Graves Build Guide

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Uploader bigempct
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Armor Penetration (+1.28 armor penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
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Hello! Im bigempct and im bringing you a guide for Graves today, I decided to make a guide for Graves because hes an insanely awesome character and he is what got me to 2k ELO! [highlight]- My Stats in Season 2! -[/highlight] [highlight]-My Ranked ELO-[/highlight] [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/36HYE.jpg] [highlight]-My Graves Stats-[/highlight] [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/6ikwA.png] Graves is one of the awesomest AD Carry there is especially because of his kit that riot made for him. He is also awesome because Graves is a duelist. A quick explanation about what he has: for one he has a DOUBLE BARREL Shotgun which is pretty sick, he can throw a smokebomb and blind your enemy's, he has a skill that allows him to dash away from danger also dash through cliffs and small walls, and lastly he has a little torpedo shot that explodes in your face! This kit makes Graves an awesome AD Carry to play!

[highlight]6/24[/highlight] - Added a section for going against other AD Carries. [highlight]6/24[/highlight] - Added some screenshots. [highlight]6/24[/highlight] - Added Support comps with Graves. [highlight]6/25[/highlight] - Added Item Builds Section. Will add videos in a later time.

[highlight]Starting Items:[/highlight][img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/health-potion3.png]or[img=items/dorans-blade.png] [highlight]Core Items:[/highlight][img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/dorans-blade.png][img=items/dorans-blade.png][img=items/vampiric-scepter.png][img=items/bf-sword.png] These items are core for Graves and most AD Carries. After you get these items it comes down to the way your game is going and you decide what you want to build your [img=items/bf-sword.png] into. In most cases I usually build my [img=items/bf-sword.png] into an [img=items/infinity-edge.png] because I like the big amounts of damage that it offers. Compared to a [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png] it doesn't offer the big amounts of damage and crits. So in most cases I would build an Inifinity Edge over Bloodthirster. The only reason to build into a Bloodthirster is if your constantly getting out harassed and your support can't heal you then you should build a Bloodthirster. [highlight]End game build:[/highlight][img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/phantom-dancer.png][img=items/the-bloodthirster.png][img=items/last-whisper.png][img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] or [img=items/guardian-angel.png] depending on the enemies team comp. [img=items/phantom-dancer.png] is a must Graves. This item offers attack speed, Crits, and movement speed. It allows Graves to be more mobile and get to objectives faster. [img=items/last-whisper.png] is a must on all AD Carries not just Graves. It allows you to penetrate enemies Armor and it also offers great amounts of damage. [img=items/quicksilver-sash.png] is optional depending if the enemy team comp has a lot of CC or not. [img=items/guardian-angel.png] get this if your constantly getting focused hard and if the enemy team has small amounts of CC.

[highlight]Match-Ups:[/highlight] [img=champ/ashe.png] - In this match up Ashe is fairly easy because her base stats aren't the greatest. Against Ashe you should harass a lot try to E in and Q her in the face. She is pretty weak early on so force her to last hit under tower and W her so she cant see creeps. [img=champ/caitlyn.png] - This match up is fairly difficult. Caitlyn's laning phase is really difficult because of her range and utility. But for this match up try to gap close on her unless she has a very aggressive support then becareful. Also for this match up try to make smart trades, don't extend too much when you try to exchange. Cait is very aggressive early on and will use her range to an advantage so take the range away from her and gap close it. [img=champ/corki.png] - Corki is difficult to deal with. Mainly because of his W. He plays like Tristana but his lategame is super scary. Just gap close and harass against Corki and you should be fine. Try to make him blow his E before you go in tho because it could be deadly. [img=champ/kogmaw.png] - Kog'maw can be a weird match up because if u gapclose on him and his slows you and kites you, it could be difficult so you should try to get an aggressive support against Kog. [img=champ/missfortune.png] - Miss Fortune is a very strong AD carry early game. She hurts really hard and is pretty good at dueling also so you should harass and not go all in against her right away. Get MF low then go in for the all in blows. [img=champ/vayne.png] - This match-up is fairly fun. Against Vayne you mainly gap close and beat on her because she needs to kite. Against a Vayne avoid going by walls and stuff. Her late game is scary so like Trist try to end her career early! [img=champ/ezreal.png] - Ezreal is a pretty annoying match up. Against an Ezreal its fairly just poke you cant really all in against an Ezreal unless he decides to All In against you because he could just run away if you try to all in against him. [img=champ/sivir.png] - Just farm, and kill her if she uses her shield. Her late game is not as strong as graves so you should win late game if your team is good. [img=champ/tristana.png] - Tristana's early game isn't the best but is fairly hard to kill because of her Jump. Tristana's lategame is really scary so try to hurt and win against her as early as you can and get the lead. [img=champ/twitch.png] - Twitch isn't the best in lane so go in and harass twitch as much as you can. Its super easy to ALL In against a Twitch if he is visable and not in stealth. If he is stealth and he comes out of stealth early on don't fight him just back out because he gets an attack speed bonus and is really deadly early on. Also watch out for level 1 Stealth because if he stacks his passive and ignite it becomes really deadly. [img=champ/urgot.png] - Urgot is a weird match up because you don't see that many Urgots. Against an Urgot you should last hit as best as you can and dodge his E's because if he gets them on you it could be deadly. [img=champ/draven.png] - Draven match ups are fairly scary. Against a Draven he is pretty difficult to beat because he does so much early but if you see his axe stop spinning go in and harass him. [img=champ/varus.png] - Varus is fairly hard. He has a long range poke and has healing reduction. He also has a deadly slow. Against a Varus try to dodge his Qs and farm as best as you can if you have a aggressive support try to work something out with your support

[highlight]Supports:[/highlight] [img=champ/alistar.png] - Alistar is fairly good with graves but I don't like it that much. But with this support mainly just farm and wait until he goes in. [img=champ/blitzcrank.png] - Blitzcrank is the funnest to have if you are graves because if your blitzcrank is good, you guys can rape face. [img=champ/janna.png] - Janna is fairly good with graves because you can kite well with Janna and its really easy to All In with Janna. Her shield is like a moving BF sword and you get some nice CC tornadoes. [img=champ/karma.png] - Don't really get support Karmas, so its hard to talk about having a Karma support, but with a Karma support just harass and bait your enemy. [img=champ/leona.png] - Leona is really good with Graves because of her CC, Burst, and her passive. All in with Leona whenever you get the chance. [img=champ/lulu.png] - Lulu support with Graves isn't that good. You can't all in that well with Lulu but its a really poke heavy lane if you have Lulu. [img=champ/lux.png] - Lux is a great support to have for harassing. With Lux just wait for her snares and poke and when they are low enough All In and burst them down. [img=champ/nunu.png] - Nunu is mainly a farm lane. Just harass and farm with a Nunu you can't really all in like crazy with a Nunu support. [img=champ/sona.png] - Sona Support with Graves is so fun. You harass all day long and when they get low you All In. Also when they engage you Sona can ult and you can do a full combo and 1 Shot someone with a Sona Support. [img=champ/soraka.png] - Soraka support is just a harass and farm lane. All you do is farm farm farm and harass harass harass with a Soraka and wait for ganks. [img=champ/taric.png] - Taric support with graves is probably one of the best choices. These 2 champions kits are good together. In this comp Taric basically stuns, shatters, and ults and you unleash your full combo on the enemy and they are basically KOed.

[imgext=http://i.imgur.com/9Jyqr.jpg] [highlight]Marks[/highlight] - Armor Pen because it helps with exchanging because most AD Carries run Armor Runes. [highlight]Seals[/highlight] - Armor [highlight]Glyphs[/highlight] - Flat MR [highlight]Quints[/highlight] - Flat AD

[title][img=skills/graves/p.png] Passive: True Grit[/title] [number]Graves gains 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 bonus Armor and Magic Resist every second he remains in combat (stacks up to 10 times). Graves is treated as in combat if he has dealt or taken damage in the last 4 seconds. [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This passive is extremely powerful. It is what makes Graves an awesome champion. It makes Graves an awesome duelist. Try to force fights when you get 10 stacks on your passive because your enemy won't expect the amount of armor and MR you gain from this. [title][img=skills/graves/q.png] Q: Buckshot [/title] [number]Graves shoots three bullets in a cone, each dealing 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+80% of attack damage) physical damage to all enemies in their path. Enemies hit with multiple bullets take 25% damage from each additional bullet. Cooldown 12/11/10/9/8 seconds Cost 60/75/70/75/80 mana Range 750[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Buckshot is what makes graves graves. This skill is what makes Graves the best AD Duelist because it chunks your enemy out of nowhere. Graves Q is like ashe's W but more damage only downside is that its range isn't that great. This skill is better if you use it right in your enemy's face. [title][img=skills/graves/w.png] W: Smoke Screen[/title] [number]Graves fires a smoke canister dealing 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+60% of ability power) magic damage on impact and creating a smoke cloud at the location that lasts (5) seconds. Enemies inside the cloud have their sight radius reduced and are slowed by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 % while they remain in the cloud. Cooldown 20/19/18/17/16 seconds Cost 70/75/80/85/90 mana Range 300[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Smokescreen is a skill like no other. This skill is pretty sick because it blinds your enemy when they walk in it. It is a useful skill in dueling situations and helps you get away from ganks easily. Also this skill is extremely useful in team fights because a good smokescreen can leave your enemies confused a fuqq. [title][img=skills/graves/e.png] E: Quickdraw[/title] [number]Graves dashes forward gaining 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 % increased Attack Speed for 4 seconds. Each of his basic attacks lowers the cooldown of Quickdraw by 1 second. Cooldown 22/20/18/16/14 seconds Cost 50/50/50/50/50 mana[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This skill is basically a steroid. It gives Graves an extreme amount of attack speed which helps him win duels almost all the time. Also its great for escaping ganks and kiting your opponents. A neat trick with this skill is that you can go through small walls and cliffs. [title][img=skills/graves/r.png] R: Collateral Damage[/title] [number]Graves fires off an explosive shell dealing 250 / 375 / 500 (+150% of attack damage) physical damage to the first enemy champion hit. After hitting a champion or reaching the end of its range, Collateral Damage deals 150 / 275 / 400 (+120% of attack damage) physical damage in a cone behind the target. Cooldown 80/70/60 seconds Cost 100 mana Range 700[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Graves ultimate is so sick. Its like a little torpedo that explodes in your enemy's face. The range on this skill is really far and its good for a sniping skill. It does tons of AOE damage! Its basically like Miss Fortunes ultimate but instead of overtime its instant KAPOW.

[highlight]For Skill Order:[/highlight] Mainly max R first obviously because its his ultimate. Secondly max Q because it is so great for dueling and farming. Thirdly max E because it can help you escape sticky situations and helps greatly in dueling also. Lastly max W because it isn't as important as the other 3 skills but it still is pretty important.

[highlight]Early Game:[/highlight] - Try to exchange as much as you can because its graves - Try to last hit as best as you can - Harass with Q when your enemy is really close and tries to go in for CS - Think of what you want first IE or BT - When your enemies go in for CS try to auto attack them and poke

[highlight]Mid Game:[/highlight] - Be there for objectives in case of team fights - Have at least your first important item done - Position yourself when team fights happen

[highlight]Late Game:[/highlight] - Should have a decent build done - Still position yourself well in team fights - Should have a extreme amount of farm racked up - Grab some Elixirs if you have to - Lastly be ready to rape the enemy team TIP - An AD Carry is a teams most prized possession going into late game. So the way you position yourself and the amounts of hits you deal to your enemy team is EXTREMELY important going into late game.

Thanks for reading my first guide that I have ever written and im happy that its on Solomid.net! Also I hope this guide helps people reading it and learn graves !!!! Also if you have any comments comment below or add me ingame bigempct! P.S. Graves is the best AD Carry Ever :)! [highlight]Special thanks to BaconSoup,Kaede Hikaru,Thth,DotaProism,Boogleboogle for helping me fix up the guide a bit! (Will add more names once more suggestions are made)[/highlight]

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