How to play Graves
Graves – the Outlaw – is based on our LoL Jungle Tier List on patch 13.21 a S-Tier Jungle champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier, Graves has a win rate of 51.1%, a pick rate of 15%, a ban rate of 15.5% and an average KDA Ratio of 0.0, which shows that the Marksman is in an excellent spot in the current meta of season 13. If you want to learn how to play Graves on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically simple to play in LoL. This Graves guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Graves. The upcoming LoL Graves Jungle Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.
In champion select you need to choose your Graves runes and summoner spells. The best Graves Jungle Runes 13.21 are Precision as the primary path and Inspiration as the secondary path. The most supportive Graves keystone rune is Fleet Footwork. Flash and Smite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Graves Build the most.
Item Build on Graves
The starter items for the best Graves Build on patch 13.21 are Scorchclaw Pup, and a Stealth Ward as the trinket. 92% of all Graves Probuilds include
With this Graves Build he tends to prefer “power farming”, putting more focus on clearing the jungle camps as fast as possible and gaining an experience and gold advantage, getting to his core items earlier and allowing him to take over the game. This style of jungling is especially good against those who have slower clear times and prefer to gank, such as Lee Sin or Elise.
Graves isn’t as strong as those champions early on, but with an item or two, he becomes much stronger than them and scales much better. That being said, if an opportunity presents itself, getting a kill or two can really speed up that scaling process.
Graves’ job in a team fight is to try and deal as much damage across everyone he can. This means hitting as many enemies as possible with End of the Line and Collateral Damage when they group up. It’s also a good idea to try and use Smoke Screen as a zoning tool, denying an exit route from the enemies, or using it mid-fight to make it harder for the carries to deal damage by obscuring their vision.
At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability Quickdraw on Graves. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise End of the Line into Quickdraw and at last Smoke Screen. End of the Line is a very strong ability of Graves in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called New Destiny and there is no need to set it manually on a Graves Build.
Graves' shotgun has some unique properties. He must reload when he runs out of ammo. Attacks fire 4 bullets, which cannot pass through units. Non-champions struck by multiple bullets are knocked back.
Read Graves's bio
Malcolm Graves is a renowned mercenary, gambler, and thief—a wanted man in every city and empire he has visited. Even though he has an explosive temper, he possesses a sense of criminal honor, often enforced at the business end of his double-barreled shotgun Destiny. In recent years, he has reconciled a troubled partnership with Twisted Fate, and together they have prospered once more in the turmoil of Bilgewater’s criminal underbelly.
Available Graves Skins
Besides the Graves build you can select a skin for Graves. The best Graves skins you can find below.
- Short Story: Destiny and Fate by Anthony Reynolds
- Short Story: One Last Shot **
Holed up in an empty bar, bleeding from a dozen wounds and surrounded by armed men who wanted him dead, Malcolm Graves had seen better days. He’d seen worse ones, too, so he wasn’t worried yet. Graves leaned over the smashed bar and helped himself to a bottle, sighing as he read the label.
- Short Story: Burning Tides by Scott Hawkes, George Krstic, Anthony Reynolds, and John O'Bryan
The Rat Town slaughter docks; they smell as bad as their name suggests.
- Short Story: The Boys and Bombolini By Jared Rosen
There existed, among the multitude of disgusting Bilgewater shipping warehouses filled with rusted knives and arms-length carnivorous rats, one Bilgewater shipping warehouse devoid of such things...
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