How to Win Draven vs Malzahar Counter Matchup Draven is in the s tier of champions

Draven vs Malzahar

How to Beat Malzahar as Draven in LoL Malzahar is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Malzahar as Draven

based on 2,213 Draven vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
50.3 %
K/D/A
2.26
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL matches each week. Within our dataset, Draven fought Malzahar 2213 times. Using so many matchups for Draven versus Malzahar provides us confidence in our capability to produce informative stats and a supported build to wreck Malzahar. This counter matchup is relatively rare. Draven is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.3% of his matches.

Draven vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Draven has done a ok job of beating Malzahar. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.3% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Draven against Malzahar rounds, Draven’s team is 0.3% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Malzahar.

Best Draven vs Malzahar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsVampiric Scepter

Core Draven Items

~22 Mins
EclipseInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

BloodthirsterLord Dominik's RegardsEssence Reaver

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Draven to level up q
>
Second ability for Draven to level up w
>
Last skill for Draven to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Domination Eyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Draven's passive ability p
Draven q ability q
Draven w ability w
Draven e ability e
Draven's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Draven

Tips for Playing as Draven against Malzahar

If Draven doesn't move, Spinning Axe will fall near his present location. It will fall directly on him, or just to the right or left.

If Draven does move after attacking, Spinning Axe will lead him in the direction of his movement. Use this to control where the Spinning Axe will go.

Advice to Win Against Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Draven vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Draven Image
Win Rate
50.3 %
VS
Win Rate
49.7 %
Malzahar Image
8.2
< Kills >
4.7
6.2
< Deaths >
5.2
5.8
< Assists >
7.5
1.87
< Killing Sprees >
1.07
171
< Minions Killed >
178
0.27
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.54
21,308
< Physical Damage >
595
210
< Magic Damage >
19,406
723
< True Damage >
607
22,242
< Damage Dealt >
20,609
21,977
< Damage Taken >
16,677
13,797
< Gold Earned >
11,306
2.5
< Towers >
2.23
0.09
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
3,215
< Total Healing >
1,114
12,363
< Experience >
14,234
16
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
87
< Time Dealing CC >
433

How to Counter Malzahar with Draven in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some important Draven vs. Malzahar counter stats that may help us understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. For instance, Draven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Draven may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Malzahar. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Draven usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. On average, he receives more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Draven and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Draven
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Draven
Malzahar

Who is Better, Draven or Malzahar?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Draven usually fairs equally well when facing off against Malzahar, with a 50.3% win rate. Thus, Draven makes an ok counter for Malzahar.

While Draven does have a higher winrate compared to Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Draven also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Draven into Malzaharas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Draven also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Malzahar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Draven vs Malzahar matchups, Draven is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Draven is a decent counter for Malzahar. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Draven against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Draven Players

How We Calculated Our Draven vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Draven, we analyzed 2,213 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Malzahar as Draven comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Draven in order to counter Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Draven often gets a similar amount of CS as Malzahar. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Draven versus Malzahar build include Eclipse, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Draven bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better versus Malzahar than with many other common item sets. In fact, Draven boasted an average winrate of 50.3% battling Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of beating Malzahar as Draven, Draven players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Draven vs Malzahar clashes, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.3% winrate overall.

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