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Riven Counter Stats

Riven Counters
Top Lane
Ranked #16 out of 65 in Top Discover all Top champions who counter Riven. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Riven in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Riven Data for all roles taken from 58,922 matches.
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Top Lane (83%) Riven Top Lane Counters: 48,683 matches, 54 counter champions

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Tips Against Riven in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

I Am Goliath says “This matchup difficulty really depends on the riven player but I personally love this matchup, I start doran's blade always and play aggressive early, try to bait out rivens shield by auto attacking her and then go in for the E, also if she engages onto you it's very easy to hit your E, rivens are super telegraphed because of their kit. I play really aggressive pre 6 in this matchup and can usually get kills before then, level 6 is when you have to watch out because her burst with ultimate can be insane, if you haven't backed and have a lot of unspent gold or you're just low on HP I recommend backing and getting some HP because she can burst you from like 75% HP if you aren't careful and she's good at comboing, but you also have potential to outplay her but flashing her second part of ultimate. once you get cleaver and ninja tabi + level 9 you should almost always win the 1v1 unless you missplay, just remember try to bait out her E first with auto attacks because they will use it to shield auto attacks a lot.”
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PH45 says “Abuse her cooldowns. She can burst you quite quickly. I like to run Phase Rush into this matchup as you can either keep chasing her or run away from her after a trade much easier. At level 6 if you are low be careful as she can quickly catch up to you and just ult you to death. Very slippery so hard to kill early. If she misses her stun then try to fight her as she can't create distance as easily then.”
Drake6401 says “Skill matchup in your favor. Do not get near her at level 1. She beats you this early. Only engage at level 2 when you have a dash or stun. Baiting her Q will win you a trade, or you can get your damage off before she can use the full combo. She doesn't typically cling to her shield but if you can't wait it out, stun her and dash off. I've found Riven to be fairly divable if you make sure to either one shot her or bait her stun.”
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Stinkee says “Most Riven matchups are very easy but some good Riven players may outplay you. Riven only does one type of damage so she's very easy to itemize against. Get a Frozen Heart and Ninja Tabi and she won't be able to do much against you. If you are having a hard time against a good Riven you can max W first. Don't use your Q unless you are hidden or she has used all of her dashes. Keep track of when she uses her dashes and look to fight her while they are on cooldown.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. FIGHT HER LEVEL 1 WITH W. CAREFUL OF HER BURST/ALL IN. RESPECT HER LEVEL 6 DAMAGE. TRY TO CANCEL HER Q WITH YOUR E. STEELCAPS ARE A GOOD BUY. CONQUEROR IS GOOD. The Riven matchup is, obviously, HEAVILY dependent on how good the Riven is. But in general, your biggest priorities should be not underestimating her damage and not wasting your abilities because a good Riven will be able to take advantage. She is much harder to deal with when she has ignite so just try to be careful. You are stronger than her level 1 if you level your W so try to make use of this and heavily outtrade her. Try to trade against her when she wastes her abilities. If possible, use your E in order to cancel her third Q as this can leave her in a very vulnurable position. If you do not have your E, you can buffer your W to slow her down just as she knocks you up. This might not matter much in the end though, as she has a ton of mobility. Level 6 is tricky as you have to respect her ultimate. If she catches you off, she can kill you from full health quite easily. It is going to be quite tricky to land your Qs on her but doing so is the key to beating her. This is an extremely snowbally lane so try not to die. And if you do, try not to die any more to her as that would potentially render the game unwinnable. Steelcaps are an amazing purchase against her. Thanks to Conqueror giving more healing AND some Rivens opting for Ravenous/omnivamp items, Bramble Vest is another good pick up against her, especially if the rest of her team requires you to get Merc boots to survive in teamfights. Conqueror is good into her. ”
ForgottenProject says “A Skill matchup. [1]If you're able to parry her hard cc you win the trade. If she's able to bait out your parry she wins the trade. [2] Tabis are a good buy. *Important* Currently she's busted out of her god-damn mind and Riot refuses to nerf her so consider banning her if you're in High-Elo. ”
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Kaizin says “In this matchup you need to respect Riven's cooldowns. At level 1 she can hard outtrade you with Q >> AA >> Q >> AA >> Q >> AA. Especially if she's running ignite. At level 3 you can take short trades, try to avoid using abilities on her shield and like I said play around her cooldowns. Build bramble vest early as she AA's a lot but also to counter her conqueror healing. At level 6 you can win the all in as long as she's about 70% health. ”
BoilTheOil says “Go Conqueror. I ban this disgusting creature, this champ is so broken idk, you don't beat her at any stage in the game. In low elo she's not as much of a problem, ban Mordekaiser instead. Build armor early game into full tank and don't fight her because she is just gonna run away or take half ur hp. Don't waste W in lane because she will probably kill you. Play for teamfights. ”
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Veng Shotz says “completely skill dependent but tilts on riven's side. you can cancel any part of her q rotation with your knock ups. Just dont let her do her fast attack animation cancel bug that has yet to be patched out and you generally win trades. Dont walk up into melee range into her, play a bit behind your melee minions and punish her when she walks up to cs. Cs for free while her e+q are on cd after escaping your combo. that being said, she will always all in you at any point if you try to step to up to cs, and since her abilities come up sooner your best bet is to go trans + cdr shard and rush cdr, if you have more cdr you have the upper hand and can punish her relentlessly. watch out for her items and make sure to not stay in lane under 60% health post6 if shes running ign or has executioners. ”
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MrDomian says “Get in early with all your skills and control the waves. You can easily avoid her R thanks to Flash. If she tries to stop you, you can use W.”
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In the Jungle (11%) Riven In the Jungle Counters: 6,267 matches, 43 counter champions

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Tips Against Riven in the Jungle Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Suseri says “Similar to Renekton you can't really trade with her while she can when ever she wants. However she is squishy and can miss/waste her abilities to farm so you have a chance to do stuff pre 6. After 6 you can't win because she can time her combo so you can't avoid her burst. You need your jungler for this. I would not try to fight her after 6 at all since she can also kite you very well and make you waste your R and time. So try to play around teamfights.”
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Polarshift says “Keep the wave in the middle or to your side and Q her whenever she tries to go for a minion. Be careful of how fast she can actually stack her conqueror.”
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RedNBlue says “She will cancel your Q shred through your w and she will stun your and hop out of your ultimate.”
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Shroomen Rider says “A top laner with a higher chance of cheesing you or your losing top laner. ”
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ChaseMorePlz says “Basically cockblocks you with her stun and can burst you down due to her kit. Respect a good Riven player, especially when ganking one early.”
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Crossknight06 says “Eazy pissy you can kick rivens ass with all the builds even with assasin build with ap and crit works better if you are practised enough you can make her 0 4 0 before 10 minutes just dont let her farm and keep an eye at jg”
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suprfxivsilkshot says “She's hard to gank, and counters you hard in team fights. May be worth a ban in lower elos where you don't face aggressive junglers”
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liserith says “When I was first starting out, this matchup was literal hell for me. Her insane gap-closing and her W stun will kill you quite easily. I learned however, if you build like a bruiser and take Legend: Tenacity and Mercury's Treads, you can duel her. Try to out-burst her, and don't be afraid to use your ult. ”
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Ariel343 says “has lots of little bits of cc making it hard to get your ult off”
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The Top Bear says “She can burst pretty hard, but if you kite well enough and hit your q, you can kill her. Post-6 she will oneshot you, so just avoid her then.”
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Middle Lane (6%) Riven Middle Lane Counters: 3,738 matches, 44 counter champions

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Tips Against Riven in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

crabbix says “She's melee so you have that over her, but other than your advantages are essentially none. Poke and abuse early as much as possible, try to get seeker's armguard ASAP and once she hits level 6 do not come closer than about 80% of your q range unless you have teammates present.”
xMetix says “Skill match up, try to poke her and if she uses E to block the poke then look for a trade. Use grass a lot and remember her cooldowns are pretty short so you don't have much window for engage.”
angeLoon says “Conq Dblade in resolve Conditioning yasuo just blocks riven's ult,play around her q coldowns”
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WayOfTheTempesst says “This matchup throughout League history has always favored Riven and I feel like it favors her even more recently due to the items she can build. The only time you really beat Riven is lvl 1-2 due to her not having all of her abilities yet. If you haven't gotten a good trade against her first 2 lvls she pretty much just controls the lane past that point. Try to kite to minions when she starts Qing on you and going back onto her when her Q is down. Post 6 try to windwall before she stuns you to try to not get hit by the 2nd part of her ulti, although a good Riven will always hit you with it by chain ccing you. Don't E directly onto riven or else she will just stun you and turn on you pretty easily, instead try to nado from afar to force her to use her E to dodge then you can go on her when her shield is down. ”
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WayOfTheTempesst says “ imo Riven is the only champion who outscales Yone or comes very close. This matchup is by far one of the worst just bc she can chain cc you if you ever get near her while also chunking you. Since you cant win the all in, I would take fleet and just try to win the sustain battle to get her out of lane. take boneplating and revitalize.”
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Xelikari says “Riven, like anyone who can get in your face and is strong early has good kill pressure on you. Don't shove the wave too far and try not to overheat when her combo is up, bait her into fighting in your minions early on, but make sure she has to use a Q1 & Q2 to get to you, or you lose the trade. Seekers->Tabi. Smart trades and you can win this matchup”
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XayLies says “You can be a Trash or she can be a Trash, depends on the person. be sure to get out of her stuns. Also, you can block her R - Wind Slash by your W - Wind Wall. try to time it right as best as you can.”
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Akali187 says “You can out play her easily. Just watch for her dash and stun.”
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Zileni says “Pretty hard, especially against a Riven OTP. You can easily abuse her cooldowns, however she is still gonna beat you in damage output. If she uses her Q on the wave you can go in. This is all about knowing when Riven has her cooldowns in the early game. Use your ultimate against her Q3 or Ultimate since most of her outplay potential comes from those abilities.”
TheSecretsWithin says “Riven with her multiple dashes and AOE CC is a problem for Kassadin. Though there is something you can count on, the fact that her abilities have a long cooldown. If she tries to all-in you and fails, this is the perfect time to punish, though don't get cocky seeing that she is low. Even when low, she can still burst you with a full combo, so just punish and farm up.”
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