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Draven Statistics for petRoXD

Author's performance with Draven compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
7
Win %
43
Kills
6.3
Assists
6.3
Deaths
6.6
KA:D Ratio
1.9
Gold Earned
12.3K
Creep Score
185.7
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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4.png Flash is a must for every ADC, it's without any doubt the best summoner spell in League of Legends, It allows you to escape countless situations and also make incredible plays. Please take it.

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7.png Heal is just one of the best dueling summoner spells for botlane, as it heals both you and your support, giving you more chance of survival. The extra movement speed is also quite handy, either to escape or chase.

21.png Barrier has a purpose of giving an ADC more tools to keep himself alive (It is more used for hyper carries e.g. (Kog'Maw, Jinx, Xayah, Tristana). Your support must take 7.png ( instead of 3.png or 14.png ) for you to take 21.png.


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New Runes Back to Top

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These are the runes I'm using on Draven at the moment, still, keep in mind that it's my preferred playstyle. They will give you an ability to be aggressive in lane and deal massive amounts of damage

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Why Precision as main path?

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  • 13003d6fa9393a112.png?width=64 has been the perfect rune Draven didn't have at the beginning, granting him some AD and also True Damage based on a percentage of his AD, all this after 4 seconds in combat, pretty amazing isn't it.

  • Triumph.png?width=64 is the way to go, it will keep you alive during those hard fights, one of the best runes! Overheal.png?width=32 isn't bad and it'll give you a pretty decent shield that'll tank some hits, but still, not as good as Triumph.png?width=32Presence%20of%20Mind.png?width=32 wasn't even considered, mana isn't something you need.

  • Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=64 will just benefit you much more than the other 2, as it'll give you just the extra attack speed you need. Legend%20Tenacity.png?width=32 gives you extra tenacity, won't be really useful for you, and Legend%20Bloodline.png?width=32 will give you extra lifesteal, this one could be used, but I just see so much more advantage coming from Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=32.

  • Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=64 works so well to finish off your wounded enemies. The other options are not bad either, Cut%20Down.png?width=32 can be extremely good when you're up against a really tanky team, dealing 4-12% at 150-2000 max health difference and Last%20Stand.png?width=32 can work as a surprise factor against your enemy. But overall, I believe Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32 and Cut%20Down.png?width=32 are the best choices.

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Why Sorcery as secondary path?

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  • Celerity.png?width=64 is a pretty good choice, it gives you extra 9.6% of your bonus movement speed as AD, which scales pretty well with your dravenfury.png. It also increases your movement speed by 1.5%

  • Gathering%20Storm.png?width=64 is just the best rune option for late game. Since games have been quite long, this rune has been shinning even more, especially since the patch 8.3 when ADC's started to go Sorcery.

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Abilities Back to Top

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  • Make sure not to die until you cash in your stacks. This is the main tool that allows 119.png to snowball.

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  • This'll be your main damage, make sure to always have it up.
  • Do not try to trade or fight without this ability, this is what makes Draven, Draven.
  • For your max input of damage, try and keep 3 dravenspinning.png in team fights.

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  • If you are pushed under your tower, you can use dravenfury.png to make farming easier.
  • You can also use it to poke your enemy, they usually dont expect you to dravenfury.png towards them an get an extra AA or two.
  • Be careful, this is the only mobility you have in your kit, so if you're under the risk of getting ganked, it might be better to save it, and use it with the combination of your dravendoubleshot.png.
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  • All knockbacks interrupt dashes. That means that this will interrupt any dashes if used at the proper timing.
  • You can also use dravendoubleshot.png against ganks, it will slow down enemy junglers, and their abilities such as 102.png's ultimate. 
  • If you're going all in, this is a nice way to slow down your enemies, or defend yourself.

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  • Your ultimate is global, meaning you can throw it across the map and stop some recalls if its crucial, or get a kill.
  • If theres a huge wave pushed into your tower, you can use dravenrcast.png to clear it.
  • If you're planning to go in, you can throw dravenrcast.png , dont forget that they'll come back and deal even more damage to your enemy, so it's kind of an element of surprise since some people dont focus on the damage axes will deal when they return.

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Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard start.
    Kinda unusual, but can be a good choice against poke lanes (depending on your support).

Core Items

    your first back should look similar to this.
    If you cant afford the B. F. Sword.
    BT has a unique passive of giving 20% lifesteal, and shield. Draven benefits a lot from this.
    This is good against assassins and divers (if they have a lot of burst).
    This is your core. Leaving the rest of your items to be quite situational.

Situational Items

    Very effective against burst champions like Syndra.
    Buy it when they have a lot of crowd control.
    If they have a heavy tank stacking armor, I would recommend picking one of those.
    I believe picking this one against assassins is a smart choice to make.
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Build Path

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  • Start with 1055.png+2003.png+3340.png  It's pretty standard, in case you play against a lot poke I'd suggest 1054.png+2003.png+3340.png.
  • On your first back, you should aim to at least get a 1038.png+1001.png+2055.png, in case you can't afford 1038.png, i'd suggest you'd go 1053.png+1001.png, Life Steal works so well on 119.pngthanks to his dravenspinning.png 
  • Focus on rushing 3072.png (3812.png if they have a lot of burst damage), and you'd want to upgrade your boots to 3006.png at this stage.
  • At this point, your goal is to get an 3031.png and 3086.png, depending on your situation. I usually go for 3094.pngbut if wave clear is needed, I'd suggest going 3087.png
  • Your build should look something like this 3006.png3072.png3031.png3094.png. With this build you'll deal massive amounts of damage.
  • This should be a good time to build a situational item, as listed above you can see what to build in different situations.

Generic Final Build

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Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Bard
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Corki
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Janna
    Easy
  • Jhin
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kalista
    Easy
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Leona
    Hard
  • Lucian
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Miss Fortune
    Easy
  • Nami
    Medium
  • Rakan
    Medium
  • Sivir
    Easy
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Medium
  • Taric
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Easy
  • Twitch
    Medium
  • Varus
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Easy
  • Xayah
    Easy

VS

Alistar

Medium
  • He's always a kill threat, beware of his headbutt.png+pulverize.png combo, it can be deadly.
  • Be sure to know what your support can do in case you get hit by his combo. Whenever he tries to farm with 3302.png, try to poke him a little. Use 4.png to dodge his headbutt.png whenever you'll if you don't, you need good reflexes though.

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Ashe

Easy
  • 22.png Is in a bad spot right now, however, she has exceptional utility.
  • She has a good poke potential with her volley.png, so make sure to avoid that.
  • At 6, be careful with her enchantedcrystalarrow.png

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Bard

Medium
  • He might be quite hard, his damage early on his an absurd and you'll probably get poked here.
  • Be mindful of his bardq.png, he can use your dravenspinning.png landing site to position his bardq.png, and possibly kill you.

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Blitzcrank

Medium
  • He's probably one of the deadliest supports you'll play against, he's constantly a kill threat.
  • Best advice is, stay behind your minions
  • if you're pushing, don't hit the turret way too much or he can catch you off guard.
  • Also Make sure to be mindful of where your dravenspinning.png is going to land, make sure to direct it behind the minions so, 53.png cant use his rocketgrab.png

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Braum

Medium
  • Dangerous champion, but if you can keep a distance from him, you'll be fine.
  • Stay behind your cs to avoid his braumq.png. Beware of his minions position as he can jump to them using braumw.png.

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Caitlyn

Medium
  • She out outranges you, which means it will be harder to get to her to properly trade
  • If you go for a chase, without minions in front of you, she'll be able to hit caitlynentrapment.png and escape that way.
  • Be careful of her caitlynyordletrap.png , She always knows where you're going to be due to your dravenspinning.png

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Corki

Easy
  • No kill threat before level 4.
  • You out damage him hard early, poke him everytime he tries to last hit.
  • Predict his phosphorusbomb.png and dodge it, he'll most likely use it on the place where your dravenspinning.png will land.
  • If he tries to chase you with carpetbomb.png, use your dravendoubleshot.png to interrupt it.

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Ezreal

Easy
  • He is very squishy, you'll win trades easily against him.
  • Make sure to play behind your minions to avoid his ezrealmysticshot.png.
  • His main damage outputs are skillshots, you won't have a hard time avoiding them with dravenfury.png
  • When he goes in with his ezrealarcaneshift.png, you could use dravendoubleshot.png, and then start trading effectively

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Janna

Easy
  • Janna is one of the best supports in this game, make sure to respect what she does
  • The trick is to avoid any trades whenever she shields her ADC.
  • If she wastes shield don't be afraid and damage them.
  • If you have an aggressive support go for a level 2 kill on her.

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Jhin

Medium
  • Keep track of his shots, he only has 4, being the 4th the strongest.
  • Try to hit him when he reloads.
  • Be careful with his passive, his support can start a play and 202.png can snare you. That would be deadly.
  • He doesn't have a high mobility, so if you catch him out of position, or without his support, you can easily kill him

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Jinx

Easy
  • She is not very mobile and can be caught out of position, make sure to punish that.
  • The only way she'll be able to zone you out is with jinxe.png.
  • She gains extra range by switching to her rockets jinxq.png, that way she'll be able to poke you, watch out for that.

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Kalista

Easy
  • You out trade 429.png 95% of the times, however, make sure to keep track of her kalistaexpungewrapper.png stacks as her kalistamysticshot.png+kalistaexpungewrapper.png can be deadly.
  • Don't forget that when Kalista hits level 6, it could get quite nasty for you depending on her support.
  • If she start's hopping towards you, you can use your dravendoubleshot.png to interrupt it.

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Karma

Medium
  • She pokes a lot and can chase you with her karmaspiritbind.png. Try to play behind your minions to avoid her karmaq.png and respect her positioning, she deals a huge amount of damage.
  • Be mindful of her karmaq.png, she'll know where you are going to be.

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Kog'Maw

Easy
  • Avoid trading when he has kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png on.
  • Since he has no escape, zoning him and freezing the waves is a great way to destroy him.
  • Remember that he out scales you, get the most advantage you can in the lane.
  • Poke him with your dravenspinning.png, when his kogmawbioarcanebarrage.png is down.

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Leona

Hard
  • She is a chain CC champion, try to dodge her leonazenithblade.png and you should be fine pre 6.
  • Punish her whenever she misses leonazenithblade.png.
  • After 6, be careful with her leonasolarflare.png, it has extremely long range. She's especially strong now with the new runes, do not underestimate her damage!

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Lucian

Easy
  • He has a low range which will make trading easier However, his burst damage is very high
  • it is advisable to poke him, and then if the opportunity is given, go all in and kill him.

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Lulu

Easy
  • She pokes a lot, you can't underestimate her.
  • You should be fine farming against 117.png.
  •  If you get ahead just a little, she'll be an easy target for you.

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Miss Fortune

Easy
  • Be careful of her high missfortunericochetshot.png damage and play side by side with minions to avoid it.
  • Her missfortunescattershot.png has a potential to slow you, and stop you from picking your dravenspinning.png's so be aware of that!
  • As she has no escape, you can try to freeze your lane, and if she mispositions, you can possibly kill her.

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Nami

Medium
  • Annoying champion, she deals a lot of damage and her namiw.png.
  • Your ability to dodge her namiq.png will decide your trades!
  • Don't forget that she is very squishy and an easy target, so if conditions are right, you should be able to damage her quite a bit if not kill her with your dravenspinning.png.

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Rakan

Medium
  • You'll struggle a little to dodge his rakanw.png, but if you can he won't be a threat in lane.
  • Although, on teamfights he might get to you. I would recommend getting a 3140.png.

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Sivir

Easy
  • Try to dodge her sivirq.png, she might throw it whenever you're going to catch the dravenspinning.png
  • If you go in with your dravendoubleshot.png, she'll be able to absorb it with her sivire.png

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Soraka

Easy
  • She is very squishy
  • Pay attention to her sorakaq.png and try to dodge it.
  • She's very susceptible to ganks. 
  • If you must you can even go for 3123.png early on.

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Tahm Kench

Medium
  • As long as you don't get hit by his tahmkenchq.png, you'll be ok. 
  •  Be careful when fighting, if he hits you 3 times, he can tahmkenchw.png you and you'll most likely die.
  • Try and position your dravenspinning.png to go behind the minions so you can trade and farm safely.

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Taric

Medium
  • Your ability to dodge his tarice.png will most likely decide your trades
  • You'll most likely be able to farm and poke with ease as long as you dodge his tarice.png.

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Thresh

Medium
  • Getting hit by threshq.png is almost a death sentence.
  • Try to play behind your minions,
  • Don't be afraid to lose a minion, or your dravenspinning.png cause being greedy with your dravenspinning.png and minions can cost you your life against 412.png.

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Tristana

Easy
  • You should win all the trades pre level 3, as 18.png won't be able to get away.
  • Since 119.png is one of the best pushers, She will have a hard time being under the tower farming (especially cause of her tristanae.png).
  • If she gets tristanae.png on you, avoid any trades.

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Twitch

Medium
  • Be mindful of his twitchexpunge.png.
  • If his  support gets too close, you can assume he's coming with twitchhideinshadows.png
  • Get him under the turret, it will make it harder for him to farm, but be cautious of ganks, and always make sure to 3340.png before doing this!
  • If you don't punish him in lane, and let him farm freely, he will have an easy time killing you late game with his twitchhideinshadows.png+twitchfullautomatic.png+twitchexpunge.png damage. 

VS

Varus

Medium
  • Varus long range skill shots lnning hard for Draven.
  • You should be careful cause his varusq.png+varuse.png really hurts, 110.png is able to read wherever you're going to be, and he'll take advantage of that.
  • Be careful of varusr.png , He'll know when to use it due to your dravenspinning.png.
  • Try to get within his range to trade with him effectively.

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Vayne

Easy
  • She cant trade with you, you'll always out damage her early.
  • She is one of the weakest ADC's early, and Draven is one of the strongest ADC early (that says enough.)
  • Be careful of her vaynecondemn.png, she will disable you, and outtrade you, or even kill you.

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Xayah

Easy
  • Place yourself properly, paying attention to her feathers.
  • Freezing the lane can be a good way to bring your jungler down and get you some advantage.
  • After 6, don't get baited by her, as she can dodge anything with her xayahr.png.

Support Synergies Back to Top

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  • 53.png If Blitzcrank lands a rocketgrab.png level 1 or 2, that's an easy flash or kill on their ADC, or support. Lvl 2 53.png guarantees 119.png a free kill in lane. Good support to truly make Draven snowball!
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  • 89.png  was in the shadows for a while, but now she returned. With the new runes, she deals damage out of this world and she can keep a target locked enough time for you to kill them!
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  • 412.png has almost everything, he can catch your enemies and get you just enough time to kill your enemies. He's also very good when escaping from ganks. One of the best partners you can get when laning.
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All these 3 champions are similar in the part they play with 119.png
That is, locking down an enemy, for draven to kill and get "cashed in"

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High Tier


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  • 267.png  She can heal you with namiw.png and give your auto attacks bonus magic damage, and a slow. She can also stun enemies, which is pretty nice for you as a 119.png, her combo, will definitely be deadly for enemies.
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  • 40.png  is one of the best supports in this game, she has a very good peel. Her eyeofthestorm.png absorb a bunch of damage, which will allow you to go in for trades, and will also grant you bonus AD.
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  • 44.png  Taric is very good with 119.png, He will provide healing, passive armor ( taricw.png ) , a stun and invulnerability, which is more than enough to make Draven absolutely dominate the game.

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Don't forget that, at the end of the day, your enemies combo will also matter a lot and what I called 'God Tier' can get completely outplayed by them. Those are just good synergies, but you have to pay attention to their combo also and pick wisely.
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Playstyle Back to Top

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Early Game

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  • Help your jungler with red/blue buff, but do not stay too long, you don't want to miss any minions.

  • Always try to hit level 2 before your enemy, it gives a very good advantage on botlane.
  • Use your dravendoubleshot.png to slow down enemies, or interrupt dashes.
  • You can also use dravendoubleshot.png against ganks.
  • 119.png Is the strongest early game ADC in the game, that means you'll win trades against an enemy ADC.
  • Try and Cash in the stacks ( dravenpassive.png ) which will make you snowball, and enable you to carry the game.
  • As an ADC, your priority should be objectives, so make sure to get their turret as soon as possible which will give you and your team some extra gold (especially if its the first turret)
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Mid Game

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  • When you destroy your enemies turret or get yours destroyed, laning phase will be over. You should ask yourself some questions. Is Dragon available? What about Herald? 
  • Let's say you got your enemies turret and you're ahead, if Dragon is available, try to set up a play with your jungler in order to secure the objective. If you succeed, swap lanes with top and try to get turret and Herald. If Dragon is not available, go top immediately and focus on the objectives (Turret+Herald).
  • If the other team is ahead and your turret got destroyed, the same still applies. The one who coordinates/ rotates better will succeed the most.
  • At this point of the game, you should be with your team forcing turrets down.
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Late Game

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  • Most important here is, keep up with the vision and don't overextend farming.
  • Grouping is very important and keeping an eye on objectives.
  • Keep in mind that you can use your dravenrcast.png to initiate a fight, or snipe a low hp target.
  • You'll still do a massive amount of damage, but if you're being properly focused in the team fight, depending on the enemy team composition, you're going to have a harder time than the other ADC's.
  • In conclusion, As long as you don't overextend you should be fine. Stick with your team in order to take objectives and be prepared for teamfights.
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Source: http://lolmasters.net/diamond/champion/Draven

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Tips & Tricks Back to Top

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  • Its surprising that some new 119.png players don't know this, but dravenspinning.png landing locations aren't random, they will ALWAYS land in the direction you're headed after throwing the axe.
  • Keep in mind that your dravenfury.png resets every time you catch your dravenspinning.png.
  • Since a lot of 119.png players tend to play aggressive which is understandable, your life is super important, especially early, not because you're an ADC, but because of your dravenpassive.png, Your passive can definitely play a huge role in whether or not you snowball the game.
  • Keep in mind that no ADC can outtrade you early. (Assuming you catch your dravenspinning.png's)
  • If you're being ganked in lane, don't forget that dravendoubleshot.png can stop any dash (for example, when 102.png ganks, she usually uses her shyvanatransformcast.png to engage, you can make her stand aside with dravendoubleshot.png). 
  • dravendoubleshot.png+dravenfury.png Is often a very good combo if you're being chased.

Combos Back to Top

Keep in Mind:

119.png Can be very creative on how the combos are done in different situations
but these are main combos.
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 dravenrcast.png + dravenfury.png + dravenspinning.png = Use this combo if you're engaging, and you're committing yourself to a fight
The reason why we are using dravenrcast.png first, is because it indicates an engage, and the seccond, and the more important part, it deals unexpected damage in some cases, meaning, in the heat of the fight, some people dont assume that dravenrcast.png comes back to deal a decent amount of damage. Although you should be mindful of using your dravendoubleshot.png as it can be quite nice to save that ability up depending on their team composition.

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dravendoubleshot.png+dravenfury.png = Use this combo if you're trying to escape, it's the most efficient one as it knocks back the
enemy champions who are trying to chase you, and you'll get a movement speed buff from your dravenfury.png. Now keep in mind that however it's nice to use dravendoubleshot.png early, you should keep in mind that if the opponents have any dashes, or leaps and such its better to save it up, and use it at the right moment

About Me Back to Top

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Player's Mentality Back to Top

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Pro Mindset

The most successful players all have one thing in common, either they win or lose, they always think "what could have I done better?". This is the key for you to become closer to the greatest players, it's not about how many games you play in a day, it's about what you learn from each of them. 

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Tiltproof

The easiest thing to do when you are losing a game is to blame your team, even if you're right, that won't give any help on winning the game. If you really want to get to the next level, try to keep cool and boost our teammate's morale. 

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Winning Attitude

Everyone is fed in the other team, your team is far behind and the easiest thing to do here is surrender. You might argue that it'll save you a lot of time and playing would be a waste. Yes, you're right, but some of those games you'll actually win, and you'll learn much more from hard games than from easy games that finish at 15min. Just keep focus and don't stop believing. Everyone throws, even the pros.

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Think about this:

If you're one of those players stuck in Silver, you feel like you deserve much more, but you are just unlucky and can't climb, it feels like a curse that Riot put on you. I will tell you straight away there's no such thing, and yes, sometimes we can be very unlucky, but it doesn't last. If you're stuck there, you might've been doing something wrong, the proof is that people boost accounts and they know exactly what to do in order to carry a game and climb quickly. If you find yourself in that situation, I suggest watching some of your own replays, maybe your mechanics are good but it only takes a few mistakes for you to not be able to carry your team. Start thinking, what could have you done better? The other team is silver too, if you're much better you should be able to outplay them in every way possible. 

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Special: How to get in The Zone Back to Top

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What is being "In The Zone"?

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  • It's a state of mind where you become extremely focused and hyper-productive!

  • Being in the zone is being completely immersed in what you're doing. Losing the sense of time is very common while in this state of mind.

  • You'll be able to predict your opponent's movements and see them almost like in slow motion!


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    How to enter "The Zone".
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  • Think about what you're doing and your role.

  • Get rid of distractions. (Close the door if open. Being in a conversation will most likely stop you from entering this state as you'll get distracted easily).

  • You need a deep understanding of what you're doing. (Once again, know your role and your opponent as well).
  • Create a balance between challenge and skill. Big challenges require huge skill. Taking a step bigger than your leg will only get you demotivated. (Yes, this one is for boosted accounts.)

  • Be patient, it might take some time to achieve and master this state of mind.

  • Now that you know about it, you just made it easier.


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    Source: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "The Flow" (1990).

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    Source: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "The Flow" (1990), p. 74.


  • As you may notice, balance is key. Even if your skill level is low, a small challenge for some people can be a true one for you!



    (I do not own this video.)

  • Use headphones.

  • Those sounds will help you achieve a focused state of mind.

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Changelog Back to Top

  • 25th of February: Guide published.

  • 24th of May: Updated runes, Precision was put as main path, as Conqueror was set as main rune for Draven.
    (Patch 8.10)

  • 25th of June: Updated Celerity. (Patch 8.12)

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