Gragas Build Guide

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Gragas the Drunken Killer [AP]

written by daanvinchie

Gragas Build

Table of Contents

  • Abilities

    Happy Hour
    Great Passive for restoring health

    Barrel Roll
    This is our main focus.
    with great damage output you will get alot of kills with this barrel

    Drunken Rage
    A nice defensive skill that also gives a bit of mana.
    This is a must for every fight!
    try to have this buff up before entering a fight.
    it greatly decreases the damage you take.

    Body Slam
    A nice way to dodge out of a fight or dash towards an enemy for the barrel combo.
    This also slows your target so you can easily finish him off with a barrel

    Explosive Cask
    A great Skill to turn the tables in a fight.
    throw this one right and you will get a major advantage in battle.
    you can throw enemies towards you as well as throw them away.
    this will also be our major damage output.

  • Introduction

    I am playing Gragas for a long time now.
    I've seen alot of gragas players using him as a tank.
    but I found the AP build way more efficient because you can do way more damage and your hp will end at about 3k so you wont die fast anyways.
    Alot of people underestimate gragas.
    but this aint good, because a good gragas won't need much barrels to deal an insanely amount of damage.

  • Masteries + Runes

    The runes I prefer are:

    9x Greater Mark of Insight
    9x Greater Seal of Vitality
    9x Greater Glyph of Force

    3x Greater Quintessence of Insight

    I found those runes best for Gragas
    Hp for survivability
    AP for serious cask damage
    Magic Pen for great penetration

  • Items

    Offensive build

    Start: start off with Doran's Ring and 1x Health Potion

    At about level 6 you should have enough money for Sorcerer's Shoes

    Try to get your Rod of Ages under the 20 minutes!

    When you have enough money buy Mejai's Soulstealer and try to get as many kills you can to get it to 20 stacks you will get an amazing cooldown reduction on your barrel so you can hit even more!

    Next: buy Nashor's Tooth this will give some nice Attack speed for killing minions and will give some good ability power for your barrels.
    but most importantly it will give more cooldown reduction on your barrels.
    And this is what Gragas likes!

    And yes!, Gragas needs even more magic Penetration so we buy Void Staff for great AP and great pen.

    sell your Doran's Ring and go for some serious blasting power with [item=Zhonya's Ring] this will give an enourmous damage boost for our barrels.
    and the USE is also nice to escape ganks.

    if you feel like your enemies are dealing to much damage you can choose to replace [item=Zhonya's Ring] for a good defensive item of your choice

  • Summoner Abilities

    I go for and
    Clarity because Gragas got some mana issues in the beginning.
    Teleport because we aren't the fastest Champion in game.

    If you are playing with a Soraka then you will not need
    you can go for to be offensive or take for chasing or escaping a gank.

  • Skilling Order

    The skilling order is related to our major damage output: Barrels.
    Drunken rage is also great to get this up fast for some great damage reduction
    the last skill we want max is body slam. we don't need an high rank in that because we won't use it as a damage skill

  • Pros / Cons

    - Great Damage output
    - Great Escape & chase ability
    - Great Ultimate that can really turn the tables in a big fight ( Dash through walls)
    - Will not be killed fast.

    - May encounter some mana issues in the early and mid game.
    - may be weak against burst dps
    - can't think of any more con's because Gragas is just Pro.

  • Finish

    Hopefuly more people will play Gragas and for you Gragas guys.
    Don't let the enemy underestimate you because you won't need much barrels to get some serious kills

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