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.
Same goes here as well. The Butcher mastery is kind of useless on jungle Riven so I take double edged sword instead.
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.
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 ****.
Pros / Cons
+ High damage output
+ High mobility
+ High burst
+ Extremely fun
- Squishy by nature
- Not the fastest clear
- High risk/High reward
Creeping / Jungling
Use your passive! Always. Autoattacking between each ability will increase your damage by a lot.