“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.”
“Riven wins level 1, don't be scared to trade into him after he's Q'd you. Short trades, Q AA W E away, try and bait W. Garen scales really hard now with his new itemisation, try to get a lead in lane.”
“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. Constantly Q to not let him heal from 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. When he is Eing (spin) run away to disengage, and reengage afterwards as that is the majority of the dmg.”
“Take aftershock as it reduces the damage of his E.
If he has ignite play safe in early game.
Remember about his passive because he can heal and destroy you.
Hit him with your Q to keep him from healing.
Stack W when his shield runs out.”
“Level 1 if you have your passive stacked you win, level 2 you win if you also have your passive up, try to fight inside your minion wave, so his E wont do the full damage, later you beat him easily, i suggest after level 6 you use your Q on the minion wave as much as possible while you fight so you will heal and wont be executed by his R”
“The new reworked Garen is a bigger threat during lane phase due to him being able to stack Conqueror fast with his E. Be careful to not stay in his E or you'll notice your HP dropping very fast. They tend to build squishier though so if you can catch him off with your jungler or just able to keep his passive down he shouldn't pose too much of an issue, especially late game you are much more useful due to your CC.”
“As long as you stun him before he gets his Q silence off, you will trade well. Make sure that you keep trading with him so that he can't get his healing up. What makes it difficult is that if you get a kill pre 6, then you will get a villain stack over you and you can't trade with him. ”
“Try to dodge his Q by your E and you will be fine. If he will try to E you walk or jump away but if you see that you will win trade even on his E take this trade. Fast tabi are good vs Garen, after Botrk and Tabi if you dodge his Q with your E you should kill him.”
“His Q has insanely high damage, he has free healing and free tenacity, along with a deadly ult. Play safe, run away from his ult! Build armor.”
“After Garen's mini rework, the matchup is heavily one sided towards Quinn's favour.
The main thing to note is that now Garen's Q is programmed as an auto attack, which means that Quinn's E, Vault, can cancel the damage AND silence from Garen's Q, Decisive Strike.
You should play the lane extremely aggressive and auto attack Garen whenever you can to proc your PTA every time the PTA proc is off CD.
The only thing to watch out for is to only use your E to counter Garen's Q.
Whenever Garen presses his Q ability, you should react immediately with your vault because he loses the movespeed bonus when it's cancelled.
Keep in mind that his Q is an 8 second CD while our vault is 12-8 seconds, so he will have it up before your vault is up basically every time.
To maximize your effectiveness in lane, play back a little bit when your vault is at arround 4-6 seconds if you vaulted his Q in an earlier trade to prevent the good Garens from silencing you before your vault comes back up.
Post level 6 the only thing you need to know is that Quinn's Q can cancel Garen's R lmao.
How this works is if you blind Garen and you leave his nearsight vision radius when he presses his R ability, his ult animation goes off, but the damage is cancelled and his R is placed on a very short cooldown.
Keep in mind that his R will be back up in a matter of seconds, so if you are able to pull this cancel off, then don't get greedy and overextend because he will have it back up momentarily.
You outscale Garen incredibly hard, this is a dodge worthy matchup for him and arguably the biggest counter pick in all of League.”