Riven Build Guide by Valdimer
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Welcome to my Riven build. I know a lot of people right away are probably looking at the skill sequence and are like wtf m8? I know, it will be explained later on in more detail.
Keep in mind this guide is a work in progress and I will be making changes as I can.
Pros / Cons
Insane Constant Damage
Quick, easy to manuever
Ulti is on a stupid short CD
Getting focused or harassed early game can have consequences for later
Vulnerable to CC, although the worst CC for her is Silence/Stun
Marks of Desolation: Armor Penetration....yeah, she's an AD champ so Armor Pen is the most likely choice, although I wouldn't argue AD Marks either.
Seals of Resilience: She's pretty squishy just on her own, these will help keep her in the fight.
Glyph of Celerity: CDR is just the coolest thing in the whole wide world with her. The faster you can get her Broken Wings up, the better off you are
Quint of Swiftness: Added mobility with her is a plus IMHO
2xQuints of Desolation: MORE armor pen, I don't know I just like armor penetration for AD Champs what can I say?
Upgraded ghost is handy, expecially when your chasing with her, or if you need to escape. Flash is a viable option as well, I just feel it's not ABSOLUTELY necessary with her as you already have a mini flash. Being a melee fighter makes the attack tree a must. The defensive does help with her survivability though...
Okay, here's the tricky part. And someone please correct me if I'm wrong... I've been wondering if I'm the only person seeing this... Valor, maxed has a 7 sec CD which after cd runes and boots, and golem buff brings it down to 4.5ish seconds. The shield itself lasts 2.5 seconds. And by stacking AD you can have a shield that has 440hp that last 2 and a half seconds that you can get back up again after a 2 sec CD! (Unless of course the shield is broken beforehand) Is that not righteous! I thought so, hence the reason my build is this way. This is the reason stacking massive AD can help out a ton. Did I mention this shield is a mini flash????? Come on! I don't know, maybe it isn't a great a thing as I see it, although it has helped me a ton.
So, why Broken wings first you ask? I know the CD doesn't improve with each level but it doesn't change the fact that the damage does, and it can be used three times. Yes Ki Burst Scales better with AD, yes Ki burst stuns, but the stun DOESN'T improve per level, only damage and CD. This still doesn't make Ki Burst a bad skill. IMHO ALL of the Rivens skills are invaluable, hence the reason I get it first. Now lets take a second to look at this, even though Ki Burst scales better, it is only ONE attack, charging your passive only 1 time. Where as Broken Wings can add 3. Better damage scaling if you look at it from this perspective. Of course this only applies if you can land your passive on someone while attacking, which isn't hard, it's not even close to hard. Either way this is what works best for me although I would love some feed back on this.