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Graves Statistics for DevdX

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
Win %
43
Kills
6.1
Assists
6.6
Deaths
6.0
KA:D Ratio
2.1
Gold Earned
11.7K
Creep Score
174.8
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png You just can't play without it.

14.png Against most of matchups, it gives you an insane burst power and allows you to take 2 kills when the ennemy jungler ganks you.

12.png Another good option, a better one if you want to focus on farming and objectives.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Ferocity 18

Fury:More attack speed, it's not a strong boost but enough to reload your gun faster.

Feast : You can't go without it, it's insane how strong it is, it will save your life a lot during laning phase.

Vampirism : Only viable T3 mastery, just take it.

Bounty Hunter : Better than Oppressor because you want to save your gravessmokegrenade.png to disengage your ennemy.

Battering Blows : More armor pen, MORE MORE MORE !

Warlord's Bloodlust : It have been hard nerfed on ranged but I still like it.
OR
Fervor of Battle : The other choice you have, it's a different vision of the game, take the one you prefer between this and Warlord.

Resolve 12

Recovery : A bit more of regen, it will help you to stay longer on your lane.

Tough skin : Best one on Graves, with your special AA you will have to take a lot of minion's attacks so reduce them by 2 is a good idea.

Veteran's Scars : Good choice, it will save you in early game, trust me.

Perseverance : Same as Recovery, more sustain.

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

Your passive is very good in early game to tank a bit during trades. Stack it before engage to take kill.


Your Q gives you an insane 1v1 burst. Try to make it hit a wall to one shot your opponent.

Your W is great to disengage a fight so don't use it randomly.

Your E is very strong. It gives you a great mobility and resistance in fights and also an other escape way through walls. It also reload you a shell so use it after your first / second auto attack.

With your R you can do insane damage at lv6 so try to all-in when it's possible. Be careful of the knockback /!\

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Doran is op, better than other starter items.

Core Items

    Against very tanky matchups, read notes for more details.
    Against squishy matchups, read notes for more details.
    Don't know which one you have to buy ? Read notes !

Situational Items

    Read Notes.

Build Order 


Against most matchups : 3812.png > 1001.png > 3044.png > 3046.png > 3009.png > 3071.png or 3053.png > 3156.png > 3036.png

First you want to have 1053.png, especially if you are facing a lane bully or someone who regens a lot (86.png36.png) because it will give you a lot of sustain in early game. Then you have to finish your 3812.png as soon as possible, with this item you are safe on your lane and you can stay during a very long time on it. 1001.png are you next objective, don't upgrade them now. Against champs that have a movespeed boost or a strong slow, it can be good to buy 3044.png now. It's not against all, just champs that have this caracteristic (read matchups section for details). 3046.png is the best AS item on Graves because you have enough pushing power to play without 3087.png. With this item you also have more mobility and more 1v1 potential. Now, it's time for you to upgrade your boots :

3047.png : Only against a full ad team comp / an AD who's seriously fed.

3111.png : In most of cases you need them, it prevents from CC and reduces a bit the magic damages you take.

3009.png : When you're not facing too many CC or heavy ap burst.

If you buyed 3044.png earlier, upgrade it into 3071.png now. You will deals a lot to tanky comps (scaling good with armor pen runes) and you can escape / chase easier. If you didn't buy it, go for 3053.png because of the bonus HP, AD and the broken passive. Go for a 3036.png right after that, especially if you're against a team that stacks armor a lot. For your 6th item, you will take 3156.png in most of cases, but sometimes it's better to go for another one.

Situational items 

3142.png : it can be good to take it when you feel confident and if the ennemy team has no real damage.

3143.png : I like to take this one when I'm facing a full ad comp and when my team doesn't have any tank.

3026.png : A good item when you need armor and magic resistance. 

3102.png : Needed against a lot of catch / one spell burst (76.png89.png)

3065.png : A nice item when you need more sustain, especially when you are facing a lot of ap.

3072.png : Take it instead of LW's upgrades when there is no tank in the ennemy team.




Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Darius
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Graves
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Darius

Easy

+ You should have no difficulty to deny him

+ You can dash out if he tries to grab you
- His passive can be dangerous post 6

Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png.
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Fiora

Medium

+ You can deny her during early game

+ You can avoid her fioraq.png with a well timed gravesmove.png
- She can be very annoying and she deals a lot of damages
- She can block your spells (including ultimate !)

Take 3053.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Garen

Easy

+ Deny him during laning phase and try to all in him

+ Kite him when he uses his garenslash3.png
- Be careful of his garenjustice.png damage
Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Graves

Hard

BROKEN BROKEN BROKEN

VS

Irelia

Medium

+ You can kite her and stay away

+ You can deny her from farming
- She can 100-0 you
- Her chase is insane, you need an early 3044.png
- She has true damage + high regen so be careful
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Jax

Medium

+ You can poke him early 

+ You can gravesmove.png his jaxcounterstrike.png
- If he jumps on you you're a dead man
Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png

Spells : 4.png + 14.png or 4.png + 12.png if you don't feel confident

VS

Kayle

Hard

+ You have to kill her when her kayleE.png is in cd

+ You can 100-0 her if you play good
- She can chase you to death 
- Run away when she uses kayleR.png 
Take 3053.png if you want to survive

Spells : 4.png + 12.png

VS

Malphite

Easy

+ You can deny him

+ You can avoid his ufslash.png with a perfect timed gravesmove.png
+ This champ is strong atm so he may fill confident (low elo only), don't hesitate to burst him down under tower if you think you can
- He is tanky, very very tanky, and has a lot of damage
Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Olaf

Medium

+ You can deny him during laning part

+ You can (and you have to) avoid his olafaxethrowcast.png with your gravesmove.png
- He will rape you if he starts to chase you 
- His damages are very high so be careful
Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Pantheon

Medium

+ You can deny him, like most of melee matchup

+ You can dash his pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png 
- He has a stun and a shield, be careful
- If you are low, just go back 
Take 3053.png 
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Renekton

Easy

+ You can deny him during laning part

+ His Q wont hit you because you will be so far away from him
+ He wants to do short trades, put your gravesclustershot.png when he renektonsliceanddice.png back
- Be careful if he all in, he has a lot of damage and can 100-0 you

Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Riven

Medium

+ Melee champ, just deny her

+ You can avoid her rivenmartyr.png and riventricleave.png
- She has a lot of damage and can 100-0 you
- A good Riven will destroy you in lane, be careful

Take 3053.png
Spells : 4.png + 12.png

VS

Rumble

Easy

+ You outranges his rumbleflamethrower.png with your basic attacks

+ You can dash out when he lands rumblecarpetbomb.png
- He does a lot of damage but he's squishy

Take 3053.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Trundle

Medium

+ Another melee matchup, deny him

+ Use your 14.png when he trundleR.png you or someone else so he wont regen as more as he wants to
- He can burst you down quickly
- His chase is insane, be careful

Take 3044.png and upgrade it into 3071.png
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Tryndamere

Easy

+ You have to deny him when he try to farm

+ You can gravesmove.png out when he goes on you
+ Use your gravessmokegrenade.png when he engages so you can burst him then back
- He has strong damage
- His undyingrage.png can save him, save your graveschargeshot.png to snipe him

Take 3053.png 
Spells : 4.png + 14.png

VS

Yasuo

Medium
+ You can juke his yasuoQ.png 
+ You can put his shield down everytime it comes back
- He can yasuoW.png all your abilities (and basic attacks)
- He does a lot of damage if he comes close to you, save your gravesmove.png
Take 3053.png to resist to his burst

Take 4.png + 12.png

Pros and Cons Back to Top

Pros 

+ Insane poke against melee champions
+ Very good burst
+ Strong from early to very late
+ High mobility 
+ Good disengage with W

Cons

- Very low range
- Squishy 
- No more cigar :(



Early Game Back to Top

During early game you have to deny your oppent's farm in easy / medium matchups. You can all in at level 3 because your Q damages are insane.

Stay on your lane and farm as best as possible, it's better to have 100 farm @10mn than 3 kills and 50 farm. Never forget to put your wards and to buy 2043.png.

Mid Game Back to Top

You have to push your lane as much as possible. You have to take at least one tower before ~12 minutes if you want to help your team to push mid or to take drake.

Graves is perfect for snowballing so if you are ahead, put a lot of pressure and try to deny farm and at the same time kill your opponent.

Late Game Back to Top

You have a lot of damages, an insane mobility and you can help your team to do objectives. You can 1v2 without difficulties because of your very low E cooldown. 

Don't hesitate to push alone, you can clear a 20 minions wave just with your Q.

In Fights Back to Top

Try to stay behind your team and wait for your allies to engage. Burst what you can and don't hesitate to E away if you think you will get focused. Remember that your ult can also help you to go away ! Your damages are very high so try to deal as much damages as possible.

Patch Notes summary (from 6.1 to today) Back to Top

6.1 Patch :

No direct change for Graves but a buff on 3046.png (5% of permanent MoveSpeed bonus ; from 12% to 7% when near ennemies) which is very good on this champion. Also a bit more bonus damage to creeps on 3087.png (from 75% to 120%) which can be interesting for late push.

6.2 Patch :

Nothing at all, keep smoking your invisible cigar (RiP)

6.3 Patch :

Hard nerf on Q (from 85 / 145 / 205 / 265 / 325 to 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260) which is really bad for our Graves. It's still a very strong champion but be careful now, you have less instant burst damage.
Again we have a little buff on 3046.png (less golds needed, from 2800 to 2550) and also on 3087.png (depending on your level, from 30 - 100 to 50 - 120). So two little buffes which are very important because of the nerf on Q.

6.4 Patch :

Warlord's Bloodlust now buff your lifesteal when your hp are low (up to 20%) which is a really good news. It's good to take it on Graves again.

6.5 Patch : 

A nice buff of 3026.png, its cost has been reduced (from 2900 gold to 2700) and it now regen at least 700HP (or 30% of your max hp if its better).

6.6 Patch :

/

6.7 Patch :

Strong nerf of Warlord's Bloodlust for ranged champions. Fervor of Battle is a better choice now, it depends of what you prefer. I personnaly still go for Warlord.

6.8 Patch :

An important change on how Graves's attacks work : 
From 0.75 - 1.1 (depending on level) on the first shot to 0.7 - 1.0 (depending on level)
Critical hits fire 6 bullets (instead of 8) BUT each bullet does 140% of damages (160% with 3031.png)

6.9 Patch :

Boots enchantments have been removed.

A buff of 3071.png, cost has been reduced (from 3500 gold to 3100) and AD has been reduced (from 55 to 50).
3026.png cost is reduced, from 2700 gold to 2400 but magic resist has been reduced from 60 to 45.

6.10 Patch :

/

6.11 Patch :

A little nerf of 3009.png, movement speed reduced from 60 to 55.

6.12 Patch :

Important buff of 3031.png (from 65 AD to 70) and 3036.png (from 40 AD to 50).
Nerf of 3142.png (from 65 AD to 60).
Nerf of Fervor of Battle, abilites now give 1 stack instead of 2.

6.13 Patch :


Nerf of 12.png, channel time is now 4.5 seconds instead of 3.5.


About me Back to Top

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