Draven

The Glorious Executioner

Draven INFO

  • Draven was released on 06 June 2012 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 6300 IP or 975 RP.
  • Draven is one of the 11 champions who does not have a single skill that scales off ability power, the others being Darius, Garen, Kalista, Kindred, Illaoi, Olaf, Riven, Talon, Vayne, and Zed.
  • Draven's dance is the fire dance. It is also the first dance to have the champion talk while dancing. This dance is shared with Thresh.
  • It is also the first dance to have the champion talk while dancing.
  • This dance is shared with Thresh.
  • League of Draven is the only effect in the game to interact with the chat interface.
  • Draven's name and overall aesthetics is similar to Kraven, the Hunter, from the Spiderman comics.
  • In his Champion Spotlight, Draven was not played by "Phreak" like the other champion spotlights.
  • When Draven recalls or teleports, he strikes a pose identical to Usain Bolt's signature pose. When Draven strikes his recall pose, he points toward his respective summoner's platform or towards where he is teleporting.
  • When Draven strikes his recall pose, he points toward his respective summoner's platform or towards where he is teleporting.
  • Draven's tendencies as an executioner are similar to that of two famous real-life executioners: Souflikar, a Turkish executioner who would challenge his victims to a race, and Richard Brandon, an English executioner who excited the crowd by killing his victims in a single blow.
  • Draven can catch the enemy team's Draven's spinning axe and gain the buff.
  • If you recall or teleport while the Spinning Axe buff is still active, the axe that was spinning at the time will still spin when Draven puts it on his back until the buff is gone.
  • Draven's death animation is likely a reference to the enigmatic ending of Cowboy Bebop in which the main character makes the same finger pistol motion as Draven and says "Bang" before collapsing, which Draven reproduces down to the thumb-hammer motion.
  • In patch 3.9, Draven's difficulty rating increased to 100 from 60, making him the fourth and only non-mage champion with 100 difficulty rating, with the first three being Cassiopeia, Orianna and Syndra*. His difficulty rating has since been reduced to 80.
  • Draven won GameFAQs' Character Battle IX contest.
  • Draven is the only champion to have two different critical strike animations, one of which is for his left arm attack and the other is for his right arm attack.

Draven Skins

Draven Pros

  • Attack\Movement speed steroid.
  • Global ultimate.
  • Blood Rush reset on catch of an axe.
  • Lots of extra damage by axes if played correctly.

Draven Cons

  • No escape.
  • Easily countered by CC.
  • Spinning Axes can be hard to catch.

Draven Counter Tips

  • Punish Draven for moving to catch axes with a skillshot harass, or CC from a support.
  • Preventing Draven from catching axes will significantly lower his damage output.
  • Try to play safe, Draven can snowball out of control with stacks early kills.
  • Try to punish/ trade with him if he doesn't catch his axe, as he is much weaker without them.

Draven DEV INFO

  • Draven was designed by Volty.
  • Draven is voiced by Erik Braa, Who also voices Jax and Vel'Koz.
  • His look was concepted as a WWE type characters. His whole character was inspired from his quote:"Welcome to the League of Draven.".
  • His whole character was inspired from his quote:"Welcome to the League of Draven.".
  • In Old English, Draven's name means "Hunter". Draven's weapons were jokingly referred to as, "Noxian Double Axe'erang Chucks," by Volty during development.
  • Draven's weapons were jokingly referred to as, "Noxian Double Axe'erang Chucks," by Volty during development.
  • The visual effects designer for Draven's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.

Draven IS STRONG AGAINST

EzrealVayneJinxLucianTristanaMiss FortuneSivir

Draven IS WEAK AGAINST

VarusCaitlynThreshBlitzcrankQuinnNamiLeona

Draven IS GOOD WITH

DariusThreshLeonaTaricBlitzcrankJannaNami

Draven IS EVEN WITH

CaitlynGravesEzrealKog'MawBraumQuinnAlistar

DRAVEN STORY

Unlike his brother Darius, victory in battle was never enough for Draven. He craved recognition, acclaim, and glory. He first sought greatness in the Noxian military, but his flair for the dramatic went severely underappreciated. Thirsting for a method to share “Draven” with the world, he turned his attention to the prison system. There he carved out the celebrity he desired by turning the tedious affair of executions into a premiere spectacle.

At Draven’s first execution, he shocked onlookers when he ordered the doomed prisoner to run for dear life. Just before the man managed to flee from sight, Draven brought him down with a flawless throw of his axe. Soon, all Draven’s executions became a gauntlet through which Noxian prisoners raced for a final chance at life. He used this trial as his own personal stage, and turned executions into a leading form of entertainment. He rallied onlookers into a frenzy, while desperate prisoners scrambled to evade him. They never succeeded. Rejecting the solemn, black uniforms of Noxian executioners Draven donned bright outfits and developed flashy signature moves to distinguish himself. Crowds flocked to see Draven in action, and tales of his performances spread quickly. As his popularity grew, so did his already-inflated ego. He belonged at the center of attention. Before long, the scope of his ambitions outgrew the population of Noxus. He decided that the glorious exploits of Draven should be put on display for the entire world.

” ‘The best’ is wherever I decide to set the bar each day.”
— Draven

Draven Abilities

League of Draven

Draven gains his fans' Adoration when he catches a Spinning Axe or kills a minion, monster, or tower. Killing enemy champions grants Draven bonus gold based on how much Adoration he has.

Spinning Axe

Draven's next attack will deal bonus physical damage. This axe will ricochet off the target high up into the air. If Draven catches it, he automatically readies another Spinning Axe. Draven can have two Spinning Axes at once.

Blood Rush

Draven gains increased Movement Speed and Attack Speed. The Movement Speed bonus decreases rapidly over its duration. Catching a Spinning Axe will refresh the cooldown of Blood Rush.

Stand Aside

Draven throws his axes, dealing physical damage to targets hit and knocking them aside. Targets hit are slowed.

Whirling Death

Draven hurls two massive axes to deal physical damage to each unit struck. Whirling Death slowly reverses direction and returns to Draven after striking an enemy champion. Draven may also activate this ability while the axes are in flight to cause it to return early. Deals less damage for each unit hit and resets when the axes reverse direction.