Bot Lane Guides5 Best Supports for Draven in League of Legends

5 Best Supports for Draven in League of Legends

Draven’s reputation in the bot lane is quite lovely. He is that ADC that can beat all other ADC champion’s damage; he has a very high kill pressure and can easily play aggressively at any point of the game. He works excellent if his support can suppress the movement speed of enemy champions, even just for 3 seconds. That’s because Draven needs 3 seconds to kill even the most formidable champions out there. With that in mind, let us take a look at five great supports that you can play with Draven.

5. Thresh

Draven needs his enemies to be stunned or suppressed as he does not have a tremendous kiting ability to chase enemies. He only has his blood rush to help him sidestep or chase enemies. Thresh can give Draven both CC support and mobility thanks to his lantern. There are multiple uses for Thresh’s lantern; he can use it as an engaging tool for Draven. He can use it to peel and disengage Draven. Draven can also synergize his E with Thresh’s ult and push enemies, so they hit Thresh’s ultimate walls. 

Best item for Thresh

Zeke’s Convergence

This item quickly gives Thresh a higher kill pressure as he slows enemies down while Draven gains bonus damage from his elemental attacks, which stacks his Q bonus damage. 

Different Playstyles for Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Aggressive pokes are the way to go in the early game. Thresh can start with his E to build up its damage with each poke. Every time they see an opening, they can walk up to poke their enemies in the bot lane. Once they reach level 3, they can go for an all-in exchange, and Draven can quickly come out on top.

Mid Game Playstyle

Frequently ward bushes in the river so you can anticipate ganks. Extend your lead with Draven by playing the lane smartly and controlling the minion wave. If the enemy tries to break your freeze, commit and go for an all-in attack as Draven can quickly out damage and kill any ADC. So long as you hit your hooks and flay, nothing will go wrong, and Draven will continue to snowball out of control.

Late Game Playstyle

Draven can easily one-shot champions in the late game simply because of his overwhelming stats. Once you hook enemies, throw your lantern at Draven so he can quickly follow up on your CCs

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4. Blitzcrank

Draven doesn’t need all of those enchantments for him to be able to kill other champions. He needs a gap closer as an initiating factor for him to kill anyone he faces. Blitzcranks hook is the best way to do this simply because he doesn’t only hook enemies; he also knocks them up and silences them. He can even slow opposing champions to help Draven build the correct item.

Best item for Blitzcrank

Knight’s Vow

This item gives both the wearer and the designated ally bonus movement speed every time they walk towards each other. This item also gives Draven a slight boost in survivability.

Different Playstyles for Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Take control of the bottom side bushes by hiding in them. Doing this establishes a bad vibe for the ADC that he might get hooked every time he tries to CS and whenever he is not behind his minion. This is an excellent zoning tactic that Draven can use to freeze the minions or do a surprise engage. 

Mid Game Playstyle

Blitzcrank is a roam champion because of his W and if he builds boots of mobility item. Draven can play weakside as long as he has a massive lead against his opponent in the bot lane.

Late Game Playstyle

Be extremely aggressive with your hooks. Have Draven regroup with you every time you plan to hook someone from the shadows. The best way to pick enemies off is to frequently reward the bushes of each lane and hide there with Draven. With both of your late-game damage, any hook would guarantee an instant kill giving you an advantage for the next Team fight or next objective fight. 

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3. Pyke

Nothing beats the burst damage of this duo, exceptionally, since both of them have executed passives in their ultimates. The addition of the new item also benefits Pyke so much as it resets the cooldown of his ult every time he takes an enemy down. 

Best item for Pyke

Axiom Arc

As mentioned above, this item resets the cooldown of Pykes ultimate every time he takes an enemy down. Which means he can use his ultimate multiple times. This is an excellent item because Pyke can use his ult as a gap closer. When he is not last hitting enemies, he can use his ult as a gap closer after the item resets it. 

Different Playstyles for Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Pyke has invisibility, and he can use this to his advantage to take control of the bot lane bushes. His hook and dash stun combo can also prove lethal for every enemy he catches with it. Even in the early game, Draven can finish off stunned enemies with ease as he has a high damage output.

Mid Game Playstyle

Pyke can roam around the map with an Umbral Glaive and return to bot lane whenever he wishes. Every time Pyke comes back to bot, play extremely aggressively as nobody can beat your combined burst damage.

Late Game Playstyle

Be like an assassin who always rewards and keeps to the sides of every lane. Once you see an opening, initiate either with your hook or your E. You can execute all enemies that reach a certain hp threshold. Still, if enemies survive, Draven can use his ultimate to finish them off. 

2. Nautilus

If you are facing an ADC that can match your damage output, you will need to play safely, and you will need a support who can peel well, has excellent damage, and has lots of CC. Nautilus fits best for this description and is one of the best champions you can use to par with Draven.

Best item for Nautilus

Zeke’s Convergence

Much like Blitzcrank, Nautilus is an excellent gap closer champion; the only thing is that he is the one who will close the gap between him and his opponent. Once he hooks anything, he dashes towards the position of the tip of the anchor. Because of this, Zeke’s Convergence is excellent as he can quickly slow enemies down with its frost passive and gives Draven Bonus magic damage.

Different Playstyles for Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Nautilus reaches his power spike when he reaches level 3; before reaching that level, try to play as safely as possible because there is not much Nautilus can do to follow up on Draven’s early game assault. Once you reach your power spike, you can play aggressively until mid-game.

Mid Game Playstyle

During this phase, Nautilus can play hyper aggressively for Draven. His would prove very important as every time he catches an enemy, he can CC that champion for a very long time, and that is just Christmas for a late-game 2 item Draven.

Late Game Playstyle

Nautilus can play defensively and stay beside Draven to provide him peels, or he can be in the front line leading the teamfights with his hooks and ultimate. 

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1. Braum

Take about a wall in front of Draven where nothing can pass through; that is what Braum can offer to Draven, who desperately needs to avoid being crowd controlled as this could lead to him losing his axes. 

Best item for Braum

Redemption

He lacks healing abilities meaning with all of the peeling ability, he is useless when it comes to healing. This item is also a tremendous initiating cast as it damages enemy champions. 

Different Playstyles for Each Phase

Early Game Playstyle

Play defensively, and always be ready to raise your shields whenever opponents throw projectiles towards Draven. You can raise your shield every time he receives a long-range attack from the enemies.

Mid Game Playstyle

Reaching mid-game means Draven is now fed or has his core items. With this in mind, He will be playing hyper-aggressive, and you should be the one staying in the front line to protect him. You can use your ult either to initiate for him or to use it to disengage from fights.

Late Game Playstyle

You might lose value in the late game, so your best bet is to stay beside Draven and just try to block every projectile that can hit him. Draven is already a loose cannon in the late game and doesn’t need enchantments or initiations for him; he can do this all so long as someone is peeling for him. 

Final Thoughts

Draven is a brutal champion to master if you are new to the game, so try to look for these supports I just mentioned so you can have a great time playing him. 

Tony Fallon
Tony Fallon
I started playing League of Legends in Season 2, and I've been playing it ever since then! My highest rank was Grandmaster (Season 10), and last Season I've managed to get to Master. I've decided to create this blog to help other fellow League players with tips on how to get better at different aspects of the game! My mission is to help you improve in League of Legends, and I truly believe that I can do that since I have high knowledge of the game.

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