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Riven Build Guide by FreeBlitzWeek

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League of Legends Build Guide Author FreeBlitzWeek

The Best Guide has Ar-Riven

FreeBlitzWeek Last updated on September 19, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
5
8
12
14
Ability Key Q
4
10
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
3
7
9
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
2/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Welcome to my guide, whether it be from the youtube video or just searching on mobafire. This guide will help you figure out Riven, The Exile.


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Why Certain Runes/Masteries/Summoner Spells

Riven has good damage output in the early game, but is rather squishy. Since you need to get up close and personal with you enemies to do damage as Riven, its IMPERATIVE that you take defensive seals and glyphs, and some defensive mastery points as well. The reason I take flash and exhaust is simple, because Riven already has great mobility, so why not be even more mobile? Her dash is pathetic, and is mainly used for the shield, so I take exhaust and flash to escape, chase down enemies, and do some serious damage.


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Early Game

Very early on, you want to play safe, see who you're laning against. Depending on who it is, this decides your first item. If you're laning against an AD champion, rush that wriggle's lantern. However, if you're laning against an AP champ, you want to rush the Hexdrinker AND a vampiric scepter. The order in which you buy these items is situational. Regardless, you want Ionian boots, because without mana the only thing stopping you from destroying your opponents is your cooldowns.


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Mid Game

Once you get your Boots and Wriggles/Hexdrinker and Vamp Scepter, its your time to shine. Once your Q and E are leveled up fairly well, run your standard harass combo, it is as follows. E dash, W stun, Q Q Q then back off. If you're clearly winning, chain auto attacks in between your Q's to increase your damage output. Farm out and harass, but find a good balance between the two, grabbing 3 CS is ALOT more important than bruising your enemy. Also, if you're laning against someone with strong harass, level your Dash/Shield faster, and be sure to save if for those mundo cleavers/kennen shurikens/malphite shards/kassadin orbs/etc.


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Late Game

Now its time to pubstomp. With your items, you make for a pretty good initiator, get in there, pop the ult once the fight has officially started, and hack away at their team. Save the ult active for finishing off champions, seeing as it does piss damage unless they are low on health. Good luck and have fun with Riven, The Exile.