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.
Hi, everyone, thanks for reading my Riven guide. Please note that this guide is only for SUMMONERS RIFT! This is my first LoL guide but some of you might have seen some of my WoW How To videos (Rastik's YouTube Channel).
In this guide I'm going to detail the two different ways that I play Riven: Jungle and Solo Top. I have been fairly successful with both of these roles:
STILL IN PROGRESS.
Let me start by saying my runes are quite erratic. Having the three different defensive yellow runes makes me feel tanky enough to try to dominate my lane early. My goal with Riven is to dominate my lane or gank super strong as early as possible.
I believe that jungle Riven is one of the strongest level two gankers. As such, I normally will start with a Doran's Blade to ensure the maximum amount of damage output for the level two gank. Another great part about Riven is that she is a mana-less champ which allows you to feed Blue buff to your mid (which is always appreciated).
To start I will have a teammate leash double golems. I will kill one golem, smite the other and finish it up. With the experience masteries I should be level two as long as no experience is stolen. After this, I will move around to the river bush and wait for the enemy to start laning comfortably. I will generally flash out of the bush and stun with W. This will ensure that I get the initial stun off and get maximum damage out of my Q. While I don't always get a kill off my level two gank, I will almost always make the enemy blow a flash and become extremely defensive allowing my team to lane comfortably.
After the level 1 gank, I will generally head to wraiths and wolves unless my gank left me at very low health. In summary, this is my normal pattern:
Double Golems -> Level two Gank -> Wraiths -> Wolves -> Blue Pill -> Blue Golem (feed to mid)