Graves vs Talon Counter Build

How to Beat Talon as Graves

Summary

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL matches that we evaluate each and every week. This Graves versus Talon counter guide resulted from an evaluation of 16,363 ranked rounds where both champs fought each other.

This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Graves encounters Talon in only 1.8% of his games. Graves has done a good job of countering Talon. Normally, he wins a terrific 52.0% of games the champs fight one another in. In Graves versus Talon games, Graves’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Talon.

Matchups Analyzed

16,363

Win Rate

52%

Team First Blood

50%

Best Graves Items to Counter Talon

The ideal items to prioritize in your Graves versus Talon build include Youmuu's Ghostblade, The Collector, and Duskblade of Draktharr. When Graves incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Talon than with most other common builds.

Youmuu's Ghostblade Item The Collector Item Duskblade of Draktharr Item

Best Graves Runes to Counter Talon

To have the highest probability of beating Talon as Graves, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Sudden Impact, and Relentless Hunter runes. Out of all the runes players chose for Graves vs Talon clashes, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also included the top Talon runes to counterpick against Graves in order to help you recognize how he will likely be setup against you.

Best Graves Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter

Best Talon Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Scorch Rune Scorch

Stats

The subsequent tables show several critical Graves against Talon counter stats that may help you interpret the distinctions between the pair. Graves’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Talon’s KDA ratio of 2.2, highlighting that Graves may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Talon.

Battle Stats

Kills

Graves Stats
7.1 8.2
Talon Stats

Deaths

Graves Stats
6 6.5
Talon Stats

Assists

Graves Stats
6.9 5.8
Talon Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Graves Stats
3.3 3.6
Talon Stats

Damage Dealt

Graves Stats
18687 18746
Talon Stats

Damage Taken

Graves Stats
24637 24986
Talon Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Graves Stats
5.3 5
Talon Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Graves Stats
0.9 0.8
Talon Stats

Dragons Killed

Graves Stats
1.9 1.9
Talon Stats

Barons Killed

Graves Stats
0.4 0.4
Talon Stats

Gold Earned

Graves Stats
11805 11076
Talon Stats

Minions Killed

Graves Stats
62 130
Talon Stats

Graves normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, Graves takes a similar amount of damage to Talon. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Graves commonly takes many fewer minion kills than Talon. Champs who on average don't finish with very much CS usually don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, work to top the values presented here to do well.

If you want to see Graves vs Talon tips and builds for a a distinct rank, feel free to choose one from the selection menu above. At first, the stats and strategies given are computed using all rounds completed with these champs.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 16363 Graves vs Talon 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 Talon 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.