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  • Classic Draven Skingallerybutton
  • Soul Reaver Draven Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 06-Jun-2012
  • Gladiator Draven Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 25-Mar-2013
  • Primetime Draven Skingallerybutton
    (Legendary) 975 RP / 21-Jun-2014
  • Pool Party Draven Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 26-Jun-2015
  • Beast Hunter Draven Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 04-Feb-2016
  • Draven Draven Skingallerybutton
    Limited Edition / 01-Apr-2016


  • Draven was designed by Volty.[1]
  • Draven is voiced by Erik Braa, Who also voices Jax Jax and Vel&#039;Koz 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."[2]
  • 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.
  • The visual effects designer for Draven's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.
  • Draven's unique axe design is attributed to his desire to be take a non-traditional direction for all of his equipment, also reflected in his unusual methods of wielding them and showy mannerisms.[3]
  • Draven is one of the 11 champions who does not have a single skill that scales off ability power, the others being Darius Darius, Garen Garen, Kalista Kalista, Kindred Kindred, Illaoi Illaoi, Olaf Olaf, Riven Riven, Talon TalonVayne Vayne, and Zed 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 ThreshSquare.png Thresh.
  • League of Draven.png 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.
  • 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 Cassiopeia, Orianna Orianna and Syndra 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.
DravenSquare.png Classic Draven
  • Draven was the first champion to have a special quote when using Recall.png Recall or Teleport.png Teleport.
    • While Draven was the first champion to emit a quote when recalling, DariusSquare.png Darius was the first to have a special animation.
  • Draven was the first champion to have a quote made to specifically interact with himself (upon catching another Draven's axe), followed by Trundle Trundle.
    • Draven's quote, "Yoink," when catching another Draven's axe is probably a reference to a memetic line from The Simpsons.
  • His quote, "Welcome to the League of Draven," has become memetic within the playerbase, commonly represented when pictures are edited to display Draven's face on other champions.
  • Draven shares a quote with Jax Jax: "Let's do this."
  • He shares a quote with NunuSquare.png Nunu Bot: "Man, I'm good."
  • Draven shares a quote with DariusSquare.png Dunkmaster Darius and Katarina Katarina: "Too easy."
DravenSquare.png Gladiator Draven
  • Gladiator Draven possesses 3 special quotes available only in Italian which are references to the movie Gladiator:
    • "Al mio segnale, scatenate Draven!" *
    • "Date a Draven ciò che è di Draven... e anche tutto il resto!" *
      • This is a reference to a quote attributed to Jesus Christ: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's."
    • "Ciò che Draven fa in vita, riecheggia nell'eternità... già." *
  • He shares this theme with Jax Jax and Xin Zhao Xin Zhao (because they are Gladiatorial skins).
DravenSquare.png Primetime Draven
  • Primetime Draven is self-aware of his own existence in a video game, making it the first skin for a champion made expressively to break the fourth wall.
    • He is not the first champion to do so, however, as one of Mordekaiser Mordekaiser's quotes also breaks the fourth wall: "You only need to click once, fool!"
  • Draven is the second champion after NunuSquare.png Nunu Bot to quote a living person : "Sjokz better interview me after this," which is a reference to the alias of eSports hostess Eefje Depoortere.
  • His quote, "Worth!" is a reference to a memetic player statement usually said after dying that implies that the player's death was justified (e.g. dying after first blood).
DravenSquare.png Gladiator Draven [S|L]
  • Prior to the information of the Gladiator skin leaked from public beta, a similar skin concept for Draven, "Firedancer", has been published by the player Spookypatrol (deviantART user "Dargonite") in the official North American forum. Five Riot employees expressed interest to the idea in two separate threads.[4]
    • The skin is also used to celebrate the Italian localization of the client, 24 March 2013.
DravenSquare.png Primetime Draven [S|L]
  • You can see him in the SKT T1 Skins.
  • This skin bears some resemblance to the character Buzz from the Buzz! video game series.
  • This skin refers to the job that Draven might have had, similar to DariusSquare.png Dunkmaster Darius.
  • Including the champion selection quote, he says "Draven" 54 times throughout all of his vocal lines.
  • This skin was initially going to be a Legendary skin (because of the new animations, voice over and such) but Riot will release it permanently for 975 RP, similar to FiddlesticksSquare.png Surprise Party Fiddlesticks.
DravenSquare.png Pool Party Draven [S|L]
DravenSquare.png Beast Hunter Draven [S|L]
DravenSquare.png Draven Draven [S|L]
  • This skin is a tribute to April Fools Day 2016.
  • Besides the large bobblehead that Draven is wearing, this skin is completely the same as the Classic variation.
  • He shares this theme with Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo.
  • Such joke as diguising as an avatar of himself shares a similarity to the way how Johnny Gat disguises as an avatar of himself on Saints Row: The Third.


  • Draven is DariusSquare.png Darius's younger brother. The two together were known as "The Blood Brothers",
    • Draven looked up to his older brother for guidance.
    • Draven and Darius are competitive brothers. They both generally disapprove of the way that the other lives his life.
  • According to his page on the beta League of Legends website, Draven's relations list him as friends with himself.


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April Fools 2016 Login Theme

Login Screen

Draven's Theme
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League of Legends Cinematic A New Dawn

A New Dawn

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League of Legends - Ingame Dance Reel

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Draven Champion Spotlight06:31

Draven Champion Spotlight

Champion Spotlight


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