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"The most effective way to kill an opponent is to slice through the man next to him." - GarenSquare Garen, on front line strategy
Garen Render old

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 KatarinaSquare 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.

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Garen Champion Spotlight old

Previous Abilities

Perseverance
Perseverance old

Garen regenerates 0.4 / 0.8 / 2% maximum health every second if he has not taken non-minion damage in the last 9 / 6 / 4 seconds.

At level 11 and above Perseverance is not canceled by non-epic monster damage.

Ability Details
Perseverance is a self-targeted buff.


Decisive Strike
COOLDOWN: 8
Decisive Strike old

Active: Garen cleanses himself of all Slow icon slows affecting him and gains 35% bonus movement speed for a few seconds.

  • Bonus Movement Speed Duration: 1.5 / 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5

Additionally, his next basic attack within 4.5 seconds deals bonus physical damage and Silence icon silences his target.

  • Bonus Physical Damage: 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 40% AD)
  • Silence Duration: 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5

Decisive Strike resets Garen's basic attack timer.

Ability Details
Decisive Strike is a self-targeted buff with an on-hit effect component.

Additional Information:

  • Decisive Strike has no cast time and does not interrupt Garen's previous orders.
  • Decisive Strike's on-hit effect and bonus movement speed are independent from each other (Garen can silence his target but retain the bonus movement speed if the duration permits)


Courage
COOLDOWN: 24 / 23 / 22 / 21 / 20
Courage old

Passive: Garen's bonus armor and bonus magic resistance are increased by 20%.

Active: Garen reduces incoming damage and the duration of incoming crowd control effects by 30% for a few seconds.

  • Duration: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Ability Details
Courage is a self-targeted buff.

Additional Information:

  • Courage has no cast time and does not interrupt Garen's previous orders.
  • Courage's passive bonus resistances are not lost while on cooldown and are calculated after reductions (when the bonus value is lower than the reduction one, Garen is considered as having no bonus resistances at all, therefore not getting any from Courage's passive)
  • Courage's active does not reduce true damage.


Judgment
RANGE: 300
COOLDOWN: 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9
Judgment old

Active: Garen rapidly spins his sword around his body for 3 seconds, losing the ability to basic attack but dealing physical damage (increased by 33.3% against enemy champions and monsters) each second to enemies within range for the duration.

「 Physical Damage Per Second: 7.5 / 16.875 / 26.25 / 35.625 / 45 (+ 26.25 / 30 / 33.75 / 37.5 / 41.25% AD 」「 Total Physical Damage: 45 / 101.25 / 157.5 / 213.75 / 270 (+ 157.5 / 180 / 202.5 / 225 / 247.5% AD 」

「 Empowered Damage Per Second: 10 / 22.5 / 35 / 47.5 / 60 (+ 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% AD 」「 Total Empowered Damage: 60 / 135 / 210 / 285 / 360 (+ 210 / 240 / 270 / 300 / 330% AD) 」

Garen is Ghost ghosted while spinning but moves 20% slower when traveling through minions.

Judgment can Critical strike icon critically strike for 150% AD (+ 100% bonus critical damage) damage.

After 1 second, Garen can reactivate Judgment to cancel it immediately.

Ability Details
Judgment is a point-blank area of effect.

Additional Information:

  • Judgment cannot be interrupted by crowd control effects (Garen does not channel for the duration) but Silence icon silencing Garen will prevent him from reactivating Judgment early.
  • Garen will benefit from Decisive Strike Decisive Strike's slow removal and bonus movement speed while Judgment is active (he will not be able to silence targets or deal them Decisive Strike Decisive Strike's bonus damage since he cannot basic attack for Judgment's duration)
  • Garen may cast Demacian Justice Demacian Justice while Judgment is active (will stop ticking if so)
  • Judgment's can Critical strike icon critically strike but the base damage cannot (only the one from its bonus AD ratio) while also suffering a - 50% critical strike damage penalty (150% AD from 200% AD, increased to 200% AD from 250% AD by purchasing Infinity Edge item Infinity Edge)
  • Despite lasting 3 seconds, Judgment's first damage tick is applied right after Garen casts, with 5 more ticks every 0.5 seconds afterwards (the last one does not deal damage)
  • Garen will still be Slow icon slowed while traveling through minions despite becoming Ghost ghosted with other sources (Ghost Ghost, Phantom Dancer item Phantom Dancer)


Demacian Justice
RANGE: 400
COOLDOWN: 120 / 100 / 80
Demacian Justice old

Active: Garen calls upon the might of Demacia to attempt to execute the target enemy champion, dealing them magic damage.

  • Magic Damage: 175 / 350 / 525 (+ 28.6 / 33.3 / 40% of target's missing health)
Ability Details
Demacian Justice is a unit-targeted ability.

Additional Information:

In-game damage values are displayed as simple digits rather than percentages (1 bonus damage per 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 target's missing health)


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Patch History

V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 66 from 57.88.
    • Base armor increased to 36 from 27.536.
V7.14
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Health regeneration increased to 2 / 8% maximum health from 2 / 4 / 10% maximum health.
    • Out-of-combat timer reduced to 9 / 4 seconds from 9 / 6 / 4.
    • New Effect: Health regeneration doubles to 4 / 16% maximum health while below 25 / 50% of his maximum health.
  • Courage Courage
    • New Effect: Now displays how much damage is mitigated.
    • New Effect: Damage reduction is doubled to 60% for the first 0.75 seconds. Drops to 30% thereafter.
    • New Effect: Grants 60% Tenacity for the first 0.75 seconds.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • AD ratio increased to 36 / 37 / 38 / 39 / 40% AD from 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38%.
V6.24
  • Judgment Judgment
    • New Effect: Enemy champions hit by 4 spins lose 25% of their armor for 6 seconds. Hits after the 4th refresh the duration.
V6.20
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where Rift Herald Rift Herald couldn't disable Perseverance after it 'ranked up' at level 11.
V5.19
  • Judgment Judgment / Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Fixed a bug where Judgment was dealing 1% of Garen's maximum health instead of his villainous target's maximum health.
V5.18
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Kills against Garen will no longer be considered for determining the villain.
    • Killing champion clones will not longer be considered a kill for determining the villain.
V5.17
  • Stats
    • Movement speed reduced to 340 from 345.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Bonus movement speed reduced to 30% from 35%.
    • Fixed a bug where the attack wasn't triggering against structures
  • Courage Courage (Crystal Scar, Howling Abyss and Twisted Treeline)
    • Resists per kill doubled to 0.25 from 0.125.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Issuing attack commands while spinning will now make Garen path slightly closer to his target.
V5.16
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Stats
    • Health growth reduced to 84.25 from 96.
    • Attack damage growth increased to 4.5 from 3.5.
    • Armor growth increased to 3 from 2.7.
    • Attack range increased to 175 from 125.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Silence icon Silence duration reduced to 1.5 seconds at all ranks from 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5.
    • Movement speed duration reduced to 1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 seconds from 1.5 / 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5.
    • If the attack is used on champion, it will have a small dash attached to it, similar to Chomp Chomp and Bear Stance Bear Stance, moving Garen 50 units closer to his target than his attack range.
  • Courage Courage
    • Removed: Passive bonus 20% of bonus armor and magic resist.
    • New Passive: Unit kills permanently grant 0.25 armor and magic resist, quadrupled to 1 on large and epic Monsters and champion kills. This bonus is capped at 30.
    • Active no longer grants Tenacity.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • New Effect: Damage ticks changed to 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 based on level from 6 at all ranks.
      • Total duration unchanged.
    • Base damage changed to 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30 from 10 / 22.5 / 35 / 47.5 / 60.
    • Attack damage ratio reduced to 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38% AD from 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% AD.
    • New Effect: Judgment deals 33% bonus damage when striking only one target.
      • Single target damage: 18.67 / 24 / 29.33 / 34.67 / 40 (+45.33 / 46.67 / 48 / 49.33 / 50.67% AD).
    • Cooldown reduced to 9 seconds at all ranks from 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9.
    • New Effect: Cancelling Judgment early will now refund cooldown equal to the remaining duration.
    • Removed: 25% reduced damage to minions.
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Updated ability icon.
    • New Passive: The enemy champion with the most recent kills is the Villain. Garen's basic attacks and ticks of Judgment Judgment deal 1% target's maximum health as bonus true damage versus Villains.
    • New Effect: Demacian Justice's Active deals true damage versus Villains.
V5.7
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Cooldown reduced to 120 / 100 / 80 seconds from 160 / 120 / 80.
V4.18
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Fixed a bug where Demacian Justice would cancel if Garen lost sight of his target.
V4.17
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Cooldown reduced to 9 / 6 / 4 seconds from 9 at all levels.
    • Health regeneration reduced to 0.4 / 0.8 / 2% of max health per second from 0.4% at all levels.
    • At level 11, non-epic monsters will no longer interrupt the effect.
V4.12
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 23 from 19.
V3.15
  • Judgment Judgment
    • No longer deals reduced damage to monsters (still reduced against minions).
    • Fixed a bug where the first tick did not damage units.
V3.12
  • General
    • Visual Upgrade.
V3.03
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Heal amount reduced to 0.4% of maximum health per second from 0.5%.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Fixed a bug where the cast time was faster than intended.
  • Courage Courage
    • Passive changed to increase bonus armor and magic resist (from items, runes, and/or masteries) by 20% instead of total armor and magic resist by 20%.
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Fixed a bug where the cast time was faster than intended.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 345 from 320.
V1.0.0.145
  • Stats
    • Base health regen per 5 reduced to 8.25 from 9.85.
    • Health regen per 5 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.
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Delay increased to 9 seconds from 7.
    • No longer deactivates when damaged by minions.
    • Now displays the health regen gained in the tooltip.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds at all ranks from 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8.
    • Movement speed increased to 35% at all ranks 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 ranks.
    • 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 ranks.
    • Now removes slows on activation.
    • Can now critically strike again.
    • 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.
  • Courage Courage
    • Changed to passively increase armor and magic resist by 20% rather than 0 to 25 based on kills.
    • Active damage reduction changed to 30% at all ranks from 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 / 36%.
    • Active now additionally grants 30% crowd control reduction.
    • Duration changed to 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 seconds from 3 at all ranks.
    • Cooldown changed to 24 / 23 / 22 / 21 / 20 seconds from 30 / 27 / 24 / 21 / 18.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Base damage reduced to 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 per second from 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210.
    • AD scaling changed to 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110% AD per second from 140% bonus AD.
    • 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.
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Cooldown changed to 160 / 120 / 80 seconds from 140 / 120 / 100.
V1.0.0.143
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Added a buff timer to show when it will reactivate.
V1.0.0.136
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice
    • Fixed a bug where Demacian Justice would not finish casting if Garen lost vision of the target during the cast.
V1.0.0.125
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Attack damage ratio reduced to 40% AD from 50% AD.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Base damage reduced to 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 per second from 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220.
    • Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 140% bonus AD) per second from 120% bonus AD.
V1.0.0.123
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Movement speed boost duration increased to 4 seconds from 3.
  • Judgment Judgment:
    • Cooldown reduced to 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 seconds from 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10.
  • Courage Courage:
    • Maximum armor and magic resistance increased to 25 at all ranks from 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25.
V1.0.0.120
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Fixed a bug where Perseverance Perseverance could sometimes activate immediately after taking damage.
    • Now marks Garen as being in combat even if the damage is shielded.
    • Now shows the particle on Garen even if at 100% health.
V1.0.0.114
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 320 from 315.
  • Courage Courage
    • Damage reduction increased to 20 / 24 / 28 / 32 / 36% from 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%.
V1.0.0.112
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Attack damage ratio increased to 50% AD from 20% AD.
    • Movement speed boost increased to 3 seconds from 2.
    • Duration reduced to 6 seconds from 7.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Cooldown reduced to 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds from 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11.
V1.0.0.109
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Bonus attack damage ratio increased to 120% bonus AD per second from 100% bonus AD.
V1.0.0.108
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Base damage increased to 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 per second from 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180.
V1.0.0.107
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Base damage reduced to 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 from 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120.
    • Attack damage ratio increased to 20% AD from 10% AD.
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Damage ticks reduced to one per second from two.
    • Total duration unchanged.
    • Base damage changed to 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 per second from 30 / 70 / 110 / 150 / 190.
    • Now scales off bonus attack damage rather than 70% of all attack damage.
V1.0.0.105
  • General
    • Reduced Garen's selection size.
V1.0.0.103
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Can no longer damage invisible minions or objects like wards.
V1.0.0.102
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed reduced to 315 from 320.
  • Courage Courage
    • Active damage reduction reduced to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% from 30% at all ranks.
    • Active duration changed to 3 seconds at all ranks from 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4.
V1.0.0.101
V1.0.0.100
  • Courage Courage:
    • Maximum armor and magic resistance reduced to 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 from 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 / 35.
V1.0.0.99
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Now reduces the duration of new slows by 50% rather than granting immunity to slowing effects. Judgment will still completely clear any existing slows when activated.
V1.0.0.98
V1.0.0.97
  • Judgment Judgment
    • Slightly increased the range of Judgment.
    • Garen can now cast all of his spells while using Judgment instead of just Courage Courage.
V1.0.0.96
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Fixed a bug with Decisive Strike that would cause the icon cooldown to display improperly.
V1.0.0.94
  • Fixed a bug where Garen will sometimes appear with a different skin after reconnecting.
V1.0.0.85
  • Perseverance Perseverance
    • Fixed the buff tooltip for Perseverance to show the correct value.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike
    • Fixed a bug with Decisive Strike where it was silencing for the incorrect amount of time.
    • Fixed a bug with Decisive Strike so that it can no longer crit.
V1.0.0.83 Added.
  • Perseverance Perseverance (Innate)
    • Garen gains a large health regeneration boost when he stays out of combat for a few seconds.
  • Decisive Strike Decisive Strike (Q)
    • Garen gains a movement speed boost upon activating this ability, and his next melee attack deals increased damage and silences his opponent.
  • Courage Courage (W)
    • Garen permanently increases his armor and magic resistance every time he kills a minion, and he can activate this ability to take reduced damage from all sources for a few seconds.
  • Judgment Judgment (E)
    • Garen spins his sword rapidly around his body and moves with it, dealing large amounts of physical damage to all enemies within its radius.
  • Demacian Justice Demacian Justice (Ultimate)
    • Garen executes Demacian Justice upon an opponent, dealing a large amount of damage with bonus damage for health that an opponent is missing.

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