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League of Legends Build Guide Author Mr N3Z

Riven - The Broken Blade

Mr N3Z Last updated on September 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 3

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 6

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Alright guys, after a lot of play time with Riven, I can now say this guide is worth while.

I re vamped the items, and the guide itself, so give it a rune down when you can.

Broken Wings

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I have found this 21/3/6 build works great, because I am getting my attack damage increase that I need,+ armor to make the flat armor runes have more meaning and use, and then I have the % reduction on death time, so if I make a bad move and die it sorta covers my butt, and then the % on how much experience I get which will just help me along leveling up.

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Item 1: Pick from
With boots, You need to look at the team you're fighting if they have a lot of CC, you want the tenacity, if they don't you want to CD, so this pick really comes down to you playing smart and thinking ahead.

after i have both the items, i pick up a Sheen, this is one of the most op items in the game for AD champs, if you miss this i don't know what is wrong with you.

After that I should have saved up and bought all of trinity.

Next, you want to buy youmuu's ghostblade, make sure to build into brutalizer for the CD reduction first, this item allows you to move faster and picks up the lack of attack speed you have it is a need not a want trust me.

now this comes down to how you feel, but i go for string because it has CD reduction also comes with 40% attack speed, it's pretty mean and cheap, but at the same time i can name 5 items better, it just comes down to what you're playing against and being smart about it, but for a base line i say this is a great item to go with.

by now you're lacking a lot in damage, so you want to force your second last item on damage, i go with infinity because it helps my critical chance and the damage and the % of my critical damage.

last item was explained by why i have Doran's blade.

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Summoner Spells

With the summoner spells, i went with haste for the fact it gives me more run speed to get out of sticky situations or catch someone, and i got exhaust so i can slow a person down from running, the 2 summoner spells I use go with my play style, if you play different, try out other summoner spells, you might have better luck with how you play.

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Skill Sequence

I have not been able to test out every combo build with the skill sequence, but that is the one i have been doing all my games, if you have a better skill sequence send me a comment, let me have a look and explain why that would be better then what i picked.

I see maxing Q a must first, if you don't there would be no point to stack CD, you might just go full damage output then, because my build needs CD to work well and flow well, i need to max Q first, it's just what i have come to find while playing Riven, it helps me get away kill minions and harass a player.

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Ranked Play

I will have some Sceen shots when i can get into a match and get a chance to pick Riven, it seems for the time being everyone want's to play her, which is understandable, so like i said, i hope to get a chance to play her in some ranked games.

scores will be coming soon!

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Pros / Cons

Pros - She can dash in and out of combat like a boss.
- Does massive damage if you're able to time the auto attacks with a combo.
- Great AOE damage.
- Able to stun anyone she comes across
- Has an ult range attack to burst a running target down with.

Cons - Will get targeted A LOT!
- Most of the time target of CC
- Dead if you fail at timing attacks
- While all combos are down, pretty much a GG to the other team.

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Unique Skills

If you're new to combo champs,

will give you an idea of what to do, listen to what he has to say.

I have my own play style again, so i can't really explain how i use her it's a more show you type thing, but if i can get some clips up on youtube i will make sure i put links on this guide.

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With everything i have gone over with you guys to this point should have given you some idea on what you're looking for.

the way i use her works great, and i find myself topping in most games.

just use your head when you play riven it's not a easy champ to jump into, please read this guide and learn, read other guides also, try and get as much information as you can, so when you next go to battle with riven you kick major butt!

Hope my guide helped you, and hope all the best to everyone who gives riven a try.

comment and vote if you have the time, thanks : )