Nami vs Riven Counter Build

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

How to Beat Riven as Nami

6,344 Nami vs Riven Matchups Analyzed

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Riven as Nami came out of an examination of 6344 ranked rounds where both champions opposed each other. This pairing is relatively rare. Nami fights Riven in only 3.4% of her matches.

Nami does a average job of countering Riven. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Nami vs Riven games, Nami’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Riven.

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Best Nami Items to Counter Riven

The ideal items to use in your Nami versus Riven build consist of Imperial Mandate, Shard of True Ice, and Staff of Flowing Water. When Nami incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better countering Riven than with most other typical builds. In fact, Nami had an average win rate of 62.8% when countering Riven with this counter build.

Best Nami Runes to Counter Riven

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Revitalize Rune Revitalize

To have the highest chance of annihilating Riven as Nami, you should use the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Font of Life, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Nami vs Riven face-offs, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 58.2% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the best Riven runes to counterpick against Nami to help you recognize how she will probably be built to try to beat you.


1.8 | Nami Riven | 6.4


5.2 | Nami Riven | 5.7


14.3 | Nami Riven | 4.7

Nami vs Riven Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some vital Nami against Riven counter statistics that may help us appreciate the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Nami’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.1 is greater than Riven’s KDA ratio of 1.9, highlighting that Nami may be more central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Riven. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Nami often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she takes less damage than Riven. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Nami often totals much less CS than Riven. Champions that don't earn many minion kills usually do not require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. Although, champions with scores of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, try to exceed the averages displayed here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

0.34 | Nami Riven | 1.44

Largest Multi-Kill

0.83 | Nami Riven | 1.47

Damage Dealt

8,024 | Nami Riven | 16,396

Damage Taken

13,206 | Nami Riven | 24,178

Healing Done

8,984 | Nami Riven | 4,488

Vision Score

48 | Nami Riven | 17

Gold Earned

7,666 | Nami Riven | 11,270

Minions Killed

13 | Nami Riven | 159

Dragons Killed

0.03 | Nami Riven | 0.09

Barons Killed

0.01 | Nami Riven | 0.02


2.26 | Nami Riven | 2.02


0.56 | Nami Riven | 0.41

CC Duration (sec)

176 | Nami Riven | 122

Experience Earned

9,964 | Nami Riven | 13,654

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6,344 Nami 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 Nami 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.