Graves Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion


890,564 LoL Matches Analyzed

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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.


Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Versus Selected Team Comp
Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

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.

LoL Item GaleforceLoL Item Infinity EdgeLoL Item Essence ReaverLoL Item The Collector

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Sanguine BladeLoL Item The Collector

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Duskblade of DraktharrLoL Item Youmuu's GhostbladeLoL Item Maw of MalmortiusLoL Item The Collector

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Infinity EdgeLoL Item BloodthirsterLoL Item Maw of Malmortius

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item EclipseLoL Item Infinity EdgeLoL Item Navori QuickbladesLoL Item The Collector

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.