Riven Build Guide by KnightSorenEh
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Redeeming Riven - Solo Top Gu
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My name is Soren and this is my first guide.
Riven has been my main top laner for a very long time , so i decided to make a build on her
In the following chapter you will find pros and cons of Riven and when and when not to pick her.
Without further adue , let us begin!
Pros and Cons
1. High damage.
2. Not easily countered .
3. With cdr never ending mobility.
4. Shield scales with AD.
5. VOICED BY CHRSTINA VEE. OMG ^.^
1. Squishy early on.
2. Vulnerable to hard cc.
3. Very high cooldowns.
4. Only 4 (3) skins.
5. She cannot dunk.
When and when NOT to play our Exile.
When to play.
1. When their top laner has little to no poke.
2. Top laner is squishy.
3. Jungler cannot gank till lvl 6.
4. Top laner is not mobile.
When NOT to play.
1. When there is very hard cc. ( Stuns silences knock ups snares)
2. Your team is lacking a tank.
3. Top laner has too much harrass and poke.
4. Jungler known for high ganks early on.
Rocking Riven Top.
Okay , you have picked Riven as a top laner.
When you head in game decide whether or not you will need armor+5pots or more sustain.
Take Broken Wings at 1:35 to make sure you'll have it ready for leashing your jungler .
When you head to lane walk about 2 minions from your opponent to see their reaction , if they are passive Q them , if they are aggresive , hold your grounds.
When going for a kill you mudt ensure you have all your abilites off cooldown.
Start by R>Q>A>Q>A>W>A>Q>A>E>A>R , hitting as much procs. Of your passive as posible.
Ignite and run.
If your opponent has a stun DO NOT START CHANNELING YOUR BROKEN WINGS!!!! You will not have enough time to activate the other dashes! Use your Ki Strike then Valor to safety , if your still running and have made a safe distance , start Q'ing. Farming should also be your goal to do.
Ganking Mid and Bot Lanes.
When ganking these lanes come from a side that is not warded. It makes it way much easier.
Let your allies cc the enemy or ket them try and bait. Head in with FLASH>E>QQ>W>A>Q and if your ally can finish the kill , let them, if they cannot use Blade Of the Exile.
Ofc when your ganking make sure your lane is not being pushed and you have a clean escape if things get sour.
Around the twenty minute mark you should be looking into taking out the enemy top tower.
Once you hsve completed this , start roaming. Rack up as much kills as you can to get your build done with.
Late game teamfights should always start with your tank initiating , head in with Blade of The Exile and use your burst combo on those annoying squishie ADC and APC bastards.
Use your kiting potential to initiate fights if you can.
Riven can be very game changing if built the right way. This guide should help you Redeem yourself in the battle field.
Remember this was my first guide so it isnt completley pro.
Cheers anx cy'all in my next one.