This champion was updated in the latest Patch 2.5

Gragas Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Gragas with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Gragas or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Gragas's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Gragas is ranked Tier A+ (Solo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Gragas
Gragas Baron Lane The Rabble Rouser
Patch 2.5
Recommended Role Solo Lane

Gragas' Item Build

Starting Item
Ruby Crystal
Ruby Crystal
Core Items
Sunfire Aegis
Sunfire Aegis
Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage
Iceborn Gauntlet
Iceborn Gauntlet
Boots
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Teleport
Teleport
Final Build
Sunfire Aegis
Sunfire Aegis
Spirit Visage
Spirit Visage
Iceborn Gauntlet
Iceborn Gauntlet
Thornmail
Thornmail
Randuin's Omen
Randuin's Omen
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcaps
Teleport
Teleport

Gragas' Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
Brutal
Brutal
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Gragas' Skill Order

Happy Hour Happy Hour (Passive)
Barrel Roll
  • Barrel Roll
Drunken Rage
  • Drunken Rage
Body Slam
  • Body Slam
Explosive Cask
  • Explosive Cask
Quick Skill Order
Barrel Roll
Body Slam
Drunken Rage

How to play Gragas


Gragas is a magic damage-based champion with mobility, crowd control, damage, self-healing and tankiness. This build is for the top lane, however Gragas can be also played in the mid lane and jungle. Gragas is ok in the early game but as the game gets into the mid/late game, you can pull off some nice combos to carry the team fights. One of the combos is by using Gragas's Body Slam (3rd Ability), once you hit his Body Slam you can use his Barrel Roll (1st Ability) and Explosive Cask (Ultimate) to deal a lot of damage.

Gragas' Abilities


Happy Hour (Passive)

Casting an ability restores health. This helps Gragas stay healthy in the laning phase especially when actively fighting. The passive works really well with Drunken Rage (2nd Ability) so not only do you heal a bit of health, but you also take reduced damage.

Barrel Roll (1)

Gragas rolls a barrel to a target location that explodes upon re-casting or after a few seconds. Enemies hit take magic damage and are slowed for a few seconds. The damage and slow amount increase over the first few seconds, by up to 150%.

You mainly want to use this ability to poke down the enemy in the laning phase or to last hit minions if you don't feel comfortable walking up and hitting them directly.

Barrel Roll also reveals the area hit so if you are scared to check a brush because you think someone might be sitting in there, throw your barrel in to check before walking in.

Drunken Rage (2)

When activated, Gragas does an animation and during this time, damage taken is reduced for a few seconds. Gragas cannot attack or cast spells during this ability so make sure you activate it early or in a safe place.

The next attack within a few seconds after drinking is empowered to splash nearby enemies for bonus magic damage. This empowered attack is effective when you want to quickly clear the minion wave because of the splash damage and when you want to engage.

Body Slam (3)

This is your main engage and crowd control ability. Gragas charges forward, colliding with the first enemy hit to deal magic damage to nearby enemies. Enemies hit are also bumped backwards, stunning them for a second. Body Slam's cooldown is reduced by a few seconds if it successfully collides with an enemy.

You can combo Body Slam with Flash fairly easily. This allows your charge to go even further and you can surprise enemies most of the time. To do this combo correctly you need to use Body Slam and whilst you are in the charge animation use Flash and the animation will carry on after Flash or it will stop if you Flash onto an enemy.

Explosive Cask (Ultimate)

Gragas hurls a barrel that explodes when it lands, dealing magic damage and knocking enemies away from the explosion's centre. Explosive Cask will make or break a teamfight. Make sure you manually aim your ultimate because sometimes you can knock enemies away from you to safety when you don't want to.

When used correctly, you can use your ultimate at the start of the fight to knock enemies towards you and then you can combo that with Body Slam (3rd Ability) to stun them followed by a Drunken Rage (2nd Ability) auto-attack to deal a lot of damage.

Gragas Build Breakdown


Sunfire Aegis
Spirit Visage
Iceborn Gauntlet
Thornmail
Randuin's Omen
Plated Steelcaps - Teleport

Gragas builds tanky items to help him survive. Sunfire Aegis is a great 1st item for Gragas. It gives him some extra health and most of the time Gragas will be in the face of the enemies using ability and auto-attacking, so you will be in combat a lot and be able to deal more damage with the Sunfire passive Immolate. Spirit Visage helps a lot and works really well with Gragas's passive Happy Hour allowing you to heal even more when using abilities.


With runes, we have:

Grasp of the Undying

When playing tank Gragas you can walk up and auto-attack enemy champions with ease and stack up this rune to get even more health to get even more durable.

Brutal

Good way to get some extra ability power that can help at all stages of the game.

Bone Plating

With Gragas, you will be in a lot of fights and trading a lot in the laning phase. Bone plating helps you take reduced damage and win out trades against your opponents.

Sweet Tooth

A great rune for if Gragas gets low in the landing phase and need that extra bit of healing or mana and get some free money.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for that killing blow. For the 2nd spell, Ignite is amazing for Gragas when you look for the solo kill, it will help you deal that extra bit of damage over time.

Early Game


Gragas does quite well in the laning phase. You can use his Barrel Roll (1st Ability) to poke down the enemy and at the same time, it will also heal Gragas because of his passive Happy Hour. Once you hit level 3 you can look for a solo kill on the enemy. First, use your Drunken Rage (2nd Ability) to enhance your next auto attack then use Gragas's Body Slam (3rd Ability) to jump into the enemy and you can deal a lot of early game damage.

Late Game


Gragas scales quite well into the late game in terms of both being tanky and dealing a lot of damage with his abilities. With Gragas, you always want to stay grouped with your team. Gragas has a lot of crowd control can be a front line tank that can help your team. When you are grouped with your team and about to have a team fight, the best thing you want to do is get to their backline where you can kill the enemies carries. 

Conclusion


Overall Gragas can do a lot in the early game and punish the enemy champions if they step out of place. You can play very safe with him because of his passive and he has a big presence in team fights. 


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