivelmente matar ”
Itsyaboyorchid says “This kind of threat isn't noted because of his kill pressure, but because he can easily set up ganks for his JG and force you into a 2v1 situation. Other than that laning will be extremely slow. Focus on farming, make sure to poke with auto attacks whilst Galio walks up to farm.”
DuhBrandon says “Probably a gift from god if you fight this as you are building an anti tank build just one warning though, his ult will be a problem once you start roaming because as you might know he can go back up any teammate.”
Smol Jelly says “Galio's got the damage reduction and built in magic damage shield that makes lane rough for you. His dash is linear so you can catch him, but save your burst for when his damage reduction is on CD. Also, ping immediately when he leaves lane, as he has one of the strongest roaming potentials for a Mid Laner.”
As a Support (14%)
Galio As a Support Counters: 4,7272,7861,5673015716 matches, 33 counter champions
Counter RatingCounter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
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Tips Against Galio as a Support Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Touka1 says “Not sure if anyone plays this champions as support but you are able to cancel his engage anytime with Q or R if necessary”
Navn says “No ways to stop his engage, and he can peel off Bone Plating pretty easily. Galio also tends to take Nimbus Cloak too, so its really hard to find windows to punish him. This may be one of the few times to go Relic Shield over Spellthiefs.”
LuckyTigerRAW says “Dodge poke like normal, ward bushes to get free Q's to heal adc and engage then insta E to teammate to bait out his cd. Take fights earlier rather than later because in later fight he doesnt DIE”
Rissen says “His taunt [W] and gap closer dash [E] can stop from creating and can turn the tide of the teamfight, once he uses all of his engage tools or has no shield, try to punish him off cooldown.”
Demonsedge90 says “Galio just hard counters all your tools except your ultimate. He has more disruption to interrupt your engage, thus making it hard for you to peel for your team. He also has access to poke that you can't match.”
Nozul says “Com o E, Galio pode chegar facilmente em você, te jogar para cima e ainda de provocar com o W, fazendo com que você seja praticamente imobilizado e morto. Tente evitar de se expor para que ele não tenha essa abertura. Você consegue cancelar a ultimate dele com o teu E.”
TheBlueImperial says “I will put this one does as a skill matchup, mainly because Galio is more than capable of messing up your engagements and has insane zoning power with his ultimate when you engage onto his team. Stand between you and your carry and he will not be able to do anything to them.”
beefyylol says “You can very easily die to Galio in lane if you do not respect his CC. Also, once he hits 6 he can follow your roams whenever he has ult.
Galio is very similar to Alistar because as long as you keep your distance early you will outscale him. ”
Discord231 says “SI tienes un adc de early al lado lleva Filo de Roba Hechizos, si se te tira, puedes esquivarlo, y si no lo logras igual él habrá malgastado algo, si no, juega con el Escudo Reliquia. Te dará problemas, sobre todo por su facilidad para rotar con la R, pero no es una amenaza en los 2 vs 2. ”
neuroplasticity says “Not as prevalent of a pick anymore Galio can still be scary if he ever manages to get in your face.
Focus on poking the ADC since Galio has high MR and a magic shield. Going even in lane is perfectly fine as you're much more useful later on. Bush control helps a lot so he can't look for engage angles from Fog.
Similar to most engage supports Galio has a high CD on his main CC (his taunt starts at 18 seconds) so posture aggressively whenever he whiffs his spells. Bubble the ADC if he manages to jump onto your carry. Bubbling Galio can also work as it disrupts the channel of his taunt.
Ping Galio's level 6 and keep the river warded to spot his roams. His ultimate also has a huge cooldown that is worth keeping track off (200 seconds at rank 1).
Use your ult to disengage or counterengage and consider Redemption to counteract his ultimate. Run Guardian when paired with an immobile ADC.
Probably one of Nami's easiest matchups your kit straightup counters her's. You outsustain her and also have more damage in trades. Use your Q or R to disrupt her ultimate.
Be wary of her roams as she is incredibly fast.
Dotje says “Personally, I find Galio very hard to deal with. Try to always keep your distance from him and peel your team as good as possible. He is easier to deal with in the late game due to the power of your cc and by having a frontliner.”
Rasta Da Masta says “Waveclear? (P & Q) Check! Anti-magic shield (W) to nullify poke? Check! Can engage (E) on you for CC? Check! Match your roams/TP with his R that also grants that OP shield to his teammates? Double Check! Your saving grace here is his low range on E. Good luck in lane.”
Distinger says “Wait for him to E and then use your E backwards and hook him into your tower.
Don't try to melee hook him or he will W and insta cancel it and perma stun you to death.
You could take Aftershock.”
0Banda says “ Galio is quite a difficult matchup for you, he has an AP shield every certain time, he can taunt you, and dash into you, same as counter-roam you after level 6
So this will be your way of playing against Galio:
Build yourself Full Tank (check the runes and build upper on the guide) and constantly roam before level 6, after level 6 you won't be able to roam at least Galio is dead because of his R
Other from that, try engaging into the enemy ADC and ignore Galio, when you see he's charging E against you, cast E back to your ADC ”
Jowoey says “It's hard to completely negate a Galio's engage if you don't time your tornado correctly. Any time he wastes his dash you can poke him but don't path forward too much or he'll taunt you. His ult makes his presence off the map very daunting so try to pay attention to places where your team might be fighting and try to go there if you think he'll ult to them.”
TheBestestBork says “This guy... this guy just says no to your ability damage, BUT once you have divine, and if you fell behind you may also need titanic, you cna kill him easily enough if you time your CC. His ULT is also useless in a 1v1 or 2v2 if you can land a stun on him when he tries.”
King Crow says “Galios all-in with knockup and taunt along with his tankiness heavily favors him. He has strong damage with Q. The only saving grace is his range of engage is roughly that of your poke. You can fear and silence him if he misses his knockup to prevent his taunt.”
Doody_tco says “Whether a support or a mid laner, Galio is too tanky to handle, taunts your carry makes him vulnerable, moreover, he can join fights that can flip the tables and give the enemy team a double kill”
dragonmasterc says “Galio certainly enjoys soaking up magic damage, and you're all too happy to oblige - at least early. Once he starts to ramp up his tankiness, as the vast majority of sane Galio supports will do, it becomes more important to poke their ADC and respect his engage.”
Dotje says “I've had many issues playing against a Galio, you can try and trade a little when you dodge his Q. But besides that he's able to lock you down and apply a lot of damage together with his ad. Keep your distance in teamfights and support where needed. Using polymorhp(W) on him before he uses his taunt could be a lifesafer.”
KeleiX13 says “Poke him from far away level 1 and be careful of his level 2, his knockup should be dodgeable unless you step too close so just poke from far away and don't be too aggressive once he has his level 2 and punish him whenever he misses anything. Ping your team when he has 6 so they won't be surprise ganked by Galio.”
Discord231 says “SI tienes un adc de early al lado lleva Filo de Roba Hechizos, si se te tira, puedes esquivarlo, y si no lo logras igual el habrá malgastado algo, si no, juega con el Escudo Reliquia. Te dará problemas, sobre todo por su facilidad para rotar con la R, pero no es una amenaza en los 2 vs 2.”
LilRidge says “Keep the lane brushes warded to prevent Galio from being able to (E) Justice Punch you or your ADC for free. If Galio ever goes for an all-in, counter engage on the enemy ADC immediately. As he will not be able to protect his ADC from your engage.”
Rainuu says “Galio provides a lot of cc and closure as he innately counters all ap champions with his magicshield. Not to mention his cc, making it incredibly easy to stop you from following up on an ulti and tankiness.”
Ruiner of Fun says “His sheer utility and CC is very difficult to keep up with. Your damage will next to non-existant to Galio. DO NOT FLIP INTO YOUR TEAM. He can easily turn any fight even if he isn't there. If you dodge his taunt or dash you should be good. His ult startup can cancelled by your W and E.”
Starchase says “Poke him as much as you can from lvl 1, but care about his Flash W, he can try to do it if he has an aggresive ADC.
Lvl 3 only detach your ADC if you're good enough to react in time to dodge his E with your W.
Ping your teammates whenever he's missing on the lane.
Care at lvl 6, his magic damage shield could be the reason why you lost the all in.
You outscale him very hard.”
mellorpyke says “Galio can be a really tricky matchup if you're new to Pyke. You simply cant all in against him or you will likely lose the 2v2. His taunt can really fuck you up so, what you can do is look to Q him and bait his W, the taunt has a really long cd so once he wastes it somehow you have a window to all in and beat his ass. Remember, even if you hit Q on the carry DONT E FOWARD.”
Takitsu says “Honestly Easy matchup for thresh with the ability to flay away galio charge and his taunt. But adc's seem to struggle in staying out of his range. Save flay for galio engage to peel your carry. Hook for enemy carry or additional peel on galio. Watch for galio Flash taunting.”
Discord231 says “SI tienes un adc de early al lado lleva Filo de Roba Hechizos, si se te tira, puedes esquivarlo, y si no lo logras igual el habrá malgastado algo, si no, juega con el Escudo Reliquia. Te dará problemas, sobre todo por su facilidad para rotar con la R, pero no es una amenaza en los 2 vs 2. ”
unhben says “W taunt will catch you if youre not paying attention most of the time. You can kick him out of his ult but you will probably have to find him first. He gets tankier than you fast so just be smart about how you engage/disengage from him early to mid game.”
Coo1breeze says “If he's doing his job, he can shut down your engage pretty fast and turn it around by focusing your ADC. He can do this because of his tankiness and taunt. Poke down or find a good opportunity before engaging.”
EionThePepega says “Galio can block your Burst Note with his Anti Magic Shield. If you get hit by his Taunt you'll most likely die, so keep a distance. Try to abuse him level 1 if he doesn't go W (shown by his Shield).”
Jexeff says “Quite the difficult matchup in my opinion. Similar to Leona, his justice punch can be flayed to prevent an engagement/knock-up, however even if you flay this, there is no guarantee that you will not be taunted by his shield of durand. Early on he is relatively squishy and without flash he has no guaranteed way to land his engagement. If you can burn his flash with an early hook it will help out. Just have to be really careful of his taunt. ”
itizhelia says “Ever since his famous Flash stun combo got removed he became a much much easier match-up for Rakan but bear in mind Galio is still much stronger than you are in the lane phase since he can easily wait for your engagement to stun you.
If Galio usually engages first to fight in the lane phase then wait out his stun abilities and punish him by either dashing towards him or his ADC and making them lose the trade badly since you can pretty much always dodge his abilities.
In short, don't engage first in the lane phase unless if he has wasted his main spells.”
Find0 says “Galio can make it hard for you to engage as he has his ult to follow your roams. You must have phase rush in this matchup. In lane you want to hold headbutt for when he engages and you have to play peel and cannot engage on him unless your jg is nearby.
WIN CON IS PEEL”
Frank6264 says “Al igual que muchos enfrentamientos contra personajes cuerpo a cuerpo, la vulnerabilidad de Galio radica en que necesita acercarse generalmente para poder hacer daño y meter CC por lo que en línea abusen del rango para poder pokearlo, evitando el engage de su E combinado con el flash y la W. En teamfights tengan en cuenta que su habilidad definitiva puede ser muy peligrosa especialmente en espacios cerrados y permite a Galio asistir desde lejos.”
just_juniper says “His P autos can instantly clear multiple plants, so spread them out. Respect his engage potential, but Zyra is able to poke Galio down outside his Q range, and E'ing his W completely shuts him down in skirmishes. ”
Guoblide says “Galio is a pretty niche support pick that won't be locked in against you often but, when he is, the matchup is pretty favored towards you. Galio has decent poke with Winds of War, gap closing with Justice Punch, damage with Colossal Smash and sustain with Shield of Durand. He can also easily roam to mid lane and Rift Herald with Hero's Entrance. The most important thing to know about this matchup is that the person who engages first usually loses the fight. If Sett engages then Galio taunts him with Shield of Durand and combos off of that. If Galio engages then Sett Facebreakers him out of his Shield of Durand animation and out-trades him. You want to play aggresive without using abilities and try to force the Galio to burn his cooldowns. If you see Galio use either Shield of Durand or Justice Punch then Flash onto him or his ADC and stun them with Facebreaker. Also try your best to dodge Winds of War when Galio casts it to poke you or damage the minion wave. If you get hit by it try to Haymaker the Galio with the Grit you get from being poked and the run away and wait for cooldowns to come back online. If Galio Justice Punches onto your ADC try to focus his ADC and burst them down. Sett has stronger burst in the laning phase so try to kill the enemy ADC or zone them off of your ADC and let your ADC outrade the Galio in a 1v1.”
Jum3h says “Try to always keep your distance from him and peel your team as good as possible.
He is easier to deal with in the late game due to the power of your cc.
It's often good to get early boots.”
poopydoop69 says “He's just a tanky guy. Leona is another one too, although she's a bit easier because you have more range than her. Soraka is squishy so you will probably need items that give you more health (and/or armor) if versing tanky supports. ”
Thomas Stella says “Galio is not a support as such, but it is very used lately. dodge his stun as much as you can, because the first time you get distracted he is going to stun you, he has a lot of damage and your shields and your R are not going to help much.”
Flint124 says “A bit tanky, sure, but your E makes his aftershock significantly worse. You out-poke him, are better in an all-in, and he can't even E away from Wither since he'll hit you when he drops back.”
Vermeio says “If your adc got caught in his combos, consider going E on his adc. Your W can counter his charge easily, and you can make him respect you by one good burst. Just be cautious with that taunt.”
Saethwyr says “The Nice thing about melee engage supports is that while taric has an okay engage, he excels at counter-engaging into an all in, especially if they focus the carry over him. Theres really not much that galio can do in this matchup besides some slight poke with his Q, but even then its pretty easy to dodge.”
SawyerNelson says “Galio has to commit himself into the Lux / ADC to get anything done in the lane, and if he does so Lux can block Galio and his ADC's damage with W. You will also likely have a pushing lane giving Galio little opportunities to go in, and you can poke him or his ADC , Galio has no sustain for himself or his ADC. This is one of Lux's easiest matchups.”
best_shacosupport911 says “I would honestly run Font of Life against this pick with Ardent bought early. If you don't you're going to be less effective in lane, but you do you.
Ardent + AAs will proc for everyone taunted/hitting Galio. ”
SawyerNelson says “You can block his E with W. Galio has nowhere to be in a lane against neeko if he stands to the side poke him with Q, if he stands in the minion wave punish him with E. He's not tanky if he can't proc aftershock.”
SawyerNelson says “All your abilities suck against a Galio with aftershock running. Most likely don't spend abilities on him, rather avoid him and work around him, better to finish him off at the end of a fight rather than at the start.”
TheComicalBiker says “Galio's Winds of War (Q) can poke both you and your carry. His Justice Punch (E) can get close enough for his Shield of Durand (W) to taunt both you and your carry. Try to flay (E) away Galio if he engages with his Justice Punch (E). Keep lantern (W) ready for his ultimate.”