Originally Posted by Hiicantpk
After playing Galio (and shen but thats another story) for the past free week, I really took a liking to his tanky-ness while still being able to lane effectively and stuff.
Anyways, I have looked up a bunch of guides on Galio, but they all suit to players already at level 30. I am currently only at level 8, so I am not sure which of the 9/21/0 i should be getting at my level, what skills i should be leveling up at what times, how i should buy certain items and how to act in teamfights.
Are there any guides out there that adress Galio at lower summoning levels (10-15 should be good for me, I plan on leveling up to 10 very soon)?
It's going to be very hard to play Galio to his full potential without Flash. Flashing into a group of people to use his ultimate is almost essential if you're trying to get most of the enemy team.
You should put your first seven points into defense. Take 3 in added magic resist, 1 in armor, and all 3 in Strength of Spirit. Your next point should go into Utility. If you don't have Flash, take Ghost and improve it. Your other spell should probably be Exhaust (take the improved version if you do) or Teleport. Clarity is good if you want more mana and Clairvoyance just becomes more and more awesome the better you get at the game.
If (when) you have Flash and get more mastery points, put your remaining points into meditation for mana regen and the experience mastery. It won't matter whether you take Good Hands or Perseverance, they're both meh at best, just put 4 points into that first row and go from there.
Items? If you can survive early, get a Meki Pendant and two health potions. Build it into a Chalice of Harmony. Your boots should be Mercury Treads. Then get an Aegis of the Legion and a Banshee's Veil. After that, it'll depend on what type of the damage your enemies are using more of--Abyssal Scepter for more MR or Thornmail/Randuin's/Frozen Heart for more armor.
If you can't survive early and have trouble farming, start with a Doran's Ring and then aim for a Catalyst the Protector. Turn Catalyst into a Banshee's Veil, get your Aegis and Treads as well.
Here's my Galio guide
for a reference. It is aimed at level 30s, but you can get a lot of general gameplay advice there.