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Riven Build Guide by xxskipskipxx

Top (Ex-Dia)Riven Top 11.3 GUIDE [Matchups incl.] Still testing!

Top (Ex-Dia)Riven Top 11.3 GUIDE [Matchups incl.] Still testing!

Updated on February 16, 2021
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Runes: Easy/Even Matchups

1 2
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Nimbus Cloak

+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2
Main Sums (team based)
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

(Ex-Dia)Riven Top 11.3 GUIDE [Matchups incl.] Still testing!

By xxskipskipxx
Introduction to me
Hi there,
I am a 6 Seasons long Riven Main with over 1 million points and several thousand Games on Riven in Ranked.
I started my Ranked Journey in Bronze back in Season 3 and reached Diamond this Season!!
After I started picking up Riven and practicing her in Season 5 I steadily climbed the ranked ladder, well with some loss streaks here and there!!

Play Riven if you enjoy her! She is not a free ticket to climb. If you prefer to focus on the game instead of on the game and on the champion with all the matchups i would recommend you play an easier champion!
Riven Combos
Riven has alot of combos but the most important ones are:
Cancelling your AA animations with Q (THE FAST COMBO!!)
This is basically what differs a good Riven from a bad one!
The combo goes like this:
AA Q Click on the ground AA Q Click on the ground AA Q Click on the ground AA
To practice this go into the practice tool take the preset runepage THE TIMELESS!
Get yourself a longsword and lvl up to lvl 3!!
Now practice it on a dummy start the fast combo with an E -> E AA Q AA Q AA Q AA (Always click on the ground after Q'ing!! If you have a DPS of 111 you are getting the hang of it! My DPS is 117 on AVG and the max DPS I saw was at 125!!!

Cancelling your spells after using E :
Basically you can animation cancel any spell after you cast your E
(this is called DoubleCast)
These are good while trading !!

Teamfight engage combo:
1. Charge up your Q (Use your Q's right before they expire!) till you have you Q3
2. If you see an opportunity to engage USE ER Flash Q
3. Now that you are on the enemies: W them AA R2 !!
4. After that your Q should be back up and you can choose a target and fast combo them!

There are more flashy montage combos but these should be what you will need!!


Go into a practice tool and try these combos out !!
Riven Playstyles
Riven has 2 roles in a teamfight:

You either ENGAGE or PEEL for your carry !!
If you have Flash and no main engage you should try to engage in the teamfights !!
If you have Flash but a main engage you can either engage with him or peel for the carry!!
If you don't have Flash and a fed ADC or MID laner than try to peel for them!!
Peeling for your carries mean: You focus the enemy that is the closest to your carry!! Stand between your carry and the enemy !!
Whenever you are pushing into the tower and you feel like you cant do anything just go and check the river and the enemy buff place a nice ward and go back to your lane! The vision will enable you your midlane and your jungler to play around it.

This Build with Ghostblade gives you alot of roaming potential!
Roaming is when you go away from your wave and place wards/spot the enemy jungler/get sums from the enemy jgl/mid or even kill them !!

A roam should only be an option whenever you wont lose alot for leaving your lane that means losing: waves of minions or plates !!
To prevent that you should always push in the wave and then roam!
The wave will push back to your tower and this is the window where you can roam! Make sure you catch your minion wave under your tower !!
Also try to play around the ACTIVE of your Ghostblade!!
Firstly Hard Matchups:
Take Resolve as the secondary tree and grab yourself a Dorans Shield!

1. Renekton
2. Garen
3. Morde

Always wait for your Team to ban to see if you can ban one of your own hard mathups!!
Garen is not a must ban aswell as Morde since there is a high chance that the enemies or your own team will ban them!
I would recommend you to ban Renekton since whatever happens he wins!

(honorable mentions patch 11.3 udyr ban!)
Other Riven Mains
If you are looking for a Challenger Level Riven Streamer/Players:

NA: AdrianRiven, BoxBox, Viper
EUW: Rüven ( )
KR: Azhy ( )

These guys are all awesome and I learned alot from them !!
Thanks for taking your time and reading my Guide!!
I am sorry that it is really text heavy and I will make sure to keep this Guide up to date and decorate it with Pics and Videos from time to time!!
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