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Riven, the Deathblade

Last updated on September 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key W
3
9
10
12
13
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: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 5

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

Utility: 3


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Introduction

Hello to all League of Legends players out there. I decided to write a short guide how to play Riven, because I wasn't very satisfied with any of the guides posted so far. It is my first guide here on MOBAFire and my very first guide for League of Legends.

I bought Riven the fist day when she was out, I fell in "love" instantly. I tried some various stuff in first games, I did quite good. The most trouble I had balancing her squishiness and damage output.

I will not post copy/paste her skills into the guide; you should already know them by checking other guides.
I played around 15 games so far with her, this is the built I am currently using.


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Pros / Cons

PROS:
- High damage output
- Good farmer/jungler
- very mobile/good chaser

CONS:
- Squishy
- easy harrashed by ranged
- Broken Wings is sometimes hard to use properly in 5 vs 5 battle


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Skill Sequence

I always took all 3 skills, because you need all 3. I start with Ki Burst; damage+stun, always good to use. Secondly I chose Broken Wings or Valor, it is situational: do you need more mobility+damage or mobility+defense. I max Ki Burst first because it does the most damage instantly and have low CD. I put point in the Blade of Exile at 6, 11 and 16.
Secondly skill that I max Valor (or Broken Wings if enemy is really bad and they will surrender at 20) because more defense is always good. Help you survive in fights and deal damage. You can't do damage if you are dead.

For how to properly use skills I will point you here to Dasbol's Guide http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/riven-aoe-machine-129040#chapter3


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Masteries

Nothing special about here, I use this for most AD champions. You can do it your way.


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Runes

This Rune setup I use for Irelia, Jarvan and now for Riven. It works well for me.
I use Greater Qintessence of Swiftness, because running is always good. If need to come from point A to B, chasing enemy with 10 HP or running away with 10 HP :D