Riven Build Guide by YoureAnAshehole
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Hi, im youreanashehole and this is my riven guide. these guides are based on maximum damage with armor pen, trolling with tiamats (which works surprisingly well), criting thousands and jungling. i know most of you wont read this, but to those of you who do thanks and vote.
Riven, The Exile
In Noxus, any citizen may rise to power regardless of race, gender, or social standing - strength is all that matters. It was with committed faith in this ideal that Riven strove to greatness. She showed early potential as a soldier, forcing herself to master the weight of a long sword when she was barely its height. She was ruthless and efficient as a warrior, but her true strength lay in her conviction. She entered battles without any trace of doubt in her mind: no ethical pause, no fear of death. Riven became a leader amongst her peers, poster child of the Noxian spirit. So exceptional was her passion that the High Command recognized her with a black stone rune sword forged and enchanted with Noxian sorcery. The weapon was heavier than a kite shield and nearly as broad - perfectly suited to her tastes. Soon after, she was deployed to Ionia as part of the Noxian invasion.
What began as war quickly became extermination. Noxian soldiers followed the terrifying Zaunite war machines across fields of death. It wasn't the glorious combat for which Riven trained. She carried out the orders of her superiors, terminating the remnants of a beaten and fractured enemy with extreme prejudice. As the invasion continued, it became clear that the Ionian society would not be reformed, merely eliminated. During one bitter engagement, Riven's unit became surrounded by Ionian forces. They called for support as the enemy closed in around them. What they received instead was a barrage of biochemical terror launched by Singed. Riven watched as around her Ionian and Noxian alike fell victim to an unspeakably gruesome fate. She managed to escape the bombardment, though she could not erase the memory. Counted dead by Noxus, she saw an opportunity to start anew. She shattered her sword, severing ties with the past, and wandered in self-imposed exile - on a quest to seek atonement and a way to save the pure Noxian vision in which she believed.
''There is a place between war and murder / in which our demons lurk.''
Damage 54 (+2.75 / per level)
Health 414 (+86 / per level)
Mana 0 (+0 / per level)
Move Speed 325
Armor 15 (+3.2 / per level)
Spell Block 30 (+1.25 / per level)
Health Regen 2.4 (+0.2 / per level)
Mana Regen 0 (+0 / per level)
Runes and Masteries
I chose these runesto have more survivability and to deal true damage early game. because of the recent redone masteries there is no point of putting 9 into utility unless you're jungling, so i did 21/9/0 for my masteries.
For my main build I chose:
for boots i chose ionian boots for the cdr to lower the only thing stopping her.
I chose last whisper for the armor pen to wreck mid and late game.
I chose youmuu's because of the activation bonus and the armor pen.
I chose trinity force for the sheen proc, combined with her passive to do massive damage every 2 seconds.
I chose black cleaver for the damage, attack speed and the armor pen.
I chose frozen mallet for the health and the slow.
Her passive is amazing for early game damage and domination, but you want to space out your abilities and have auto attacks in between, not just spam them.
Her Q is good for mobility and getting stacks for her passive, but you cant forget to auto attack in between Qs.
Her W I find is her main damage dealer, it does high burst damage because of the stun, 1-1 ad ratio and it lets you get 1-2 auto attacks in before they are able to move again.
Her E is a strong shield once you get some attack damage and is good for getting infront of the enemy and catching up to them, i use this after i stun them so i can maximize the damage i deal when they try to escape.
Blade of the Exile
Her ult is is amazing for last hitting a enemy champ because once they go under half health the base damage and damage ratio triples.
I chose these summoner spells because of the flash nerf ghost is better now< and since mobafire hasn't updated the summoner spells exhaust = surge = , and i picked surge for the increased damage.
For jungling i start at wolves, wraiths, golems, recall, blue, red, then you should go gank top, bottom or mid. For my starting items I buy vamp scepterand a hp pot and i do this instead of wasting 175 gold on 5 hp pots at the start.
Riven's Broken Wings locks onto the champion your cursor is over at the time of cast. If you want to move past your opponent, make sure that your cursor is past your opponent as well.
Riven lacks a source of healing or strong defense and must compensate with burst combos. Lead into fights with Broken Wings and Ki Burst, while using Valor to escape and absorb counter-harass.
Pros / Cons
Good early - mid game
Late game 60 armor pen
No mana for easy jungle
Tough late game unless very fed
Gets weaker as the enemies get more tanky
Relias on team mates more than some other champs