Silver Riven Main's Guide
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Runes: Better Early Game
+8 ability haste
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Normal
Threats & Synergies
Level one all in him with dorans blade. Aatrox usually starts Q first which has an abusable CD. Try to get lane priority by slow push. Extend your Qs during laning by waiting. The CD of Q starts with the first cast and not the 3rd. Aatrox doesn't have this. Short trade him by Q>W>aa
You're able to level one all in her with Dblade. Try to freeze the wave around the middle or towards your tower. If her W is up try to short trade her. If its down then go for an all in as its her only defensive ability. Get an oracle lens early if you're ahead and can walk up and all in
You're able to level one all in but it might be risky. Try to bait her passive by walking up and Eing away once she autos you. Always try to Q and E out of her W so she doesn't sustain as well. Post 6 you're able to kill her in a good trade if she's around 60% hp. You can bait her ulti by holding R2.
Get Lane prio and break freezes. She'll lose mana by farming. Avoid her using Q. Only do short trades because she can stack conq faster and she can just poke you to death. Her ult has a decent cast time to try to have fast reflexes.
Try to get lane prio with a slow push. You're able to level one all in away from his minion wave. Use E and Qs to dodge W and Q. At level 6 you can all in around 60% hp if you're even with items and level. Step away from cs if he's using E.
This one of the harder matchups. Try to make him take lane prio so you can freeze the wave and wait for your jungler. E inside of his Qs so he doesn't get the healing and the passive stack. Always wait for the bleed to end to go back in. If he starts Q then level one all in him with a D blade. If he Es your third Q You'll lose the trade. If you're leashing try not to go through tri-bush afterwards.
He is so easy to kill in the pre-6 levels. try to rush an executioners as his Q heals him. Try to get lane prio. You're able to 1v1 him post 6 if your Qs are extended.
let her get lane prio early and freeze the wave. If her Q is on CD or she misses a vital then go for an all in level 1. Bait her W with third Q and an E away. If you're all ining her post 6 try to hold your third Q.
Start a D-Shield level one. Always block his Q with an E to negate his damage. Try to short trade him pre 6. Once it is level 6 you'll be able to just kill him unless he has flash. He doesn't have proper mobility so you can just run him down if he shoves his wave and is trying to get plates.
if you want to be agro and risky level one all in him with Qs. If you want to be safe and not int as much then go E first to block his Q damage and to get away. If he uses his E against you try to go into a wave to negate a lot of the damage. It stacks conquer very fast to be careful or it'll shred you. If he has W then you can't win a trade. Your third Q slightly out ranged his Q so use it.
Start D blade and get the sustain runes. Take short trades with him. try to dodge his poke as much as you can with E. Try to wait for level 3 to trade him. If you go behind him he can double jump to safety. Never and I mean never fight him in his mega form unless you're very ahead.
Yes its rare but it can happen. Let him shove the wave so you can freeze and trade him there. You have to respect his healing or else you're going to have a hard time. If his W down go for an extended trade. Post 6 you can easily set up a gank so be careful.
Start D blade and level one all in. wait for level 3 before trading again. Always dodge her abilities before trading. If she lands a single E the trade is lost. Post-6 she's killable around 60% hp. Executioners will help so much in this matchup.
You can level one all in her with Doran's blade. If she tried to last hit a minion with Q try to stop it with a trade or a third Q. Use your abilities to dodge her E. She will win extended trades because of her passive so try to freeze the wave.
If he doesn't start E or wastes it you can level 1 all in him. If you don't have confidence in this match up then just freeze the wave. If you are then just short trade him during a slow push. Step out of his E and you win the trade. If he tries to hop away do E > W > aa for a short trade.
Let him shove the wave level 1. Only go for CS if your Q and E are up. If he jumps on you in hammer form W > aa> E to safety. I don't reccomend all inning him if he is in melee form.
Do a level one cheese (scroll down to learn what that is) If you do that then you'll be able to get a flash or first blood. If she walks up afterwards its a free kill pre 6. Bully her early so she doesn't scale as hard.
Only trade if you have E up to leave. Level 3 trades are only worth it if he goes less than half hp. If they're decent you can kill them post 6. Drag a wave to a bush so you can go in it if you get poked or harassed.
If he misses his Q then you can all in him with D blade. Let him shove and freeze to your turret. You win all trades if he misses his Q. Wait for your abilities to come back if he's in mini form before going all in again.
very weak early game. You can level one cheese her. Slow push and do trades constantly. Post 6 You can kill with a fast combo.
You're able to all in him level one if you use an entire 3rd q combo on him twice. Get lane prio and try to kill him pre 6. Post 6 get him to 60% hp before bursting him down with an all in.
Level one all in him with D blade. His only damage is his Q and minion agro. try to trade him away from bushes and waves.
Level one all in with D blade. Always dodge his Q. If he has passive procced then dont trade him. If he has W up don't all in him.
Bully endlessly in the early game everytime he goes for a stack. Get away if he Ws you. Exit his E.
If he misses his Q level 1 you win the all in. Post 6 you can try to fast combo him to kill him but walk away if he uses his ulti. Use E or Qs so he doesn't run you down.
If he started W then wait for it to go on CD before level 1 all inning him. Cancel his E with third Q. If he tries to proc his W aa then cancel it or get away. Use your Qs to go behind him to dodge his abilities. Use W or third Q to make him miss his ult.
He's very annoying in the laning but you outscale him. If he starts W then don't level 1 all in. Post 6 you can kill him. Play safe before level 6. If he uses E then try to trade him after and when its on cd.
Walls are you enemy in this matchup. level 1 all in if she uses her passive on a minion. Your E still gets a shield so its sometimes ok to use it during her W. If the poppy Qs as soon as you approach her then engage with E.
Her E can just negate all your damage. You can't level one all in if she starts it. Always try to E her damage and don't let her roam. Freeze wave and ping your jungler.
You either ban him or bring bone plating and ignite and hope he isn't good.
You have to respect his passive level 1 or else you're going to lose your health bar. Its hard to level one all in him with doran blade. If his W is down then you can all in him after level 6. Freeze wave and ping for your jungler
If you're in auto range you can level one all in him with your Qs. when he's about to overheat you can all in.
He has low base armor so you can level one cheese him (scroll down to learn what it is). Later on let him push so you can freeze. He's unsafe if he approaches so you can try to run him down.
If he doesn't have E level 1 you can all in him. If he does E you later on you can try to mash W during the pull so you can just run away. His E is similar to Darius so don't go in unless its on CD.
If his passive is on CD then you can level one all in him. Post 6 you have to wait for his W to expire before using your abilities. If he doesn't have E just all in him. If he uses his ulti then shove the wave to deny him CS and to get plating lead.
Freeze the wave near your tower. Predict his E. Try to short trade him if he tries to break the freeze. W him if he tries to walk up and yeet you. If you cant kill him in an all in then don't use your Q and E to gap close.
Level one all in him. Use your third Q and W to cancel his Q. If he hits an E use your abilities to get away.
You can level one all in. You can either freeze or slowpush depending on you. You can kill him level 6 anytime
You can basically all in him anytime because he doesn't have any dashes. Spam abilities if you can kill him and blinded.
If this is a bad matchup for you then bring exhaust. If he doesn't have rage built up then go level one all in. If he spins at you try to W > E away. Freeze the wave. You lose extended trades .
Level one cheese because armor is low early. Early his W pool cd is long so abuse that. Use Qs to trade and W > E to leave.
Go for a full Q combo if he wastes his abilities. If you doesn't have stun he's killable after. If he stuns you or you're marked then you'll lose a trade, just walk away.
If its a decent Yasuo bring doran's shield. Your W can cancel his Q and E. If there is no wave the he's killable post 6
If he doesn't start Q then go for a level 1 all in. Never go for an extended trade because of his passive. An early oracle lens is good if you keep on getting bamboozled.
You lose if he has E. Dodge his Q>E with your E always. If he maxes E he'll be hard to go against post 6.
Dodge the E or dodge the game. If he doesn't have it up or he misses then you'll win the trade. Try to trade him where his passive is down. Buy a QSS and sit on it if he's good with his ult.
Dodge his W with your Es. Respect his early game if he brought ignite. Try to freeze the wave around your tower so he can't dash as freely to engage. When trading hold your third Q because he can cancel it with your knock up. Post 6 wait for his ult to end before using r2
Champion Build Guide
I don't have good clip of riven so here's me stealing baron back in season 10 and as a m6 Scrub.
Pros and Cons
-High skill ceiling
-Good outplay potential
-Jack of all trades
-Hard to learn
-People hate you now
-I am mashing buttons at this point. I deserve to be iron 4
|Goredrinker Despite the Goredrinker nerfs, its still the main mythic for Riven. IMO this mythic is boring since there isn't many other options.|
|Duskblade of Draktharr is a meme item. Why do I prefer it over prowlers claw? Its mainly because of the CDR it gives each legendary. You're sacrificing CDR when going lethality. Duskblade got you covered.|
|Trinity Force isn't that bad on Riven, but it lacks sustain that Goredrinker gives. She can utilize the sheen passive and it gives her CDR, AD, and health. The attack speed isn't needed but it's still a plus|
|The buff on Death's Dance's passive made it one of if not the best bruiser item as of right now (**** you Hullbreaker). Build this after gore and plated steelcaps and any AD characters will do negative damage to you|
|The updated passive on maw made it a budget old immortal shieldbow. Build it because the healing is full of **** and op|
|Black Cleaver hasn't been treated well this patch. Although its a solid item on riven, its no longer the go to option right after your mythic.|
|For some reason riot only nerfed the ranged aspect of Hullbreaker's passive. If you want to be a meta***** then rush this item first to make the enemy laner hate himself then go wild with this item.|
|This item is so good for snowballing. The CDR change to it makes it an infinetly better item. The lethality gives you an extra oomph for killing carries. Its viable to go this before gore.|
|Since Goredrinker nerfs are going to hit soon, Riven's sustain is gonna get hit. Rav hydra is going to be viable on riven again. it gives CDR, AD, and sustain. I always liked this item and I'm happy its returning|
|Sterak's Gage is another good bruiser item with Riven. It gives the aditional needed stats that riven loves. The passive also gives Riven that sustain and outplay potential.|
|This is a budget Youmuu's Ghostblade. I do like to go this sometimes for fun and memes but it usually doesnt end well afterwards|
|This is an odd choice I'll admit, but so far its pretty good on my end. Spirit Visage combos really well with Valor, Goredrinker, Ravenous Hydra, Conqueror, and so many other things. Its really good into a fed AP carry|
|Self explainitory. If you're fed and carrying go this.|
Q > aa > Q > aa > Q
Q > MC (movement command)> aa > Q > MC > aa > Q > MC > AA
Short Trade Combo
Q > aa > W > aa > E (away)
E > QW (Imortant)
R2 > q
E > W
E > R1
W > Q
Goredrinker > W
Prowler > W (cancel full dash with W)
E > R1 > flash > QW > aa > goredrinker (rip tiamat) > R2Q
E > R1 > flash > Q3 > aa > W > R2 > gore drinker > aa
E > R1 > aa > Q > aa > W > gore drinker > aa > Q2 > aa > R2 > Q3 > aa
Magic's combo (my combo)
E > Q > tank tower shot > W > Q2 > Q3 > flash > Die
You want to go Long sword Three pot and ignite in order to get maximum damage level 1.
Your passive damage, ignite, and third Q cc should be enough to kill them or make them flash
this is my first guide so don't flame me too hard. peace.