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

Brand vs Riven

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

based on 1,698 Brand vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
53.4 %
K/D/A
1.92
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Riven as Brand resulted from an evaluation of 1698 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This pairing is relatively rare. Brand is forced to battle against Riven in only 1.9% of his rounds.

Brand vs Riven Matchup Summary

Brand has done a good job of countering Riven. Normally, he wins a fantastic 53.4% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Brand vs Riven rounds, Brand’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Riven.

Best Brand vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Rylai's Crystal ScepterZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Riven

You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.

Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.

You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.

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.

Brand vs Riven Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
53.4 %
VS
Win Rate
46.6 %
Riven Image
5.2
< Kills >
6.3
7.4
< Deaths >
6.1
9
< Assists >
5.1
1.19
< Killing Sprees >
1.4
68
< Minions Killed >
163
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.37
722
< Physical Damage >
16,420
20,873
< Magic Damage >
64
1,242
< True Damage >
1,079
22,839
< Damage Dealt >
17,564
18,784
< Damage Taken >
26,777
9,967
< Gold Earned >
11,692
1.63
< Towers >
1.84
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
1,560
< Total Healing >
5,298
11,659
< Experience >
14,473
45
< Vision Score >
17
21
< Wards Placed >
8
74
< Time Dealing CC >
134

How to Counter Riven with Brand in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several valuable Brand against Riven matchup stats that can help us interpret the distinctions between this set of champions. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Riven’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Riven..

Brand often has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Typically, he receives less damage than Riven. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Riven

Who is Better, Brand or Riven?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Brand usually wins when playing against Riven, with a 53.4% win rate. Thus, Brand makes a great counter to Riven.

While Brand does have a higher winrate compared to Riven, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champ to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Brand into Riven.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Brand vs Riven matchups, Brand is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Brand is a great counter for Riven. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Brand against Riven.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Brand, we analyzed 1,698 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 Brand 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

If you would like to truly master Brand to counter Riven during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually racks up less CS as Riven. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Brand versus Riven build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand used at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Riven than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 53.4% battling Riven with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Riven as Brand, you should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Brand vs Riven battles, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 53.4% winrate overall.

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