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Graves Build Guides, Runes and Items

Graves The Outlaw

Find the best Graves build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 12.23. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Graves build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Graves' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves - It's all about the burst!

Guide by TRT Johni updated November 3, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

I Got your Darkness (AD Carry) Graves

Guide by XzParkerzX updated June 23, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves - It's like Call of Duty [Not Finished]

Guide by QuadraDowN updated October 17, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves, The Prodigal Explorer

Guide by Dpk9 updated May 3, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Ecco's Graves Guide

Guide by MRN.ecco updated January 31, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Filling their Graves

Guide by ContractKiller updated December 17, 2013
Season 4 Builds
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Don't mess with Graves- ADC Guide

Build by EPiiCxWARLORD updated September 8, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves baguette [FR]

Build by Tang35 updated August 19, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

The Lone Ranger (Wild Turtle's build)

Build by guidry103 updated June 4, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Hey! You're Squishy!

Build by kragest updated November 5, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Carrying like a MAN (Graves S4 ADC guide)

Build by Dbrehm3 updated October 11, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

WildHunter13

Build by Guest updated September 22, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves the man s4 guide

Build by LivelordX updated September 21, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

the big graves

Build by Guest updated September 18, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves 2 gold

Build by Octane91 updated September 16, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves 101 LHS

Build by Athio updated September 14, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Graves the Baaad Adc

Build by Guest updated August 24, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

THE YELLOW BUILD

Build by Guest updated August 14, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide
LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

Easy to play Graves

Build by Slacking updated August 14, 2014
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LoL Champion Graves Build Guide

tank graves adc

Build by TLS Shinon updated July 18, 2014
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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 12.23. 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 12.23: 7526 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 16039 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 66 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

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 1416 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 38391 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 2606 Games

Ghost Smite

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 283 Games

Flash Teleport

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 18330 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 32108 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 8732 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 75%

Win Rate 76 Games

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Patch 12.23: 7532 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 61 Games

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  • 3
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 54%

Win Rate 209 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 135 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1369 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 664 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 79 Games

Flash Ghost

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 981 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 706 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 73 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1200 Games

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Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 514 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 579 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.23: 7534 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Graves's Runes

Graves's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 293 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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 46%

Win Rate 95 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 52 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Zombie Ward
Zombie Ward

Graves's Summoner Spells

Graves's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1193 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 754 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 106 Games

Flash Ghost

Graves's Starters

Graves's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 1094 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 428 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 92 Games

Scorchclaw Pup Health Potion

Trinket

Graves's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 1452 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Graves's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 459 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Graves's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 357 Games

Oracle Lens
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Graves Counters

Learn Graves' 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
13 / 11.5 / 10 / 8.5 / 7
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 275 / 425 / 575 (+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.

Questions About Graves

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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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