Riven Build Guide by ChaseMorePlz
9.11 Guidance Down The Path Of Every Single Riven Matchup [YBy ChaseMorePlz | Updated on June 13, 2019
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Threats & Synergies
Singed is very strong in this meta, especially vs. Riven. I recommend rushing a Death's Dance and aiming to kill him early. Later on you definitely need to pick off his team and create pressure.
Trynd pretty destroys Riven but if you manage to kill him early on you can get a lead. Avoid feeding him, set up a gank pre 6 and bait out his E. Later on it's very difficult to kill him without the help of your team.
Basically Pantheon is a hard counter to Riven, the skill cap of the champion is very low and Riven's is very high. Therefore it generally goes the same every game: Q, Q, Q , over and over again... Get the timing down for when the spear is about to hit you and E right before it does, you'll soak up a lot of his damage. The goal is to out sustain him, start E and bait out his Q's to drain his mana in lane. Prevent him from roaming with his Ultimate and keep tabs on when he has it with your team. Additionally it's very similar to the Tryndamere matchup.
Garen can be quite annoying, trading isn't an option due to his passive, Perseverance. Try to all in him early on and gain a lead in CS. I believe Riven has the slight advantage in this matchup, however it can be pretty difficult to deal with him when he picks up Bramble Vest.
Hard matchup, starting E is a viable option and you generally DO NOT want to fight him levels 1-2. Roam to snowball your bot lane, with Teleport this can be played very strategically if you survive the lane. Ignite is a risky option and I do not recommend it if you are not experienced.
Very annoying, but if he is not very experienced or builds incorrectly, you have a lot of room to capitalize. I still struggle with this matchup but I win it when I grab an early Hexdrinker, farm up and avoid going on tilt.
In order to beat Nasus, you need to prevent him from farming when you have the opportunity in lane. Proper ward coverage & map awareness is a good start to doing this. Stay up in levels and consider a Mortal Reminder! Roaming to kill his team is essential due to the fact that he will want to farm his Q and inevitably scale. Fortunately getting to late game with Nasus as Riven isn't bad when you buy items that scale. Experience helps a lot with this one so I recommend practice/VODs if you can't quite get it!
The only real threat he has to you is his range, if he gets too close trade with him early. Levels 1-3 the trades come out best with your fast combo.
It's a hard counter in the mid game so it's best to keep it clean with this one. Stay healthy and Avoid overextending against her because she has insane gap closing. Her ultimate, The Hextech Ultimatum has a relatively short cooldown and really shuts you down.
Remember that If you dodge his Q is prevents his heal. Keep in mind when playing against Darius that his Q will do significantly less damage when you're close to him. Basically, When you do a fast combo and you get all of your autos & abilities off you have the potential to out damage him in trades early on. Watch out for his E during ganks it has an annoyingly long range. It's a good idea to bait his Q out before you trade and slowly poke him down.
Let's be honest here, Aatrox isn't a very good champion unless you're an experienced player. I enjoy the matchup, it's fun and easy to abuse. ( Rework coming soon though! O: )
I personally ban Galio every game xD currently thanking the most high rito gods that it is not in the meta atm.
The EASIEST matchup for Riven without a doubt, it is good practice to E when he shoots you (GP Q).
A lot of dodging is required to beat this matchup, I recommend Tiamat into Death's Dance
Honestly I still can't beat this matchup, pretty hard. Banning her every game xD
It is literally essential to dodge Jax's E. A properly farmed Riven can outplay or outduel a Jax before the late game.
Jumping on him early is a good idea when his E is down, similar to Jax. You need to force his flash early. What I like to do is call my jungler and convince him to gank in order to get my snowball rolling.
Stay away from the top brushes at level 1-2, he can easily burst (and root) for an easy kill. Play safe so it's not easy for him to latch onto you from constant jumps. You will most likely see multiple champions in your lane attempting to abuse you early on. (so dont let them! :)
Rush Armor Penetration. In order to counter Riven, the enemy player has to know the champion they are playing better than you know your own. This is a thing to consider when playing against any foe 1 on 1, which is where Riven has the clear advantage.Shen is a general counter than will also be a challenge for me down the path of exile...
Laning vs Malphite is a true test of your CSing skills. If you can grab around 70 at 9 minutes in the game, you can grab an early last whisper with a long sword start. He has a passive that slows your auto attacks, similar to frozen heart so try not miss auto attacks, it makes you look bad lol.. If you struggle vs him grab Mercs and feel free to ask more about the matchup ~
A bit of an annoyance unless you cause him to feed or pick up a QSS. Dodge his hooks, watch for ganks and assume he will ult you immediately at level 6.
Baiting out his pool at level one means it's an 18 seconds he has to wait before he's untargetable again. Be sure to kill him as quickly as possible to ensure he dies.
I like this matchup, its a good test to keep you on your feet.
Difficult Matchup for Riven
Introduction -STRATEGIC RIVEN MATCHUP GUIDE & TUTORIALS
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This is the toughest part to master in my opinion, snowballing your lane then the rest of the game for your team. Riven is so intuitive to the player that she can do things in her own way! That's why I encourage people who haven't found their way in league and have higher reaction times, you gain more options. In the hands of an experienced player (which mainly takes dedication). If you coordinate ganks and assassinations with your team, you can take the enemy down with ease. Hitting power spikes with Riven occurs often after 6, so getting enough cs to afford your items on your first back is the goal. A lot of ganks will happen, map awareness is key, vision helps you set up plays.
RIVENvs... everyone. She can probably beat everyone in League of Legends Top Lane.. I'll admit it she's OP :D
Riven vs. Teemo S8 FULL RANKED GAMES(BEEMO!!):
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Renekton with Ignite:
Riven vs. Nasus Late Game:
Singed the Troll
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The path to exile may take years but only those who go down it find their true champion .
The first thing you need to know is the fast combo. This is how it generally starts:
Auto attack, Q, auto attack, Q, auto attack , 3rd Q, auto attack.
Understanding how your passive functions is also key to getting a lot of your damage off, those autos sure do hurt.
Every Good Riven player does this by spacing out their Q's (which includes keeping in mind of your third W's knockup,)and their autos. It is very important to include your Q's in between your auto attacks! If not, you miss out on a ton of damage. Learning this and doing it consistently is essential to playing Riven.
Tiamat>W is a very good, underrated burst ability
These are some combos I use that you can chain together and do good damage in both duels and teamfights. Have fun with making your own as well, there are many different Riven animation canceling methods!~
The fast combo:
autoQ> autoQ, autoQflip auto >
How to cancel your ulti animation:
your E Valor can cancel pretty much all of your other ability's animations. when you hit 6, to cancel that long ultimate animation and move even faster to your opponent, simply E>R every time. be sure to gap close, but not with your Q unless you need to since that's your main damage source. Every scenario is situational, that is why I will be demonstrating more lane matchups in the future. however you want to go in like this a lot, damage+bonus range op.
Fast burst, also good for her flip (third Q)
Q, Q => E>R>3rdq:
Great for catching your opponents off guard, and if used properly can gain a large amount of distance in a very short amount of time.
Same Thing with Flash ^
Q, Q => E>R>FLASH>3rdq:
This is a great way to Initiate fights from long distance! Takes time to perfect and master consistently, which is the part that slows me down when completing it.
Personal favorite: (hard to master)
I switch it up a bit, but one of my unexpected burst combos for Riven is as follows:
E tia w aa q>into fast combo with autos
That's a bit easier to do when you first begin to learn it, but after a while I decided to sub into more autos because theoretically its more sustained damage (soon, a single attackspeed item for her will be dominant):
E tia aa w aa q>into fast combo with autos
I will be Updating this section with even more advanced combos and tactics. Stay Tuned.
Getting through lane and setting up your snowball are examples I will be showing you more of in every single video. I am playing her Live practically all the time here and my good in game decision making comes from practicing her correctly! Combo knowledge keeps me over the top :D
I hope I was able to HELP you all out and inspire you to pick up this amazing champion. She is incredibly fun to play when you get comfortable with her.
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