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[2.3] Galio Guide - Mid Lane Galio ~ The Demacian Guardian

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Patch 2.3
July 12, 2021 10:55
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Mid Lane Galio ~ The Demacian Guardian

Learn how to play, build, level and win your games with this mid lane Galio guide. We cover roaming, farming, pushing/freezing and knowing when to go for certain objectives. Be a team player, learn Galio!

Pros

  • Provides CC (Crowd Control)
  • Long-range Ultimate Ability
  • Has a shield against Magic Damage
  • High Damage / High HP

Cons

  • Not very mobile
  • Relies on his team to follow/engage
  • Very weak against AD champions

Galio Build

Best Build Guide for Galio

Starting Items
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Rod of Ages
Liandry's Torment
Rabadon's Deathcap
boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Stasis Enchant
full build
Rod of Ages
Liandry's Torment
Stasis Enchant
Rabadon's Deathcap
Abyssal Mask
Morellonomicon

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Galio builds ability power items mixed with some tanky items to help with his damage from his abilities and to be a front-line tank for your team. You can also go for less tanky item and just go for full AP, but you will be quite squishy and an easy target for assassins like Katarina, Akali, Zed, etc.

  • Rod of AgesRod of Ages grants you health, mana and ability power which is the main three stats that Galio wants. It is also one of the best items in the game as it has a low price and gives high value.
  • Liandry's TormentLiandry's Torment works well with your CC kit, where you can use Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand and Hero's EntranceHero's Entrance to apply it to everyone in the enemy team. You get 10% extra damage from it, on top of the extra 5% from your weakness rune.
  • [stasis enchant] is the best enchantment because you can use it right after you engage with Hero's EntranceHero's Entrance or Justice PunchJustice Punch
  • Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap gives you a lot of damage, and is a core item for all mages
  • Abyssal MaskAbyssal Mask is mainly bought due to the passive, which lets all nearby enemies take 15% more damage. At this point you will have about 40-55% bonus damage from all your items, runes, and abilities. Freaking crazy!!
  • MorellonomiconMorellonomicon is the final item that gives both health, ability power and applies grievous wounds after landing your abilities. As an alternative, you can also buy Void StaffVoid Staff if the enemy team has too much magic resistance.

Galio Runes

Best Runes for Galio

Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Conditioning
Conditioning
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
  • Aftershock

Galio's Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand , Justice PunchJustice Punch , and Hero's EntranceHero's Entrance all have the potential to immobilize the enemy which means it's really easy to get the extra resistances from aftershock to stay alive for longer.

  • Weakness

Same as Aftershock, but it is used to apply 5% more damage by everyone in your team. Imagine landing a 5 man ultimate knock-up or taunt. Crazy, right?

  • Hunter's Titan

Since you will be dicing into team fights, you'll want the tenacity and extra HP provided by this rune. Mainly taken for tenacity though.

  • Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth is overall a great rune for if you get low in the landing phase and need that extra bit of healing or mana and get some free money.

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
  • Electrocute

Galio's basic combo of Justice PunchJustice Punch + Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand + Winds Of WarWinds Of War is a great way to get off a fast trade with your opponents and proc electrocute. 

  • Weakness

It is used to apply 5% more damage by everyone in your team. Imagine landing a 5 man ultimate knock-up or taunt. Crazy, right?

  • Hunter's Titan

Since you will be dicing into team fights, you'll want the tenacity and extra HP provided by this rune. Mainly taken for tenacity though.

  • Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth is overall a great rune for if you get low in the landing phase and need that extra bit of healing or mana and get some free money.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Colossal Smash
Colossal Smash - Passive
Winds Of War
Winds Of War
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Shield Of Durand
Shield Of Durand
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Justice Punch
Justice Punch
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Hero's Entrance
Hero's Entrance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for that killing blow. Ignite is a nice way to get that extra bit of damage to kill the enemy. An alternative is barrier.
Ignite

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Justice Punch
3rd
Shield Of Durand
2nd
Winds Of War
1st
Colossal Smash
Passive

Once you hit level 3 you will get Justice Punch (3rd Ability) which will allow you to dash towards a target. This is when you can get a full combo off ( Justice PunchJustice Punch -> Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand -> Winds Of WarWinds Of War -> Colossal SmashColossal Smash ) with Galio and start to win the duels vs the enemy mid-lane. Be careful not to dash too far forward as if you do there is no way of escaping.

Shield Of Durand
2nd
Justice Punch
3rd
Winds Of War
1st
Colossal Smash
Passive

This combination is used when your enemies get too closer to you, or if you catch them off-guard.

Hero's Entrance
Ult
Justice Punch
3rd
Shield Of Durand
2nd
Winds Of War
1st
Colossal Smash
Passive

This is the combo you use on your enagages. You start with Hero's EntranceHero's Entrance to engage, then use Justice PunchJustice Punch to catch-up and finally Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand to taunt and Winds Of WarWinds Of War + Colossal SmashColossal Smash to deal damage.

Galio Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Twisted Fate
Easy
Twisted Fate
Fizz
Easy
Fizz
Katarina
Easy
Katarina
Seraphine
Easy
Seraphine
Lux
Easy
Lux
Ziggs
Easy
Ziggs
Diana
Medium
Diana
Ahri
Medium
Ahri
Aurelion Sol
Medium
Aurelion Sol
Corki
Hard
Corki
Zed
Hard
Zed
Akali
Skill
Akali
Yasuo
Skill
Yasuo
Galio
Skill
Galio

You deal more damage than him, and you have a magical shield that eats most of his damage.

Galio

Early Game

Galio can struggle in the early game as a melee champion. Most of the time you want to stay back and use Galio's Winds of War (1st Ability) to last hit minions or poke down the enemy. Once you hit level 3 you will get Justice Punch (3rd Ability) which will allow you to dash towards a target. This is when you can get a full combo off (3rd ability, 2nd ability, 1st ability, auto-attack) with Galio and start to win the duels vs the enemy mid-lane. Be careful not to dash too far forward as if you do there is no way of escaping.

Justice PunchJustice Punch - Shield Of DurandShield Of Durand - Winds Of WarWinds Of War - Colossal SmashColossal Smash

Galio

Late Game

When you reach the mid and late game and get a few items this is where Galio can start to do a lot of damage and be a front-like tank. At the start of a team fight, you want to sit back and wait for your teammates to go in so you can follow up with Hero's Entrance (Ultimate). This allows you to get to a teamfight instantly and start to have an impact with your other abilities. When you are grouped with your team and about to have a team fight the best thing you want to do is get to their backline where you can kill the enemies carries. 

Galio

Gameplay


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