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Riven Build Guide by Saart

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Saart

[6.5] Riven, The Broken Bunny! (Assassin/Bruiser Build)

Saart Last updated on March 9, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



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Aatrox Meh... I don't really need to explain this, do i? Sigh.. Okay i'll do it. He's squishy like you, and builds like a Tryndamere but with no crits, but without Tryndamere ultimate, so its easy!
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Introduction

Hi, i play Riven since Season 3 and i thought it would be cool to make a guide for you guys!
I'm currently Diamond 5 on Brazil (eNi Pinkman), and i was Master Tier on Season 4 ending, and Diamond 1 on Season 5 ending. Well, let's do this! My english is bad so i should fail at some parts.
Before you start, this guide is based on MY perspective, so if i find for example Pantheon matchup horrible, you may think its easy, but not for me.
There's 2 item builds now! I finally updated it to Season 6.
The vs. Tanks and the vs. Squishes.
Note yourself that you don't need always to do the vs. Tanks build vs. Renekton, you could just go full AD and isntagib their carries! It's up to you.

Don't forget to read the NOTES! Those are really important and helpful.


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Runes


This is the rune page i currently use, different from the build.
The one from the build is 5% flat and 5% scaling.
This one is 7,5% flat and 5% scaling (i'm sacrificing 2,5% CDR for earlier cdr)
With my runebuild i'm able to have 45% CDR lvl 9 easily, using this math:

7,5% flat + 2,5% scaling (i'm level 9 so it gives around 2,43% cdr) + 5% masteries (if running thunderlords) + youmuu's ghost blade (10%) + black cleaver (20%) = 45% CDR Level 9

Well it might be a waste for some Riven mains, i'm pretty used to this one, i kinda love it.
If you dont like this runepage, just switch the CDR quint for a AD quint.


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Masteries



NOTE: Grasp of the Undying is more likely a "tankier build"
(Titanic Hydra, Deadman's Plate, Sterak's, BC etc.)
This is a soon to be added build on the guide, but not now, i need to test it more.


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Pros / Cons

Riven

PRO
- Insanely high damage
- High mobility
- Can be built either Assassin or Bruiser
- Fast cooldowns if built correctly
- Push lanes using Broken Wings rapidly
- Fun to play/Play maker!

CON
- Cooldown dependent
- Highly countered by CC
- Low natural sustain
- May be useless without flash on poke fights
- Depending on playstyle could be dependent on Flash


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Riven Skill Sequence

Well, this is going to be a mess!
Many good combos of Riven requires animation canceling, i'm going to put some basic ones!
Maybe i'll have some vids added later.
REMEMBER!!! NEVER USE ALL Broken Wings WITHOUT USING BASIC ATTACKS!!! Runic Blade NEEDS TO BE USED FREQUENTLY TO Riven WORK AS BROKEN AS POSSIBLE.
Also this section is currently not updated, those combos are kinda outdated, but they still work, i'm updating it asap to my newest combos.

Before we start, AA means Auto-attack (basic attack)

Normal Trading Combo
Broken Wings - AA - Broken Wings - AA - Broken Wings - AA - Ki Burst - AA

Normal Trading Combo (Ultimate)
Valor and Blade of the Exile together + Broken Wings - AA - Broken Wings - AA - Broken Wings - AA - Ki Burst - Wind Slash

Burst Combo
Valor and Blade of the Exile together + Broken Wings + Ki Burst + AA + Wind Slash and Broken Wings together
Not dead yet? Broken Wings + AA

Flash Burst Combo (Most likely late game with Ki Burst Level 5 or fed)
Charge 2 Broken Wings, save the third, Valor and Blade of the Exile together + Flash + Broken Wings + Ki Burst + AA + Wind Slash + Ravenous Hydra


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Summoner Spells

The choice is between Teleport and Ignite, because Flash is a 100% pick for Riven. You should choose Ignite if you're not used to Teleport, if you do like Teleport then get Teleport and get some tps on botlane/team fights!


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Farming

I dont even know why i made this chapter, because farming with Riven is quite easy.
Farming minions with Riven is most likely stacking Runic Blade or spamming Broken Wings, don't forget your Ravenous Hydra. Try to use Valor to tank possible enemy harass while farming and i think you're good to go! Don't go for suicidal farms, those farms that a Lissandra will ult you and burst you down.


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Ending

Well, for now the guide is over!
Leave some comments for what you would like to see on this guide, i'll try to update her frequently!

Also thanks to /u/Guynecologist, /u/MyAccW***hadowbanned and /u/MushIsQT for the help on the guide!