Riven vs Gangplank Counter Build

How to Beat Gangplank as Riven


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. In our database, Riven did battle with Gangplank 17,864 times. Having so many matchups for Riven vs Gangplank gives us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce informative data and a recommended build to shatter your enemy.

This pairing is fairly common. Riven fights Gangplank in 17.8% of her games. Riven has done a great job of countering Gangplank. Normally, she wins a terrific 55.0% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Riven against Gangplank matches, Riven’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood. This indicates that she probably will get first blood versus Gangplank.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Riven Items to Counter Gangplank

The best items to prioritize in your Riven versus Gangplank build include Ravenous Hydra, Death's Dance, and Eclipse. When Riven included at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when fighting Gangplank than with most other typical builds.

Ravenous Hydra Item Death's Dance Item Eclipse Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Gangplank

To have the highest chance of defeating Gangplank as Riven, Riven players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Shield Bash, and Second Wind runes. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Riven vs Gangplank clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also included the best Gangplank runes to fend off Riven in order to help you grasp how he will probably be built against your champ.

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash
Second Wind Rune Second Wind

Best Gangplank Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic


The subsequent tables show some influential Riven vs. Gangplank matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between these two champions. Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Gangplank’s KDA ratio of 1.9, indicating that Riven may be just as central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Gangplank.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.9 5.3
Gangplank Stats


Riven Stats
5.7 6
Gangplank Stats


Riven Stats
4.9 6.4
Gangplank Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
3.3 2.4
Gangplank Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
16875 18053
Gangplank Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
24342 22014
Gangplank Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
5.4 4.9
Gangplank Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.9 0.8
Gangplank Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
2 1.9
Gangplank Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.4 0.4
Gangplank Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
11378 11579
Gangplank Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
151 164
Gangplank Stats

Riven usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her counter does. Commonly, Riven receives a similar amount of damage to Gangplank. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Riven usually racks up a similar number of minion kills than Gangplank. Champs who on average don't get a lot of minion kills usually do not have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling properly off their abilities alone. However, champs with tons of CS, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to pass the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17864 Riven vs Gangplank 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 Gangplank 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.