Draven Build Guide by boppang
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Runes: Standard Draven Runes
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Ability Order
Threats & Synergies
Rushes tabi and gauntlet and you do no damage to him. Especially if he plays with Thresh or Leona, its either early first blood or he beats you with armor.
Just an overall bad matchup for Draven if the Kai'sa knows the capabilities of her champion.
Buys Tabi's but still has more than enough damage to kill you. Risky lane but still winnable.
Very hard to play against as Draven. Locks you down VERY hard, very easily.
She lands a binding on you and you're pretty much dead if they have an adc that strong early. Dodge her binds or you're dead. QSS is a must if you're versing Morg.
Has very strong all in potential, which is exactly what Draven needs. A good Alistar can easily set up double kills for a good Draven, leading to a huge snowball.
My favorite support to have when I'm playing Draven. His hook is a great ability that simply pulls in kills for Draven over and over. The box and flay can both help Draven get kills, but also allow both of them to disengage
An alternative to Thresh, Blitz shines when they have a squishy support. Once Draven gets his BF Sword, a landed hook will almost always be a kill or a flash burned.
The buffs that Lulu gives are very useful for Draven, and she can shield/ult him to prevent him from dying in lane.
Keeps Draven alive and heals him on top of his lifesteal. Keep the Draven long enough and he will kill the entire enemy team is the plan with Soraka.
Champion Build Guide
DRAVEN DOES IT ALL... WITH NEW CRITBy boppang
Look to buy a BF Sword or a Vamp Scepter on an early recall. If you can not get an early kill, it is important to farm and rack up your passive stacks. Not many people pay attention to a Draven's stacks, which is a huge mistake. A Draven needs to be shut down as soon as he reaches 100 stacks, or even earlier if possible. Because of this, a good enemy jungler will likely come and try to get an early kill on you with their bot lane. With that in mind, you want to juggle your axes while dropping as few as possible (to maximize the stacks you get for your passive) and to constantly look for trades once you get your Vamp Scepter. A Draven that's behind can easily come back into the game just by getting a single kill after racking up his passive stacks for a while.
Always stay with your support. Although Draven is very strong when ahead, he has no mobility and therefore has a high chance of being caught out. Teams with champions such as Sejuani and Nocturne can easily catch you off if they see you walking around the map alone. Once mid game hits, make sure to stay by the support and be close to the team.
If the enemy team has one or two specific carries and a bunch of tanks (i.e. tank top,sup,and jg), Draven can approach a fight differently. Once Draven gets a high amount of AD and crit chance(especially Rapid Fire Cannon), Draven becomes a very big threat to squishies. With Rapid Fire Cannon, Draven suddenly gets a very good poke mechanic, as he can throw his axes from very far away, and they will do massive damage if they crit. Also, Draven can simply turn his attention purely to the one or two carries on the enemy team and try to eliminate them as soon as the fight starts. A few crits and an ult will kill any squishy, and flash/QSS allow you to stay safe. After, you can deal with the braindead tanks who have no damage to back them up.