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Riven Build Guide by BleachXtremeFan

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League of Legends Build Guide Author BleachXtremeFan

Riven-The Exiler Beautiful and Deadly

BleachXtremeFan Last updated on October 23, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
3
8
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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
4/
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 11

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 18

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

Utility: 1


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Introduction

This is meant to be a quick guide targeting players who have not played Riven or have played but are confused as to how to play her efficiently. This guide will show both the obvious and the non-obvious aspects of Riven.


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Masteries

My preferred masteries on Riven is 11/18/1 being that 21 in offense does not benefit her much due to her very weak early game damage and general squishiness. Riven is much more of a mid and late game champion, which can be hard to get to without some early beefy stats.


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Runes

My runes maximize her mid-game damage while also buffs her early game lane squishiness. This allows you to survive your rather weak early game and still assists you in mid and late game.


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Early Game

Due to no sustain, Riven must start defensively, with as many HP potions as possible. It is difficult to be too aggressive early without sustain, making it much more beneficial to be defensive and farm up as early game is when Riven is weakest.


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Mid Game

At level 6, Riven's damage with her ultimate is fairly impressive and it is viable to go for kills at this stage of the game. However, you should still prioritize farming as Riven scales much better with items than most champions. Getting a Wriggle's Lantern at this point will help immensely in your lane and allow you to farm with ease.


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Late Game

Late game is where Riven shines. With low CDs on her spells and amazing scaling, you will be able to constantly stick on targets and do immense damage.


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Team Fights

Riven is very weak to heavy burst, making it extremely important to avoid the early burst damage in a teamfight. She can NOT engage first as her kit is not meant for a bruiser role. Instead, she works better as the role of an assassin, running in from the side and doing damage to the main threats.


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Final Comments

Riven will likely be buffed in the next patch, but as she stands, she is a very squishy champion with many shortcomings. Riven will not be strong in Ranked games, so I do not suggest purchasing her if that is your goal.