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Riven Build Guide by killswitch5464

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League of Legends Build Guide Author killswitch5464

Riven's a champ

killswitch5464 Last updated on March 20, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 24

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

I'm quite the fan of Riven, and I must say she is an amazing champion. I'm not very good at explaining why I do what I do with her, which is why everything is going to be so damn short. To be brief, Riven is full time damage with part time tank.


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Pros/Cons

Pros:
- No mana
- Epic shield
- Good CC
- An ult that boosts her abilities

Cons:
- Long cooldowns
- Wind Slash is only useful when the enemy has low health

*These are what come to mind right now. If anyone finds something out, let me know and I'll add it in asap.


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Runes

Riven is an excellent solo top, which explains the runes that i selected for her. I didn't use any scaling runes because frankly, by the time you reached level 18, the amount they would give you would be obsolete.


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Masteries

Same reasons as the runes. These masteries help her get out there and kick ***.


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Items

The items I mentioned are great for a typical fight. I would build them in the order they appear, but there are some times where I might need some extra health to help me out against a specific champion (I'm looking at you, Darius) or I might just need some extra damage.

"Why isn't there a Guardian Angel?" The guy at Wal-Mart asked. Because I prefer to have more health and anyone who knows anything knows what Guardian Angel's aura looks like. They know that you'll come back to life and by the time you do, you might be in more trouble than you were in the first place. I'm not hating on it, and if you want Guardian Angel, then by all means, get one.


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Skill Sequence

Her Q (Broken Wings) has a static cool down and does not deal as much damage as her W (Ki Burst). I consider it to be an ability that sets up her passive for total domination. It has excellent mobility and can be used to get you out of sticky spots, which is why I get it first.
"But it does damage based on her AD!" said the whiny brat. I don't care, max out her W first.

Her shield doesn't seem all that impressive at first, but when it's maxed out and you got a **** load of health, It's the best damn shield around! Oh what's that? Pantheon's ult is right on you and you're about to take massive damage? Shield. Problem solved.


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Summary

I like to give credit to the players, so my guide is pretty short. My guess is that you can easily guess whether or not Riven can jungle and what point she should (late game, go for it). She's got great teamwork and when executed correctly, her Ki Burst might just save (or end) some lives. So badabing badaboom, Riven.

WARNING: Use at your own discretion