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Riven Build Guide by The Exile NA

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League of Legends Build Guide Author The Exile NA

The Exile NA's I Top Lane /Jungle I Riven Guide

The Exile NA Last updated on June 15, 2016
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Top Lane Riven

[VS]

Jungle Riven

Ability Sequence

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

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Riven with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
1
Sion Save your W to stop his Q. This is a very easy matchup as you can dodge basically everything. Don't underestimate his Passive.
Table of Contents
Guide Top

Introduction



ABOUT ME
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Hello everyone and Welcome to my first guide.

I am currently a Gold V Riven main, taught by Crs Dekar where you can find his guide Here: Crs Dekar His guide goes into a lot more detail and I recommend you visit it and take a look.

My YouTube: TheExileNA

I have been playing for about a year and a half now and I probably still wouldn't be playing today If I hadn't found Riven to be my main.

In the past month I have climbed from Silver 3 into Gold with about 120 games under my belt.

Here are some Recent Games with this Build


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Pros / Cons

Riven is a Top lane bruiser that could be played as an assassin if the enemy team composition allows it. She has almost unlimited potential and even I learn new things about her and how to play her every day.
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Pros


+ No resource limit
+ Very good skillset
+ Built In CC
+ Insane dueling and 2v1 potential.
+ Huge and Insane snowball potential
+ Insanely High to no Skillcap.

Riven's Strengths


Riven has a lot of tools in her kit which include built in CC and mobility that allow Riven to traverse the map quickly and duel quiet efficiently as well. Due to Riven's extremely high skillcap, you can always have more room for improvement and that's what makes her so much fun!



Riven's Weaknesses

Riven is very strong if played correctly, but she is vulnerable to a lot of other things as well. Ganks in the early game can typically hurt Riven or make her lose flash. Getting counterpicked by a Malphite also doesn't help.

Cons


- Susceptible to CC
- Difficult to master animation Cancelling
- Vulnerable to Ganks
- Relatively High cooldowns early
- Highly focused
- Needs a lot of Gold


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Masteries

As for Riven, there are Typically three Paths that you would want to take for Top lane. The Damage path, Sustain Path, Or the Fervor Path. These 3 Paths will be used most of the time for serious play, although stormraiders surge could be alright in some scenarios, but these 3 trees will most likely be your best bet.

Damage Path



Take this Tree for Most of the matchups. It provides you with insane dueling potential and tons of damage.

Sustain Path



Take this Tree if you think you won't survive in the early game. Take it against Poppy, Renekton, Malphite etc. This tree could be used against Teemo, Vlad, Ryze, Quinn and any laners that will have really hard lane pressure against you.

Fervor Path



This Tree is amazing against any matchup where you won't get immediately bursted. Take it against Volibear, Nautilus, Illaoi, Udyr, etc. This Tree helps provide you with long-term damage instead of burst. All of the hard matchups suddenly became a bit easier.