Riven Build Guide by RivalOCE
[10.12] Challenger Peak Riven Guide (6+ seasons Riven OTP, 1By RivalOCE | Updated on June 21, 2020
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Runes: Riven King
++8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Q>W>E Max
Threats & Synergies
Riven can win this matchup but if the Fiora gets 1 kill, the game may be over for you. She scales much harder than Riven and can still outplay even if you're a kill or two ahead. Rush executioners and combo inconsistently to prevent her from W'ing you. Short trades, Q auto W auto E away.
After his W buff, this matchup is one of Riven's hardest. He has all the tools necessary to highlight Riven's weaknesses. Try to E his Q damage now, take bone plating to tank his W. If you can stop him from building Fury by controlling the wave you can win. Abuse long E cooldown.
Can basically stop Riven in her tracks, passive mitigates her burst. Maybe look to all-in past Black Cleaver.
A very cheesy matchup. If he takes ghost/ignite you can't win an all-in unless he misses his E. Same principle as Fiora, short trades but if he hits his E run. If he has TP this lane is much easier. E or Q inside his Q to stop healing. Don't be baited level 1.
Riven has all the tools necessary to dodge Aatrox's spells/mitigate his damage. Her high mobility ensures escape from his W. Try to take short trades into him, once conq kicks in his healing will outheal a lot of your damage early. Chip down to 50% HP then all in with ult.
E either her Q or Q empowered auto, try and bait her W/E, both spells have long cooldowns, then all-in with your next rotation. Don't waste spells while she's in shroud, let her come to you. Care gunblade spike.
Camille outscales Riven so make the most of lane. Bait her passive/break bone plating then look for short trades. Her E can be broken by W in the first half and your third Q in the second half. Riven's ult beats Camille's at 6, but the lane is moreso in your favor. Use mobility spells to dodge W. Avoid trading level 1.
Riven wins level 1, don't be scared to trade into him after he's Q'd you. Short trades, Q AA W E away, try and bait W. Garen scales really hard now with his new itemisation, try to get a lead in lane.
Dodge his Q at all costs, disengage immediately if he hits it. Try E his W damage. Don't get baited into overchasing once he's dismounted, Kled can turn the fight really easily. You outscale, go even/survive lane and you're sweet.
Start E Doran's shield and look to farm. E his Grasp Q's and prioritise autoing his barrel's in trades. Not only is this where a lot of his damage comes from, he gets MS boost, you get slowed so autoing his barrels over him is extremely worth. Abuse poor positioning and look to all in with ult/CDR items. You win at 40-45%.
His main threat comes from what summoner spells he takes, similar to Darius. Hecarim wins extended trades with his W, look to chip away with Q AA W E away. His R just got buffed so be aware of the fear, it lasts for a bit now. Scales probably evenly. You have the mobility to not die to him.
With botrk buffs I think this matchup is more Irelia favored. Riven can get outplayed pretty easily now and Irelia's first spike is a lot cheaper than it used to be. Aggress level 1 if she started E but be careful to not overtrade, if she gets her passive up she hard wins. Use your E to dodge her E.
Hard trade level 1 before his passive has stacked. Combo in and break his Q channel with your W. You need to push leads in lane or he outscales you pretty easily.
Can be annoying but doesn't really have kill pressure. You win past 40-45% CDR.
If his spacing is good Gnar can be a pest. Abuse his long E CD with your shorter cooldowns. You win past 6 and 40-45% CDR.
Dodge her E, win the lane. That's all there is to it. If she misses her E you can hard trade, if she hits it you lose. Riven has the mobility to deal with this matchup and also outscales.
The main thing with this matchup is to E his bellows breath damage or the brittle auto. The bulk of his damage comes from this. Anticipate Q placements in wave and care he doesn't E onto his Q for a stun, it gives him a free brittle auto. Start D shield always, you can look to kill after first base/before first base. After he buys armor it'll be a bit harder.
D shield start, try and abuse his long 'knock back' cooldown. His form change pre first base is 4-6seconds, this is a good window to abuse aswell. Jayce doesn't have an ultimate so at level 6 you can look to use your spike to kill.
Riven has all the mobility needed to deal with his kit. Cho wins this by out sustaining, hard all in when you can.
Riven has all the mobility necessary to just run away/engage on Singed. Keep at least half your kit up for after he flings. You win at 40-45%.