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LoL Champion Build Guides: Riven

Riven The Exile

Find the best Riven build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Riven build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Riven's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

[12.1] Become A Riven God

Guide by Seth346 updated January 12, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

LimitlessHavoc's Top Lane Riven

Guide by LimitlessHavoc updated January 12, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Silver Riven Main's Guide

Guide by MagicallyDelish4 updated December 27, 2021
  • In-depth
9.3
245
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

[12.1] ✔️⚔️ S12 CHALLENGER IGNITE META [NEW VIDEO]

Guide by RivalOCE updated January 17, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

[Season 12] High Elo Riven Guide l Carry Every Game l

Guide by wDesired updated January 13, 2022
9.2
196
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Educational Darky's HIGH ELO GUIDE to Riven! [12.1]

Guide by DarkyTheReal updated January 13, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Riven - The Exile Guide for Season 12

Guide by Chili Dog updated January 5, 2022
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

riven things bb

Guide by bigbeanboi4 updated January 2, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
New Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Riven Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 17, 2022
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Riven Jungle (iron edition)

Build by LilForno updated January 17, 2022
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Riven Jesuscirraptor JG

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 6, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

riven

Build by Guest updated December 27, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

riven super heal

Build by Aalm updated December 23, 2021
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

[11.23] The Ultimate MASTERS Riven Guide to Carry S12

Guide by NPGRiven updated November 28, 2021
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

1Hit Build Riven

Build by Guest updated November 19, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Riven Raid Boss Build

Build by Guest updated November 27, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

⚔️💀☘️CURSED SWORD⚔️💀☘️- Riven Build

Build by KimeraBuilds04 updated November 25, 2021
Season 11 Guides
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

Dominate Toplane Riven [In-Depth] [11.4]

Guide by TheMrDarkness updated February 20, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

(Ex-Dia)Riven Top 11.3 GUIDE [Matchups incl.] Still testing!

Guide by xxskipskipxx updated February 16, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Riven Build Guide
LoL Champion Riven Build Guide

[Season 11] Satoyo´s Riven Guide

Guide by Satoyo updated June 8, 2021
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Riven Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Riven we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Riven, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Riven this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.1. However, if you are a new Riven player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Riven!

Patch 12.1: 491170 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Riven's Top Items

Riven's Runes

Riven's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 6430 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3411 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2467 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
More Riven Runes

Riven's Summoner Spells

Riven's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 21339 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 39718 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1072 Games

Teleport Ignite

Riven's Starters

Riven's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 12422 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 28869 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 11286 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Riven's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 10238 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 45279 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 7145 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Riven's Ability Order

Riven's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 6079 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Patch 12.1: 491171 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Riven's Top Items

Riven's Runes

Riven's Best Runes 70%

Win Rate 63 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 52 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 262 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
More Riven Runes

Riven's Summoner Spells

Riven's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 5878 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 4014 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 136 Games

Teleport Ignite

Riven's Starters

Riven's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 4244 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2737 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1517 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Riven's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 6886 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 2066 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1240 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.1: 491174 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Riven's Top Items

Riven's Runes

Riven's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 191 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nimbus Cloak
Nimbus Cloak

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 142 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 52 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Nullifying Orb
Nullifying Orb
More Riven Runes

Riven's Summoner Spells

Riven's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 3307 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 2578 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 1513 Games

Flash Smite

Riven's Starters

Riven's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2936 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 1358 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 805 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Riven's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4902 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Riven's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1991 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Riven's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 695 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Riven Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Riven guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Riven Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Riven. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Riven Skins

Find Riven's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Riven skins and chromas on Riven's skins page.

Riven's Abilities

Riven's Runic Blade
Runic Blade Riven's Passive Riven's Passive
Self
Riven's Passive
Riven's Passive
Riven's abilities charge her blade for 6 seconds, causing her to deal 30 / 36 / 42 / 48 / 54 / 60% of her total attack damage as bonus physical damage on her next basic attack (depending on level). The amount increases at level 6, and every 3 levels from there on. Riven can store up to 3 charges, and can only expend one at a time.

Runic Blade is affected by critical strike modifiers.
Q
Riven's Broken Wings
Broken Wings Riven's Q Ability
260
0
13
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 15 / 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 (+0.8 per total attack damage) physical 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 the same damage and knocks nearby enemies up.
W
Riven's Ki Burst
Ki Burst Riven's W Ability
250
0
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Riven stuns nearby enemies for 0.75 seconds and hits them for 65 / 95 / 125 / 155 / 185 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.
E
Riven's Valor
Valor Riven's E Ability
325
0
10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
Riven dashes forward and gains a shield that protects her from up to 85 / 115 / 145 / 175 / 205 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) for 1.5 seconds.
R
Riven's Blade of the Exile
Blade of the Exile Riven's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
120 / 90 / 60 / 60 / 60
Riven's sword reforms, giving her a bonus 20% Attack Damage, extended range on her damaging abilities and basic attacks for 15 seconds. She is also granted the ability to use Wind Slash once for the duration.
R
Riven's Wind Slash
Wind Slash Riven's Ultimate (R) Ability
900
0
120 / 90 / 60 / 60 / 60
Riven unleashes a wave of energy in a cone, dealing 100 / 150 / 200 (+ 60% bonus AD) physical damage to all enemies hit. Damage is increased by 2.67% for every 1% of an enemy's missing health, capping at 300 / 450 / 600 (+ 180% bonus AD) against enemies with 75% or more missing health.

Questions About Riven

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can we talk about riven real quick?

Can we talk about riven and he general bustedness? i feel like not enough people understand that a champion who has 4 gap closers, 2 cc abilities and a constant stacking passive dealing damage per autos at level 3 is strong or overpowered, and yet...

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I'm new

So, this is probably a dumb question but this is the first time I've played a game of this type and whenever I try to google my questions, I get answers that make zero sense to me lol So basically, I'm starting on Riven and I want to get good at...

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cant cancel animation with riven

i always try to cancel animation with riven but i cant idk why like q+w i cant even cancel it once anyone can help me to know why i cant

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carrying as riven

how do I carry a game as top, i'm tired of losing free games.

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I don't deal damage. Help?

So, I've just started playing Riven. Watched a TON of videos on her combos etc.... building Cleaver, Hydra etc.. yet I deal so little damage. In the videos I watch, the players are dealing massive damage by level 10 and when I do it, i am...

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Why is Inspiration good on riven?

Why is the Inspiration tree good on riven, i dont understand it, i play riven with domination tree and i enjoy it more, so i whant to know why is The Inspiration tree good on her :)

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Riven build after aery nerf...

What build should I take on riven on this preseason after aerly nerf? I dont know what to do

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Darius vs Riven

I have serious trouble against Riven top as Darius is there and tips and or strategies to defeat her? please let me know if there is, because she is the one champion i fear top

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What is the best way to play against Riven?

What is the best way to play against Riven in toplane? How do you counter her?

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Riven is hard as hell T_T

i really dont get how to play this champ, i searched few build and guides but these not really helped me to improve anything. Can someone recommend me a good guide for begginers in riven? i dont need to play her fully potential, i just want to...

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Riven's wall jump

How do you wall jump? How do you time it? How do you practice it?

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should i buy vayne or fiore or riven or fizz?

vayne or fiore or riven or fizz? i really dont know what to buy,i would like u guys to help me on thiz. thank you

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The best build.

What is the best builds for the Riven, and WarWick ? becuase im new to this and i ant some tisp before starting ranked gaming. pleae help and if you do. thanks a lot :#

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Why won't my guide save?

I've had my guide for a while, I had this problem a couple of months back, but it fixed itself when I took out some of the content and threw it all into one chapter with the normal guide set up. Now, the problem has reemerged and it makes it hard...

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What is the opportune time to buy the new Last Whisper?

I've done a TON of math on this. It seems that there is a pretty accurate time of ~ lv 5 and they have 50 bonus armor. Then I have to factor in all my abilities for Riven and her passive and how much the bonus armor percentage will increase...

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