Draven Build Guide by All AFK IdraSol
Not Updated For Current Season
This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.
How To Play Draven like a Man
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Well, here it is. Full attack damage, only an Infinity Edge as a crit item. I'm sure you've contemplated doing this build at least once while playing Draven - and you're right to do so. Draven doesn't actually benefit too much from attack speed past 1.4 per second unless you can constantly triple juggle axes at which point I don't even know why you're reading this.
Essentially if you do the math out critical strike doesn't exactly give out the max DPS possible (assuming you're good at Draven and can actually catch your axes). So basically if you're good at Dray Dray then go ahead and do this build.
Heal is almost always necessary, unless you have a Soraka support, in which case cleanse or barrier (or ignite if you're a man) is better - just have your personal healing maid get Heal.
Pros / Cons
Alright, the big part of why Draven is great (and not so great). In the current meta Draven is pretty garbage unless an entire team comp is built around protecting the Draven. Although his laning phase is ridiculously strong (and has one of the strongest early to mid to late game transitions if pulled off properly) Draaven still has a pretty mediocre time outside of straight on 1 on 1's or simple team fighting.
But why is Draven good?
For starters, if you're not against a cancerous bot lane or jungler who does nothing but make your lane a living hell Draven's laning phase is probably one of if not the strongest of all ADC's (save Morde, cause he's just troll). His basic trading is insane, his kite potential is insane and his stand aside is probably one of the best (if not the) disengages as a basic ability, Stand Aside.
If you're a capable Draven player it's not hard to trade and such, but that's for another guide.
Okay.. simply put, if you're here reading a guide on how to play Draven.....
Do not play Draven in ranked.
Even I don't play Draven in ranked, even with 200+ games on the man himself. Simply put, the meta right now is too damn hard for a champ like Draven to fit in. Or at least, for the most part.
Otherwise, be stupid and have fun.
Out-Of-Game Skills and Traits to Remember
Let's talk about some things you might wanna develop before playing Draven.
The number one thing I believe you should do is understand your own playstyle. It's incredibly important to know what playstyle you have, and your own capabilities. For example, if you're sitting with 300 hp and 80 mana under tower about to be 3v1'd, it's best to first assess the situations and just let instincts take over. That's a big thing about Draven - instincts. After a certain bit on Draven you just get your damage and your output (as I'm sure it is with a lot of champions).
Also, don't be stupid and pay attention to the ******** mana bar - don't spam Blood Rush just cause it's fun to run around and throw the living hell out of those axes. You can do that, but do it when you're certain you can out trade and get out safely without mana or summoners.
Do you really need help farming on Draven?
Well.. if there's one thing I know, is don't be so greedy when trying to get an axe.
If there's Nami on the enemy team (and she's not half stupid) she can see your little icon and bubble it. Now, chances are, you probably aren't good enough to really get where exactly the boundaries for that little icon to go off is, so I suggest just not being greedy.
And stay clear of minion waves. Those are pains in the rear.