Riven Build Guide by ServeMe
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Building Riven was a lot different than most of the builds i come up with. I had a lot of success out of the Atmog's build and its because Riven is based on a hybrid of Damage and Survivability. Making her beefy of course makes the champion harder to kill added with atmog's will give her insane damage.
Atmog's adds 2% of the champion's maximum health. Which isn't shown above on the stats!
Pros / Cons
-Great lane sustain
-easy to farm
-Kind of squishy early game
-Doesn't deal a ton of damage unless built right of course :D
Note: Everything is rounded off!
9 Marks of Desolation: Gives 15 Armor Pen
9 Seals of Vitality: Gives 175 Health
9 Glyphs of Focus: Gives around 24% CDR
3 Quintessences of Desolation: Gives 10 Armor Pen
Doran's Blade <$475> Gives 100health, 25attack damage, and 3% life steal. Great starting item but can be switched with a doran's shield depending on how comfortable you feel with either item.
??Merc Treads or Ninja Tabi??
Merc Treads <$1200> Useful for heavy CC teams. Gives MR, Tenacity, and that Movement speed
Ninja Tabi <$850> Great for teams that have tons of Auto attack champions like Master Yi and Ashe. Tabi gives 30 armor as well.
Warmog's <$3000> Gives a lot more health and some health regen. This is needed for the Atmog's build
Frozen Mallet <$3250> This item isn't needed but it does give extra health and a little bit of attack damage. The passive is great on this item because it slows your enemies! but Riven doesn't really need the FM because Riven is so mobile.
Hexdrinker <$1800> Great item that gives MR and attack damage. If you would take Magic Damage that would leave you at less than 30% of your Maximum Health, you first gain a shield that absorbs 300 Magic Damage for 4 seconds. 60 second CD
Blood Thirster <$3000> Great item that gives a decent amount of life steal and attack damage.
Infin. Edge <$3830> Gives a decent amount of crit and Damage output. The Infin. Edge is really expensive but can prove to be worth it.
Banshee's Veil <$2715> Great item for stopping enemy abilities and the veil comes back every 45 seconds.
Youmuu's Ghostblade <$2687> I find this a great item for Riven since it gives a 15% CDR bonus with 20armor pen, 30 attack damage, and 15% crit chance. The active increase your movement speed by 20% and attack speed by 50% for 4 seconds.
G.A. (Guardian Angel) <$2600> An okay item but its more useful for a tank or support.. Not the best item but if you feel like you may need it then grab it.
Quick Silver Sash <$1440> Gives MR and a Cleanse ability, great item but don't suggest it unless you actually need it.
Flash: Long CD but can be used to get a kill and get away from death.
Exhaust: Great for catching up to someone or slowing them down long enough to finish them off. Also great for reducing an enemies attack damage by 70%
Ghost: Great spell with a lower CD. Take this if you don't like taking flash to much.
Teleport: A good spell but only take this if no one on your team has it or if you are going to go solo lane top.
Ignite: Good spell to get those enemies that escaped but you could still get a DoT kill from it
Cleanse: Good item if they have tons of CC but you could always buy a Quick Silver Sash instead of this but the Sash takes up a slot in your inventory.
Heal: I don't recommend but you can use this if you feel more comfortable with it.
I don't suggest any other spells for the fact that these here are the best spells for Riven.
Game Play / Farming
Try to combo your opponents. Use Riven's "Q" "W" Then use her "E" to get away. Once you get your Ult you can burst them down until they get low enough for you to go in and burst them down with Riven's Ult (Depending on how your enemies build and which champion they are of course).
Try to pick your fights carefully, one bad choice can get you and your partners killed. Be SMART!!! This leads me to another tactic you can do which is escaping. Now Riven is VERY mobile and can get away very easy. Using Riven's "Q" and "E" can give you distance to get away if your in danger. If one the opponents catch up try to use your "W" or just keep running. Try to not use your summoner spells but use them if you really need to.
Farming with Riven is extremely easy because of her "Q" .
If you aren't ganking or getting champion kills then i suggest you creep (farm jungle minions) or farm up the lane minions.
Try to last hit as much of possible it may take time and work to finally get this done but it shouldn't take longer than 20minutes or so.
Q: This is a 3 part ability, on the 3 use it knocks back enemies.
W: AoE stun
E: Dashes towards Your cursor and shields
R: Gives bonus damage, increased range on her attacks and all offense abilities.
Riven is a great champion because of how well she can survive and dish out damage. Atmog's is my favorite Way to build burst like champions and its exactly how i build my lee sin. Although she has no attack speed, her attack damage and survivability make up for it; plus Youmuu's Ghost blade with its active and Riven's passive give you enough attack speed. Going all out burst/survivability is a great way to own little kids and win games.
Good luck and have fun!