Riven vs Vi Counter Build

How to Beat Vi as Riven


At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds every week. In our database, Riven fought Vi 26,780 times. Having so many matchups for Riven vs Vi provides us a lot of faith in our capability to provide informative stats and a supported build to obliterate your enemy.

This counter matchup is somewhat common. Riven fights Vi in 26.7% of her rounds. Unfortunitally, Riven has done a awful job of beating Vi. On average, Riven wins a lowly 46.0% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Riven versus Vi rounds, Riven’s side is 1.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood versus Vi.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


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Best Riven Items to Counter Vi

The top items to use in your Riven versus Vi build include Guardian Angel, Sterak's Gage, and Goredrinker. When Riven incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when facing Vi than with most other typical item sets.

Guardian Angel Item Sterak's Gage Item Goredrinker Item

Best Riven Runes to Counter Vi

To have the best probability of vanquishing Vi as Riven, Riven players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Shield Bash runes. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Riven vs Vi fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Vi runes to counterpick against Riven to help you understand how she will likely be played to try to beat your champ.

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Shield Bash Rune Shield Bash

Best Vi Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity


The following tables show some important Riven vs. Vi matchup statistics that may help us grasp the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Riven’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is worse than Vi’s KDA ratio of 2.3, showing that Riven may be less central to her team's team fighting capacity than Vi.

Battle Stats


Riven Stats
6.3 6.4
Vi Stats


Riven Stats
6.2 6
Vi Stats


Riven Stats
5.1 7.2
Vi Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Riven Stats
2.9 3
Vi Stats

Damage Dealt

Riven Stats
15486 14586
Vi Stats

Damage Taken

Riven Stats
23785 24581
Vi Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Riven Stats
4.9 5.4
Vi Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Riven Stats
0.8 0.9
Vi Stats

Dragons Killed

Riven Stats
1.8 2.1
Vi Stats

Barons Killed

Riven Stats
0.4 0.4
Vi Stats

Gold Earned

Riven Stats
10893 10741
Vi Stats

Minions Killed

Riven Stats
145 37
Vi Stats

Riven often has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. Typically, Riven takes a similar amount of damage to Vi. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Riven commonly takes much more CS than Vi. Champions who on average do not amass very much CS typically don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale fully off their abilities alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, work to top the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 26780 Riven vs Vi 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 Vi 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.