Galio Build Guide

Galio AP Mid (Ranked Queue's)

Uploader Beowewlf
Updated 4 years ago
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Mana Regeneration (+0.41 mana regen / 5 sec.)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction (-0.83% cooldowns)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration (+2.01 magic penetration)
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Galio is though of as a tank and one that reacts strongly to an ap heavy team. He is a very strong tank champ with a taunting aoe ult that can destroy teamfights. Even as a tank Galio exceeds in mid lane dominating all APs that come his way. If you play him right he is a dominatrix of games and exceeds at carrying if you play him right. [imgext=]

These runes are to make up for the magic resistance APs usually bring in. You could always substitute the magic penetration for magic resistance if you woulld like but cooldowns and mana regen are essential to Galio. Galio's mana burns fast so as soon as your jungler can get you blue the better. Don't be afraid to throw your spells all over the place with this set up. You may have a small amount of mana but if you have enough mana regen you should be able to Q constantly and use your shield at needed times.

[title][img=skills/galio/p.png] Passive: Runic Skin[/title] [number]Galio converts 50% of his total Magic Resistance into Ability Power.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This passive is the main part of AP Galio mid. All of the magic resistance you will be building in to leads up to this passive granting him massive amounts of AP for his magic resistance. [title][img=skills/galio/q.png] Q: Resolute Smite[/title] [number]Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes, dealing 80/135/190/245/300 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to enemies near the impact location, and reducing their movement speed by 24 / 28 / 32 / 36 / 40% for 2.5 seconds. Cost 60/65/70/75/80 mana Range 900 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is your main harass tool as Galio. It slows for a follow up of Righteous Gust and it hits VERY hard. This is also a very good spell for clearing creep waves. I usually aim it at the caster minions and depending on how much gold I have I can usually one shot them but sometimes it is needed with a follow up of righteous gust. This is always the spell you lead with when having someone gank or you killing someone. [title][img=skills/galio/w.png] W: Bulwark[/title] [number]Galio shields a friendly champion for 3.5 seconds, increasing their Armor and Magic Resistance by 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90. Each time the unit suffers damage, Galio is healed for 25/40/55/70/85 (+30% of ability power) (-20% healing for each consecutive hit). Cost 60mana Range 800[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This spell is not only a defensive spell but it is an offensive spell. This spell grants him extra MR which turns around into extra AP and giving Galio the extra damage for attacks. That is why you always shield then follow up with a kill. You can also use this spell to freeze a lane. Creeps attack you doing no damage and it also heals you. So if you have the lane all to yourself for a certain time. Stop a wave and let it attack you so you can get your health back and stay in lane. This spell also helps you stay in lane even after you have about 100 health. Because if you can dodge skill shots this spells prevents massive amounts of burst and attacks.  [title][img=skills/galio/e.png] E: Righteous Gust[/title] [number]Galio unleashes a gust of concussive wind that deals 60/105/150/195/240 (+80% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies in its path. A directional draft remains for 5 seconds, increasing the movement speed of allies passing through it by 20/28/36/44/52%. Cost 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 mana Range 10000 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This spell is mainly utility and it is also used for clearing creep waves. This spell can speed up your jungler and yourself and it helps very will with ganks and helping you allies get to AD carries and squishy champions hiding in the back. I usually max this skill last due to its damage being under Resolute Smite and it being mostly a utility spell. [title][img=skills/galio/r.png] R: Idol of Durand[/title] [number]Galio channels for 2.5 seconds, taunting nearby foes and blocking 50% of incoming damage. After channeling, Galio deals 220 / 330 / 440 (+85% of ability power) magic damage to surrounding enemies, plus an additional 10% damage for each attack he suffered while channeling. Max 80% bonus damage. Cost 100 / 145 / 190 mana Range 550 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is Galio's Haymaker. Galio is a monster when it comes to disrupting team fights as he taunts the whole team to attack him and just destroys the enemy team with a giant explosion. This spell is very useful when killing and is very useful when creating ganks for your jungler.

I choose this skill order because Q is the highest damage spell only behind his ultimate in damage and because it slows and it is a great utility. I always max this first. Now the W and E leveling is just my preference you can try maxing E first but W makes you tankier, heals you, and increases the damage of your other spells. I usually max E last because it is mostly a speed up utility but it can still be used to harass and kill creep waves. Of course you level up your ulti whenever possible.

I usually get a chalice first because even with the occasional blue galio burns mana fast. So with this extra mana regen you can spam out spells all day and you get MR from it in turn turning in to AP. GA is usually second because I never like die and this provides a perfect defense against AP harass and jungler ganks. The rest is really just free balling depending on the enemy team but I usually try to get early MR so you can actually deal damage and not just be a big brick wall.

There are not too many counters to Galio as a mid champion as he can build MR and gain damage from it. Galio can't really get countered due to his tankiness but there are some with high sustain than can live through his harass if they play right. The only ones that can contend you mid are some with some high sustain such as these. [img=champ/vladimir.png][img=champ/mordekaiser.png][img=champ/morgana.png][img=champ/kassadin.png][img=champ/ryze.png] (Ryze is pretty easy to counter but that snare is stupid) [img=champ/veigar.png] (Only contends because of his ulti) Other than those champions galio isn't countered by any besides ad mid's such as [img=champ/talon.png][img=champ/caitlyn.png] Etc. Etc.

Early game for Galio is a bit weak up until level 6. Even though it is weak it is usually only weak against the banned champions usually. Morgana, Kassadin, etc. Ryze holds a bit of a grudge against him too but the only real counter to Galio is AD's and good luck seeing those in ranked. Do not be afraid to blast away your mana because you should be able to back pretty fast and on your first back get your chalice and tier 1 boots. Don't use your E too much until you get your chalice and you will find yourself auto attacking and he has one of the worst auto attacks in game.

Mid Game Galio excels. He destroys the AP you are laning against and his shield helps the jungler get dragon very quickly. He is very good at leaving the lane and in turn coming back and getting kills etc etc. Galio is a VERY good mid game champ and he evens out around late game.

Late game Galio falls off a little bit becoming one with the other tanks but that doesn't mean you will be taking any damage from APs. Late game usually consists of a lot of flash Ulti's and getting your teammates kills.

Galio destroys team fights and usually wins them for his team. Positioning is key on galio though. Getting every single champion on the enemy team is essential and with your tankiness and damage you are able to take the AD below half along with the mid usually. Make sure you never just use your ulti on yourself. You might have another tank on your team actually tanking. Don't just throw your shield around unwittingly because it has a rather long cooldown. His q and e provide easy access to the Ranged AD Carry and he is able to do a lot of AOE damage. Get in and stay in with your shield because no matter who you shield it still heals you.

All of the basics for Galio are pretty simple. Galio is a champ you can really experiment with and he is definitely a bruiser. Galio is allowed to bully everybody out of lane and then survive most gank depending on how well you play as a player. Don't be scared to spam spells and don't be afraid to face the other AP head on because your Q has a very small cooldown with a lot of damage. You will win most fights against APs. Good luck have fun people. Play smart and you win easy. Galio is a dominatrix of all mids and don't forget his auto attacks trololololol.

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