Galio

The Sentinel's Sorrow

Galio INFO

  • Galio was released on 10 August 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
  • His /dance is the same as Belle and the Beast performed in the Beauty and the Beast from Walt Disney. Galio imitates the lead of the Slow Waltz.
  • The highest attainable ability power by a playable champion at level 1 (without disconnecting) is 126.157979062 on Galio thanks to his passive, Runic Skin. To reach this amount, he must: Have maximum ranks in the Mental Force, Arcane Mastery, Archmage, Enchanted Armor and Resistance masteries. Have a full rune page of Ability Power runes. Have bought a Amplifying Tome. Use Galio's Bulwark. Be under the effect of Braum's Stand Behind Me with five enemies nearby. Be under the effects of Orianna's Command: Protect.
  • Have maximum ranks in the Mental Force, Arcane Mastery, Archmage, Enchanted Armor and Resistance masteries.
  • Have a full rune page of Ability Power runes.
  • Have bought a Amplifying Tome.
  • Use Galio's Bulwark.
  • Be under the effect of Braum's Stand Behind Me with five enemies nearby.
  • Be under the effects of Orianna's Command: Protect.

Galio Skins

Galio Pros

  • Excels vs Double/Triple AP Comps.
  • Game Changing AOE lockdown Ultimate.
  • Extremely hard to kill due to Massive¬†Armor/MR Boost Healing from Bulwark.

Galio Cons

  • Melee Auto Attack.
  • Low Pressure laning phase (mostly farming).
  • Only very good vs Heavy AP teams.

Galio Counter Tips

  • Don't clump together so Galio won't be able to use Flash and his ultimate to CC your whole team.
  • Galio can be interrupted during his channeled ultimate, which will free your teammates from being taunted.
  • Avoid the target that Galio uses Bulwark on, as it will have greater defenses as well as heal Galio they take damage.
  • Avoid picking champions with DoT against Galio, as this will let him heal even more from his Bulwark. Try to pick AD champions against Galio, as this will force him to build armor and be unable to take advantage of his passive.

Galio DEV INFO

  • Galio was designed by rjcombo.
  • Galio is voiced by David Lodge, Who also voices Skarner.
  • The visual effect designer for Gatekeeper Galio's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.

Galio IS STRONG AGAINST

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Galio IS WEAK AGAINST

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Galio IS GOOD WITH

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Galio IS EVEN WITH

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GALIO STORY

“There is no such thing as redemption. Only penance.”

Long before the regulation of magic, mages experimented with the creation of artificial life. Now forbidden, instilling golems with reason was once not so uncommon a practice amongst the more expert of craftsmen. One such visionary was the Demacian artificer, Durand. Peerless at crafting sentient beings, Durand’s constructs served as tireless guardians for the border towns of his beloved city-state, affording them protection from their Noxian neighbors. For his own defense, however, Durand kept his magnum opus: Galio. This mighty construct – forged in the image of a gargoyle – kept him safe on his journeys, allowing him to perform his important work without fear of reprisal from those hostile to his homeland. That is, until dealing with his taxing sentinels finally roused the ire of the Noxian High Command.

As Durand crossed the Howling Marsh with his masterwork in tow, he was set upon by Noxian assassins in force. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, Galio looked on in horror as the murderers cut down his charge, executing him swiftly before vanishing back into the mists. Stripped of his reason for being, Galio despaired. For years he remained in solitude, standing vigil over the bones of the master he had failed to protect… a literal monument to his own everlasting shame.

Then, one nondescript day, a sad but determined yordle girl carrying a mighty Demacian crown stopped in the shadow of the great statue to rest. Hidden in plain sight from his unsuspecting visitor, Galio studied the forlorn yordle. She looked as though she too shouldered a tremendous burden. As quietly and as stoically as she had arrived, she departed in the direction of Demacia. This encounter lit a spark in Galio’s eye. Remembering the cause that his master had died defending, Galio arose from his silent purgatory and followed in the wake of this brave creature. He had a new reason to live: to fight for the will of Demacia.

Galio Abilities

Runic Skin

Galio converts 50% of his total Magic Resistance into Ability Power.

Resolute Smite

Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, slowing and dealing damage to enemies caught near the impact point.

Bulwark

Galio shields an ally Champion, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance, and restoring Galio's Health each time that Champion suffers damage.

Righteous Gust

Galio claps his wings, unleashing a gust of concussive wind that damages enemies and leaves a directional draft in its wake that increases ally Movement Speed.

Idol of Durand

Galio assumes the form of a statue, taunting nearby enemies and storing concussive energy as they attack him. Galio then bursts from his statue shell, releasing the stored energy to damage surrounding foes.