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Riven Build Guide by VortexExpress

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League of Legends Build Guide Author VortexExpress

Riven: Fun Tanky DPS!

VortexExpress Last updated on September 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
4
7
8
10
Ability Key Q
2
5
9
12
13
Ability Key W
3
14
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Riven is a fun tanky dps. She has great mobility, a fair amount of CC and deals great damage when built right. She can carry and is a bully in lane. She's also a BAMF with a broken sword. (:


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Runes

Greater Mark of Desolation
Armor pen for more damage. Basic.

or
Both work, whichever you prefer. The armor or dodge is for the early game laning to minimize the damage you take from minions and harass.


A MUST for Riven. Cooldown reduction is essential for Riven to keep bringing out damage.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
-Fun to play
-Good Damage
-Tanky
-great mobility and escape tactics
-a bully in lane if played right
-excellent farmer
-excels early game through late
-no cost for abilities


Cons:
-not the easiest to play
-weak if not played right
-needs practice to master
-easily shut down by CC (Isn't that everyone?)


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Masteries

I used 9/0/21 on Riven. The CDR given from these masteries help a lot in reaching the CDR cap (40%). Also I upgrade the exhaust summoner spell, self explanatory.


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Items

Starting



Good HP boost, damage and lifesteal for some extra damage early on.

OR


Good HP boost, extra health regen and armor if you think you'll be harassed in lane.

OR

and

If you like Regrowth Pendant and a Health Potion better than Doran's Blade and Doran's Shield. The Regrowth Pendant will also later build into your later.

Core



For the tenacity and magic resist.

Helps for the poor base damage stats she has with CDR and armor pen.

A must on Riven for each 3 times she uses her it procs the passive.

Late Game


with
These two items help beef you up and give you a bit of crit chance and damage.

Situational



If their team is AP heavy.




If they're team is AD heavy.


and/or

If you're just getting completely shut down by CC and have no time to do damage.



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Skill Sequence

First Priority



Why? It's your ultimate. Your most important spell.

Second Priority



Your spell that deals good damage and procs your passive plus Trinity Force.

Third Priority



AOE stun and does damage.

Fourth Priority



Dashing ability that gives you a shield. (Can not go through any type of wall)

Fighting Sequence


I start of with my first because it's my main damage dealer early game and is good for some harass. My second point goes into for the AOE stun. My third point goes into more for the dashing effect but the shield helps soak some damage. Lastly, I take my ultimate whenever possible of course. I max my Q and W first and my E last.

Fighting Sequence
into your enemy. Next turn on your but don't activate it's Wind Slash. Then , auto attack, rinse and repeat. Use your if they commit or you feel like they're about to slip away. Cast your 's when they're low for the maximum effect.


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Summoner Spells

My Preference


and

Other Useful Summoner Spells




All these spells depends on YOUR PLAYSTYLE. In my opinion thought I think that Exhaust and Flash have been working the best.


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Scores


I'll post more scores after I play her more and feel free to post your scores in the comments and I can add them.


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Summary

This is my first guide and I think I did pretty well. XD Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. Feel free to suggest other things or say something if you think something is lacking in this guide. THANKS! Don't forget to rate and comment if you this helped you. (: