Vladimir vs Riven Counter Build

How to Beat Riven as Vladimir


We generate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we review each and every week. This Vladimir against Riven matchup review resulted from an examination of 22,083 ranked rounds where both champions battled one another.

This matchup is somewhat common. Vladimir is forced to battle against Riven in 41.4% of his rounds. Unfortunitally, Vladimir has done a poor job of countering Riven. On average, Vladimir wins a acceptable 49.0% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Vladimir against Riven games, Vladimir’s side is 2.0% less probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't get first blood versus Riven.

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Best Vladimir Items to Counter Riven

The most important items to use in your Vladimir versus Riven build consist of Rabadon's Deathcap, Void Staff, and Hextech Rocketbelt. When Vladimir incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when facing Riven than with most other typical item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Void Staff Item Hextech Rocketbelt Item

Best Vladimir Runes to Counter Riven

To have the best probability of defeating Riven as Vladimir, you should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Nimbus Cloak, and Gathering Storm runes. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Vladimir vs Riven clashes, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Riven runes to counterpick against Vladimir in order to help you infer how she will probably be setup against you.

Best Vladimir Runes

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Riven Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Transcendence Rune Transcendence


The subsequent tables highlight some strategic Vladimir versus Riven matchup stats that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between these two champions. For instance, Vladimir’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is close to Riven’s ratio of 2.0, highlighting that Vladimir may be just as central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Riven.

Battle Stats


Vladimir Stats
5.8 6.6
Riven Stats


Vladimir Stats
5.6 5.8
Riven Stats


Vladimir Stats
5.8 4.9
Riven Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Vladimir Stats
2.9 3.2
Riven Stats

Damage Dealt

Vladimir Stats
18739 16862
Riven Stats

Damage Taken

Vladimir Stats
-72645 23555
Riven Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Vladimir Stats
4.9 5.2
Riven Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Vladimir Stats
0.8 0.9
Riven Stats

Dragons Killed

Vladimir Stats
1.8 1.9
Riven Stats

Barons Killed

Vladimir Stats
0.4 0.4
Riven Stats

Gold Earned

Vladimir Stats
10319 11009
Riven Stats

Minions Killed

Vladimir Stats
151 147
Riven Stats

Vladimir normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, Vladimir takes less damage than Riven. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

In Vladimir vs Riven matchups, Vladimir typically gets a similar number of minion kills than Riven. Champions who on average don't get very much CS normally do not require much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling fully off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, try to best the values presented here to do well.

By default, Vladimir vs Riven tips, statistics, and build recommendations are shown for all ranked divisions. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct division, you may use the selection menu at the top of the page.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 22083 Vladimir vs Riven 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 Riven as Vladimir 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.