Garen

The Might Of Demacia

Garen INFO

  • Garen was released on 27 April 2010 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 450 IP or 260 RP.
  • Garen is one of the three playable champions in the League of Legends Proving Grounds tutorial, alongside Ashe and Ryze.
  • Garen's old dance is a choreography by N'Sync in the music video for "Bye Bye Bye". A side by side comparison can be seen here.
  • Garen's new dance is a reference to Johnny Bravo's "Monkey Dance". A side by side comparison can be seen here.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Garen yells "Demacia!" when using Courage and not during Judgment or Demacian Justice. This is due to many players using the two abilities together often in tandem.
  • The phrase "Spin To Win!" originated from how easily some kills were obtained with Judgment. The most famous video about it is an animation of Garen spinning his sword to Ievan Polkka by Loituma. When using Judgment, the buff is described as "Garen is spinning to win." This is now used as a term to refer all champions' spinning abilities, such as Jax's Counter Strike, Katarina's Death Lotus, Rammus's Powerball, Tryndamere's Spinning Slash, and Wukong's Cyclone.
  • When using Judgment, the buff is described as "Garen is spinning to win.".
  • This is now used as a term to refer all champions' spinning abilities, such as Jax's Counter Strike, Katarina's Death Lotus, Rammus's Powerball, Tryndamere's Spinning Slash, and Wukong's Cyclone.
  • Coincidentally, much of Garen's kit is a possible basis for Wukong, mainly due to both characters having: A "Q" ability that scales over 100% in attack damage as an attack booster with an extra effect ( Decisive Strike silences with a movement speed boost while Wukong's Crushing Blow reduces armor by 30%). A passive ability that increases their defensive stats (with Garen's being a normal ability with not only percentage defensive boosts, but also with a damage reduction active while Wukong's only being a standard passive with flat defense boosts.) Point-and-click spells; Garen's can only target one champion with it and acts as his ult; Wukong's can hit two extra targets in range, moves him to said target(s) and acts as a normal ability instead. Wukong's Cyclone and Judgment involve a very similar spinning animation and the way their hits are racked up and how they can involve bonus movement speed during cast time and cancellation. A number of certain item actives and summoner spells can even be used during their cast times. The only differences here are that Judgment is a normal ability with a chance to critically strike per hit and does lower damage to minions, while also being interruptible with Demacian Justice. Cyclone is an ult itself that knocks up and can only be interrupted on command instead of with another ability.
  • A "Q" ability that scales over 100% in attack damage as an attack booster with an extra effect ( Decisive Strike silences with a movement speed boost while Wukong's Crushing Blow reduces armor by 30%).
  • A passive ability that increases their defensive stats (with Garen's being a normal ability with not only percentage defensive boosts, but also with a damage reduction active while Wukong's only being a standard passive with flat defense boosts.).
  • Point-and-click spells; Garen's can only target one champion with it and acts as his ult; Wukong's can hit two extra targets in range, moves him to said target(s) and acts as a normal ability instead.
  • Wukong's Cyclone and Judgment involve a very similar spinning animation and the way their hits are racked up and how they can involve bonus movement speed during cast time and cancellation. A number of certain item actives and summoner spells can even be used during their cast times. The only differences here are that Judgment is a normal ability with a chance to critically strike per hit and does lower damage to minions, while also being interruptible with Demacian Justice. Cyclone is an ult itself that knocks up and can only be interrupted on command instead of with another ability.
  • The only differences here are that Judgment is a normal ability with a chance to critically strike per hit and does lower damage to minions, while also being interruptible with Demacian Justice. Cyclone is an ult itself that knocks up and can only be interrupted on command instead of with another ability.
  • Garen is the first champion to have his IP price reduced twice. Other champions are Warwick and Miss Fortune.
  • Garen pre-visual update was one of the few champions to have three different auto attack animations.
  • Garen is one of the 11 champions who do not have a single skill that scales off ability power, along with Draven, Illaoi, Kalista, Kindred, Olaf, Riven, Talon, Vayne and Zed.

Garen Skins

Garen Pros

  • Naturally tanky due to his W ability which grants armor and magic resistance on minion kills.
  • Lots of regen for the laning phase with his passive which boosts his regen when out of combat.
  • Heavy Burst with his full combo.
  • Lot's of mobility with his MS increase on his Q and his ability to escape slows with his E when activated.
  • A lot of early game damage / burst.

Garen Cons

  • Damage falls off late game.
  • Laning phase can be countered by a lot of champions.

Garen Counter Tips

  • Avoid staying in lane with low health, as Garen's ultimate will deal massive damage to a lower health target.
  • Try your best to keep your distance against him, because his spin deals a ton of damage if he catches you with it.
  • Poke down his passive so he has no regen.
  • Garen suffers greatly from hard CC and high-mobility ranged champions. Use this to your advantage when picking your champion.

Garen DEV INFO

  • Garen was designed by Geeves.
  • Garen is voiced by Jamieson Price.
  • In the A Twist of Fate trailer, Garen's model was made by Alessandro Baldasseroni.
  • On 30th of December 2015, a teaser was released on Garen's main League site page which consists of a short video (which starts with what sounds like a gun shot followed by a picture of Garen being penetrated by emerald crystal like light through his chest) and an updated animated champion icon (different appearance from his current splash art). The teasers were done for an upcoming champion release. In the code of his page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Sona, Zed, and Vi; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.
  • In the code of his page, the teaser video is named "Dead Eye". There are also several teasers for Sona, Zed, and Vi; and a name called " Jhin" has also popped up in the coding of the page.

Garen IS STRONG AGAINST

RivenRenektonJaxNasusAkaliWukongIrelia

Garen IS WEAK AGAINST

TeemoPantheonDariusEliseJayceYorickGnar

Garen IS GOOD WITH

LuxDariusXin ZhaoJarvan IVAatroxAlistarBlitzcrank

Garen IS EVEN WITH

DariusShenAatroxCho'GathOlafFioraYasuo

GAREN STORY

Throughout Valoran, the resolve of Demacia’s military is alternately celebrated or despised, but always respected. Their “zero tolerance” moral code is strictly upheld by civilians and soldiers alike. In combat, this means Demacian troops may not make excuses, flee, or surrender under any circumstance. These principles are espoused to their forces by unrivaled demagogues who lead by example. Garen, the valiant warrior who bears the title “the Might of Demacia”, is the paradigm to which these leaders are compared. Thousands of great heroes have risen and fallen on the bloody battlefields between Demacia and its preeminent rival, Noxus. It was beneath their mighty banners of war that Garen first met steel with Katarina, the Sinister Blade. The infantrymen who beheld this event (and survived) commented that it seemed as though the two were locked in a mortal waltz against a symphony of clashing blades.

Garen, the pride of the Demacian military and leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, returned from this battle breathless for the first time in his career, though some speculate that this was due to reasons other than exhaustion. The plausibility of these rumors was bolstered when, in every instance thereafter, Garen seized the opportunity to encounter the Sinister Blade again. A paragon of Demacian ethic, Garen never entertained such allegations, for he knew others couldn’t understand. Even simply the pursuit of a worthy opponent on the battlefield is, to a true warrior, the reason to rise each morning. The promise of one, particularly so beautifully and diametrically opposed, is the validation of his existence.

“The most effective way to kill an opponent is to slice through the man next to him.”
— Garen, on front line strategy

Garen Abilities

Perseverance

If Garen has not recently been struck by damage or enemy abilities, he regenerates a percentage of his maximum health each second. Minion damage does not stop Perseverance.

Decisive Strike

Garen gains a burst of movement speed, breaking free of all slows affecting him. His next attack strikes a vital area of his foe, dealing bonus damage and silencing them.

Courage

Garen passively increases his armor and magic resist by killing enemies. He may also activate this ability to grant himself a shield that reduces incoming damage for a short time.

Judgment

Garen performs a dance of death with his sword, dealing damage around him for the duration.

Demacian Justice

The enemy champion with the most recent kills is the Villain. Garen's attacks deal additional true damage to that champion.Garen can call upon the might of Demacia to deal a finishing blow to an enemy champion that deals damage based upon how much health his target has missing. This damage is true damage against the Villain.