Originally Posted by Soarin4Vengeance
I find that Garen is over all just insane.
1. He has a free cleanse/speed boost
2. He has an aoe damage ability.
3. He gains armor and magic resist passively.
4. His passive makes laning against him extremely difficult
5. In fights he would otherwise lose, he has a button he can press to win a fight(his ult).
Even characters with high armor pen/shred have a hard time against him, usually due to his combination of durability and damage.
1 His "cleanse" is also his only inniation
2 He lacks ANY cc so starting fights (thats usually the tanks job) is left to someone else
3 If he DOES start a fight (dive into the other team) agienst a compatiant team they will go right by him and kill his squishies
-by the time he kills your ashe his team will be dead
hard cc (taric chogath janna are some supports) that can stop him in his tracks
<and i say supports because the rest of your team can dive theirs>
Basically dont let him get fed...yes he is a good tank but he has no teamfight presence besides spinning in the middle of your team
this is why he is almost never played by the pros