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Riven Build Guide by kYmo10

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League of Legends Build Guide Author kYmo10

Riven: You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry...

kYmo10 Last updated on November 6, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

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

Defense: 6

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

Utility: 3


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Introduction


Hi there,

This is my second build guide on here, i've only just recently started to use bbcode and i'm learning new things every day, i will update this guide as much as i can and i aim to improve it generally, the formatting for example and add anything new that i may learn along the way.

Any comments whether it be positive/negative criticism or just friendly advice on how i can improve this guide are highly appreciated.

I will add a gameplay section and some tips & tricks with jungle mapping elements, and to improve on it in the coming days.








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Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Great damage output
+ Pretty low coldowns
+ Awesome mobility
+ Decent farmer mid-game
+ Good ability combos
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Cons


- Needs lots of farm
- CC hurts your combo
- Tends to be focused
- Have to aim with cursor
- Positioning is crucial


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Masteries

Offense


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* Deadliness x3 more crit chance.
* Cripple x1 Armor/MR de-buff/increased duration.
* Sorcery x4 for lower CD Reduction.
* Alacrity x3 for more attack speed.
* Sunder x3 for added armor pen.
* Brute Force x3 extra AD for last hits/skill damage.
* Lethality x3 more crit damage with Infinity Edge.
* Havoc x1 overall damage increase/skill bonus.




Defense spaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Utility


* Resistance x3 for added Magic Resist vs casters
spaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* Perseverence x3 for better HP.
* Hardiness x3 for added Armor bonus.




Masteries
3/5
1/5
4/1
3/5
3/1
3/5
3/5
1/1
3/5
3/1
3/5



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Runes



Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Health Regeneration
3



  • 9 greater mark of desolation
  • 15 Armor Penetration (1.66 each)
  • Cost: 9 x 410 = 3690 IP
    You need these as they benefit her attacks and ability damage to enemies.
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  • 9 Greater Seal of Armor
  • 12.69 Armor (1.41 each)
  • Cost: 9 x 210 = 1890 IP
    You need these for survivability against other carrys/bruisers.
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  • 9 Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
  • 1.35 Magic Resist/lvl | 24.3 MR at lvl 18 (0.15/lvl each)
  • Cost: 9 x 210 = 1890 IP
    I take these for more survivability against casters, works well with her Valor ability.
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  • 3 greater quintessence of regeneration
  • 0.84 Health Regen/5 | 15.12/5 at lvl 18 {0.28/lvl each)
  • Cost: 3 x 1025 = 3075 IP
    These are great throughout the game and help you with lane sustain and regaining some health.
Optional Runes




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Summoner Spells


Flash
Great for escaping over walls or catching an enemy with a Valor+ Broken Wings combo.
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Exhaust
Is someone trying to turret dive you or running away? use a Ki Burst + Flash + Valor combo.
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Ghost
Chasing or escaping from an enemy that is just too fast or far from you, finish them off with Blade of the Exile if they're low.

Ignite
If you are confident on surviving and prefer more damage take this.


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Abilities



Runic Blade:

Tips & Tricks


Broken Wings (Q)


Cooldown: 13 seconds

Physical Damage Per Strike: 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) & knocks nearby enemies back.
Tips & Tricks


Ki Burst (W)


Cooldown: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 seconds

Shield Strength: 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) and stuns for 0.5 seconds.

Tips & Tricks


Valor (E)


Cooldown: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 seconds

Tips & Tricks


Blade of the Exile (R)


Cooldown: 75 / 60 / 45 seconds
Tips & Tricks



Abilities Explanation


Starting Sequence: QWWEW, then R>W>E>W



Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18




1st Priority: Ki Burst Her multi-target CC stun and great damage output for harass/CS.
2nd Priority: Valor Shield for added escape ability and to mess up the enemies last hits.
3rd Priority: Blade of the Exile Nuke Aoe for multiple low hp enemies in a team fight or a single target.
4th Priority: Broken Wings Great escape/chase ability or getting somewhere quick and CS.



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Items

Starting Items


Doran's Blade
A must for most melee AD champs starting out as it's the most cost effective damage item early on with Life Steal & Health Points on top, what more could you want.


Boots of Speed
An alternative which is also a good option, you can outpace most enemies early on along with her Broken Wings / Valor abilities as most hardly buy it a first item.

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Health Potion
x3 for exta lane sustainability and can keep you alive from an Ignite debuff along with her Valor ability.



Core Items

Wriggle's Lantern
Added Armor, Attack Damage and Life Steal along with a free ward which can save you from or catch out the enemies jungler.


Youmuu's Ghostblade
Added Damage, Crit Chance & CDR, ArP + x9greater mark of desolation gives you 45 ArP. The active works well with a Broken Wings+ Valor combo for chasing down an enemy.
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Infinity Edge
Added Damage, Crit Chance & Crit Damage, and a good damage bonus to all of her abilities.


Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Added Cooldown Reduction which enables you to harass more often and farm a bit easier therfore deal more damage.






  • : One of these early game helps you with last hitting creeps and gives a you a bit more lane sustain, stacking 2 of these can be a good idea then sell them later on.

  • : 15%CDR + Sorcery + Youmuu's Ghostblade + Randuin's Omen gives you a massive 43%CDR to her Abilities(:D) which is capped at 40%.

  • : Great item for solo lane/off-jungle, if your team has no jungler also a free ward which can save you from ganks.

  • : 30AD, 15 Crit Chance, 15%CDR and +20 ArP bonus is wonderful. The active on this is great with her Broken Wings+ Valor abilities for chasing down a fleeing enemy.

  • : 75Armor, 350HP, 25HP/5, 5%CDR, the passive has a 20% chance to slow the attacker's MS/AS by 35% for 3 sec. The active slows surround units MS/AS by 35% for 2 sec + 0.5 per 100 Armor/MR.

  • : 80AD, 25 Crit Chance, Critical hits now deal 250% damage which is great. Works well with her Blade of the Exile ability.


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Situational Items

Offensive

  • : Keeps you alive allot longer when auto attacking, the passive is really nice when fully stacked.

  • : If they're building lots of armor you should buy one of these.

  • : If you don't mind the big cost and can sacrifice a bit of damage for extra survivability/all round stats take this, keep in mind though mana is useless on her..

  • : The enemies building HP? if you have a Madred's Razors turn it into this instead of a Wriggle's Lantern to destroy that health.



    Defensive

  • : Does the enemy have heavy CC/Casters, the tenacity on these will keep you alive or reduce crowd control times, works together with her Broken Wings / Valor abilities for escaping.

  • : Heavy Nuker/CC enemies? this item has MR for added survivability, the passive shield is amazing and can save your life along with a Flash + Valor combo.

  • : The HP bonus gives you more survivability along with the passive stack, it works well against heavy nukers and dps carrys.

  • : Dying too fast or constantly focused in team fights? the MR/Armor makes you tougher and the passive is awesome if you tend to die allot.

  • : The MR and HP/5 works great against AP dps champs like Teemo/ Kog'Maw for example.

  • : If the enemy has a farmed Mordekaiser Children of the Grave / Cassiopeia Noxious Blast / Malzahar Nether Grasp / Warwick Infinite Duress and they're annoying you, the active on this will remove any of these spells.


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Possible Builds



Build 1

Recommended build 1 sequence:



Item Sequence











Boots of Speed
300

Phage
1250

Hexdrinker
1300

Mercury's Treads
1100

Frozen Mallet
3100

Chain Vest
800

Sunfire Cape
2900

Cloak of Agility
800

Atma's Impaler
2300

B. F. Sword
1300

Infinity Edge
3600

Elixir of Brilliance
250

Elixir of Agility
250

Elixir of Fortitude
350
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Build 2

Recommended build 2 sequence:



Item Sequence











Boots of Speed
300

The Brutalizer
1337

Ionian Boots of Lucidity
900

Hexdrinker
1300

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

Giant's Belt
1000

Frozen Mallet
3100

Chain Vest
800

Atma's Impaler
2300

Elixir of Brilliance
250

Elixir of Agility
250

Elixir of Fortitude
350



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Gameplay

UNDER CONSTRUCTION...

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Summary

Runes: ArP, Armor, MR/lvl, HP/5.
Masteries: 21-6-3.
Items: Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Wriggle's Lantern, Youmuu's Ghostblade, Randuin's Omen, Infinity Edge, Frozen Mallet
Skill Sequence: Blade of the Exile when you can, Ki Burst first, Valor second. Put a point in Broken Wings at level 1 and level it last.
Summoner Spells: Flash with Exhaust, Ignite or Ghost.

Thank you for reading, have fun playing with Riven! :) Feel free to vote and/or leave a comment.


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Change log

02/11/11 - Guide published.
03/11/11 - Improved the general format and added custom hyperlinks to planner, rune, and mastery setups to headers.
- Added a link to my first guide in the Introduction section and an alternative item build.
06/11/11 - Removed her lore and the link to my other guide in the "Introduction" section.
- Switched out the last item in the build to a Frozen Mallet.
- Reordered the skill sequence for higher damage output.
- Spaced out the Items lists in the "Items/Situational Items" sections.
- Added a "Summary" secation.
- Thanks to IceCreamy
for his comment and feedback on these issues (Y).