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Counters to Counters to Riven

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13eakers

Member

03-22-2012

So I picked up Riven a month or two ago and enjoyed her playstyle so much that I played some 30-40 games with her solo top and somehow got good at playing her (a shock, I know). The thing is that I am getting near 6300 IP again, and I'm curious who else I should buy. Mostly, I feel that the logical choice would be to find someone who is widely good at countering champs who counter Riven, or at least can run a fair fight against them. Beyond this I want someone with a very mobile playstyle if possible. I would appreciate replies with both counters to Riven and suggestions for champions that counter these.

For anyone who is wondering, no I don't just play or Riven or just autolock her everygame. I play others including Irelia or Master Yi solo top, support Janna, ad carry Twitch or Ashe, and jungle Riven and Shaco. Even though I own these I would still appreciate people telling me if these are good champions for what I want (so I can pick them when the situation arises)

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TLDR: If I'm going to main Riven top I want a champion that does well against her counters, so if someone counters Riven in draft pick I have a champion to go with.


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Folly Inc

Senior Member

03-22-2012

Vlad and kennen both do very well against Riven top.


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13eakers

Member

03-23-2012

Quote:
Folly Inc:
Vlad and kennen both do very well against Riven top.


Thank you for reply. My point is that if I'm going to main Riven top I want a champion that does well against her counters, so if someone counters Riven in draft pick I have a champion to go with.


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Cenerae

Senior Member

03-23-2012

Well, if you can think of specific Riven counters, I'm sure you can figure out what those counters have as weaknesses individually. I don't think there's going to be a general counter-counter-pick, so better off just looking at champs that are strong versus most anyone, like Yorick or Kennen.


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13eakers

Member

03-23-2012

Ok thank you. I was looking at buying Kennen because he seems like so much fun, and since he seems to be both a Riven counter and a strong general pick I will probably go with him.


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Equel

Junior Member

06-26-2012

Renekton is really fun. has mobility when striking an enemy champion or minion/monster.
he makes for creative through wall mobility-
very hard to gank with a stun from inside bush- to Slice through, and Dice home.

though Renekton is quite easily countered, by stronger top laners like Yorick.


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Jimyd

Senior Member

06-26-2012

Yorick/Nasus, learn them and you can never get outpicked top, only outplayed.


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BitProdigy

Senior Member

06-26-2012

Yorick... just about any counterpick to riven can be beaten by yorick.

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Schmarkii

Junior Member

06-26-2012

I main Riven top and I tend to have issues with Garen (Silence/sustain) & Kayle mostly. I just wait for Kennen to use his coke-ball, then jump him so he can't escape. :-/ Teemo is also annoying as he essentially disables your passive, while being just fast enough to get away... Every time... Forever.


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Exòdus

Junior Member

06-27-2012

Yorick hard counters Riven.

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Folly Inc:
Vlad and kennen both do very well against Riven top.


^This is wrong... Riven shuts down Vlad quite easily.

There is always the exception of getting outplayed, however.


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