How to Win Ekko vs Graves Counter Matchup Ekko is in the s tier of champions

Ekko vs Graves

How to Beat Graves as Ekko in LoL Graves is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Graves as Ekko

based on 4,348 Ekko vs Graves matchups
Win Rate
51.8 %
K/D/A
2.65
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated LoL matches that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Graves as Ekko resulted from an evaluation of 4348 ranked games where both champs fought one another. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Ekko has to counter Graves in only 3.8% of his games.

Ekko vs Graves Matchup Summary

Ekko has done a decent job of countering Graves. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.8% of games the champs fight one another in. In Ekko against Graves games, Ekko’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Graves.

Best Ekko vs Graves Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Ekko Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapNashor's Tooth

Optional Items

ShadowflameLich BaneZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Ekko to level up q
>
Second ability for Ekko to level up e
>
Last skill for Ekko to max out w

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearFuture's MarketCosmic Insight
Domination Sudden ImpactTreasure Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Ekko's passive ability p
Ekko q ability q
Ekko w ability w
Ekko e ability e
Ekko's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Graves as Ekko

Tips for Playing as Ekko against Graves

If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.

Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.

Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.

Advice to Win Against Graves

Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.

Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.

Ekko vs Graves Counter Stats

Ekko Image
Win Rate
51.8 %
VS
Win Rate
48.2 %
Graves Image
7.4
< Kills >
6.8
5.2
< Deaths >
5.6
6.4
< Assists >
6.7
1.64
< Killing Sprees >
1.52
91
< Minions Killed >
76
0.92
< Dragons Killed >
1.26
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.48
2,336
< Physical Damage >
18,586
16,093
< Magic Damage >
885
1,181
< True Damage >
1,353
19,611
< Damage Dealt >
20,825
29,333
< Damage Taken >
26,314
12,179
< Gold Earned >
12,617
1.88
< Towers >
2
0.2
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
9,274
< Total Healing >
8,267
13,675
< Experience >
13,929
19
< Vision Score >
30
6
< Wards Placed >
9
369
< Time Dealing CC >
416

How to Counter Graves with Ekko in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize several strategic Ekko vs. Graves counter statistics that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Graves’s ratio of NaN, showing that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Graves..

Ekko typically has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives more damage than Graves. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Ekko and Graves

Damage Types Compared

Ekko
Graves
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ekko
Graves

Who is Better, Ekko or Graves?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Ekko usually wins when trying to fight Graves, with a 51.8% win rate. Thus, Ekko makes a good counter to Graves.

While Ekko does have a higher win rate than Graves, when they face off with one another, Ekko also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Gravesas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Ekko also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Graves. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Graves matchups, Ekko is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Ekko is a decent counter for Graves. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Ekko against Graves.

Additional Information for Ekko Players

How We Calculated Our Ekko vs Graves Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Graves as Ekko, we analyzed 4,348 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Graves as Ekko comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ekko to counter Graves during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ekko typically gets a similar amount of CS as Graves. Champs who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Ekko versus Graves build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Ekko used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Graves than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Ekko had an average win rate of 51.8% when playing against Graves with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Graves as Ekko, Ekko players should equip the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Ekko vs Graves matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.8% winrate overall.

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