Riven vs Nidalee Counter Build

How to Beat Nidalee as Riven


We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated League matches that we analyze each and every week. This Riven versus Nidalee counter guide came out of an examination of 14,405 ranked games where both champs engaged one another.

This champ matchup is relatively common. Riven fights Nidalee in 14.4% of her games. Riven does a great job of beating Nidalee. Normally, she wins a whopping 55.0% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Riven versus Nidalee matches, Riven’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood. This implies that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Nidalee.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Riven Items to Counter Nidalee

The best items to prioritize in your Riven versus Nidalee build include Guardian Angel, Ravenous Hydra, and Goredrinker. When Riven incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did much better versus Nidalee than with most other common item sets.

Guardian Angel Item Ravenous Hydra Item Goredrinker Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Nidalee

To have the highest probability of annihilating Nidalee as Riven, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Nullifying Orb, and Transcendence runes. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Riven vs Nidalee counterpicks, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the top Nidalee runes to fend off Riven to help you recognize how she will probably be played against your champion.

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 Nidalee Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace


The following tables feature several strategic Riven against Nidalee counter statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is similar to Nidalee’s KDA ratio of 2.2, indicating that Riven may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Nidalee.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.5 6.3
Nidalee Stats


Riven Stats
5.8 5.9
Nidalee Stats


Riven Stats
4.8 6.4
Nidalee Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
3.1 3
Nidalee Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
15876 15578
Nidalee Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
23178 26740
Nidalee Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
5.2 4.9
Nidalee Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.9 0.8
Nidalee Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
1.9 1.7
Nidalee Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.3 0.3
Nidalee Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
10846 9999
Nidalee Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
143 37
Nidalee Stats

Riven usually has a similar longest killing spree as her opponent does. On average, Riven receives less damage than Nidalee. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

In Riven vs Nidalee matchups, Riven commonly racks up much more CS than Nidalee. Champs that do not finish with many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be useful. Instead, they are able to scale easily off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with many minion kills, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 14405 Riven vs Nidalee 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 Nidalee 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.