Why is Garen considered irrelevant?

#1saint35Posted 4/1/2013 8:43:57 PM
Started using him a few weeks back fairly often and I don't see why he's that bad. He does decent damage, almost rivals Kayle at earning CS due to his E, and has a escape(Albeit not amazing one, but it is very valid). His ultimate also guarantees a kill on anyone below 50% health too generally. Last, Garen can also tank decently while still doing a notable amount of damage. Does he just have too many bad matchups, or is outdone by other characters who fulfill the same roles or what? I don't understand what makes him so bad that he wouldn't even be considered competitively viable for the most part.
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#2VoidgolemPosted 4/1/2013 8:45:59 PM
If anything, because there's very little he can do if you stand more than three feet away from him.

Even so, there are considerably worse picks you could make.
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#3BenaldricPosted 4/1/2013 8:46:46 PM
garen is really good up to a certain elo where people know how to counter play (apparently I don't really know considering I'm in silver)
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#4HeReturnsAgainPosted 4/1/2013 8:46:55 PM
Because people have learned to stay out of bushes.


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Most of the time.