Graves vs Kai'Sa Counter Build

How to Beat Kai'Sa as Graves


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our dataset, Graves engaged Kai'Sa 84,709 times. Using so many matchups for Graves vs Kai'Sa provides us faith in our capacity to provide informative data and a solid build to defeat your opposition.

This particular champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Graves has to counter Kai'Sa in only 9.5% of his games. Unfortunitally, Graves does a below average job of countering Kai'Sa. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.0% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Graves against Kai'Sa rounds, Graves’s team is 3.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Kai'Sa.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Graves Items to Counter Kai'Sa

The top items to use in your Graves versus Kai'Sa build include Guardian Angel, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Eclipse. When Graves bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Kai'Sa than with most other typical builds.

Guardian Angel Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Item Eclipse Item

Best Graves Runes to Counter Kai'Sa

To have the highest chance of beating Kai'Sa as Graves, you should equip the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes we have analyed/that we analyzed for Graves vs Kai'Sa counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Kai'Sa runes to fend off Graves to help you grasp how she will likely be played against you.

Best Graves Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Kai'Sa Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind


The following tables highlight some important Graves vs. Kai'Sa matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. Graves’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.4 is similar to Kai'Sa’s ratio of 2.5, showing that Graves may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Kai'Sa.

Battle Stats


Graves Stats
7 7.9
Kai'Sa Stats


Graves Stats
5.8 5.7
Kai'Sa Stats


Graves Stats
7 6.5
Kai'Sa Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Graves Stats
3.3 3.7
Kai'Sa Stats

Damage Dealt

Graves Stats
17791 18469
Kai'Sa Stats

Damage Taken

Graves Stats
24242 19395
Kai'Sa Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Graves Stats
5.2 5.2
Kai'Sa Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Graves Stats
0.9 0.8
Kai'Sa Stats

Dragons Killed

Graves Stats
2 1.9
Kai'Sa Stats

Barons Killed

Graves Stats
0.4 0.4
Kai'Sa Stats

Gold Earned

Graves Stats
11820 12020
Kai'Sa Stats

Minions Killed

Graves Stats
60 169
Kai'Sa Stats

Graves usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Graves takes more damage than Kai'Sa. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Graves typically takes many fewer minion kills than Kai'Sa. Champions who on average do not finish with very much CS normally do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to beat the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 84709 Graves vs Kai'Sa 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 Kai'Sa 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.