Graves Crit / Lethality Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Graves Item Build Order

55.3% Win Rate (29026 Games)
Doran's Shield

Starting

Youmuu's Ghostblade

1st

Plated Steelcaps

2nd

The Collector

3rd

The Collector

4th

Youmuu's Ghostblade

5th

Lord Dominik's Regards

6th

Doran's Shield
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Plated Steelcaps
The Collector
The Collector
Youmuu's Ghostblade
Lord Dominik's Regards

Core Graves Item Build Path

Situational

Infinity Edge
Opportunity
Immortal Shieldbow
Bloodthirster
Mortal Reminder
Maw of Malmortius
Guardian Angel

Summoner Spells

125986 Games58%

Graves Skill Order

0
New Destiny

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

End of the Line
Smoke Screen
Quickdraw
Collateral Damage

Graves Guide

Learn Graves with our Graves guide. Learn about Graves's strengths and Graves's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Graves, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Graves's autos can hit multiple enemies and can be blocked by other units.
  • If
    Graves
    Q
    collides with a wall, it returns faster.
  • Graves
    E
    's bonus armor stacks up to 8 times.
  • Graves
    E
    resets Graves's auto attack.
  • If Graves uses
    Graves
    E
    while reloading, he can cast other abilities mid-dash.
Strengths
  • Scales well and has a strong early game. Has the option to play aggressively and invade the enemy jungler.
  • Has high burst damage with
    Graves
    Q
    and
    Graves
    R
    .
  • A well-placed
    Graves
    W
    can win teamfights.
  • Best with items that enhance his physical damage, life steal, and armor penetration.
Weaknesses
  • Can be kited very easily by mobile champions.
  • Struggles against magic damage, as
    Graves
    E
    only grants Armor.
  • Graves
    R
    can be underwhelming in most situations past the mid-game, and is more commonly used for mobility over damage then.