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League of Legends Build Guide Author Roarex

Riven - The Complete Guide

Roarex Last updated on November 2, 2011
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Riven Dps

Ability Sequence

1
4
7
8
12
Ability Key Q
3
5
10
14
17
Ability Key W
2
9
13
15
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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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Introduction


So this is my first guide on MobaFire (forgive me please) with the now new (in a couple weeks not so much) champion Riven. I play riven in both jungle and lane and think she is one of the Funnest Champions in the game, she excellent at poking early game and becomes quite the force to be reckoned with late game. Her main attributes are her insane mobility with a total of 5 dashes including flash, this makes her a great chaser and tones of fun to play.

Hope you enjoy this build :D


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Pros and Cons

Pros:

Crazy Mobility
Good Burst with a solid auto attack to!
Great Ganker
A girl



Cons:
Quite squishy
Smart cast needed
Need to have good positioning!!!!


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Masteries

I take the 21/0/9 masteries on Riven mostly because she is a A.D. carry

When I lane as riven i make sure to grab 3 points in Sorcery so that I can take full advantage of the fact that she is a no cost champion so you want to get them cooldowns as low as you can as they are the only things limiting her. Then I take 4 in awareness and 1 in Utility Master because leveling a little bit faster then you opponent is a huge advantage. The rest is pretty straight forward.

For Jungling I take more or less the same masteries except with Plentiful Bounty instead of Cripple and 2 points in Offensive Mastery (1 off from sorcery and Sunder) so that i can do maximum damage to creeps.


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Runes

For Lanning I grab the following Runes:

Greater Mark of Desolation9 Greater Marks of Desolation

9 Greater Seals of Alacrity

9 Greater Glyph of Focus

1 Greater Quint of Swiftness

Greater Quintessence of Desolation2 Greater Quints of Desolation

The Glyphs really help with your LONG cool downs and the move speed quint is meant to help with positioning while the marks and armor pen quints help a lot late game.

For Jungling I Grab these Runes:

Greater Mark of Desolation9 Greater Marks of Desolation

9 Greater Seals of Resilience

9 Greater Glyph of Focus

1 Greater Quint of Swiftness

Greater Quintessence of Desolation2 Greater Quints of Desolation

The reasoning behind this is to do the most damage and take the least damage while facing the jungle creeps and to help your speed through the jungle. :D


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Summoner Spells



For summoner spells i grab Flash because the additional "Dash" can be really helpful when ganking another lane or escaping a gank attempt on you. Exhaust is really useful when on the offence to slow and Slow an enemy to ensure the kill.


For jungling i simply replace Exhaust with smite for obvious reasons :D


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Items

When I lane I always grab boots and 3 pots to help my movement speed for juking, when I 'B' I grab ionian boots to help with the LONG cooldowns Riven has.
The next time i B i make sure to pick up at least a Pickaxe if not other parts of the Tiamat that im building .
once i have the Tiamat completed I start on Frozen Mallet by buying a phage to help with AD and HP, after that i grab the Zeal then farm and pick up the Frozen Mallet and finish off the Phantom Dancer.
Then I start on a Blood Thirster.
After that its the choice of either Last Whisper or Black Cleaver depending on how much armor the build.

For jungle the only difference is starting with a vampseter and building into a wrigles before fallowing the same order as above and remember once you have enough for the Black Cleaver or Last whisper sell your Wriggles.

*Item Tree will Be added*


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Skill Sequence

For skills I like to keep it simple I try to level each skill up evenly but always but priority on her ult Blade of the exile, then Broken Wings, Ki Burst, And then Vlor

Be sure not to be narrow minded and only focus on her damage dealing abilities, Ki Burst is extremely useful with her AOE stun and Valor's shield is an essential to keep you alive and for initiating and escaping.

First Priority:

Second Priority:

Third Priority:

Forth Priority:


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Skill Combos

Well now for the combos, this is what riven is iconic for, EPIC COMBOS!!!
I generally start with dash from Vlor to help minimize any initial burst from your opponent, the go right into broken wings making sure to proc my trinity force as often as posable after the first broken wing dash try and get off a Ki burst so you can throw in 1 or 2 auto attacks then continue Broken wing dashing to burst them down. if there still alive at this point and the have a chance of escaping pop your ult and keep attacking, throw out the active when need be. :D


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Jungle route

For the jungle route I go:

    Wolves
    Wraiths (smite the big one)
    Small Golems
    Then I blue pill and grab cloth Armour and health pots
    Red Golem
    *You can gank any time after this*
    Small Golems
    Wraiths
    Blue Golems
    And then I continue clearing and ganking until laning faze is over
*Picture of route + vid will be added*


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Jungle Priorities

Your jungle should always prioritize, remember that the epic monsters (dragon and Boron) are the most important so WARD THEM!!!!! After the epics come the buff giving monsters (BLue and Red Golems) remember to grab these or give them to some one who needs the *Cough* give blue to your AP carry *Cough*. The least importent creeps are the normal jungle creeps like Wraiths, wolves and small golems. These creeps should still be protected but you can live if they do get stolen.

Heres a list of timers:

= 7 min


= 6 min


= 5 min


= 5 min


= 90-100 sec


= 90-100 sec


= 90-100 sec


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Summary

I conclusion Riven is probably one of the Funnest Champs to play with her great burst and mobility based game play! Riot got an ace in the hole!
Don't forget to up vote :D