Originally Posted by ItalianFX
I've been using Garen mainly when I play in a group just because I've been trying to learn one character. I'm having a heck of a time figuring out the build though.
Mobafire has 2 different builds, Solomid has an even different build -- As far as the order of abilities and buying items.
If you're going mainly tank, should you just go for items that +armor? Or should you be adding in some +damage as well?
One build says Doran's Shield > Boots. Another says Boots > 3xHealth > Rejuvenation Bead. And then another says either the Shield or Blade and then leaves it up to you depending on who you're facing.
Maybe I'll stick with Mobafire since it seems like their layout is much easier to follow.
Also, when it says Blade > Boots > Brutalizer, should you be buying in that order? Or can you skip the Boots and save for Brutalizer?
I guess my biggest problem is figuring out what to buy. I know it'll come with experience, but then you learn one character and have to learn another one all over again.
The best thing to do when learning a new character is to look at a bunch of different guides and see if there are any items that they have in common. That lets you know a lot of people agree on a certain item, though it might be in a different spot in the build order.
As for Garen, I start Doran's shield on him. Then you want to get boots and brutalizer. Saving for brutalizer over boots is a poor idea, you really want the movespeed.