A voice screamed out in pain somewhere near the entrance of her cave. “How can you know that?” demanded Sabator. How long had it been since Lux had come north to Fossbarrow? It gave me little in the way of real substance, but childish fears are a banquet after I had gone so long without. Though he was pleased to see his sister growing into an intelligent, capable young woman, something about her had changed. Long and golden, it framed a youthful face of high cheekbones and ocean blue eyes that sparkled with determination. His entire posture changed, muscles taut and ready for action, his eyes utterly focused. He pushed the thing back and down. Ignoring the roads east and west, Starfire leapt the overgrown bracken that all but obscured the path north. “They drank beer with him in the tavern, shared jokes with him on the street. A cruel grin split his face. “He went missing two days ago,” explained Pernille. Hey, one outta two ain’t bad. Garen does one of those real good, not so much the slow part. The monster’s form exploded into black dust with a shriek of anguish. v7.14 Perhaps. Stab the other in the belly, blade out. The impact drove him to his knees. Lux poured her light into Luca, and blinding radiance exploded through the clearing. I think maybe it’s not in the tomb anymore, but it’s gone from here. Now, his life was being sapped with every breath. Decisive Strike resets Garen's basic attack timer. The light swelled again, impossibly bright, and when it faded, Lux saw the clearing was just as she remembered it from seven years ago. She let the magic simmer just beneath her fingertips, ready to unleash its power in destructive bolts of light. “Open the gates.”. He bent down, helped the soldier up, and began to walk backward out of the cave, never once looking away from her. The boy’s swaying ceased at the sound of her voice. “No, no, no...” she muttered, seeing two guards drag a weeping man onto the auction platform normally used during the buying and selling of livestock. His sword deflected another beast’s snapping jaw. After an hour of riding through the iridescent forest, the road diverged at a crossroads, one path leading east; to a logging town if she remembered correctly, the other dropping west to a community built around a thriving silver mine. Giselle’s grief was all-consuming, but Lux saw past it to a secret shame beneath. She tried to recall specific moments from the nightmare, but all that came was the reek of sour breath and a faceless darkness pressing down upon her. Dark lines snaked across the great stone slab telling of Fossian’s deeds. Garen raised his sword, ready to die with a Demacian war-cry on his lips. Lux pulled back the hood of her blue cloak and shook her hair free. Five warriors in heavy warplate weren’t exactly stealthy, and, without her magic to aid her, Lux hadn’t been able to sense the source of the dark power she’d felt at the crossroads. Only a few more steps.”. “You don’t understand! Lux turned in the saddle, her senses extended far beyond those of most other mortals, seeking the power that lay over the land like a curse. Garen’s purpose in-game now matches his job description; protecting the weak both in game and out. The blade glinted in the twilight, its edge unimaginably sharp. The white of his eye was bloodshot and purple edged, the eye of a man who had not slept in days. Garen The Might of Demacia Ranked #7 out of 65 in Top Discover all Top champions who counter Garen. Its fangs were hung in King Jarvan’s throne room, next to the newly-mounted dragon skull brought by his son and his enigmatic companion. The trees wept a sickly black sap, their branches gnarled and twisted into clawed hands that plucked at her hair and cloak. Deactivating the ability manually does not. Lux had sensed a dark undercurrent as soon as she’d entered the town, a creeping sensation of being watched from the shadows. She closed her eyes and peeled back the layers of his mind. “I know what you’re going through, how you’re afraid of what’ll happen if people know what you can do. She quelled the rising light and pushed her way through the crowd, seeing Garen at the foot of the steps leading onto the auction platform. Not like this. Early and late game counter picks, power spikes and other Challenger tips. As a squire, his days and nights were consumed by training and the study of war, honing his body and mind into a weapon as strong and true as Demacian steel. Pain spread along Lux’s arms, and moved through her chest. Starfire stopped before the entrance to a shadow-wreathed clearing and threw back his head, nostrils flaring in fear. Garen Data for all roles taken from 42,437 8 272 8,601 33,487 70 matches. Garen’s blade clove the man’s head from his body in one titanic blow to a roar of approval from the crowd. https://lol.gamepedia.com/Garen?oldid=2211279, About Leaguepedia | League of Legends Esports Wiki. Lux leapt from the platform and grabbed Starfire’s mane, swinging onto his back in one smooth motion. The last two days had aged her ten years. Lux heard the soft susurration of grave cloth being pulled tight. General Later, another image was posted on the Brazilian League of Legends account. I seem to recall mother saying you hated coming here last time.”, “Oh, she remembered,” said Garen without looking at her. After reaching maximum stacks, increases bonus armor by 10% and bonus magic resistance by 10%. The horse reared and Lux twisted in the saddle to answer her brother. Though their enemies were wrought from shadow and spite, they fought with ferocious strength and skill. “Why?” she tried to say, only to cough up a mouthful of black bile. v5.19 No room to swing. E crit strike ratio decreased. Their mood was subdued, and a palpable guilt hung over every person they passed on their way from the town. Demacians were hard-working, disciplined and industrious, so to see a frontier town so late to begin the day’s work was highly unusual. Garen tasted ash and despair. And I cannot allow us to become vulnerable.”, “Even so,” agreed Garen. Check your Summoner, Live Spectate and using powerful global League of Legends Statistics! “You got away with things I’d have had a skelped backside for doing. As a protector of the meek and timid, it never made much sense that taking down the hero directly should brand you as a villain when it’s just business. Maybe you’d even succeed, with that armor.” She coiled the rope squeezing the soldier’s neck tighter around her ancient hand. Lissus to Velorus, and finally to High Silvermere, the City of Raptors. “I think I’ll crack your skull open with a rock to scoop them out.”, “The demon in that tomb,” said Lux. The mound of Fossian’s tomb was a shallow hill of grass that looked black in the gloom, its summit crowned with a rough cairn of stacked stone. Passive regen more reliable. “Why do you ask?”. Lux ignored her and lifted the man’s head. Keeps me looking young,” she laughed, dragging a twisted finger across her wrinkled cheek. “Just... try not to die before I get back.”. Dark of hair and keen of eye was Diadoro, the bearded swordsman who’d held the Gates of Mourning against the armored host of the Trifarian Legion for an entire day. “Ha! Should you try to take more than one memory, of course, I will push this sword through you, but any single memory is yours for the keeping.”. Far more than Demacia's most formidable soldier, he is the very embodiment of all the greatest and most noble ideals upon which it was founded. 」. Even with her light and her mount’s surefootedness, Lux was forced to slow her pace as the path wound its way through steep-sided gullies and up rocky glens. She saw triumph at the Battle of Whiterock. With every killing blow, the shadow creature burst into amber-limned ashes. “I will fight as long as I stand!” he said through gritted teeth, straightening his legs with a roar and hammering his pommel into the savage warrior’s horned skull. As a result, builds relying on attack speed are dominating his itemization choices. No. Lux bit back an angry retort and pushed past Garen. v6.24 But, once he’s stuck butting heads with the enemy frontliners, his threat vanishes since he has no means of piercing their durability. Demacia is a terror to his kind. She couldn’t hear what they were shouting, but she didn’t need to hear the words to feel their anger and fear. Second line: Giving Garen more opportunities to use Courage's initial window of tenacity and increased damage reduction. “Are you here to end our nightmare?”. There must be a mage nearby. It had been years since she’d come to Fossbarrow, but Garen always said that once people laid eyes on Lux, they never forgot her. She gagged as the fear of drowning filled her. The old woman pulled the rope taut around the Demacian soldier’s throat. The boy gripped her hand like a drowning man grasping a rope. Don’t let it use you.”, The boy laughed. She tells him it isn’t fair; they have magic, it should be an even fight. Dark smoke drifted into a sky that swirled with images of ancient horrors awaiting their time to claim the world. At the age of twelve, Garen left the Crownguard home in High Silvermere to join the military. Magistrate?”. It had rained then, and it was raining now. Lower health per level, but higher Attack Damage and Armor. Legs braced, Garen felt a searing cold in the muscle of his shoulder as a black claw plunged through his pauldron. The growing radiance kept growing until the forest and the tomb were nowhere to be seen, only an endless expanse of pale nothingness. Luca still held her hand and smiled up at her. Instead, he threw himself into his new duties, fighting and training twice as hard as he had before. Only by following their founding ideals, and by displaying their unshakeable pride, could the kingdom be kept safe. Correct?”. Far juicier than those provided by the broken man. By the time he was eighteen, he had served with honor in campaigns along the Freljordian borders, played a key role in purging fetid cultists from the Silent Forest, and fought alongside the valiant defenders of Whiterock. “He can’t hear you. The metal did not buckle or crack. It’s a light I can help you control.”, “I promise,” said Lux. Rodian straightened, chastened at his lapse, as the shadow creatures barged one another in their frenzy to reach the Dauntless Vanguard. v8.9 Where it nourished something living, she was soothed. “Eager to spill my blood, are you? Movement speed duration lowered. “So what do you think’s happened to the boy?” asked Lux. They fought shoulder to shoulder in a circle of steel, a beacon of light against the darkness. The thing wearing the flesh of the boy laughed, and the grass withered around it at the sound. I am young, but I have seen much, and experienced a life of privilege that you might find pleasurable. Third line: Making sure he doesn't go nuts by keeping the uptime roughly similar. “You have nightmares aplenty,” he said. With his proud family and his good friend the prince looking on, he took his oaths before the throne. Baying cries for vengeance rose from the crowd as the sun sank into the west and the shadows lengthened. Branching her fingers, she sifted through his memories, searching for anything involving the girl of light. That, Lux could deal with. She pushed deeper into his mind, past his conscious memories. Garen sprang to his feet and unsheathed his sword. Dayan’s last words were all but lost in the roars of approval coming from the crowd, but Lux finally pieced them together as Garen’s sword swept down. Lux blinked away the last afterimages, glimpsing retreating shadows out of the corner of her eye. The golden tip of the staff brushed the skin of his cheek. She wasn’t sure, but guessed it was around seven years. King Jarvan III himself summoned Garen’s battalion back to the Great City of Demacia, honoring them before the royal court in the Hall of Valor. “You have to fight it. She tasted the lyrebuck roast at his lieutenant’s wedding feast. Garen’s sword flashed and the silver blade plunged into the body of a scorpion-like monster. His courage – or ignorance – was unquestionable. Sabator’s shield parried the attack. Flanking him was Sabator of Jandelle, the slayer of the hideous deepwyrm that woke every hundred years to feast, but which would now wake no more. But the horse would not be cajoled into another inch forward. Garen provides his opponents with a healthy amount of counterplay as his opponents learn to kite. League of Legends Releases Newest Champion: Garen. “Not good enough. Real-time LoL Stats! Whatever darkness was lurking somewhere in the forest was a more immediate threat. She unfastened the leather thong securing her staff to the saddle, and held its lacquered gold and ebony haft loosely at her side. “The darkest nightmares of Fossbarrow’s people given form,” said Lux. She thought for a moment as her blood mixed into the mud of the cold cave floor. The horse shook its head and snorted, stamping its feet with impatience. Garen stepped in and thrust his blade into a writhing beast’s haunches, tearing through to where its spine ought to be. He joined my battalion only recently,” Garen replied. This is extremely useful for top lane champions like Garen as it allows them to push the lane at an increased pace. The pain, the confusion, the anger. She was too far inland for reavers from the sea, and she’d have heard if one of the great mountain forts had fallen. A whisper of a lurking presence. “If you cannot, well…” she tightened her grip on the soldier’s leash. We deal in absolutes by necessity. Garen spun his sword up and pulled back in an oblique turn. Among us the whole time! The knight had been clever, putting his sword to her stomach, but he wasn’t clever enough. All in all, we still think there’s more that can be done to make Garen more compelling in the future, so take these changes as the start of a larger Garen conversation. “Luca, please,” she said, forcing each word out. In their rush to judgement, any chance of understanding what caused his murderous acts was lost.”. “I can,” said Lux, walking over and sitting next to him. Fixed a bug where Demacian Justice would not finish casting if Garen lost vision of th etarget during the cast. The path to great-grandfather Fossian’s tomb. He was guilty of a crime and paid the price.”, “Of course it matters. Enemy champions hit by 6 spins lose 25% of their Armor for 6 seconds. Freljordian raiders? For the first 0.75 seconds, Garen additionally gains a shield and 60% Tenacity. The Dauntless Vanguard fought with brutally efficient sword cuts and battering blows from their shields, but they could not fight forever. The foliage in front of her parted, and five horsemen rode into view. The stallion had broken his leg many years ago, but it hadn’t impaired the speed of his gallop. He lifted his finger away, and a smoky thread followed. “Or decided to have an adventure and gotten lost somewhere in the forest.”, “You don’t think a dark mage has taken him?”, “It’s certainly possible, but Varya and Rodian rode through this way only six months ago, and saw no evidence of unnatural magicks.”, Lux nodded and asked, “Have you spent a night in Fossbarrow?”, “No,” answered Garen, as they rode into sight of the town. The scent of pine and wildflowers hung heavy in the air, and Lux savored the heady, natural aroma of the northern climes. But for every shadow they destroyed, more always took their place. Their sons and daughters played with his children. You have magic within you. A tear rolled down her cheek. Wordlessly, he stared into the old woman’s eyes, patiently holding her gaze. His soldiers charge her mages, ready to slaughter them. 1 Lore 2 Abilities 3 Patch History 4 Additional Content 4.1 Champion Information 4.2 Related Lore 4.3 Skin Release 4.4 Other Garen is a champion in League of Legends. Children say you are as old as the cave you inhabit. While players here will still have to contend with the learning curve of jungle as a position, they won't have to learn to play a new champion as well. “Ask me again in the morning,” said Pernille. While we wanted attack speed builds to be viable, we don't want glass cannon Garen to be the only Garen people build, so we're targeting that specific approach to increase build diversity. Check out the full details, Heal amount reduced to 0.4% of maximum Health per second from 0.5%, Fixed a bug where the cast time was faster than intended, Passive adjusted to now increase bonus Armor and Magic Resist (from items, runes or masteries) by 20% instead of total Armor and Magic Resist by 20%, Base Health Regen reduced to 8.25 from 9.85, Health Regen per level reduced to 0.75 from 0.85, Base Attack Damage reduced to 56 from 60.1, Attack Damage per level increased to 3.5 from 3, No longer deactivates when damaged by lane minions, Now displays the Health Regen gained in the tooltip, Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds at all levels from 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8, Movement Speed increased to 35% at all levels from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%, Movement Speed duration adjusted to 1.5 / 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5 seconds from 4 at all levels, Base damage increased to 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90, Silence duration reduced to 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 seconds from 2.5 at all levels, Buff duration reduced to 4.5 seconds from 6, Fixed: Garen's next basic attack after Decisive Strike no longer occurs unusually quickly, Fixed: Decisive Strike is no longer consumed if Garen fails to finish attacking, While performing Decisive Strike, Garen now continues to follow his target if they are moving, Changed to passively increase Armor and Magic Resist by 20% rather than 0 to 25 based on kills, Damage reduction adjusted to 30% from 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 / 36%, Active now additionally grants 30% Crowd Control Reduction, Duration adjusted to 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 seconds from 3 at all levels, Cooldown adjusted to 24 / 23 / 22 / 21 / 20 seconds from 30 / 27 / 24 / 21 / 18, Damage adjusted to 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+0.7 / 0.8 / 0.9 / 1.0 / 1.1 total Attack Damage) from 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+1.4 bonus Attack Damage), Damage dealt to minions increased to 75% from 50%, No longer removes slows on activation or reduces the duration of incoming slows while active, Ignores unit collision during Judgment but takes a 20% Movement Speed penalty when spinning through minions, Fixed: Judgment no longer locks out Garen from taking other actions longer than intended, Cooldown adjusted to 160 / 120 / 80 seconds from 140 / 120 / 100. Almost immediately, the character of the people and villages began to change as the heartland of Demacia fell behind her like a pennant torn from the haft of a banner-pole. He whispered something, rasping and faint, as Garen lifted his warblade to deliver the executioner’s strike. “And people are certain he’s been taken by a dark mage for some terrible purpose.”. In deep and twist. Recast: Garen ends Judgment early, reducing its  cooldown by its remaining duration. Allowing doubt to cloud our judgement leaves us vulnerable. You of all people should know how that feels.”. The light within her fought these terrible sights, and Lux’s breath shimmered with motes of light as she spat the taste of death from her mouth. Lux kicked back her heels and walked her tired mount along the rutted track leading to Fossbarrow’s main gate. “He killed innocents.”, “That’s true,” agreed Lux, “but do you understand why?”, “Does it matter? The old woman scratched at the gelatinous film of her eye. Was this a ploy to throw her off? Our goal is to bring back build diversity for Garen, specifically buffing his tankier builds while keeping his damage-oriented builds still viable. We ride,” said Garen, raking his spurs back. This leaves Garen with not that much skill expression of his own, making the “skill” in “skill matchup” pretty one-sided. The brightness in the northern sky shone like a new-risen sun. “You think to trade a joyous memory as if that is all I savor.” She cupped the soldier’s head in her hand and relished the wisps of memories flowing into her mind from his. Buried deep. The old seer chuckled until she realized he wasn’t joking. League of Legends Releases Newest Champion: Garen. Garen should now feel more intuitive to play too and not so linear due to more options when considering items. I’m too scared. After 1 second, Judgment can be recast. For the purpose of moving closer to an enemy when right clicking them. The sun had all but vanished behind Fossbarrow’s western wall and her mouth fell open as she saw black, vaporous shapes lift from the town’s unconscious inhabitants. He cried out in pain, his shield lowering. Judgment can critically strike for 33% bonus damage. The sound of night-hunting birds echoed from the forest canopy. !’ away, no matter how dire the situation. “Then we never stop fighting!” answered Garen. She had no need to go that way, for her story of paying respects to her great grandfather was just that, a story. That he is the very thing they hate. She let it come, feeling the light at the center of her being spread through her body like an elixir. Much could be said of the gray-skinned seer, but nobody could say she didn’t live by a code. The sour tang of the knight’s armor stronger than ever now, tickled the back of her throat. His face was bruised, one eye swollen shut from the heavy blow of a cudgel or fist. He gritted his teeth with pain and when he opened his eyes, she could tell from their weariness that he’d gotten everything he wanted. “There’s something more going on here. “Aldo Dayan, I declare you guilty, and call upon Garen Crownguard of the Dauntless Vanguard to dispense Demacian justice.”. “His power is slight, a glowing ember compared to the furnace that burns in your flesh. She made to ride on, but sensed the guard’s desire to say something and gently pulled Starfire’s reins. “His tears were like water in a desert,” it said, coming forward and circling her as if seeing where best he might crack her skull open. You bore me,” said the Lady of Stones, and pulled tighter on the leash. Q - Decisive Strike Darkness. “There’s something going on down there,” said Sabator, his hand shielding his eyes from the setting sun. “He murdered his wife and children in their beds, then ran out onto the streets and attacked his neighbors. He warned them that, one day, something would undoubtedly end this time of relative peace—whether it be rogue mages, creatures of the abyss, or some other unimaginable horror yet to come. Garen's spun his way into top lane dominance as of late, and Q's early game damage leaves opponents with few opportunities to trade well. Eventually, the shadows would drag them down. E - Judgment Patch 10.4 Increased Q … Garen stepped back, level with Varya and Rodian. A blow glanced off his shield and hammered into his shoulder guard. Demacian Justice (Target Range: 400, Cooldown: 120/100/80, Magic Damage: 175/350/525 (+28.6/33.3/40% of target’s missing health)PASSIVE: The enemy champion with the most recent kills is the Villain.Judgment and basic attacks against it deal an additional 1% of its maximum health as true damage.ACTIVE: Garen calls upon the might of Demacia to attempt to execute an enemy champion…