Close and Personal
Hello! I'm a Graves main here in NA with 300K+ on post rework Graves. I picked him up shortly after the rework since I found his auto mechanic interesting. Not long after I got addicted to his close-quarters play style and overall theme.
Graves is currently a middle ground champ in a decent spot. With the jungle rework and changes to armor penetration items, Graves has fierce competition in the upper echelons of the elo realm. However, he can still excel as a carry for the lower end of the spectrum.
In general, Graves is a sustain marksman/bruiser hybrid that relies on strong kiting and positioning. In the top lane he succeeds as a split pushing lane bully, forcing opponents under tower with his oppressive wave clear and range. When jungling, he provides strong counter jungling and dueling potential, but poor ganking due to the lack of cc.