:Akali is a generally a good matchup for Garen.If you can silence her before she uses her Twillight Shroud you will push her out of lane pretty fast,even kill her very easily.If you can't silence her before she uses Twillight Shroud she will only mitigate some of the damage with the bonus armor and MR her W provides but still you will outtrade her hard.After 6 just be carefull of the enemy jungler but I'm pretty sure she cant kill you unless you get 3man ganked.
Difficulty:3/10. Do regular build.
:Cho'gath's damage early on isn't high and his survavability only depends on his lasthitting.He can't trade with you even with his minions and the only thing he can do is sustain from creeps.Our job is to deny him from farming and abuse our early game advantage over him all the time.If for whatever reasons we didnt dominate him early game and the lane is pretty even try to roam on drake fights or push him out of lane and get turret with your jungler.
Difficulty:3/10. Do regular build.
:This is a VERY tricky lane.GP can always keep a distance from bruiser tops like Garen with his Q and has a very good farming ability with it.You should try and zone him from farm and trade with him whenever you get the chance cuz he will lose all trades with Garen at all staged of the game.Thing is, if he maxes Q or E to kite you and be able to trade with you Garen will outsustain him pretty much and if he maxes W for more sustain he cant trade at all so he will lose the lane either way.
Difficulty:5/10 rush a [imgext=]
if ahead or a couple
if for whatever reason you fall behind early levels.
:Gragas cant do very much against you because once you silence him he will only QQ and do nothing.His Q cant negate you early because all of your dmg comes from your spells.Easy lane for us,just be aware of him after level 6 because a gank with his ulti can wreck you.You win in sustain and damage always but you wont really see a top gragas than often.Only thing he can do is not die after 6 so just farm your lane and push his turrets/roam after 1st turret is down.
Difficulty:Difficulty:3/10. Do regular build.
:Another tricky lane for Garen.Irelia has good sustain even after the nerf and can pretty much counter ANY of your burst attempts with her annoying Equillibrium strike.You have to play this matchup smartly and avoid gettin stunned.After you combo her retreat to your minions or brushes or turret and she wont have the time to trade back with you.If she manages to stun before you silence tho her damage will hurt alot so be extra carefull.
:Thing is am a little sad whenever i confront this champion on toplane because he is a demacian bro.Oh ,well.A good jarvan with either keep some distance from you with his combo and harass you whenever he can or simply try to trade with you with his combo and his E passive.If he keeps his distance just farm safely and wait for him to make a wrong move,then use your combo on him.If he tries to trade you win in terms of damage unless he is running some crazy armor runepage or something.Only way to outsustain you is to poke you with flag whenever your passive kicks in so be carefull with that.A lane that is not hard neither easy for us but you cant kill J4 easily.
Difficulty:6/10 since we cant kill him.Do regular build.
:Another very tricky lane.If he can activate his dodge before you silence him he will mitigate some of our
damage because his dodge reduces the dmg he takes from AoE abilities.generally speaking he can harass you with E then jump to his own minion for safety.If he goes in an all out trade you win even after level 6.Be carefull for early ganks with his jungler and you should be ok.
:Garen really struggles with high mobility champions at toplane.After the nerfs to Lee's Safeguard/Iron Will skill tho he lost some of his early power in lane.The thing is he won't try to trade with you since he can't kill you so he will try to farm from a distance with his spells.Try to deny his farm and he tries to come near you unload your combo on him.Lee can kill you early with help from his jungler so try to keep
off cooldown as much as possible.
He cant kill you,you can maybe get a kill or two in the laning phase.Difficulty:6/10.Deny him early and do regular armor based build.
:Malph has a really hard time with casters and Garen can punish him for that.Only drawback for Garen in this matchup is that malphite scales with armor items so he will become unkillable after some point and unable to push out of the lane.Also his teamfight is alot better than your's so try to avoid pickin Garen vs Malphite if possible.If he picks after you then you will most prolly win the lane by cleansing his slow or unleashing your burst on him whenever he tries to farm.But it is high likely that you lose the lategame most of the time,depending of the team compositions.
Difficulty:5/10 in lane 10/10 in teamfights.
:Mordekaiser es #1...NOT.One of my fav oponents as Garen.He will either use his E to farm or harass you so stay in the side of your minions.You can just walk up to him whenever he gets close to the creeps,and do your combo on him because he will be helpless against you.
to help you snowball agains him,then regular build.
:Garen is a very good counterpick to Nasus.All he needs to do is farm him Q and Garen can very well prevent him from doing that early on,making him plain useless.Sometimes you might wanna rush a
so you can laugh at his early attempts to coutner you with a
.Be carefull and try not to roam too much so he cant comeback with AFK farm on his Q.Just tell your jungler to never gank your lane and babysit other lanes.If nasus plays with TP just push his lane whenever he is away.When you get ganked save
for his wither and you should be okay.
.We are fucked Nidalee is a perfect antihero to us.NEVER PICK GAREN IF THEY PICK NIDA 1ST.Maybe ask for ganks from your jungler and get teleport so you can help other lanes win while stopping her splitpush ability.
:Hmmm i think this is a very interesting matchup.A good olaf will keep distance from you but generally speaking every Olaf player will try to trade with you whenever he comes close to you.This is when we are gonna win the lane because our early game damage is much better than his.Since your only disable you got is your silence you can easily make short work of him after 6.
Difficulty:5/10.Get these item from left to right:
and you pretty much won the lane.Also
might be a good buy.
:I think Garen is one of the few counters to Mr. 300.Whenever he thinks hes safe with his passive(it can block your Q) close the distance to him and use the autoattack-->
combo.Then hes at your mercy.Rush
Difficulty:5/10 because the jungle gank hurts with Mr. 300.
:Hmmm two of the most fearsome top laners clash into an epic battle.Both champions have high harrass but its basically a race of your Q and his W.Renekton's harass is really quick while our harass is more sustained.Be carefull after he is lvl 6 because he can easily counter our
with the extra hp he gets.
Garen is gonna struggle from her high mobility.BUT,Riven can only harass you in MELEE range so you can punish her for that.You win in an all in fight so try to be aggresive and deny her early game.Take advantage of the fact she cant sustain like you can and win the lane.
Difficulty 5/10 because you cant kill her,basically.
:This is one of the lanes that you either snowball or get snowballed hard.You can fuck up Rumble 1v1 easy.But if he gets camp by some gay Shaco and gets the 1st 3 kills on you without sweating he will snowball you hard.You can try and surprise him with your combo when he tries to harass you with his Flame shit then walk away from his Harpoons.Annoying lane tho.
Difficulty:7/10 rush early MR via
:Another one of those lanes that we cant kill but cant kill us.Maybe @ level 6 you can force a kill on him with
combo and all of your spells.Be extra aware of jungle ganks.
Difficulty:5/10 PUNISH HIS ULTI'S BY SPLITPUSHING.
:Derp the usuall troll Singed.Just fuck him up before level 6 but you will have to rely on your farm because he will go where he pleases later on.
Difficulty:2/10 pre-6 8/10 after 6.
:I dont see many udyrs at toplane recently but he is generally a good champ to pick against Garen.He got high sustain with Turtle Stance and can effectively kite you with Bear stance.
Be carefull of him early on and try to get some strong teamfight items for lategame becaus he is useless late and you arent.
:Vlad is really weak early on and thats what you must take advantage of.After some certain level tho he will get really tanky so try to push him out of the lane,take the turret ASAP and try to gank other lanes and get objectives with your team.In teamfights prioritize him with your silence and fuck him up ASAP.
Difficulty:4/10 in lane 10/10 lategame.
:Another champion i try to avoid on toplane.His early harass is tremendous and he is way too much tanky to beat early.I wont analyze this matchup alot because very rarely do i see volibears on toplane nowadays.
:Garen beats WW early on just try to farm and zone him out while hes weak.Rush
and maybe a
.When he uses his Q to sustain go all in and you will have no problem at all beating him.
:Pretty simple matchup in the top lane.Wukong is a very tricky sneaky champion so to ensure lane dominance you need to kill him 1st.To achieve that try to harass him before he hits levels 3-4,then make him waste his W and all you have to do is to all-in him with QE combo because his illusion has a very long cooldown.After that he is at your mercy.If you lose trades which is high possible due to Wukong's %armor shred on Q just try to sustain safely with your
,because one of many wukong's drawbacks is the lack of built-in sustain.
Be extra carefull for ganks when he hits 6.
:Yorick is a very hard lane but weak versus AoE champs like Garen.Play EXTREMELY aggro early on before he starts stackin armor.If he does that just rush both
and you will be able to beat him in lane while doing some serious damage in teamfights.Try to stay near your brushes as much as possible because his ghouls won't follow you there.If yorick enters the brush,well punish him for that.
Difficulty:6/10 because he has a very tricky sustain mechanism that can match your
:This guy is really hard for us since he can trade very well with his bleed and prevent us from sustaining with
.Damage-wise tho the trades will be on our side but the bleed is a very big problem.At level 6 he can force a kill on you the same way you can do it on him.A good way to win vs him is to try and bully him before he gets 6 and sustain when you can with
because he won't be able to stop you early on.
,then start working on
consider to buy a
Fiora is generally an easy matchup for Garen.You can easily bully her out of lane because she can only rely on her passive to sustain and to do that she has to all-in with you.Then her HP will be really low and she will be forced out of the lane.After she hits 6 stay close with your creeps and you can kill her.Try to kill her tho only when you got
Difficulty:5/10 .Do regular build.
: Same as nidalee there isn't much we can do against the little shiat.
FAK YU TEETO SUK MI DIK!!!
Ow and i forgot to mention there is one item than can ensure your win on the game.
P.S. comming soon: