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Dec 13, 2014

Galio's W vs New Towers



Galio, sporting an extremely mediocre popularity rate of 1.3% has generally been very "out of the meta" for a while now, despite still having a relatively high win rate.

In Preseason 5, Riot nerfed Athene's Unholy Grail, arguably the most cornerstone of Galio's item set. However, despite a minor win rate drop, it seems that as a niche pick, Galio is still very good, sitting at a >51% at the moment.

Against champions like Udyr, Nautilus, and Hecarim he clearly suffers from a strong lack of effectiveness, but in teams without specialized low CD stunners, he remains an amazing source of CC and initiation.

Galio VS New Towers

Anyway, to the heart of the post: Earlier today Person64923 posted up a very interesting observation that I hadn't thought about before, so I figured it would be good to highlight it. Apparently, due to the way that the new Towers hits faster in weaker increments, Galio's shield that grants him magic resist/armor while healing him upon every hit makes him nearly invulnerable to turrets while it's on.

Check out the video below!

Thoughts? Want to play some more Galio now? Comment below!

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  1. CommonSenseGuyDecember 13, 2014

    Galio jungle is also viable!

  2. calico jonesDecember 13, 2014

    I've tried it a few times. His ganks are strong, but his clears aren't the best.

  3. I love Galio, but people think that i'm trolling when i pick him. Do you think he's better on top or mid ?

  4. Pair him with Kalista and go to town

  5. you can make almost every champ with sustain a decent jungler with trailblazer now.

  6. calico jonesDecember 14, 2014

    I guess there are always tradeoffs in the jungle

  7. To quote a superhero: "EEEVIL!"

  8. i just tried this in a game. i was at 1/4 health and had the entire enemy team following me, ran under their tower and W and healed myself while i kept running, then hourglassed, by that time, my W cd had reset and i ran around in the tower some more healing again, all the while, my team is cleaning up and getting kills. i have a feeling riot will rid of this soon cause that is really broken.

  9. BoltOfSpadesJanuary 06, 2015

    I WISH people would play Galio more.


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