Graves Build

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

LoL Champion


76,168 LoL Matches Analyzed

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We set our Graves build recommendations by analyzing 76,168 recently ranked League matches with him in them. We only advise the highest winrate Graves builds that have been built by ranked League players enough times for us to advise them. With so many games in our dataset, we are quite confident in our provided builds.

To find more champion specific build tips and tactics, please read our guide at the bottom of the page. Additionally, to see Graves builds dedicated to a particular skill level, choose your desired rank from the dropdown menu above. If you select a different division, the best Graves build will be based on that division's meta gameplay.

Best Graves Runes

If you are playing a mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Nimbus Cloak, and Waterwalking runes. In recent matches, he won the greatest percentage of his matches when equiped with these runes. Yet, if you are trying to beat a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AD heavy or a crowd control focused team, you should instead browse below to get the best Graves runes to win your particular round.


Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Versus Selected Team Comp
Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

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. Furthermore, as with our rune recommendations, you can also get quality, dedicated, Graves item builds further down for the specific enemy team comp you are facing in your current game. Those who added these items in their setups had a much better win rate than those who went for other Graves builds.

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 GaleforceLoL Item BloodthirsterLoL Item Rapid FirecannonLoL Item The Collector

vs CC Heavy Teams

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

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Immortal ShieldbowLoL Item Phantom DancerLoL Item Spirit VisageLoL Item Bloodthirster

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.