Riven Build Guide by SiAreEx
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Riven has some really great pros and some really bad cons,which i will list below
Pros!: High mobility(will explain more in abilities). Great Fighter. great harass, Good initiator, low cooldowns.
Cons!: Since Valor can't go through structures, Flash is the only thing that can get her out of a major pinch, fairly squishy early game, depends on Runes and Masteries
Now on to runes. i use greater mark of desolation for my Marks, no AD champion can pass up Armor penetration Reds
For yellows, or Seals, i use Greater Mark of Armor for some early durability, which Riven really needs.
for Blues, or Glyphs, i use greater glyph of of focus for the cooldown reduction so i can easily get out of trouble with Valor and Broken Wings
I always start out with a Doran's Blade for the health, dmg, and near useless Lifesteal. soon after, you're going to want to buy your ionian boots for the Cooldown Reduction and extra movement speed(like all pairs of boots :P) after your boots, you'll want some durability with Frozen Mallet and an Atma's Impaler for the extra dmg based on your health (2% of max. health). Depending on the enemy team, you'll either want a Hexdrinker for the AP casters or choose your dmg first with a The Bloodthirster, either way, you'll end up wanting both of these items because they can be vital to your laning and team fight survivability. by the end, it's your choice to buy Youmuu's Ghostblade by selling your Doran's Blade for extra space, which i HIGHLY! recommend to all players for this and every other guide
Your skills should look something like what is shown above, taking an early point in Broken Wings and focusing on maxing your "W" Ki Burst and your shield "E" Valor, always taking your "R" Blade of the Exile whenever you hit lvls "6", "11", and "16"
Here i will give you all of the viable summoner spells for Riven:
Flash is a great spell for any champion, think of it as a Get Out Of Jail Free Card
Ignite is another summoner spell that's great for fighers and carries i.e Garen, Riven, Volibear, Ashe, Graves etc.
Ghost can give you that extra movement to escape a full-speed Rammus or that GP that won't stop dropping you to a quarter health with Parrrley in a tight pinch
No-No's on Riven:
Why in the world would you need Mana on a manaless champion!?
Doesn't exist anymore
e 55]i don't think you need heal on anyone to be personal
How to help a teamfight as Riven
Riven makes a great teamfighter, being the fact that her ultimate gives her a 20% dmg boost and her second part of her ulti can finish off a fleeing enemy, think of it as Garen's Demacian Justice. Her stun( Ki Burst) also makes a great interruption or initiate along with your "E" Valor so that you can dart in, stun, and Broken Wings out of the fight or use the third activation to knock the whole team airborne!
To put it easily, Riven was one of my best investments. she has a great early harass and can be a heavy benefit to a teamfight, lane, or just your team in general. i still main her since her release and i've always had fun playing with her wether it's been a win, or a forgiven loss. She's worth every point of IP
Thanks for reading my first guide guys.