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Garen Counter Stats

Garen Counters
Top Lane
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Top Lane (86%) Garen Top Lane Counters: 50,286 matches, 50 counter champions

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Tips Against Garen in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

I Am Goliath says “You want to push garen in to his turret as much as possible early laning phase as long as they don't have a good early game jungler, because it's pretty hard to actually kill him early but you outscale very hard. if you see him charge Q simply run away until it runs out or E away, garen is very easy to kite so he shouldn't be a problem for you. once you have W max + Black cleaver you just shred him with your W.”
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PH45 says “Most Garen's just run Ignite and play to win the lane during early. The key in this matchup is to not fight him while his E is up. You can also just dodge his Q with your E. After his E runs out you can engage on him, block his Q and wait out his W before finishing your stun for maximum stun duration. You have to remember to keep his passive down if you want to wither him down, as otherwise he will regen his hp back up quickly.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - EASY LANE. DON’T GO EVEN IN TRADES. ALWAYS EXTEND THE FIGHT. DON’T EAT FOR E COMBO. CARE FOR HIS IGNITE+R. CONQUEROR RECOMMENDED Garen is a very easy matchup for you. The only time he even has a chance of killing you is through some ignite+R cheese he can do level 6. His ultimate is stronger than yours as an execute on a single target but that should not matter as your kit hard counters his. If he steps up to CS, make sure to chunk him out hard. The only point in the game where trading is a bad idea is level 1 IF he goes for the Grasp -> Q max build. If he goes the normal, E max damage Garen, then it will actually be so free as he will be very easy to wear down. A great way to screw him over is to save your W or E for when he silences you. This way, you will CC him long enough for the silence to wear off, allowing you to dumpster him. Ideally, you should try to kite out his E while you try to Q him as it stacks up Conqueror really quickly but even if he hits you with every last bit of his damage, he still loses.”
Drake6401 says “This feels a bit like a counter to Renekton because Garen has an answer to just about every strength Renekton leans on. He has a silence to stop abilities, innate armor, and passive healing to out sustain. Try to deny him his passive heal with Q every chance you get. I found it effective not to run from Garen if he engages on you. Auto-attack him as he does his spin since you likely can't outrun it anyway, then once his damage is fully over, stun him and trade back. Before he stacks attack speed, you win these kind of exchanges. If he has Ignite and you don't, you'll have to respect him a bit more as you two trade so evenly that the Ignite is a real difference maker.”
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Olaf Only says “Be careful at lvl 6 if you don't have Steelcaps as he can kill you in one rotation with ignite. Garen has great sustain in lane so focus on farming. Olaf is stronger in Midgame teamfights and has better target access.”
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Stinkee says “The recent rework to Garen makes it easier for him to apply Conqueror stacks. He should be stronger against tanks making this matchup even worse. He now has more tools to beat you, the only benefit for Sion is Garen will not be rewarded as much for buying Black Cleaver with the rework.”
MythicMike says “You have to make sure you poke him everytime his passive is up or you will never kill him. Pre 6 you can bully him and you should combo him as often as you can because after 6 he can quite easily all in you with his execute.”
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Quinncidence says “Immobile! I never have a problem with Garen, farm, throw in some grasp AA's when he goes for minions and just enjoy a fairly easy lane. Be aware if Garen plays with Ignite, if thats the case you have to respect his all when he has R. Yorick heavily outscales.”
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Anoying bro5 says “Do not fight him lvl 1 as he can chase you down with Q and the minions will eat you alive. lvl 2 get your parry and you always want to parry him when he Qs. It is pretty obvious when he is going to do it as well. Rush tiamat as the passive aoe damage when hitting minions will reset his passive. Make sure when you are low that you dont hold riposte for his ult, as his Q will silence you so that way you cant riposte in time.”
lolkayleee says “SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILED MATCHUP INFORMATION Conqueror better for lane. Grasp page could be better for teamights. Start W or Q. Don't walk up next to him with your passive on CD while his Q and E are not.”
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In the Jungle (8%) Garen In the Jungle Counters: 4,727 matches, 37 counter champions

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Suseri says “Similar to Mundo only difference is that he can trade better. If you wanna be safe just farm and fight him after some items.”
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Polarshift says “This guy is really strong and stacks conqueror crazy fast. He outscales you hard after the midgame if you didn't stomp him yet. Fortunately, he is very easy to gank like a lot of toplaners. His Q cancels your ultimate. ”
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DjapeFromSerbia says “If you ever try to kill him he will Q you and start spining to win, also don't forget his ultimate that deals true damage. Don't forget that his Q silinces you!”
SoSheolH says “Very fast, can do a lot of damage if you stay on him and has a true damage ult. But it's Garen, destroyed outside of 1v1s and most laners shouldn't feed into him outside of bronze.”
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Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “His E kills you, but you can do more damage then him early game with PTA, or play safer with Grasp.”
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Loul_60 says “It's Garen, not much you can do. Blue form into Garen is literal suicide. Red form into Garen isn't great either, but as long as you can hit your W while he uses his E and then ult him before he ults you, you should be alright.”
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Crossknight06 says “Very hard to play against ban him or use e and poke him for delete his passive tank or anti tank for build need jg”
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liserith says “Garen jungle is not very common, but if you do come across this matchup, you should have no problem. Wall his Q with your E, and kite his E. His ganking is nothing to worry about.”
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VelocityCrack says “Dodge. It is ok. Just dodge or take in mind you will NEVER be a worthy opponent. If you play vs him do NOT interact with him. His E, combined with his Q speed, combined with his R, combined ussualy with his Ignite, combined with his immortality, makes no chance to you to kill him 1v1. Only try to kill him if he is 1 hp, you are full hp, he is isolated and has all CD's down, if not, run. Ah, and never engage him, never, unless you have Phase Ruse. And Evolve W at lvl 11. Obligatory. Noob champ.”
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CalicoCactus says “Garen has ~600 true damage from his ultimate as well as 25% armor penetration from his E. He can be scary if you let him snowball. I like to level 3 gank provided my laner can follow up, he will try to W so he takes less dmaage and CC but bait drive by or go behind him and let the .25 second W wear off before colliding.”
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Middle Lane (6%) Garen Middle Lane Counters: 3,408 matches, 39 counter champions

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Tips Against Garen in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

RezoneVerified says “Easily harrassed and beaten in lane pre level 6. Rush magic pen after your Ludens.”
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XayLies says “This champ don't have mechanics actually. you have a lot. Make sure you're using your E to run from his E, and if you get Silenced by his Q, better go back a little and try to recover your shield again.”
Polarshift says “Not that hard of a matchup. You wont kill him though. Also he shouldn't be able to get close to you, but if he does your most likely dead.”
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Coldsong says “Garen mid is a rare pick, but is a pretty good counter to assassins. I would recommend going Eclipse into him since the shield allows for survivability and you can actually deal damage to him. Only go into his melee range if he wastes Q.”
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Kippari says “Garen is fairly easy to punish, just remember to not go into melee range when his E is up.”
PlayCabex says “pretty easy match up, just poke him down and if he comes with his q then just go into your e and w then play def a bit until your w comes up and then play aggressive again, if you can kill him , then ult first before going to your e w”
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Eoba says “If he goes Doran's shield first item. Don't bother trying to kill. Just roam.”
duhnx says “Cry, a lot. His Q and W means you can't walk up or deal damage. Hope for mercy and roam.”
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KataTocDo says “His silence(Q) is the death of you. Trades will either be even or extremely one-sided from either of you. Get jungle to help. Runes: Conq-Resolve Starting Items:D. Blade ”
Elite500 says “Who the fuck plays garen anyways, just stack cdr and become unkillable vs him”
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