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galio

Galio

the Sentinel's Sorrow
Armor:26.88(+3.5 per level)
Health:577.8 (+85 per level)
Magic Resist:32.1 (+1.25 per level)
Health Regen:8.71 (+0.75 per level)
Attack Damage:61.97 (+3.375 per level)
MP:369 (+47 per level)
Attack Speed:0.638 (+1.2% per level)
MP Regen:6 (+0.8 per level)
Movement:335

Abilities

Runic Skin

Runic Skin

Galio gains Ability Power equal to 50% of his total Magic Resist.
Resolute Smite

Resolute Smite

Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 ManaCooldown: 7 secondsRange: 940
Galio fires a concussive blast from his eyes. Enemies hit take 80/135/190/245/300 (+60% Ability Power) magic damage and are slowed by 24/28/32/36/40% for 2.5 seconds.
Bulwark

Bulwark

Cost: 60 ManaCooldown: 13 secondsRange: 800
Galio protects a friendly champion for 4 seconds, increasing their Armor and Magic Resist by 30/45/60/75/90.

Each time the ally takes damage, Galio is healed for 25/40/55/70/85 (+30% Ability Power). Bulwark heals for 20% less for each consecutive hit.
Righteous Gust

Righteous Gust

Cost: 60/65/70/75/80 ManaCooldown: 13/12/11/10/9 secondsRange: 1180
Galio unleashes a gust of concussive wind that deals 60/105/150/195/240 (+50% Ability Power) magic damage to enemies in its path. A directional draft then remains for 5 seconds, increasing the Movement Speed of allies following it by 30/35/40/45/50%.
Idol of Durand

Idol of Durand

Cost: 100 ManaCooldown: 150/135/120 secondsRange: 560
Galio channels for 2 seconds, taunting nearby foes and blocking 50% of incoming damage.

After channeling, Galio deals 200/300/400 (+60% Ability Power) magic damage to surrounding enemies, plus an additional 10% damage for each attack he suffered while channeling, up to a max of 360/540/720 (+108% Ability Power) damage (80% bonus damage).

Tips for Allies

  • Placing Bulwark on an ally under attack is a good way to regain Health.
  • Righteous Gust can be useful for charging opponents or escaping pursuers.
  • You can significantly increase the damage potential of Idol of Durand by using it when multiple enemies are close.

Tips for Enemies

  • Avoid attacking Galio's allies while they are Bulwarked, since your attacks will be less effective and will heal Galio.
  • Avoid bunching up with allies when Galio is nearby.
  • Interrupting Galio while he channels Idol of Durand will free any allies he's taunting.

Lore

''There is no such thing as redemption. Only penance.''

Long before the regulation of magic, mages experimented with the creation of artificial life. Now forbidden, instilling golems with reason was once not so uncommon a practice amongst the more expert of craftsmen. One such visionary was the Demacian artificer, Durand. Peerless at crafting sentient beings, Durand's constructs served as tireless guardians for the border towns of his beloved city-state, affording them protection from their Noxian neighbors. For his own defense, however, Durand kept his magnum opus: Galio. This mighty construct - forged in the image of a gargoyle - kept him safe on his journeys, allowing him to perform his important work without fear of reprisal from those hostile to his homeland. That is, until dealing with his taxing sentinels finally roused the ire of the Noxian High Command.

As Durand crossed the Howling Marsh with his masterwork in tow, he was set upon by Noxian assassins in force. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, Galio looked on in horror as the murderers cut down his charge, executing him swiftly before vanishing back into the mists. Stripped of his reason for being, Galio despaired. For years he remained in solitude, standing vigil over the bones of the master he had failed to protect... a literal monument to his own everlasting shame.

Then, one nondescript day, a sad but determined yordle girl carrying a mighty Demacian crown stopped in the shadow of the great statue to rest. Hidden in plain sight from his unsuspecting visitor, Galio studied the forlorn yordle. She looked as though she too shouldered a tremendous burden. As quietly and as stoically as she had arrived, she departed in the direction of Demacia. This encounter lit a spark in Galio's eye. Remembering the cause that his master had died defending, Galio arose from his silent purgatory and followed in the wake of this brave creature. He had a new reason to live: to fight for the will of Demacia.

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