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Riven Build Guide by Kibbu

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How to play Riven Easily [8.23]+

By Kibbu | Updated on November 27, 2018
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Riven
    Casual goodness
  • LoL Champion: Riven
  • LoL Champion: Riven

Runes:

Resolve
Aftershock
Bone Plating
Chrysalis
Unflinching

Sorcery
Transcendence
Gathering Storm
Bonus:

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Top Lane
Ranked #16 in
Top Lane
Win 50%
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Threats & Synergies

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Introduction

Hello! I am Kibbu, a platinum Riven main who is probably really good :). I will be showing builds and tactics against enemies. I enjoy all riven combos and team fighting and decided to make a guide for my build. http://na.op.gg/summoner/userName=Kibbu
I might even be at this point a Riven one trick. She is all I play after all and I love the playstyle she has.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCauhrWyk6L5pwy3RAgvDA7w
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Items

Tiamat IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. I TAKE IT FIRST ITEM every single game. IT makes you attack faster, gain more dps, and deal more damage. It can reset autos and make your combos more fluid. Lethality and bruiser is perfect for this due to the need for more damage while having aftershock for a beefy effect.
Bruiser
- Black Cleaver
- Death's Dance
- Tiamat
Assasin
- Tiamat
- Youmuu's Ghostblade
- Duskblade of Draktharr
- Edge of Night


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Both builds allow you to do insane damage while Aftershock taking the brute force of the blows. Allowing you to keep going in.
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Pros / Cons

Pros


+ Your mobile
+ You can 1v9
+ You can 1v1 anybody or even 1v3 when ahead.
+ Cancel Animations to do more damage
+ FUN!! :)
Riven Is an insane champion to learn. She requires so much game knowledge and mechanical skills that in the end learning her pays off.

Cons

- Poor late-game (Depends on enemy)
- Susceptible to CC
- Large learning curve
- Hard to master
- Getting **** on early makes you mad cause of her being early based
- Sucks when you miss wall jumps
Okay listen Riven is literally the Yasuo meme, either you do good or you do insanely bad. Just practice :)!
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Ranked Play

Playing as riven you want to try and beat the enemy laner in every way possible 1. Farm 2. Kills 3. Turrets, once you complete those steps and DO NOT die you win instantly. Bait out abilities before using yours so you can completely sweep them with aftershock. Do not be afraid to 1v2 cause them using summs on you is more worth then losing yours ( your so mobile it doesn't really matter) Once ahead roam to other lanes (mid) and camp that lane while the laner top is trying to farm, pick up an assist or kill. Then you want to go back up top and hopefully you had a control ward and then smack your enemy laner. GG EZ
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Once you hit late game, just try to split and get enemies to fight you if ahead. If your even or behind just team fight and do cc. Aftershock protects you hard during team fights so abuse it.

WHEN LOSING -
If you are losing the game just realize that you are probably the best player there. Just 1v5 penta the enemy team and it should be gg so then repeat the step above this "Once you hit late game, just try to split and get enemies to fight you if ahead. If your even or behind just team fight and do cc. Aftershock protects you hard during team fights so abuse it."
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Unique Skills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7wG6et4cLI
Shy combo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neRLhnz9lTs
15 combos you can learn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWgr9pzJEjU
Fast Combo
LEARNING ANY OF THESE COMBOS (ESPECIALLY FAST) WILL MAKE YOU A INCREDIBLY GOOD RIVEN PLAYER. Combos is what make riven, riven. If you just spam Q without utilizing your passive. Then nothing goods going to come out of it.
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Farming

Once you get tiamat you can almost push the wave up immediately and bring attention top so the enemy jungler will come. Trust me, you want the jungler to be focused on you and not bot. You will win by doing this due to asserting pressure over top river with the enemy top laner not knowing what to do from the spammed push waves.

FIGHTING LANER -
When fighting the enemy laner you want to be in the middle of the wave if they are melee and if they are ranged, behind. Once they use their longest cool down or engage ability, YOU GO STRAIGHT IN AND BULLY THE HELL OUT OF THEM. they might burn flash or ignite or something which is worth for your pressure top lane. Forcing the jungler to worry about you. You just need to remember that YOU CANT LOSE AS RIVEN. YOU WIN. Now just freeze the wave and any time they come near you poke the heck out of them with Q AA W (E AWAY)should be free lane after that in general.

SPLITPUSH -
Just bring TP and make sure you have vision. Put a control ward in nearest bush, then farsight river if your at 1st turret. second turret ward tri or krugs/mana area after 2 turrets, go team fight and stop splitting. You already asserted enough pressure top now that your team has breathing room, WIN SOME FIGHTS.
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BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY

YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE. YOU NEVER LOSE.
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Team Work

Listen man, you gotta do your job either split, or teamfight. When teamfighting you want to Flash Then use the 3rd Broken Wings to knock people up. Then from there you just get bursted or penta good luck !
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Summary

Thank you for reading this, my first guide ever I will work on this in the future!
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RUNES ARE PLAYSTYLES

Riven is a PLAYSTYLE champion. You can play her any way you want, early game bruiser, assasin, or an all out tank destroyer.

Lethality Riven - Do you you enjoy one shotting that squishy 50 times and have a chance to 1v3 with your ult? Perfect.
Aftershock Riven - You enjoy dealing loads of damage while surviving longer then an assasin ? Perfect.
Conq Riven - Do you enjoy the attack speed buffs and crippling tanks while having lots of outplay potential? Perfect.

Remember you can play riven however you like, this is just a guide to help you with your start :)
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