League of Legends Exclusive Hero Reveal - Graves, The Outlaw

League of Legends continues to grow its stable of hero characters. Get the first details on Graves and his powers here.

League of Legends is a free-to-play online arena battle game from Riot Games, and the studio recently unveiled an entirely new mode to play in Dominion, but it continues to keep the game updated with new playable hero characters. The next hero on deck is Graves, the outlaw.

Graves, the Outlaw

According to the game's backstory, Graves shares a contentious past with the card-tossing desperado hero, Twisted Fate. Specifically, both men had previously been card sharks and grifters who found their match in each other and became partners for some time until Twisted Fate made a back-alley deal to surrender Graves to the authorities in exchange for great power. Graves was apprehended and only recently escaped, and he now seeks his revenge with the only friend he has in the world: a custom-built shotgun.

Twisted Fate betrayed Graves; now this outlaw is out for revenge.

Graves has the following powers:

True Grit (Passive): Graves gains increasing armor and magic resistance the longer he remains in combat.

Smokescreen: Graves fires a smoke canister at the target area that deals damage and creates a cloud of smoke. Enemies inside the smoke cloud have reduced sight range and movement speed.

Quickdraw: Graves dashes forward, gaining an attack speed boost for several seconds. Attacking enemies lower the cooldown timer on this skill.

Buckshot: Graves fires three bullets in a cone, damaging all enemies in the path of the projectiles. Enemies at close range can be hit by multiple projectiles, but each one beyond the first will deal reduced damage.

"They got a saying in the locker: ain't got nothin' but time to plan."--Graves, The Outlaw

Collateral Damage (Ultimate): Graves fires an explosive shell that deals heavy damage to the first target it hits. After hitting a champion or reaching the end of its range, the shell explodes and deals damage in a cone behind the target.

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nigoola
nigoola

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jhonel83
jhonel83

@BlackaliciousX funny thing is they reward innactivity - a friend of mine didn't play for quite a while and they gave him a free Pantheon skin to entice him to come back. Check your account, there might be a surprise waiting for you :)

BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

On a more positive note, this is a great game. The community can be a bit much to deal with at times, but if you're new to the game you will potentially find many hours of enjoyment like I did. I am critical of things I am/was passionate about, but there is no denying that RIOT staff has done a great job. This is especially true in light of how many ways they could have failed. Perhaps when they resume mac support (cough cough) I may come back.

BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

@jhonel83 thanks for being reasonable. I deleted my post as well, that kind of banter is unnecessary at this point. Peace

jhonel83
jhonel83

@BlackaliciousX, indeed I looked on the europe server. I guess that was childish of me, there is west EU, east EU and so on, I should have thinked you may be on another server. I think you can understand my frustration when I actually found your old account, with a total of 5 games played :)).I apologise if you feel offended I posted those stats, I will remove that post. Be aware that you also have a picture in your own post with your "personal" stuff. You might want to remove that as well Personally I don't think I made such a huge blunder after all, you gave me your user name, you knew this was comming. Again,sorry mate *offtopic: you can also get more minion killing and hero takedowns in the same number of won games just by having another play style. I play agressive, usually my stats for a game are something like 15-x-xx. and a game with less then 200 minion kills is a wasted game for me, no matter the hero. And yes I have lost my fair share of games, like anyone else, heh

BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

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BlackaliciousX

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BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

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BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

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jhonel83
jhonel83

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BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

@jhonel83 It is an opinion that is clearly shared by many; I hardly consider that trolling. You're free to have your own opinions on champions and interpret anything i say online as you please. As far as caitlin vs mf vs dwarven sniper vs insert generic AD/agility carry here... I mentioned before I am not willing to debate the nuances with someone that could derive so much syntax from a 2 sentence statement. Furthermore, you gave up defending your original claim and simply attempted to label me a troll. See straw man argument http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man . I don't think you're prepared to have a logical discussion. Feel free to add me. Blackalicious. ~600 wins ~300 loses in normal. No clue what my w's and L's were for season 1 but my Elo was 1351 at the end. Currently I am unranked because I haven't played enough ranked in "pre-season". I hardly play anymore since they scrapped all support for the Mac client, so you may have to be patient for me to accept your request.

jhonel83
jhonel83

@noru18 the *reveal is exclusive to gamespot, not the actual hero; in other way said -the actual article you see above (to be frank it's not exclusive either, they just copy pasted the hero skill from the official site, some of the story as well). As for the hero, they are releasing one every 2 weeks, this is the one they plan to get next. You just wait for the patch and play As for you, @BlackaliciousX, I don't know what got you all roused up like that. I just took your last post and told you what I was thinking of it. Saying "the last inspired hero was X" is just grounds for trolling. And because mf and the sniper have a slow in commong and also wield guns, that DOES NOT make them similar heros. Hell, the sniper has more in common with Caitlyn, now to think at it. Uh -one more thing, what's your name ingame? I'd like to check your 1000 wins if you don't mind

wizoclone
wizoclone

I have played the game a few times and all I can say is that its a good idea to play it every so often but I get bored of games like this. Still a good game to kill time with :D

Assassino84
Assassino84

If you have not played LoL in depth then really its not good to try and post opinions that are based on something you havent seen.LoL has made a massive impact on the world with milions of players.I'm a fan of gaming since i started playing long time ago with some historical games but dont be so elitist here.I read some comments here based on ignorance.

BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

@jhonel83 lol, your baseless analysis of my 2 sentence statement is impressive. To derive that much syntax from my quote rivals that of Miss Cleo. You are sadly wrong however. To answer your allegations logically: 1.TL/DR see number 4. 2.Dwarven sniper and Miss Fortune have nearly identical tool kits. Yes we can go into fine details and debate their subtle nuances for hours, but the similarities are there NO rational individual should deny this. 3. I have around 1k games under my belt and enjoyed my time that I played it. I still play LoL, however much, less than I use to for more reasons than a lack of originality and its inability to inspire me to push my skill levels any further. Notice the key word in this phrase "me". This does not include a collective opinion, most importantly NOT @jhonel83. I have no interest in debating with someone who fails to logically read a simple post and respond appropriately. I am just choosing to educate in hopes you learn something about interpretation. 4. Given the general opinions posted in this thread, I am not alone in being disenfranchised for one reason or another. It is a great game, and I am not comparing it to any other games besides my own expectations. And that is the beauty of capitalism; I can whole heartedly choose to support a developer or not based on what I feel its performance has been. Since I find it lacking, I choose to invest far less time into the game, and definitely not my money.

noru18
noru18

How can I get this exclusive hero?

juliano001
juliano001

Looks like warcraft 3. With slightly better graphics.

megakick
megakick

LOL just release dominion. I would rather have new games modes then new maps. Maybe WOW EOS will be next :D

jhonel83
jhonel83

@666NightsInHell I don't know what you are complaining about. What fix? The game is our there for a long time, and I never heard anyone report that kind of bugs. It may be you? Asking for new maps in a Dota type game shows how much you have played that genre imo.3 is more then enough, this is not a shooter. Topic closed. @Winchester01, I took the time to count the heroes that do have dash for you. Around 10 heroes out of 84 have the ability to use a dash-like skill. 10 more have some sort of blink. Is that what you call "all"? Yes, trolling ftw @BlackaliciousX there is NO dwarven sniper here. Impressive how many people go complaining about a free to play game they never even played it seems. And yes, installing, mashing buttons like crazy for 5 min, loosing then uninstalling does NOT count as playing. Do you really think milions of people would play it if the game was so bad?

jhonel83
jhonel83

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ebonized
ebonized

-3 bullets -double barrel shotgun k

666NightsInHell
666NightsInHell

Bugged game , some ppl have very bright screen on some levels , some not even see character at the beginning, only his head and weapon stuck in the ground, skipping till fix

AzatiS
AzatiS

Just have patience. They aiming for a major graphic upgrade of whole game. THAT will be a huge addition plus a new map and constantly new heroes? What more can you ask for a 100% free to play game ? Pay you?....

crossdudu
crossdudu

@jhonel83 Yes, they may be the only game in the genre with more than 1 map, but still. If people hate the new heroes so much, they could focus their efforts on making new maps. I don't see the problem with LoL having 5 or 6 maps with different layouts. Variety is even better IMO.

megakick
megakick

LOL doesn't need new maps. New maps? So you have to learn the maps and the new champions? That won't increase the learning curve, nope :/ Pretty much every champion has a gap closer, yes. No they are not all dash. Most games with a large roster have different models with recycled skills.

Winchester01
Winchester01

almost every champion has dash, so boring...^^

jhonel83
jhonel83

@crossdudu, are you joking? seriously? lol is the only game of it's genre that has more then 1 map!Dough I'm not a fan of it, recently they released Dominion, which is yet another map. Wtf are you talking about?

DNM1
DNM1

Hey GS, why don't you re review the game at some point. I think your review is a bit dated.

crossdudu
crossdudu

I think people have already noticed that all the new heroes are similar to older ones. Why don't they spend time making new maps? After all, LoL only has 3 maps.

TJS52
TJS52

@lucky57961 In the LoL community it is all you will see in the forums, but I'm really looking forward to this champion

megakick
megakick

Yes, another range assassin.

Frostcurse
Frostcurse

Be it recycled or not, I am personally looking forward to try this champion out. :)

Darkblast
Darkblast

BlackaliciousX, "" last one wast .

BlackPhoenixBG
BlackPhoenixBG

I agree.. lately its all been about recycling champions and abilities.. xerath - the last fail champ had a passive which gives him armor.. now.. Graves has it... also that boring attack speed dash... sigh

TrueIori
TrueIori

@lucky57961 people just speaking the truth, if you want to deny that LoL has no longer original heroes , go right ahead and deny it but it won't make it less true.

elancion
elancion

i kinda like this character. i'l probably wait for the hype to die down before i get em that way i'l be able to actually use him, lol. side note/comment: i enjoy LOL a lot, but im very interested in trying dota 2 out. i am getting kinda of tired of every character having some kinda stun or slow down ability in LOL. if every champ comes with some sort of cc then there is really no need for cc based summoner spells (even though Im guilty of using them ,lol).

lucky57961
lucky57961

So, do people only comment to complain?

TrueIori
TrueIori

all heroes just look alike now , at least in hon and dota 2 their champs are all different from each other.

elancion
elancion

its funny when the little kiddies buy a new champ and think that they'll just jump in the game and dominate. then they get their little hearts broken when things don't go as anticipated, whine that the champ is up then rage quit. lol hilarious.

Kazmo-Khan
Kazmo-Khan

I'm really hoping riot starts coming out with some better ideas after this. I know some heroes will be a little similar to each other with such a big hero pool, but this is getting a little ridicules. I dont want a champ with the skills of other champs, just different spell visuals and slight number tweaks.

jhonel83
jhonel83

So many people giving negative comments before the hero even came out... you whine about new heroes not being original and recicled.ok people, to prove you wrong, here's a pop quiz: Yorick: the only summoner in the game?(except Annie, but she's way different) , Vayne: condemn, ult, roll, stealth, passive, all unique.Talon - I really think he's all innovative, can't think of anyone having something similar. Xerath -extreme range on spells, sige mode skill. Come on you have to admit, all of them have something new, if giving a hero stun would be fine, why do you consider giving a shield recicled?

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

So yea riot has been recycling the same recipe for latest heroes(not to mention that almost EVERY hero has a shield/bubble protection skill these days) and yea they kind of lack inspiration in champ creation BUT i bet my a** that if they stopped releasing champions every two weeks (which was one of the FIRST statements/promises in the Original launch of the game so they have no reason to stop releasing them now) EVERYBODY would go on all caps rage saying things like: "Riot sucks they don't release champions..." "Riot omg we are bored with the same champions" and so on and on...So please spare us the agony and the supposed "maturity" of the seasoned gamer and just play the game that you enjoy for it's essence and not for petty things like new-champs-are-variations-of-old-champs!People these days...

Fz1994
Fz1994

Yea alot of heroes are honestly having the same main mechanics these days.. Graves looks like a mix of Vayne and Miss Fortune.. Although I might still consider..

Monsj
Monsj

Hon is better!

Gizmo747
Gizmo747

ok, personaly, this is nothing but a dota with higher graphic quallity, I shall never ever try to play this!

poypoy72
poypoy72

Amen to that @Blackaliciousx. These uninspired champs make me not want to play the game. Its becoming redundant. Plus "New" champ week upsets me because all the kids go crazy with the insta-buy and dodge the queue if they don't get to pick it.

BlackaliciousX
BlackaliciousX

dwarven sniper, miss fortune, etc... The last truly inspired champ was orianna