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Graves Statistics for ImmortalVino

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
44
Kills
5.9
Assists
6.7
Deaths
5.8
KA:D Ratio
2.2
Gold Earned
11.6K
Creep Score
173.6
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Take heal unless you have a big healer on your team and you know the enemy is ganna build something with grievous wounds or unless they have some big point and click nuke that a bigger shield would help more with.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Warlords is also a very solid choice if you have a bursty adc bot like Corki and need more sustained damage, but thunderlords is just so good.

Abilities Back to Top

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

Even after the rework Q is amazing so max it out. E max second cause being able to scoot more often is always great and to make up for no resistances from runes. R is self explanatory, and W is useful since the rework but it's not worth maxing 2nd over E.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Default starting items for any ADC other than Urgot
    Get this when you know you can stomp lane and snowball into big items faster.
    When you can't handle the poke and need to dodge it.
    Take this during lane

Core Items

    They made this item even better than it used to be. But essence reaver is juicy too. This gets you going faster but essence reaver is better first overall.
    Get this if you aren't scared of not having healing, otherwise get Death's Dance 2nd. After the rework it's still as good as it was, but it lets you man fight more.
    Funfunfunfun
    The more armor pen the better.
    Standard ghostblade rush build.
    Pick this up after lane, to help 1v1 when people go in bushes and stuff.
    All of these boots are nice. Take swifties when you have enough CDR and no fear, cdr boots when you need CDR and have no fear, tabi/mercs if you need resistances, and greaves if you are fighting for longer than usual.
    Full Armor pen build.

Situational Items

    When the going gets rough and your actual ADC is incompetent.
    If you keep getting ran at by Darius or Singed
    This thing is your go-to if you need attack speed or crit. It's super cheap and offers insane stats.
    This item is great. Pick up QSS and finish it with this whenever they have hard cc/zed and are focusing you.
    If you buy this item and do bad you're a buster. But if it helps you win you look like a God.
    This item isn't for you. You can't attack enough to make having it worth it. The stats look nice but you're wasting most of the passive.

Only build tanky items last. They give no good benefits other than staying alive longer and that doesn't help a burstmaster mid much. And your top or jungle should be tanky. It's not mid's job to be the frontlines meatsheild.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Hard
  • Ahri
    Hard
  • Akali
    Hard
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Hard
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Jhin
    Easy
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Miss Fortune
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Orianna
    Easy
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Taliyah
    Hard
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Tristana
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Veigar
    Easy
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium
  • Viktor
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Xerath
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Easy
  • Yorick
    Hard
  • Zed
    Easy
  • Ziggs
    Hard
  • Zilean
    Medium
  • Zyra
    Medium

VS

Hard

This entire lane is sad. Until he's rebalanced he's going to destroy you.

VS

Ahri

Hard

Since her rework/buff and the removal of DFG, this matchup got a ton harder. You can do your usual poke early, but it gets a lot harder when she gets her ult. They took out the need to hit charm to kill people so she is wrecking everything in sight after 6.

VS

Akali

Hard

Pre-six she's your bitch. But afterwards you can't step near her. She can jump on you which makes your E useless for getting away. Her shroud can make you miss your ult, especially since they changed it to give her movespeed instead of armor and mr.

VS

Anivia

Easy

Smack her in lane and she'll be free gold the rest of the game. But if this matchup does go down the drain because of their jungle, she's going to hurt.

VS

Annie

Hard

She out pokes you. She stun locks you so you can't dash away. Tibbers can shield her from your main ulti damage. Not fun.

VS

Azir

Medium

People have figured out how to use this guy since his release, and he's more annoying now. Lane hurts, mid game you fuck him, and late game hurts. In low level play, its easy. Once people start knowing what they're doing it gets a lot harder.

VS

Brand

Easy

Dash to the side of his stun over his W. His W may hurt more but he will have free reign over you if he stuns you. That said just poke him with your Q while avoiding his W and enjoy your lane.

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

After the rework, her W keeps you from scooting at people which shuts you down if you're anywhere out of place. She also generally builds tanky enough to where you can't 1 shot her, and her slows w/ rylais let her kill you effortlessly.

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

His early game is... Ew. If he took doran's shield wreck him. If he took flask cry into your box of shells and roam. He won't be able to kill you but he will get really tanky later on.

VS

Corki

Medium

AP Corki mid. Another ADC out of the lane he was banished to. His early game is weak because of his mana problems so be careful with your own mana and fist him. Later on be very careful for the 1 shot. He will blow you up and push on because of his low cooldowns. If you want to burst him he has to be low and your cooldowns are much higher.

VS

Diana

Medium

If you let her she will make you her plaything. But follow these simple steps and you can come out ahead. 

Dodge Q. Poke. Win lane. Roam. Win other lanes.

VS

Ezreal

Hard

AP Ezreal is tricky. His W hurts like a butt plug and his Arcane Shift scales with AP as well so it does lots of damage. If you're around half health he can wreck your stuff. His poke can go through minions like yours. Beware his burst.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

Middlesticks is usually a troll pick so don't worry too much. But if he's serious you're going to wanna smash your keyboard. You simple cannot kill this champ.

VS

Fiora

Medium

Right click her to death pre six. She HURTS when she gets on top of you so avoid it at all costs. She can 1v1 you at any point after level 6. If she looks at you wrong E away. Since they changed the way her ult does damage you can't touch her.

VS

Fizz

Medium

After they nerfed AD fizz this guy pretty much disappeared. But he's been showing up more and more recently, and even though he's weaker then before, he's still a nuisance. Harass him in lane and build trinity before finishing ghostblade for the extra health. Late game you don't stand a chance because he's an AP assassin and you're an adc. Shut him down and end the game early.

VS

Gragas

Easy

You don't see Gragas mid much since they reworked him. I miss old gragy :(

But new gragas is a free lane. His sustain is pretty scary but it doesn't do damage. Just like him. Auto him down and start to Q him when he's below 3/4 health.

VS

Heimerdinger

Easy

Heimer thrives on shoving AP mids under tower so they can't farm. But you're graves. Farm away, farm his turrets, and most importantly, farm him.

VS

Jayce

Hard

People have been spamming Jayce mid since they saw him so much during the Season 4 Worlds. And boy does he hurt. Try to avoid is E Q combo and farm up and roam. If you are trying to farm under tower he will just blast you so try to juke around.

VS

Jhin

Easy

This champ does too much damage, but luckily you do too. 1v1 him so you don't get snared for free, and assblast him.

VS

Karma

Hard

Her poke hurts and her shield and speed up is annoying. Stay behind your minions and poke her. Don't try to man fight her because her ulted Q will kill you. If she doesn't get nerfed, i might quit league. Seriously. Fuck this champ.

VS

Karthus

Easy

Karthus usually starts with a lot of sustain to survive lane but just Q his face. He'll run out of pots before you run out of mana. Just don't get solo hit by a Q and he won't do anything. You can't do anything about his ult but hey that's karthus.

VS

Kassadin

Easy

Since they destroyed kassadin's ultimate by taking the range from 700 to 450, you don't have to worry as much anymore about him when he hits six. Beat him in lane and enjoy free kills.

VS

Katarina

Medium

You can't stop her ultimate so unless you save E to get away you'll soak the full damage. Your best time to kill her is pre-six but most katarinas start boots and pots or cloth and pots. After six every time her ult is up she'll use it on you or roam bot and get massive. But if you shut her down she won't be a problem and you can feed off their bot lane.

Fuck. Ludens. Echo.

VS

Kayle

Easy

Since they basically neutered her with nerf after nerf her early game damage isn't enough to make her outlast you in a fight even with her ult. If she ults just E away and act scared then pounce on her as soon as its over.

VS

Kennen

Easy

His hourglass rush is slightly annoying but nothing you can't handle. Be the usual poke master that is mid Graves and make him cry for his mama.

VS

Kog'Maw

Easy

Yet another ADC that is out of its natural habitat. However unlike Ez this is EZ (heheh). Kog is extraordinarily mana hungry. This means that people will rush tear or chalace. This means them backing with no new combat stats. This means you wreck their face. Enjoy.

VS

LeBlanc

Easy

Since they took away her silence LeBlanc has fallen from a top tier mid laner to a trash tier mid laner. You are free to Q her and E after her to auto her more. Going the BT built will be best for this lane because her late game will eventually catch up and she'll make you go poof.

VS

Lee Sin

Easy

Go away C00L Story Joe. This is my house.

Q him and right click.

VS

Lissandra

Medium

Her poke can go through minions as well. Her (almost) useless passive makes life hell. Your passive is useless so enjoy roaming. She'll make you disappear if you stay in lane too long.

VS

Lulu

Hard

Ugh. Everything about this champ screams suicide. Avoid it. It makes you look like a shrimp even though she's fucking purple. She will outpoke you, turn you into a squirrel, and her ult makes yours act like it never even happened.

VS

Lux

Hard

You can't get near her and she will 360 no-scope boop your shit. Her snare waaaaay out ranges you and with her passive if she hits something she will walk up to auto you and it will be worth for her if she eats a Q. No bueno. Roam and pray she just tries to push down your tower. Go the scaredy cat build.

VS

Malphite

Hard

Mid malph is annoying as piss. He pokes and pokes and pokes and his shield makes it hard to poke him back. If you're a cat and you can dodge his ulti with your E then you can win this lane no problem after six. But us players with 120 ping aren't so fortunate.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

This guy makes me cry. He beats every mid i love. He will shove you under tower and get all his mana back. Then he will ult you while you stand in a puddle of shit with is dog chewing your leg off. To top it all off he gets too tanky to burst. Try not to cry and wait 20 to queue back up.

VS

Miss Fortune

Easy

More ADC's that go mid!

MF hurts when she's AP but you can stomp her early game before she gets any scaling. She'll still have the same insane mana problems that Miss Fortune always has. And you can scoot out of her E.
Late game her ult will wreck everyone so scoot to the side and kill her before she melts your team.

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

Since they've reworked morde, i haven't seen one mid yet. But just treat him like you would bot lane. Poke him and farm, and don't let him get on top of you or do dragon.

VS

Morgana

Easy

Who plays this champ mid anymore?

But she can't Q you if you're behind minions. Poof. There goes her whole combo. 
Right click her. Don't rely on the slow of your W to catch up to her though.

VS

Nami

Medium

Chances are you'll never see a nami mid while playing graves mid. But if you do, just be careful. Her heal is annoying so its best to try to farm and roam top or bot. Your ult doesn't make you Moses.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Nidalee is really awkward. She was OP, then she was OP after they made her AD, and now she can't find her place. Just treat her like a harmless kitty cat and take her to the vet. Just watch for those spears after 20+ minutes.

VS

Orianna

Easy

The saftey mid laner. Not vs Assassin Graves. Your autos are stronger than her's even with her ball and your Q does more damage than her shield when you hit 3. Just watch her positioning and you'll be fine.

VS

Ryze

Easy

They reworked him and he's still as useless as ever. Win game.

VS

Sona

Hard

Another broken rework later and she's still the most oppressive champ to play against. Her poke is still just as free and does just as much damage. ff at 20.

VS

Soraka

Easy

Since the rework mid soraka is no problem. Scoot out of her silence and light that purple ass on fire.

VS

Swain

Medium

Abuse his pre-six squishyness. After that you're pretty fucked. Ignore his existence and make bot a tri-lane.

VS

Syndra

Medium

Her stun is nasty and her ulti hurts. A lot. But her mana  is either spent on you or farming. You can do both at the same time. Poke her, flash at her over her stun, kill her, and snowball out of control.

VS

Tahm Kench

Medium

He builds tank, eats you, and you die. The end.

VS

Taliyah

Hard
taliyahQ.png is broken as mess. If you get hit by all of it while trying to chase her down, she can turn on you so fast. The actual lane phase isn't too hard, but afterwards she's going to give you hell unless you delete her.

VS

Talon

Medium

Like Zed, your armor makes this lane a breeze. But you can't kill him because of his ult. It has a much lower cooldown than yours and he can roam much better. Shut him down pre-six with your jungle's help and don't let him be strong enough to get kills bot.

VS

Teemo

Easy

His blind can't stop your Q. Just never walk through river and don't let him kite you. He can't roam. All he can do is put shrooms mid. Roam bot and push. When he comes to shroom it do the same to top lane. Then buy sweepers, pray, and go mid.

VS

Tristana

Hard

Her rework made ap trist not as good and she doesn't show up mid anymore. But if for some reason she does, farm and follow up her roams bot.

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

He's arguably the squishiest person you'll ever see mid. Abuse him. Ping like mad if he ults. Take tower and then roam.

VS

Veigar

Easy

Since the rework this guy is useless. All in him at six and use your E to scoot out of his stun before it goes off. Maybe build a QSS late game if he somehow manages to stun you so you don't die.

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

His poke hurts and it can go through minions. But he is as squishy as a child's plush doll. If you get any damage on him it will show. Be careful to not get kited and if you get ulted E away from him or behind him because he can turn pretty fast.

VS

Viktor

Medium

This guy. He's secretly OP. Dodge his laser during lane. If he hits minions it will shove the wave. He has monstrous burst so beware if you're at half health or lower. If you're at 3/4 health or lower late game beware as well.

VS

Vladimir

Easy

His main perk is his sustained damage, but you're an ADC so it doesn't matter. But he has weak early game so shove him under tower and laugh as he tries to last hit with the weakest auto attack in the game.

VS

Xerath

Hard

It might be just me, but I can't stand playing against this guy as anybody. If he's good he'll poke you instead of using his Q on minions and it is the most annoying thing ever. But if you can get on top of him and dodge his stun you have free reign.

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Since they nerfed his base health this guy has been less of a problem. You can take down his shield with one auto because he's melee and then tee off on him when his shield is down. Windwall is kind of annoying but nothing you can't get around.

VS

Yorick

Hard

What's this guy do again?

If some guy was smoking the whacky tabaccy and takes this guy mid you'll have a rough time if he's serious. But he's probably trolling and probably thinks you are trolling too. Take advantage of this and leave your boot imprint on his face.

VS

Zed

Easy

Your passive makes this lane too easy. His poke barely hurts pre six and your wrecks him. Post six you can straight up fight him until very very late game. When you're in lane after first back you can dive into the middle of creep waves with your E and chase him to his tower while shooting him. The new AD item makes this kind of tough later but just buy a QSS and watch as he regrets picking his champ.

VS

Ziggs

Hard

He does lots of damage. He will trade an auto or two with you because of his passive and he'll out poke you and shove you under tower all game. He can ult bot and do tons of damage just by walking towards drag a few steps. Not fun.

VS

Zilean

Medium

Since his rework, he's been kind of iffy but one that knows how to zone will fuck you up. Get on top of him and kill him cause he has like 500 max health early.

VS

Zyra

Medium

Her buckets of CC make this annoying as hell. Just when you think you've got away her plants slow you and she snares you and knocks you up with her ulti. Her Liandrys build is annoying. But unless she gets some health early you have a chance of winning. Play smart and dodge her shit.

Why Mid Graves? Back to Top

Pros:

-Strong early game potential
-Powerful ranged AD burst
-Passive makes AD mids a breeze
-Great ultimate for "securing" kills
-Enemy team will tilt off the face of the planet when their mid loses to a Graves

Cons:
-People may think you're trolling
-Needs time to transition from lane to late game
-Expensive build. Takes a while to get rolling
-If you lose you WILL get reported for trolling

Remember it's a game. You don't want to get chat restricted for making the enemy mid ragequit after beating them in lane and telling them they're the reason their dad left or anything like that tumblr_mxt1v29znX1t402tdo1_500.gif

About Me Back to Top

My summoner name on the NA server is EkkotheDelorean. I've been playing since mid-Season 3. 

I'm a trash tier scrub that couldn't even climb out of silver xd. In season 3 i mained Ziggs and in season 4 I mained J4 and eventually switched to Thresh. Season 5 I mained Udyr because flashing on the enemy ADC was a free win. Playing ranked just isn't my thing. I'd rather relax and faceroll. Check my win rates in ranked past season 3 if you think that's just me making excuses for being bad :^)
I enjoy screwing around in normals with my friends. I prefer to fill because i play a wide variety of champions and can confidently play every role. After so much screwing around you try new stuff. That's how this guide became a thing.

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