Riven Build Guide by Kyo_the_Kamikaze
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EDIT: Oct 2nd, 2011
Switched my masteries up a little... due to some advice from players as well as on here. Like I said before, this IS a work in progress, I'm just showing what I have now.
Ok... please don't kill the newb here... So i started looking at junglers, notably we can see a twitch (maybe) a tryndamere, a nocturne, SHACO (I hate shaco's) and it seems some newer champs (wukong/talon/riven/skarner) are overlooked... I was asked to try to build a jungler... but I don't like jungling nocturne... and wukong and talon don't seem to fit...
And there's Riven... with a stun (that stuns minions and slows down baron and dragon ;3) a burst shield and her main 3-hit combo Broken wings (all stack a decent ad ratio mind you). Seems like she'd be perfect, now let's just say this, this IS NOT PERFECT. It is a work in progress than can still get you 10+ kills and as few deaths as your ability allows, all by mid game.
To Jungle With Riven:
Ok ok... you're gonna hate the sound of this... but to really get off to a good start you need a ranged champ to leash blue... I know I know, teamwork sucks... but it's your best bet. Otherwise, you can go to wolves, to golems and kill red THEN go for blue...
Basically, Leashing and working with teamates builds the game up for some HUGE mayhem late game, if you have a team willing to start you off right, you have a team that'll help you finish off Fantastically. Seriously, work with them to work for you.
Anyways, the key is to get all the Exp you can. Even if you die in jungle, make sure the big ones (red Lizard and Blue Golem) die before you do. otherwise you failed and need to go lane.. If you can kill them, the exp is good and it gets you going, if you die AFTER killing them, then it's cake and you're fine.
Ok... touchy subject runes are... I have a mix...
Marks= atk spd and amr pen
Seals= are VERY mixed, with some small percentage crit increase as well as Armor (a MUST) and some additional early game damage
Glyphs= COOLDOWNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (made my point yet?) and of course some mag Resist.
Quintessances: Atk Dmg, Atk Spd, CD Redux
My runepages (all 3 of them) are very prematurely built... therefore it's not a perfect build. But.. it's experimental, it's unique, it's honest to a fault, and the best part is.... it Works.
I recommend building to where you have at least 10% atk speed increase and at least 5 armor pen, 5 armor, and 5 magic resist before continuing to try my little build.
Another touchy one yes?.. I'm not gonna tell you how to play LoL... but you're looking at this so therefore I plan to tell you how I play (you use my tactics against me I may hurt you)
So... seeing as a jungler, you want as much atk spd, as much armor pen and as much.. well.. "oomph" as possible, so I go with a 21-0-9 setup. making sure to get all the atk damage and speed and crit increase as well as minion damage as possible. But feel free to try your hand at other mastery pages and see what you can come up with hmm.
My masteries are basically set up to assist my already semi-complete runes, using cooldown redux and crit strike increases... the smite... that's just for the extra gold lol... but good hands and preserverance are key to jungling as well (in my opinion anyway). Awareness also helps greatly by giving you bonus exp per minion kill as well as champs, so make sure to have that in there.
Now think of Warwick... picture him... picture his build... and then.... We're here.
Warwick and Riven should have similar jungle builds, meaning, atk damage, atk speed, and LIFESTEAL OMG!!!!!!.. the only thing that most WILL contest, is my lucidity boots.. Now My favorite build is Wriggles, boots, zeal, lucidity, phage, bloodthirster, infinity edge, phantoms, and then getting rid of phage entirely... to be honest after a while phage is useless, so building another ad/atk spd item would be appropriate, I typically build a second bloodthirster or infinity edge, or a starks fervor... whatever you choose is yours but play according to how your team looks. Madred's is always a good choice, or a black cleaver as well. This is a guide... not a rule book, so try things out and let me know what you feel should be added to make this build THE Riven Jungler's guide for LoL
Broken wings[q] off the bat. Then Valor (burst shield)[e], followed by Q, then another in E. Level 5 you will throw one in her Ki Burst (AoE Stun damage)[w]. Then from there it's at your leisure and how the game rolls out. I typically go in this order:
q,e,q,e,w,r,q,w,q,e,r.q.e.w,e,r,w,w (quiet, you)
SMITE IS GOOD. no really... it is.
I typically go with exhaust as my second, for the ganks.
Please let me know what you find that could be better suited for this build.
Look, once again, I'm new to builds and creating them, this'll probably look like S#!t, but if you don't try, you'll never succeed, and I plan to see many try this, and fail hard the first time.. but seriously, get back up on the horse and recreate your own build using the simplistic version of mine.
Attack Speed, Attack Damage, lifesteal, Cooldown Reduction. And set your runes to make you more resilient. That's all I can give you for now. Be sure to check back for updates and feel free to message me here, or at KyoJinXVI@gmail.com or follow me around in game on Leauge's NA server as Kyo the Kamikaze. GG's to all, and to all a good game.