Riven Build Guide by SSJAlbert
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One day, I got tired of LoL bc I was playing the same characters over and over again. Then, during champion select, this champion caught my eye. So, I decided to play her and it turned out pretty well. Then I decided to create this build and share it with you guys. This is a build for Riven on the 3v3 map, "The Twisted Treeline", not for SR nor DOM.
Pros / Cons
Pros: High mobility, easy to gank and get away
Good at harassing other champions (w/ her q-w-q-q combo)
Good sustainability in lane if e is timed right
Good finisher w/ ultimate
Small aoe stun, good for team fights
Good aoe ult (for team fights)
Cons: Low hp
Low early game dmg
Rather high cd's
Vunerable when spells are on cooldown (can't get away,etc...)
For my runes, I picked armor penetration marks and quintessences, so she'll do more damage early game. Health seals and glyphs so shes more durable and a bit more tanky during the early game laning phase.
For masteries I picked 0-24-6, all of it focused on durability during her laning phases, giving her a bit more armor and magic resist so she takes less dmg, some hp, some regen and more exp.
For summoner spells, picked flash and ignite. Ghost can be another option, to replace flash or ignite, but usually I go flash+ ignite, cuz she already has two mobile spells. Flash is good for closing the distances so she can cast broken wings and stun the enemy. Ignite is good overall for the regen+heal cut, and for her ultimate, bc it is based on how much hp the enemy is missing.
For her skill sequence, max R>Q>E>W.
Her q is her spammable dmg spell at end lvl, so you would want to max that after r.
Her e shields her from incoming damage, which is pretty good.
The reason I took w at lvl 1 is for the stun, so you can stun and run if necessary.
You can also do R>Q> E or W
W for more dmg, E for safety
When farming with riven, use q to lower the minion's hp. Then if all of them are low, go close and press w, which will deal a small aoe dmg to the ones that are close. Most of the minions shouldve died or become very low. Auto atk to finish the ones that arent dead. Once you've farmed up 1175g, recall and buy your boots and a ruby crystal. Go back and lane. Once you get enough farm, get a phage, then continue w/ the build (e.g: brutalizer, youmuus, etc...)
This build gives riven a slight bit more hp, armor and magic resist, so she's tankier and will be less appealing to enemies, especially w/ guardians angel.
Once you have your full boots and ruby crystal, you should consider ganking. For Riven, use spells as follows: Q-W-Q-Q-E <---- basic harass method
Once you see the enemies come up and decide to fight, leap in with: R-Q-W-Q-Q
They will usually start retreating, so then you use ur ultimate, wind slash, and finish them off.
If they dont back off and start atking, unless you guys have a advantage, use wind slash at them and retreat w/ e.