Riven Build Guide by Zensation

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zensation

Path to Exile

Zensation Last updated on September 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Hi everyone!

I am playing LoL for some time now and have had a huge help thanks to this website and the people writing these guides and builds. So i decided to make one as well!

I hope you find it useful!

Ill try to make it a realistic guide that actually can be achieved by the great farming and killing potential without being over fed. Sometimes i see builds that have 3 to 4 B.F Swords in it and for that isn't a realistic build to try and obtain.

My English might be a bit shaky here and there but I'll try my best to keep it clear for everyone.

P.s. Still working on this one!

and sorry for the missing links on the items.. still figuring that out.

I focus on laning with her because I'm not a great jungler myself

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Pros / Cons


- Combo Fighter! There are a lot of good items that stack with this spamming monster!
- A lot of dashes which makes you a decent chaser
- Same goes for escaping... Can make the difference!
- Good damage trough out the length of the game
- AOE Damage
- Fairly good CD's
- Ulti CD is low which makes you damn dangerous!
- Fun 2 Play!


- Squishy the whole game
- If CC'd correctly your combo gets screwed most of the time
- Dies fast even if you are fed
- No real escape mechanism
- Stun is a bit useless
- If facing enemy turret your combo pushes the opponents towards their tower

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As far as the items go I think its pretty straight forward.
I start with a Doran's Blade for the nice early stats.

I rush the boots since the less CD you have the more damage you will do and the faster you can farm and keep up your passive.

By now you are going to need a bit more HP to survive your opponents attacks + the slow is just awesome. So here is Phage ! If they had a hard time to get away before they most certainly can't get away now!

Same goes for Brutalizer , less CD is more damage!

After that its just finishing the two items, starting with Sheen because it has a nice passive. If you time your spells and attacks well enough it will help you!

I have chosen quicksilver sash because its just awesome if you don't forget to use it.

The other item you might want to consider is Wits End wits end. Slightly less MR when stacked but the attack speed might complement your damage in a really nice way. (still trying this out)

Bloodthirster can be swapped out for anything with Armor Pen if needed...

the last item gives you a little more durability while still doing some damage.

I'm still testing a lot because her E Valor might be enough to keep you a life and maybe she performs way better with raw AD and I understand when people find this build to slow with stacking AD like B.F. Sword B.F. Sword. but I will keep you posted!

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Summoner Spells

Flash is a must have on almost every champion. no discussion there.

Exhaust is one of those spells which can make the difference when you ganking someone. They can't get away with the extra long slow and the little more damage it gives you is just nice.

if you don't fancy exhaust and you think you can pick first kill go for ignite. I find it useless late game where Exhaust sometimes makes me get that extra kill or ranged squishy. Your choice really!

For now I'm not going to debate other options for summoner spells because for now its not worth my time

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Skill Sequence

Skill sequence!

This is a hard one! Since I m rushing the CDR a bit I choose to start maxing out Broken Wings . I'm not sure this is the best way to go since the CD stays the same for every point you put in it. So its too early to tell if you should max Q first or Ki Burst or maybe mix the two up. I doubt mixing it up will be the best tho but going for W first to make sure its CD is low could make sense!
But maybe it comes down to a personal choice. I like doing a lot of damage and if that's you as well max out Broken Wings. This ability also makes you farm really easy.

I put in a point in each one first because that makes your passive work better for you. ^^ I like the passive! its a good source of damage on this character, specially early game and with Sheen