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Garen Counter Stats

Garen Counters
Discover all champions who counter Garen. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Garen in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Garen Data for all roles taken from 49,223 matches.
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Top Lane (83%) Garen Top Lane Counters: 40,708 matches, 53 counter champions

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

Sovereign Kitten says “Garen has been one of those long time easy match-ups for Teemo, however, with recent changes it made him a even match-up strictly due to the fact that he is much faster and deals much more damage. If you see him activate his (Q), you should activate your own (W) to keep your distance. If he manages to catch you hit him with your (Q) to prevent his (Q) silence. Keeping your distance and poking safely while out of his reach is a solid strategy. He gain's more damage based on attack speed from his (E). So don't get caught with him spinning into you. Morellonomicon will help with his massive sustain. ”
THE PASSIONATE GUIDE TO TEEMO by Sovereign Kitten | Teemo Player
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.”
PH45 says “Garen is a pretty bad matchup right now due to how Riot made him extremely dominant already early. Most Garen's just run Ignite and play to win the lane during early. The key in this matchup right now is to not fight him while his E is up. You can also just dodge his Q with your E. Most Garens build squishy so later the game goes you do outscale and Garens weaknesses still take their place but getting there can be hard. Most of the time if the Garen is playing agro the best bet is to play safe until your jungler paths top and you are SURE you can kill him, otherwise wait for scaling unless you are confident on your own skill.”
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.”
Complete Guide to Renekton (S11 Ready) by Drake6401 | Renekton Player
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.”
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.”
UPDATED Season 11 [10.24]|Fiora Handbook(Top / Mid) (+Match- by Anoying bro5 | Fiora Player
MarkFromSingedMains says “Garen slaps hard, flinging him isn't that useful because it just means he e's the wave and you. His true damage ult cancels your tankiness for the most part but in teamfights throwing your W on him is usually enough to stop him from being effective. Awful lane though. 09/11/19 Bumped Garen up to 5 because his Conq build is extremely strong. 24/05/20 Bumped Garen down to 4 because his Conq build has fallen out of fashion”
Mark's Guide to Singed: SEASON 11 GO TANK by MarkFromSingedMains | Singed Player
Kippari says “Garen is fairly easy to punish, just remember to not go into melee range when his E is up.”
{10.24} The Gangplank Compendium {S11 Ready!} by Kippari | Gangplank Player
Rhoku says “The Garen matchup is in your favor. You outrange him heavily which lets you poke him down, and if the fights last long enough, you will win the all ins. The bad part comes in the form of him being WAY better in shorter trades. His Q and E do tons of damage and his W can negate your Q damage if he uses it properly. Early on, you shouldn't be fighting him for extended periods of time. Only using your Q to poke him down. If you are capable, the combo of e->q and then backing off will be very strong as you will continuously chunk him down. Land every single last him and make sure he suffers for every CS he takes. Know that Garen with ignite, has a pretty solid shot at killing you at level 6 so be careful of that. You insta win the lane once you get Rylai's though, provided you haven't died to him many times already.”
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Yamikaze says “Tiny: This lane favours you immensely and the enemy has close to zero kill pressure on you. More information found below.”
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In the Jungle (9%) Garen In the Jungle Counters: 4,375 matches, 38 counter champions

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Tips Against Garen in the Jungle Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

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.”
[S11] The Best Master Yi Guide ✔️ by Suseri | Master Yi Player
Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “His E kills you, but you can do more damage then him early game with PTA, or play safer with Grasp.”
The ULTIMATE S11 Nidalee JG/Top/Mid Guide :D by Do1HaveTh3Sauce | Nidalee Player
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. ”
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.”
Weed Kayn's Season 10.23 In-Depth Kayn Jungle Guide by Loul_60 | Kayn Player
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!”
Evelynn Jungle Guide for Pre-Season 11 [ Patch 10.23 ] ( n by DjapeFromSerbia | Evelynn Player
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 nothing and there is no one, if not, run. Ah, and never engage him, never, unless you have Phase Ruse. And Evolve W at lvl 11. Obligatory. Noob champ.”
Swae Lee says “Any hard cc (crowd control) counters Master Yi but you can use Q (alpha strike) to dodge those punishing abilities. In this case Garens silence can make you not be able to Q for a extended period of time.”
In Depth Master Yi Guide [Free Elo] by Swae Lee | Master Yi Player
classicnoob says “Garen can be very anooying cuz of his silence and tankiness,and W it denies alot of your damage,Do get a mortal or Lord domineks,if his tankiness goes out of hand.”
57K YI (10.10)+Matchups And Chapters. by classicnoob | Master Yi Player
ManiacChester says “Anyone who plays Garen is just lazy. Don't fight him until you're ranged. You'll lose any trade. Don't bother wasting your q or e on him. This is for patch 10.17 use Q to hit him and get mana back.”
Playing Smart Kayle by ManiacChester | Kayle Player
KillyOne says “Garen is fairly easy to deal with, especially cause he doesn't have a real gap closer. You can easily outrun his Q movement speed with yours and often even without your Q. If you keep your distance its an easy lane.”
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Middle Lane (8%) Garen Middle Lane Counters: 3,751 matches, 33 counter champions

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

Dr Eggmund says “Very easy to verse in lane if you are aware and careful of his damage. Play back when Q is on cooldown and play more aggressive when it is up. Late game his Silence will ruin you and therefore ruin your teams late game damage. Freeze lane as he has no range abilities other than ult and so He can't poke you near tower.”
Vladimir《Season 11》: Cosmic Devourer IN-DEPTH by Dr Eggmund | Vladimir Player
RezoneVerified says “Easily harrassed and beaten in lane pre level 6. Rush magic pen after your Ludens.”
[NEW 10.24] - [Season 11] - MASTER TIER 15,000 GAME Guide - by RezoneVerified | Heimerdinger Player
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”
Vladimir guide patch 10.24 MID/TOP Iron to diamond by PlayCabex | Vladimir Player
Scyrine says “A LOT of people have trouble with Garen, and I used to have trouble too. Garen can pressure you, abuse you in shroud, and finish you easily, but it doesn't mean it's not winnable. Akali can easily outplay garen simply by just waiting for him to Q a minion or use any of his abilties on minions. If he doesn't and he goes to Q you, let him hit you but exactly before he does, E away and immediatley start running. Garen typically Q>E, so once you E away he wont be able to hit you. Then, re-engage with E and unload your combo. ”
SCYRINE'S PREASEASON AKALI GUIDE | updated regularly by Scyrine | Akali Player
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.”
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.”
[ALL ROLES] XayLies Yasuo Guide | Season 11 | In-Depth by XayLies | Yasuo Player
Katfire says “In laning phase it might be difficult to trade with Garen. Try to trade when his E is down, and if both his Q and his E are down thats even better. His W gives him a shield so keep that in mind. Garen's silence can shut you down in teamfights. His R is also a big danger if you find yourself below half hp in a teamfight. Garen does a surprising amount of damage for how tanky his is so be careful. (this is another match up which might be heavily improved by BoRk as a core item. However I am yet to face Garen)”
Katfire's S11 Katarina Build (will add more info later) by Katfire | Katarina Player
Elpatronchico says “Very hard when he uses his Q that silences you. Try to take him out early, because he is weak early. ”
El Patron's Guide To Yone (In Depth) by Elpatronchico | Yone Player
DrWindwall says “Dude has armor and shield coming with a silence and dmg. Pretty obvious he's one of your worst opponents to face. The only way to win this lane is play safe, bait his Qs and short trade him afterwards.”
[1.7 mil points]New Season 11 Yasuo Builds(updating soon) by DrWindwall | Yasuo Player
Grayified says “Garen has a strong gap closer but you have a good escape. If you don't let him silence you and keep your distance you should be fine. If he gets too close he will most likely get the kill.”
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