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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sycura

Jungle Riven S4

Sycura Last updated on January 30, 2014
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Hello people! On this guide, I will be focusing on giving tips on how to adapt Riven's playstyle into jungling. I think I have pretty solid knowledge on her as I've around 400 games played as her.

Riven's aoe based, low cooldown, manaless skillset makes her pretty decent jungler. Her mobility combined with 2 forms of CC makes her ganks scary. Riven is definitely not the fastest jungler but a good Riven will be able to make ton of good sh*t happen when ganking a lane.

While there might be better jungle picks, the fact remains that she's one of the most fun champs to play.

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These runes are pretty self explanatory.

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Same goes here as well. The Butcher mastery is kind of useless on jungle Riven so I take double edged sword instead.

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Spirit of the elder lizard???

I don't think it's good item anymore. Rushing an early Tiamat will do the trick and lead you to your beloved Hydra earlier.

Bloodthirster over Hydra???

While BT is a really strong item on Riven, Hydra will provide you with the tools you need to clear camps faster.

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Skill Sequence

The recent nerfs on her Q ratios weakened Riven's early game and therefore you're kind of forced to max your Q first to deal enough damage early on. Valor's duration got cut from 2.5 to 1.5 seconds so which kinda suck donkey ****.

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Pros / Cons

+ High damage output
+ High mobility
+ High burst
+ Extremely fun

- Squishy by nature
- Not the fastest clear
- High risk/High reward

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Creeping / Jungling

Use your passive! Always. Autoattacking between each ability will increase your damage by a lot.

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