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Riven:Exile Every Matchup

By EffortingsGaming | Updated on February 7, 2019
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Runes: Best

Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Resolve
Shield Bash
Bone Plating
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

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Passive
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Riven:Exile Every Matchup

By EffortingsGaming
About Me Back to Top
Hello everyone!I am a player from the Singapore region (garena) and i am honestly not high elo (just gold)IGN:Effortings.I am creating this guide so that i could learn Riven myself while helping others who are similar like me.(Wanting to learn riven or master Riven)I am just going publish now so that everyone could see my progress.Please support me and like the post. Come to this guide often too because i will update it daily and regularly !!!

In my progress i would try to find out how i play against different matchups and how to build against them.Hope you enjoy my guide! Thank you!!!
Pros/Cons Back to Top
PROS

+ Viable In Most Team Comps And Has Many Viable Runes
+ High Burst Damage
+ No Mana Needed And Low Cooldown
+ High Mobility
+ Good AOE CCs
+ Very Influential And High Kill Potential


Riven has more pros than cons.You could play riven Non-stop and there is no limit to how good you can get.Other than that, Riven has high mobility with her skills Broken Wings and Valor which has short CDs. Moreover, Riven has Aoe CC from Broken Wings and Ki Burst.

CONS

- High Learning Curve
- Low Sustain Early Game
- Easily Shutdown By Heavy CCs
- Countered By Ranged Champs



Riven has lesser cons than pros but her cons are very important.First of all, Riven has a High Learning Curve which requires you to spend lots and lots of time into riven.You would also need to research on how to play against each matchup and how to build against them.Other than that, Riven needs to watch out for Ranged Champs and CC Champs which could shutdown Riven.
FAQ Back to Top

If any of you have any questions, you can add me in discord.
Name:Effortings#1111 Have fun with my guide!
Main Runes Back to Top
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PRECISION Keystone: Conqueror
// This is a good page that is almost always picked against most matchups. It gives you most damage among the other runes and has(True Damage)to kill tanks easily.Overall,the best rune for riven.

Q: Is this the only rune for riven?
// Nope.This is not the only rune that you should always take,there are other pages that are viable depending on the matchup of enemy lane and team.

TRIUMPH

Triumph
Triumph is the only good rune in that row as the other runes won't help riven as much. Triumph would be good when you kill your opponent to get back some health which could save you when your undertower or getting chased.

LEGEND:ALACRITY

Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity is good as it give you more attack speed to do fast combo more quickly. Legend: Tenacity also is anothor choice if the enemy has lots of CC and Legend: Bloodline is not that often picked unless you want more sustain.

COUP DE GRACE

Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace is good as you can destroy enemies easily dealing more damage to low health enemies. Cut Down is also ok if against tanky teams and Last Stand is good in matchups where you will get poked.
Transcendence
Riven takes Transcendence so that Riven can have a level 10 powerspike and reach 40% CDR with items Essence Reaver Or Black Cleaver and Ionian Boots of LucidityMoreover, Transcendence will give you more ad for each CDR you exceed
Gathering Storm
Riven takes Gathering Storm so that Riven can scale throught-out the entire game and gain some ad even when falling behind.
Nullifying Orb is a good rune to go if against ap matchup. Nimbus Cloak can be taken if you need speed to chase enemy. Scorch can be taken when you want to poke.


Bone Plating and Overgrowth is good when against poking matchup so that you can sustain longer. Shield Bash is another option that will let you sustain with your Valor.


Biscuit Delivery and Perfect Timing can be taken for sustain and be able to buy Guardian Angel faster. Cosmic Insight can be taken for higher CDR of 45%.
Viable Runes Back to Top
Summoner Spells Back to Top

SUMMONER SPELLS
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FLASH: No need to explain XD.Always bring flash in all games , helps you to escape. Moreover, there are many combos with flash for Riven
IGNITE: Ignite is good in lower elo as enemies are easier to kill and it helps you get ahead.You also can bring ignite when you have to play aggressive.
TELEPORT: Teleport is better and more used in higher elo as you won't easily kill enemies and allows you to spiltpush and have Teleport ready when your team needs help.You also bring Teleport if you are forced to play passive.
Abilities Back to Top
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Runic Blade (Passive)

Riven's blade gains a Charge for 6 seconds every time she uses an ability (stacks up to 3 times). Riven's basic attacks consume a Charge when available to deal 25% − 50% (based on level) AD Attack damage bonus physical damage.





Broken Wings (Q)

RANGE: 260
COST: No Cost
COOLDOWN: 13
Riven dashes towards the target nearest to the cursor or in the direction she is currently facing, dealing physical damage to all enemies in front of her. Broken Wings can then be reactivated twice within the next 4 seconds, with the second cast refreshing the timer.

Broken Wings' third cast damages all enemies around Riven in an expanded radius, and Airborne icon knocks them up. Riven can cross terrain during this cast.

Each Broken Wings cast resets Riven's basic attack timer.





Ki Burst (W)

EFFECT RADIUS: 125
COST: No Cost
COOLDOWN: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Riven's sword emits a burst of runic energy that shocks nearby enemies, dealing physical damage and applying a Stun icon stun for 0.75 seconds.





Valor (E)

RANGE:325
COST: No Cost
COOLDOWN: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
Riven Dash dashes in the direction of the cursor, shielding herself for 1.5 seconds.





Blade Of The Exile (R)

COST: No Cost
COOLDOWN: 120 / 90 / 60
Riven transforms her sword for 15 seconds, gaining (20% AD) bonus attack damage, Range icon 75 bonus range on her basic attacks, increased range on Broken Wings , and Ki Burst, as well as becoming able to cast Wind Slash once for the duration.

Wind Slash (R)

EFFECT RADIUS: 900
COST: No Cost
Riven unleashes a wave of energy in a cone, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit, increased by 2.667% − 200% (based on missing health).
Items Back to Top

ESSENCE REAVER
VS

BLACK CLEAVER
Essence Reaver is my most built core item due to it's massive damage and Passive.I usually always go this in most of the matchups except tanky teams.Moreover,it give 20% Cooldown but you only can make plays with this when your ultimate is up to proc the passive giving you attack speed and cooldown per auto attack. Black Cleaver is my rarest built core item because i just feel essence reaver allows riven to burst.Still its not always true,I sometimes build black cleaver when enemy team is tanky or i just need to sustain/shred armor.In the end,one should consider both items depending on the situation




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Tabi Boots
Ninja Tabi/Mercury's Treads > Armor/Magic Resist Respectively
This is the cheapest attack speed item in the game. In Season Two, it was custom to buy this item on first recall, or as soon as possible. In Season Three, upgraded boots are not as necessary, so it is acceptable to delay this purchase.

Mercury's Treads > TENACITY
There are games when you are being caught out by CC and you haven't taken Cleanse for whatever reason, or if you're getting destroyed by ability power damage. Grab these boots instead of Berserker's Greaves for the tenacity and magic resist.
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