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Riven Build Guide by Sylar The Great

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sylar The Great

Riven - Making Screens Gray Since 2011

Sylar The Great Last updated on September 24, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
8
12
Ability Key Q
2
7
9
13
17
Ability Key W
3
10
14
15
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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Intro

First off, my builds are short and to the point. I dont explain much but i do try. My name is Sylar and my champion is Riven. Since she was released i have seen the smallest amount of players using her, as a new champ thats very surprising. When i first used her i was amazed by her skills. They were the most diverse and flexible skills i had ever seen. As always, when i first started using her i looked up a MobaFIre build to base my build on but when i looked at all of the builds i was pretty disappointed. So here i am, presenting my build. Enjoy.

P.S If you don't understand the title, quit now :)
P.P.S Im rude and so please understand when i say "figure it out" because i say that a lot.


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Today's letters are Q and W

Q and W. Wow. The best farming skills ever. Use W to lower the creeps and Q to finish them off, no mana, no loss.


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Runes

Yes i am starting with Runes. Why? Because you dont need them so it will be my smallest 'main' chapter. I have all of the runes i put for this build but when i play Riven i take them off. *But Sylar, why would you do that?* Try her without the runes, you'll understand. Once you get a hold of how to play her, put em on and you'll be indestructible.


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Masteries

I dont really get why people explain Masteries on MB, so i wont. Read the little thumbnails when hovering over the mastery icons and figure it out.


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Items

If you read the AD ratios for her skills you'll understand why i chose the items i chose. They help you chase, kill and run.


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Skill Sequence

Q is the best hands down. W stuns, and E saves you. Her ult should be used as a finishing move, no i dont mean activate it at the last second, activate it when you start a fight. You then have 15, yes 15! seconds to user the second part of her ult. When they're about half use the second part and walah!


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Summoner Spells

Flash - Just in case,i have escaped from 3v1 ganks before without flash and just using what i told you before but there are those times...

Exhaust - For those OP DPS killers, and to escape.


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Summary

Riven is amazing, dont take that lightly. Practice in Custom Games with the teams being the following:

[You] vs [Shen]
[Soraka] vs [Malphite]
[EMPTY] vs [Nasus]
[EMPTY] vs [Soraka]
[EMPTY] vs [Yi]

Why? Because it actually gets pretty tough to win, Shen will save whoever you're killing. Nasus and Malph get pretty tanky, Soraka will heal whoever you're killing and Yi runs ( =] )

I hope you learn from this build, Enjoy.

P.S I actually use pretty much the same exact build for Lee Sin so try this build out with him too, it will work wonders.