Riven vs Nidalee Counter Build

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

How to Beat Nidalee as Riven

5,886 Riven vs Nidalee Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Riven Items to Counter Nidalee

The top items to have in your Riven versus Nidalee build include Guardian Angel, Black Cleaver, and Goredrinker. When Riven bought at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better versus Nidalee than with most other common item sets.


6.4 | Riven Nidalee | 6.8


5.8 | Riven Nidalee | 5.8


4.9 | Riven Nidalee | 6.7

Best Riven Runes to Counter Nidalee

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
To have the highest chance of crushing Nidalee as Riven, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Riven vs Nidalee clashes, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Nidalee runes to counterpick against Riven in order to help you infer how she will probably be setup to try to beat you.

Runes Nidalee Will Likely Use to Counter Riven

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
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

Riven vs Nidalee Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here underscore some vital Riven vs. Nidalee matchup statistics that may help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is less than Nidalee’s KDA ratio of 2.3, demonstrating that Riven may be less central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Nidalee.

Riven usually has a similar longest killing spree as her opponent does. Typically, Riven takes a similar amount of damage to Nidalee. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Riven typically totals much more CS than Nidalee. Champs who on average don't amass much CS typically do not have to have much CS to be useful. They are able to scale well off their skills and stats alone. However, champions with many minion kills, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to best the values displayed here to do well.

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Killing Spree

3.1 | Riven Nidalee | 3.3

Damage Dealt

16,025 | Riven Nidalee | 16,682

Damage Taken

24,042 | Riven Nidalee | 25,612

Gold Earned

10,866 | Riven Nidalee | 10,263

Minions Killed

144 | Riven Nidalee | 38


5.3 | Riven Nidalee | 5.1

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Riven Nidalee | 1.7

Barons Killed

0.4 | Riven Nidalee | 0.4


0.9 | Riven Nidalee | 0.8

Riven vs Nidalee Matchup Summary

We get our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate each week. This Riven against Nidalee matchup guide resulted from an examination of 5,886 ranked games where both champions opposed each other.

This champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Riven encounters Nidalee in only 5.9% of her matches. Riven has done a great job of countering Nidalee. Normally, Riven wins a fantastic 54.0% of games the champions battle one another in. In Riven versus Nidalee games, Riven’s team is 1.0% less probable to get first blood. This indicates that she probably won't get first blood versus Nidalee.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,886 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.