“Most likely a skill matchup, avoid his W and you should be fine.”
“Very annoying to deal with, but you can change your playstyle to get the upper hand. Get the jump on him first and use Void Assault to stop him from auto attacking you. Just be wary when jumping on him, he can easily dash away which leaves you vulnerable if you do not have Void Assault. Also be mindful of how tanky he can become while still dealing damage with the tankiness from True Grit (passive), Challenging smite, Ninja Tabis, Phantom Dancer, Deaths Dance, Maw or more which negate your burst. Challenging smite and Q evolve will make a big difference in dueling him.”
“Rek'sai loses this match up at all points in the game. Graves outfarms rek'sai, and 3/4 abilities in his kit help him kite you. He also gets insane amounts of armor from his grit passive. This is my priority ban if I want to play rek'sai in high elo. Less of a threat the further down the ladder you are, as players aren't as good at kiting.”
“Against the perfect Graves player, you will never have a good early game. Watch out for his early invades with wards at the entrance of your jungle. He also kites you hard so if you fall behind you will almost never comeback. Graves likes to either level 1 late invade or level 2 invade after doing his red. ”
“Graves is easily one of the HARDEST matchups for Kayn that he will lose 99% of the time. Regardless of what form you go, Graves' ability to fight pretty much any melee jungler is VERY strong as he gets bonus armor with his E (QuickDraw). Going Blue Kayn, you will never be able to one shot him as his itemization and kit counter you. Going Red Kayn, graves will kite you out of any of your Q’s (Reaping Slash) and will be able to dodge your W (Blade’s Reach) preventing you from ever locking him down. Graves thrives in early game skirmishes and can easily abuse Kayn before form through that of constant jungle pressure and invades. Against Graves, you will most likely have to give up any early scuttles and concede any pressure to him early/mid game as your weakest point is pre form. For most Kayn players, Graves is a MUST ban as it proves to be his worst matchup.”
“Do not fight him early game as he will out trade you. With a little lead you can kill him solo.”
“Much like Kindred, Graves can kite you fairly well while doing lots of damage to you. He's also annoyingly tanky so unless you have a clear advantage, don't mess with him too much. Focus on getting lanes ahead and counter ganking.”
“Very annoying to deal with, but Kha'Zix can handle him quite easily. Get the jump on him first and use Void Assault to stop him from auto attacking you. Just be wary when jumping on him, he can easily dash away which leaves you vulnerable without Void Assault.”
“[9/10] Can be very annoying to deal with but you can change your playstyle to get have better odds against him. You can try to get the jump on him first and use Void Assault to stop him from auto attacking you, just be wary as he can easily dash away which leaves you vulnerable if you do not have Void Assault.
Also take note of how tanky he can become while still dealing damage with the tankiness from True Grit, Challenging Smite, Ninja Tabis or more which negate your burst. Q evolve can make a big difference in dueling him. It’s recommended to pick up Conqueror in this matchup and evolve R into W to provide utility to your team and minimize some of his mobility.
Lastly, be mindful of his early invades and ganks as they can be deadly.”
“Graves beats you level 1-3 but if he doesnt get ahead in those early levels by invading you, you should win, always ward in advance vs graves, most likely you will see him at your gromp. Make sure to take phase rush to be able to run after him.”