Graves Build Guide for Wild Rift

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

Graves' Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Boots
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Protobelt
Protobelt
Final Build
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Protobelt
Protobelt

Graves' Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Runes
Phase Rush
Phase Rush
Brutal
Brutal
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Graves' Skill Order

New Destiny New Destiny (Passive)
End of the Line
  • End of the Line
Smoke Screen
  • Smoke Screen
Quickdraw
  • Quickdraw
Collateral Damage
  • Collateral Damage
Quick Skill Order
End of the Line
Quickdraw
Smoke Screen

Graves' Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Boots
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Protobelt
Protobelt
Final Build
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster
Infinity Edge
Infinity Edge
Solari Chargeblade
Solari Chargeblade
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Gluttonous Greaves
Gluttonous Greaves
Protobelt
Protobelt

Graves' Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Barrier
Barrier
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Vampirism
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Graves' Skill Order

New Destiny New Destiny (Passive)
End of the Line
  • End of the Line
Smoke Screen
  • Smoke Screen
Quickdraw
  • Quickdraw
Collateral Damage
  • Collateral Damage
Quick Skill Order
End of the Line
Quickdraw
Smoke Screen

How to play Graves


Graves is an AD auto-attack-focused jungler. He has one of the best early game duels against any other junglers which means he can have an aggressive early game jungle path to try and get an advantage early. Graves has a very unique kit different from others. Graves's Shotgun only has 2 bullets, which means after you auto-attack twice, you need to reload so just make sure you keep that in mind and don't get caught whilst reloading.


Graves can also be played in the top lane. With his early game damage and aggression, he can bully out champions in the solo lane and get a lot more gold and experience than playing jungle, meaning you can reach your core items sooner and start to deal a lot of damage early.

Graves' Abilities


New Destiny (Passive)

Graves auto-attacks are very unique. Graves uses a shotgun that fires 2 shots. After 2 shots he has to reload. Attack speed reduces reload time and time between attacks. Each attack fires 4 bullets. Critical strikes fire 6 bullets and increase each bullet's damage.

Bullets cannot pass through enemy units. So even though you might be targeting a champion, if there are minions, a tower or even another champion in the way, the auto-attack will not hit the champion you are targeting.

Non-champions struck by multiple bullets are knocked back slightly. This allows Graves to easily kite jungle camps and stay healthy when clearing through the jungle.

End of The Line (1)

Graves fires a powder round that deals physical damage and then detonates after just over a second to deal additional physical damage. If End of the Line hits terrain, it detonates in 0.25s instead.

It's important to always aim End of the Line and try to get it to hit the terrain because the damage from the 2nd part of this ability (when coming back) does more than the 1st part (when firing out).

Smoke Screen (2)

Graves throws a canister that creates a cloud of smoke for a few seconds. Enemies within the smoke cannot see outside of it. You can use this ability as a zoning tool to stop enemies coming towards you as they will be afraid to walk over the smoke cloud.

Enemies caught in the initial impact take magic damage and are slowed for just under a second. So you can also use this ability to help when chasing to briefly slow on impact.

Quickdraw (3)

This is Graves' main mobility tool. He dashes in a direction, reloading one shell from his passive (New Destiny) and granting True Grit for a few seconds. True Grit grants Armor (stacking a few times) and refreshes when damaging non-minions. Dashing towards an enemy champion grants 2 stacks of True Grit.

Each auto-attack bullet hit reduces Quickdraw's cooldown by just under a second. This ability is mainly used for kiting and for placing Graves in the perfect position to cast his other abilities like End of The Line (1st Ability).

Collateral Damage (Ultimate)

Graves fires an explosive shell that deals physical damage and knocks him back from recoil. The shell explodes upon hitting an enemy champion or reaching the end of its range, dealing physical damage in a cone.

This ability is very useful when you are trying to snipe escaping enemies due to Collateral Damage having a very long range.

Graves Build breakdown


Bloodthirster
Infinity Edge
Solari Chargeblade
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel
Gluttonous Greaves - Protobelt

Graves does well with items that have attack damage and ability haste to deal damage and so he can use his abilities more often. With that in mind, Bloodthirster is a great first item that allows Graves to sustain a lot in the jungle so he is always at full health when he roams around the map. Infinity Edge is another great item that gives you a lot of attack damage and gives your crits more damage.


Onto the runes, we have:

Phase Rush

Graves has a lot of ways to quickly proc Phase Rush with his abilities and auto-attacks, to give him a huge burst of movement speed to keep up with the enemies when they try to run away.

Brutal

This helps out Graves in the early game get that extra bit of damage when clearing the jungle and getting them early ganks off.

Hunter - Titan

With Graves, you will be in a lot of fights and get plenty of damage on the enemies especially if you play aggressively early on. This allows Graves to get a bit more health with each takedown to make him that little bit extra tanky.

Pathfinder

As a jungler you will be roaming around the map a lot, taking objectives and ganking lanes. Pathfinder gives you extra movement speed in brushes, jungle and river so you can move around the map a lot quicker to help your team.

Flash
Smite

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. Smite is a must for when you are playing jungle. Help's you out a lot when clearing the jungle and securing the epic monsters.

Jungle Path


With Graves, he has a very fast early jungle clear. This means that you can work your way around the jungle really fast and be aggressive when contesting the scuttle crabs in the rivers when they spawn. It is best to start at Red Brambleback as you don't really struggle on mana and the extra damage you get can help clear the jungle faster.

This is what the jungle patch would look like:

  1. Red Brambleback
  2. Raptors
  3. Blue Sentinel
  4. Scuttle Crab 1 (In river)
  5. Scuttle Crab 2 (Opposite river)
  6. Gank or continue to farm jungle.

Below is a beginner's guide for jungle in Wild Rift. It goes in-depth about every jungle camp. Epic monsters and more!:


Late Game


In the late game, Graves struggles can be a powerhouse with all the critical strike items. The best thing you can do is group with your team and try to pick off the enemies. Your main objective as a jungler is to keep track of when Dragon's, Rift Herald, and Baron spawn. Taking these epic monsters will give you and your team an advantage in the game. When in a team fight try your best not to get caught out and try to keep auto-attacking and using your abilities to deal damage.

Conclusion


Overall if you like the sound of an early aggressive jungler that can make an impact then Graves is the perfect champion for you. Try to finish the game as quickly as possible because the longer the game goes the harder it gets for Graves to carry the game.


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