“He outpushed and outdamages you early. He's short range like you so he should never be able to get close, just root him and walk away. Be careful for his level 1 and 2, and expect big damage from him if he hits a full combo with electrocute. After he gets his galeforce it's gonna be harder for you since he has quite good waveclear and better skirmishing potential than you.”
“He outpushes and outdamages you early.
he's a better skirmisher, so watch out for his galeforce spike.”
“His dash makes it hard for you to kill him but you still can 1 shot him”
“This not a matchup in midlane (most of the times) but he's a really strong champion that could surprise you when going in for a kill. So make sure you're stronger than him before deciding to challenge him. (I've made this mistake way too much)”
“Take the Fleet Footwork Laning Rune Page. Graves mid can be pretty cancerous due to his heavy poke and wave clear. He can also snowball to insane amounts of damage just from getting 1 kill, especially if he is going a Lethality build which a lot of Graves mids like to do. Early game, I'd suggest just safely farming and trying your best to stay healthy throughout the lane while taking good recalls and not letting him deny you XP. He gains a lot more from 1 kill than you do, so do not make risky plays. It can be difficult to trade with Graves since he can dash to avoid your Stacked Q, so if you are going to trade, I'd suggest engaging with only 1 stack on your Q. Graves should win most trades against you though, so I'd recommend only trading if his abilities are down or if you have your first item. Overall my strategy for this game is to just passively farm until he roams/recalls, then shoving in the wave and recalling to not be denied much CS. You can also consider taking TP if your team doesn't have a TP since it is good against these farm heavy/poke match ups that try and keep you out of the lane.”
“same thing as xin zhao, except this champ is significantly more difficult to play, therefore he is an easy matchup.”
“Champions with mobility like dashes and blinks are harder to hit with your R and Q, if you know that they have some kind of mobility try to predict.”
“If youre blind, you can't dash, and can't ult. Just use wall to his w.”
“Graves has a strong gap closer and can remove your vision, but as long as you play safe when he ganks you aren't going to be affected much by him.”
“This is lane graves that's HARD, now I have only faced it ever once... But its the most rediculs thing, he can shove lane lvl 1 shotgun and if hes running fleet you cant really poke him, then when you get lvl 2+ you cant double bomb him as he has dash so the only thing you can do is play with your jungler if you can get gold from farming under turret that is.
Good counter into Zilean though.”