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

Graves vs Tristana

How to Beat Tristana as Graves in LoL Tristana is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Tristana as Graves

based on 4,345 Graves vs Tristana matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.27
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. Within our dataset, Graves did battle with Tristana 4345 times. Using so many games with Graves vs Tristana gives us confidence in our ability to prepare actionable data and a solid build to destroy your opposition. This matchup is relatively uncommon. Graves fights Tristana in only 4.1% of his matches.

Graves vs Tristana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Graves does a poor job of beating Tristana. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.7% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Graves vs Tristana matches, Graves’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood versus Tristana.

Best Graves vs Tristana 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 GhostbladeSerylda's GrudgeInfinity 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 HealthScaling
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
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
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 Tristana as Graves

Tips for Playing as Graves against Tristana

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 Tristana

Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.

If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.

Graves vs Tristana Counter Stats

Graves Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Tristana Image
7.3
< Kills >
8
6
< Deaths >
5.9
6.3
< Assists >
5.5
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.82
86
< Minions Killed >
165
1.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.24
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.61
16,783
< Physical Damage >
14,036
821
< Magic Damage >
2,089
1,141
< True Damage >
1,716
18,746
< Damage Dealt >
17,843
23,085
< Damage Taken >
18,653
12,418
< Gold Earned >
12,642
2.13
< Towers >
2.94
0.26
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
5,333
< Total Healing >
2,535
13,837
< Experience >
12,606
24
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
371
< Time Dealing CC >
53

How to Counter Tristana with Graves in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize several valuable Graves versus Tristana counter statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Graves’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Tristana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Graves may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Tristana..

Graves normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives more damage than Tristana. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Graves and Tristana

Damage Types Compared

Graves
Tristana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Graves
Tristana

Who is Better, Graves or Tristana?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Graves usually loses when trying to fight Tristana, with a 48.7% win rate. Thus, Graves makes a bad counter for Tristana.

While Graves does have a lower winrate than Tristana, when facing one another, Graves also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Graves into Tristana.

Additionally, Graves has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tristana. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Graves vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Graves is a somewhat poor counter for Tristana. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Graves against Tristana.

Additional Information for Graves Players

How We Calculated Our Graves vs Tristana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tristana as Graves, we analyzed 4,345 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 Tristana 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 learn all of the intricacies of Graves to counter Tristana during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Graves most often picks up less CS relative to Tristana. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Graves versus Tristana build consist of Eclipse, Guardian Angel, and The Collector. When Graves included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better countering Tristana than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Graves boasted an average win rate of 48.7% when playing against Tristana with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Tristana 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. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Graves vs Tristana clashes, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.7% winrate overall.

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