Riven vs Irelia Counter Build

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

How to Beat Irelia as Riven

28,419 Riven vs Irelia Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Riven Items to Counter Irelia

The ideal items to prioritize in your Riven versus Irelia build include Guardian Angel, Ravenous Hydra, and Goredrinker. When Riven bought at least these three items in her build, she did much better when facing Irelia than with most other common builds.


6.7 | Riven Irelia | 7.6


6 | Riven Irelia | 6.8


5.2 | Riven Irelia | 4.6

Best Riven Runes to Counter Irelia

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
To have the highest chance of beating Irelia as Riven, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes. Of all the rune sets players used for Riven vs Irelia battles, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the top Irelia runes to counterpick against Riven to help you recognize how she will likely be setup to try to beat your champion.

Runes Irelia Will Likely Use to Counter Riven

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching

Riven vs Irelia Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here underscore some strategic Riven vs. Irelia matchup stats that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.0 is close to Irelia’s ratio of 1.8, demonstrating that Riven may be just as central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Irelia.

Riven typically has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, Riven takes a similar amount of damage to Irelia. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Riven vs Irelia matchups, Riven often earns fewer minion kills than Irelia. Champs that don't amass a lot of minion kills usually do not require much CS to be effective. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities alone. Yet, champs with scores of minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to outperform the values shown here to do well.

By default, Riven vs Irelia tips, stats, and build recommendations are displayed for all skill levels combined. If you want to scope the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you may use the selection menu earlier on the page.

Killing Spree

3.2 | Riven Irelia | 3.4

Damage Dealt

16,180 | Riven Irelia | 18,371

Damage Taken

23,558 | Riven Irelia | 25,635

Gold Earned

10,922 | Riven Irelia | 11,848

Minions Killed

144 | Riven Irelia | 173


5 | Riven Irelia | 5.3

Dragons Killed

1.8 | Riven Irelia | 1.8

Barons Killed

0.4 | Riven Irelia | 0.4


0.8 | Riven Irelia | 0.9

Riven vs Irelia Matchup Summary

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches every week. Within our database, Riven engaged Irelia 28,419 times. Having so many matchups for Riven vs Irelia gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful stats and a pro build to destroy your opposition.

This particular counter pairing is somewhat common. Riven has to counter Irelia in 28.4% of her matches. Riven does a average job of countering Irelia. On average, Riven wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champions battle each other in. In Riven versus Irelia matches, Riven’s team is 2.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Irelia.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 28,419 Riven vs Irelia 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 Irelia 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.