AP Burn Graves Build

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

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Graves and build AP Burn.
Liandry's Graves AP build. Everything will burn. With DOTs.
Credit: LuckierLion
Graves ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Haunting Guise 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
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Blackfire Torch should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Malignance should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Sorcery.
Summoner spells
Pick Ignite as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Burn 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.
Sorcery
Sorcery minor tree Nullifying Orb rune.
Sorcery minor tree Manaflow Band rune.
Sorcery minor tree Nimbus Cloak rune.
Sorcery minor tree Transcendence rune.
Sorcery minor tree Celerity rune.
Sorcery minor tree Absolute Focus rune.
Sorcery minor tree Scorch rune.
Sorcery minor tree Waterwalking rune.
Sorcery minor tree Gathering Storm 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 as Mage building Burn items.
  2. You rush Liandry's Torment.
  3. You burn your enemies. With DOTs. And debuffs.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Burn Graves build, your default rush is Liandry's Torment vs. HP, Blackfire Torch vs. squishes. Then get the other item
  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. Items like Morellonomicon or Oblivon Orb are extra effective with this build, thanks to damage over time effects from Liandry's Torment.
  4. An enemy team has an extremely strong shielding? You can get Serpent's Fang to counter it. It works with your DoTs, meaning shield reduction lasts longer.
  5. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  6. If you are doing well, are ahead and want to have some fun, you can buy The Collector item. It works off your damage over time effects!
  7. This is the burn version of AP Graves.
  8. Playstyle is to spam Smoke Screen (W) and Collateral Damage (R) off cooldown and apply the burn effects from Liandry's Torment.
  9. Imperial Mandate will proc from your Smoke Screen (W) even after it dealt initial damage.
  10. You can also spam End of the Line (Q), but for this you probably need some mana items (Muramana).

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
Haunting Guise item.
Rush this
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Rod of Ages item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Good items
Malignance item.
Horizon Focus item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Riftmaker item.
Shadowflame item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Situational items
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Morellonomicon item.
Lich Bane item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
Counter shields
Serpent's Fang item.
Fun item that works with DoTs
The Collector item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Void Staff item.
Malignance item.
Shadowflame item.