If Draven doesn't move, Spinning Axe will fall near his present location. It will fall directly on him, or just to the right or left.
If Draven does move after attacking, Spinning Axe will lead him in the direction of his movement. Use this to control where the Spinning Axe will go.
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 stats shown here clarify some vital Draven versus Riven counter statistics that can help us interpret the differences between this set of champs. As an example, Draven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Riven’s ratio of NaN, showing that Draven may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Riven..
Draven often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Riven. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Draven usually wins when facing off against Riven, with a 52.5% win rate. Thus, Draven makes a good counter to Riven.
While Draven does have a higher winrate than Riven, when on opposite teams, Draven also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Draven into Rivenas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Draven 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 facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Draven vs Riven matchups, Draven is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Draven is an above average counter for Riven. Focus your actions on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Draven against Riven.
To truly master Draven in order to counter Riven during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Draven typically accumulates a similar amount of CS as Riven. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Draven versus Riven build include Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Draven combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Riven than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Draven boasted an average win rate of 52.5% when playing against Riven with this build.
To have the highest chance of beating Riven as Draven, Draven players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Draven vs Riven counterpicks, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.5% winrate overall.
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