AP Graves Build

AP Graves build with runes and items. AP Graves guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Graves build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Graves and build AP.
Full AP Graves build for ARAM. With Luden's Companion and tons of AP.
Graves ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Lost Chapter should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Graves ability Smoke Screen should be leveled first.
W
Graves ability End of the Line should be leveled second.
Q
Graves ability Quickdraw should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Horizon Focus should be final item in your build.
Luden's Companion should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Graves Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste 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 play poke oriented Mage.
  2. You rush Luden's Companion.
  3. You build AP items, going full damage.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Graves build, your default rush is Luden's Companion. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers, go Liandry's Torment.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You do more damage the closer you are to your target.
  2. Use auto attack reset (AA + Quickdraw (E) + AA). If you time it properly, you can have two almost instant AA for big burst damage.
  3. Combo for big damage: AA + Q + E + AA.
Riot
  1. Smoke Screen can be used both to escape and to set up a kill.
  2. Using Quickdraw to get into range and delivering a point blank Buckshot can do lots of damage.

Skill Order

  • Graves [object Object] ability.
    Q
    End of the Line
  • Graves [object Object] ability.
    W
    Smoke Screen
  • Graves [object Object] ability.
    E
    Quickdraw
  • Graves [object Object] ability.
    R
    Collateral Damage

Items

Starting items
Lost Chapter item.
Rush this
Luden's Companion item.
Rush this vs. tanks
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Seraph's Embrace item.
Rod of Ages item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Good items
Blackfire Torch item.
Horizon Focus item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Horizon Focus item.
Luden's Companion item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Shadowflame item.
Void Staff item.