Galio, the Sentinel Sorrow

(Skin shown is ‘Gatekeeper Galio’)

A long time ago, man named Durand created various sentinel’s to guard villages from the ruthless Noxus attacks. But for himself, he had a personal sentinel named Galio. After Durand passed, Galio had no purpose until a young yordle passed by his master’s abode. The yordle was headed towards the city of Demacia, and Galio followed her finding a purpose in his being once more.


Passive: Runic Skin

  • Galio converts 50% of his MR into AP.

Q: Resolute Smite

  • Galio fires a blast from his eyes, dealing AoE  magic damage dealing 80/135/190/245/300 (+60% Ability Power) to enemies near the impact location, and reducing their Movement Speed by 24/28/32/36/40% for 2.5 seconds.

W: Bulwark

  • Galio shields an ally Champion (increasing their armor and MR), and heals for each hit targeted Champion is dealt.
    -Shield: 30/45/60/75/90 MR & Armor
    -Healed for 25/40/55/70/85 (+30% Ability Power). (-20% healing for each consecutive hit)

E: Righteous Gust

  • Galio blows air into a target direction. ALL allies moving in the direction gains movement speed, and ALL enemies (excluding structures) are dealt magic damage.
    -Enemy Damage: 60/105/150/195/240 (+50% Ability Power)
    -Ally Movespeed: 20/28/36/44/52%.




R: Idol of Durand

  • Galio channels for 2 seconds. During the channel, Galio taunts all enemies in a wide circle around him. Galio absorbs a percent of the damage and takes reduced damage during the channel. After the channel, Galio releases the energy dealing magic damage based off of: Damage taken, and AP.
    -Damage % ignored: 50%
    -Damage % converted into damage: 10% up to 360/540/720 (+108% Ability Power)
    -AP ratio: 200/300/400 (+60% Ability Power)

Play Style:

Galio is typically played as a support tank, but has the damage potential of a mid laner. His Q costs a lot of mana, but deals massive damage if hit consecutively by it. Going tanky, and getting MR items really help ramp up the unexpected damage from this tank.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Make sure you W before you use your ultimate, that way you get the full effects of both spells
  • Use your W often if you are up against a poke comp
  • Your E is a great escape and chase mechanic
  • Galio feels pretty slow, make sure you get boots early
  • Mana, get some mana for this mana-hungry tank

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