Ezreal Draven - Secretly Amazing?

  • Nifty129's Avatar
    330 510 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

    We spend a lot of time talking about the sensational decks in LOR with amazingly fast win conditions or slower insta wins.

    But what about the decks that don't do anything amazingly well but just happen to have strong matchup tables against almost everything?


    Take a look for yourself Ezreal Draven either flat out beat or go 50/50 with every single deck that isn't freijord/shadow where they are grosly disfavored.

    Thats actually secretly amazing!!!

    What do you guys think?

  • minuano28's Avatar
    Mountain 675 754 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

    Secretly? Ezreal/Draven have been a top tier deck since the days of TF/Go Hard.

  • Nifty129's Avatar
    330 510 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 11 months, 1 week ago

    I just meant that absolutely nobody talks about it. It's performing exceptionally well in the meta but nobody complains about it despite its relatively high power level.

    That struck me as interesting...or at least what passes for interesting while we play the never ending waiting game.

  • VaBeZ's Avatar
    Eldritch Horror 1245 128 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 11 months, 1 week ago
    • It is almost always among the top meta decks, but - if I remember correctly - never in leading position (unlike, for example, pre-nerf Fiora Shen Mid, R.I.P.).
    • It's skill ceiling is relatively high, probably that's why it's popularity isn't outstanding (outside of Masters, for sure).
    • And except some Tri-beam Improbulator shenanigans, personally, I don't find it annoying. It has really efficent removals/burn, and plays mostly reactive, but still needs board development, so it isn't that one dimensional to play with/against it.

    Indeed, in this highly polarising meta, it's the most well rounded deck of all, it can go head to head against almost everything. I'm currently learning to pilot it well. ;)

    Hearthstone veteran, Runeterra intermediate player.

  • tnrg's Avatar
    310 33 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    This is the first deck I fell in love with after I started playing Runeterra about 3 months ago. Every game is different because your wincondition heavily depends on the deck of your opponent. Lately I also started playing Zoe/Vi which feels the same for me, every matchup feels winable. I like to play against it too, which can't be said about decks like azir/irelia and watcher combo.

    Took both Ezreal/Draven and Zoe/Vi (with Ashe Noxus) to the seasonal tournament today and got to 6-3 which exceeded my expectations. :)

    Are there other decks out there who are comparable in playstyle to these two? I don't care if they are a bit worse or offmeta.

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