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Riven Build Guide by CrypticRecoil

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League of Legends Build Guide Author CrypticRecoil

Riven - Exiled . . . Your Life

CrypticRecoil Last updated on September 29, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
14
Ability Key W
4
13
15
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

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

Defense: 6

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

Utility: 3


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Introduction

Greeting Summoners,
My name is CrypticRecoil and this is my first build. I have been playing Riven since she came out and wanted to post my personal build. Firstly, Riven is a burst damage champion that focus's on her combos. Secondly, She can dish out a ton of DPS, but she is also very fragile and squishy.

This build focuses on high DPS, with low armor, magic resist, and hp. In this build I do not get any tanky items and focus on dealing the maximum amount of damage in the shortest amount of time.


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Runes

The runes I choose for Riven are standard for an AD champion.
Greater Mark of Desolation I go with the Armor Penetration Marks for obvious reasons, to shred their armor.
I use Armor Seals to increase Riven's defense, sustain, and survivability. These help in the lower levels.
I use Magic Resist glyphs for the same reason as for the armor seals. They help in the low levels a great deal.
These Cool Down Reduction glyphs are also a decent choice. With more CDR you can use your skills more often which is a major source of your damage combined with Riven's passive.
Greater Quintessence of Desolation These are self explanatory, Major Armor Penetration. These quintessences are made to rip through your enemy.


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Skill Sequence



My explanation for this skill set up is simple:

DAMAGE

This build is focusing on Riven's maximum damage output. When you max Q, you will be hitting a ton of damage. You will then follow it up with your W and stun them. This will allow you to hit and most likely kill them. If not you can try and chase with E, Exhaust, or Flash. In the end they will either flash out or die.


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Summoner Spells

These are my recommended summoner spells:
Flash Flash: Self explanatory, in my personal opinion, it is the best summoner skill in the game. There is a reason why it is the last spell you unlock. Use it well, hop walls, escapes, chases, its just pro!
Exhaust Exhaust: This is a great summoner skill, it slows down the enemy champion so you can deal your damage easier and faster because you don't have to chase him/her. With the exhaust mastery it will also reduce their armor, making you hit harder. And on top of all that good stuff, it also reduces their damage... AMAZING