The most recent addition to the League of Legends lineup is one many players feel is not only a weak champion, but one that is approaching unplayability. Not only this, but Draven being the next release after Darius paints him in even more negative of a light as Darius is such a quality, easy-to-use ad bruiser. What these players are failing to realize is that the Glorious Execution is not weak, he is actually one of the best rranged AD carries in the game, albeit difficult to use.
The problem I’ve been noticing among people that are using him, keeping in mind that he is free the week of this writing, is that the players simply do not understand what Riot intended when they released him. He is a champion that does an obscene amount of damage with very little items required, only needing the combination of his passive (bonus damage to his crits and Q ability) and his Q(default keybind) to land this damage. The inability of players to do leads to a lot of people calling him weak and refusing to use him, until they see one match with a Draven absolutely destroying champions and find themselves staring at the screen asking how.
Those who have dabbled with him will see where I am going with this, and for those that have not it’s this simple: His q applies bonus damage to his next basic attack, as does his passive which applies scaling extra damage over time to his Q and critical hits. Landing a Q causes the blade to pop back in the air, and places a brightly colored emblem on the ground. if the player stands they will catch the animation of his spinning blade, readying it for another immediate attack with both damage bonuses.
The ability to chain multiple Q catches / re-attacks in succession makes for a huge damage output at level 1 with just a Dorans Blade, and herein lies the problem: a lot of players simply aren't putting in the time required to learn the trick to doing this. Toggling q, hitting them, catching it, and hitting them again is something that takes practice. It isn’t likely to be done the first or second time you use him (you may get one or two catches, but not every catch like you need to in order to do the damage I talk about)
Almost regardless of runes (I mean, you should be using ranged AD runes/masteries anyway) just being able to land and catch every Q will put your Draven in the dominant carry position of the lane, and you should be getting first bloods with relative ease. Even if it’s only bots, practice hitting and catching the Q attack until you do it every single time, then have fun slicing enemies apart in norms.
Best of luck on the battlefield players.