How to Win Yorick vs Riven Counter Matchup Yorick is in the a tier of champions

Yorick vs Riven

How to Beat Riven as Yorick in LoL Riven is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Riven as Yorick

based on 1,972 Yorick vs Riven matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
1.58
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Riven as Yorick came out of an examination of 1972 ranked matches where both champs battled each other. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Yorick has to counter Riven in only 1.8% of his games.

Yorick vs Riven Matchup Summary

Yorick has done a good job of beating Riven. Normally, he wins a terrific 52.3% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Yorick against Riven rounds, Yorick’s team is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Riven.

Best Yorick vs Riven Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSheen

Core Yorick Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererBlack CleaverSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Ravenous HydraTitanic HydraDeath's DanceHullbreaker

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Yorick to level up q
>
Second ability for Yorick to level up e
>
Last skill for Yorick to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: BloodlineLast Stand
Resolve DemolishBone Plating
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Health Scaling
Yorick's passive ability p
Yorick q ability q
Yorick w ability w
Yorick e ability e
Yorick's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Riven as Yorick

Tips for Playing as Yorick against Riven

You can send the Maiden down a lane alone, be careful though, as she represents a large portion of your combat power.

The Maiden will attempt to assist you in a fight, so choose your targets well.

You do not need to cast Awakening to regain the ability to cast Last Rites.

Advice to Win Against Riven

Riven has a great deal of mobility but she cannot move very far with any one skill. Rooting or silencing her during her combo will greatly reduce her effectiveness.

Riven excels at dueling multiple melee attackers at once, as she will be on an almost equal footing damage-wise. If pairing up against Riven, don't go in as double melee until she has expended her full combo.

All of Riven's damage is physical, prioritize high Armor if an opposing Riven gets out of control.

Yorick vs Riven Counter Stats

Yorick Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Riven Image
4.4
< Kills >
6.1
5.3
< Deaths >
5.4
4
< Assists >
4.9
1.03
< Killing Sprees >
1.37
179
< Minions Killed >
173
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.9
< Inhibitors >
0.43
12,931
< Physical Damage >
16,487
6,618
< Magic Damage >
56
656
< True Damage >
964
20,206
< Damage Dealt >
17,507
25,798
< Damage Taken >
25,811
12,183
< Gold Earned >
11,671
3.77
< Towers >
1.91
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,127
< Total Healing >
7,641
15,098
< Experience >
14,749
16
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
7
238
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Riven with Yorick in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several critical Yorick against Riven counter stats that can help us realize the differences between this pair of champions. Yorick’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Riven’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Yorick may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Riven..

Yorick usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Riven. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Yorick and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Yorick
Riven
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Yorick
Riven

Who is Better, Yorick or Riven?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Yorick usually wins when trying to fight Riven, with a 52.3% win rate. As a result, Yorick makes a good counter for Riven.

While Yorick does have a higher win rate compared to Riven, when they face off with one another, Yorick also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Yorick into Riven.

Furthermore, Yorick also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Riven. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Yorick vs Riven matchups, Yorick is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Yorick is a good counter for Riven. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Yorick against Riven.

Additional Information for Yorick Players

How We Calculated Our Yorick vs Riven Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Riven as Yorick, we analyzed 1,972 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 Yorick 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Yorick to counter Riven during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Yorick usually picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Riven. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Yorick versus Riven build include Divine Sunderer, Black Cleaver, and Serylda's Grudge. When Yorick included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Riven than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Yorick boasted an average winrate of 52.3% when playing against Riven with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Riven as Yorick, you should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Last Stand, Demolish, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players picked for Yorick vs Riven face-offs, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.3% winrate overall.

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