LOL: Graves Build, Including Masteries, Runes and Equipment!

Graves is the new champion on League of Legends [LOL], and like any character that just entered the competition, there are some questions among players regarding what could be the best way of developing him. Hopefully this guide will give those answers and optimize your Graves build.

Graves is a human champions that belong to the class of ranged and carry. Graves build is recommended to be used on Attack Damage [AD], or Hybrid between this Attack Damage and Ability Power. Graves can be powerfull in all those two setup and since he appeared so recently [20 of August], many players desire to know the best way of using him to his fullest potential.

Following next is a recommended Graves build regarding Masteries, Runes, Items and tips, which will be useful in handling the game.

Note: this Graves Build is recommended for level 30 players which should have all the rune spots and Masteries available!


Graves build for Attack Damage regarding masteries should concentrate 21 points in Offense and 9 on Utility. For a better understanding of how to distribute the points, just give a look to the image below.

Graves build for Hybrid setup regarding masteries should also concentrate 21 points in Offense and 9 on Utility.


This part is very important and can give significant boost to Graves build. Nevertheless, a player can always choose how many of those extra factors are going to be used or just to concentrate in a few.

The following Graves build runes structure for AD is recommended:

Mark: Attack Damage [AD] per level

Seal:  Flat AD or Armor

Glyph: Mana regeneration or Magic Resist

Quintessence: Armor penetration

As for the Summoner Spells in Graves Build a player should choose whatever he sees fits to the setup. For AD Graves build could be between Flash, Ignite or Exhaust. If Graves should be use in Hybrid build can be a mix between those referred above and Teleport or clarity.


The equipment chosen should reflect how the game is going, either more offensive or defensive. In Graves Build the following Items are recommended:

[In the brackets are places where you can find the items in the shop]

Core items

Trinity Force [Attack – Damage] – 4070 Gold

Mercury’s Tread [Defense – Magic resist/Boots] – 1200 Gold

Bloodthirster  [Attack – Damage] – 3000 Gold

Infinity Edge  [Attack – Damage] – 3830 Gold

Youmuu’s Ghostblade  [Attack – Damage]  – 2353 Gold or Phantom Dancer [Attack – Damage] 2500 Gold

Madred’s Bloodrazor  [Attack – Damage] – 3800 Gold (if enemies are carring a lot of armor)

Optional/Defensive items

Banshee’s Veil, [Defense - Magic resist] – 2715 Gold

Thornsmail, [Defense - Armor] – 2000 Gold

Last Whisper, [Attack – Damage] – 3800 Gold, note: when stacking a lot of armor this item becomes particularly useful in combination with Madred’s Bloodrazor.

Final Advices:

Like any new champion in the League of Legends, Graves is going to be over powered until the next corrective patch. It can be already seen in game, that his unique abilities can change the balance of the battles.

So, enjoy this Graves build and use it to the fullest!

Note: You might also be interested in presentation of Leona Build with Runes and Equipment – in case you missed reading this related article, just click on the link below:

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  1. Posted October 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sounds pretty interesting.

  2. Posted October 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Not so familiar with this one, thanks for sharing

  3. Posted October 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Haven’t heard of this one.

  4. Posted October 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for delivering another new info.

  5. Posted October 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Useful strategies.

  6. Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

    This is a wonderful review.

  7. Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Revisiting this article.

  8. Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    A very interesting review!

  9. Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    lovely share

  10. Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Second visit

  11. Posted October 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    great strategy game

  12. holypwny
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 6:48 am

    ništa posebno build ti je ok al rune trebaju ad a armor pen samo to Youmuu’s Ghostblade
    Madred’s Bloodrazor
    ocajno ovo dvoje nista ne valja

  13. Posted November 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    keep writing neopisivia
    u have talent

  14. Posted November 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Beautifully illustrated. I would say it is a very delightful game.

  15. Posted November 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    good share

  16. Posted April 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    didn’t know you were into games too. Somehow it’s just not my scene.

  17. Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Very good work god post success

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