Thornmail Gragas ARAM Build

Thornmail Gragas Build for ARAM gives Best Thornmail Gragas ARAM runes. With items, skill order, summoner spells, this LoL Thornmail Gragas ARAM guide offers complete Thornmail Gragas ARAM Build for Patch 14.7 in League of Legends
ARAM Build Guide for champion Gragas and build Thornmail.
Thornmail Gragas build for ARAM. Counter physical damage, stack Armor or don't play at all!
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Gragas ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken -5%

TLDR

Starting items
Bramble Vest should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Gragas ability Body Slam should be leveled first.
E
Gragas ability Drunken Rage should be leveled second.
W
Gragas ability Barrel Roll should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Abyssal Mask should be final item in your build.
Randuin's Omen should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Dead Man's Plate should be final item in your build.
Sunfire Aegis should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Aftershock from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Thornmail Gragas Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Overheal rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Tenacity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Thornmail.
  2. You go full Armor.
  3. Hit or miss. Works only if an enemy team is full of physical melee damage dealers. Otherwise, play regular tank build.

How to play

  1. How is this Thornmail build for Gragas different to regular tank builds? Item order, Armor stacking and countering enemy physical damage dealers!
  2. This build is aimed to counter AD comps. Since you don't know the enemy team, you need to adapt in game. It is hit or miss. If they are heavy AP - just play regular tank.
  3. Late game, you can consider selling boots for 6th item - for even more sweet Thornmail damage!
  4. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for going in.
  5. Damage reduction from Drunken Rage (W) indirectly increases Thornmail's damage as it increases your effective HP and you can take more hits.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can E, then Flash to do cool combo and catch unsuspecting enemies!
  2. You can E, then Flash forward, backward or even sideways and you will still hit enemy at the end of animation..
Riot
  1. The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.
  2. Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.
  3. Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

Skill Order

  • Gragas [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Barrel Roll
  • Gragas [object Object] ability.
    W
    Drunken Rage
  • Gragas [object Object] ability.
    E
    Body Slam
  • Gragas [object Object] ability.
    R
    Explosive Cask

Items

Starting items
Bramble Vest item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Rush this
Thornmail item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Unending Despair item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Situational items
Titanic Hydra item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Thornmail item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Sunfire Aegis item.