by Hyorr

[2.4b] Graves Guide - Graves, Revisited.

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Perfectionist World Cultural Heritage
Patch 2.4b
November 04, 2021 23:50
Jungle

Graves, Revisited.

Graves is marksman fighter that excels in jungle division, but able to use him at mid or baron (top if you want, classic LoL term). Graves is one of scaling champ who able to do great stuff in every stage in the game. here's my take on Graves.

Pros

  • One of the best early-game fighting jungler.
  • Scaling up well into late game.
  • Armor reduction proc is easy on Graves.

Cons

  • Need help for ganking.
  • No CC except near sight from 2nd ability
  • Hard time coming back from deficit.

Graves Build

Best Build Guide for Graves

Starting Items
Long Sword
Serrated Dirk
Core Items
Bloodthirster
Mercury's Treads
Solari Chargeblade
Infinity Edge
Situationals
Mortal Reminder
Death's Dance
Navori Quickblades
Stormrazor
Maw of Malmortius
Phantom Dancer
Negan Graves
Bloodthirster
Gluttonous Greaves
Blade of the Ruined King
Death's Dance
Infinity Edge
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

New GravesGraves build :

  1. BloodthirsterBloodthirster is the most effective item for him because lifesteal + shield if overheal and grit are strong aspect.
  2. Solari ChargebladeSolari Chargeblade is another damage boosting + true damage coming from casting his QuickdrawQuickdraw ability and how spammable it is.
  3. Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge always be the 3rd item core, at this point you shooting 6 pellets all the time.

New Situational items :

  1. Mortal ReminderMortal Reminder is answer to anti heal and armor, you don't need Serylda's GrudgeSerylda's Grudge as he can't use it much.
  2. Death's DanceDeath's Dance for another lifesteal source, and delaying damage from burst damage.
  3. Navori QuickbladesNavori Quickblades synergize well with Solari, making casting QuickdrawQuickdraw spamable as ever.
  4. StormrazorStormrazor in case you need another cc
  5. Maw of MalmortiusMaw of Malmortius & Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer are lifeline defense, Maw against 2/3 AP, PD is for general.

Negan GravesGraves focus on all-lifesteal build.

Graves Runes

Best Runes for Graves

Keystone
Phase Rush
Phase Rush
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

2.3 bring the life for GravesGraves as it bring Phase RushPhase Rush for him and solved the mobility issue for GravesGraves .

Keystone
Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Pack Hunter
Pack Hunter

Conqueror is for bruiser Graves, Fleet is for lethality Graves

in this jungler build i will not using mastermind due how fast Graves to take any objectives especially the crits system on New DestinyNew Destiny
hunter titan is used for more health, conditioning is also good because your games never ends in 8 minutes, unless your teammate are intentional feeding and also surrender. remember 4 of your teammates sometime are nightmare.

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

New Destiny
New Destiny - Passive
End Of The Line
End Of The Line
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Smoke Screen
Smoke Screen
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Quickdraw
Quickdraw
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Smite
get the challenging smite (red) if your team has easy to land cc, if not, take the chilling smite (blue)
Ignite
if you really don't care about flash due to [graves:3] is dash and able to go through walls.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Smoke Screen
2nd
End Of The Line
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Quickdraw
3rd
End Of The Line
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Collateral Damage
Ult

Classic Graves go-to gank combo. Always start if your partner ready to cc first.

This combo is powerful especially near walls or turrets.

Smoke Screen
2nd
Quickdraw
3rd
Collateral Damage
Ult
Flash
Flash

This is for escape your failed gank.

Graves Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Dr. Mundo
Easy
Dr. Mundo
Tryndamere
Easy
Tryndamere
Jarvan Iv
Easy
Jarvan Iv
Amumu
Easy
Amumu
Gragas
Easy
Gragas
Rengar
Easy
Rengar
Xin Zhao
Medium
Xin Zhao
Master Yi
Medium
Master Yi
Wukong
Medium
Wukong
Lee Sin
Medium
Lee Sin
Fizz
Medium
Fizz
Rammus
Hard
Rammus
Kha'Zix
Hard
Kha'Zix
Evelynn
Hard
Evelynn
Camille
Hard
Camille
Jax
Hard
Jax
Braum
Hard
Braum
Shyvana
Skill
Shyvana
Pantheon
Skill
Pantheon
Vi
Skill
Vi
Olaf
Skill
Olaf

it's rare but it is good to buy early Executioner's CallingExecutioner's Calling before your core items.

Graves

Unique Auto Attack System

This section is the reason why Graves is unique to jungler roster in League. This section will discuss how New DestinyNew Destiny works

1. Graves has 2 bullets in his dual-barreled shotgun, same as Jhin's WhisperWhisper he needs to reload after using 2 bullets. Reload can be happened if you're outside combat, and the time to reload can be faster if you have more attack speed.
2. Graves' bullets has 4 pellets inside, if he got crit items, he has chance to make it 6 pellets.
3. Graves' pellets can triggers on-hit effects such from Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King or Black CleaverBlack Cleaver immediately.
4. Graves' pellets can knock back units / monster by multiple bullets, however it cannot goes through units.
5. Graves' pellets deals 75% damage to structures.

Graves

Jungle Pathing

Graves need to get lvl 5 to gank. here's the pathing for him. now, open your Wild Rift's map or Google it to know what are those things.

  • Red Buff – Krugs – Raptors – Wolves – Blue Buff – Gromp
  • Red Buff – Krugs – Raptors – Wolves – Blue Buff – Scuttle
  • Blue Buff – Gromp – Wolves – Raptors – Red Buff – Krugs
  • Blue Buff – Gromp – Wolves – Raptors – Red Buff – Scuttle

You can do counter jungle if you know where is your opposite jungler start and dare yourself to take it, and pray the opposite jungler doesn't come to you

  • Red Buff – Krugs – Counter Jungle Blue Buff – Wolves – Blue Buff – Gromp

you can do it from blue buff however there's little chance jungler starts from blue.

Graves

Early Phase

This phase is crucial to every jungler. this is the difference between good jungler and bad jungler.

Start from the buff you want to get first (i recommend the blue buff, remember he's mana hungry) and then start getting yourself level 5. learn to leash jungle (google leash jungle if you don't know about it. i will not explain it here. figure it out yourself.)
now as you know from pros and cons, you cannot start to gank, so you will need your laner to helping you for starting the gank. don't afraid to dive ganking due how tanky are you from the True Grits from QuickdrawQuickdraw however do not getting three time turret shot or you will fail your gank. be aware of that.

after you successful in your gank, or at least make them use summoner's spells (especially flash) you can go to objectives like drakes and rift heralds. remember, both of them are valuable for your team.

 

Graves

Mid + Late Game

This is where Graves are scary to face-off.

Graves power spike is one of the best in Wild Rift due how fast he's getting items and if he's getting more crit or survival items he will be unstoppable thanks to True Grits and Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen . you can solo everyone as Graves if you able to close your distances between you and your target and if your target fleeing, try to predict where's they go using your ultimate Collateral DamageCollateral Damage

your second ability, Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen are big value thanks to near-sights, giving them one of the pesky cc that they cannot see the surrounding of the champion and you're able to use Duskblade of DraktharrDuskblade of Draktharr twice there, first from your starting gank, and second one if they inside your Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen

here's combo for ganking :

Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen -> End Of The LineEnd Of The Line -> AA -> QuickdrawQuickdraw -> AA -> Collateral DamageCollateral Damage

to escape failed gank :

Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen -> Collateral DamageCollateral Damage -> QuickdrawQuickdraw if needed flash away

Graves

conclusion

Malcom Graves, The Outlaw is marksman fighter who excels in jungler, but able to pick in Baron even Mid lane. he's one of the great jungler in the game thanks to his passive and true grits that coming from E. if you like close-quarter combat and love how destructive he is, then pick him. give him a shot, and you can say, "Dead Man Walking"

Thanks for your time summoners, i know my guides sometime boring because there's no rule 34 shits or even no picts, but i like that way. see you in the rift, summoners.



P.S RITO GIVE HIS CIGAR BACK PLEASE, HE NEEDS IT GODDAMN IT.

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Imasupport12
3 years ago
When to buy anti tank item , 3rd item or 4th
Hyorr
3 years ago
Usually i buy Mortal Reminder as my 4th or 5th item. For Blade of the Ruined Kings i take it as 3rd item.