Wild Rift Garen Guide with Item Builds, Runes and Skills

In League of Legends Wild Rift, Garen is a Juggernaut champion commonly played in a Brona lane. Garen uses his ability and attacks to clear waves, deal damage and control team fights. Garen is considered as an “Easy to play” champion based on his abilities and auto-attacks.

Garen primarily deals physical damage with his attacks and abilities. In this guide, we will look at the Best Item Builds, Runes, Summoner Spells and Ability analysis with attack combo for Garen, including some tips and tricks we have found especially for you, which will help you to master Garen quickly.

Wild Rift Garen Guide with Item Builds, Runes and Summoners Spells

In Wild Rift, Garen is Considered as an S-tier pick for Baron Lane. Let’s start the guide with Runes first, 

Best Runes for Garen in Wild Rift

grasp of the undying wild rift

Grasp of the Undying

Brutal rune 1


Bone Plating

Bone Plating

Sweet Tooth rune

Sweet Tooth

Grasp of the Undying: 

Every 4 seconds in the combat, your next attack on a champion will be enhanced based on your max health.

Heal: 2% of your Max Health and Permanently increases your health by 5.

Bonus Damage: 4% of your Max Health, magic damage on ranged champion reduces the effect by 40%.


Gains 7 AD and 2% armor penetration, or 14 AP and 2% Magic penetration (Adaptive). 

Bone Plating: 

After taking damage from a champion, the next three champion’s abilities or attack against you within a 1.5 Second deal 30-60 (based on the level) less damage.

Sweet Tooth: 

Increases honey fruit healing by 25 whenever you and your nearby ally eat a honey fruit gain 20 gold.

Now, Let at the Best Summoner Spells for Garen, 

Best Summoner Spells for Garen in Wild Rift



Flash 1



Ignites the target enemy champion, dealing (60-410) true damage based on the champion level over 5 seconds and inflicting them with grievous wounds. Grievous wounds reduce healing effects by 50%.


Flash is undoubtedly the best spell for any champion you play. Flash is used to teleport your champion forward for any aimed direction. (Cooldown: 150 seconds)

Now, It’s time to start with the most important and exciting part of this guide, “Best Item Builds for Graren in Wild Rift”,

Best Item Builds for Garen in Wild Rift

In Wild Rift, You can build various items with Garen based on the enemy champion, your playstyle and the champion you are facing. There are currently two very popular builds used by the many Garen Main’s out there,

1. Garen Item Build (Tank)

Sunfire Aegis

SunFire Aegis

Dead Mans Plate

Dead Man’s Plate

Mercurys Treads

Mercury’s Treads

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

Streaks Gage

Sterak’s Gage

Mercurys Treads

Mercury’s Tread

teleport enchant

Mercury’s Teleport

Core Items:

 Sunfire Aegis   

SunFire Aegis

Dead Mans Plate

Dead Man’s Plate

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

SunFire Aegis:

The Sunfire Aegis Provides +500 max health with +15 Ability haste.


Deals 16-25 magic damage + 0.8 bonus health per second to nearby enemies. Daming champions or Epic monsters with immolates increases its damage by 8% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 6 times. 

Dead Man’s Plate:

The Dead Man’s Plate provides +250 max health and +50 armor. 


Moving builds momentum and grants a max 50 movement speed at 100 stacks. Attacks expend all momentum to deal bonus magic damage equal to the number of stacks. Momentum decays when movement is impaired.

Force of Nature:

The Force of Nature provides +350 max health. 


Taking ability damage grants 6 movement speed and 6 magic resistance for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times for a max of 30 movement speed and 30 magic resistance. Each unique ability gives 1 stack.

2. Garen Item Build (Semi Tank)

Black Cleaver 

Black Cleaver

Streaks Gage

Sterak’s Gage

Mercurys Treads

Mercury’s Tread

Deaths Dance

Death’s Dance

Guardian Angel

Guardian’s Angel

Dead Mans Plate

Deadman’s Plate

Now, Let’s look at Garen’s ability analysis with attack combos, 

Wild Rift Garen’s Ability analysis with an Attack combo

Let’s start with Garen’s ability analysis first, as it will help us understand Garen’s ability in-depth so you can create a better attack combo using Garen’s abilities. So, Let’s begin,

Wild Rift Garen’s Ability analysis with Stats

1. Perseverance (Passive)

Garen Passive

If Garen has not been struck by damage or enemy abilities within the last 5 seconds, he regenerates 1.2% missing health (based on the level) per second.

2. Decivise Strike (First Ability)

Garen Q

Breaks free from all slows, becoming immune to them for 0.5 seconds and gaining 30% movement speed for 3 seconds. 

The next attack within 3 seconds is empowered to deal 56 physical damage (30 + 40% AD) and silence the target for 1.5 seconds. 

Base Damage: 30/70/110/150
Cooldown: 8 Seconds

3. Courage (Second Ability)

Garen W

Reduce damage taken for 2 seconds. For the first 1 second, the damage is reduced by 60%, and Garen gains 60% Tenacity.

Damage is reduced by 30% for the remaining duration.

Tenacity reduces the duration of most movement, impairing effects.

Duration: 2/3/4/5 Seconds
Cooldown: 18/16/14/12 Seconds

4. Judgement (Third Ability)

Garen E

Raidpdly spin in bladestorm for 3 seconds, dealing 31 physical damage (11 + 30% AD) 8 times. Enemies hit by the bladestorm’s edge are critically struck for 125% damage.

Re-cast: Stops spinning.

Deals: 60% (based on the level) damage to minions.

Base Damage: 11/14/17/20
AD: 30%/35%/40%/45%
Crit Damage: 125%/130%/135%/140%
Cooldown: 9 Seconds

5. Demacian Justice (Ultimate)

Garen R

Calls forth the might of Demacia to execute an enemy champion, dealing true damage equal to 150 plus 15% (15% + 0.08% bonus AD) of the target’s missing health. Nearby enemies take true damage equal to 75 plus 7.5% (7.5% + 0.04% AD of their missing health).

Garen deals a max of 600 damage to epic monsters.

Base Damage: 15/275/400
Cooldown: 80/70/60 Seconds

Now, Let’s look at the “Which Garen’s Ability You should upgrade first?”

Wild Rift Garen’s Ability Upgrade Path

In Wild Rift, when upgrading the Garen’s ability, first unlock all three of his basic ability Q, W and E and after that, keep upgrading his E to the max level, followed by his Q and W. Don’t forget to unlock and upgrade his ultimate whenever available with the highest priority.

Garen’s Ability Upgradation Path
Garen Q

Decisive Strike


1 8 10 11
Garen W



3 12 14 15
Garen E



3 4 6 7
Garen R

Demacian Justice


5 9 13

Note: Q= First Ability; W= Second Ability, E= Third Ability and R= Ultimate

Now, It’s time to look at the Best Attack Combos for Garen, 

Best Attack Combos for Garen in Wild Rift

In Wild Rift, You can create multiple attack combos with Garen based on the enemy champion you are facing and your playstyle. Let’s look at the amazing attack combo used by Garen Main’s

Combo 1 (with Ultimate): 

Q (First Ability) > AA (Auto Attacks) > W (Second Ability) > E (Third Ability) > R (Ultimate)

Combo 2 (without Ultimate):

Q (First Ability) > AA (Auto Attacks) > E (Third Ability) > W (Second Ability) > AA (Auto Attacks)

Garen’s Counter’s in Wild Rift











Wild Rift Garen Gameplay Tips and Tricks

wild rift garen guide

Early Game:

Garen’s early game is pretty strong in Wild Rift as he can recover his health using his passive if he pockets out badly in the lane, and he can deal massive damage using his ability combo. So, in the early game, focus on farming and don’t be afraid to tread with the enemy whenever they overextend. Garen’s is very good in the team fight, so always try to rotate for the dragon fight to help your team.

In the early game, use your E and Q combo to silence and poke the enemy and your W to escape without taking much damage.

Mid to late game:

Mid to Late Game is the time when Garen shines as when Garena as his first two core items he becomes and very tanky and can shock lots of damage from enemy and at the same time deals massive damage with his attack combos. In the late game, always play with your team as when you play as a garden, you will be the frontline of your team, so don’t hesitate to engage in the team fight when your team is nearby and always try to target enemy team’s AD Carry with your abilities.

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