Riven Build Guide by CyborgMussolini
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All purpose top carry
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Who Am I????
My summoner name is GingerOfAle and I am currently a top main. I used to main roles such as jungle and support. I am currently gold 2 and climbing. Late season 3 I started and finished bronze 3. Season 4 I started in bronze 4 and climbed up to gold 5. Season 5 I started in silver 2 and I am now gold 2 looking for plat! I have learned a lot about the game since then and I am happy to teach you how to riven! I main tops like riven, nasus, renekton, tryndamere, and cho gath. I guess garen too but... well you know.
How Do I Riven?
Riven is a great champion to play and carry. She is a bit tricky to pick up at first but a little practice should change that. Be patient. Soon you will be the Best Riven NA (Or wherever...)
Riven is very linear and straight forward when it comes to her moves. Why many view riven as this op noob champ that is impossible to beat, she is actually quite easy to win against, unless the riven is experienced of course! Riven's sustain and poke is very poor so be careful when trading damage as she may be kited easily by champions like gnar and may lose trades with higher damage tanks such as renekton and hecarim. Poking should not be a priority for you anyway. Sitting and farming is the best thing you can do unless you know you can win trades. In situations where you cannot get off equal or better trades, your main priority should be to sit and farm and turn a gank into a kill when the time comes. When you get the chance, roaming mid is a good idea. You never know if the mid laner has tunneled and its even better if they are pushed farther in than they should be.
Top Five Tips Overall For Riven Lane Stage:
1. Farm is more important than poke
2. Don't be too greedy for farm and watch your trades
3. Be aware of your abilities and surroundings, you never know when a jungler could spring out and gank
4. Good trade times should be if you just cleared their wave and the enemy has stayed longer than should. A good E W Q combo should do some damage
5. Be conservative with pots, they are your only source of sustain unless you have lifesteal.
Mid to Late game
This is when riven really shines. In general, try for some picks! See if you can sit near the large wave of farm until their ADC strolls on by. Pop out and pick up a kill and apply some map pressure. Riven is good at taking out squishy characters (DUH). In team fights, you should be focused on penetrating that back line and slashing through their adc and mid. IF you are farmed up or fed a good E W Q R combo can destroy multiple targets and shift the team fight in your favor. Don't be scared either. Riven can pull off amazing godlike plays. You can be half health against some squishys and end up with a triple. Be confident, but not reckless. Riven's kit is outstanding and can be used for almost every aspect of the team fight.
Thanks for checkin this guide out! (First One)
Let me know what you think guys! Remember be patient. Riven takes time to learn and longer to truly win your lane every time, but once you get there you will be an unstoppable force. Good luck! Thanks for reading!