How to Win Graves vs Blitzcrank Counter Matchup Graves is in the b tier of champions

Graves vs Blitzcrank

How to Beat Blitzcrank as Graves in LoL Blitzcrank is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Blitzcrank as Graves

based on 3,911 Graves vs Blitzcrank matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends games that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Blitzcrank as Graves came out of an evaluation of 3911 ranked rounds where both champs faced off against one another. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Graves encounters Blitzcrank in only 3.7% of his games.

Graves vs Blitzcrank Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Graves has done a dismal job of countering Blitzcrank. On average, he wins a lowly 48.1% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Graves against Blitzcrank matches, Graves’s team is 0.2% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Blitzcrank.

Best Graves vs Blitzcrank Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Vampiric ScepterSerrated Dirk

Core Graves Items

~22 Mins
EclipseGuardian AngelThe Collector

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusYoumuu's GhostbladeBlack CleaverInfinity Edge

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Graves's passive ability p
Graves q ability q
Graves w ability w
Graves e ability e
Graves's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Blitzcrank as Graves

Tips for Playing as Graves against Blitzcrank

Using Quickdraw to get into range and delivering a point blank Buckshot can do lots of damage.

Smoke Screen can be used both to escape and to set up a kill.

Advice to Win Against Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank's passive Mana Barrier grants him a shield when he is low on health.

Staying behind creeps can prevent you from being Rocket Grabbed. Blitzcrank's Rocket Grab only pulls the first enemy target it encounters.

Graves vs Blitzcrank Counter Stats

Graves Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Blitzcrank Image
7.5
< Kills >
2.3
6.2
< Deaths >
6.2
6.8
< Assists >
12.8
1.75
< Killing Sprees >
0.42
85
< Minions Killed >
32
1.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.42
17,365
< Physical Damage >
2,198
869
< Magic Damage >
5,066
1,257
< True Damage >
754
19,492
< Damage Dealt >
8,018
23,524
< Damage Taken >
19,550
12,691
< Gold Earned >
7,846
2.14
< Towers >
1.38
0.28
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,418
< Total Healing >
1,531
14,026
< Experience >
10,254
25
< Vision Score >
48
7
< Wards Placed >
23
382
< Time Dealing CC >
206

How to Counter Blitzcrank with Graves in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize several strategic Graves vs. Blitzcrank counter statistics that may help us appreciate the differences between the pair. Graves’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Graves may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Blitzcrank. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Graves often has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he receives more damage than Blitzcrank. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Graves and Blitzcrank

Damage Types Compared

Graves
Blitzcrank
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Graves
Blitzcrank

Who is Better, Graves or Blitzcrank?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Graves usually loses when trying to fight Blitzcrank, with a 48.1% win rate. Thus, Graves makes a poor counter to Blitzcrank.

While Graves does have a lower winrate compared to Blitzcrank, when on opposite teams, Graves also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Graves into Blitzcrank.

Additionally, Graves also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Blitzcrank. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Graves vs Blitzcrank matchups, Blitzcrank is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Graves is a somewhat poor counter for Blitzcrank. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Graves against Blitzcrank.

Additional Information for Graves Players

How We Calculated Our Graves vs Blitzcrank Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Blitzcrank as Graves, we analyzed 3,911 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 Blitzcrank as Graves 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 truly master Graves in order to counter Blitzcrank during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Graves often accumulates more CS relative to Blitzcrank. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Graves versus Blitzcrank build consist of Eclipse, Guardian Angel, and The Collector. When Graves included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Blitzcrank than with most other typical builds. In fact, Graves had an average win rate of 48.1% battling Blitzcrank with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of crushing Blitzcrank as Graves, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Graves vs Blitzcrank matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.1% win rate overall.

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