Originally Posted by Snewdy
Q removes slows and gives a movespeed buff - he's not kitable
Passive gives him free health regen + not mana dependant = unlimited sustain
AoE spinning move is great for farming and does awesome damage - he can get plenty of money
he can take someone down to 30% hp from full with just a few hits - great damage
WTF is the trade off to Garen?!?! shouldn't there be some draw back?
Try slowing him after he uses his Q. He is kitable, you just have to use your CC to escape rather than initiate.
His passive is very easy to knock off with a single ranged attack. That is his only built-in sustain. Continually poke him if you're ranged; if you're melee, just quickly initiate and disengage the moment he uses his Q.
If he uses his spin to farm he lacks damage. Make him regret it.
He is weak to ranged champions with some CC or good escape. I did quite well against him with Kennen (he couldn't farm), although killing him was another matter altogether. Still, you don't have to get kills to win: just zone him and stay safe from ganks.