How to Win Cho'Gath vs Riven Counter Matchup Cho'Gath is in the a tier of champions

Cho'Gath vs Riven

How to Beat Riven as Cho'Gath in LoL Riven is in the s tier of champions
Tank Mage
Fighter Assassin

How to Beat Riven as Cho'Gath

based on 898 Cho'Gath vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
51.9 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League matches every week. In our data, Cho'Gath faced Riven 898 times. Having so many games with Cho'Gath vs Riven provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce useful statistics and a solid build to suppress your opponent. This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Cho'Gath has to counter Riven in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Cho'Gath vs Riven Matchup Summary

Cho'Gath does a decent job of countering Riven. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.9% of games the champions face one another in. In Cho'Gath versus Riven rounds, Cho'Gath’s team is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Riven.

Best Cho'Gath vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Cho'Gath Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailFimbulwinter

Optional Items

Force of NatureDemonic EmbraceFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Cho'Gath to level up e
>
Second ability for Cho'Gath to level up w
>
Last skill for Cho'Gath to max out q

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishConditioningOvergrowth
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Cho'Gath's passive ability p
Cho'Gath q ability q
Cho'Gath w ability w
Cho'Gath e ability e
Cho'Gath's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Cho'Gath

Tips for Playing as Cho'Gath against Riven

If you're having difficulty feasting upon champions, try eating minions until you're larger.

Try to line up your attacks with Vorpal Spikes so that they kill minions and harass enemy champions at the same time.

Using Rupture on creeps in combination with Carnivore is a good way to gain Health and Mana.

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.

Cho'Gath vs Riven Counter Stats

Cho'Gath Image
Win Rate
51.9 %
VS
Win Rate
48.1 %
Riven Image
5.6
< Kills >
6.1
5.5
< Deaths >
5.7
6.3
< Assists >
5.5
1.25
< Killing Sprees >
1.38
145
< Minions Killed >
164
0.47
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.41
2,363
< Physical Damage >
17,320
11,999
< Magic Damage >
69
3,625
< True Damage >
1,025
17,988
< Damage Dealt >
18,415
33,001
< Damage Taken >
26,204
11,102
< Gold Earned >
11,571
2.18
< Towers >
2
0.18
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
7,157
< Total Healing >
5,243
13,805
< Experience >
14,151
18
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
1,074
< Time Dealing CC >
138

How to Counter Riven with Cho'Gath in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some important Cho'Gath against Riven matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences between the pair. Cho'Gath’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Riven’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Cho'Gath may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Riven..

Cho'Gath usually has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Riven. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Cho'Gath and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Cho'Gath
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Cho'Gath
Riven

Who is Better, Cho'Gath or Riven?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Cho'Gath usually wins when trying to fight Riven, with a 51.9% win rate. Thus, Cho'Gath makes a good counter to Riven.

While Cho'Gath does have a higher winrate than Riven, when on opposite teams, Cho'Gath also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Cho'Gath into Riven.

Additionally, Cho'Gath has some amount of utility and CC, 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 is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Cho'Gath vs Riven matchups, Cho'Gath is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Cho'Gath is a decent counter to Riven. Focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Cho'Gath against Riven.

Additional Information for Cho'Gath Players

How We Calculated Our Cho'Gath vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Cho'Gath, we analyzed 898 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 Cho'Gath 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 Cho'Gath in order to counter Riven during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Cho'Gath typically racks up a similar amount of CS as Riven. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The best items to have in your Cho'Gath versus Riven build consist of Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Fimbulwinter. When Cho'Gath combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when facing Riven than with many other common item sets. In fact, Cho'Gath boasted an average win rate of 51.9% battling Riven with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Riven as Cho'Gath, you should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Cho'Gath vs Riven counterpicks, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.9% win rate overall.

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