Gangplank vs Riven Counter Build

How to Win Gangplank vs Riven Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Riven as Gangplank in LoL

How to Beat Riven as Gangplank

4,578 Gangplank vs Riven Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Gangplank Items to Counter Riven

The most important items to prioritize in your Gangplank versus Riven build include Trinity Force, The Collector, and Serpent's Fang. When Gangplank used at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Riven than with most other commonly used builds.


5.3 | Gangplank Riven | 6.8


6.2 | Gangplank Riven | 5.7


6.6 | Gangplank Riven | 5.1

Best Gangplank Runes to Counter Riven

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Revitalize Rune Revitalize
Future's Market Rune Future's Market
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic
To have the best chance of vanquishing Riven as Gangplank, you should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Future's Market, and Time Warp Tonic runes. Of all the runes we have analyed for Gangplank vs Riven fights, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Riven runes to counterpick against Gangplank to help you understand how she will probably be setup to try to beat your champ.

Runes Riven Will Likely Use to Counter Gangplank

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating

Gangplank vs Riven Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here feature several strategic Gangplank versus Riven matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is nearly equal to Riven’s KDA ratio of 2.1, showing that Gangplank may be just as central to his team's team fighting potential than Riven.

Gangplank usually has a significant smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, Gangplank receives a similar amount of damage to Riven. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Gangplank typically takes a similar amount of CS than Riven. Champions who on average do not amass much CS typically don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off of their abilities alone. However, champs with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to best the values shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

2.4 | Gangplank Riven | 3.3

Damage Dealt

18,569 | Gangplank Riven | 16,825

Damage Taken

22,598 | Gangplank Riven | 25,310

Gold Earned

11,687 | Gangplank Riven | 11,359

Minions Killed

165 | Gangplank Riven | 150


5.1 | Gangplank Riven | 5.4

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Gangplank Riven | 2

Barons Killed

0.4 | Gangplank Riven | 0.4


0.9 | Gangplank Riven | 0.9

Gangplank vs Riven Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each week. Within our database, Gangplank fought Riven in 4,578 games. With so many matchups for Gangplank vs Riven gives us faith in our capability to provide informative data and a supported build to defeat your opponent.

This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Gangplank is forced to battle against Riven in only 9.3% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Gangplank has done a below average job of countering Riven. On average, Gangplank wins a lowly 47.0% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Gangplank against Riven rounds, Gangplank’s team is 2.0% less likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Riven.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,578 Gangplank vs Riven 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 Gangplank 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.