How to Win Akshan vs Riven Counter Matchup Akshan is in the b tier of champions

Akshan vs Riven

How to Beat Riven as Akshan in LoL Riven is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Riven as Akshan

based on 1,033 Akshan vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
51.9 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL games each week. In our data, Akshan fought Riven in 1033 rounds. Using so many matchups for Akshan vs Riven gives us a lot of faith in our ability to provide enlightening statistics and a recommended build to wreck Riven. This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Akshan encounters Riven in only 2.1% of their rounds.

Akshan vs Riven Matchup Summary

Akshan has done a decent job of countering Riven. Normally, they wins a acceptable 51.9% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Akshan versus Riven matches, Akshan’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that they probably will be able to get first blood against Riven.

Best Akshan vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordNoonquiver

Core Akshan Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerGuinsoo's RagebladeBlade of The Ruined King

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsWit's EndThe CollectorInfinity Edge

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akshan to level up q
>
Second ability for Akshan to level up e
>
Last skill for Akshan to max out w

Runes

Precision Press the Attack Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Resolve Shield BashBone Plating
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Akshan's passive ability p
Akshan q ability q
Akshan w ability w
Akshan e ability e
Akshan's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Riven as Akshan

Tips for Playing as Akshan against Riven

Raising an eyebrow in the face of danger, Akshan fights evil with dashing charisma, righteous vengeance, and a conspicuous lack of shirts. He is highly skilled in the art of stealth combat, able to evade the eyes of his enemies and reappear when they least expect him. With a keen sense of justice and a legendary death-reversing weapon, he rights the wrongs of Runeterra's many scoundrels while living by his own moral code: “Don't be an ass.”

Advice to Win Against Riven

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.

Akshan vs Riven Counter Stats

Akshan Image
Win Rate
51.9 %
VS
Win Rate
48.1 %
Riven Image
7.9
< Kills >
6.4
6.4
< Deaths >
5.9
5.9
< Assists >
5.1
1.84
< Killing Sprees >
1.44
162
< Minions Killed >
165
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.4
16,851
< Physical Damage >
15,999
2,541
< Magic Damage >
60
2,512
< True Damage >
965
21,906
< Damage Dealt >
17,024
20,233
< Damage Taken >
25,584
12,362
< Gold Earned >
11,713
2.17
< Towers >
2.03
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,702
< Total Healing >
5,006
13,703
< Experience >
14,303
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
36
< Time Dealing CC >
129

How to Counter Riven with Akshan in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some strategic Akshan versus Riven matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. For instance, Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Riven’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting potential than Riven..

Akshan usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than their counter does. Commonly, they receives less damage than Riven. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akshan and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Akshan
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akshan
Riven

Who is Better, Akshan or Riven?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akshan usually wins when facing off against Riven, with a 51.9% win rate. Thus, Akshan makes a good counter for Riven.

While Akshan does have a higher win rate than Riven, when they face off with one another, Akshan also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes them a less challenging champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Akshan into Riven.

Additionally, Akshan has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Riven. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Riven matchups, Akshan is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Akshan is a decent counter for Riven. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Akshan against Riven.

Additional Information for Akshan Players

How We Calculated Our Akshan vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Akshan, we analyzed 1,033 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Riven as Akshan comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Akshan to counter Riven during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akshan often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Riven. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Akshan versus Riven build include Kraken Slayer, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Akshan incorporated at least these three items in their build, they performed much better vs. Riven than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Akshan boasted an average win rate of 51.9% when playing against Riven with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Riven as Akshan, Akshan players should take the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Akshan vs Riven face-offs, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.9% win rate overall.

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