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

Braum vs Riven

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

based on 456 Braum vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
52 %
K/D/A
2.91
Pick Rate
2.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Riven as Braum came out of an analysis of 456 ranked matches where both champions faced each other. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Braum is forced to battle against Riven in only 2.3% of his matches.

Braum vs Riven Matchup Summary

Braum has done a good job of countering Riven. On average, he wins a fantastic 52.0% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Braum versus Riven rounds, Braum’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Riven.

Best Braum vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Braum Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Knight's VowPauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Braum's passive ability p
Braum q ability q
Braum w ability w
Braum e ability e
Braum's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Braum

Tips for Playing as Braum against Riven

Work with your allies to stack Concussive Blows, encourage them to basic attack marked targets.

Leap in front of squishy friends and shield them from projectiles with Unbreakable.

Glacial Fissure leaves a powerful slow zone, position it well to split teamfights and slow the enemy approach.

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.

Braum vs Riven Counter Stats

Braum Image
Win Rate
52 %
VS
Win Rate
48 %
Riven Image
1.6
< Kills >
6.2
5.6
< Deaths >
5.7
14.7
< Assists >
5.6
0.25
< Killing Sprees >
1.37
33
< Minions Killed >
168
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.41
1,406
< Physical Damage >
16,362
5,735
< Magic Damage >
92
617
< True Damage >
1,060
7,759
< Damage Dealt >
17,514
21,556
< Damage Taken >
26,054
7,797
< Gold Earned >
11,719
1.94
< Towers >
2.02
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,287
< Total Healing >
5,253
10,395
< Experience >
14,349
49
< Vision Score >
17
23
< Wards Placed >
8
169
< Time Dealing CC >
135

How to Counter Riven with Braum in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize several critical Braum vs. Riven matchup stats that may help us realize the differences between the pair. As an example, Braum’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Riven’s ratio of NaN, showing that Braum may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Riven. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Braum typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives less damage than Riven. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Braum and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Braum
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Braum
Riven

Who is Better, Braum or Riven?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Braum usually wins when trying to fight Riven, with a 52.0% win rate. Thus, Braum makes a good counter for Riven.

While Braum does have a higher winrate than Riven, when on opposite teams, Braum also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Braum into Riven.

Moreover, Braum has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Riven. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Braum vs Riven matchups, Braum is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Braum is a decent counter to Riven. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Braum against Riven.

Additional Information for Braum Players

How We Calculated Our Braum vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Braum, we analyzed 456 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 Braum 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 learn all of the intricacies of Braum to counter Riven during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Braum typically picks up a lot less CS relative to Riven. Champs who typically don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Braum versus Riven build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Braum used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Riven than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Braum had an average winrate of 52.0% when playing against Riven with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of crushing Riven as Braum, Braum players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Braum vs Riven counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 52.0% winrate overall.

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