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Gragas - Can't Handle the Grag

Last updated on July 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Gragas is a very fun but very unique Champion in LoL. He is often overlooked in the role of a tanky caster by other Champions such as Mordekaiser or Rumble, but can actually be very viable in an organized team.

I do NOT play Gragas as a pure tank, and actually go straight AP besides AotL. If you follow this guide, your barrels will be able to dish out large amounts of damage, especially to squishy Champs. You will end with about 2.7k health as a result of the items, but you will NOT be a tank.

I find that Gragas does best in a solo lane, for example, whenever your team has a jungler. You get a sufficient farm, and your barrels are great in a 2v1 lane. You can also go the middle lane, but I would recommend your primary caster or AD carry to go mid.

Pros-

    Long Lane Survivability
    Lots of Nuke Damage
    Great Chaser
    Disrupts other Team

Cons-
    Must Nail Skills Shots
    Tricky to Place Ult
    Requires Large Farm


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Runes & Masteries

I use typical caster runes for Gragas while many others may disagree. I do not carry ANY health runes on my Gragas build, because I am not a tank. I take magic pen reds, Mp5 yellows, and flat AP blues and quints. With your Doran's Rings you are going to start with 40 AP which is great to start with.

My masteries are also for a typical caster, running a 9/0/21 set.

I run Flash and Teleport as my summoner spells, although other can be viable.

Ones that are fine-

    Ignite- Perfectly fine for a little bit early game damage, however I prefer not taking it as the damage falls late game.

    Exhaust- Also fine, but I find Gragas has good chasing and doesn't really need the blind, so its personal preference.

    Clarity- Gragas is very mana thirsty for the first levels, so I could see where you would want some more mana, but again the skill loses utility with time.


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Skill Sequence

Obviously, your barrel throw will be your main source of damage output, and it is critical that you master throwing it out to where it will hit the maximum number of people.