Riven vs Skarner Counter Build

How to Beat Skarner as Riven


We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we evaluate each week. This Riven against Skarner counter review resulted from an examination of 12,518 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against each other.

This particular counter pairing is somewhat common. Riven fights Skarner in 12.5% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Riven does a terrible job of countering Skarner. Typically, she wins a lowly 45.0% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Riven versus Skarner games, Riven’s side is 3.0% more expected to get first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Skarner.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Riven Items to Counter Skarner

The most important items to focus on in your Riven versus Skarner build include Black Cleaver, Essence Reaver, and Goredrinker. When Riven used at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs. Skarner than with most other typical builds.

Black Cleaver Item Essence Reaver Item Goredrinker Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Skarner

To have the best probability of crushing Skarner as Riven, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes. Out of all the runes that we analyzed for Riven vs Skarner clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. We have also displayed the top Skarner runes to fend off Riven in order to help you grasp how he will probably be played against your champ.

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Transcendence Rune Transcendence
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Skarner Runes

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Hextech Flashtraption Rune Hextech Flashtraption
Approach Velocity Rune Approach Velocity


The following tables clarify some strategic Riven versus Skarner counter statistics that can help us figure out the distinctions between the pair. Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is not as good as Skarner’s ratio of 2.9, demonstrating that Riven may be less central to her team's team fighting capacity than Skarner. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.1 3.9
Skarner Stats


Riven Stats
6 4.8
Skarner Stats


Riven Stats
5.1 10.1
Skarner Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
2.9 2
Skarner Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
15658 9921
Skarner Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
23742 25227
Skarner Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
4.9 5.3
Skarner Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.8 0.9
Skarner Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
1.9 2
Skarner Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.4 0.4
Skarner Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
10968 9821
Skarner Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
150 31
Skarner Stats

Riven often has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, Riven takes a similar amount of damage to Skarner. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Riven vs Skarner matchups, Riven usually earns much more CS than Skarner. Champions who on average don't amass a lot of minion kills normally do not require much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling well off their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, typically require a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 12518 Riven vs Skarner 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 Skarner 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.