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Graves Build Guide by Primus LAS

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Primus LAS

Tankbuster Graves [Top Lane]

Primus LAS Last updated on October 14, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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9
Ability Key Q
4
14
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18
Ability Key W
2
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Graves with this build

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Sion Maybe the easiest lane atm, he is sooooo slow right now, his Q? takes centuries to land properly all you gotta do is E away or simply walk, W? 2 or 3 auto attacks and its gone, E? dodge it with your own E, and here comes the funny part, the ult, when he ults you just E to a side and watch him smack his head to the wall. Its really funny to do, dont fear him and get your anti-tank kit fast, push like crazy btw.
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Introduction

Hello everyone my name is Federico, also known as Primus here in League, im from Argentina, im a Season 1 player who made it to diamond and mains Jungle, Top and Mid lanes. I Play on Latin America South server (hell itself by the way :P).

Anyway, im here to share with you guys of allover the world the AWESOME idea i had one day, that idea was to bring the badass Outlaw to my dear top lane, sounds bad doesent it?
I will show you why it´s not bad at all, starting with your passive:

Your passive will be a KEY component of tankbusting, because, you are pretty tanky yourself too, this passive transforms this humble ADC in a brutal tank piercing bruiser, because you can FIGHT them in melee range without worrying about your HP very much.

Next: your Q:

Your Buckshot (Q) will be the second part of your melee reaper skills

Why is that?

Because at the bot lane for example, this ability will not be 100% effective most of the times, they will always be far away (unless you want to focus that lovely leona who wants to hug you). The ability procs better when all 3 bullets hit you, and that is easier to do in melee range, thats why i bring this dude to the top lane, when an enemy tries to use a gap closer to get to you, you just buckshot his face and run away, of course poking him/her with basic attacks and a Quickdraw (E) forward if you think you win the fight.

So, this guide begins, have fun as i did making it, and enjoy!


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

- Tanky as hell because of his passive.
- Farms like a boss, even more with Ruunan´s Hurricane.
- Can deal with tanks, and also can deal with squishies, if built properly.
- Mobile as hell with the cooldown reduction of Ruunan´s Hurricane on his E.
- Persistent chaser, and good escape mechanics.

Cons:

- Certain champs like Teemo, Yasuo, Swain and others have ability kits that can mow you down.
- He looks like Nicholas Cage in "A new dawn" :/


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Items

Blade of the ruined king:

This will help against those punks who build just armor and HP, this is your piercing tool generally.

Last Whisper

The 2nd piercing tool, this shreds those armor addicts, you dont want to get this early game unless its absolutely necesary.

Mercury Treads

This are always good for persistance, and you will have to be persistent, the CC reduces and your bravery grows, nevertheless you can replace this boots with the Berserker ones (attack speed) but i recomend this ones because of the CC reduction and that little bit of magic resist.

Frozen Mallet

One of the main items of this build, you shoot, shoot, shoot and more shoot your foes, without anything they can do about it, in a matter of chase you are a beast, a beast who slowly takes your HP down (or fast, depending on how fed you are :P), this is also useful for those chasers like nidalee for example, you shoot her once and run away, and repeat the proces until you reach your fountain.

Ruunan´s Hurricane

Farm 101, this beauty will help you push like an animal, and rise your gold like an elevator, plus, on teamfight you bust not only tanks, but everything its on it sides, this item is not very popular, however i find it really good, you can always sell it late game when changing your items, but early/mid game this will be a very awesome item.

PD: Your Quickdraw will have practically NO cooldown with this item, because those mini arrows it throws count to your cooldown reduction as basic attacks.


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The End

I hope you enjoyed the guide i made for you, you will have a lot of fun i can asure you that. If i had any mistake (language, my english is not the best right now i think) or if you have suggestions just let me know in the comments.

(By the way, the guide works in twisted treeline too, personally tried it and works like a charm).

Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina!