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Draven Build Guide by CircleOfContempt

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League of Legends Build Guide Author CircleOfContempt

A Different Take On Draven (Pre-Season Draven Guide)

CircleOfContempt Last updated on November 20, 2016
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

Masteries

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Offense: 18

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Defense: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Draven with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
2
Ezreal If you can dodge Q's or stay behind your minion line it should be a free lane
2
Kog'Maw He's not so good early game as opposed to your oppressive early game. Snowball off him early and the game should be yours.
2
Sivir You out damage her at all points of the game.
2
Kalista As of right now (Patch 6.22) Kalista is very weak and I consider this a free lane. Just watch for her ultimate engage if she has a tanky support, otherwise you should snowball easy.
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Introduction

Hey guys, I'm Dinglehopper! I'm an NA player who stepped away from the game for 6 months but has made a comeback and shooting for Diamond next season. Currently peaking at Gold 1.


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Pros / Cons


Pros



+ Powerful Harass
+ Easy Farming with Spinning Axe
+ Global Ultimate
+ High Snowball Potential
+ Insane damage
+ One of the most fun champions to play






Cons



- Can be shut down early
- You WILL get camped
- Hard to learn, harder to master
- Your only mobility is a small speed boost


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Support Synergy



Great supports to pick Draven with

Nami + Draven is one of the most oppressive lane combos in the game. She brings everything Draven could ever want, Heals, Poke, Engage, Disengage, AD buff.

Provides great peel and engage. Lantern also saves you in moments that you go way too hard.

Similar to Thresh except she is tankier and has a little more hard CC.

Those powerful heals allow you to be extra agressive with less worry of taking too much damage
and dying. Late game she is going to be your best friend.

Shield, AD buff, AND best disengage in the game?

Her damage is so strong that it makes for easy kills. A good Zyra can even carry you.


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Masteries



Since you won't be getting any sustain items until your 4th or 5th item, Warlord's Bloodlust and Vampirism will help give much needed sustain to survive fights.
Take Bounty Hunter because you must be confident that you're going to get fed and dumpster their whole team.
Assassin instead of biscuits for 1v2s, 1v3s, and split pushing.
Take Greenfather's Gift if you have Ivern on your team.


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Laning Phase



It's difficult to give a step by step guide considering all of the variables. (Your support, and their botlane duo) but in a perfect world this could be your guideline.

Draven is best played agressive.

Level 1: Generally just want to start building your stacks. Poke when they misposition.

Level 2: Put a point in your w. If they misposition or your support makes a catch juggle 2 Spinning Axe and spam Blood Rush. This can be easy first blood.

Level 3: Now that you have your Stand Aside you can take the liberty of starting engages, or help start engages. This is also an easy first blood opportunity.

Level 6: Now that you have Whirling Death you have a lot of damage potential. Instead of using this as an execute, use it mid fight for a TON of burst.


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Mid/Late Game

At this point on the game you should be VERY strong

Position properly like any other AD carry and you should be okay.
Use your Stand Aside to peel for yourself or catch out squishies.
Use Whirling Death to chunk down multiple people in the middle of a big fight.


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What To Do When Behind?

Draven is one of the most difficult champs to play when behind
Like any AD carry it is best to play safe, farm up and request that your jungler stop farming and help you out. *cough* *cough*

You can alter your build path to help smooth this out and there are multiple options.

A good option is to first item if you can't seem to get enough for a B.F. Sword. It gives you damage, sustain, and CDR.
Then follow it up with a for more survivability and DPS.



Another option is to first item for added mobility and damage.
Then follow it up with a and for added survivability and sustain.


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How To Come Into Lane With 2 Axes


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Credits

Introduction artwork credit to Steele Missary on Deviant Art.