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Threats to Graves with this build
|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.|
|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.|
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.