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League of Legends Build Guide Author Temple_Knight

Riven- Tryns Exiled Wife..?

Temple_Knight Last updated on September 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0

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Added Blood Thirstier

Added Warmongs

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A lot of ppl think the Tri Force wont work well on Rivin. im going to do my best to exsplain why it will help.
Let's get started.

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Broken Wings

Riven steps forward and lashes out in a series of powerful sword slashes. This ability can be activated up to 3 times in a short period. 1st Use/2nd Use: Deals damage to a small area in front of her. 3rd Use: Jumps into the air and slams downward, causing a larger impact nova that deals damage and knocks nearby enemies back

-This is your major damage output. . Make sure to utilize it to it's fullest. That includes using autoattacks and gain the proc of Trinity Force and also from your passive Runic Blade. Remember your passive only stacks 3 times. i max this baby first for the best out put of dmg and movment.

- gives you Increased Movment. Remember to move after casting this skill!
- Main damage skill, by performing a slash move forward. your 3rd attack knocks enemies back. Make sure to Use ur Ki Blast after ur 2nd attcke for the best out come.

*Note Broken Wings does not allow Riven to go thru walls.

Ki Burst

Riven damages and stuns nearby enemies

This skill is what makes your attacks so Brutle. Having a AOE stun this early in the game what more can you really ask for? While it does provide damage, I tend to only put one point in this. Since I find the stun more useful.

- AOE Stun, Grate to have early game i max this second to Broken wings.

Riven dashes forward and gains a shield for a short duration.

- Valor offers a health shield base on AD and causes Riven to Dash forward. Great for mobility . I Max this last putting 1 point in it at lvl 4 . After 1 point you get all the movment benefits, but I really like the increase ability to tank while closing in on targets.

-Valor is useful escape or to chase down your prey >=)

* Note Valor does not allow Riven to go thru walls.

Blade of the Exile
Riven's sword reforms, giving her a percentage multiplier on her total attack damage, extended range on her damaging abilities and basic attacks and the ability to use Wind Slash once. Wind Slash: While Blade of the Exile is active, Riven can reactivate the ability to emit a large shockwave that deals damage to all units hit based on their missing life.

- Still crafting/learning with this ult. Basicly you alwasy want to ACTIVATE htis before u engage the enemy, but never activate a second tiem till its about to run out .
If u see thats ur enemy is low HP sure go and activate it. the dkmg form it will be alot more when they have less hp.
-Still learning how to use this skill properly
-has a bit of a delay when trying to use, you cant seem to activate it right when u use it .

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Pros & Cons

.Good Farmer
.Can do some pretty good burst dmg
•Lane sustain
•Heavy early game harass
•Short AoE stun
•All abilities stack fairly well with Trinity Force
•Mana/energy independent
•Fun to play!

•Can be difficult to control without practice
•Cooldown dependent
•Ultimate is a little delayed; easy to miss with
.Will get targeted A LOT!
.Most of the time target of CC
.Dead if you fail at timing attacks

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Marks: In my opinion, Greater Marks of Desolation are a must-have for almost every AD champ, so i put in 9 of them, which will already grant you 15Armorpen. Greater Marks of Strength would also be an Option, I dont really like those as much as the Armor pen.

Seals: I prefer Greater Marks of Resilence, cause Riven only got 12 Armor at start. Without
the Defense mastery tree, she would be 3hits away to first blood. The only optional runes would be Greater Seals of Fortitude or Evasion. Better not go on Atackspeed or something else.

Glyphs:Here i Grab Greater Glyphs of warding. I wont buy MRes items, so a good base Mres is essential. When you still feel like take something else, pick Greater Glyphs of Focus and youl'l get 40% CDR at the end.

Quintessence: Here you got a few choises, you can go on Quints Desolation, Fortitude or Swiftness. Be sure to have enough survability, whatever you choose before. When you lack HP, get Quints of Fortitude, Desolation or Focus. If you hate it to run with "only" 325 at gamestart, take the Switness. I took 3 Desolation for that EXTRA damage.

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I have found this 21/9/0 build works great, because I am getting my attack damage increase that I need,+ armor AND magic resistanc to make the flat armor/MR runes have more meaning and use.After said and done this is the best set up for her.

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Its important to stay in your lane, and farm in the early game. Less time you are cutting down minions, less gold you have to work with. With this in mind,i start out with Dorans blade. You will see in the list below how you shoudl buy ur Itmes.

    Dorans Blade = HP/life steal/+10dmg

    Boots of Speed = Moving faster

    Vampiric Septer = 12% life steal

    Wrigles Lantern = 23 dmg/30 Armor/18% lifesteal/ and Wards

    Turning the Boots of speed in to Merc Treds For the CC control = 25 Mr / 35 Tanacity fo that cc

    Sheen = %100 dmg when proced

    Phage = 250 hp/slow/Dmg

    Trinity = 150% dmg on hit after Proc
    Okay so some ppl think this is dumb but i think it works Really well.
    After activating Brokin wings u have a 1 second cool down on Tri. in between each hit with broken wings ur Tri activates, and with her buff Runic Blade it will only get staronger ever time. 3 tri hits in 1 combo, thats a mager drop in Hp to your opponent, now correct me if im worng, but u need Dmg for this correnct? wait till you get more dmg in ur build it will only get better if u can proc ur combo right and time the combo of broken wings and Trinity Froce you will be dealing ALOT of dmg.

    Brutalizer = 25 dmg/ 10% CD/ +15 Armor pen

    Ghost blade = 30 Attack Damage, 15 Critical Strike Chance. UNIQUE Passive: 15% Cooldown Reduction and +20 Armor Penetration. UNIQUE Active: Gives 20% movement speed and +50% attack speed for 4 seconds. Attacking enemies with melee attacks increases the duration by 2 seconds to a maximum of 8 seconds

    Blood-Thirstier = 60 Dmg/ 10% life Steal/ Passive = Stacks on every creep kill up to 40 Extra dmg and 15% more life steal, Good item for staying alive .
Optional items = Warmogs/Atamas/Infinity Edge

Warmogs = 950 Hp stacks more Hp upon killing creeps good for sustaining in a lane or off tanking.

Atamas = 18% crit chance / 45 Armor/ passive = you gain 2# of ur current hp as Attack dmg, very nice item when stacking with Warmogs.

Infinity Edge = 80 Dmg plus 25% Crit chance, Most AD champs get this for the Extra Dmg and Crit. passive = Crit Dmg is boosted up to 250% more.

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So this is my build so far. i have been doing pretty well with it latly.
i know i will probubly be getting some Critisiem on the Trinity Force, but plz dont be shy to put ur imput in and let me know in a message what you think i should change.

Temple out .