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Gragas Statistics for Sawyer Nelson

Author's performance with Gragas compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
57
3
Win %
53
39
Kills
2.8
4.0
Assists
10.9
8.3
Deaths
3.9
5.6
KA:D Ratio
3.5
2.2
Gold Earned
10.2K
9.8K
Creep Score
82.9
126.2
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

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Ignite gives you a ton of burst and helps secure kills on targets you engage onto.

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Flash is standard on most champions, Gragas is no exception

You can Redirect Gragas Body Slam (E) gragase.png with Flash mid body slam to gain distance or relocate, adding huge engage utility to his kit 

New Runes Back to Top

Aftershock.png?width=64 Aftershock gives Gragas more safety when engaging, when you CC a target you will temporarily gain bonus Armor & Magic Resist, the damage it can grant you is ok, but you mainly run this to assist with surviving engages and teamfights.
Bone%20Plating.png?width=64 Blocks damage for free, one of the best runes in the game
Second%20Wind.png?width=64 Restores health after taking damage, helps for trades in lane, poke, and any time you take damage, making you tankier by having more effective health, Gragas has very high base health and builds a good amount of health so this rune also scales well 
Perseverance.png?width=64 Gain Tenacity and Slow Resist when summoner spells are down, you will likely use both 14.png & 4.png during an engage or during fights, and will gain full benefit of this rune.
Magical%20Footwear.png?width=64 Get boots at 10 minutes for free, save 300g for Gragas's early game power spike build
Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=64 Overall useful, other runes from inspiration aren't as valuable as this CDR and allows you to get 45% Max CDR

Abilities Back to Top

E
W
Q
E
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
W
W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
3
14
15
17
18
W
2
8
10
12
13
E
1
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16
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Skill Order
gragasr.png > gragase.png > gragasw.png > gragasq.png


gragaspassive.png Passive 


Gragas heals for 6% of his Max health up using an ability (this passive is on an 8 second cooldown)

  • Passively sustains Gragas's health during fights
  • Can cast W gragasw.png for the least mana to regen health during the laning phase

gragasq.png Barrel Roll

Gragas rolls a barrel to a target location, and upon reactivation it will explode dealing magic damage and slowing all enemies hit.
  • The longer the barrel sits the more damage it does
  • Cast this in lane for poke onto the enemy and to farm spellthief's stacks 3303.png
  • Cast this on the caster minions on a full charge to control the minion wave
  • You can buffer Q (Barrel Roll gragasq.png while dashing forward with E (Body slam gragase.png

gragasw.png Drunken Rage


Gragas gains damage reduction for 2.5 seconds, while channeling Drunken Rage gragasw.png Gragas can't cast other abilities, after the channel Gragas's next auto attack deals bonus magic damage to enemies around the target hit

  • Cast W gragasw.png before Body Slamming gragase.png into an enemy for max damage
  • Cast W when taking damage to reduce some of it
  • Drunken Rage gragasw.png is on a fairly short cooldown, so abuse it and cast it a ton during fights

gragase.png Body Slam

Gragas dashes towards a target location, damaging and briefly knocking up & stunning the first enemy hit and all enemies around the first enemy hit.
  • Body Slam's cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds if Gragas hits an enemy 
  • You can Flash 4.png mid Body Slam to relocate or extend the range of Body Slam
  • This will be your main ability as Gragas Support, spam it a ton during fights to keep enemies CC'd and to deal lots of damage.

gragasr.png Explosive Cask

Gragas hurls a cask knocking back all enemies hit and dealing magic damage
  • Use this ability to knock enemies into you, but you have to aim it perciely or else you will knock them away 
  • Use this during team fights to single out enemy carries or to scatter enemies during a fight.
  • Explosive Cask gragasr.png deals a lot of damage so it can be used to finish off enemies from long range.


Damage Combo

A basic damage combo is W gragasw.png > E gragase.png > Q gragasq.png 


Engage Combo

  • Can be W gragasw.png > E gragase.png > R gragasr.png for more damage
  • or E gragase.png > R gragasr.png for immediate engage 

When going for a good ULT don't go for an auto attack, or Q gragasq.png after body slamming gragase.png into the target you are about to ULT gragasr.png or else you give them more time to escape.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

3303.png Spellthief's Edge works well on Gragas despite being a melee champion, it can be easily proc'd by Q gragasq.png or by E gragase.png Body slamming into the enemy then auto attacking, spellthief's will also add more damage to your combo, and more importantly builds into Frostfang 3098.png  giving you 10% CDR, enhanced damage, and lots of gold generation.
2003.png Use health pots when you go below half HP, or when you initiate an all in to have more effective health during the fight.


3098.png3158.png3067.png3024.png

This is Gragas's Core build, giving him a very early 45% CDR Build path 3098.png > 3067.png > 3158.png > 3024.png > 3050.png
Zeke's is a great item on Gragas since you will be ULTing gragasr.png  a ton and it works well with his engages.

Gragas with 45% CDR and E gragase.png max lets him become widely annoying for the enemy to deal with, with a body slam every couple of seconds, and having ULT gragasr.png up almost always becomes very oppressive, and lets you have lots of attempts for making plays.

Other Items

3109.png Knight's vow can build out of the Kindlegem 3067.png and works great against any enemy team comp with multiple AD Threats.
3065.png Sprite visage also builds out of Kindlegem 3067.png  better build path if you are playing into a lot of AP enemies, which can be common with the current meta.


3151.png Gives you more damage and some health, and works well with Gragas's kit, but is pretty expensive.
3193.png Great 3rd item, cheap and gives more defensive capabilities.
3190.png Not that great after nerf, but is very cheap and great last item
2065.png AP + Health + Engage / disengage active, buy this over a tank item will make you squisher so the utility from it needs to make great use of it's active.
3800.png Great for engages while getting some tank stats may go over CDR but that's fine if you can make use of the active.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Draven
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Easy
  • Morgana
    Hard
  • Rakan
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium

VS

Alistar

Easy

You can block Alistar's combo headbutt.pngpulverize.png with E gragase.png 

VS

Brand

Easy

Brand ADC and Support deal lots of damage so avoid his W brandw.png . Brand has no gap closer and moves very slowly so landing a long range ULT gragasr.png 

VS

Braum

Medium

It's hard to go onto Braum or anyone he is support since he can CC you afterwards.

VS

Draven

Easy

Draven has no gap closer making it easy to engage on him, if he throws his E dravendoubleshot.png to interrupt you during a body slamgragase.png you can flash past it and on top of him to ensure the engage.

VS

Ezreal

Medium

Ezreal forces you to play a more neutral style in lane, throwing Qs gragasq.png to farm spell thieves, and Ezreal can E ezrealarcaneshift.png away after you body slam him gragase.png so be careful of where you throw your ULT gragasr.png when trying to enggage

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

It's very easy to get onto fiddle initially, and he is very squishy especially if he doesn't run Aftershock.png?width=64 aftershock

VS

Janna

Medium

Janna can interrupt Gragas engage with clutch howlinggale.pngreapthewhirlwind.png 

VS

Kindred

Medium

Can knock kindred out of her ULT kindredr.png with your ULT gragasr.png

VS

Miss Fortune

Easy

No matter how far away Miss fortune is you can stop her ult with your ult gragasr.png 


She also has no gap closer, making her an easy target to engage on.

VS

Morgana

Hard

Morgana can block everything gragas does with her Black shield blackshield.png and if she lands a Q darkbindingmissile.png on you while you are approaching for an engage than there is nothing you can do but wait for her team to kill you. If you are fast enough you can buffer E gragase.png as you get hit by the dark binding.

VS

Rakan

Easy
gragase.png interrupts rakan W rakanw.png if cast fast enough.

Rakan is very squishy early game, and gragas deals lots of damage.

VS

Swain

Medium

Against Swain ADC, Gragas deals a lot of burst damage, and Swain isn't that tanky until he gets some items, so i you get good trades early you can easily snowball a lane against a Swain.

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Pros and Cons Back to Top

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