How to Win Elise vs Riven Counter Matchup Elise is in the s tier of champions

Elise vs Riven

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

based on 556 Elise vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
48.4 %
K/D/A
2.56
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Riven as Elise came out of an analysis of 556 ranked matches where both champions opposed each other. This pairing is relatively rare. Elise has to counter Riven in only 2.2% of her matches.

Elise vs Riven Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Elise has done a poor job of countering Riven. Typically, she wins a lowly 48.4% of matches the champions clash against one another in. In Elise versus Riven games, Elise’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Riven.

Best Elise vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealSorcerer's Shoes

Core Elise Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Nashor's ToothVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Precision TriumphCoup de Grace
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Elise's passive ability p
Elise q ability q
Elise w ability w
Elise e ability e
Elise's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Elise

Tips for Playing as Elise against Riven

Elise's Spider Form and Spider Form abilities do not cost mana and can be prioritized when you are trying to conserve mana.

When in Spider Form, Spiderlings will attack the target that Elise uses Venomous Bite on.

Spider Form is most effective at finishing off enemies with low health; Human Form's Neurotoxin does more damage to healthy foes.

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.

Elise vs Riven Counter Stats

Elise Image
Win Rate
48.4 %
VS
Win Rate
51.6 %
Riven Image
7.4
< Kills >
5.8
5.7
< Deaths >
5.6
7.2
< Assists >
5.1
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.29
33
< Minions Killed >
164
1.33
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,345
< Physical Damage >
15,463
15,201
< Magic Damage >
74
1,325
< True Damage >
954
17,871
< Damage Dealt >
16,490
25,396
< Damage Taken >
24,725
11,037
< Gold Earned >
11,361
1.86
< Towers >
2.05
0.32
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
7,869
< Total Healing >
4,902
12,064
< Experience >
13,915
23
< Vision Score >
17
5
< Wards Placed >
8
150
< Time Dealing CC >
130

How to Counter Riven with Elise in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some influential Elise versus Riven counter statistics that may help you interpret the distinctions between this set of champs. Elise’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Riven’s ratio of NaN, showing that Elise may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Riven..

Elise usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Riven. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Elise and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Elise
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Elise
Riven

Who is Better, Elise or Riven?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Elise usually loses when playing against Riven, with a 48.4% win rate. Thus, Elise makes a poor counter to Riven.

While Elise does have a lower winrate compared to Riven, when on opposite teams, Elise also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Elise into Rivenas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Elise has almost no 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 ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Elise vs Riven matchups, Riven is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Elise is a somewhat poor counter for Riven. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Elise against Riven.

Additional Information for Elise Players

How We Calculated Our Elise vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Elise, we analyzed 556 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 Elise 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 Elise to counter Riven during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Elise usually racks up a lot less CS compared to Riven. Champions who typically don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Elise versus Riven build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Elise bought at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better versus Riven than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Elise boasted an average win rate of 48.4% when playing against Riven with this build.

To have the highest probability of coming out on top against Riven as Elise, Elise players should equip the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Elise vs Riven matchups, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.4% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Riven as Elise are presented for all skill levels, merged. To scope the stats and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.