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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 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 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 set against a symphony of clashing blades.
Garen, the pride of the Demacian military and the leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, returned from this battle breathless for the first time in his career, though some speculate 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 one so beautifully and diametrically opposed, is the validation of his existence.
"The most effective way to kill an opponent is to slice through the man next to him."―Garen, on front line strategy.
- Upon selection
- "To the Fields of Justice!"
- "Victory awaits!"
- "Accursed Villains."
- "Battle the infamy!"
- "I will lead the charge!"
- "Vile scourge."
- "The scoundrels will pay!"
- "Forge onward!"
- "For Demacia."
- "In the King's name."
- "I bring Justice."
- "Without delay."
- "At your service."
- "Fear not, I'm coming."
- "To protect our land!"
- "I stand ready."
- "Come forth, you will find honor in death."
- "Summon me and you'll like the way you look. I Garen-tee it. Get it?"
- "Let's end this quickly... (Cough) I need to use the little soldier's room."
- Upon Using Courage
Co-op vs. AI ResponsesEdit
- "Prepare to face Demacian Justice!"
Player team victory
Player team defeat
- "Well fought!"
- Garen has been designed by Geeves.
Champion Sneak Peek Edit
So, lately, I've been doing a lot of talking about how edgy our latest champions have been. There's been the mysterious Shen, the capricious Ezreal, the ominous Mordekaiser, etc. But, if you've been positively craving that feeling of being the awe-inspiritng, furious maelstrom at the forefront of an assault, be on the lookout for this gentleman here. Permit me to introduce: Garen, the Might of Demacia.
And if you'd like an exclusive first look at just how epic this champion can be, you should make some room in your schedule to join us on Xfire this coming Friday the 9th of April at 6PM PST. At this time, our Content Producer RiotJeffJew will be taking a moment out of his busy schedule to give you an introduction to this champion, his abilities, and his unique gameplay style. Be the first to see the Might of Demacia in action on the Field of Justice!
Xfire Stream Series Edit
Garen was showcased on the Xfire Stream series on April 9th, 2010. It was shown for the first time to the community, with a look at his abilities.
Steel Legion Lux and Garen Available NowEdit
Announcement made by NeeksNaman:
In a world where the Bioforge pact between Noxus and Zaun threatens to overrun Runeterra, Lux and Garen emerge to defend Demacia and Piltover as the first members of the Steel Legion.
Their new equipment blends martial power with technological innovation accompanied by new animations and sounds. Garen wields an explosively charged version of his classic broadsword, and sports new effects on his abilities. Lux’s light magic explodes in electric majesty across the battle with new crackling spell effects and added luminescent sheen.