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TFT Garen Guide: Breakdown of the Champion [2021]

We are back with yet another one of our Teamfight Tactics Champion Breakdowns, and this time, we will be tackling one of the two God-Kings in the game, TFT Garen. So, if you are someone who is interested in learning about TFT Garen, his build, and items and see what it takes to get the most out of this character, you are in the right place. 

For those who are new to this ongoing series, let us give you a brief summary of what goes here. We will be going in detail, explaining to you first the champion, and then we’ll move onto the more serious and exciting parts, talking about his recommended items, the perfect strats for TFT Gaben and his counters. So, buckle up, 

That said if you are new to the series and want to learn more about the other champions we have done in the past. Head on over to our previous episodes here.

TFT Garen

In v9.22 of Teamfight Tactics, Garen was removed from the game due to Set 2. However, he was later brought back into the game with a couple of changes. However, with v11.9, the champion was upgraded to God-King Garen, which came with a complete overhaul of the champion, changing everything from his base strats to his ability and synergies. 

Now, TFT Garen is a Tier 5 champion that features a total of three synergies which include Dawnbringer, Knight, and finally, God-King. Here is a breakdown of the synergies and what each of them adds to the game. 

  • Dawnbringer: Dawnbringers rapidly heal the first time they drop below 50% maximum health. When this heal occurs, all allied Dawnbringers gain 12% bonus damage.
  • Knight: All allies block a flat amount of damage from all sources.
  • God-King: While exactly one God-King is in play, they deal 20% bonus damage to enemies who have at least one of their Rival Traits.

Talking about his strats, we all see a number of changes, including a new ability and changes to his key characteristics. List down below is all the information you need to understand the three different tiers of TFT Garen and the differences between them. 

CharacteristicTier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Health105018903402
Mana100100100
Starting Mana404040
Attack Damage80144259
DPS60108194
Attack Range111
Armor606060
Magic Resistance 606060

Previously, TFT Garen featured an ability called the Judgement, which was an active ability that allowed him to spin his sword for 4 seconds, dealing damage to nearby enemies. However, due to his upgrade to God-King, this ability has been changed. His new ability is as follow:

God-Lion’s Justice: Calls down a sword that strikes a large area around his target, dealing 20 / 25 / 200% (× AP) of the target’s maximum health as magic damage and reducing their magic resistance by 50% for 8 seconds. He also gains a shield equal to 40 / 50 / 200% (× AP) of his maximum health for 5 seconds.

TFT Team Comps With TFT Garen

Now that you have an idea of who TFT Garen is in the game, let’s move on to the juicier bits. Let’s talk about the best builds or team comps involving TFT Garen. Here are some of the best team comps for TFT Garen.

  • Invokers
    • Karma
    • Riven
    • Garen
    • Volibear
    • Ivern
    • Nidalee
    • Soraka
    • Gragas
  • Dawnbringers
    • Teemo
    • Karma
    • Volibear
    • Garen
    • Kindred
    • Ivern
    • Ryze
    • Syndra
  • Mixed
    • Kayle
    • Garen
    • Kindred
    • Rell
    • Taric
    • Lux
    • Nautilus
    • Leona

Keep in mind that the developers are frequently changing the roster of available champions which each set. So, there is a chance that the following team comps won’t be available in the set version currently active. 

Recommended Items For TFT Garen

Here is a list of some items that you should consider using on TFT Garen: 

ItemRecipeBonus
Guardian AngelB.F. Sword + Chain VestPrevents the wearer’s first death, placing them in stasis instead. After 2 seconds, they return with 400 Health and shed all negative effects.
Sunfire CapeGiant’s Belt + Chain VestEvery 2.5 seconds, a random enemy within two hexes is burned for 25% of their maximum health over 10 seconds. Any healing they receive is reduced by 50%.
Jeweled GauntletSparring Gloves + Needlessly Large RodThe holder’s magic and true damage from their Ability can critically strike. The holder gains +40% bonus critical strike damage.
Dragon’s ClawNegatron Cloak x2Grants 250 bonus Magic Resist (including components).
Ionic SparkNegatron Cloak + Needlessly Large RodEnemies within two hexes have their Magic Resist reduced by 50% (does not stack). When they cast a spell, they are zapped, taking magic damage equal to 200% of their max Mana.
Hextech GunbladeB.F. Sword + Needlessly Large RodThe holder’s magic and true damage from Abilities heal them for 33% of the damage dealt. Excess healing fuels a shield that protects the holder against up to 300 damage.

TFT Tier List For Champions

As stated before, the developers are constantly changing things around, introducing new champions and items into the game to make things stay interesting. As a result, we highly recommend TFT players to keep an eye out for the current set tier list as it shows you the current meta of the game. You can check out the link here for the current tier list. 

Final Words

That is it for now but stay tuned as we are going to be bringing you a new episode of our ongoing Teamfight Tactics Champion Breakdown series very soon, bringing to light details on an all-new hero. So, stay tuned. Until then, comment below and let us know what you think of TFT Garen. Do you think he’s good?