Graves Build Guide by Temple_Knight

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Temple_Knight

Graves-That was a warning shot [How to AD carry]

Temple_Knight Last updated on October 25, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Graves, The Outlaw- That was a warning shot [How to AD carry]

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Things have to Do

    Edit Graves in properly.. once he's on mobafire...(done)
    find a proper last item
    Edit Skill Sequence ..again once Graves is on mobafire.
    Need to edit my grammer and spelling( i know i have bad spelling and grammer xD ill work on it )

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Story Of the Outlaw

Malcolm Graves was born in the back of a Bilgewater tavern and left there with a bottle of spiked milk. He survived a childhood in the pirate-run slums using every dirty trick in the book. Intent on building a new life for himself, he stowed away on the first ship to the mainland he could sneak aboard. However, the grim realities of the world forced him to eke out an unsavory living in the underground of various city-states, jumping the border whenever things got too hot. At a particularly high-stakes game of cards, he found himself seated opposite Twisted Fate. They both flipped four aces on the final hand. It was the first time either conman had met his equal. The two formed an alliance, swindling marks at the tables and scrapping back-to-back in the alleys afterward. Together, they ran the streets – stacking chips, decks, and charges.

Unfortunately Graves made the mistake of hustling a hefty sum from Dr. Aregor Priggs, a high-ranking Zaunite official and businessman. When Priggs discovered how he'd been played, he became obsessed with revenge. He learned about Twisted Fate's all-consuming desire to control magic and he promptly offered him a trade: serve Graves up in exchange for enrollment in a procedure which would grant his wish. Twisted Fate took the deal – both he and Graves knew the stakes of their arrangement, but the offer was too good. Once acquired, Priggs had Graves taken to a special location built to hold men whose crimes – or more precisely their punishments – were meant to stay off the books. Graves endured years of captivity at the hands of Zaun's most unscrupulous wardens before he managed to escape. One of his fellow detainees introduced him to an eccentric gunsmith who modified a shotgun exactly to his specifications. After he paid a visit to Priggs, Graves joined the League of Legends with two targets in his sights: Twisted Fate and payback.

''They got a saying in the locker: ain't got nothin' but time to plan.''

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Pros / Cons

good early game
good late game
heavy harasser
good farmer
AoE Ult

targeted first
can be mana hungry if you spam your skills
Slow movment
only has 1 okay escape if played right.

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Skill Sequence

This skill is pretty nice early and late game. for how ever long your in battle you GAIN incresed ARMOR and MAGIC RESISTwhat more can you ask for to help you sustain in lane longer?

This is your MAIN skill. your Dmg output with this skill almost rivals Caitlyn's Piltover Peacemaker , the only thing she has on Graves is Range, other then that your pretty evenly match against her.

This skill is a pretty good for setting up ganks or for even getting away.
What this dose is it lowers your enemys line of sight just like Nocturne's Ult where it kills your line of vistion.

Quickdraw gives you a Attack speed buff and lets you dash whatever direction you want. It last for a few seconds but also shortins the cool down on it when you auto-attck.
this skill is kinda like Caitlyn's 90 Caliber Net but you go forward not backwards xD

okay so this skill is probubly my altime favorite skill in LoL, Its FLASHY,AWESOME and has HIGH DPSout put. going head to head against anyone you will be garentee a win or close to a win. i usualy use this skill when my enemy is about half HP then pop them with a Buckshot to end them. But thats just me .

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Masteries & Runes

My masteries for Graves is usaly 21/0/9 takingall attack and armor pen in the offenciv tree and taking 1 point in natural buff duration.

in some cases u can probubly go 9/21/0 if you like, but i dont strongly recomend that.

For runes i take
9x Greater Mark of Desolation
9x Greater Seal of Armor
9x Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
3x Greater Quint of Desolation (my bb codes not woking -.- sorry about this ...)

some people may ask why flat Armor and MR, the reson being is MOST OF LOL PLAYERS have eather Magic pen runes or Armor pen runes, so why not have a little more resistanc for an early game, and with that Armor and MR stacking with your True Grit it's very nice early game .

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Summoner Spells

Flash is a prett good skill i would have to say, most ppl use it for getting away or
chasing so i would recomend this or Ghost as an alternitiv if your not a fan of flash.

Now , most AD carrys take this no matter what, its good for slowing down enemys to catch them,its good for getting your enemey to miss you a hole bunch as well or reduse there dmg .
in all facts i would just say take this with ya ^.^

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okay for items i open up with a Doran's Blade and i usualy maintain my lane till i get about 2k gold unless i need to go back. After i go back with my 2k i buy a B. F. Sword and Boots of Speed then i go back to my mid lane or bot lane, and then farm and maintain my lane till i gain another 2k gold. once i go back for a second time i finish off my boots and turn them in to Berserker's Greaves and turn my B.F sword in to The Black Cleaver once done that, i eather grab a second B. F. Sword or a Vampiric Scepter and try to rush my The Bloodthirster as fast as i can for that life steal and heavy dmg. Now dipending on how well im doing ill eather grap a Zeal just for the bonus movment speed so im not so slow xD or ill grab a 3 B. F. Sword and turn it into a Infinity Edge now ill be critting and doing massive critical dmg. and for the last itme .. im still not to sure on if anyone has any thoughts plz put them in . i usualy grab a Frozen Mallet or i though of grabing a GA just so i wouldnt lose my god like title or any title, its also pretty good for the MR and Armor

So this is the order you would get your items in.

Doran's Blade--> Boots of Speed--> B. F. Sword--> Berserker's Greaves--> The Black Cleaver--> Vampiric Scepter--> The Bloodthirster--> B. F. Sword--> Infinity Edge--> Zeal--> Phantom Dancer--> Phage--> Frozen Mallet Or--> Guardian Angel

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Farming: If you do end up going solo mid or top try to make sure u last hit AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, you want to have a HIGH CS, the more CS the more MONEY , the faster your build comes along.

even with a partner in lane ALWAYS,ALWAYS try to last shot, every Gold coin counts... unless ur stuck with nasus.. then let him far his Q xD

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Alright so this is my First build i actualy used BB codes with , and actualy put the time and effort in to make. so plz give me some feed back and tell me what you think should be done, or even message me and let me knwo what i can do to change this guide to help other players to the full potential or Graves.

Temple out