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Get out of Bronze with Riven

Last updated on December 30, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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4
5
7
10
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
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18
Ability Key W
2
12
13
Ability Key E
6
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Ability Key R





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Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



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Maokai You can pretty much just bully him around :(
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About

Hi there this is my guide on how to get out of Bronze using my favorite champion in the game, Riven. This guide is gonna cover some basic Runes & Masteries, Matchups and some general information about how to play her.


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Introduction

Riven have great mobility with her Q and E, she can easily escape rough situations by jumping over walls with her 3:d Q.

Use Rivens E to engage on a target and autoattack after to prock your passive, the shield prevents them from getting early damage to you.

Then use your Q and make sure you prock your passive between every Q you use.

A combo example is E, AA, Q, AA, Q, AA, Q, AA, W, AA

Remember that Riven have a very slow animation, so you can use other abilities to cancel the animation.
For example Press E and then instantly R to get the ultimate activated with almost no animation.

An engange combo with ultimate would be: E, R, AA, Q, AA, Q, AA, Q, AA, R or Q, R in the end if the target is very low or not in range.

A very good thing to know how to do with Riven is her "Fast Broken Wings Combo".
The combo is using animation canceling to speed up her Q, AA, Q, AA, Q, AA combo.

So to do the Fast Q combo you first start with a Q or AA personal preference.
The combo looks like this: Q, move, AA, Q, move, AA, Q, move, AA.
So you move instantly after your Q damage is applied to cancel the animation of your Q,
then you AA and Q to cancel the animation of your AA and do that 3 times.

When you move you have to click behind, to the right or left of Riven and then right click
on the target again to AA. It doesn't matter which direction you move.

NOTE: The combo will become harder the more Attack Speed you have.



Wallhops is also a very important thing with Riven.
You use your last Q charge to hop over different walls.
In this video by BoxBox you can see alot of the jumpable walls.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
- Very mobile with her Q and E
- Have great dueling potential
- Insane burst damage
- Snowballs very hard
- Strong shield with her E

Cons:
- Not very effective when behind
- Very Squishy
- High skill cap
- Can be countered very easily


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Runes

I like to go with AD Quints, AD Marks, Armor Seals and 5 CDR Glyphs and 2 MR Glyphs because of the early damage and the 5% CDR because CDR is so good on riven.


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Masteries

I go 21/9/0 masteries.
I get 5% CDR from Sorcery which gives me a total of 10% at the start of the game.

We get the weaving effects and Expose Weakness because of Rivens passive and Expose Weakness helps you and your team for only 1 point.


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Skill Sequence

So you want to max out your Q first for the damage, then yout E for the super strong shield, the shield will help your in fights and duels alot by soaking up damage.


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Items