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League of Legends Build Guide Author alex112342

Assasin Graves

alex112342 Last updated on February 18, 2012
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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.



Offense: 24

Honor Guard

Defense: 6

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello and welcome to my guide for Graves, The Outlaw.
It is my personal opinion for graves .It is good for gangs and escaping in bad times while getting some kills on the way.

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    Role depends on built.A damage dealing built will make you deadly while a defensive built can make you off-tank.
    Two powerfull skills based on dmg.
    Longer fights increase resistances.
    Quickdraw can dodge spells that go in a line or catch up with an enemy.
    Short cooldown on collateral damage.
    Can cut line of sight.
    He hates Twisted Fate.
    COOL shotgun.
    Focused(Well I get focused)
    All spells are area hitting and so easily evaded.
    Assasins kill you.
    Almost no cc(if smoke cloud counts as cc).

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The runes are focused on damage and critical while giving a little survivability.Mark of furor is because with your critical built , you will find it usefull.I don't take runes that give stats per level because i want to make a good start and grab some kills ,because if you advance your items fast, you will have lot's of kills ang gangs and good pushing.

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The masteries are most damage dealing because if you play a little aggresive,you will have your kills and enjoy fast gangs while such masteries can counter the low damage of a defensive built.

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Items are for damage and critical chance with some attack speed.Remember to getbefore .The early helps you farm minions faster and have an advantage.You can change with for some damage but this means you lose 450 health.can be changed with for the armor reduction on basic attacks and some attack speed.At high levels you can sell your boots for another .In 3v3 twisted treeline you can change your for a to get the minions and jungle for the buffs.You can change with a more defensive item like ,or .Personally I prefer for the movement speed, magic resist and health regen.

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Skill Sequence

This skill sequence is chosen because all the skills are the same usefull but if you are more of 1v1 fights and not team fights better max smoke screen last.You do not need to follow this sequence just to have it in mind.

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Summoner Spells

Flash and ignite helps to get champions with low life and reach those who are running away.If don't want flash you can get ghost or exhaust,or if you don't want ignite you can compine flash and ghost for mobility.Remember that exhaust can have defensive uses because it lower damage attack speed and speed.You can get heal for team fights or even solo mid and push.

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Team Work

Gravesis very usefull on team fights because of AoE skills and his charge skill.He can save an ally by cutting an enemy's line of sight.His ultimate skill Collateral damage is hitting one target and then everyone behind him so you can hit your main target and anysquishy or low-life target to help teammates.His smokescreen is a danger zone for enemies in teamfights because you can check/block brushes so no enemy is gonna pass throught this and take a slow and have his line o' sight cutted, so it's usefull even if you don't hit directly that target, much like Akali's twillight zone. Also all your skills pass throught walls so you can help junglers.

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Gravesis an excellent farmer mid and late game .Your skills are really helpfull since Buckshot in hitting a thin but big cone .Smokescreen hits a smole circle but from far away with fast missile speed, it is based on AP thought .Quickdraw provides attack speed and helps you advance a little throught walls and generaly out in the lane .Maybe the best ranged farmer skills in game. Also with your True Grit passive you survive farming alone at lvl 1 or 2 .If you like to have gold and item advantage early i suggest you taking a tiamat early especially when you are playing in Twisted Treeline.

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Creeping / Jungling

While Graves may no jungle early game, he is a powerfull jungler late game.Jungling strategy is almost identcal to lane farming with the exception of your cutted line of sight due to the walls or bushes, so yo must always be aware and have either Smokescreen or Quickdraw ready. Graves can make use of all the buffs out there including the blue(if a caster needs it pass it of course). You can fastly dominate the part of the Jungle you choose but just be sure nobody's hunting you and better keep out of the enemy's Jungle. Also Graves is an awsome anti-jungler mid-game since he can search and hunt down the enemy jungler easily and kill him/steal his creeps.

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Well that's all.Your off-tank or assasin graves is ready for use.This is my first guide so some mistakes may appear.Now go out in the fields of justice and get some cool headshots.