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Diamond 1 EUW Graves Jungle Guide with stream

KamiKZ Last updated on October 15, 2018
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Rank #1 NA Tarzaned Graves Jun

Graves Build

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
Bonus:

+14 ability power or +8.4 attack damage, adaptive and +5.5% attack speed

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Jungle Role
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Jungle Role
Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R


Threats to Graves with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
2
Jarvan IV This match up is Graves favored. Jarvan´s main sorce of damage is his E + Q + AA combo and you can dodge that with your E. You should always be able to 1v1 Jarvan as Graves.
2
Sejuani This match up is Graves favored. You can easy 1v1 Seju since Seju is only a tank with cc and no damage. As soon as you get black cleaver, seju should be no problem for you as Graves.
2
Gragas This match up is Graves favored. You can always dodge some of Gragas damage with your E which means you should always be able to 1v1 Gragas in the early game.
2
Zac This match up is Graves favored. You should be able to always fight Zac at all stages of the game because he is just a tank with a little bit of cc and pretty much got no cc. Try to invade him early and contest some of his camps. Respect his cc though and respect priority on lanes since this might be the difference between surviving and doing a succesfull invade or dieing and giving the enemy team a free kill.
2
Twitch This match up is Graves favored. You should always be able to fight twitch 1v1 as long as you find him. Try to track him down and contest his camps. Oracle lense is a good item against his stealth mode in Q so you are able to track his pathing.
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Introduction

Who is KamiKZ ?



Hello Guys I am KamiKZ better known as KamiKhaZix



I am live streaming on Twitch: Twitch.tv/kami_khazix if you have any questions about League of legends or my Graves guide feel free to join my stream and ask me there (If you type in english, I will respond in english)
- I have been playing league of legends since season 5
- season 5: Riven/Irelia two trick, peak platinum 1
- season 6: Kha Zix One Trick Pony, 500 games, peak diamond 4
- season 7: Kha, Hecarim & skarner main Peak Diamond 2
- season 8: 50% winrate with Graves, 60 games, and currently diamond 1
I also have 80% winrate on graves, 70 games on my Diamond 5 smurf FNC Maria

I have over 200 games in total of Graves Jungle, so I know how Graves jungle works

my account:
http://euw.op.gg/summoner/userName=iatk

my smurf account:
http://euw.op.gg/summoner/userName=fnc+maria


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Graves Pros & Cons

Pros:
S tier jungler
Always good no matter what your team comp is
Good healthy clear
Good carry potential
Strong in soloQ
High damage
Fun champion - fun kit
One of the few ranged junglers that actually works
Good in 1v1
Good at kiting
Good at taking scuttle

Cons:
No cc
Brings nothing to a team wombo combo
Weak vs peel comps


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Runes

In terms of runes you have 3 options

The most common and the one I recommend is Fleetfoot Work

-Fleetfootwork Best Graves NA ft. Tarzaned

-Dark Harvest Dark Harvest Challenger video with Tarzaned

-Press The Attack Rank 1 VS Rank 2 Graves Jungle with Press The Attack video ft. Tarzaned

Each of theese keystones have their pros and cons and they can all be your "best option" depending on what your teamp comp needs

Fleetfootwork is good for kiting and sustain

Dark harvest works really well against a squishy team or if you have a scaling team comp

I recommend trying out all 3 options on Graves and see for yourself what you enjoy the most and what you feel like works best for you


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Vietnameese Build path

Tarzaned recently played a Vietnameese players build


Vietnameese players op.gg

Runes

Ability upgrades

Build

Tarzaned YT video playing this new vietnameese build on Graves (Challenger gameplay)


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Levi Graves Jungle 78% winrate Challenger video

This video can help you understand the mindset of Levi when he is playing Jungle and how he is playing Graves jungle in season 8 and how he got such a high winrate (78% winrate) in challenger and why/how he achieved rank #1 on NA as a jungle main

Levi Graves Jungle 78% winrate season 8 video

If you wanna learn how to graves jungle in s8 from the Rank 1 NA jungle main LEVI, then this video is for you.

In this video, you'll learn 3 jungle tips that Levi uses to achieve a 78% win rate and close out games with graves:

1. How to jungle path

Each game of LoL is different. In order to become the best jungler possible, you need to understand which jungle path is best suited for each situation.

In this game, Levi decides to start red. Even though he doesn't get as good of a leash, this decision is what allows him to snowball and win the game.

2. How to balance ganking + farming

This is a problem many low elo junglers struggle with. If you wanna improve this skill, you have to get good at recognizing gank opportunities that are 100% guaranteed.

In this video, I show you how Levi chooses which lanes to gank that result in a kill/blown summoner spell. Doing this allows levi to stay ahead in farm of Camille while still applying pressure for his laners.

3. How to close out games when you're ahead

Once Levi has secured a lead, his next goal is to take as many objectives as possible.

He does this using what I like to call "The Lawn Mower Method." This method will show you which objectives to take so that you can end the game as soon as possible when you have the lead.


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How to escape plat with Graves Jungle

Escaping platinum elo with Graves Jungle

This video is a video of Tarzaned coaching a platinum elo jungler how to play jungle

The video consists of Graves gameplay with live coaching from Rank #1 NA player (Tarzaned)

In this video you will learn macro from the best player on NA (Tarzaned)

You will also learn:
Optimal jungle pathing
High elo mindset
Macro knowledge
Mechanics
Tips & tricks
Execution
Decision making and much much more


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How to escape low diamond with Graves Jungle

Escape low diamond with Graves Jungle

This video is a video of Tarzaned coaching a diamond 5 jungle main

This video consists of Graves jungle gameplay with live coaching from Rank #1 NA player (Tarzaned)

In this video you will learn macro from the best player on NA (Tarzaned)

You will also learn:
Optimal jungle pathing
High elo mindset
Macro knowledge
Mechanics
Tips & tricks
Execution
Decision making and much much more


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Jungle path

If you are on blue side:

Red
Raptors
Scuttle
Wolves
Blue
Gromp
Gank top or mid

If you are on red side:
Blue
Gromp
Scuttle
Wolves
Raptors
Red
Krugs or gank top or mid


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How to clear the jungle as Graves

You can pretty much clear all camps quite easily with graves especially if you have fleetfootwork as your keystone.

Tips:
Always kite the jungle camps

Always auto a jungle camp twice and then e immediatly after your second auto attack to reset your passive and gain an extra auto attack

Always kite towards the next jungle champ

Smite gromp because its ranged and hard to kite

Smite raptors since your autoattack will be blocked by the small ones

Your passive knocks back jungle camps which makes scuttle crab go from having 60 armor and magic recist to only be having 10 armor and magic recist which makes scuttle really easy to kill as Graves


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How to gank as Graves

Try to gank laners who has cc since you don´t have any cc in your own kit except W which is little slow.

Try to gank when you have red buff, since red buff provides extra damage and a little slow on auto attacks aswell.

If your laner has no cc try to walk up behind the enemy and start auto attacking, you can start using your w on top of the enemy if needed. Wait with your untill the enemy either uses their dash or flash and then e after them to always be in range to auto attack the enemy

Remember you can always finish your opponent with your R after they used flash


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How to play Graves Jungle (Very detailed with video)

So there are multiple ways of playing Graves Jungle

But I am going to focus on "Tarzaned Graves Jungle"

Tarzaned was rank #1 on NA in season 6 and recently hit rank #1 on NA again in season 8, his main and most famous champion is Graves and this guide is based on his games

I have researched and found all reliable videos from him that I find useful for when learning how to play Graves Jungle

So if you wan´t to become a true Graves jungle main, you should definetly watch theese videoes:
Best graves setup s8 video by tarzaned
Why Graves is s tier? video
Rank #1 NA playing graves jungle video
How Tarzaned hit rank #1 NA video tips and tricks
More Graves Jungle gameplay by tarzaned video
The perfect graves game by tarzaned video

Feel free to to ask me anything about Graves jungle on my live stream at twitch.tv/kami_khazix it can be anything from match ups, to new builds, to tips and tricks or what ever it may be you are very much welcome to ask me on my stream :)


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My stream

I stream on twitch.tv at https://www.twitch.tv/kami_khazix

I stream almost everyday, usually from 19:00 CEST, which means if you are reading this guide in the evening, you are very much welcome to tune into my stream and say hello :)

I stream in danish and english

I read chat while in game so feel free to ask me questions live on stream

I play soloQ mainly on Diamond 5 smurf or on my main in diamond 2

Hope to see you on my stream <3


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Support me

If you wan't to support me you can do that by following me on social media:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kami_khazix
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KamiEUW
Discord: https://discord.gg/HV5zkE
Youtube: Coming soon

If you wan't to support me even more you are very much welcome to subscribe to me on twitch or donate to me.

By subscribing to me on twitch, you help me to get one step closer to get partnered on twitch which is my dream.

The benefits of subscribing to me on twitch are as follows:
Monthly op.gg reviews
10x chance to win in RP giveaways
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Coaching
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Sub badge
A guaranteed spot in viewer/custom games
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Make me extremely happy and thankful forever :)

You can subscribe to me on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/subs/kami_khazix

If you wan't to support even more than that, you are very much welcome to donate to me
You can donate to me here: https://streamlabs.com/kami_khazix#/


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RP Giveaway

I am holding a giveaway when I hit 3000 followers on twitch

Currently I have 2649 followers (date 18th September 2018)

The giveaway is 2x 10€ RP Gift card (2x 1580 RP)

If you want to win this giveaway all you have to this is:

1. Follow my stream My stream
2. Be on the stream where I hit the 3000 followers on twitch
3. Type the keyword in chat on the stream where I hit 3000 followers on twitch


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Graves patch updates

Patch 8.11

Graves
Base attack damage decreased. R cooldown decreased at early ranks.

The new emphasis on early jungle scrapping is pretty much Graves' happy place, and it's left other champions six feet under. Dialing back his early dueling and putting a longer window on his full combo should slow the snowball a bit.
Base Stats
ATTACK DAMAGE 69 ⇒ 66
R - Collateral Damage
COOLDOWN 110/85/60 seconds ⇒ 120/90/60 seconds

Patch 8.12
No changes

Patch 8.13
No direct changes to Graves, though some junglers got buffed and nerfed which makes it a bit easier/more difficult to 1v1 thoose champions in the early game in river at scuttle

Patch 8.13 Micro patch
Graves indirect buff

Stormrazor
BUILD PATH BF Sword + Pickaxe + Dagger + 725 gold ⇒ BF Sword + Pickaxe + Dagger + Dagger + 425 gold
TOTAL COST 3200 gold (unchanged)
CRIT DAMAGE 160-200% (at 0-60% crit chance) ⇒ 160-200% (at 0-30% crit chance)

Patch 8.14
Graves indirect buff
Items buffed:
Brawler's Gloves - buffed

Cost decreased to 400 from 600.
Stormrazor - changed

Recipe changed: B.F. Sword + Pickaxe + Dagger + Dagger + 425g (combine cost reduced, total cost unchanged).
Bonus damage increased to 1% per 0.75% critical strike chance from 1% per 1.5% critical strike chance.
Zeal - changed

Combine cost increased to 600 gold from 400
Total cost unchanged

Patch 8.15

Graves item changes

Stormrazor
Cost decreased. Attack damage decreased. Attack speed decreased.

Cheaper items (with fewer stats to compensate) should help marksmen reach a reasonable spike earlier.
BUILD PATH BF Sword + Pickaxe + Dagger + Dagger + 425 gold ⇒ BF Sword + Long Sword + Long Sword + Dagger + 500 gold
TOTAL COST 3200 gold ⇒ 2800 gold
ATTACK DAMAGE 75 ⇒ 65
ATTACK SPEED 30% ⇒ 25%

Zeal Items buffed
Gold cost decreased

Rapid Firecannon, Statikk Shiv & Runaan's Hurricane
GOLD COST 2900 gold ⇒ 2800 gold
Phantom Dancer
GOLD COST 2800 gold ⇒ 2700 gold

Jungle Items changed
Monster Hunter restriction now applies if the champion has the highest minion kill score, not the most gold.

The previous Monster Hunter had the effect of inhibiting the snowball of a jungle who got ahead with kills, not just a champion who was duo-farming the jungle. We're changing the mechanic to only restrict champions who have the highest minion score, not the highest gold.
REMOVEDSHARE THE LOAD If you have the most individual total gold on your team, lane minion kills will grant 10 less gold
NEWSHARE THE LOAD If you have the highest minion score on your team, lane minion kills will grant you 10 less gold

Patch 8.16
Celerity
Movement speed conversion into adaptive stat decreased.

ATTACK DAMAGE 9.6% bonus movement speed ⇒ 6% bonus movement speed
ABILITY POWER 16% bonus movement speed ⇒ 10% bonus movement speed

I recommend going for abseloute focus instead of celerity now

Patch 8.17

I know that it´s not everyone who buys Stormrazor and Duskblade, for those of you who do buy these items you should know that Duskblade is being nerfed and stormrazor is getting buffed for Graves.

These 2 items are common items in my build on Graves and that´s why I have mentioned these changes in this guide

Here are the changes on items for patch 8.17:

Stormrazor
Guaranteed crit damage decreased below 30% crit. Attack speed increased and attack damage decreased.

The high amount of upfront damage in the game is something we've been looking to dial back. Last patch we trimmed a lot of the burst damage from various runes; this patch we're looking at items.
CRITICAL STRIKE MODIFIER 160-200% (at 0-30% crit chance) ⇒ 140-200% (at 0-30% crit chance)
ATTACK SPEED 25% ⇒ 35%
ATTACK DAMAGE 65 ⇒ 60

Duskblade
Proc damage decreased. Lethality increased.

The high amount of upfront damage in the game is something we've been looking to dial back. Last patch we trimmed a lot of the burst damage from various runes; this patch we're looking at items.
PROC DAMAGE 30-200 (at levels 1-18) ⇒ 30-150 damage (at levels 1-18)
LETHALITY 18 ⇒ 21

Patch 8.18

No changes

Patch 8.19

No changes as of right now on PBE

Patch 8.19 will go live 26th September 2018


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Questions?

if you have any questions regarding league of legends or this guide feel free to leave a comment down below or go into my stream: https://www.twitch.tv/kami_khazix and ask me there when I am live :)


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Feedback

If you have any feedback regarding this guide feel free to comment it

I will gladly take any feedback :)

If you feel like something is missing in this guide feel free to comment it, then I might add it in the near future :)

Hope you enjoyed this guide and learned something new, if you did you are very much welcome to upvote this guide, that would make my day :)

GL on the rift

From KamiKZ