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Garen·Top Build

PerseveranceP
Decisive StrikeQ
CourageW
JudgmentE
Demacian JusticeR
Win rate51.4%
Pick rate6.5%
Ban rate3.0%
Matches110 643-
Garen Top has a 51.4% win rate with 6.5% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked S tier. Based on our analysis of 110 643 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Garen is Stridebreaker, Berserker's Greaves, Phantom Dancer, Dead Man's Plate, and Infinity Edge. Most picked runes for Garen Top are Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Haste, and Last Stand for primary tree, as well as Conditioning, and Overgrowth for secondary tree.
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Garen Build

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 55.4% based on 39 302 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
ConquerorResolve
Stridebreaker

Most Popular

55.4%
Phase RushResolve
Stridebreaker

2nd Most Popular

54.5%
ConquerorResolve
Trinity Force

Alternative

52.6%
ConquerorResolve
Black Cleaver

Off-Meta

52.5%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Sunlight Pro

66.7%
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Silence Mage OTP

65.8%
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4딸라우스 OTP

63.8%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

56.9%

Jax

59.3%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Resolve
Resolve
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerDot

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 16 sec

Early Items

Berserker's Greaves

@ 5 min

Core Items

Stridebreaker
Berserker's Greaves
Phantom Dancer

@ 20 min

Full Build

Stridebreaker
Berserker's Greaves
Phantom Dancer
Dead Man's Plate
Infinity Edge
Sterak's Gage

ability order

Max:

E

right arrow

Q

right arrow

W

right arrow

Skills

Perseverance
Decisive Strike
Courage
Judgment
Demacian Justice
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Mortal Reminder
Force of Nature
Black Cleaver
Zephyr
Lord Dominik's Regards
Hullbreaker

Garen Matchups Overview

Garen General information

Garen tips and tricks

If you’ve been bullied heavily by the enemy champion, hold back and wait for your Passive to kick in to gain some health back.

Use your CourageW as a tool to avoid CC or burst when trading. You do not want to be caught without it when the enemy Jungler ganks your lane, so only use it when you’re committing to a trade.

You can cancel your JudgmentE early and finish the enemy off with basic attacks. Keep this in mind if you are planning on using your Demacian JusticeR to execute the enemy.

Garen combos

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The Best Garen Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Garen Top build, you should take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Haste and Last Stand in the primary tree, as well as Conditioning and Overgrowth in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Stridebreaker as your first item, followed by Berserker's Greaves and Phantom Dancer. For your last 3 items, you should build Dead Man's Plate, Infinity Edge and finish with Sterak's Gage. For the skill order, you want to stick with E - Q - W. Right now, this build has 55.4% winrate over 39 302 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Garen Top build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Phase Rush as your keystone, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity and Gathering Storm in the primary tree, and Conditioning with Overgrowth in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Stridebreaker, which you should build first, followed by Berserker's Greaves as your second item and Phantom Dancer as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Dead Man's Plate, Mortal Reminder and Sterak's Gage. The skill order for this build is E - Q - W. In the current patch, this build has a 54.5% win rate over 24 621 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Conqueror as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Haste and Last Stand in the primary tree, and Conditioning with Overgrowth in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Trinity Force as your first item, then Berserker's Greaves as a second item and Phantom Dancer as a third item. You want to finish the build with Dead Man's Plate, Infinity Edge and Sterak's Gage. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it E - Q - W. This build is currently sitting at a 52.6% win rate across 2 057 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Garen Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Haste and Last Stand as your primary rune tree, and Conditioning with Overgrowth as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Black Cleaver as your first item, then finish Berserker's Greaves as your second item, and Stridebreaker as third item. The last 3 options are Phantom Dancer, Dead Man's Plate and Sterak's Gage. The ability order for this build is E - Q - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 52.5% win rate over 501 matches played.

Situational Garen Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Garen build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Garen runes page.

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Garen Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Garen Top are:

Consider picking Garen into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Garen.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Garen in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Garen counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Garen counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.