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Graves Build Guide by Dablood
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I would like to start off with an introduction of myself. My name is Dak, I am a young student in High School and I was in low platinum last season. I'm known mostly for my graves in bot lane but I can play him in 2 roles. Graves is my personal favorite champion here in this game.. because he is pretty much the champion that I am best at out of all my other champions and is considered freelo to me.
Hope you enjoy! :D
In Laning phase, play as passively as possible until your supp wants you to go ham. If your support is passive then play passively until you can get your full combo and slowly become more aggressive but keep farming at a reasonable pace. Don't auto to drop a minion to last hit hp, let the minions do that so you don't force the wave into the enemy turret. At around level 3, start to ward the river to stay safe against ganks by the enemy jungler. Once you have 1300g - 1700g, go back to the nexus well and purchase a B.F. Sword as well as pots or boots if you have the extra gold. When you have your increased damage item, play more aggresive but also make sure that you are last hitting creeps.at around level 6 go ham on the enemy bot laners when they make a dumb move to put them in their place and also to get ahead. On second back you should have the full Duskblade of Drak'thar. After you get to lane go ham as **** on the enemy until their jungler is bottom side.
When in the enemy base, try to get ALL of the inhibitors as you can without overstaying and end up dying. If you clear inhibitors as a group, you will be able to pressure their base and force them to stay in it. This also allows your team to roam the jungle freely and take baron or Elder Dragon without dificulty.
Graves can just about go toe to toe with almost all champions and win. Some of the only ones that he cant do that to are champions that can literally do what graves does to you but worse. Graves has the movement from his E as well as the stacking armor passive from each proc of it stacking to 4 times allows him to be both super tanky in all sorts of fight as well as burst master. Graves can manuever around wind walls or regular walls with his dash to give himself an advantage when dueling someone, this also allows him to escape or engage in on a fight.
If you get a hold of Graves' burst combo and land them, he can single out almost any target within range and completely devour them.