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5Head Builds says “The thing to note about Garen is that he is really strong early game and has an execution. He also has built in tenacity and MS so catching him is hard. This matchup is sorta difficult
ToothlessKnight says “Garen should never be a threat vs Urgot. You are stronger than Garen at pretty much every point in the game and he has practically no utility. Frozen Mallet is a good buy vs Garen as his Q can only cleanse one slow effect at a time and your W constantly reapplies the Mallet slow making it harder for him to escape you. ”
Prof Harambe says “Garen legit can't play the lane. He relies on movespeed to actually get to you, so your e instantly shuts him down. On top of this, your q shuts down his telegraphed engage and daisy can run him down the lane. If he overextends, fish for a q, if you hit one just r and dash in with brush autos and e daisy. Command daisy to follow him across the lane and he's either dead or had to burn flash. ”
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.”
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. 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.”
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.”
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.
BoilTheOil says “Take Conqueror. You beat him in extended trades so just run up to him when he goes for cs and auto-attack him, and if he tries to run away pull him back in. He's unnecessarily tanky with his W so save Q until it wears off. After level 6 make sure you save W for his ultimate, you just block the whole thing and make him cry. Once he gets an item or two you probably can't fight him 1v1 unless you're ahead so play for teamfights after that.”
Phrxshn says “Use your Fling and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q) and precast your Fling before his charges you as it overrides Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Fling overrides Decisive Strike) (Decisive Strike overrides Mega Adhesive) (Recommended Items: Demonic Embrace, Rylai's Scepter) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Feedaboi says “Has has insanely high damage with his q and e, he has free healing and free tenacity, along with a deadly ult for when you are dismounted. Look to poke him with q "bear trap on a rope" while farming and setup ganks for your jungler.”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “Garen is a tricky one, because he has a high base damage on his abilities so you have to avoid getting hit by his Q > E at all costs early game, unless he's around 50-60% HP, because then you can simply do your combos and AA him to death by the time his abilities come back. Make sure before you go in for a serious trade to bait out his W. It will make a huge difference in the trade!”
LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “Garen is pretty weak in the earlygame. You can bully him hard during this time, just auto him constantly and flay when he tries to Q you. He has an annoying interaction where he can Q even if you flay him a second too late so keep that in mind. His W soft counters your crowd control, although he can only cleanse one of the slows (from E & R) not both.
His ult will do a lot of true damage, but this is soft countered by the dozens of free grasp procs you can get on him as well as overgrowth. Flay him away or box to make him useless in every teamfight.”
quinn adc says “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.”
Amphawn says “He can't really do anything against you. Just don't let him all in and play safe early game as usual. When he Q's, hit him with yours, and once you hit 6 just poke him to death. Start by leveling Q to 3 so if he Q's, you slow more than he gains. If he is somewhat low, it's worth poking him a bit even at lower levels to keep his passive from activating and healing him. Be careful of his ult, as it is an execute based on your missing health. So it might not be too smart to stay in lane when you're below 40% health, or just play under tower.”
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. Also at 6 be mindful of his true damage execute on his R.”
At_Tar_Ras says “in my experience garen is nothing compared to the many other champs in this game. you need to W his Q and kite out his spin or hold W during his spin too. he's defeated rather quickly if you play lvl 1 right (cheater recall, tower-diving, etc as discussed in the guide further below) and once you get bork he kind of stands zero chance. i understand if you struggle with him though and think he should be higher but it should be said garen's kit is ULTRA basic and is nothing compared to something else that's scarier like darius. also; when he uses W either dis-engage and re-engage when it's on CD or simply power through if you're winning the trade already.”
SunFalk says “He his very tanky. He will spin into the wave to get that CS. He will run fast. He will jump on you. His ult is an executer. He has a silence. He deals a lot of damage. - Garen will be a hard lane to go against, play it safe and CS, if you see him run at you, just heal to run back into safety. Don't forget he has a silence.”
PH45 says “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.”
MrDomian says “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.”
Phrxshn says “Use your Infected Bonesaw and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Recommended Items: Sunfire Cape, Plated Steelcaps, Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Dr.Mundo)”
A_Drunk_Carry says “This lane is 100% dependent on you landing walls, which you should since Garen has to get close to you to even have a chance. Much like Darius I always rush grievous wounds in this matchup. Garen passive and taking trades is one of the few ways he wins. ”
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.”
MagicallyDelish4 says “if you want to be agro and risky level one all in him with Qs. If you want to be safe and not int as much then go E first to block his Q damage and to get away. If he uses his E against you try to go into a wave to negate a lot of the damage. It stacks conquer very fast to be careful or it'll shred you. If he has W then you can't win a trade. Your third Q slightly out ranged his Q so use it. ”
Raen says “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.”
lol Wero says “this shouldn't be hard to handle at all. if garen tries to walk up on you. you can facebreak him easily. Knuckle down does good damage vs garen since garen will build some health. try to also stop his health regen from garens passive.”
Justkb says “Garen is so free for Darius its kinda unreal. You can free poke him with Q and kite out his Q with your E. Make sure if he goes in hard you can still land a Q, W AA before his Q lands. The only way you lose is if you engage him at half hp and he has his ult up. Just keep poking him in lane and set up a nice engage once you are level 6 and have higher HP than he does.”
P1Legend says “Pretty much a farm lane, Watch for all in and you should be fine, this is another seekers lane if you want to take trades. bait out his shield by jumping on him without using any skills, and condition him into not using it, then start instant bursting him. Mind games”
SaltCat says “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”
LoLReal says “This used to be a Darius favored match up, but in his current state Garen is just too strong.
Early levels Garen wants to just Q you and get out. Make him pay for it with E and punish him with extended trades while his spin is at low ranks. Be smart about going for CS. Again, make sure to take extended trades not short ones when you do go in.”
Phrxshn says “Use your Pillar of Ice and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined Blade, Plated Steelcaps, Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Trundle)”
A_Drunk_Carry says “I really wish they just brought old Garen back. The new one is a pain to deal with. Garen's Q hits like a truck, just like yours. Most Garen players will also spin into you, hit a Q, and W away to avoid getting Withered too hard. Be sure to buy grievous wounds in this matchup, or Garen will just keep trading over and over in lane and regen with his passive. On the bright side most Garens will look to group/go after your carry. Hard shove and take towers when this happens. A hard lane to win late game though.”
qveenevelynn says “The threat is the silence thing. Try to proc all your Q's before he silence you, or use E to get te movement speed before he silence you to be able to go away. when you're not silenced anymore proc ur Q again, but keep running. Be carefull to his ult, dont be greedy
UPDATE : Even when you win your lane, for some obscures reason he can still carry his team. ”
Fan22 says “After the rework garen has been a real pain in the ass, he has a lot of damague, true damague and tankyness, as Maokai the only thing you can do it´s try to feed your adc or midlane with a good teleport, or ask your jungler for a gank, don´t try to fight him unless he wasted his Q and E, and be careful since garen´s R can easily kill you. Here i reccomend buying tabis and randuins in the mid-late game”
Phrxshn says “Use your Seismic Shard after his Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Recommended Items: Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Sporkintahn says “Garen can be a fairly easy lane. But if you ever get too far behind he can dominate you. --- You have better poke and trade potential wtih your Q. If you're looking to all in try and save your W and/or E until after he uses his Q as it removes all slows. You want to trade against him with Q whenever he walks up to CS as you can out range him in the regard. He has to walk into you to trade which is to your advantage. Extend the trade if he tries to walk away to come out on top. --- Both of you want extended trades and can ramp up damage quickly till your opponent is low enough to execute. Like your ult his deals true damage so building HP and Armor for the rest of his kit is the best defense against it.”
Phrxshn says “Use your Jaws of The Beast and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q) and precast your Jaws of The beast before his charges you as it overrides Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Jaws of the Beast overrides Decisive Strike) (Decisive Strike stops Infinite Duress) (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined King) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Warwick)”
MythicMike says “You have to constantly throw your Q at him to stop his passive healing. His ult can't be used unless you're dismounted, but if you are you can't get close to him. Farm up and poke him with your dismounted Q until you have skaarl again.”
WildeBob says “Pretty tough matchup. You cannot really ever have enough damage to kill him but he can kill you. You need to play with your team to win against Garen. However, the lane is generally safe and Garen is sort of a useless champion.”
Phrxshn says “Use your Facebreaker and watch for his Decisive Strike(Q). Avoid his Judgement(E) and trade him. Do not trade with him if you're low as Demacian Justice is a execute. (Recommended Items: Blade of the Ruined Blade, Plated Steelcaps, Deadman's Plate) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Garen)”
TroviStyle says “[Conqueror] He wins with short trades as he heals up, so make them longer by fighting not to close to his tower. You cant stun him, but your W still avoids a lot of dmg if u block his Q or ult. Dont stay in his E to avoid dmg. Easy vitals give u a rather easy laningphase, as he has to stay away from his minions to heal back up.”
LegitLechner says “Adding because ive seen some people have trouble with him. My way of pursueing is just get to lvl 5 without dieing while keeping up as much prio and safety as possible. Always tp back to lane and try to hit e while you use superior wave clear beside his turret. He will try to take your tentacles but zone him with q before you e. If you see him waste his shield be aggressive for 15-20s. You're illaoi at this point! you're lvl 6-7 and 2v1 him and the jungler if played right.”
duckling213 says “Do not let garen get a lead on you early. You win this matchup once you get black cleaver and titanic. He still will do damage late game so be careful, also just found out his spin does more damage if its just damaging one thing so play in minions.”
InYourWayToHELL says “You can kill him pre 6.
Go for extended trades
His only damage move is e so you bait him into using it then you e through him wait and e q.
Cannot flash anything.
You should be stronger level one be ready to start pushing the wave.”
MCSwavest says “You win against Garen pre-6, but your odds take a significant turn for the worse once he gets his ult. Always expect it, be ready for it, and always always ALWAYS check if he has ignite.”
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.”
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. MAKE SURE TO KITE HIS E WITH YOUR GHOST POST LEVEL 6 IF YOU ARE EVEN WITH HIM. OTHERWISE HE KILLS YOU WITH IGNITE + R.”
RivalOCE says “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.”
The Rock Titan says “"[Grasp, Corrupting Potion, W > Q] - Start W and go E next and get Q lvl3, you can easily trade with him starting lvl1
- Once you get some HP and Armor, he cannot trade with you anymore
- Keep on Grasp W him, you can kill him when he's low enough
- Make sure you E him before he silences you, press E and W together, they can activate at the same time
- Make sure you don't get too low trying to harass him, he takes ignite and can all in you easily"”
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.”
The Real Fake says “Levels 1-3 you should be able to win pretty easily if you stack your Q. Afterwards you need to punish his Q cooldown by baiting it out and punishing. Once both of you hit 6 things get difficult, especially if he has ignite. Things get really hard once he gets stridebreaker, as you can't kite him out as easily anymore.”
sock217 says “Is a threat if he has ult and if he is a level up you. If you are a level up on him then you win pre-6. Easy to bully but can turn send you running to your turret just as fast. Killable, but he has an execute so be cautious.”
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.”
maxlid3 says “Easiest lane. He has no kill pressure on you at all. He can't reach you and you can poke him until he dies. Even if he tries to engage onto you you can just W him to deny him everything and probably even kill him.”
FeedLaneGetCaryd says “(Bone Plating+Armor+DBlade) AA to stop his passive. If he ever tries to engage E out or fling him to your minions. Not really easy to kill him in lane, but you are stronger in mid game for sure.”
PK Noob says “You can beat Garen if you hit your abilites and kite him around with your E. Try not to sit in his E for long because it will reduce your armor which gives his team a chance to burst you. Garen's Ultimate and also shut you down before you get your chance to pull out all your skills. Burst Garen down as fast as possible.”
jmp_01_ says “Take Conqueror. You beat Garen in extended fights - just run up when he goes for creeps. If he tries to run away, just pull him back to you. Make sure that you block his Ultimate - Demacian Justice after level 6. He is probably the tankiest champion on the enemy team so make sure to ult him (also to keep him away from your backline).”
lulw says “Kinda like sett, he just out stats you. Tankier, more damage, good trading and a fucking silence that screams skill when he q's you. Try to take short trades to poke him down. Like e q'ing and stuff like that. Never all in because what can u even do. You q, q, q, r ignite, you get him to 3/4 HP but then u realize he's spinning on you and dealing more damage then your entire combo with 1 fucking ability and he clicks R. All in him if hes low but never all in when your equal health. ”
Avelon6698 says “freelo, wait for him to waste q to get to you and just use E, he will disengage. if he doesn't. just q knockup auto w and he should be outtraded. Also gotta try and get him to waste his W so you don't do reduced damage, but shouldn't be a problem regardless”
Psychopathic Top says “After Garen rework this matchup became incredibly hard. Garen’s Q spam is very low mechanic and does a ton of damage. Do not trade vs it at all early and let him shove with spin. If you stall, the lane becomes easier. Just avoid trading vs him ever in the early game, let him shove slowly and be patient. With spin adding conq stacks the new Garen is very hard to out stat. He is tankier than you late game, which isn’t good, since he can stop split and go even with you in 5 v 5. Look to out macro him and try to rotate around the map.”
TheHellKing says “He is a bad, no brain champ. Especially with is passive, with let him heal over time, completely counter this poking playstyle, dodge if possible else go tank, beg for ganks and pray its a trash Garen”
Olaugh says “Try to bait his q and run away by hitting him with axe when he comes to close to you(sometimes if he is that hungry and desperate to hit you with q he will maybe activate W and reduce ur Q slow and manage to hit you which now means that he hasnt q as tool to run away, he hasnt W as tenacity and shield which results in high chance for you all in him as soon as he comes back for few seconds to finish few last minions, also when he goes with his q for cannon,do your q+e or e+q combo, that hurts him a lot and often baits his w but then its too late for him, again he used W , now, look at map look at him ,use chance to get kill.
Take care of your mana, you will see him spinning with E and q ing minions every second but he has no mana so be aware and dont let him control your laning phase”
Gospodin Bure says “This one is tricky, Garen can mess you up in a blink of an eye if you allow him to get near because he can cleanse your barrel slow, so just stay back and wait for him to Q first and start running, THEN throw a barrel at him and run for your life.If you manage to Q him once or twice during this time you're golden.”
DippyDan says “Pretty easy matchup for Fiora since he has no ranged abilities. Can kite easily with the extra movement speed from passive. He can win the lane with ignite and if he gets good trades. TIPS:  Only go for easy vitals and long trades (Passive heals him over time).  Parry his silence or Ult.  Don't take full damage from his E.”
fishybearo says “Garen has always been a strong counterpick to Renekton, his sustain is strong in lane and his silence allows him to chunk you without the chance to trade back which is very problematic on Renekton because most of his damage comes from abilities. The best way I have found to play this lane is to go for early armor and wait out the Garen Q E combo, after his combo ends W him to lock him down for your combo. Note: Doesn't everyone just hate dying to a Garen R with Ignite?”
Rocking Masterock says “Invulnerable to poke and a bit dangerous to trade against, but extremely easy to play safe against, go tank and farm, chill lane phase until it will be your moment to win with your R in teamfights or to secure objectives.”
Unmasked Kayle says “[Standard runes] The problem with Garen is that he will likely take ignite and his trademark outplay (flash Q ignite E R drool on keyboard) is not really something you can survive in most situations. His passive makes it hard to poke him down unless he's being stupid. Just focus on cs and after 6 try to zone and deny him farm. Whenever he Qs towards you, just walk back, using your W and Q if necessary. He will never be able to touch you.”
Sidrome says “Garen is a piece of cake:
He sucks at level ;
At level 2 you wanna level up your E so every time he tries to walk up and Q something u push him and all in on him
And Garen's ult is probably the thing you should care but even then the moment he tries to all in on you and tries to ult, you've already stacken up your passive so you can ult and kill him”
SunOak says “If he has ignite dont fight him when he uses it. Otherwise just wait for level 6 and dont get killed early and give him a lead. You can kite him easily with W and he cant really counter it.”
IAmStryker says “Startign Item:
Easy Lvl 1 with your passive. You might just get a free kill due to Garens no expecting a Kayle to be able to fihgt him.(smol brain warriors)
Ignite might also be an option due to higher rank Garens also taking ignite, but the risk is there that he might jsut go TP and out Macro you.
You want to Max E so you can keep his heaing passive down as much as possible.
Late game: Garen is a full juggernaut now and can kinda run you down even lvl 6 if you dont pay attention, but as long as he isnt on top of you, you're safe.”
Beecai says “RUNAS RECOMENDADAS: PTA - COSECHA OSCURA.----------------------------- El matchup de Garen es similar a Sett, cada vez que active su Q para acercarte a ti tienes que correr de él, una vez se retire habiendo acabado el casteo de su Q chasealo sacandole la mayor cantidad de vida, por el resto es lo típico de Teemo.. cada vez que quiera farmear castígalo, Cegalo cada vez que quiera un Súbdito del carril, priorizando los Cannon para que pierda la mayor cantidad de oro posible y se vea obligado a gastar su ''E'' que en parte, es su principal forma de Daño junto con la Q. ”
Alan234 says “PTA with cut down. Go boots into swifties or berserkers with w max second.
When garens run to you, just run backwards. Its that simple. Dont turn around to aa or his q will land. Once q is over you can poke him while he is running. Try to aa him so that his passive doesnt heal too much.”
Kartagoo says “Cuz mundo cant rly handle garens spin you have to play really safe and just Q spam him and ask for ganks. Garen is rly vulnerable to ganks when pushes you in even with flash early. So just mainly farm and don't go to near him early . Good option to skip Sunfire or Frostfire and rush straight titanic hydra”
JaxIsAHobo says “With the advent of stridebreaker changes that happened a little while ago, Garen isn't as good as he used to be. However, he is a somewhat difficult lane, in that if you fuck up a handful of times(he smacks you with his Q(silence), he spins around you and you were texting your girlfriend and half your health is gone, etc), life is gonna kinda suck. This is a skill matchup, in that you need to not get killed early and give him a lead. If you feel confident, build botrk vs garen. If you don't have 100% confidence, go for building sunderer. ”
SemPelo says “Garen is one hell of a counter if he attacks you first because of his silence followed by his E. Domination runes(taste of blood, ravenous hunter) work pretty well against him, so take it on the second tree of runes.”
KillMeKillMe says “Pretty even, but respect the ult. It deals more damage the lower your health is, and it can kill you before you even get to use your ult if you wait too long. He also has good sustain.
Just try to poke him down and use your ult fairly early if you think he might have his ult up. Remember tenacity reduces the duration of silence.”
Bombabo says “Garen's kit falters pretty hard into Urgot. Use your E and W to turn his engage into your own counterengage and almost always win the trade. Use your range to prevent his passive from coming off cooldown
Vandenelis says “if you take short trades against him and heal back later you will in, if he tries to all in you kite him to your wave. reset his healing passive by poking him long range with one of your abilities, later on he can kill you with his ultimate when you are at about 40% of your max hp”
DarkyTheReal says “Most people think that Garen is a threat to Riven, that's wrong. Riven wins the matchup if well played, what you want to do is using quick trades as your advantage, you E his Q, and do a quick trade like auto W Q and go back. You can only all-in Garen to kill him if he has no W. Also, for this matchup you take TP.”
XtheZ115 says “A good Garen is a terrible thing. He can run just as fast as you, silence you before you can throw him, and his passive+Spirit Visage keeps him in lane. Kite him as you would any champion, but be very afraid of his ult- if he can land the execute, he will outtrade you almost every time. ”
apkibum says “Garen... omfg. Garen is easy to fight and bully in lane. you have way more base damage then he does and you can easy fight him as long as you get a lead. Just run as soon as you’re silenced and blind as much as you can.”
SettVEVO says “Easy matchup, you can W his ult, that's insane, it's like GP using his W against Mordekaiser. He will trade by Qing in and Eing out, pull him back in with a stun and W to win the trade, he can be boring though, if he's smart he won't lose lane by using his passive which is better than your regen. But he won't win lane either. You scale better, ult him away from your adc and he's useless.”
Byku2506 says “Skill matchup, Try to pull him and start trade with fast aa W, after this aa him and wait for his Q, to heal from him with your own Q. Watch out for his stacking and his R, his R is just stupid.”
RTO says “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. ”
Fryx says “I used to think this is easy but it really is not. A good Garen will time his W perfectly to block your harass even if you time it differently and his signature Q into E is deadly on you. Since his Ult does True Damage you can be destroyed very easily.
But don't worry! There is a way to win this! Take Grasp and control the wave perfectly. If it pushes back to him, get him to harass you since his e will shove the wave and push it back to you. Since he has no TP you can use this to your advantage to get good resets. Don't focus too much on tping away since he will crash waves to your tower fast and will destroy the sidelane. His weakness is his teamfightpower so make use of that.”
wff010 says “Similar to cho'gath, he can only kill you with his ult if he saves his q. Therefore, if you're low and see him q, pre-emptively w to block the q and ult damage or else you'll be silenced and killed. ”
LoLReal says “Skill match up. Don't trade with him level 1 because his AA+Q combo is too strong for us. Be patient, build tabi, and farm for 6. We can win post 6 when we all in. Can out trade him and push him in at level 3 but be mindful of jungle proximity, sometimes better to let him push the wave.”
qosmox says “Position the blade up constantly, try to force short trades where you W (or passive shield) his Q dmg and auto him a few times with your Emp. Q’s. Repeat until he gets low and force him out of lane.”
SanLourdes says “Both of you are tanks, and the only way to reset your Q is with his. He still has to walk up to you in order to do it, so if it is already charging, just use it before he gets to you. Your Q is extremely useful in stopping him from using his E. Do not get caught in his E for too long or you will take increased damage. If you both scale, he will not be able to kill you on his own. Overall a stalemate between the two.”
CucumberSandwich says “The problem with Garen is that you can't fight him when he has his E up. This is because his E outweighs your W and E damage when you're fighting. Therefore you have to try to bait out his E by walking up and poking with your E. Then look for an engage with Q if he uses his E. His ult is also broken AF, so be careful about that.”
Jaori says “Whenever he uses his Q on you, answer with yours. It's even better to do the auto+Q animation cancel. During a 1vs1 you have to ult him first, otherwise he will burst you and win the fight.”
ForgottenProject says “I ban Garen ATM due to him being VERY hard matchup no matter how "good" the garen is. A bronze garen can do garens Q+E combo and gwen really cant block it.
W when hes running at you with Q and E before it applys to you, hope you can get out of his E range.
Remember you can use your R to slow him during his E.”
ForgottenProject says “This used to be a Skill matchup until he got a slight rework and now he's strong. Don't underestimate his damage.
All his trades start with him running up to you with his Q but good Garen Players can Bluff.
Parry his Q and you will win the trade.
Good Garen Players will try to bait your parry out before they Q you, dont fall for it.
He stacks Conqueror super fast so don't underestimate him. If he hits his Q into E, you're in big trouble.”
Sopachi says “Garen is a simplistic champion with a true damage R and a mini Warmog's for a passive. Garen's Q silences when it connects but if you all in the trade first and latch your Q before his Q lands on you, you will win the trade. After that just slowly run him down, and if he hides back behind his minion wave to heal just E towards him and throw your Q to stop it. Garen is only dangerous when you are mini Kled but if you have Stoneplate and Sterak's Gage, you will be fine. Abuse his weakness early.”
turtlehamstercroc says “Don't overextend. If you see him go for a trade with q, use e, hit him and back off, you are way stronger than him once you get divine sunderer and you are way more useful in teamfights because of just how good blitz hook is at separating an enemy from their team”
SavagePridestalker says “Garen is always a hard matchup for Rengar, but with the tank build it's much easier. Early game with Grasp is pretty strong and in midgame you are tanky enough to get away from him, if he decides to fight you.”
Marwaii says “Free. Perma push to ensure he misses CS. Keep E to dash out when he Qs to you. You can kill him at level 6 if he miss plays but you should destroy him once you get mythic.
Take Divine + Plated.”
a1a7s45 says “Garen has passive regen but poking him out can shut him down. Also look for Grasp trades when he's spinning. If you do this, he won't be spinning to win.
Garen is a 4 out of 5 because he can melt your team so ban him so you don't get people crying over him.”
oogoogerson says “This is a similar matchup to Mundo but not because of a spell shield, but because of how tanky Garen is. Before 6 you do have a pretty good chance at killing him, especially when he has no items. Get an item lead on him and he can die. Once you both hit 6 and he gets his first item you don't really want to go all in to fight him because he will almost always come out on top. Take teleport.”
Safolet says “This is one of my favorite matchups, because Garen literally has nothing to do with Gnar, you just have to stay away to roll basic attacks and a few Q's to wear him down. If Garen tries to get closer, you jump with the E and you have already freed yourself, if he tries to get closer with Flash, you can always jump with the E and then slow him down with the Q. If you are in MegaGnar and you are close to Garen, you should only use the Combo : R, Basic Attack, W, Basic Attack, Q and then you escape with the E.”
AlanVenator says “Garen is so predictable, just E whenever he uses Q to attack you. You will win the trade. Always try to poke him to deny his passive healing. But I personally hate this matchup because no matter how much you abuse him early he can always oneshot someone.”
SethPRG says “If you save your W too long he can silence you and you could lose. Most Garens run ignite so it's super obnoxious to fight them, but if you're equal in gold you win against him, but if either of you gets ahead it's super snowbally. Garen can easily spin behind you during your W so make sure to stun him with your E or position far enough away so he can't do that. No matter how much you poke him he will regenerate pretty fast, similar to you, and if you throw out a W when he's disengaging he will use his W for a free shield, pretty much negating your W true damage. You are at a disadvantage if you can't kill him, he can run away easily. Be wary of his ult if you have low HP, you will just die. His splitting is very scary and he can easily escape, try to match him as best as you can. But generally in team fights he's kind of useless VS you, just ult him into his team during his E animation, or wait for him to try and engage, then just peel him off your team. Consider going Stridebreaker and or Dead Man's Plate if you're even or ahead to catch him. Take Executioners if you have a lead, or Bramble if behind. Go Death's Dance eventually, it will help when fighting him.”
joelspaho121 says “Easily one of the easiest matchups for Darius. DBlade start with sorcery tree. The only thing you have to be mindful of on this matchup is that his Q breaks slows so he can avoid getting hit by your q by cancelling the w slow and getting away. Garens extended fights are really bad as opposed to you so if you take some damage at first it's fine because you beat him on every extended battle possible therefore you will indefinitely turn the fights over to your favor the longer they go for.post 6 you are still really strong but be careful of his all in especially if he has ignite dont let your ego overcome you and respect his level 6 damage esp if you dont have R.
Most garen players get extremely cocky when they outdamage you while engaging on a trade and will probably not start positioning away which is where you start turning and killing them.”
DaSticks says “Only way he can really kill you is if he flashes on you. You should always be fairly healthy in this lane and the only thing you have to avoid is creep damage (walk into brushes or away from creeps after trading).”
Godidi says “You win lane by default. You completely delete garen, legit, he can do anything against you. You can poke him for free because he cant get away due to him having no mobility, his Q is just negated by your blind, he cant get you with his E because you are faster than him and many other factors. Take the runes for hyper poking and enjoy the free lane.”
Kaizin says “The most important notes for the Garen matchup are that your passive lightning will keep his passive from activating, try to use this to your advantage. Try not to use all of your abilities at once unless his W is on cooldown. It reduces his damage taken and grants tenacity. Building early health pre 6 is very good into Garen as his R does flat true damage plus missing health. Just a ruby crystal will be enough to tank that flat true damage at level 6. If Garen starts spinning on you, try to position an allied minion between yourself and him, his spin deals 25% extra damage to the nearest target. If he is running at you with his Q and you know it's going to get you, use W on him before he gets to you, it'll cast even if you're silenced as your W cast time is very fast. From here you can auto attack trade and drop E and if he commits you'll be able to get a W2 cast.”
I am so chill says “Well his passive is annoying but you can cancel it with your poke.Try to make a distance between you and him.you can outtrade him early to mid game but late game he might spin on your dead body...”
ApollonATH says “One of the easiest lanes for ap tank voli in my opinion. You can kill him level 1 to 3 and outscale him. Only way you can mess this up is if you get soloed level 6 cause of his ult true dmg or his jg paths top side”
SirGRC says “Worth a Ban: Maybe
Pain in the ass. Try not to get low so he cannot ult you. His Q is a slow cleanse too so keep that in mind. Keep your distance when he presses Q and then try and poke him down afterwards.”
Humitaxx says “As a tank, Garen is an easy win, just abuse his E damage to charge your W and avoid getting your health too low so he can't execute you with his ult, you can block his ult with your W Shield, but try to play it safe.”
deathwalker7119 says “Garen is a more complicated matchup then you would think. Take conqueror always into him and avoid trading in his wave at level 1, his Q auto reset will fuck you. Only poke at level 1 if he uses Q on a minion or walks up to CS you can Q right when he autos the minion. You MUST watch out for the R one shot with ignite, this makes healing off ult very hard. You MUST ult at the very beginning of any 1v1 or else he will absolutely shit on you, nothing you can do. You have to look to parry his Q or his R. The problem with garen is, if you parry the Q you can't parry the half hp ult one shot, and if you want to parry ult, well he silences with Q so you can't parry at all. The best option is to run when he pops Q, then turn with R and all in him. He will sometimes stay in it and you will win if you parry the R (If you are both 1v1ing and are both half and he has ult up, get ready to parry the Q + R, as he will use both in rapid succession sometimes so you might be able to parry both). I'd recommend shield and revitalize + second wind into him to try to keep up with his passive.”
top is high impact XD says “big stone wall, if the garen isn't a moron you won't be able to kill him and he has no mana cost and good sustain, plus great wave clear so backing is hard but you're almost always going to have to back first, you beat him level 1, go even level 2-6 and win post 6(if he hasn't built tabis or bramble) and you can dodge his q with your w(kind of), you're a lot more useful than him even when you're even, but the fact that it's pretty hard to get ahead without help from jungle makes the matchup annoying”
WarwicksSimp says “Easy matchup, just go conq and barrier and you never lose, I haven't had this mu with goredrinker build however but if there's any issues vs garen or you are scared of him, sunderer is really good right now and worth using vs him.”
gps1mx says “Annoying for the first two levels, then is completly in your favor as long as you don't take full E damage, your passive still works when silenced, use that to your advantage and be careful al lv6, the only movement when Garen got a bit of kill pressure.”
TwoKingzz says “Do not trade autos with garen other then your E W Q run combo. Take grasp & second wind. You outscale him with E max so poke and bait him into making a bad decision. With smart use of ignite & lane control this is an easy lane.”
Womsky says “Scaling set up, easy money for the most part, all u need to do is bait him to go into you, not for you to go into him, so u can advantage of your super sustained damage against him, like, for example walk near him, let him for confedent to Q you, kit him abit, let him hit you, hit him once to active your lethal tempo then wait his ilence to end so u can spin and lay down the hammer on his head, level 1 and 2 u can be agro with fury, u scale way too hard on first item plus boots that u run him down so hard he cant do much, after that when he stacks armor he becomes harder to kill, all over its an easy matchup, can be rough if he gets a lead.
One last important tip, if u want to stop his healing "passive" you can land a W slow on him if he ever turns his back for you, it will stop his healing just like attacking him.”
tibs2 says “CDR boots rush. Kite him for you are a ranged champion. Also make sure to never let him get his passive up for you are a ranged champion. Still kinda hard to kill him so it will most of the time be a farm lane. If he has ignite just play turbo safe and by just not dying you are winning lane.”
SadmanV3 says “Garen's passive allows him to passively build up an advantage over you with time. This is often done by repeatedly hitting you with Q, before running away. However, Garen lacks the true ability to fully bully nasus out of lane.
*Tips for laning Garen
1. Good wave management
2. Hit him occasionally to prevent him from building that advantage.
3. Avoid getting low-health executed by his ultimate”
DunkinDumpling says “One of Darius's Easiest matchups, Every time u see a garen just lock in darius. Its really hard for garen to do anything to you, your kit hard counters his. You outdamage him at any stage in the game and you are also a better teamfighter as well. ”
XD001 says “You will never die to each other. If he Q runs at you, you can just slow him with Ekko's Q (timewinder) and E away. Focus on CSing and dont fight him that much. He wins extended trades and can burst you with ignite + R if you are low enough. Play with a brain and eventually in mid-late game you will be able to 1 shot the backline.
Ekko slightly outscales
electrocute + sorcery + tp/ignite (personal preference)
If the enemy team has 2 more tanks/bruisers take Conqueror + domination”
Noodles912 says “He is like you, but with engage, tenacity, and point click true damage. Early on, you want to freeze and AFK farm. Never look to engage on him. Remind your jungler to not gank this lane. Farm, and stay healthy to when you outscale him. Tip: one auto is all you need to stop his passive healing.”
PiscesPomf says “EASY LANE
You should not play with him lvl 1 'cause he will beat you up. But with your parry at lvl 2, you will beat him. Try to parry his Q, not his E, and be sure to parry his Q when Garen is hitting you, not when is his running at you because he will try to bait you. You can also W to parry his R if he's jumping on you. With your R you destroy him. ”
TheShadowCotoco says “🇧🇷: ESSE CAMPEÃO É DESBALANCEADO, NÃO LUTE COM ELE, FARME, FIQUE FORTE, AJUDE SEU TIME E GANHE O JOGO.
🇺🇸: THIS CHAMPION IS UNBALANCED, DO NOT FIGHT WITH HIM, FARM, STAY STRONG, HELP YOUR TEAM AND WIN THE GAME.”
teemodumbstupid says “Garen has a good winrate against Nasus, but in reality if you are a good Nasus you should be able to destroy him with just Sheen. You won't win if he has ignite and you have no items. If he walks up for a minion, you can Q him until he isn't able to walk up anymore. Most low elo garen players don't use their brain and will perma push the wave which then you can freeze. Do not go E max build because he has regeneration with his passive. Do not max W just for him because his Q removes all slows on him.”
Urgodzilla says “Every time he wants to trade just E on him and press W before he silences you. Q him and/or auto him to turn his passive off. Serylda's Grudge works perfectly in this matchup. Be careful lvl6 if he has Ignite.”
Oskarl3 says “He will run you down the lane, execute with his ultimate, and shred you with his E. you cant ever fight him so just try set up for a gank, even though his tenacity makes him very hard to kill”
Draconic56 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 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.”
Miata 181hp says “Hard to kill, easy to die. No chance at late game. You can win this lane at early but you have to pay attention and play carefully. DON'T FORGET your E can dodge his Q and R so you can try bait him under tower but don't forget to W because he will turn back assuming you're dead.”
Hesychia says “You probably will win the lane, since you are the counter champion of Garen. but if he gets 2-3 kills first with the help of his jungler or by himself, he will just snowball and dominate your lane so be careful about it. You can start with Doran's Blade and "W" for early progression and even early kill or first blood. He can't do much in early game. You are one of the champions that is so powerful at Early Game. You can just outdamage him. Make sure to use your "W" if he used his Q or he will just use his Q and run away. But if you have apprehend and if he used "Q" to your "W" just pull him. If he used his "E" for minions, trade him or even all-in him. One of the Easiest Lanes for Darius.”
Spacix6 says “Garen is annoying because you will most likely not have enough damage to burst him down and if he's low don't be greedy because Garen players often bait their low health but this isn't relevant considering his passive.”
Dorom says “This champion cannot fight Gangplank. Just sit under a barrel all lane and poke him with Q, long trades aren't recommended, just passive auto, Q him with grasp all the time and force him out of lane. Once you get sheen he's done for.”
SanLourdes says “Garen is very tanky for you to out-trade early game. His ability after level 6 can execute you on low health. The same as Darius, you should initiate the duels with Garen and build anti-tank items. It is really hard to avoid any of his abilities. Try to E him at the beginning of a duel, so that towards the end you have another one ready (helpful with any champion really). His best ability to counter you is his E because you are a close quarters combat champion and his E will deal continuous damage around Garen if you don't back off. Try and initiate when his E is on cooldown or force him to choose between farming minions or defending against your initiations.”
SpartanDumpster says “Pretty much all extremely close ranged champs will be the same story, and some of these are based purely on speculation since Gwen is brand new.
He doesn't care about your W at all, everything he has to damage you he needs to get inside your W for in the first place. Maybe if you time it well you can dash with W up to get him out of it as he's ulting, but it'd require some split second reactions.”
pioj12 says “Garen struggles a lot against ranged because he doesn't have a gap close.
Abuse him early levels and try to stay in mini form as long as you can, you can all in him at lvl 6 or mini trades as mega but watch out for his damage and if he brings ignite you better watch out or he will be winning fights
Runtley says “Garen has been easy for a while, but some Garen players are evolving to our play style. It's common for Garen players to Q then E so what you want to do is use W to get away then when he turns around go back in and poke him. Repeat this and you will win. You can also lead him into your shrooms. ”
KingNklaus says “Can be dangerous ot the first 2 levels but you should be able to win after lvl 3 there is a simple trick to beating him whenever he goes for a Q engage put your pull near you so that it will pull Garen behind you most of them use E immediately after it so most of it will go to wiff leaving you to retaliate with next to no punishment ”
ChaseMorePlz says “Garen can be quite annoying, trading isn't an option due to his passive, Perseverance. Try to all in him early on and gain a lead in CS. I believe Riven has the slight advantage in this matchup, however it can be pretty difficult to deal with him when he picks up Bramble Vest. ”
Sasdos says “MY PERMA BAN THIS DEMACIAN SCUM PRESSES E AND W AND OUTRADES U NOTHING U CAN DO HIS PASSIVE MAKES HIM HARD TO WHITTLE DOWN AND HIS ULT TRUE DAMAGE COUNTERS SEEKERS ARMGUARD PLUS HE RUNS IGNITE ALL THE TIME FUCK THIS CHAMP”
Pawn Sacrifice says “Everyone hates Garen because of his early potential... so easy to play and counters many playmaker champions - like Riven or Irelia -; just have a good time against Garen in top lane... Urgot simply destroys this lane.”
Reformed Ravi says “take conq rune and play smart. dont let him q e you if possible. try to ward the ground to waste his q and w him, land e and bonk him to death. try back out of the w when he uses e and go toward his escape path and you should win. if he has ignite and has ult then be careful”
Godalane says “Doesn't Requires Matchup Knowledge.
Go For Conqueror.
Garen is so powerful at early fights. If you can take some ganks until level 6, Garen is gonna be useless against you. Of course, Garen is never useless in the game if he's not still 0/7, never underestimate him. When you get your Core 3 items, you can fight him without hesitation.
**** IF GAREN HITS YOU WITH HIS Q WHEN YOU ARE OUT OF W, HE CAN ESCAPE FROM YOUR W.*****”
Erenando says “He will always silence you which makes farming hard. Make sure to activate Q before his Q autohit connects with you. You don't fight him until you got lots of stacks or until the jungler comes to help you. He will be a pain in the ass with his Demacian Justice, but you'll be fine if you play it save. By playing save I mean giving up some creeps and maintaining a fair distance between you and him. Nowadays people play Trinity Force crit Garen which means you'll have a good time at oneshotting him in the late game.”
czrmtz24 says “Skill matchup. He is pretty hard to deal with , but can be dealt with. Make sure to use sustain runes (Fleet Footwork + POM) and you should be fine. Do not overstay in lane. If you somehow get out traded, DO NOT stay in lane. If you stay in lane with less than 40% of health you are just inting. ”
lulw says “Pretty easy. You trade very well into him. You can W his ultimate, but becareful of his silence. You can't haymaker when you are silenced. Only problem about garen. You trade well into him. He has a lot of sustain but you have a lot as well. I would bring ignite into garen. A lot of garens go ignite so I think it would be good. When he goes for a minion, E AA and Q him. If he Q's you chase him and try to haymaker back. ”
ToinoEscaca says “Garen can't contest Tahm Kench.
Hard Counter. That's it.
Just be careful for kites early game and/or bad trades, he recovers his health, you not so much.
When Garen hits lvl.6, make sure you have health to tank 400 dmg from his R.”
GrGamingTeo says “Believe it or not, Garen can dominate you even if Darius is superior early because whenever you use your Q a good Garen will use his to run full speed at you, silence you then spin and walk away. Even is you use your Q and your W successfully he will use his W and regen back to full health with his passive. Also 95% of the time Garen will have ignite so be carefull with your health because once he hits lv6 he will just Q, E. ignite, ult and then you die 100%. You need to respect his lv3 power spike and every time he tries to get a last hit you can pull out a sneaky AA, W, Q on him and you win the trade. Garen thrives on going for those really short AA, Q trades so if you manage to get him in a really long, trade and land your Q properly then you win 100%.”
Drumastermunch says “Patience ! A lot of patience. If he dosen't make mistakes, he is really hard to kill. You have to Q poc him all time, and punish anytime he uses a big CD. If you are even at 1 item you can kill him, just try to negate his E dmg with yours.”
HoftheGreed says “Garen es mas peligroso que Darius por 4 razones:
1-Silencio por su Q (ah que jode no poder usar la W en ultimo momento)
2-Reducción de Armadura por su E (el beyblade es su pasión, y por lo tanto también lo es hacer mas daño)
3-Escudo y Reducción de Daños por su W (créanme, es de lo mas irritable tanto en early como late no poder bajarle mas de la mitad de vida a ese feo, en especial si se comienza a tanquear rápido).
4-Ejecucion por su R (si bien no es una ejecución como tal como la R de Urgot o Pyke, en esencia cuenta como uno porque aunque mitiguemos el daño con la W, aun así le puede ser posible destrozarnos si tenemos muy poca vida). Contra este campeón yo recomiendo encarecidamente usar botas de mercurio (SI, MERCURIO) para no vernos tan afectados por su Q y armarnos objetos como Cercenador Divino o Cuchilla Oscura para castigar el efecto que obtiene con su W en lo posible, además de usar Corazón de Hielo para disminuir su Velocidad de Ataque y por lo tanto, los impactos que hace con su E, teniendo mas oportunidades de que no nos afecte con su reducción de armadura. También recomiendo que si se ve con intenciones de pegarnos una Q para despues comience a girar como trompo con la E en lo que estamos silenciados, intentemos estar cerca de minions enemigos para tratar de aturdirlo al mismo tiempo con la E y cuando el nos pegue la Q, así el que perderá tiempo será el aunque estemos silenciados y podremos defendernos con mayor facilidad de su E (ojo, nuestro aturdimiento no cancelará su E, así que por eso recomiendo usarla mejor con su Q)”
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.”
LunaticDancer says “The match up starts out in his favor, similar to Darius, and his passive heal is annoying, but you REALLY win in the long run as long as he's not fed. His Q gives him a speed boost and a cleanse from slows, so hitting him with E after he hit Q is very punishing and frustrating for him. Make sure to hit him every few seconds to disable his passive. If you can't, farm safely when pushed in. You generally win after lvl 6, but still be careful in duels, don't let him get you below 1/3 hp, or he'll surprise R you.”
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.”
TheMegam5 says “Always slow him (w) after he uses his q.
Edit: I changed this matchup to grade "even" because if he builds tanky he can freefarm even if u poke him with low hp and he can kill you at long trades so try to avoid him.”
SpyDaFX says “try to stay away from his Q's and play safe level 1, or you'll end up being under 50% health at level 2 and u will not be able to trade. level 2 and level 3 are easier to do big trades, try to bait his W by E'ing and waiting for him to use it, just like teemo's Q or fiora's W, because when u W when he W's he gets barely no damage and u will lose the trade. level 6 is kinda risky if you run conqueror but if you run press the attack you should be good unless you make a mistake, usually try to get a lead before level 6. go conqueror”
Ravenborne says “Easy Lane. Do not start the trade off with your E because he will just Q and run off. Either start with W or Q, then wait for him to silence you and walk beside him. Just simply pull him back in after the Silence and automatically win the trade against him. Starting the trade off with your E will not net you as much damage due to his Shield and the Q silence, sometimes not allowing you to get the W slow off.”
Kil4fun says “You can usually outrun the guy. I suggest cleanse into Garen. Flash Q ignite R is a horrendous combo. Cleanse to get rid of ignite if he took it and the silence so you can ult before he deletes you.
Once he gets stridebreaker you need to be extra careful to not be in range or his E will chunk you for 70% of your health. ”
Bear24 says “Top 3 most tilting champs. you have to pre q, w, e before he silences you. Then you win the trade. If he maxes w it is impossible to kill so freeze the wave. His ult can kill you at 25 health soo. He's too fast to catch with your q too. Remember to use your passive on the wave to prevent him from healing if the wave is not frozen. Misplay twice its gg”
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”
Whobick says “Garen used to be pretty easy to beat, but this changed after his rework. He can crit now while spinning, so you can't just use Vicious Strikes (W). Just poke with Undertow (Q).
TIP: Reckless Swing (E) has a higher range then an auto-attack, so try to get it off before he silences you!”
Devilofthewest says “I put garen at major because a good garen will hide their Q speed boost and empowered auto within their spin. They will spin behind your E and then land Q . if they bring ignite you have to factor that their ult will do a good chunk of damage and ignite will do a decent amount as well. For this match up you need to poke him often to keep him off the minions but also to keep his passive off. once you hit level 2 start doing short trades with your W . If you have poked him down enough, stay aggro and he will lose. lastly dont underestimate his scaling .”
Razorwir3 says “pretty easy matchup q him when he trys to q u and u can just poke him after that he can do something like flash+q+e+r tho to try and 1 shot u but aslong as u can avoid his silence u should be just fine”
ModelitoTime says “Garen isn't too much of a threat. Just keep a little bit of distance from him to give you time to react from his Q. If he starts running at you with his Q just activate your W FIRST and then E towards him and you will win the trade. If he hits lvl 6 before you play a little bit safe because Garen's ult is super OP”
kingchas2 says “Very kitable. Make sure you save your Q until after he uses his Q. If you agressively use your Q he can cancel the slow and get on you pretty easily. His R is very telegraphed and you can use your R to block the damage. If you do this it should be pretty easy for you.”
nvckxwsky says “Garen, pain in the ass in low elo!
Tank his q's with ur e and NEVER stay on lane with less than 40% hp after he hits lvl 6
Just farm, you will outscale him pretty hard!
if you wanna kill him in lane, trade with him with ur short trade combos and all in him when he miss his Q.
chokoryu says “Garen can deal about as much damage as you without a mythic. If you have Bami's Cinder+Bramble+Plated Steelcap, you can outtrade as long as Q hits. Garen can heal fast, so if you see a feast opportunity, you must hit Q and flash in before he heals back.”
xxskipskipxx says “The Garen changes made him a bit stronger..
Start with E lvl 1 and always E his Q
Don't trade him in his E
If you are having major troubles go for Shield Bash and Bone plating get yourself a Dorans Shield and rush Deaths Dance!
Don't buy Hexdrinker since it doesn't deny his R dmg anymore since it got changed to TRUE DMG!!”
Dannala says “Top: His early damage can be outsustained, if he keeps away to heal you can freely heal on minions in spider form. Trying to keep his passive from activating is pretty essential if you aim for a kill. If he tries to go in on you simply Cocoon, walk away and poke/Rappel until his spin ends and reengage on him with your spiderlings intact. If you get hit by a Q you may die then and there, depending.
Jungle: An invading Garen should be easy to manage unless he's fed, simply play the same way as in top.
Late: As he builds generally squishier since his E update it's much easier to handle him late game.”
ineptpineapple says “Ugh this guy is so annoying! he can use his slow removal stuff to still go in on you as much as he wants, when he does that root him and walk away. He is really annoying becuase he has so much dmg resist and he regens like a god but if you get to 6 you can most likely kill him if you have been poking enough. IF YOU FEEL LIKE HE IS GONNA ULT YOU ULT YOURSELF FIRST. If you ult garen when he ults it will still go through but ulting yourself you should be safe.”
Otp Fiora Sorry says “early game é muito fácil mas ao longo do game fica mais forte tenta cancelar sempre o ult dele... sempre que ele usar o q e tenham a msm vida msm farm etc usa ult que ganhas caso ele vire em ti ”
Hyzerik says “Just plain annoying and boring. Bring tenacity and just try to fight him in your minion wave. E him into your side and punch and keep doing it so he cant regen. Watch out for ult if you are under 30%”
JannaMainOTP800K says “Use your Q to block him while he is in charge as his friends blocked him when they found out he mained Garen. Also make sure not to get to close to him.
In addition be warry of lvl 6 flash all ins as you might consider them a Nuclear bomb to your 4 max health”
NoFriendsPlayLoL says “Not surprising, neither tank or stridebreaker garen is an issue for you. You easily win trades pre-6 since you can just auto attack him while silenced and save E for his ult and you win every trade.”
Raideru says “Every time he tries to q you block it with your counter strike and second he activates e just walk away or jump if he's faster than you. Respect his ignite since 90% of garen players go ignite.”
LeSocair says “This matchup is hard because Garen is resistant af and he does tons of damage, specially after 6. Remember buying Hexdrinker and avoid his Q and long trades.
Keep your passive up against him so you can run away from him when she runs at you with Q, and try to Q him before he silences you. If you want to trade, use your abilities before his Q (Q and E) otherwise you'll get confused.”
Lichskorpion says “Doesn't seem to work well against Garen. Garen is always a though matchup. He can out splitpush you and you can't really fight him ever. He outscales you so even if you play passive you won't really win that. So go with regular runes maybe and do what you can.”
Ramixx says “Just annoying but when he comes to trade you. You can do a W < E < Q Combo. You use your Q onto him as soon as your taunt ends then back off for cds. Watch out if your getting low cause garen R + Ignite is OP>”
EU_Toxicity says “You're one of the best counters to Garen. When you see him charging at you with Q, press W, but dont land it until his Q goes off. Run him down right after that (provided you're not low hp and there's enough space to chase him down).”
iZeal says “Garen has no tools to evade your Q unless he can cleanse your W slow with his Q. Stack up your bleed if he silences you (or buffer AA+W+Q when you see him running at you with his Q) and E him if he wants to disengage from a trade or to setup your Q heal. Remember that Garen's autos are pitiful compared to Darius so even if it looks like he is winning a trade his entire damage is gone after Q+E until he gets you into Ult range while you are only getting stronger from bleed damage and the AD steroid from Noxian Might. In teamfights you have to be careful as Garen can execute you from around 30% health no matter how far behind he is (Sterak's Gage is recommended)
NoxianBlood says “Garen is pretty strong against Sion But you can out tank him really well that he will not deal any damage to you, but remember don't get too low cause his ult will always deal True damage and missing health, so stay healthy around him, Few Knockups and slows and all in combos should give the Demacian a good beating”
UnMaskedDeity says “Garen is a scary foe for Tayn for 3 reasons.
1) he can silence you
2) his passive get rid of your pokes
3) his ult will delete you because of it being an execute
Be careful and try to fight him in 2 v 1 scenario's and after you get RHAAST.”
byThiagus says “SIEMPRE EXTENDER PELEA, espada de doran y segunda pagina de runas, se puede usar ignite aunque el ghost es mejor, Garen no puede iniciarte un trade nunca porque siempre le vasa ganar, Lo unico tene cuidado a nivel 6 con su all in, es muy fuerte y te puede oneshotear con el ignite y su r. es fundamental pegar bien las q a nivel 6. MIentras mas se alargue menos chances tiene de ganarte en 1v1”
Stijnzxz says “Darius but not on drugs actually.. so Garen is okay to deal with pre 6 but after 6 u have to be alert cuz if ur low and he has R he can flash in ur face and R u away due to hes true dmg and missing HP so keep in mind! ask ur JG for some ganks.”
AWierdShoe says “Position the blade up constantly, try to force short trades where you W (or passive shield) his Q damage and auto him a few times with your empowered Q’s. Repeat until he gets low and force him out of lane.
TrinityForceYasuo says “That one is pure aids. Q does a lot of damage, has really good hp regen from passive, tankiness, W makes him even more tanky, E is also just aids he will use it after Q every time and his R does true damage. If you dont try to kill him early game I dont think you will later. So try go to poke when he goes for minions, freeze and go for a trade after he uses Q to try and catch you (if he fails it) and its on cooldown go in to try and deal some damage.While freezing set up ganks since he doesnt really have any escapes.”
viktoreeu says “Garen is a tricky matchup, you have to never underestimate Garen, but to always punish him.
Always go ignite, simply because if he does and you go ghost, you will die early on.
Do extended trades. (E over him, kite him, don't let him Q you then run away)
You have the better champion.
Kraken = gg”
NickCola Tesla says “Surprisingly, Sion fairs quite well into Garen! This should be a skill matchup slightly in your favor. At least, this is until the passive on Garen's W, Courage, starts to grant him enough armor and magic resist to negate a good chunk of your damage.
Remember, in order to trade, Garen relies on using his Q to close the gap before using his E for DoT. His Q only breaks him free of slows effecting him, not slows affecting him! This means that unless he's in AA range of you, there should be no way for him to reliably trade! Every time he tries to trade with his Q, slow him with your E and disengage.
The reason why he's an even threat, however, is because of his presence in teamfights. If you're sitting around 30% of your health in teamfights, Garen is able to execute you no matter how far behind he is! This is honestly the only time he should be able to cheese a kill off of you.”
StrikeX114 says “His primary threat to you is his ultimate. Be sure to use your Commencing Stopwatch when necessary to prevent your death, as there is a small window of time for you to do so before his ability hits.”
Chessylex says “Kite like a bitch. He can Q out of your W and just bonk you then E to do half your HP. He's vulnerable whilst he's running towards you at full speed with his Q so just kite with your Q's and W when his Q is on cooldown. Never be too close to him or you won't be able to get away.”
Bradybattlemask says “Hits hard, silence is annoying, but he's pretty immobile and can be kited pretty easily with good W placement. Just farm hard and only take fights when Maiden and minions are up.”
LOLArfopi says “Your E completely shuts out his Q, so use it when you see him dash towards you with a glowing sword. When he starts ballerina dancing (his E), kite him out to your best ability. Q to a ward/minion if you have to.”
MKUlra_Ronin says “Farm lane. Poke constantly with empowered autos to minimize his regen.
Focus your Q shots on wave clear. If you happen to hit him too, cool.
Don't miss CS to line up shots on him. You won't look cool when he flash+Q's on your face after you go on CD and can't root him.”
ItsPaulygon says “This will be an easy match up as long as you don't get greedy. Don't waste your E on his Q unless necessary because the cooldown on his Q is lower than your E. Once he gets his tanky items, you will have less kill pressure. Take Doran's Shield to negate as much damage from him as possible. Play safe until 3, if he tries to Q you, negate it with E and unleash a combo on him. Save your Q to go back, once you do your combo, you can Q back to safety. You shouldn't have too much trouble.”
Klappy says “- Tradeos de Q+Pasiva en early
- Usa tu E cuando su Q este apunto de darte, es un Garen, va a usar su E apenas tenga oportunidad, la va a desperdiciar
- Si no usa su E luego de su Q puedes usar tu pasiva en un minion para regenerar tu energia, usar tu segunda E, generar otra pasiva y correr lejos de su E con la velocidad de movimiento de tu pasiva, luego haz una cadena de pasivas con tus habilidades hasta matarlo
- Cuando tradees quedate entre tus minions, su E hará menos daño
- Espera que se vaya su escudo antes de salir del circulo de tu pasiva, siempre y cuando estes en tu W y tengas tiempo de pasiva”
TheMightyNinja says “Q: He gains movement speed, his next basic attack gets empowered and will silence you. You can counter his Q with your W.
W : Gains a small shield, reduces incoming damage by 30% and gains 60% tenacity.
E: Spin to win, his signature move, try to stay out of it when you can.
R: His R will deal some damage + bonus damage of the enemy target's missing health as true damage, make sure you don't engage while below 50% hp.
The matchup itself isn't hard, just make sure you take short trades to keep it to your advantage with your empowered basics and grasp then get back asap. If he drops below 50% hp, you're healthier than him and his W is on cooldown you can kill him.”
aiSky says “Champions able to execute Kled in its dismounted form can be hard to play against.
However is not the end of the world. You can still destroy them, and as far as you keep mounted, and they wont be able to kill you with their ultimate.”
GLP1 says “It may seem that this boy makes you counter but if you do it right and abuse it in early game will no longer have anything to do against you, it can be said that it is a match similar to that of darius but easier.”
MrGasYourGirl says “Used to be zero threat and would literally int. Now he's revamped with even less brain cells and will run silver elo sums like Ignite rather than TP for that great level 6 DEEERRMATTHHIAAAAAA while drooling and banging his face on the keyboard. Then his mom calls and he has to ride the short bus to his speech therapist. Threat Level: Retarded”
IJustWannaCuddle says “Stay aggressive and do not allow for his passive healing to proc. Once you get your cinder keeping him close so that cinder resets it. When he spins try to put at least one minion between you and him. ”
Gwoky says “Take E first. Poke early and try to create distance so he is not able to get melee trades onto you. Make sure to take Doran's Ring. His level 6 is scary so give him space. Honestly, it is hard to win this lane until team-fights occur. Overall, just make sure to play very safe so your stronger late game can happen.”
daito Okami says “D blade conq start. Simple matchup just kite him using your movement speed if he tries to q you he will almost follow up with e so just before getting q use your e and wait out his e to go out and get a really good trade.”
Frostyfps says “This matchup is straight forward but can be a nightmare if you fall behind (he can literally dive you at will). Try to avoid his Q with your E early, when he runs at you stun him and auto and then back away. You don’t need to let it crash to your tower, auto the minions back to keep the lane in the middle. Once you hit level 2, stack your passive but maintain your distance. Once you stack your passive you can E him and Q to him or Q a low hp minion to maximize your autos. Start autoing him and stun him when he turns on you (easiest time to land your E on anyone really). He will do a good chunk of damage but you will outdamage him in a prolonged fight. Do try to get free autos in before you all in him. Post level 3, use your W on his Q before it hits you and you will have a major advantage in this lane. Post 6 it gets a little harder as you do have to watch your hp but as long as you chunk him a bit with your auto range, W his Q and land your abilities (E/R) you will come out on top. I would avoid fighting him post level 11 if you do not get ahead of him.”
Time1Save says “Poke, Poke, Poke, Poke, Poke, you win as long as you knock down his passive and correctly dispose of E. After 6lvl, try to block his E, but if you do not have enough reaction, do not fight, it is better to retreat and return with your R. But as long as you play with an advantage, you have to give your team an advantage as well .”
offmetadank says “Pre-6 you can bully but once he gets ult he can chase you down if you aren't careful. He needs vision for R. Pretty sure I placed a bush on myself and saved myself but I have to try that one again. If he uses Q towards you. Walk away. Rush T2 boots”
Sylrath says “Igual que con Darius, solo que a nivel 6 puede ser más problemático ya que no necesita meter ningún stack para quitarte 1/3 de tu vida con su R. Freeze to win. Pre 6 es más sencillo que Darius.”
Delvoid says “Annoying more then anything since he can play passive and get back to full hp. When he goes into with Q you can E W him and win most trades. Make sure to try hit him before every 8 secs so his passive does not proc”
Mordekaiserrrrrrr says “Garen is basically useless against you, you easily can fight him at level 1, and its a free kill if you ult him. Morde can easily poke Garen with Q and E to stop his passive, preventing him from having any good sustain in lane. ”
Luceris says “Standard Glacial Runes
Build: Trinity Force or Duskblade
Very easy lane. You may never be able to kill him but you can poke him out of lane and keep the minion wave in a favorable position. Trinity gives you extra movement speed and AD that is great for chasing down an opponent. Keep Garen at max range and he will never be able to trade with you without flashing. Not anything special past a free farm lane.”
ArmandChad69 says “Unlike Darius, he has no easy access crowd control to bring you to his kill range, so that makes him an easy target to your bullying. Same thing applies to him that applies to Mordekaiser, he can scale well so don't get cocky and take poor trades and fights.”
SnarkyAlpaca says “I lOATH GAREN PLAYERS.
Hear me out, his passive that infinitely heals him after he leaves champion combat for a period of time is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE.
Simply continue to poke him, his Passive will start to heal him about 6-10 seconds out of combat. So, even if you can't hit a vital, you should still tap him with the intent to stop his passive healing.
Also, his "Q" is the ability where he'll leap into the air and smash you with his sword also silencing you. When you see him start to gain movement speed and hold his sword up chasing you (this is the animation), Riposte him at the last second. You won't be silenced and it will completely waste his burst damage.”
McSoupape says “Garen's for me one the the hardes matchup as illaoi, indeed, the pasive regen of garen will allow him to just regen from your poke, illaoi's regen is stronger as you are low life, at this moment garen just have to use his R and you can't do anything, his silence will also delete your W avoiding tantacle to hit ”
Penguinoverlord1 says “This matchup tends to be a pretty skill based matchup, just watch out for his Q>E>R combo as it can burst you done in no time. A good note is that his E won't kill your grunts early on, so you can abuse the grunts to win trades.”
YoungTact says “Can be a hard matchup if you don't respect him but general rule of thumb is to play to farm and apply lane harass combo. IF HE Q'S AT YOU, YOU Q HIM + W to disengage. Doing this will allow you to come ahead of EVERY trade. Play to farm as it is hard to kill him with his insane sustain/tankiness. ”
qasddsa says “Easy lane. Garen's a meatball waiting to die. Keep space between the two of you, kite backward, and be careful of his Q. Make sure to use your Q AFTER he uses his own Q to make sure he stays slowed.”
ERNESTSAURUS says “CONQUEROR / SPELLBOOK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT =
Garen kit is made to make short trades thats why previous to his mini rework, he used to play with Grasp of the Undying, but since his mini rework, it became a harder matchup. Nasus will win the extended trades so as Nasus look to farm as safely as possible, Garen will look to do short trades and disengage and whenever you are low enough he will force an all in into you, they will usually start a trade with Q to get movement speed, Q and silence you and then E and W out. Try to bait his Q so he has to Q a minion and shoves the wave towards you, or punish his cooldown if you have enough stacks. One really important tip to win an extended fight is to look to Wither him after his Q, since his Q removes all slows, and If you see the cast animation of his ult, you can ult while his animation is going so you get the bonus HP to tank his R, You outscale him, but he can snowball really hard so give minions early on if he is really aggressive.”
SubHuman Filth says “Get aery or electrocute and just poke him down.
When he runs towards you simply just press W and run the other way.
Dont go for autos or q's just run, else his q will land and he will outtrade you.”
Grayified says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. The problem that a lot of people have with the garen matchup is that they do not know how to force an extended trade. What garen will do is set up his grasp and then q you. His Q is on a 8 second cooldown. Tryndamere wins the extended trades, Garen wins the short trades. Early game build up fury, and when you have a good amount of fury built up, look to auto attack him and move forward towards his escape path in between auto attacks and then spin on him after his silence is over and you can get an extra 2-3 auto attacks to win the trade. Post 6, be mindful of Garen's ultimate which is an execute based on your missing health. It has a very long cast animation though so you can usually wait to ult until you see the animation for his ult coming down. You can ult even if you are silenced so dont worry about that. Another tip for laning phase is if you w and slow the garen it will stop his passive from healing him. If you w and dont hit the slow then it will not stop his healing. In the allin vs garen, make sure that you use your w after he uses his Q because his Q will cleanse your slow. In the mid-late game if garen built tanky it can be hard to dive him under turret so look to catch him away from his turret, or if he is playing really safe then shove him in and outrotate him with your superior mobility.”
Pyroen says “Bait out his Q, it is a hefty amount of his damage, engage after he has used it for a minion kill, and try to poke him often so his passive healing doesn't kick in. Once he starts stacking MR he can become a major problem and you will need Magic Penetration to do any damage to him.”
I Am Goliath says “Pretty easy matchup Garen struggles a lot with kiting and you can pretty much keep him under pressure the whole lane and even under turret so he loses a bunch of cs if you're safe enough to get out if the jungler comes, he should pretty much never be able to Q you early game or even spin all over you, and his spin is pretty weak early game anyway, and your W procs will do a lot to him.”
Nabura says “Click on his character and watch as his Q speed runs out as he runs at you. Using W to outrun his Q and turning on him after he tries to run away will make him question why he picked Garen. Make sure you don't use Q before he uses his, as he will remove your slow and probably kill you.”
EntxRecoil says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. The problem that a lot of people have with the garen matchup is that they do not know how to force an extended trade. What garen will do is set up his grasp and then q you. His Q is on a 8 second cooldown. Tryndamere wins the extended trades, Garen wins the short trades. Early game build up fury, and when you have a good amount of fury built up, look to auto attack him and move forward towards his escape path in between auto attacks and then spin on him after his silence is over and you can get an extra 2-3 auto attacks to win the trade. Post 6, be mindful of Garen's ultimate which is an execute based on your missing health. It has a very long cast animation though so you can usually wait to ult until you see the animation for his ult coming down. You can ult even if you are silenced so dont worry about that. Another tip for laning phase is if you w and slow the garen it will stop his passive from healing him. If you w and dont hit the slow then it will not stop his healing. In the allin vs garen, make sure that you use your w after he uses his Q because his Q will cleanse your slow. In the mid-late game if garen built tanky it can be hard to dive him under turret so look to catch him away from his turret, or if he is playing really safe then shove him in and outrotate him with your superior mobility.”
Adolfie says “Garen is not that much of problem when he decides to go for E conq build, but with Q grasp, its really hard to do something, since his Q breaks your W. So you have to be careful about that. Similiar to darius, get 150 stacks + sheen and some cdr items and he has no chance at all to fight you.”
ZergDood says “Don't be close to him when you're low. Poke him with your Q + Pasive and let him push. Try your best to keep him from farming safely, while you try to farm as best as possible. Don't trade with him, just poke and farm and you'll get the upper hand.”
HIGH TEST TOP88 says “He can't walk up earlygame, you just beat him to a bloody pulp, if he's decent he'll just run with Q but if he fights you early, just auto him as he silences and spins on you, walk towards his tower, Q and then stun and W at max grit. If he doesnt run away with Q movespeed he loses the trade HARD.
Take bone plating.
Twist21 says “CC is the hardest counter of Tryndamere , since Garen doesn't have any he is one of the easiest champions to beat as Tryndamere but be careful not to trade anymore when he uses W.If you only trade when his W is on cd you will win.Standard runes and sums for this one.”
Dreadscythe95 says “You can't kill him and he can dive you but if you manage the wave well you can take the late game. it's not a game you can win though if your teammates feed because your lane is pretty hard and garen will always become pretty tanky with a ton of dmg so you can't 1v9.”
Shumair says “This matchup is really a 50/50 because even though Mordekaiser has a slight advantage in lane, Garen is more useful in teamfights and wins the 1v1 late game. That being said, Garen can also win lane if you let him take advantage of his passive sustain. Due to that, try to constantly take long trades. In short trades he can shield damage with W and silence your W. Always use W early because his ultimate can execute if your health is too low.”
ItsmeKenny says “Despite being a counter-match up, you can win lane. However, even if you do, he can easily come back if you are not careful. Try to bait out his W and you should win trades. Use E to minigate his spin damage and leap to escape his Q.”
Twist21 says “Garen is another strong juggernaut just like darius but in the lategame you win the matchup no metter how bad you play it.The way you win lane vs him is by baiting his w and blocking his q with your e.”
ZzZ3DemonAngelZzZ says “he will do more dng than you ( even if you build full tank ) and he can just q e you while you actually have to hit a wall while he can jsut w your dmg ( this is the main reasson why im playing conquerer poppy now to find some counterplay )”
wallobear53 says “In the laning phase, his combo is quite obvious as he has no gap closers. When he begins to run at you, moving away will stop him from getting his damage off. Just focus on kiting him and damaging him with your ranged abilities while he is charging at you.
Garen’s W gives him a shield, so make sure to save your damaging abilities until after the shield runs out so that the shield does not absorb the damage or worse, an ability’s damage.
Garen has a lot of in-built healing from his Passive, but the healing stops when he has taken damage recently. Regular trades can reduce his Passive healing drastically.
s3L_ says “punish him wasting abilties on minions. look to perma freeze. if you hit 6 first you win. trade only will full passive since you can out dps him post 6. dont get low and becareful of ignite advantage as most garens take ignite.”
ClanBlade says “His only way to get close to you is with his Q so kite him with Q E. If he Q's you, you are screwed as you can't Q him while silenced. his tankiness from his W also makes him annoying so skip cauldfield's and rush exectioner's.”
M.P.C says “His passive and passive AR and MR scaling are difficult to deal without your Magic Pen items early game. So focus on CS'ing and harass him with your E while staying out of reach from his attacks.”
Fiora Pogjet says “In early game you have much pressure. Garens will sometimes try to all in you lvl 1 with his q and ignite but you still win this fight. You can try to trade him and block his q so you win every trade. When he gets lvl 6 you have to play a bit more careful.”
XxDoctorDonnaxX says “His silence can be the death of you, but most of your abilities are activated before you start trades. You should be fine, just make sure that you're the one starting trades, or he will exterminate you.”
ModxLoL says “4.5 if you're bad. 2.5 if you're good. You need to shield his Q and remember to not unleash your combo when he uses his W. There is a visual indicator when he uses his W and he will gain a shield + 30% damage reduction for .75 seconds. Wait until that wears off, then throw everything at him. It's much easier if he goes grasp + tanky build rather than the conqueror + berserker's greaves + triforce build.”
Stiwy says “Garen is very simple and predictable.
He can kill you if you stay in his E too much because it cuts armor and his ult deals a serious damage too.
Buy early tabis.
Try to trade after he uses Q and/or E on minions.
If you can keep poking him to prevent his passive from healing him.
He cant really dodge your ult except if he uses flash.”
Hypnosa says “If you can outsmart him before level 6 do it and use every support. Poke him with your range and freeze the lane. If he comes just block his Q with W and if he tries to spin taunt him and when he is open pass Q through him and teach him a lesson.
Ignite garen is dangerous after 6 so don't go near him ”
BloodyDream81 says “Un match up un peu spécial, il paraît compliqué de prime abord, mais une fois que tu connais c'est réellement simple. Contre Garen tu dois te méfier de 2 choses, son ignite, qui lui donne un grand potentiel de kill sur toi en début de partie, et les trades court ! Ne le laisse jamais faire de court trade, c'est totalement à son avantage, il faut au contraire forcer un all in jusqu'a la mort que tu es sur de gagné, du moment que tu n'es pas au milieu de ses sbires !
Astuce : Les tabi ninja rapidement, rendront les all in beaucoup plus facile !”
Dantheman81 says “Garen can be a little bit frustrating depending on how he builds. When you trap him in your W it can be difficult to engage because he simply spins around and can run away from your slow. However if he builds tanky and picks up a black cleaver first (like most Garens) you should be able to 1v1 at anytime in the game.”
SuPIeX says “Garen just shreds you no matter how tanky you build. His ult scales off missing hp which wrecks you. Try not to die early but if you do play safe and you will scale and still be a monster late.”
Xplor says “Poke, poke and poke as much as possible. Garen will have to really clsoe to you to damage you. Your abilities can outperform Garen's ones.
Whenever he comes close to you with his Q or spinning, use your W on your proximity, between you and him. You will either catch him in the cage or place it in front of him. Like this you will not allow him to get close to you.
Still beware of a Garen with Ignite. That may be a threat. Farm under the tower if so.”
Darrkescru says “Sugiro usar impeto mas não e nescessario, sempre que ele for te acertar o Q use seu Q primeiro e cegue ele, quando ele estiver perto o suficiente coloca um cogumelo no chão faz ele pisar e caita ele ”
Angela du Seithr says “Moins dominant que Darius, il purge les ralentissements et il faudra donc vous armer de prudence pour l'affronter. Garen reste un très bon champion capable de snowball bien mieux que Lillia.”
kurbart says “WOAH THIS THICC BOI IS TOO MUCH
after the rework Garen can walk out of your wall faster then a pre-rework irelia...(if you dont know its pretty fast) let your team handle him he can run you down”
Alzeidx says “Play safe until level 3, build up rage, after lvl 3 you can outrade him if you play smart, get lead before lvl 6 so you will be safe after he hit lvl 6.
You should be able to outrade him easily after lvl 3.
TotallyEclipse says “I permaban this champ, even if you dodge his q he can spin onto you and then get away and heal all his health up. Your best bet is to keep your passive stacked and all in him early with as many stacks as possible. At level 6, you won't even win a close fight with him having his R up especially if he goes ignite. Go for early tiamat or stinger to have more dps pre6. Be careful fighting him when you are low. If you find yourself ahead, rushing bork is pretty good instead of trinity.”
ForOrion says “Stay away from this fight. You cant out trade, his Q chunks you out from any engage and he is a pain if he gets fed. Stay back and farm, and wait for a potential gank from the jungler or a play under turret.”
Dedrick says “You lose most extended trades due to being silenced and his shield. You lose most short trades due to his passive unless you poke him with your Q constantly. Your E is able to save you from his ult sometimes though.”
FirstBladeDancer says “Now Garen is a hard matchup for beginners. He can all- in and u will die. But because Garen is a Braindead champ, u can win with Irelia easy. U just need to practice and he wont be a threat anymore.”
Walnut25 says “He just has too many base stats that you can't compete with until level 6. Try and burst him down so he can't have a chance to use his ultimate. If he does manage to Ult you, do NOT use your W as it deals true damage. You outscale him hard late.”
JuarezLOL says “if garen comes with ignite its hard to beat him because of his spin but you have the lane power pre 6
just use it to get gold advantage and remember to use your tp when you get 450 G for a doran blade because he has ignite and he cant go for a shop”
ACE4291 says “Easy Match up with Grasp. You will see alot of Garens. Watch out for his Q since it can silent you. You can bully his early game and swallow his spin to cancel it. Late game and fed he can be a problem since of his ult and damage. Not a huge issue due to most low elo underestimate you. ”
MrClockWorks says “So Garen is weaker then you early and once you get your lead you're stronger then him, but Garen has a silence so if you're ever low and he has ult he can silence ult you and you'll just die because you can't w so play around the silence and stop him from constantly regening his hp. ”
DirtyDishSoap says “Respect his damage.
Garen excels at trading mostly because his passive allows him to stay in lane way longer. With that being said, avoid him the first few levels, but after 6, you win. Once he Q's, E, W and you'll likely win the trade if not just kill him.”
Kingarthur720 says “Garen is one of the hardest champions to beat out early game, he has alot of mobility, good sustain in lane, armour shred and tenacity at level 3. You beat him late game or when you get RFC and PD powerspike so you can kite easier. During the laning phase look to roam mid if possible but be careful, he can push out your lane relatively quickly so roam effectively. Take fleet or grasp into this matchup, you od not want long trades against him, late game is another story he cant teamfight well due to his lack of AOE aside from E. Ignite is also a good pick into him.”
Echostyle says “PTA Runes
Pretty simple to counter Garen. The only real way he can get onto you if you are able to maintain good positioning is by using Q and flashing to close the gap. Without flash, he will never be able to actually get into melee range against you because of vayne's kiting power. You usually won't even need to use condemn defensively. Be careful though, because if he does get into melee range, he will win the trade unless you can condemn him away instantly.
Try to freeze wave in the middle of the lane or closer to your tower because enemy jungle ganks are still very deadly with garen.”
WolfNyte says “Garen is able to trade with you and back off then recover from most of the damage from that trade and come back in doing the same thing over and over again making it hard to survive laning phase as Voli cant do the same.”
Auntbetsie says “During laning phase you have no pressure at all. He stands in between the waves, stopping you from CSing unless under turret. His Q also stops you from going all in as he silences you, his E can also deal some damage especially if they build attack speed and his W and R are just stop you from dealing damage to him and kills you.”
Discord Rengar Mains says “Similar to Darius but somewhat more manageable. Early levels you can deal with him fairly well, try to whittle him down constantly so he can't heal with passive before going in for the kill. Try to save up your stacks for his Q silence so you can double W and come away fairly unscathed. If you get a significant enough advantage it will turn into a farm lane, a fact which you can use to pressure anywhere else. If he gets to 6 without you having secured a lead however the match will go downhill for you. I would recommend either a bruiser build (sustain works wonders) or stasis. If he gets ignite however this matchup becomes significantly harder, but if you get help from your jungler you can push top somewhat soonish and help elsewhere. TP+Flash recommended, either conqueror or grasp work fine.”
Gwndimi says “Garen with ignite is a hard lane for you just play it safe dont feed him try to cs as much as possible hit him everytime with a AA when his passive is gonna pop up.
Garen with TP is a easy lane for us, just keep poking him when he Q to run to you run hit him with your Q after his Q speed is off chase him
Itreallyhim says “Read Darius.
His Q will screw you over, he will win trades, and his ult can be deadly.
Try for longer trades, Short trades only favor you if you dont use E.
He can Q instantly after you E him so be wary.”
Circas says “Ah Garen, my favourite stat check in the top lane.
This is favoured towards Garen because most of them take ignite in the top lane but it is not really worth taking yourself since you can make Teleport plays and pick up easy kills if bot lane over extends. Teleport will always scale a lot better.
The way to winning this match up is to pay attention to Garen's abilities and punish him when he uses them at in opportune times and especially his ability Courage (W). This is the ability that can definitely make or break an all in against him because it has a 24 second cooldown level 1.
The basic combo to kill Garen is build stacks, jump near him, use Defiant Dance (W) to block his damage from Decisive Strike (Q) and then keep holding Deviant Dance because he will most likely instantly use Judgement (E) and you can block a few ticks of damage. This blocks most of his upfront damage and you now have a window to re engage on him.
You need to make sure when you go in on him you have room to chase him down because you do not want to take short trades with a Garen since he excels at them thanks to his really annoying passive that heals him up a ton when he is out of combat.
If you take a really good trade but did not quite kill him and start to shove him in, keep up the aggression. Get a ward down and keep trying to poke him with auto attacks or your ranged abilities every so often to keep canceling his passive.
His level 6 power spike is much stronger than yours especially with ignite because it will keep you from healing back up in a fight against him leaving you vulnerable to getting executed by his point and click true damage ultimate Demacian Justice (R).
Try and go in on him levels 3-5 since it is much easier. Make sure not to east free poke damage from him and always wait till you have Deviant Dance (W).”
Rivenetto says “If ure not a good Riven player,he will always be an extreme threat. His Q silence and E is so good for short trades against Riven. You can EW his Q and u want to go into extended trade or all in just when his E is on cooldown,instead you wont win that.”
Hiimpurple says “It really a game of "Who chimps more?" Most of the time swain should win this match up if he baits and pokes Garen. Don't let his passive start and build morellos. Just kite him really”
LycheeMochigome says “Should be easy to kill him pre6, but after that if you're not ahead of him by a lot, you lose 1v1s. His w can negate your q but if he goes in pre 6 you have a solid chance of remounting and winning.”
classicnoob says “Ban Garen most of the time,People think this matchup is easy for Nasus.But trust me it isn't Garen can zone you off and Poke you every time when you come for CS And he can get you low enough and dive you later.”
lonewolf91 says “I say it's even because it depends on both yours and his position and on the amount of feed, but in general, Garen's kit (mostly his E) helps him against Yasuo combos. He can escape, trick you or bait you. It's all about the intelligence of the Garen.”
Quincy98 says “Garen is a nightmare if he lands his Q often. Fiora is heavily reliant on her kit early game, and can't kite quickly enough around his E.
When facing Garen, consider freezing lanes and making him overextend. If he does this and tries to use his Q, you can reflect and stun using your W.”
FoxyGrill says “Take bone plating, go with q on minion, he will probably attack you imediately, cast your w to block his combo and then go with e, q, q, once you get your passive he doesn't stand a chance.”
GreeN1337 says “Runs at You with his Q and can just spin around You while You can just auto attack him and do almost nothing becouse Akali relays mostly on her abilitys. You almost can't do anything against him unless Your jungler comes and maybe then You can kill him.”
Cats4lyfe123 says “If you see your enemy pick Garen, it's not a good idea to pick Akali. Garen will silence you when you E in and spin you to death in your smoke bomb. If you try to get close enough to poke with your Q, he can run up to you and obliterate your health bar.”
Dejuronto says “The most evenly matched opponents in top lane in my opinion. Even though garen got nerfed, he still can win against you early game and pull himself ahead. Luckily for you, you can 1v2 to an extent if his jungler comes. Plus, you have a better powerspike mid game than Garen.”
Poljca2 says “He should be quite easy for Darius anyway. Your ult is better than his (he needs low HP and only way you can decrease someone's health is fighting, which gives Darius Hemorrhage and while Hemorrhage is active, your ult deals more damage) Your Q deals pretty much same damage but heals you and his Q silence is not useful on you except when you are low and you gotta cast ult. Just farm more than him and play agro with warding and you should win the lane. ”
Death Rusofag says “Si te pilla con la Q puede dejarte muy mal si usa su combo completo. Puedes ganarle trades pero se curará y cuando consiga el nivel 6 puede matarte fácilmente. Trata de farmear y detén sus engages con tu Q a la vez que retroceder.”
StephanBJ says “Try to outplay him but carefully since Garen has more damage than you early , you should j farm until lvl 6 when you steal his ultimate and try to bait him to use it and try to get a gank from your jungler ”
lugzinho says “Since his mini rework he's been terrorizing the entire Top Lane with how fast he stacks Conqueror.
To be honest i don't know what to say, IT'S FREAKING GAREN.
E-Q into him and pray for the best.”
Blazeofepicness says “Try to w his q to win trades. Taking short trades aren't too favourable however since his regen is much higher than yours. Level 6, try get your lane shoving towards you and look for an all in. ”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “Garen has a hard time playing against you in lane. You can constantly poke him down and with the sustain of Fleet Footwork you can farm without being too scared. If you see him use Q then just flay him away, but make sure you catch him on the edge of your E else his auto attack will still go off and silence you. Play more carefully when Garen reaches level 6 as his ultimate can probably kill you if he flashes on you. If his ult is down however don't hesitate to hard engage, you can kill him or worst case force him out of lane or under his tower.”
ForgottenProject says “Don’t fight him Level 1
His Grasp+Q hurts, and you will lose the trade
Level 2, you can parry his Q and trade with him
Tiamat will reset his passive healing
You can AA a minion near him and stop his healing without actually going up to trade
Gunford says “Garen will laugh about your Sustain. He just waits for the minion waves and will farm then under his tower. If you try to trade or poke him, he will play passive and just wait for his passive to come up. So you can kill him. Try to farm up and hope you can carry in teamfights.
At six he will just flash on you with Q, E and R. Theres no counterplay and i always ban him.”
SirVermillion says “Annoying matchup, in low elo you can probably dominate the lane if the Garen isn't so confident. But once he gets level 6 he can all in you and win because he's just so tanky. Do short trades in quick bursts so his healing passive doesn't kick in, but if you're losing trades it's best you just back off and wait for ganks.”
spaceriftmaster says “Garen isn't difficult if you know what you're doing. In the case that Garen commits and all ins you, you'll win the engage because you have better dueling potential and sometimes you'll be tankier than him.”
Braddik says “I permaban this champ, even if you dodge his q he can spin onto you and then get away and heal all his health up. At level 6, you won't even win a close fight with him having his R up. Go for early tiamat or stinger to have more dps pre6. Be careful fighting him when you are low.”
Trial_By_Barrel says “Garen is probably my least favorite champ to fight against as Gangplank. Garen has a movement speed buff, an engage, armor increase, out of combat healing, an execution ult, AOE damage and lots of health and a way of healing. Your best bet is to poke and walk away when he goes in. Try and predict when he's going to ult so you can orange out of range. Also land barrels if possible. When you're low just use potions and play safe.”
Darkseige555 says “This either an easy matchup, or a living hell. If you don't play aggressive from level one, you will fall behind every second the game progresses. In order to win trades, you need to bait garen into fighting you and then q him while you walk away. Once he turnes away, be sure to proc a grasp passive to remove him a lot of kill pressure. Be vary careful once he hit 6, especially if he runs ignite, because the true damage is huge versus poppy.”
Pedrokis says “No começo do jogo pode ser um pouco chato, principalmente pelo fato de que ele vai tentar 100% das vezes chegar em você com o Q e dar bastante dano com o E. / Tenta dar dano à distância com o seu primeiro e segundo Q, usando o terceiro Q pra bater nele caso ele não tenha o Q ou o E ou caso ele venha pra cima. / Se ele dar engage com o Q, espera a move speed do Q acabar e manda um W nele que a troca é praticamente sua.”
The Lost Drawing says “Normalmente siempre te quieren meter 'Q' y la 'E'.
Cuando se te lance tira tu 'Q' a maximo rango, asi le pegas 1 carga si se retira o las 2 si sigue, si sigue no te lograra pegar.
Al igual que Darius si gasta la 'E' entra pero no falles la 'Q'.
Intercambia daño cuando tengas escudo y 'aliento del agonico' o usa tu pasiva para poquear pero solo para quitarle la pasiva”
Joaking says “You can win him in early if you play good.
Dodge his Q with your EW.
Wait until he uses his W or until he uses his E to farm a big wave.
In late game, he will only Q+R you and you will die.
Avoid him in late game, try to push 1 wave in a side lane and then regroup with your team, everytime. You'll have a chance to have a good tf.”
Askio says “Somewhat dangerous since he can just disengage and proc Conq if he is going for damage. Make sure to keep the pressure on him, and disengage if he gets Conq up for his sustain. Do this enough and you'll be able to whittle him down to death. ”
EnchantedCat says “This is an easy match-up for Kayle because he shouldn't be able to get close to you ever, however you can't really kill him. You can W away from him, Q him to slow him (after he uses his) and you can just R when he R's. If he kills you, you mispositioned. However he will win all trades so there is no point in trying to trade because of his passive. Should just be a farm lane.”
VicGal96 says “Similar to Darius but somewhat more manageable. Early levels you can deal with him fairly well, try to whittle him down constantly so he can't heal with passive before going in for the kill. Try to save up your stacks for his Q silence so you can double W and come away fairly unscathed. If you get a significant enough advantage it will turn into a farm lane, a fact which you can use to pressure anywhere else. If he gets to 6 without you having secured a lead however the match will go downhill for you. I would recommend either a bruiser build (sustain works wonders) or stasis. If he gets ignite however this matchup becomes significantly harder, but if you get help from your jungler you can push top somewhat soonish and help elsewhere. TP+Flash recommended, either conqueror or grasp work fine.”
ozmankaan says “A good Garen player is always a problem for any top laners, he is too tanky, he regenerates at high rate coz of his passive, can give you huge dam n ult can ignore ur armor so instead of being aggressive be intelligent with garen, garen main ability to cover gap is 'decisive strike', he needs to be near you to give you dam, so when he go for 'decisive strike' you go for your purge n start moving away from him, he will get hit by ur bullets n if by chance he is able to hit you, you would have a shield on u, you will not get the dam instead he got all the dam, repeat this n keep poking him by your 'q' or 'AA' otherwise he will heal, when his health is abt 50% go for your regular combo of 'E' -> 'W' -> 'Q' -> 'R', n yeah he can ult you even when you have ulted him so dont go near him when your health is low.”
Valorkyrie Quinn says “You can't really do much against him, because he can be so tanky that he can nullify your combo damage by his W. His E also deals a lot of damage after the recent update.
Tip: Bring Press the Attack, to deal more damage and sustain with lifesteal on BORK. Try to look for more roams to take an advantage because he is impossible to kill.”
BeautifulWinter says “With Garen it should be super winnable however with the speed he has it might be impossible to actually finish him off.
He can out trade you heavily early on and will bully you prior to 6.
Prior to 6 passive. Post 6 agro when ult is up.”
YukariYumia says “Don't let him silence you, he is a pain in the ass for most champs but if you play around his silence than you can win all your fights.
Remember your early game is weak but once you start getting your lethality items, you'll start hurting him like a bitch.
Don't let him heal too much from his passive either”
Malwared says “Wait out the early game by using abilities on minions; Try not to feed before level 6, as it makes it easier for your jgler to gank you. (you don't need to farm to be useful as a tank!)”
IvaoManeirao says “Changed my mind on this matchup recently; after buffs he is really threatening especially since he is pratically fast darius with an ultimate that doesn't depend on stacks, but still has prolongued fights just as well as Darius.
TL;DR: Mad Darius, i've been banning him.”
Big Belly Bop says “Ever since his rework, his damage has been insane to squishy top laners. If he starts running at you with Q just E away and get some autos off. Your W will be pretty much useless since his W gives him lots of tenacity. Deny him CS, stay even in farm, poke, and ask for ganks. Flash + TP, Doran's Blade + 1 HP, Freeze! or Gotta Blast! rune page.”
9690 says “Skill match up. Don't trade with him level 1 because his AA+Q combo is too strong for us. Be patient, build tabi, and farm for 6. We can win post 6 when we all in. Can out trade him and push him in at level 3 but be mindful of jungle proximity, sometimes better to let him push the wave.”
Loevely says “Hard to fight without the right setup. Normally his silence silences you just long enough to where you cant
use your normal W right after. However, if you take the Legend: Tenacity rune, you should be able to use W to heal
AFTER he silences you. This is ping dependant. For people with higher ping, never engage garen without having 2 stacks
before jumping. Standard trade would be, Jump with 2 stack -> E -> AA -> Q(this puts you at 4 stacks)-> Emp W -> W -> run back to bush.
Grasp with W max make this matchup much more bearable. ”
Luthy2278 says “Garen is one of the weakest champs against Mordekaiser. There is literally nothing he can do against you. He can try to trade, it won't work, you have that broken passive and you will always win trades against him, and you will definitely get first blood if he over extends. After you hit level 6, you will just farm him like minions.”
LoganGarnett says “It's a 50-50. You don't manage him properly - you die and fall off. He doesn't manage you properly - you get tons of mist and bully out of your lane. Don't forget armor penetration. ”
Defensivity1 says “Garen really isnt threathening at all, the grasp page is recommanded because garen has to be in melee range to damage you at all, every time he runs at you with his q wanting to proc grasp you can simply press q before he hits you with his q and proc grasp right back from him outtrading him whilst doing so. if you get camped by the enemy jungle garen could become a big threath at level 6, if the enemy jungle doesnt gank you at all however it is very easy to shut him down and get yourselve a free kill at level 6, if not sooner.”
Taliyehn says “Definitely one of the easiest : no gap-closer, no hook, no ranged spell... That's too easy. Just Q him to death. If he cleanses the slow with his Q, don't panic, you're still running faster.”
Quezel says “This matchup is very simple if he goes in to q you you drop e on yourself and kite his e out then engage with ult and kill him if he goes zerkers triforce and stacks damage he can very easily kill you so respect his e and try to disengage off him when he uses it otherwise just poke him down in lane and outscale him.”
SNOBOY says “This can be a counter, but it really depends on how it is played. Since Garen is melee, you can do rather well if you poke him down. Save your Q for whenever he uses his and he won't be able to catch you and combo you. Build Liandry's and Sorc shoes so you can damage him.”
mightydylan101 says “Garen is the easiest champ to verse if you do it right. Your Q blinds him so hit him with it right before his Q (Running Sword Silence Ability) hits you. This will completely block it if timed. Your W will speed you up so you get away from his W (Spinning Damage)”
Ga44moker says “Garen is also 50:50 matchup all you need to do is ask your jungler for early 2 ganks and if you can make it to 2 kills early you´ll probably win lane. If not your chances are lowered since he is tanky with high damage. Try to break his passive”
hotdog93 says “Take small trades, try to bait out his W, and then all in him once it's down. 3rd Q+auto into E+W away is very good for this matchup. Boots early are very important to escape him. His 2 item spike is better than yours, but he doesn't do a whole lot of damage until he finishes Tri Force. Try to peel him off your carries in fights, or if you're far enough ahead, just roll his team as a silence is his only way to defend them, and Tenacity will reduce his silence. He'll probably be too busy killing your nexus towers for that though. ”
ThisIsJustSad says “1. You can beat Garen at all stages of the game if you W his Q.
2. In the early game, only fight Garen for 8 seconds, since if he gets his second Q, the trade will go even. You want to wait for your w or he'll just destroy your hp bar.
3. A big problem that you might face is if Garen chooses to build armor instead of Trinity, then you can just crash the wave and keep roaming, getting pressure in the enemy top side jungle instead of focusing on your own lane.
4. You might want to save your W for Garen R, but a good Garen should Q you, and if you w his q, wait a second then R, or if you don't w his q, he'll just use q-r. So, always w the q if he uses it on you.”
craigo says “Depending on your skill, you're gonna eat his ass or he eats yours. If you can time your W's with his Q's you have a chance to defeat him, otherwise he will just auto-attack you to death.”
Karnan says “Pretty weak at the moment. Auto him as much as possible and don't use your mana when he has his W active. If he wants to walk up just continute autoing and kite him. Let him do the aggressive plays and play of that. ”
DerpzGG says “Uhhh. I don’t know. You’re not really supposed to lose here. If he tries poke Q. Run. Try to predict his movement so when his Q Runs Out, You Can All-in. Yes! Even While He’s At His E State.”
AlienMV says “Beware getting too close
Garen is a very straightforward champion. Unfortunately he's harder to kite out than other champs since he gets MS from his Q. As long as you do not get too close to him, you can minimize the damage you take.”
OpticR says “Garen is a very easy to play champion with a straight forward skillset. He has a silence and can ignore you're crowd control. He also does loads of damage and is tanky. Never underestimate him no matter what lever you're at. I'd recommend just poking during the laning fase to keep him as low as possible without putting you're self at risk. Save you're E (vault) just in case you need to escape.”
Lasoor says “[Top] Nothing Garen can do to you. You out damage him, out sustain him, can CC him, and have minions to help you. You actually beat a Garen 1v1 even without any minions/pets. Which means Garen loses to you when you're at about half strength. ”
Asothin says “You will most likely not be able to kill him as he has his passive that gives him lane sustain. You can however deny his farm especially early game when he isn't as tanky. Poke and kite. Once he starts getting tanky he will also raise in damage so always stay at maximum distance from him avoiding getting hit by the silence since Urgot relies on abilities.”
picklehater77 says “Really tanky, anti-poke, and high damage. His silence makes trading with him nigh-impossible and his shield on W + Passive makes poking him down difficult. Typically the one I ban away. ”
Kalrex says “New Garen is quite strong, but if he starts using his E to farm you can out-trade him because he wont be able to proc conq. If he goes in to Q, you can negate its damage with E. You outscale him past the laning phase. ”
T_ired says “Garen é um personagem que você consegue ganhar contra se for inteligente, mantenha distancia entre vocês, não deixe ele chegar perto, se ele usar o Q e vier para cima, use o SEU Q para dar slow nele, tome cuidado para não ser silenciado quando trocar com ele, isso pode realmente te prejudicar se você estiver jogando de AP”
Nightblue33 says “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.
Siren Senpai says “When ever he gets a moment he will use his Q and E abilities to get you low and not let you stack your Q. When after a fight he will back off to heal, he will get your HP down slowly to the moment when he gets you low when he get Lvl 6 he shoud try to all in yu when you in lane 0/0/0 best way to sat under tower becouse his jungler can come at any moment and help him to kill you. ”
Hamstertamer says “Wait for *after* he uses Q to W him, since his Q purges slows : this way he can't get to you. Slow him to dodge his spin and go back in once it ends. You win the 1v1 if you're full HP, walk back if you're less than half so he can't ult you.”
ineptpineapple says “Garen is a pain you can either wreck him about 60% of the time or you have to back off. You can 100% take akali into this fight but just be careful garen does have alot of dmg and an execute so make sure you are awake and in the mood to mess with him. And when you shroud most garens with stand in the middle and spin, dont be too proud to leave your shroud a little to stop him from hitting you. And you will need a lot of magic pen vs him namely morello for his healing as well.”
Pacal Votan says “Annoying lane but you can deal with him. Just try to farm and rush the Boots of Swiftness as fast as you can. He will use his E to poke you, what is nice because the spell pushes lane as well. Try to AA him to cancel his passive. Start cloth + 4”
SummonedLight says “He can just sit back and be so passive making it impossible to lane vs him. Never lane vs garen proxy only and roam. In the last patch he gains conqueror faster than you with just his e so you will find he will be doing 500 true damage if you die which is broken.”
Jezzzir says “He has extremely high base stats, base damage, and a point and click true damage. You can blind his Q but not his buffed E, so keep Q up but still keep a big distance. You poison keeps him combat and negates his passive, so if you are in a good spot, try to keep the pressure up. He also scales quite well.”
Polkadog says “Garen is a spin-to-win champion. Unlike Trynda, he can't get out of your W but if he lands his Q to you, you can expect for his E and R on you and for the voice "You have been slain!" If your W is on cd you can only run... but Garen runs faster with his Q and you know what happens then... your E cannot slow Garen enough.
Don't push much, try to last lit with your E and if he comes any closer, retreat.
Since Garen is very easy to use, cheap to get and his recent buffs has made him unfair, I'd say for now, ban him most of the time!”
blunderr says “Garen is really easy to beat because your Q blinds his auto attacks and his Q which leaves him with his E and R. Just be careful when fighting him that your not too low, he might run you down with E + Q (after the blind ends) and then R to finish you, but you usually survive those attempts.”
DVL CHALLNGR says “When you get lvl 6 you can lock him out of his tower and he won't have passive
If you cast W that time your shield will block enough of his total damage
Your Q is useful in Early game to burst him”
EpicDan01 says “New Garen with Conqueror will beat Mundo every time in a duel, but it is fairly easy to avoid fighting him. Late game however you should be more useful in teamfights, so try to farm as much as you can in lane.”
HKRV says “New Garen is kind of a BS. E into Conqueror is most certainly your death. Dariuses little brother. Mostly use the same tactics as for him. Don't extend the trades as he will heal in combat and shread your armor with the spin+conqueror. Poke with first Q. ”
Raideru says “Very Busted if fed but he is very simple in lane to deal with, first of all if he goes in on you with a q you activate your e to dodge and if he activates his e you stun him with your e walk away and then jump back onto him and keep AA him because he will lose the trade no matter what because he is useless without his e.”
Aizo says “Garen can trade with you pretty effectively so you definitely don't wanna let him bash all over you. Make sure to Q him away whenever he tries to get in on you and kite him through your bush saplings. If he tries to slow cleanse your bush saplings he'll be left sad because the slow is re-applied on each tick.”
SoulHero says “Play like he is nasus, bully him, take bone plating dorans blade. FLIP BEFORE HE SILENCES YOU, toggle w, and you should outtrade him. DONT WASTE TOO MANY SHOTGUN KNEES IF HE W's, You win at all lvls”
General Cougar says “Not too hard to beat, but it requires playing passively until you can all in him. He also has an execute, so be careful not to bait him with lower health, like you can with some other tanky top laners”
DrNaara says “Bait out his Q, it is a hefty amount of his damage, engage after he has used it for a minion kill, and try to poke him often so his passive healing doesn't kick in. Once he starts stacking MR he can become a major problem and you will need Magic Penetration to do any damage to him.”
Petethebossch says “Can pressure HARD pre-6 and if he takes ignite it will take a long time for you to outscale him. Get q's where you can and ward for dives. Also watch out if you are the villain as his ult will do true damage.”
PhoenixianSlayer says “The only annoying thing about this champ is that he can run like the dickens, so it will be hard to get Dark Harvest stacks off of him. The bright side is his passive is useless since you poke him (or at least try to) a lot. ”
Lynboe says “Ce match-up est très simple pour Darius cependant ce grand garçon peut s'avérer difficile à tuer à cause de sa capacité à prendre des trades courts. Afin de gagner la lane il vous suffira d'éviter de prendre son Q et de l'attraper avec votre E juste après, vous n'aurez plus qu'a le coller jusqu'à sa mort.”
Jnewbringspain says “Garen is a skill matchup. Your Counter Strike will dodge his Decisive Strike, but his Judgement still makes extended duels difficult. Wait for him to come in with his Q, Counter Strike, get your combo in, and Leap away before you take lots of damage from his E. Do NOT leap to him or you will lose the trade.”
messketchup says “You can either start Doran's Blade or Cloth 5. Your damage output is higher than his when his W is on cooldown. You counter his passive with your passive and R, and the passive E armor penetration goes through some of his free stat boosts.Despite the upper hand in damage, it is important to ward and be wary of the jungler. Garen will most likey ask for ganks due to your hard damage and, only then, will he be able to go toe-to-toe with you.”
Sukay says “The way you win this is to have 4 stacks going into every trade. You are going to use empowered W to cleanse his silence and normal W right after, since most of his damage comes from his Q. You can then trade back on to him with Q and E.
If you get behind you are doomed. Stay under tower and ask for help, or laneswap.”
PandaSenpai101 says “This lane is pretty easy, just parry his Q, and after 6, parry his R. He won't be able to use it again like Darius R. After level 11, he's unkillable because of his passive. You should look to group and roam after his level 11.”
Zestysquid says “Garen lanes often rely on your laner falling into the Garen player stereotype, but you can win it by baiting him when he charges. His W is a massive steroid for something that isn't an ult. It will block a lot of damage for a brief period, so he will use it when diving your boxes if he's smart. If you manage to telegraph his ult you can R out of it, which will reset his cooldown, but allows you a chance to escape. You can also Q out of it while he's casting it but this will also reset the cooldown. I like to hide in a bush and bait out the ult with clone which works once or twice in laning.”
PogLord says “ULTIMATE STEAL SCORE: 5/5
Total 0 against you.
Spins (E) -> Dash away with E.
He stops spinning -> you dash back with 2. E.
He Q-s to run to you OR away -> You Q and slow him + damage him.
His W is basically useless against you.
You think he will ultimate? You can use your W. Or E to escape.
You can steal his ultimate decently, if you know how to land his ultimate, you will dominate rest of the game.”
Jnewbringspain says “Not as oppressive as other enemies because you can block his Q with your W. With that said, he's just as tanky as you and still deals a lot of damage with his spin. You lose extended trades with him, so avoid engaging him for long.”
Prince Afghan says “Garen has no escape for W and can be abused in the early game. Late game he becomes much stronger and can potentially 1 v 1 you. You are going to need to kite him and not let him sit on top of you and E. As long as you can do that you can beat him at any stage of the game.”
Bombabo says “Aatrox should have no problem with this matchup. If he ever charges you with Q, you should be able to knock him up with your own Q and lead into a full combo. His damage cannot match your sustain in prolonged fights”
Rcool64 says “He can't even touch you. While this tanky dude is annoying to kill, you can press e every time he tries to q you since the cooldowns are similar. You should have a distance from him almost all the time and it's a GG lane.”
RainbowNova says “Garen is very annoying. He literally has no mana problems, has infinite HP regen and does tons of damage besides being the tankiest mofo there is. You can blind his Q damage, but the silence and the armor reducing E he has are annoying. His ultimate doing true damage if you've gotten a kill is also very lethal. I personally ban Garen besides Darius just because I hate playing against him.”
Lil Tidepod says “Garen is an irritant, but a high damage and tanky irritant. If you slow him with E to hit a Q, he'll just Q out. If you Q him and land a knockup, he'll probably just W as soon as he thinks he can't get out and you'll do significantly less damage than what you wanted, or he'll use his Q to get away quickly before you can do anything else. His ultimate is dangerous before Sion gets some health items, because of how much true damage it throws down. If you're low post-level 6 and your health is under 500, I'd back. It's just better to be safe. A fed Garen is actually one of the most annoying champions in the game.”
SplashEUW says “He is basically your direct counter. He will Q you once, start spinning and you can't escape. If he gets mercs your lane is gone, he will keep spinning on your boxes, then he will touch you once and your dead. Proxy or if you can outplay him, then get full bruiser.”
ImpossibleLogic says “Obviously Garen is the king of new players in top lane. His win rate is deceptive as you can just constantly Q him and poke him out if hes smart he will use his W to get out of your W and just run at you with Q at this point you should just be able to run and E away.”
FunkySoul says “I'd say this matchup is dependent on your game sense and knowledge. Garen loses long trades, so do a long trade. When he runs away, make sure you W him periodically so he doesn't receive his passive. Simple as that!”
GrGamingTeo says “Garen is one of your easiest opponents. If he decides to q spam you in and uot of the brush, simply punish him. If he is a skilled garen main he will look to attack you while you are low in man and health after the drades so be carefull.”
DrMoneybags says “I really hate how Riot wants to buff braindead champs like Garen, but I guess we'll have to live with it. He's pretty strong against melee champions, and his R will destroy you if you dismount. If you take conqueror and play around his cooldowns early you can maybe kill him with ignite. Just don't accidentally use your full W against his W active. If his team is heavy AP, consider a hexdrinker and nullifying orb rune to counter his Ulti magic damage. If you're marked as the villain, DONT FIGHT HIM. Pushing with tiamat and roaming will help you get gold if you can't kill him.”
kubsak26 says “Pretty simple matchup. You not gonna kill him (because of his q and the passive) but also he not gonna kill you. But don't be greedy if you get to low he can end you with his ult. He deal small consistant dmg up close do if you gonna keep him on safe distance you don't need to worry. You may not kill him but you can get procs from poke. But in late he may be hard to deal with because of how tanky he gets. Still he don't have much cc so it's not that bad. In team fights you need separate him from your dmg dealers and don't focus him until you get some numbers advantege.”
The_CuItivator says “People think they are similar as a mediocre Garen and Darius player play similarly. His w buff may have made him a bit tankier but your Q buff certainly makes up for it. Don't miss your abilities and don't stay in his E for no reason. You should win this fight,”
Shinxsage says “Probably the biggest counter to Rengar, he has a silence, is very tanky, and gets natural MR, so W max will not work. Just go lethality and snowball other lanes, you are not winning this. This is what I permaban right now.”
OnionMilkshake says “obviously Garen is the king of new players in top lane his win rate is deceptive as you can just constantly Q him and poke him out if hes smart he will use his W to get out of your W and just run at you with Q at this point you should just be able to run and E away
TheNinjaRoid says “Another lane similar to Dr. Mundo. You can't really kill him, but he can kill you, especially if he gets ahead. Just farm up, and go for late game. Ask for ganks if you can kill him 2v1. Can't stop you from farming, outside of his Q or by killing you. You win late if you didn't get too far behind or feed him.”
Jomppe says “ [Top] Nothing Garen can do to you. You out damage him, out sustain him, can CC him, and have minions to help you. You actually beat a Garen 1v1 even without any minions/pets. Which means Garen loses to you when you're at about half strength.”
MediocrePolk says “The silence cucks you out of trades, you can kill him early and out trade him. His heal allows him to stay in lane for a long amount of time so try to roam and help your team get ahead. D shield and take Triumph Tenacity ”
Khazem says “Similar to most bruiser matchups except Garen is just less of a threat in general. Save your shield for when he runs at you with his Q, try to slow him down and kite him when he does. If done correctly, he should never really be able to get to you for any significant damage.”
Nio161 says “My standard ban. He can dodge your E and the Tentacles way too easy with his movement speed and also his ult is very Dangerous, because normally you can go in half-life or something and heal by the ult and now you can not.”
LosAngeloser says “He should never be able to get close to you. Always have a barrel and slow him down if he tries to Q you. If he uses Q to purge the slow, you still have the haste from explosion. Go Clepto and harass him to death.”
ApexDresden says “Level 1-2 he wins against you due to his Q so make sure you avoid his poke with Q, once he has used Q abuse that moment to then poke him with your own Q's. You should win after 6, you counter his ultimate.”
The Lost Drawing says “>>> Juega con 'Conquistador' ya que el es muy tanque pero te lo comerás con 'Papas y Coca-Cola' xD
>>> Solo administra tu mana
>>> Cuando te inicie mete una 'Q' y no te alcanzara
>>> Usa tu 'E' como si jugaras contra Darius pero el tiene menos daños
>>> Armate 'Cuchilla Negra' y 'Calibrador de Sterak', ganaras los duelos facil, o de perdis 'Armadura Solar'”
ElleryTheViking says “Such a boring matchup. Another case of once you learn the matchup you wont really ever lose it. Gotta be a little more conservative with mana given he heals most of the damage you deal. My strategy is to bait out his Q, slow him with my Q and then hammer him with E and gradually poke him down. If his passive comes back up hit him with a Q to cancel it. Try not to use ult if you're low as it will remove the passive armour it gives you making Garen's ult do even more damage. ”
SynergyXO says “try to get him to use his Q charge on a minion, then start trading. he should W and spin. at that point you can spin out. and then bait him into using his Next q asap that way you can all in him when he has no W or spin dmg. dont miss ult due to his ult”
Samas says “Majority of garen's damage comes from his E, and you cant dodge it after going in to trade, aslo his W reduces your stun time even further. Play defensive, wait for him to initiate trades with his q. Block with e + AA + W + stun and get out with q if needed. If gained a lead press him down, so he doesnt get to utilise his passive but be wary of his burst with ultimate. Save that Q for escapes!”
E61K says “A budget Darius. Everything he does you just do 10 times better. Your passive does a good job at countering his passive. Don't let him regen from his passive and force extended fights against him and you win the lane. Care if you are the villain and you're not in a minion wave of yours and when he is even as it actually gives him a chance of 1v1'ing you. Freeze the wave right outside of your tower and starve him off of farm and EXP. When he tries to Q you pull him in so he is slowed and proceed to run him down.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Sustain with Passive, Point and Click damage abilities, Q silence, True Damage. Weaknesses: Low mobility, Outscaled, predictable CC. If you don't snowball against him you should at least be able to come out on top of the lane for the majority of it. Garen's main form of damaging someone is to silence them so they don't retaliate, but with Fiora, you can easily riposte his silence and trade from there. Just don't think you're invincible against him and just stand next to him when he uses E because the armor shred could easily put the advantage over to his side during trades. Also, you can parry his ultimate, so if you find yourself low and feel like he might try to ult you instead of chasing you, have your W ready to riposte the damage. It is a lot harder to Riposte than his silence but if done correctly can save your life.”
Miracle Matter says “The only trick to beating Garen is saving your E - Slowdown ability until after he's used his Q (which cleanses slows.) Once he's used his Q to charge at you, you can just casually slow him and stun him or walk away.
The problem, however, is that he can become so incredibly tenacity-heavy and tanky that he closes the gap later, or at least becomes far too tanky for you to kill on your own. In that sense, he's more of an annoyance than a difficult matchup. Feel free to group and out-teamfight him if he's too strong to split versus.
Last Tip: NEVER let him silence you when you're low HP without casting your Ulti first, or else he/his team can potentially one-shot you during the silence, before you can cast your Ult. So respect his damage and keep him on a tight leash until you have Zz'Rot armor. ”
Suthafru says “Garen - Your poke can't, in most cases, out damage garen's tankiness.
garen will heal away a majority of your poke and can easily catch up to you with his q
little can be done in this matchup except playing safe and farming ”
drunken hunter says “Garen is tanky but not in lvl 1. Do the early poke and the lvl 2/3 engage as i explained in my table of contents, kill him early and never stop to penetrate this retarded champ. You can use the battle roar (W) to stop his passive (hp regen. if he didnt get hit from enemy champ for the last seconds) The Black Cleaver will help to fight him.”
Sion says “Farm lane, he outdamages you early and can sustain through your BS pretty easily. You don't want to fight this matchup but if you have to, focus on CS and roaming and try not to die. Keep in mind you can win with jungle attention pre-6, so don't let that slide away.”
TSA_Exotic says “If you can get ahead then it can be a pretty easy matchup. But his Q to speed him up and silence you makes it hard to get away from his initial burst of damage. I recommend Ignite, as well as building around movement speed items to help with kiting. If you use your ult and stealth with Q and reposition yourself it greatly hinders Garen as he's constantly reshuffling to get to you.”
TheNecromancerr says “Very stupid matchup, since Garen is stupid champ xD. His Q can ruin you everything and his R does so much damage. Don't ever go for shorter trades with him since his passive is SICK. Let him waste his Q, stack up your passive, dash around minions while he is spinning and all in him. He is dead.”
Proxxecube says “Garen is relatively easy to fight, and is a match I consider to be a free win for a majority of the time. However, with the new runes, a lvl 1 Q w/ Grasp proc can chunk hard. After lvl 2, simply parry his silence, and fight. You do significantly more damage and have much more reliable sustain.”
POTATOBEAVER says “Teemo does NOT counter garen. Why? cause whenever u get him low he just backs and heals it all up and also he can easily demolish you at 6. Before 6 play safe, cs and poke him hard to get those harvest stacks.”
Zahkar00 says “Take Grasp.
This is just a boring lane. Its like watching two tortoises trying to kill each other. He Q's, you stun into it, you AA him over and over, he runs. Rinse and repeat. But if he is dumb enough to all in, you win.”
Tvoi_clop says “Довольно трудное противостояние.
Первые уровни не бойтесь биться с ним под его E, так так вы с Q и автоатаками наносите больше урона и способны даже убить его. Но не увлекайтесь, ведь малейшая
ошибка с вашей стороны может сильно облегчить ему жизнь.”
Trixelkour says “The actual bane of your existence.
Silences you and out tanks you, classic Garen. Go for the HP AP Hybrid build to beat this fool. Take Grasp or Fleet Footwork to out sustain him while 1v1. Get Liandry's early on into a Sunfire, then he pretty much can't take you on. Get a Lichbane if you like to poke him out.”
Swagus says “This guy can really be annoying in early game so you need to be level 3 in order to duel with him. He can also silence you when you're underground which result that you can't knock him up. So use q when he uses his q so you both can trade a little.”
lunarstaff says “This guy I despise. He can negate your damage, and deny you your heal since his silence lasts 1.5 seconds. He can damage you while running away / chasing thanks to E, and his ult is just bs.”
heyitsRainex says “Garen has decent poke from early to mid game. Extend trades with him as his Q and E don't scratch much and his W has a long CD.
If you're looking to engage, combo him after Garen uses his W.”
E61K says “Garen becomes less and less popular the higher you go in ELO. Reason for that is his one dimensional kit. His silence from his Q is annoying for you since it restricts you from using anything but your auto attacks and moving around. If you take 4 spins from his E you will have your armor reduced by 25%. Since Black Cleaver is a core item on Garen he has the potential to shred nearly half of your total armor, making you extremely squishy against physical damage. Avoid sitting in his E for too long and try to position so there is an allied minion next to you since his spin will deal significantly more damage if it only hits 1 target. His ultimate is an execute with a special mechanic called "Villain". If you are the Villain Garen will deal an insane amount of true damage to you with his ult. 1K+ is no exception. Tabis into PD into BORK have proven successful for me against him.”
undeadsoldiers says “Garen - Conqueror
Early items (in order) - Phage, Tiamat, Sheen
- NO all in lvl 1-2 (even if it looks like you won the trade, he’ll just regen health)
- Play very safe in lane
- DON’T all in alone until Trinity and/or level advantage
- It’s okay to give him space and farm under tower
- You can buy 2 D Blades on your first back to win trades and farm safer
- Bait his W with your E
- Save W for his QE combo
- Never all in alone if you’re the villain (unless you have a big health advantage)
- If you’re not the villain, save your W for his R
- Ult cooldown: 120/100/80
Omega best says “Garen is easy to kill early game, but once he lvl 6 be careful, call for ganks and build armor and attack him once he used his Q he wont do a thing and you have chance to kill him, make sure to use ignite and play safe you will easily win this matchup but dont dive when he has his abilities he will one shot you ”
Tazllama says “Garen's annoying to fight against with most people, but his lack of mobility means you might be able to keep him at bay. keeping your distance is key, and only q or auto him after he uses his move speed- increasing Q.”
Zachlikespizza says “His silence is very crippling and the fact his q removes your w's slow guarantees that it will almost never pull him. Much like the cho'gath match up his ult is always waiting for your ult to be over.”
Demon Lord AC0 says “This braindead piece of crap champ is the one of the most frustrating ones after Darius. He can rush a lot of Armor and will still out-damage you. As he levels up his Q, his damage on you will be eventually too high. Stay away when he's spinning, and E+Q knockup him for ult. Once you have Bork and PD he stops being an issue if you're not the Villain and he's not fed.”
macspam says “The matchup is deceptively easy in the early game since you can poke the living shit out of him with autos. The real threat starts mid game when he has his resistances and tenacity built up. He will shrug off the stun and regen the damage from your combo. Void staff is essential late game.”
FlakNShrapnel says “The only thing that screws you here is his silence and the movement speed he gets from it, and that his e does damage to you while he is in your stomach. Other than that you should do just fine.”
Mr Regular says “Legit cancer to deal with
He somehow outdamages you in quick trades, and can take your combo thanks to his passive armor.
His silence and movespeed also prevent you from landing your tentacles
Overall, avoid being hit by his Q, because his execution can ruin your fights.”
JosephV says “Stupid Champion. No Mana. Goes full tank and still deals tons of damage smh. And don't get me started on his R.
When I play against Garen I poke him with my Q. Try to get help from your jungler. ”
Trixelkour says “Can do a lot when he all-ins. Take Duelling runes to win the lane. Grasp or Conqueror is best option.
Do not be afraid to go aggressive, if you land your E Q before is silence you win easily.”
LivesforOnlyOne says “Pretty standard matchup. Play around his cooldowns and parry his silence, even post 6 (can't parry his ultimate execute if you're silenced). Don't trade into his spin, especially without minions and you'll do fine. watch out for him hiding his Q activation mid spin or him faking using it on a minion. I prefer Grasp in this matchup as he shreds the wave too quickly to take an extended trade early.”
HunterFreddy says “Garen can silence you so make sure that if you fight him your Q poison is going before you get silenced. Also if he does manage to catch up to you with his Q you can fling him at the same time he Q's you. This can help you escape or just fight him. This also makes a gape between him and you.”
Skullsunderer says “Garen is almost a direct counter to Darius that is a top laner. His Q's silence and movespeed lets him get inside your Decimate so he only takes 35% of the damage. He has really good sticking potential, his passive also negates all the damage you dealt so he wins most trades. Best way to deal with him is to when he Qs use your E, it is a CC so he can't silence you for a second, buying you time to leave or stay in and fight him.”
joelblack says “ABUSE YOUR RANGE. Garen WILL try to bait you to run towards him, where he'll turn his Q on and buttfuck you. Keep your distance and poke tf out of him. Getting AS could help, but honestly just focus on the Titan build and get tanky. If you want to murder him, take Ignite, but if not just tele.”
CaioOP1985 says “Like his buddy Darius, Garen is insanely dangerous when playing as Nasus. His Q deals a lot of damage while silencing you, his W defends against your Wither and his E strips your armor away. And his R deals extra damage when you use your Fury of the Sands. Follow the same principles as when playing against Darius and you should be good.”
Ashnard says “Garen has pretty high damage early and a lot of free sustain and defensive stats, making him hard to force out of lane. Don't let him get close to you for free and poke every chance you get so he can't regen.”
RitoPLsnerfirelia says “This no skill champ will harass you early
Better sustain and early damage
YOUR E COUNTERS HIS Q
Only use e to block his q
Garen players will underestimate your superior ult
All in with trinity then Dominate ”
DERPFISHrejects says “One of Garen's strongest point is that most enemies will OOM trying to shove him out of lane. You don't have that issue. He still hurts a lot in a 1v1 if you're villain, so play around that and you'll crush him.”
UndDasHeisst says “Lots of health, Lots of armour, Lots of damage, No mana. He is in the same boat as Aatrox. He has free lane sustain from his passive and he is very scary both early and late game. I don't recommend ever fighting him 1 on 1 at any point in the game unless you are quite far ahead. ”
GOTG Ment135 says “Nunca deberías perder contra un Garen en una pelea, Cuando valla a silenciarte, procura tirar tu E y W simultáneamente y le negaras el tradeo. Asegúrate de acosarlo, constantemente, para evitar que se cure con su pasiva.”
TrashIreliaxd says “A very annoying matchup since he can silence you with Q and just stack up his grasp. Fight him whenever his Q is down and don't take the full damage of E. W doesn't work with his R”
thedunkening111 says “Guy's pretty tanky, but can be killed with conqueror. You just want to outfight him. Bait his q. Once that's down, take smart trades with your own Q. All in him if your health pool allows (preferably over 80%).
galvapheonix says “ Garen can be a little bit frustrating depending on how he builds. When you trap him in your W it can be difficult to engage because he simply spins around and can run away from your slow. However if he builds tanky and picks up a black cleaver first (like most Garens) you should be able to 1v1 at anytime in the game.”
DuhBrandon says “Early game should be a hassle dealing with him and late gate also doesn't help much either. however you will out damage him and my best advice is for you to build around him. (as this is a build whatever guide.)”
WannabeGenghis says “I dont like it when im against Garen, i have to go black cleaver and maybe even buy Iceborn Gauntlet. If you go in against Garen, and hes not stupid to use his q to your clone, you are losing the trade for sure. In the end game your cds are so low its easy to play around Garen.”