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.
Nocturne's Unspeakable Horror is broken with range, so try to save your movement abilities for when he casts it.
Stay close to your allies when Paranoia is cast - there is strength in numbers!
The stats shown here emphasize some valuable Draven versus Nocturne counter statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between the two. As an example, Draven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nocturne’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Draven may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Nocturne..
Draven usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Nocturne. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Draven usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Nocturne, with a 50.9% win rate. Thus, Draven makes an ok counter for Nocturne.
While Draven does have a higher winrate compared to Nocturne, when they face off with one another, Draven also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Draven into Nocturneas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Draven also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nocturne. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Draven vs Nocturne matchups, Draven is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Draven is a decent counter to Nocturne. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Draven against Nocturne.
To learn all of the intricacies of Draven in order to counter Nocturne during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Draven typically racks up much more CS compared to Nocturne. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Draven versus Nocturne build include Eclipse, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Draven incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Nocturne than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Draven had an average win rate of 50.9% battling Nocturne with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Nocturne as Draven, Draven players should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Draven vs Nocturne counterpicks, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.9% win rate overall.
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