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.
Zilean is fragile if a team focuses on him, but otherwise he's very difficult to kill. Commit to killing him as a team.
If you're able to match Zilean's speed, it can sometimes be beneficial to wait until his ultimate has faded before landing the killing blow.
The stats provided here show some influential Draven against Zilean counter stats that may help us figure out the distinctions between the pair. Draven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Zilean’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Draven may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zilean. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.
Draven often has a much larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Draven usually fairs equally well when playing against Zilean, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Draven makes an ok counter for Zilean.
While Draven does have a lower win rate compared to Zilean, when facing one another, Draven also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Draven into Zileanas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Draven has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zilean. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Draven vs Zilean matchups, Zilean is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Draven is a somewhat poor counter for Zilean. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Draven against Zilean.
To truly master Draven to counter Zilean during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Draven usually racks up much more CS relative to Zilean. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Draven versus Zilean build include Eclipse, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Draven incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Zilean than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Draven had an average winrate of 49.2% when playing against Zilean with these items in his kit.
To have the best probability of crushing Zilean as Draven, Draven players should equip the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Draven vs Zilean clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.2% win rate overall.
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