Riven vs Brand Counter Build

How to Beat Brand as Riven


We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we review each week. This Riven against Brand counter guide resulted from an examination of 54,537 ranked rounds where both champs battled each other.

This counter pairing is relatively common. Riven is forced to battle against Brand in 54.4% of her games. Unfortunitally, Riven does a terrible job of countering Brand. Typically, Riven wins a lowly 46.0% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Riven against Brand rounds, Riven’s team is 2.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Brand.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Riven Items to Counter Brand

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

Guardian Angel Item Black Cleaver Item Ravenous Hydra Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Brand

To have the highest chance of crushing Brand as Riven, Riven players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes. Of all the runes players used for Riven vs Brand counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Brand runes to fend off Riven to help you understand how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champ.

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence

Best Brand Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Scorch Rune Scorch


The following tables show some vital Riven against Brand matchup statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is nearly equal to Brand’s ratio of 2.0, highlighting that Riven may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability than Brand.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.6 5.9
Brand Stats


Riven Stats
6.5 7.2
Brand Stats


Riven Stats
4.8 8.4
Brand Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
3 2.4
Brand Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
15799 20915
Brand Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
24436 16826
Brand Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
4.8 5.5
Brand Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.8 1
Brand Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
1.8 2
Brand Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.3 0.4
Brand Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
10855 9673
Brand Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
139 65
Brand Stats

Riven normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, Riven receives more damage than Brand. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Riven usually earns much more CS than Brand. Champions who on average do not earn a lot of minion kills usually do not require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with tons of CS, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to beat the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 54537 Riven vs Brand 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 Brand 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.