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Free-elo Graves: saving you from bronze [6.16] - recently up

Last updated on August 21, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
9
10
11
13
Ability Key E
6
12
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Graves with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
7
Elise Any champion that can lock you down and insta-burst you is gonna be your worst nightmare. Elise does this especially well with her excessively long-lasting cc. Try to get ahead of Elise and avoid her as much as possible in the mid to late game.
7
Kled Due to his dismount, you cant burst kled which is kind of what graves is all about. Try to get ahead of kled by farming up quick and getting warrior and a vamp scept. If you can get this before kled finishes cleaver, you should be good to go.
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Intro to Graves

Graves is quite a fun champion and is almost always a strong pick for the jungle. Due to the recent changes to jungle camps, graves is now beyond powerful as his insane early clears are now even faster.

GET AHEAD AND STAY AHEAD

and you'll be on your way to diamond in no time!


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How to clear

Kiting camps as graves is pivotal. Remember to aa,q,aa,e,aa to maximize clear speed. Graves has high clear speeds and crazy snowball potential.

I recommend doing a full clear with graves before ganking as this allows you to get your red smite fast. Early graves can easily out jungle almost any jungler except maybe Elise and Udyr because of their incredible sustain.


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Ganking

Ganking with Graves is actually very simple. All you need to do is let your teammates bait an engage or gank from behind. Lead with a well placed w from the fog of war. Use your w in skirmishes to get off an extra aa or 2. Surprise is graves best ally. A flash from a bush into an aa,q,r combo usually allows you to get off your full dps before taking any damage. Use this tactic to take out the backline in a chase through the jungle.


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Teamfights

Play like an adc. Don't stand in the front and don't die. You are likely your teams main damage source at this point so as long as you live, there is hope to win the teamfight. Avoid if possible since graves is better at 1v1s.


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Tips and Tricks

- your e is an aa reset
- you can aa,r,e to anim. canc. the knock back on your ult (do not recommend as this usually results in bad positioning)

when playing against a yasuo, get up in his face and avoid the wind wall. Unload a combo and you should easily kill him and live with over 50% hp.

- snipe anyone you can with your ult but do not use it in 1v1s to execute unless you have plenty of hp to do so.