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Riven General Guide by Seanze

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Seanze

Sean's Guide to How Not to be Exiled

Seanze Last updated on July 26, 2013
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Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 8


Utility: 0

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My First Build: Riven, The Exile

I have been playing League of Legends off and on for roughly a month maybe two if I am lucky. This is my first build on Mobafire so feel free to browse around it. I do not have any chapters besides this brief explanation of the Riven build I posted. I used to play Ashe and well she was my first champion in the game and I was a decent player with her. And besides that's the only champion I know how to play. Then I seen Riven. I love the way she plays although I do not own her, yet. I will and I have been playing her since she has been free-to-play this week which made me very excited. So I combined the build I use for Ashe and the Recommended build for Riven. Although to be honest I love the Ashe build. So Riven is using the runes that the Ashe build uses along with some of the items. (Note: The runes used in this build are Tier 3 I do not own these runes yet I wasted my IP on Tier 1 and 2 runes. So if you actually use this build comment and tell me how it did, thanks.) Now I only used this build against bots and well it worked out really well I went 34-2. The only reason I died is due to the fact that I got greedy and overextended myself but that was the first time I went past twelve kills. Anyway enjoy the build if you like it comment, questions or tips also do not hesitate to ask. I am always open to suggestions. (Note: The purchasing order for the items is totally left up to you. As I am still working on the order as well.)

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Riven, The Exile Lore

In Noxus, any citizen may rise to power regardless of race, gender, or social standing – strength is all that matters. It was with committed faith in this ideal that Riven strove to greatness. She showed early potential as a soldier, forcing herself to master the weight of a long sword when she was barely its height. She was ruthless and efficient as a warrior, but her true strength lay in her conviction. She entered battles without any trace of doubt in her mind: no ethical pause, no fear of death. Riven became a leader amongst her peers, poster child of the Noxian spirit. So exceptional was her passion that the High Command recognized her with a black stone rune sword forged and enchanted with Noxian sorcery. The weapon was heavier than a kite shield and nearly as broad – perfectly suited to her tastes. Soon after, she was deployed to Ionia as part of the Noxian invasion.

What began as war quickly became extermination. Noxian soldiers followed the terrifying Zaunite war machines across fields of death. It wasn’t the glorious combat for which Riven trained. She carried out the orders of her superiors, terminating the remnants of a beaten and fractured enemy with extreme prejudice. As the invasion continued, it became clear that the Ionian society would not be reformed, merely eliminated. During one bitter engagement, Riven’s unit became surrounded by Ionian forces. They called for support as the enemy closed in around them. What they received instead was a barrage of biochemical terror launched by Singed. Riven watched as around her Ionian and Noxian alike fell victim to an unspeakably gruesome fate. She managed to escape the bombardment, though she could not erase the memory. Counted dead by Noxus, she saw an opportunity to start anew. She shattered her sword – severing ties with the past – and wandered in self-imposed exile. Now she seeks atonement and her own way to serve the pure Noxian vision in which she believed.

“There is a place between war and murder / in which our demons lurk.”
- Excerpted from the poem, “Scarlet Shon-Xan”

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Riot Games Champion Spotlight: Riven, The Exile

Phreak shows us how to exactly play Riven. I try to slightly play as he demonstrates, sometimes. But I get a little carried away with Broken Wings. Either way enjoy this champion spotlight featuring: Riven, The Exile.


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