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Champion Sneak Peek - Draven, the Glorious Executioner

By NeeksNaman [2]

There's a saying in the entertainment business: 'The show must go on!' When your particular niche in the world of show business is brutal, gladiatorial combat, however, this expression comes with its own set of limitations. Take Darius Darius' brother Draven Draven, the Glorious Executioner. While he might be the consummate entertainer, this vicious champion of the arena is most famous for knowing exactly how it is that the proverbial show comes to an end - usually in some grandiose, blood-soaked blood-soaked fashion.

So if you're interested in taking a few lessons from a headliner that cuts against the grain, you'll definitely be excited to welcome Draven to the League of Legends this patch.

Draven, the Glorious Executioner Revealed!

By NeeksNaman [3]

Draven is poised to enter the League this coming patch. This champion of the arena knows the value of enjoying what you do – even if your line of work happens to involve grisly executions!

For a ranged attack damage champion like Draven Draven, proper positioning is extremely important for maximizing your damage potential while remaining safe. For Draven, however, good positioning will also allow you to utilize your primary ability, Spinning Axe Spinning Axe, to its fullest potential. Upon activation, Draven's next basic attack will deal bonus damage and cause his signature throwing axe axe to bounce high into the air. Catching the axe will refresh the effect, causing Draven's next basic attack to also become a Spinning Axe Spinning Axe. After a couple of catches, Draven can even activate the ability a second time to utilize two Spinning Axes Spinning Axes at once!

Since positioning is so important for this flashy ranged carry, we've also equipped Draven with some additional skills to keep him on the offensive. Activating Blood Rush Blood Rush will give you just the boost of speed that you need to get out of trouble, keep up the chase or rapidly reposition to catch a falling throwing axe. As an added bonus each time you make a successful catch, the cooldown for Blood Rush Blood Rush is refreshed, allowing you to activate it again to maintain momentum. Additionally, the slow and knockback from Stand Aside Stand Aside can help you chase down a fleeing enemy so you can continue the onslaught.

If you really want to showcase your trick shot skills, Draven's ultimate ultimate, Whirling Death Whirling Death, is sure to make the crowd go wild. Upon activation, Draven will roll out both his hand axes in a global line attack, dealing damage to each enemy in their path. By reactivating Whirling Death Whirling Death you can recall your hand axes to your current location, bringing Whirling Death Whirling Death back around for another pass through the enemy team. Repositioning yourself with Blood Rush Blood Rush and knocking enemy opponents back into the line of fire with Stand Aside Stand Aside can turn this second run into a truly impressive and devastating spectacle of death!


Wicked Blades

Draven's Critical strike icon Critical Strikes deal bonus physical damage over time. Spinning Axe Spinning Axe also causes this effect even if it does not Critical strike icon Critically Strike.

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 Spinning Axe will refresh the cooldown of Blood Rush.

Stand Aside

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

Whirling Death

Draven hurls two massive axes dealing 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.


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