The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
We calculated our Graves build recommendations by examining 890,564 recently ranked LoL games with him in them. We only recommend the best winrate Graves builds that were built by ranked LoL players enough times for us to advise them. With so many matches in our data, we are confident in our recommended builds.
If you would like more champion specific build advice and strategies, feel free to take a look at our guide farther down on the page. Additionally, to get Graves builds tailored to a particular division, pick a different division from the dropdown menu located above. In that case, the proposed Graves build will be based on that tier's meta game.
Best Graves Runes
If you are facing a mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing him the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Legend: Bloodline, and Last Stand runes. In recent games, he won the greatest fraction of his rounds when using these runes. Yet, if you are battling a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD focused or a tank heavy team, you should instead browse below to view the best Graves runes to win your particular match.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Graves Build
The most essential items to use in your Graves build are: Galeforce, Infinity Edge, Essence Reaver, and The Collector. Moreover, like our rune suggestions, you can also find quality, focused, Graves item builds below for the specific enemy team composition you are fighting in your current game. Those who added these pieces in their setups had a much higher winrate than those who worked towards other builds for Graves.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
Guide to Playing with Graves
- Use Quickdraw to get in close and then follow up with Buckshot to deal a ton of damage.
- Smoke Screen can be used as an initiating or escape mechanism, because it applies nearsight to all enemies within the cloud.