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The smooth way to play Draven
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The smooth way to play Draven
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Sivir is sivir, you just shit on her. Easy
Jinx isnt that big of deal because you outdamage her in the laning phase. I gave her a little harder rating, because of her e abilitie (snares you if you are dumb enough to run into it)
We all know that Draven hardcounters vayne. But you still need a little bit brain to perform well gainst her. Most vaynes will usually e you away from them to interupt you from axing the shit out of her damn ass. To avoid, that you drop your axe. you just click back and let vayne's e push you into your spot to catch the axe (needs good timing). What you also gotta keep in mind is using your ultimate after she did the Purzelbaum (roll). Never let vayne engage you, you gotta engage on vayne. Because that 1 Autoattack she does makes it only 2 more for her w (if im right here) to proc. Avoid any damage
Here we have the Holy cow, which actually is no problem for you because you can interupt his flight by using your e. Still needs good timing.
Kogmaw is a different story, he has kinda similar mobility as draven, but he slows instead of giving himselfe movement speed. this makes it kinda hard for you to get close to him (if you dont play with a Blitzcrank). So try to dodge his slow, and also e him when he uses his attack speed ability. But in general he shouldnt be thaaat hard as an enemy laner
We reached the mid dificulty level. Ashe is anoying as hell for your. The permanent slow with her attacks, and her w make it almost impossible for you to get a hit on her. So here. We gotta play the mind game. Try to stay out of her w range, or just hide behind your big brothers, the minions. If you get pass her w, you just e her to cc her a bit then you just spamm w and in the best case you kill her or deal insane damage on her, because she wont outtrade you.
Caitlin is a skill match up for you, but not for her. Keep dodging her long distance shots and try to avoid her autoattacks by backstepping. It's really difficult to cancel her dash ability because she will always out range you. A way to fight her is to engage with your e ability and then gap closer to her with your w while auto attacking her, side step to avoid the net and then go ham on her.
Yea, we all know about Draven countering Ezreal, but a good ezreal will always stay out of Dravens range, stay behind minions and go for trades when he goes for auto attacks. Engage on him and dissengage when he uses his dash, because you wont be able to follow that up in most situations. I rated him higher difficulty not because he will kill you, its because you wont kill him that easy
Lucian is more lane bullyish to draven, he can poke him really well because of his passive. Try to avoid q's and trade him one auto attack if he goes for you. You will suffer same damage as he does, but he wont be able to engage hard on you if you keep trading with him
It's not that difficult as draven to play vs missfortune, the only problem is missfortunes slow. You should never go onto her if you are slowed. Use your e ability to cancel her ultimate
Twitch is a champ you cannot outtrade if he lands his poison good. You can go for a trade with him, if he doesnt have his poison up, or just used it
Tristana deals more damage then you in the early game (bomb + auto attacks). A way to win a trade with her is leave after she sets the bomb, or you unterupt her with e she wants to stack her bomb damage
This retarded champion outtrades you insanly, because of him being heavily broke. Just farm your creeps, and poke him if he goes for creeps or has no auto attacks, as sooon as he goes in, leave. He will kill you
What is this guide?
(Yea i know, no magic resistance runes.
Doesn't ****ing matter.)
I'll tell you why this Draven setup is special.
19% Attackspeed from the runes, allow you to skip any Attackspeed item which most guides tell you to buy.
If you want to understand how this works you should read through all the Notes, because it can possibly happen, that you wont understand the build paths only by looking.