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Riven Build Guide by accurac

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League of Legends Build Guide Author accurac

Riven - A Different Perspective

accurac Last updated on November 4, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
15
Ability Key W
4
13
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Riven is currently one of my favorite characters to play. She's very versatile and offers great damage. In this guide, i would like to share how I personally build her, as well as how to play her. I don't consider myself to be good but I hope I can just share some insight. This is my very time doing this, so I apologize in advance for lack of pictures/details. I will add more in the future, when I properly learn the usage of this sight. Until then, enjoy the guide.


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Pros / Cons

Pros- can jungle, very good 1v1 fighter, can be tanky, late game is very strong.
Cons- short stun/dash, easy to stop with cc, prone to ganks top lane.


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Items

As for my item selection, I build around being able to farm top lane effectively, while staying safe thanks to wards, and staying in lane thanks to lifesteal. Wits End is a personal choice because attack speed on Riven is quite a powerful asset. You'd be surprised how effective a simple recurve bow can be. Then, we build into Warmog's/Atma's, and finally Bloodthirster for more damage as well as that ever important lifesteal. All in all, its a well rounded build instead of being glass-cannon, or more tanky.


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Summoner Spells

For summoners, it personal preference. I run flash/exhaust since Riven is melee, but sometimes I actually run flash/teleport so i can just farm farm farm all day. Again, it's personal preference, but I think by now we all know what the obvious do's and dont's are for summoner spells.


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Masteries

For masteries, I like to go with the typical AD masteries of 21/0/9, making sure to pick up all the attack speed masteries in the offense tree. Again, this is just to emphasize what attack speed can really do for Riven.


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FARM!

I can't emphasize how important this is. If you don't farm, you can't win the game. It's probably the most important thing I can suggest that you do on Riven. FARM!!!


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Summary

So, what we essentially have is a well rounded Riven who can 1v1 and do well in team fights. Again, I apologize for lack of pictures/detail, but what I really wanted to share was the item build that I take and hopefully you guys will find it to be effective as well. Good Luck!