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League of Legends Build Guide Author santox

The wroken blade

santox Last updated on September 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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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Riven photo and history

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 - on a quest to seek atonement and a way to save the pure Noxian vision in which she believed.

''There is a place between war and murder / in which our demons lurk.''

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Pros and Cons

- Great for farming.
- High damage.
- Short cooldowns at level 18.
- Hard to chase down.
-well balanced in all spells(Q=atack,W=stun,E=Dash,R=ult plus second ult)
- Extremely Squishy.
- Tends to get targeted due to being squishy.
- You have to skill chain correctly in order to do damage.
- Skills take positioning.
-very slow in the begging of the game(very easy to gank)
-much needed skills to take the enemy runes and more items(if they silent u in a team fight u already death if they focus on u)

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Skill Sequences

I had to change the sequence of bad luck that life that someone had already had the job but I will not put as above mind if I put like this:
combo, Q, auto attack, Q, auto attack, W, auto attack, Q, and E that's the combo that they will use before lvl 6(auto attack is to use the stack after each spell riven used)level 6 to cause great amount of damage to the enemy using the same sequence exect that this time will be using the combo with your Ultimate R, auto attack, Q, auto attack, Q, auto attack, W, auto attack, Q, auto attack, second use of the Ultimate R and R to chase after or escape

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x9 for +1.66 armor penetrationto cause more damage to the enemy early in the game and have great power to removex9 for +1.41 armorriven as it is very strong low-cost HP so I put armor to withstand lots of damagex9 for +1.49 magic resistriven as it is strong does not have enough magic resistance so I put these runesx2 for +3.33 armor penetrationto cause more damage to the enemy earlyfor +3.4% attack speed riven can be strong enough but I'm just a little attack speed because there are times when it helps a lot

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=soon the game start buy this items first and for early damager to enemy teamfor magic resisten and 35% of tenacity(will help u to escaped from stun,slow and fear or silent)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. (60 second cooldown)this items will help u when u need it35 Attack Damage, 30 Magic Resist. UNIQUE Passive: If you would take Magic Damage which would leave you at less than 30% of your Maximum Health, you first gain a shield which absorbs 300 Magic Damage for 4 seconds. 45 second cooldown. This items passive will help u when u HP is down of he 30% will actived a shield60 Attack Damage, 15 Life Steal. Passive: Gain an additional 1 Physical Damage and 0.25% Lifesteal per kill. Maximum of +40 Damage and 10% Lifesteal. Bonuses are lost upon death.(for more damager and lifesteal)30 Attack Speed, 55 Attack Damage. UNIQUE Passive: Physical attacks reduce your target's Armor by 15 for 5 seconds, (maximum 3 stacks).(usef for kills the most bigger tank in the enemy team)75 Armor, 350 Health, 25 Health Per 5 Sec. UNIQUE Passive: 5% Cooldown Reduction and 20% chance on being hit to slow the attacker's movement and attack speed by 35% for 3 seconds. UNIQUE Active: Slows movement speeds and attack speeds of surrounding units by 35% for 2 seconds + 0.5 seconds for each 100 Armor and Magic Resist. 60 second cooldown.

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Summoner Spells

Reduces a target's Attack Damage by 70%, Ability/Item damage by 35% and slows its Movement Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. 550 Range (estimate).Flash
Teleports your Champion to your mouse cursor. 475 range.

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21/9/0 wondering why I put 21/9/0 good is that and seen that many people are putting their build 21/0/9 tend to increase riven experience but do not realize that is very vulnerable to damage.I put all the expertise that complements all the accessories and items and runes to increase damage and to keep surpervivencia say that this battle will not hurt to have one but for me 21/0/9 worked 21/9/0 so is their decision whether to use my expertise in this game

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riven farming is necessary to fast so you can increase the level and can buy the items required to complete the build

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Riven is a great champion with which it can spend all day playing and never get bored of it and it has many crazy things

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read tihs.......

First: I do not use the pro / with whom rather not surprise me that someone tubiera exactly like me.
second, by chance someone has life just seems to me that it's wrong I'll change it if necessary I do not like being called a liar or a thief and
third: I just wanted to make a guide for people who like to use anything else but riven as someone already had thought the same thing as me: S we blame them of being called a cheat but I was surprised myself if I will down points is that the guide is bad not because of bad luck tube that alguiel tubiera something like me