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Is Draven worth it?

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swils

Senior Member

01-08-2013

Oh, and be sure to pair up with a Janna. You pop an axe, Janna shields you, you proceed to chunk the hell out of the enemy.


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iNightmareX

Senior Member

01-08-2013

Any more opinions? What I'm most worried about is his late game. :/


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Gespens

Senior Member

01-08-2013

FYI, his passive stacks. So your DPS is higher than other carries late, even if you neglect axes.


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Rio Speedwagon

Member

01-08-2013

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mogranfreeman:

Late game, Draven tappers off. Catching axes becomes a questionable dps gain, his short range becomes dangerous, and his lack of a real escape becomes problematic.

His damage sure doesn't fall off though. Draven's Q-augmented autoattacks can break 800 damage each, if they crit.


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swils

Senior Member

01-08-2013

He loses that "Holy **** I'm the best" feeling, but he definitely doesn't become obsolete. He can and will still fulfill the role of ADC adequately and then some. If you -know- there's a team fight coming up, try to get some axe stacks going so that you can unload without worrying about catching them. Casting Q will refresh the timer so you can sit on that 3rd or 4th axe then cast Q to give you a fresh timer just before fight breaks out.


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Oyxl

Senior Member

01-08-2013

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mogranfreeman:
Draven's got the strongest lane phase in the game, hands down. He can beat any anyone (especially any other adc) in a lvl 1,2, or 3 duel if you know how to catch axes.

He's also still a monster in the mid game. Whether you emerge from the lane phase fed as all hell, strongly farmed compared to their adc, or even behind / on par, his damage in the mid game is amazing and will be felt.

Late game, Draven tappers off. Catching axes becomes a questionable dps gain, his short range becomes dangerous, and his lack of a real escape becomes problematic.

Fortunately, if you play him well and your team isn't awful, the game should be already over once late game rolls around; or you should at least have a strong lead on their adc.

Note: His early and mid game dominance will require that you, you know, be good with him. Catching (and more importantly controlling) axes is a massive part of playing him to his full potential, and you'll have to spend a decent amount of time mastering him before you'll be bale to truly unlock his crushing potential.


Get all the lane farm and some kills and Draven will have 6 slots filled by the 40th minute and lay waste to anything that gets in line of sight.


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Valor And Quinn

Recruiter

01-08-2013

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iNightmareX:
I was looking at some videos of Draven and he seems really fun. I already have Graves and Ezreal, but Draven's is more... "DRAAAAAAAAVEN!" I love how the character is too, but what I can tell his damage isn't that great later on. Is he worth buying for ~1600 ELO?

He does more damage than any ADC.
Considering his crits scale 335%
And his normal attacks 185%


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bliu23

Senior Member

01-08-2013

Quote:
iNightmareX:
I was looking at some videos of Draven and he seems really fun. I already have Graves and Ezreal, but Draven's is more... "DRAAAAAAAAVEN!" I love how the character is too, but what I can tell his damage isn't that great later on. Is he worth buying for ~1600 ELO?

What?

Look up mimidood and see his ranked stats with Draven.

Or my ranked stats.

Draven's ridiculously strong and fun.


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RyuthK

Senior Member

01-08-2013

If the Dravens damage wasn't that much in the videos you were watching they must of been playing him wrong. Catch your axe's and keep using W since the axe's refresh it you'll do insane damage with insane speed.


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