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Graves Build Guide by Agzer


By Agzer | Updated on May 2, 2021
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Runes: Against CC/Mobility champs

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Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak
Absolute Focus

Legend: Tenacity

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Smite


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By Agzer
Who is Agzer?
Let me introduce myself.

My name is Agzer, at least i'm mostly known under that name.
I've peaked over 600LPchallenger playing only Graves

I have been playing this game since 2014 and I was a semi-pro player.
I played in ESL/FSL for some time and decided to retire because of my toxicity and team problems.
I decided to eloboost/coach and you wonder why?
It's because I just simply feel better helping other people achieve their dreams.

How did i start to play Graves?

I started playing Graves in season 10 because i MISSPICKED.
I found in-game that he's a really strong champion and that I can do a lot of things with him.
I can flex and adapt all the time and yet I can destroy my enemies.
Graves pros and cons Back to Top

- Fast clear, takes small damage, deals tons.
- Strong in 90% of matchups.
- His AA pushes scuttle back and scuttle takes more dmg (it's like CC)
- Available to invade in 90% of matchups.
- Can 1v2/1v3 with no problem if played properly.


- Weak against AP champions due to passive, which only gives you armor (Requires MAW)
- No crowd control against champions.
- Can't do much against peel champions
- Hard to do much damage if it is slowed.
Graves jungle pathing Back to Top
When it comes to pathing, that's the part that decides if the game will be good or bad for you,

There are two starts that I am using, and they are depending on matchups,

1st) I personally always go and ward tri-bush 0:40 and recall to switch from Stealth Ward to Oracle Lens

2nd) If I am starting top side, that means I will invade vertically, so I will be warding the vertical side enemy buff at 0:40 also, recall to switch from Stealth Ward to Oracle Lens.

Pretty much Graves is a champion for all game parts, from early to late if played properly.

If you have a squishy matchup and you are sure that the opponent is starting opposite side of you, always invade his jungle by going vertically.
This can be easily done by using E over the baron pit when you are red side or using E over the dragon pit when you are blue side.

Granting an extra CS in the enemy jungle will open more opportunities for you in the game.
Do not underestimate Graves damage, if you get ahead early you can be free to contest dives/invades.
Ganking as Graves Back to Top
Your ganking should be pretty easy if you have a red buff

It's even easier if your laner has at least 1 CC because you can connect your Smoke Screen with crowd control and eliminate your opponent easier.


Don't worry, those situations happen often and if you play it properly, you should not worry about results.

Try to appear on the right side, preffered behind the opponennt and always try to cast Smoke Screen in front of him!


Because he'll either have to change his direction (left or right) and you gain 1 or 2 more seconds to kill him, because he's not running straight line to his tower or he'll just Flash and it's worth it again.
You'll make the gank pretty much easier and with a bit of luck, you'll get a kill.

TIP: Always try to stack your E and get 1 extra bullet and extra armor.

What should I do if I can't gank ANY lane?

This happens really often in our games. Don't worry there is the solution for that.

Don't spend too much time ganking a 50:50 lane. Time is money, keep farming and prioritize buffs.

If you simply can't gank anyone because your teammates are unable to set up a gank, just keep farming. Farming can win most of your solo games.

Here you can find some examples of my farm:

As you can see it's always 9+- per minute, no matter if I am fed or not, I always farm a lot.

Team fights Back to Top
Always try to keep it somewhere in the middle of your team, never too much back or too much front.

Try to be close to your support because most of the time you'll be stronger than you marksman, and support will prolly start to play more around you.

If you are playing lethality high damage build, always try to flank or attack from the side.
With your Flash up and Nimbus Cloak you can easily get in, kill and escape.
1 versus 1 Back to Top
This should not be a PROBLEM with most of the matchups.
You have great mobility and damage to outperform your enemies.
Try not to use your Quickdraw too early and save it for breakdown moments.
After you finish your Duskblade/Collector, you will be able to win pretty much all 1v1's.

Late game:

In the late game, you will rarely have the opportunity to 1v1 , but when you do have it, play it slowly, don't smash your keyboard with your spells.
A lot of people underestimate Graves damage and sometimes they waste their ultimate for no reason.
Keep in mind that Graves is one of the TOP BASE DAMAGE CHAMPIONS in the game + apply items on that.
End of guide Back to Top
Thank you for reading this short but well explained guide.
I really hope i explained everything well.

Please vote up if you want more guides!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me:

Discord: Agzer#7188
Instagram: @role.5am

I hope i'll be able to update this when something changes!

Good luck on summoners rift, let's grind some elo!
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