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.
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 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.
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.
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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