Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
Riven has a great deal of mobility but she cannot move very far with any one skill. Rooting or silencing her during her combo will greatly reduce her effectiveness.
Riven excels at dueling multiple melee attackers at once, as she will be on an almost equal footing damage-wise. If pairing up against Riven, don't go in as double melee until she has expended her full combo.
All of Riven's damage is physical, prioritize high Armor if an opposing Riven gets out of control.
The stats provided here show several strategic Ahri against Riven matchup stats that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Riven’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Riven..
Ahri typically has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Riven. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Ahri usually loses when playing against Riven, with a 48.6% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a bad counter to Riven.
While Ahri does have a lower winrate compared to Riven, when facing one another, Ahri also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Ahri into Riven.
Additionally, Ahri has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Riven. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Riven matchups, Riven is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Ahri is a somewhat poor counter for Riven. Focus your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Riven.
To learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Riven during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri typically gets a similar amount of CS relative to Riven. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, 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 require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to use in your Ahri versus Riven build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Ahri used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Riven than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Ahri boasted an average winrate of 48.6% when playing against Riven with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Riven as Ahri, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Ahri vs Riven fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.6% winrate overall.
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