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Toplane Riven Guide

MasterYOnly Last updated on August 20, 2015
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Hi everyone,

My summoner name is MasterYOnly. I'm a Riven main since Season 3 and am actually Platinum 3.
This guide is my actual conception of how Riven should be played. My build is actually inspired by our Master BoxBox.

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9 Armor penetration marks
9 health seals or 9 armor seals
6 cdr glyphs and 3 magic resist glyphs
3 attack damage Quints

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Skill Sequence

For a safe laning phase and great mobility go for

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

For the all in potential and the burst damages got for
Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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Item Sequence

Health Potion

The Brutalizer

The Black Cleaver

Mercury's Treads

Ravenous Hydra

The Bloodthirster

Youmuu's Ghostblade

Last Whisper

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Laning phase

At level 1, do a camp such as wraith or wolves depending on where your jungle starts. Use your Q 3 times before doing this camp as this will give you 3 stacks of passive which will help you clean the camp faster. Back, get 5 health pot and grab a ward if you can afford it.
Once in lane try to outpost your opponent so you can cheese him at the level 3 transition.
Early game combo would be something like E>AA>Q>AA>W>AA>Q>AA>Q>AA.
If you can hit that combo, you should get about 60% out of your opponent life depending on his champ.

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Use your TP correctly

I really encourage using the non-locked camera as it gives you the opportunity to look at the map easily. Once you get level 5, look for an opportunity to TP bottom. If enemy botlane is pushed and if you got a deep ward, use your TP right away. If your "gank" is successful, it gives you golds, get your bottle ahead and can probably end up in a free drake if your jungle is around and not too low. Try not to stay to take drake as your lane opponent will try to shove 2/3 waves to your towers.

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Once you have both brutalizer and black cleaver, it is really easy for you to push your lane really fast. If you can do so, go for some deep warding in enemy jungle. I really recommend upgrading your trinket as soon as possible (Level 9). Get the one that gives you 2 wards. Also, try to get a pink ward early for your toplane river bush to cover you. If you are shoving all day long, consider warding the trybush. After getting tier 1 tower top, try to shove and look for some TP opportunities. Moreover, at this stage of the game you should have your 40% crd so you can move from top to mid really easily so try to "gank" mid whenever you can to get your midland fed.

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Mid/Late game Teamfights

Riven is a beast in mid/late game if you won your lane. With a bit of armor penetration and cdr, your damages is really high. What you actually want to do is reach the enemy team carries by either flanking them with your TP or hoping over a wall with your 3rd Q.
TIP : Once you use your Q for the 1st time, the cooldooown starts. You now have 4 seconds to use your q a second time. If you are flanking the enemy team, wait for 3/3.5 seconds between each Q. It will actually give you the opportunity to hop over a wall with your 3rd Q to reach their carries so you can stun them with Ki Strike (W). At this point, with 40% cdr, your Q should be up again so you can deals another huge load of damages to whoever you flanked.

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This is actually my first mobafire Guide so if you have any questions or advices, don't hesitate to ask me or tell me about it. Thanks for your time.


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