Build, runes, synergies, counters, lore. Graves is a ranged marksman who excels at dealing burst damage in close-quarters combat.

General Description

He has a unique auto-attack mechanic that allows him to fire a cone-shaped spread of bullets, and can use his abilities to kite and chase down enemies.

Graves Build

Graves often builds a mix of damage and defensive items, depending on the situation. He can build items like Infinity Edge and Essence Reaver for raw damage output, or items like Phantom Dancer and Guardian Angel for survivability. Additionally, items like Black Cleaver can help him shred armor and increase his damage output.

Graves Runes

In the rune tree, Graves typically runs Press the Attack or Conqueror for increased damage output. He can also opt for Fleet Footwork for better mobility and sustain.


Graves works well with allies who can provide additional crowd control or peel, such as Leona or Braum. He can also pair well with champions who can provide him with buffs, such as Lulu or Orianna.


Graves can struggle against enemies who can gap-close and burst him down quickly, such as Zed or Kha’Zix. Additionally, champions with high amounts of crowd control, such as Thresh or Morgana, can make it difficult for him to use his mobility effectively.


Graves, also known as Malcolm Graves, is a notorious outlaw from the city of Bilgewater. He was imprisoned for his crimes, but escaped and now seeks revenge against those who betrayed him. He wields a modified shotgun named Destiny, which he uses to devastating effect in battle.
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