Win 53.8% • Pick 10.8% • Ban 7.7%
Garen’s Passive gives him great long term sustain in lane. Seek to deny him that sustain at every opportunity through frequent harass.
Garen is ghosted when using his
Garen’s “True Villain” mechanic makes Garen a very strong duelist against enemy champions marked as the True Villain. Avoid fighting or approaching him if you’re marked unless you have a clear advantage.
Garen lacks strong engage options and hard CC. Champions that can kite well such as Vayne, Lucian and Teemo are strong counters to Garen.
Avoid wasting valuable resources (such as Summoner Spells or Ults) on Garen unless you’re able to kill him outright if he’s split pushing. Post-11, Garen can quickly top up his health to full thanks to his Passive and stay active on the map.
After Black Cleaver, Garen can stack armour shred with his own armour reduction by virtue of his
At level 6, Garen gains access to his True Villain mechanic (
At level 11, Garen’s Passive becomes powerful enough to meaningfully stay on the map if he needs to keep pressuring following unsuccessful enemy ganks or fighting in general. Garen can look to take even unfavourable trades in an attempt to whittle down enemy health and effectively siege through attrition.