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Gragas·Mid Guide

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TierD-
Win rate51.1%
Pick rate0.4%
Ban rate0.3%
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Gragas Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths

Gragas’s Ultimate Explosive CaskR is very good in team fights. It deals a lot of damage and can displace the whole enemy team.

He has good sustain in lane (compared to many other champions) with his Drunken RageW. This will allow him to look for trades more frequently and heal back after a trade.

His Body SlamE can be used in conjunction with Flash to get surprise trades/engages off with the enemy. He can also use it to interrupt abilities and enemy dashes.

Weaknesses

His Ultimate Explosive CaskR can easily be dodged by enemies who have dashes or any movement tools.

If the enemy has good positioning in lane, it will be very difficult for you to engage or use your Body SlamE in the lane. This is because your Body SlamE can be blocked by minions if the target is not directly behind them.

Gragas’s Ultimate Explosive CaskR is very easy to mess up. You may want to use it aggressively to knock someone forward but instead, knock them backwards.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Gragas is Average

Focus on harassing your enemy laner with your Barrel RollQ in the lane. Bonus points if you can also clear the wave along with it.

Your Body SlamE should help you a lot in this lane but use it carefully. Ward around before going for an all-in else, you will become an easy gank target.

Once you get your Ultimate Explosive CaskR, you should have a lot more effectiveness in dueling enemies. An excellent way to bait the enemy will be to first let the wave push, and then as they are about to all-in you, you use your Ultimate Explosive CaskR on them and bring them within your tower range. Then you can Body SlamE them and kill them.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Gragas is Average

Neutral objective fights and fights in the river will be your bread and butter when it comes to accumulating a lead in the game. Block off choke point with your Barrel RollQ when possible.

In a team fight, always try to separate an enemy from their team. Bonus points if the target is immobile and has no form of escape, as it would be a guaranteed kill.

Make sure that the neutral objective pit is out of bounds for the enemy Jungler during fights. It will help your Jungler secure the objective quickly and without any risk of missing smite.

Late game
25+ min
Gragas is Average

Your abilities will do a ton of damage now. You should focus on blowing up the enemy backline with your Barrel RollQ and Ultimate Explosive CaskR, especially if they are clumped together.

Try to work with your Jungler and get picks inside the enemy Jungle with your Ultimate Explosive CaskR. Even picking off the enemy Support will grant your team a considerable advantage when it comes to vision placements.

If you are behind, just make sure that you peel for your carries with your abilities. This will help you manage all-ins from the enemy frontline while ensuring that your fed carries can play safely.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

Your level 3 is a massive powerspike for Gragas as he can now look for full-blown all-ins on the enemy target. Positioning may cause some hindrance as his Body SlamE can be interrupted by minions. Using the river brushes or his Flash should quickly solve the problem.

Gragas' level 6 is a significant power spike because he can now displace key enemy targets during a gank or all-in. It can let him pick off the enemy backline should he decide to go for the entire AP build. He can also work with his Jungler and pick off enemies with this ability.

The first mythic item will give him a devastating power spike. His ability to one-shot targets increases massively, and he will just have to time his combo correctly from now on.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Once Gragas manages to get to level 11, he will have two points in his Ultimate Explosive CaskR. This means that he can initiate fights and displace key enemy targets way more frequently.

At level 9, Gragas will have his first ability maxed out. This is really beneficial for him as the damage increase will really help him duel. This is especially true if Gragas is going for the full AP build.

During the mid-game, the enemy will be busy swapping lanes and setting vision. However, as a laner, he will use this ability to the fullest potential when fighting around clumped areas and neutral objectives.

Late game25+ min

Once Gragas gets to level 16, he will have his Ultimate Explosive CaskR maxed out. It will give him a massive damage boost, and the low cooldown combined with the knockback will help him pick high-priority targets.

Gragas will either be extraordinarily tanky or a glass cannon dependent on landing his combo depending on the build. As a mid laner, Gragas will mostly be the latter, so his main goal will be to blow up the enemy backline when he gets the chance.

His dash and Ultimate Explosive CaskR make up for a tremendous amount of peel for his carries. Should he go for the tank build route, he will successfully absorb much damage for his team while his team follows up on Gragas' engagement.

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