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League of Legends S12: Graves Jungle Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Graves Jungle Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Graves Jungle in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Graves Jungle Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Graves in the jungle in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Graves Rune Choices - League of Legends
Graves Rune Choices

Core Items

Immortal Shieldbow

3400 Gold

Youmoo's Ghostblade

3000 Gold


Immortal Shieldbow helps marksmen survive burst damage, and adds valuable lifesteal.

Youmoo's Ghostblade offers great mobility, helping Graves gank lanes quicker.

Other good items include The Collector, Lord Dominik's Regards, and Rapid Firecannon.

Starting Item & Boots

Refillable Potion

150 Gold


350 Gold

Defensive Boots

1100 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Graves skill priority is:

R > Q > E > W

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Graves in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

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Graves is a multifaceted jungler, with exceptional clear speed and solid gank rhythm. He can play as a standard jungle ADC, similarly to Kindred, or he can play a more assassin or utility-oriented build for strong lane control. He's a good duelist, but in the early game is best when helping a laner outnumber their opponent. 

  • Level 1 - Take E - Quickdraw, for the faster jungle clear. 
  • Level 2 - Take Q - End of the Line, for area damage and even more jungle clear potential. 
  • First Back - Start working towards your Youmoo's Ghostblade ahead of Immortal Shieldbow. This will grant more mobility.

Tips & Tricks

  • Make the most of your passive in the jungle to avoid losing unnecessary health when clearing. 
  • End of the Line returns directly to its initial position if you throw it at a wall - use this as soon as possible so that your opponent can't dodge the second shot. 
  • Youi can Flash immediately after using End of the Line so that it deploys to your destination.
  • A well-placed Smoke Screen can prevent enemies seeing what is happening during a teamfight. 
  • You can use Quick Draw and Collateral Damage to hop over a wall if you place your back to it. 
  • Collateral Damage has an extremely long range, and can hit distant targets over the environment. 
  • You'll need plenty of Long Swords for your build, so if you find yourself back at base with 350 gold, make sure to pick one up rather than wait for a more complete item.


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