Riven vs Azir Counter Build

How to Beat Azir as Riven


At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each week. In our dataset, Riven fought Azir 10,467 times. Having so many games with Riven vs Azir provides us faith in our ability to produce actionable data and a solid build to smash your foe.

This particular champion pairing is fairly common. Riven encounters Azir in 10.4% of her games. Riven does a good job of countering Azir. Typically, she wins a fantastic 53.0% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Riven against Azir matches, Riven’s team is 2.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Azir.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Riven Items to Counter Azir

The most important items to use in your Riven versus Azir build include Guardian Angel, Black Cleaver, and Goredrinker. When Riven included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Azir than with most other typical item sets.

Guardian Angel Item Black Cleaver Item Goredrinker Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Azir

To have the highest chance of annihilating Azir as Riven, Riven players should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Nullifying Orb, and Transcendence runes. Of all the runes players used for Riven vs Azir clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Azir runes to counterpick against Riven to help you interpret how he will likely be setup to try to beat you.

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Azir Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence


The subsequent tables underscore several valuable Riven against Azir matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is nearly equal to Azir’s ratio of 1.8, showing that Riven may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability than Azir.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.5 5.1
Azir Stats


Riven Stats
5.9 6.2
Azir Stats


Riven Stats
4.9 6.3
Azir Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
3.1 2.3
Azir Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
15411 17217
Azir Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
23492 17552
Azir Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
5.3 4.9
Azir Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.9 0.8
Azir Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
1.9 1.7
Azir Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.4 0.4
Azir Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
10856 10121
Azir Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
141 143
Azir Stats

Riven often has a much larger longest kill spree than her enemy does. On average, Riven receives more damage than Azir. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

In Riven vs Azir matchups, Riven typically gets a similar number of minion kills than Azir. Champions that do not earn much CS usually do not need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling well off their abilities alone. However, champs with many minion kills, such as carries, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to beat the values presented here to do well.

By default, Riven vs Azir tips, stats, and build guide are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu located at the top of the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 10467 Riven vs Azir 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 Azir as Riven 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.