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Skill usage

  • Try to keep your True Grit.png True Grit stacks up by attacking minions, for free damage mitigation.
  • During the laning phase, Buckshot.png Buckshot is a strong harassment ability, but will quickly drain mana if used constantly.
  • Using Buckshot.png Buckshot on caster minions will kill them in a single cast at higher ranks, even without damage items.
    • Graves can push and farm a lane easily by using Buckshot.png Buckshot. However, Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen should be reserved due to its relatively low damage, high utility, and high cooldown.
  • For a high damage combo, throw a Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen on your target, close the gap with Quickdraw.png Quickdraw, and fire a close-range Buckshot.png Buckshot.
  • The sight reduction of Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen has great utility, along with the AoE slow.
    • Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen can be used to juke your enemies and allow GravesSquare.png Graves to make decisive choices when either chasing or escaping.
    • It can be used to set up a gank, because the target will not be able to see any incoming champions.
    • A Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen can be a strong deterrent for an oncoming enemy team.
    • Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen greatly diminishes the utility of an enemy champion that relies on ranged unit-targeted spells, such as CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia or AnnieSquare.png Annie because vision of their target is required to cast these spells.
  • GravesSquare.png Graves's Quickdraw.png Quickdraw can be used to dash through thin terrain. This allows GravesSquare.png Graves to be very mobile and can benefit him in chases and escapes.
  • Try to use Collateral Damage.png Collateral Damage at the beginning of a teamfight when your enemies are grouped together, allowing you to hit multiple targets.
  • When the champion you are against has a blink (e.g. EzrealSquare.png Ezreal), and he attempts to engage you, throw a Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen to where he blinked, and quickly dash away leaving your opponent visionless.
  • By using smart cast, you can cast Buckshot.png Buckshot and Quickdraw.png Quickdraw together in such a way that you dash back while shooting the three bullets of Buckshot.png Buckshot in front of you. Use this combo to finish off enemies with low health and make a quick escape.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Statikk Shiv item
Offensive Last Whisper item Youmuu's Ghostblade item The Bloodthirster item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Guardian Angel item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item Vision Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Sanguine Blade item Runaan's Hurricane item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item Last Whisper item Entropy item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Sanguine Blade item Wicked Hatchet item
Offensive Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Phantom Dancer item Last Whisper item Entropy item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Dervish Blade item Frozen Mallet item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Phantom Dancer item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item
Offensive Last Whisper item Sanguine Blade item Runaan's Hurricane item
Defensive Dervish Blade item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item

Countering

  • One of GravesSquare.png Graves' strengths is his burst. Try to avoid his high burst and take advantage of his high cooldowns during the early game.
    • Also note that GravesSquare.png Graves' auto attack is fairly short (525 range), use this as your advantage by playing poke based ADCs (EzrealSquare.png Ezreal and CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn).
  • Consider investing in early armor to mitigate his damage at early game.
  • Try to spread your team out, to minimize the damage from Collateral Damage.png Collateral Damage.
  • Quickly move out of GravesSquare.png Graves's Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen. The debuff only last when you are inside the AoE.
    • Also, save your spells until outside of Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen as the vision loss can lead to the loss of your target.
    • If you are a champion that plans to cast a supportive ability on an ally, considering staying close to the ally so that Smoke Screen.png Smokescreen cannot stop you from seeing them and thus casting onto them.
  • Avoid extended skirmishes with GravesSquare.png Graves as he gains armor and magic resistance as the battle rages on from True Grit.png True Grit. The bonus armor and magic resist can change an expected kill to a close call.

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