Gragas Build Guide

How to carry like Santa

Uploader Convalence
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Magic Penetration (+0.87 magic penetration)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Scaling Health (+1.33 health per level (+24 at champion level 18))
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Ability Power (+1.19 ability power)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Ability Power (+4.95 ability power)
Skill Order
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2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
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6 6 6 6
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8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9
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Whats up guys, I am a 1750 player atm, and recently I started to play a lot of Gragas. I know my elo isn't the highest, but I think my gragas mechanics are very strong. Having played about 200 Gragas games, I feel like I've developped an optimal build, that can help new Gragas players easily adapt. I have a couple simple tips and tricks that you can do with Gragas, and I hope you enjoy my first guide! =)[imgsmall=champ/gragas.png]

I don't really think I have to go into much of this, but I will anyways. [highlight]Mark Of Insight:[/highlight] Basically the only choice in ap mid, increases your dmg by about 7% when they have around 40 mr. Best stat wise for an AP mid [highlight]Greater seal of Vitality:[/highlight] Prob the best choice for Ap mid IMO. I don't think gragas needs the mana regen because you already have the mastery+ his W which is indeed very strong, you can switch these seals for [highlight]Greater seal of Resilience[/highlight] if laning vs AD mid. [highlight]Greater Glyph of Potency:[/highlight] This is where I honestly excpect to get flamed. People always ask me "Why do you have flat ap n00b, get Mr or ap per lvl." As I stated many times, I do not believe that you need the EXTRA resistance on a champion like Gragas, especially for a little trick that I will show you guys later. [highlight]Greater Quintessence of Potency:[/highlight] Very self explanatory.

[img=skills/gragas/p.png] Very controversial, but goes hand in hand with your W, imo one of the best passives in the game. W allows you to spam a little more=More hp [img=skills/gragas/q.png] Max this first no questions asked. Main source of poke/wave clear and just overall damage in general [img=skills/gragas/w.png] Max this second. Amazing for lane sustain and just to auto the heck out of people in 1 on 1 situations. [img=skills/gragas/e.png] Max last, but also a very important skill. I will teach you a little trick on how to pick some free kills up early. [img=skills/gragas/r.png] My favourite ult in League of Legends, so very versatile. Very self explanatory, just takes some time getting used to the blast radius/where they get knocked.

[img=items/boots-of-speed.png] [img=items/health-potion3.png] [highlight]100% always[/highlight] Mobility + sustain=Win lane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [img=items/dorans-ring.png][img=items/dorans-ring.png] [highlight]First back[/highlight] I believe Gragas needs a bit of health, and the extra mana regen and Ap is great. This is a must if you're going to go straight damage. You are not building a roa, so the double dorans is pretty essential. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] [highlight]Graggy power[/highlight] There are obviously a reason why I build this first while a lot of other people prefer DFG or abbysal. One reason. HIT YOUR Q's. If you hit your Q's, this item is great, you'll be doing shit loads of damage, clearing waves, and poking the shit out of their team! Can also build [imgsmall=items/abyssal-scepter.png] if you want to be safe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] [highlight]OP slows[/highlight] 2 reasons to really buy this item. [.]Some what strong lane opponent and need some health to sustain [.]Having a difficult time comboing, can help to slow your opponents. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [img=items/deathfire-grasp.png] [highlight]No gragas without this[/highlight] [.] I feel like this item was made for champs like Gragas and veigar. Gragas has an extremely heavy burst, along with a DFG it is great. There is an awesome combo I'm going to talk about later that goes hand in hand with DFG =). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [img=items/zhonyas-hourglass.png] [highlight]I feel like doing some damage[/highlight] I just buy this because I love having the extra damage to poke, but also if you're team isn't half bad, and you pull off a nice zhonias, your team can finish the rest of the other team off while you're a statue =3. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think the rest of the build is pretty self explanatory! =)

I don't have screen shots of videos right now, so I am just going to go with a break down of some cool tricks in words! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [highlight]Level 2 insta nuke[/highlight] THIS is one of the top reasons why I grab so much AP in my runes. THIS. What you have to do is go to your lane and make sure that you hit lvl 2 first. When this happens, your lane opponent will most likely be trying/ about to hit lvl 2. Grag is exceptionally strong at lvl 2. This is why I level my E. What you want to do, is as soon as you hit 2, e in on the opponent and auto at the same time, then q. They will get extremely low so ignite them, If you do not kill them, it means they flashed 90% of the time. I do this every game and it usually results in first blood or an extreme advantage in lane! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [highlight]E Q fun time[/highlight] This trick is pretty easy and helps a lot some times. Usually you have to stop to q but if you e and q at a particular time you can get distance and throw the q about half way along the e to usually land some dirty barrels. pretty easy difficulty. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [highlight]I dont like blinks[/highlight] Also a very easy trick that people generally forget. This is against junglers such as lee sin, fiora, maokai yi, etc. As you know when a champ like lee presses q after hitting you, he ends up where you are. anywhere near tower, it is good to E while he is mid q so he gets into tower range. If you are low level, chances are that will either ammount to a kill with Q or ignite, flash wasted, etc. If you are lvl 6 you probably just earned a kill. If you land R right as his animation ends, congratulations you just landed combo and 3 turrets shots to pick up an easy single off of a 1v2. (I've done this probably about 15 times, it's awesome) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [highlight]Holy shit this is fun[/highlight] I.LOVE.THIS.COMBO. Okay this one takes some getting used to. This can work with DFG or without. Basically in teamfights, or even 1 on 1 circumstances this is awesome. What you do is throw out a barrel, and on about the same spot or in the blas radius of q, throw your ult. Make sure that when your ult goes off you hit your Q to explode it so they have no time to react. This is awesome and can insta kill people =D (DFG while you throw your ult out for optimal dmg) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [highlight]Another awesome combo[/highlight] This one is pretty simple but sounds difficult. Basically you want to R your opponent in a direction where you can get in range with E. When they are in mid air, E to hit them and land the e-q combo I talked about earliar. That also insta nukes people. It also works with DFG if you dfg/ult at the same time for optimal dmg.

I still have some stuff to do with this guide, and I will ALWAYS be updating with pictures and new build advice/tricks. If you want to leave me feedback or want to ask me questions personally, leave it in the comments or add "Convalence" on LoL NA server~

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