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Graves Build Guides, Runes and Items

Graves The Outlaw

Find the best Graves build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Graves build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Graves' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[12.8] Arfreezy's Comprehensive Guide To Graves Jungle

Guide by Arfreezy updated May 9, 2022
  • In-depth
9.8
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[S12.9] Climb with Graves! [Comprehensive Guide]

Guide by Lodart updated May 10, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

SEASON 12 Kami Challenger Graves Jungle Guide

Guide by KamiKZ updated May 13, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[UPDATED] EUW CHALL | How to DOMINATE the Jungle as Graves

Guide by Exoslol updated May 12, 2022
  • In-depth
8.2
9
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[S12: patch 12.9] Graves Mid complete guide (all matchups)

Guide by Azurio updated May 14, 2022
  • In-depth
7.5
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Ultimate Graves Guide for Season 12

Guide by Coach Myga updated April 30, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Most optimal graves build (And a little experimental one)

Guide by JustJake14 updated May 7, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[12.9] Graves Toplane Healing Build

Build by nZk01 updated May 14, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

OTP GRVS ALL Match UP

Build by SylvesterSS updated May 1, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

GRAVES ABUSING TOPLANER | SCALING HARD

Build by Intikamm updated April 27, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[12.9] Graves Jungle builds | basic info dump

Build by nZk01 updated May 14, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves Jungle Patch: 12.8

Build by AkimboTs updated May 6, 2022
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

NeroZYN's Graves Toplane Guide NEW BUILD UPDATED [S12] | EUW UK | OTP Diamond !

Guide by NeroZYN updated March 5, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.5
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Lane Graves Guide [Top/Mid]

Guide by RYKKAI updated January 24, 2022
7.9
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Ultimate Graves Guide for any role (except Support)

Guide by Markuh updated November 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Bruiser Graves Top (12.5)

Guide by Death Lyons updated March 12, 2022
7.3
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

GRAVES MID BUILD GUIDE (UPDATED)

Guide by SKYTOP. updated March 2, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Билд на грейвза 12.3

Guide by horror_in_dark updated February 12, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Giga Chad Graves

Guide by DuckT updated January 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

[11.23] Menace To LoL Graves

Guide by King Turtle updated November 28, 2021
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Graves Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Graves we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Graves, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Graves this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.9. However, if you are a new Graves player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Graves!

Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 10155 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

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

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 8154 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 4491 Games

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

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

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 66485 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1903 Games

Smite Ignite

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 1278 Games

Flash Teleport

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 15954 Games

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Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 58619 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 10882 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 2195 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2648 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1743 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 216 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 10545 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 5412 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 140 Games

Teleport Ignite

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 7272 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 6023 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1073 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 10252 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3585 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3072 Games

Oracle Lens
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 554 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 163 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 430 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4432 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1840 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 181 Games

Exhaust Flash

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 3097 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1876 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 633 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 3488 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 1783 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1409 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Graves Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Graves guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Graves Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Graves. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Graves Skins

Graves' Abilities

Graves's New Destiny
New Destiny Graves's Passive Graves's Passive
Self
Graves's Passive
Graves's Passive
Graves' basic attack fires a cone of 4 bullets which stop on the first unit hit. The first bullet on a target deals 0.7 - 1 total AD (based on level) physical damage, with subsequent bullets dealing a third of that damage per bullet. Structures take 25% reduced damage from Graves' basic attacks.

Graves stores two Shells at any time and expends them when he basic attacks. After using them, Graves reloads, delaying his next basic attack significantly. Graves' reload time is slightly reduced by attack speed, but the time between attacks is greatly reduced by attack speed.

Upon critically striking, Graves fires 6 bullets over a 25% wider cone and deals 20% bonus physical damage (60% with Infinity Edge).
Q
Graves's End of the Line
End of the Line Graves's Q Ability
800
80
12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Graves fires a powder round dealing 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 (+0.8 per bonus attack damage) physical damage. After 1 second or after colliding with terrain, it detonates, dealing 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 / 225 (+0.4 / 0.7 / 1.0 / 1.3 / 1.6 per bonus attack damage) physical damage along the travel path again and to enemies near the blast.
W
Graves's Smoke Screen
Smoke Screen Graves's W Ability
950
70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
26 / 24 / 22 / 20 / 18
Graves creates a cloud of black smoke for 4 seconds, slowing enemies inside by 50% and blocking their vision outside the area. The initial impact deals 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+60% of ability power) magic damage.
E
Graves's Quickdraw
Quickdraw Graves's E Ability
375
40
16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
Graves dashes and reloads one Shell into his shotgun. He also gains a stack for 4 seconds (max 8 stacks) or two stacks if he dashes towards an enemy champion. Stacks grant him 4 / 7 / 10 / 13 / 16 armor. Stacks are refreshed when damaging a non-minion.

Each bullet hit from Graves' attacks reduces this ability's cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
R
Graves's Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage Graves's Ultimate (R) Ability
1100
100
120 / 90 / 60 / 60 / 60
Graves fires an explosive cartridge, blasting himself backwards. The cartridge deals 250 / 400 / 550 (+1.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to the first enemy hit. After hitting an enemy champion or reaching the end of its range, the cartridge explodes outward, dealing 200 / 320 / 440 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.

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Be a better player

Hello, i'm actually gold V playing graves at jungle. I wanted to have some tips to be better, should i play only him to know him perfectly? What are the main objectives in game? What should i do in theory? Thanks!

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Are lethal tempo/hail of blades bugged on Graves?

I've been experimenting with [[graves]] with [[lethal tempo]]/[[hail of blades]] on the practice tool and they give very little attack speed when attacking the dummy. Normally they should give 110%/125% attack speed (I was level 18). In...

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elo hel

shoud i play graves in elo hell

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what is the best way on how not to tilt in games

being toxic will get you perma bann and other ways too besides that flaming thing , can i get your best tips for this ? thanx a lot in advance

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Bot lane or Jungle? Which is better?

I am just wondering since the meta is more geared towards jg graves.

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How RFC interacts with Graves.

So Rapid Fire Cannon is a recommended on graves, but I am not exactly sure exactly how the item works with his passive. I would have assumed it tightened the cone, and increased the range, but from what I've seen if you have an rfc proc, and shoot...

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Akali vs. Graves

Around 1 or 2 weeks ago I had a game where I was playing akali toplane and I was going against a graves. I always lost against him but it was very close and I'm really ashamed XD the guy was platinum and I'm unranked so I think that I probably was...

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Preseason 6 ADC Itemization

Hey guys! As season 5 "ADC Main", I've given a lot of thought to ADC itemization. I have absolutely no idea how to build them, but here are my thoughts thus far: [[Tristana]]/[[Caitlyn]]: [[infinity edge]] and [[rapid...

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which one is better?

hey everyone. im in bronze 3 trying to climb maining adcs. out of graves and jinx which would be better for me to get?

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Is both Youmuus and Statikk a good idea?

I just recently played a game against an enemy Graves who had both Youmuu's and Statikk Shiv in his items, he went on to carry his team and absolutely rek. I was just wondering if this kind of build is viable at all on Graves and if it is, is it a...

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which adc to buy

im thinking about switching main roles from top to adc. which adc should i buy first?

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Vayne or Graves

Which champion is better ATM?

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Essence Reaver On Graves?!

what are the pros and cons of using Essence Reaver on Graves? is this a good item for him and other ADR Champions? im asking this question because i want to build graves with lots of sustain (or tanky maybe?) or maybe an ADR caster instead?...

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Which ADC is the best in the game?

So my friend said that Vayne is the best ADC in the game, I look some forums up and saw that Ezreal is the best. I think its Quinn and Caitlyn. I want to see what you guys think.

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Game Intuition for ADCs

As an ADC, where does most of the knowledge come from when thinking about engaging a fight? Like, how do I know which engages result in no deaths, etc? Does the knowledge come from knowledge from extensively playing each ADC and support? Or...

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