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TierB-
Win rate49.9%
Pick rate5.3%
Ban rate3.5%
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Riven matchups

Top Top  Patch 12.10

Riven counter tips

General advice on how to play against Riven
These champs are strong against Riven at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Riven.
Champion
WR
Matches
Guide
Laning Against Riven

Laning Against Riven

Riven is an early game dominant champion who can take over the lane through short trades. Try not to trade with her unless you can match her trading potential.

Riven will often play hyper-aggressive and try to outplay you with her Broken WingsQ. If possible, try to bait out her main abilities and then re-engage when she has cooldowns. This is your best bet when laning against a Riven.

Keep the minion wave frozen near your Tower. If you are playing close to your Tower, her all-in potential is limited as the Tower will protect you and she will not be able to look for frequent trades.

Strategy VS Riven

Strategy VS Riven

Riven will be looking to split push when no team fights are occurring. Make sure somebody who can contest her is sent to stop her from pushing. Avoid fighting her during the mid-game though unless you’re stronger.

Teamfights will be difficult for Riven as she is prone to CC, disengage and gets kited by champions easily. To make team fighting easier, she will probably flank or Flash in to engage. Ward to the side when sieging an objective to spot her before she gets the chance to engage.

Riven is quite good at picking off champions when they’re too far forward or alone. Don’t let her pick someone off by staying in line with each other. Do not group too closely as it may allow her to get a 5 person Ki BurstW stun.

Riven Power Spikes

Riven Power Spikes

Riven can easily 1v1 any champion at level 3 if she is in a favourable matchup. Do not overextend to reduce her chances of killing you.

When Riven unlocks her Ultimate Blade of the ExileR, her all-in potential increases dramatically. Make sure you disengage if she tries to fight you unless you have an advantage.

Once Riven has completed two or three items, she becomes very strong and will be able to take down any squishy champion that is not a tank. If you see her running towards you- just back away.

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Riven Matchups Table

Top
Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
Rank
Champion
Role
WR
Delta
GD@15
XPD@15
CSD@15
LVL2
Matches
1
Urgot
Top
59.5%
9.4%
399.6g
264.3xp
6
51.2%
121
2
Illaoi
Top
58.8%
8.7%
839.9g
616.9xp
16.5
29.9%
97
3
Singed
Top
57.3%
7.2%
-459.9g
-235xp
-12.6
43.8%
89
4
Renekton
Top
57.3%
7.2%
685.7g
480.4xp
11.4
19.2%
234
5
Kayle
Top
57.0%
6.9%
-290g
-196.7xp
-2.5
40.3%
335
6
Olaf
Top
55.5%
5.4%
210.3g
30.5xp
0.5
45.5%
209
7
Gnar
Top
54.5%
4.4%
114.4g
244.4xp
3.2
43.1%
123
8
Camille
Top
54.1%
4.0%
-152.6g
-20.2xp
-5.7
18.9%
296
9
Gwen
Top
52.5%
2.4%
-75.6g
2.9xp
4
32.7%
257
10
Darius
Top
52.4%
2.3%
289.3g
139.8xp
5.5
23.9%
347
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