Bruiser Garen Build

Bruiser Garen build with runes and items. Bruiser Garen guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Bruiser Garen build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Garen and build Bruiser.
Bruiser Garen build with Stridebreaker.
Garen ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken -5%

TLDR

Starting items
Tiamat should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Garen ability Judgment should be leveled first.
E
Garen ability Decisive Strike should be leveled second.
Q
Garen ability Courage should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Stridebreaker should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Phantom Dancer should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Conqueror from Precision tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Bruiser Garen Runes

Precision
Precision major tree Press the Attack rune.
Precision major tree Fleet Footwork rune.
Precision major tree Conqueror rune.
Precision major tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision major tree Triumph rune.
Precision major tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision major tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision major tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision major tree Cut Down rune.
Precision major tree Last Stand rune.
Domination
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Stridebreaker.
  2. You play Bruiser stacking HP, going tanky and building some damage.

How to play

  1. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can use E before taking portal (frost-gate). You will be spinning during travel, damaging everyone on your path. If you are playing Full Crit Garen or Lethality Garen, you will mow them over.
Riot
  1. Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.
  2. Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.
  3. Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.

Skill Order

  • Garen [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Decisive Strike
  • Garen [object Object] ability.
    W
    Courage
  • Garen [object Object] ability.
    E
    Judgment
  • Garen [object Object] ability.
    R
    Demacian Justice

Items

Starting items
Tiamat item.
Starting items vs poke comps
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Rush this
Stridebreaker item.
Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Good damage items
Death's Dance item.
Black Cleaver item.
Sundered Sky item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Phantom Dancer item.
Experimental Hexplate item.
Situational damage items
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Good tank items
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Maw of Malmortius item.
Force of Nature item.
Wit's End item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Unending Despair item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Edge of Night item.
Silvermere Dawn item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Chempunk Chainsword item.
Counter tanks
Lord Dominik's Regards item.
Mortal Reminder item.
Serylda's Grudge item.
Counter shields
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Stridebreaker item.
Force of Nature item.
Thornmail item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Phantom Dancer item.