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[12.5/6] (updated) graves a Sololane guide

"We’re here for your gold, not your heads"





Best Overall Runes


Spells

Skill Priority

Best Overall Build


Intro

Hello,

Actually are we here for their gold and their heads. In this guide you will learn how to win lane easily and maximate your gold with your favorite shotgun wielding champion.

I am alpha sagii and i have been playing League for over 10 years now. I play on the EUW server and have reached Diamond on all rolls. Recently i have alot of fun with

Graves
. He is super versitial, scales super hard and can dominate lane easily. He looks like he has a high skillcap though when played once and when you read this guide it will be easy for you to win and carry games easily.

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Why play graves in the Sololanes

extreme scaling



Graves
Autohits work diffrent, the crit mechanic also works diffrent. This can lead to oneshotting adcs with one crit auto in the late game.
Graves
has great kiteability, with
Quickdraw
, he can reload and maximize his damage, while beaing chased. Due to
New Destiny
Graves
autohits are projectiles, when criting he fire 2 more projectiles. That makes him scale great with crits, since when he hits all these porjectiles his crits are massivly stronger then normal crits.

Bullying laners

While being low range,

Graves
still has more range then meele champs, who you are facing toplane. You can ealiy poke them while they try to just cs, perfecting this can make you a better laner and give you easier lanes.

In Midlane you have the luxuary of pushing waves without mana. No other midlaner have that luxuary so you can use

End of the Line
to poke enmies

Alot of fun to play



Graves
is a really versatile champion. Sometimes you can feel like a full tank due to tankiness from the passive of
Quickdraw
. Alot of people are scared of graves because of his unique auto hits, though when played abit this will be an advantage for you since you know more about his mechanics and spells then others. Playing
Graves
is a unique experienced, in my opinion there is nothing like playing graves and being the master of the sololane, no one can contest you and you can get free turrets and loads of pressure for your team.

Spells

passive
New Destiny



Graves
passive is the most unique thing to his kit. He has ammunation and must reload after 2 shots, he can reload one bullet with
Quickdraw
His crit also scales with his passive, ., when he crits he shoots 6 projectiles instead of 4 normally.

Q
End of the Line



End of the Line
is another projectile, it goes straight forward dealing damage. Then stops in a rectangle. After 1,5 seconds the projectile comes back and deals tons of damage. This spell can be used against walls to not wait these 1,5 seconds, and return instantly.

W
Smoke Screen

Is a projectile, that when lands will place a circular smokebomb. This deals some damage, but most importantly it slows people and when they stand inside of it they have decreased vision. This spell can be a great way to outplay the enemies. Without vision you can escape or deal extra damage they cannot counter. When they stand inside

Smoke Screen
they will see you, so use this to reposition yourself into the best position you can

E
Quickdraw



Quickdraw
is a short dash, that reloads one bullet of your ammunition. The passive of
Quickdraw
stacks, for each stack you get more resistances, that’s why you want to have prolonged fights. Using this to reset your autohits, closing gaps or dodging spell is key to learn how
Graves
works.

Ultimate
Collateral Damage

This ultimate creates a projectile, pushing yourself back a little, the projectile explodes, when hitting and enemy or at a certain range, creating an explosion in shape of a cone afterwards. It deals great damage can be weaved in to deal extra damage in a rotation. Use

Collateral Damage
do to extra damage or escape with the small gapclose to dash over walls. It scales great with ad and will only be stronger in the lategame.

Runes

When playing graves you got 2 options. Either go the easier sustain runes or play full one shot lethality runes. I like

Fleet Footwork
more on toplane and
Electrocute
can be good on midlane against more squishier opponents.

  • standard rune page
  • when going lethality


Summoner Spells

Summonerspells are also a preference. In Toplane i like

Ghost
, since you can kite better with ghost against meele champs. As for
Teleport
it is always a good allrounder especially if you get behind and it scales good in the late game.
Ignite
is really good for midlane you can burst squishies easier and get further ahead, which you want with lethality graves.

  • Summonerspells

Skill Path



  • Skill Path

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Item Builds

  • Toplane
  • Lethiality

Toplane Build options

  • BT
  • PD

Lethality Build options

You can either build crit for more scaling or continue to go lethality for more burst and surviveability (see Zeal options from above)

  • Crit
  • leth.



Matchups and Synergies



  • Hard
  • Easy toplane
  • easy midlane
  • synergies



Playstyle

Graves is a Hypercarry. Your mindsetis to maximate your goldincome!

Earlygame

Use

Quickdraw
and
End of the Line
to wave clear and establish vision in the enemy jungle. NoboIn mid game anivia has similar push power dy should try to contest your push without using to much mana.

Try aiming your shotgun shells so you hit 2 minions since the first hit deals more damage then the ones afterwards for moire pushing power. Early you need to watch your mana cost since

End of the Line
can cost alot of mana.

Midgame

In this stage you are going thorugh a llittle power hole while converting to a crit build. Farm Jungle camps and sidelane without overextending. Your waveclear shopld be sufficient to just outpush your enemies.

Lategame

This is the Powerfantasy you were hoping for. Full late game graves is alot of fun, no person can contest you without getting one shot you should have the upper hand agaagainst everyone in the sidelane and in the teamfight. Try to position yourself as an adc and dash into enemies to one tap them.

Combos

q auto R (Burst comp)

Use

End of the Line
the AA and then use
Collateral Damage
the second instance of
End of the Line
will hit at the same time as
Collateral Damage
and you will deal tons of damage.

E Auto reset

Use

Quickdraw
to reload and reset your autohit

hitting 3 minions with one auto

Stand far enough away to hit all the targets with your bullets



New Destiny
gives you bullets instead of one autophiut the first bullet hiutting an enemies deal more damage then the others, thats why you want to hit as many targets as you can to maximize your damage and waveclear.



Ward placement

Warding is an essential part of league of legends. With these special wards you push further ahead and not overextend. These Warding spots can win you the game easily, first push the wave, then go for these wards.

legend

Red: pinkward

green: normalward(trinket)

yellow: scuttle crab

Toplaneplacements

blueside

redside



Midlaneplacements

redside

blueside

Have fun with my Graves solo lane guide and leave a like <3 !





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