How should i REALLY build gragas?

#1SnakeEyes170Posted 11/19/2012 8:54:44 AM
after hearing a lot of friend advice and reading guides, i'm really clueless. i've seen guides that list RoA as a "must have" yet they don't put them in the build order on the top (mobafire etc) and i've heard people to tell me to rush a needless and a bunch of other different things. i'm not quite sure what to do on him anymore except for "get ap items"
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#2AeciooPosted 11/19/2012 8:57:32 AM
Depending on my farm and how the enemy is doing, I find myself going abyssal most of the time, or straight up rushing a deathcap if the enemy team is squishy enough/you're dominating mid.

Gragas with abyssal makes an already great laner almost impossible to kill.
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#3g-cube_mastaPosted 11/19/2012 9:00:50 AM
when in doubt, double dorans into deathcap void staff


gragas is one of the more flexible APs

you can get away with a lot of weird stuff.
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#4ZjakzPosted 11/19/2012 9:54:20 AM
roa is good
i go double dorans -> rod -> abyssal, usually
you can pretty much do anything though
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#5GForceDragonPosted 11/19/2012 10:02:14 AM
RoA is bad on Gragas. You have natural survivability from your W. RoA is for people who have no survival, but have to be in the fray anyways, like Annie or Kassadin.

2xDoran's ring>Deathcap>zhonya/abyssal/void staff/wota
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#6MizunoRyuuPosted 11/19/2012 10:25:00 AM
Ignore this guy^

RoA is insane on Gragas. He has percent damage reduction which synergizes very well with the health it provides, not to mention Catalyst is a super early item for him.

But yeah, he's pretty much built like a bog standard AP Carry, but you can get away with building slightly tankier so you can throw out more barrels in a teamfight.

My standard build is:
Sorcs
RoA
Abyssal
Zhonya's
Rabadon's
Situational
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#7viperesquePosted 11/19/2012 10:29:06 AM
Ideally, wait until DFG gets rebuffed in the S3 patch and then have a party.
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#9GForceDragonPosted 11/19/2012 10:32:30 AM
MizunoRyuu posted...
RoA is insane on Gragas. He has percent damage reduction which synergizes very well with the health it provides, not to mention Catalyst is a super early item for him.


Catalyst is purely for sustain, which Gragas already has. >_>
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#10AmarajahPosted 11/19/2012 10:40:26 AM
MizunoRyuu posted...
Ignore this guy^

RoA is insane on Gragas. He has percent damage reduction which synergizes very well with the health it provides, not to mention Catalyst is a super early item for him.

But yeah, he's pretty much built like a bog standard AP Carry, but you can get away with building slightly tankier so you can throw out more barrels in a teamfight.

My standard build is:
Sorcs
RoA
Abyssal
Zhonya's
Rabadon's
Situational


With that build you'll be doing trash for damage for the longest time. You need double dorans into Deathcap on gragas, and if you're really farming that well/fed. Get abyssal or spell vamp first, then Deathcap.