Katarina vs Riven Counter Build

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

How to Beat Riven as Katarina

8,093 Katarina vs Riven Matchups Analyzed

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each week. Within our data, Katarina engaged Riven 8093 times. Including so many matchups for Katarina vs Riven provides us faith in our ability to prepare useful data and a recommended build to crush your rival This champ pairing is relatively rare. Katarina encounters Riven in only 3.3% of her matches.

Unfortunately, Katarina does a below average job of countering Riven. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.4% of the time the champs battle each other in. In Katarina vs Riven games, Katarina’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Riven.

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Best Katarina Items to Counter Riven

The most important items to use in your Katarina versus Riven build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Katarina used at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better when fighting Riven than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Katarina boasted an average win rate of 68.8% battling Riven with this counter build.

Best Katarina Runes to Counter Riven

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact

To have the highest probability of beating Riven as Katarina, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Ravenous Hunter, and Sudden Impact runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Katarina vs Riven counters, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.3% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the best Riven runes to fend off Katarina in order to help you infer how she will likely be played to try to beat your champion.


8.8 | Katarina Riven | 6.6


6.7 | Katarina Riven | 5.8


5.8 | Katarina Riven | 5.2

Katarina vs Riven Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some significant Katarina versus Riven matchup statistics that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Katarina’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is similar to Riven’s KDA ratio of 2.0, highlighting that Katarina may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential as Riven..

Katarina often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Riven. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

In Katarina vs Riven matchups, Katarina commonly tallies less CS than Riven. Champs that don't earn very much CS normally do not have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale fully off their abilities alone. Although, champions with large amounts of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to pass the values shown here to do well.

If you would like to view Katarina x Riven tips and counter builds for a a particular rank, feel free to select one from the selection menu displayed above. At first, the statistics and build suggestions shown are calculated using all games completed with these champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

1.95 | Katarina Riven | 1.49

Largest Multi-Kill

1.92 | Katarina Riven | 1.5

Damage Dealt

19,503 | Katarina Riven | 16,793

Damage Taken

22,038 | Katarina Riven | 23,863

Healing Done

3,533 | Katarina Riven | 4,446

Vision Score

16 | Katarina Riven | 16

Gold Earned

11,206 | Katarina Riven | 11,253

Minions Killed

139 | Katarina Riven | 156

Dragons Killed

0.08 | Katarina Riven | 0.09

Barons Killed

0.02 | Katarina Riven | 0.02


1.49 | Katarina Riven | 2.01


0.37 | Katarina Riven | 0.43

CC Duration (sec)

24 | Katarina Riven | 119

Experience Earned

12,722 | Katarina Riven | 13,577

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 8,093 Katarina 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 Katarina 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.