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Riven Build Guide by Viper RV

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Viper RV

Riven Guide Patch ( 5.10) Full CDR

Viper RV Last updated on June 7, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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9
Ability Key Q
3
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Riven with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Nasus
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Dr. Mundo
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Introduction

Riven is a very mobile champion, she can jump over walls and scales ridiculously well with AD. She's also very cute and a fun champion to play! While she has a high skill cap to be a god tier Riven, she also has a low skill gap to play at a proficient level (New player friendly, but has high mechanic combos for higher level plays).


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Runes

Flat Armor against all AD laners. Can be replaced by Scaling Health or Flat Health.

Flat AD nothing to change here =)!

To get Maximum Cdr with 2 Items. You can replace 3 of them with Magic resist if needed.

1 AD Quint and 2 Lifesteal for better sustain.


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Early Game

As Riven with Tp you should definitly start at a jungle camp. It gives you instant lvl 2 and enough gold for 4 Pots and a ward. After doing the camp you go b and Tp on Turret , meanwhile your oppenent shouldn't have lvl 2. With this start u got more Sustain and easier laning.
Runes and Doransgive you 6% lifesteal which is enough to sustain against poke.
Make sure that you use Riven's strong lvl 3 ( E>2x Q> W > 3rd Qto chain CC the opponent! ( Make sure to Auttoattack between the Spells to do the max. DMG ).
Controlling your passiverunenblade makes Riven even more powerful!!


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Mid Game

The Mid Game is very hard for Riven , she can't really Teamfight against CC heavy teams because she most likely gets focused and dies instantly. So if you are ahead as Riven try to find picks ( Roam Midlane or Tp gank Botlane; Invading the jungler is also very efficent).
However if you aren't able to get an early lead or your team falls behind , try to splitpush and alawys keep the sidlanes pushed! Riven is a really good 1v1 and 2v1 Champ try to use that!
Core Items in the Mid Game are: The Black Cleaver to be able to kill tanks really quick. The Brutalizer to give you Flat Pen. and the last Cdr you need and the last item would be Ravenous Hydra gives you enough wave clear , Lifesteal and pushing Power.


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Final Build

As mentioned before just a perfect item for Riven.

The new Black Cleaver gives Riven so many good stats , it gives you Cdr , Ad and Penetration make sure u build that first!

You upgrade Youmus last because you dont need the Crit and the Active is nice but you are already fast enough to catch almost every champ :D

Last Whisper is the last Offensive Item you Build and it's just perfect against Teams which stack armor so you got the triple Penetration with Black Cleaver , Brutalizer and Last Whisper.

Mercury Treads Mercs are Perfect against CC teams , I build them almost every game because you alaways get CC'ed as Riven it helps you to stay alive and keeps you a bit safer.

or or Build one of them against Ap heavy Teams ( QSS against Seju , Leo or Morg ; Maw against Burst Champs and Banshees when you feel like you cant dodge skillshots or need some more HP).

You should build GA if your team needs you to engage.

Can be build against full Ad comps. or a fed Adc.


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Matchups

Many Matchups are really hard to play against at the beginning of learning Riven but no worries you can learn every Matchup!!
If you arent sure when to pick Riven just look at the Top of the guid there is a small list with many Matchups. ( The rating is how i can play against this Matchup , it can be different for anyone of you)


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Conclusion

Thank you so much for reading my guide :))))!
It's my first one and it will be Updated every Weekend just tell me what i can do better and i try to fix that ^^

If you dont mind look at my Friends YT-Channel he does really good work and i also have some Clips there :) (Your text to link here...

My friends Kalista Guide is also very good : Your text to link here... is one of the best on this Side !! Some Clips of my (old) Riven ! Edit by : Tancred423 aka. Hastakalistababy

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I also love to play Yasuo
Thank you guys so much ! :) I hope you enjoyed it if you have any further Questions you can add me on EUW : R V