How to Synergize Kennen with Riven on the Same Team Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen with Riven

How to Win With Kennen and Riven Paired Together Riven is in the s tier of champions
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How to Synergize Kennen and Riven

based on 149 Kennen with Riven pairs
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
2.37
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the stats from from millions of LoL matches directly from Riot Games each week. Kennen has been on the same team as Riven in 149 recently played, competitive matches. By accumulating so much complete data directly from the publishers of League of Legends, we are sure that we can present to you high-quality, insightful builds to help Kennen synergize with Riven. It is very rare for Kennen to play with Riven as allies. This pairing has only happened in approx. 0.8% of games with Kennen.

Kennen Riven Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen does a dismal job of teaming up with Riven. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.7% of the time the champs play on the same team. If you want to maximize your potential as Kennen when playing alongside Riven by learning how to better synergize your playstyle with her, then review the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Kennen Riven Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
CullHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Kennen and Riven

Tips for Playing as Kennen with Riven

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

Advice to Understand How Riven Will Play

Riven's Broken Wings locks onto the champion your cursor is over at the time of cast. If you want to move past your opponent, make sure that your cursor is past your opponent as well.

Riven lacks a source of healing or strong defense and must compensate with burst combos. Lead into fights with Broken Wings and Ki Burst, while using Valor to escape and absorb counter-harass.

Kennen Riven Synergy Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Riven Image
5.6
< Kills >
5.6
5.2
< Deaths >
5.7
6.7
< Assists >
6.5
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
1.28
138
< Minions Killed >
152
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.42
1,715
< Physical Damage >
2,232
17,612
< Magic Damage >
18,346
862
< True Damage >
757
20,190
< Damage Dealt >
21,335
19,393
< Damage Taken >
21,166
10,405
< Gold Earned >
11,029
1.88
< Towers >
1.88
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,387
< Total Healing >
2,700
12,900
< Experience >
13,900
20
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
9
50
< Time Dealing CC >
61

How to Play with Riven as Kennen in LoL

The Kennen Riven synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Riven, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Kennen sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Riven. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This decrease shows that Riven helps Kennen perform poorer in competitive League games. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.

When Kennen is paired with Riven, he sees a barely noticable drop in his full damage output. This change may indicate that Riven does not help protection for him to dish out more damage or that her allyship also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Kennen is played together with Riven on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Riven. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Riven.

Additionally, when Kennen plays with Riven on the same side, he often takes less damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt not as much damage may indicate that Riven does a decent job of protecting Kennen during teamfights.

Synergies between Kennen and Riven

Damage Types Compared

Kennen with Riven
Kennen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Kennen
Riven
Synergy

Is Kennen better when played alongside Riven?

There is no ideal champion pairing for Kennen that will 100% of the time be his best teammate. However, overall, Riven is a very typical companion for Kennen. By playing on the same side as Kennen, she lowers their win rate by -0.9% to 47.7%. This shows that there is only a small bond between Kennen and Riven that allows them to perform worse together than without each other.

Riven has a much greater difficulty compared to Kennen. That means Kennen players must be very careful when arranging Riven teammates to fight alongside, as they will have to have a much higher level of skill to cooperate well with you.

Fighting alongside, Kennen players should observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to destroy wih physical damage. Combined, these champs can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.

In contrast, by pairing Kennen and Riven together, you will not be providing your other teammates a lot of magic damage. Make sure to pick other champs on your team that helps cover this gap in their abilities.

Regardless of your Riven ally's skill level, you should focus on increasing your gold income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and taking down objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen Riven Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Kennen and Riven, we analyzed 149 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Kennen with Riven comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to truly master Kennen to pair well with Riven during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should keep reading to master a few extra tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you use the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly.

The best items to have in your Kennen and Riven synergy build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen combined at least these three finished items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting alongside Riven than with most other typical builds. In fact, Kennen had an average winrate of 47.7% helping carry Riven with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of annihilating your oponents, you should use the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Kennen and Riven pairings, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.7% win rate overall.

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