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Riven Build Guide by intense0utrage

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League of Legends Build Guide Author intense0utrage

Riven's massacre

intense0utrage Last updated on October 29, 2012
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
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Introduction

Riven is a champion that I think to be awesome as a tanky dps. She has a great early game with decent harass from her skills and a decently strong shield, a pretty good mid game with her excellent team play capabilities, and late game functionality as a survivable damage dealer or initiator.

This Riven build requires you to be fairly aggressive. However, "aggressive" does not mean "stupidly charge opponent". It means making fights happen. Smart, calculated fights. Under this playstyle, you have a decent chance of dying under focus fire, but if you are smart about it, your one death will mean four of theirs.


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Runes

Greater Mark of Strength - These will give you a good early game boost, and with the ArPen masteries and strong scaling on Riven's skills, these are the strongest choice.

Greater Glyph of Shielding - Scaling MR. Equal benefit at around level 6, I believe. These make an excellent substitute for your CDR glyphs. These are generally better than flat MR, unless you are laning against a magic dealer top. Even then, these are probably still better than flat. Your call.

Greater Quintessence of Strength - Once again, Riven's scaling makes these the best choice. The same rules of the marks apply to the quints.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

High mobility
Shield that increases in strength with AD
Damaging AOE stun
Manaless champ
Insane early damage


Cons:

Needs proper timing on her skills to be effective
Cooldown dependent
A bad