Riot Games has released a Champion Spotlight for the newest champion to enter the league: Graves, the Outlaw. The gunslinger has some moves in common with other ranged characters like Miss Fortune, but his focus on close-range fighting makes him look fairly unique among ranged champions.
As the video shows, Graves isn't about hiding and sniping from the back. His play style is more up-close and personal, relying on his Quickdraw ability, which lets him dash into (or out of) battles to gain increased attack speed. He's also a hero that benefits greatly from auto-attacking, which means he's best when surrounded by enemy minions to fight, as opposed to champions like Twitch who rely on the element of surprise in the middle of the jungle.
We're more excited to try out Graves than we have been for other recently released characters. His playstyle looks downright fun, and Collateral Damage looks like it might be one of the coolest Ultimate abilities in the game, despite not actually causing collateral damage (something we're not necessarily upset by). If you're interested in learning more you can check out the video above, his move list below, or you can just jump into the game and buy him now – the patch is currently live, ready to be downloaded and enjoyed.
Oct 19, 2011