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Riven Build Guide by Seth346

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[10.19] Play Riven Like A God

By Seth346 | Updated on September 18, 2020
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Fruxo (234) | September 9, 2020 12:37pm
Hello Seth346 (or RivalofAll), here is the review you requested.

click for review


This is probably what I'd be considering as a solid guide with a few mistakes here and there that can be fixed. You've gone far with the gameplay stuff and it shows that time has been put into it and the basic info is mostly there. Other than some of the potential improvements I suggested in my review, I think the biggest goal here for your guide that I'd recommend to focus on is expanding the depth of gameplay information you have. I feel like there are so many more things that you can maybe talk about when it comes to Riven in my opinion, and if it’s not about the champion then even just general talk about how to play top lane would go a really long way.

I hope you find the review helpful and good luck with the guide!
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Seth346 (37) | September 12, 2020 6:21pm
I've addressed most of what you've said! Somethings I wasn't sure about since it seemed like I'm just repeating information in one spot of the next. I don't want people to just stop looking at the guide at the cheat sheet. I want them to read the whole thing. Maybe that's not the way things are right now with other guides, but the way they should be.
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Fruxo (234) | September 13, 2020 2:36am
The point I was trying to make with the cheat sheet is the fact that it's mostly used to gather quick information. Most readers likely use guides before they start up a match, they won't have enough time to read through the whole guide before their game starts, this is what the cheat sheet is for. Then likely after the game if they performed well or if they lost but still want to get better at the champion, they'll likely come back and continue reading through the whole guide.

There's absolutely no way to determine if readers want to stop at the cheat sheet or read the entire guide since that's their decision. But most of the time, they will come back if they truly want to improve or learn more about said champion / role.
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Shumair (4) | August 24, 2020 11:52pm
Hello!
I'd just like to point out that after your description of Broken Wings there's a slight coding error where it says [/center] and [/columns]. Other than that, lovely stuff here lad !
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Seth346 (37) | August 25, 2020 2:10am
Sorry! I was updating it during that time! I caught that a little earlier than now but I'm still not finished editing.
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Katasandra (58) | August 24, 2020 10:27am
Hey there,

You made an application in the guide review thread, so here it is! One note: I do not play Riven at all, so my knowledge on her is limited.

Click for review

The main point of improvement is finishing the basics: you should make a section explaining why you go different items and runes on Riven. This is especially important because you run an off-meta setup some of the time ( Grasp of the Undying). Besides that there seem to be some gaps between what you think you talked about in this guide and what you actually were talking about. Carefully reread your guide to make sure that you touched on all the topics you wanted to cover!

I hope you are able to do something with the feedback, feel free to reply if you have any questions/remarks.
Anyways, good luck with updating & upgrading your guide and have a nice day!
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Seth346 (37) | August 25, 2020 2:08am
Thank you so much for all your help! I've addressed all you've mentioned!
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Forbes0697 | July 28, 2020 7:25pm
Great Guide! I was wondering though if you could go a little more in depth about when you would use the grasp rune page and how you would lane while in that setup? Especially as the ability order is different.

Still amazing guide which has helped a lot! Thank you!
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Seth346 (37) | July 29, 2020 6:25am
I will work on getting a video to show this! Thanks for the compliments, much love! <3
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NakeDkk | May 9, 2020 1:48pm
Hey Rival
I have noticed a minor mistake in your build. Looking at the abilities, then I reached to ult, showing the wrong CD per lvl up. Just wanted to point it out to you :)
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Seth346 (37) | May 17, 2020 2:12pm
Sorry I'm so late to responding to this, what mistake did you see in my build? I believe I've updated it at this point but I'm still interested to hear. As for the abilities I will fix the cooldown, thanks for telling me!
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Dilenozza66 (5) | March 4, 2020 7:07am
Excellent build and guide, it help me a lot. I love riven coz this movement with Q and E :D
I've got Dawnbringer riven skin from chest
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Seth346 (37) | March 4, 2020 11:05am
Thank you! Glad I can help! I'm glad you enjoy Riven and congrats on the skin!
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Jorge2001 | February 29, 2020 3:50am
Why did you remove the Critical Build? Is it not as effective anymore?
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Seth346 (37) | February 29, 2020 10:51am
Because I feel if someone doesn't rush tabis, they're brainless. If they do, suddenly you've committed a lot of gold to something that doesn't really help you much. It can lose a lane pretty easily and it really forces you into bad build paths. It's still great into certain matchups that don't build armor, but it requires a playstyle I don't expect newer Rivens to be able to play.

Having said that, the crit build is still extremely fun, but I want to show what is the best. Right now, I think the tankier version is better, that may change this coming patch though. Hydra rush might be viable again who knows.
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lolThe1master | January 13, 2020 8:55am
    When do you go leathality build and when do you go essence reaver build. Is it when you are going to snowball or...
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Seth346 (37) | January 13, 2020 12:55pm
It's basically when you know the enemy isn't going to build armor. This is the highest DPS build that I've found and has a very low cost of items to where you can get 6 items much faster than the normal builds. It's meant to have the maximum effect in snowballing a game. I will give a warning with this build though, it doesn't have as strong of a late game so make sure to end the game before you have too much gold after 6 items. You also need to avoid CC because the build is rather squishy.
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Fruxo (234) | January 6, 2020 11:06am
Your guide looks a lot cleaner and more sorted out than the last time I saw it.

I really like it, while having a personal favorite of playing Riven in the toplane whenever I get that role, it helps both me & many other authors to see an incredible guide such as this one. Keep up the good work. :)

I would recommend though to put in autoplay / loop on your gifs. It becomes quite annoying after a while when you have to click to restart or to start it in general. Especially for the showcase of her abilities, most people like to see them multiple times to understand what they do, and usually doesn't like to have to click all the time.
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Seth346 (37) | January 13, 2020 12:56pm
Thank you! One of my friends helped me with recoding a lot of it! I appreciate your praise!
I will absolutely turn on autoplay since you recommended it!
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Below3iq | December 7, 2019 9:33am
I'd love to see a indepth item section added
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Seth346 (37) | December 7, 2019 12:33pm
I'm working on that, it may be a bit till I have it together though. For now, the notes on each build will have to do!
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Insightonic | November 22, 2019 6:07am
You should update your "CDR with transcendence" build since spear of shojin was removed.
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Seth346 (37) | November 22, 2019 12:51pm
Thank you so much for reminding me! I've renamed the build to be experimental because the loss of shojin makes it a little more difficult to fill the spot. Right now I've been experimenting with Sanguine a lot, I think it may be the way to go for now if you want to be relevant. I just need to find a build that can incorporate it.
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ollav12 | November 3, 2019 2:19am
Hey! i just started playing riven is the runes up to date? and could you explain in more detail what runes is best for when didnt quite get all of the rune page names. nice guide too!
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Seth346 (37) | November 3, 2019 4:43pm
The runes have been updated since your comment to be compeltely up to date. I've added some context here in the message to you as well as in the notes for the guide itself. A section will be coming to the guide shortly as well.

As for tertiary runes they are basically optional.

As for the pages, conqueror is extremely prevalent for Riven, Electrocute is another option against mages.

As for the secondary trees,

the conventional Riven build is for capping CDR very quickly.

Sorcery is for getting a better late game with a large amount of AD from transcendence.

Resolve is for renekton or other lanes like that which have extremely high kill potential.

Domination can be used if you need to win the matchup from level 1.
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