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State of Riven?

Creator: CrazyMBP February 2, 2012 7:38pm
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Hey guys, really starting to "find my way" in LoL, and find that I am definitely best suited to playing autoattack/melee type champs that can take a little beating but can also dish out some pain.type, whether top lane or in the jungle (even the AP "nuke" champs I prefer can be pretty beefy, like Swain).

Well I played a couple games recently vs. Riven, and if he got a kill or two early, kinda snowballed like crazy. So I just wanted to get a consensus on the state of Riven right now. Broken, OP, balanced, UP? A strong pick, or are there other champs I should think about investing in before him? The only other champs I dont have that are "similar" to him are Volibear, Shyv, Yorick, Irelia, Pantheon, and Renekton.

So just wanted to get an opinion on how you think riven stacks up (im in low ELO)! Sorry for the long post!
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She's almost too easy to counter. Ryze trend Olaf all beat him with cloth +5 start. But you must get chain vest. I think she's fantastic in low Eli because no one counters.
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She got a nerf. She's a good jungler. That's about it as most solotop champions can easily stack armor and all her damage is rendered useless.


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Highly mobile, its super effective vs cassiopiea! I think she's one of the few melee champions that can mid and she's pretty balanced right now. Maybe slightly OP because of her passive, but balanced in the sense that you can counter her.
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Riven is a beast in the right hands, very hard to counter and safe from ganks at top.
Strong from early to lategame, what's not to love.

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If you actually know how to build/play her she's a beast. The only problem right now, of course, is that Gangplank is the FoTM solo top, and he counters Riven easily. Olaf is another counter, but no one plays Olaf because for some god-forsaken reason Elementz thinks Olaf is t4 solo queue material (below real winners like Mundo and Volibear), and no one at high elo lanes with him actually at all (I've seen probably two solotop olafs who weren't me, and they both built him completely wrong and got stomped on), so no one really knows how good he is.

Man, that was quite the tangent. Anyways, Riven is still strong. I'm not sure she got nerfed, they switched some damage off her E and onto her Q so it's possible you need to skill Q first to get higher DPS (haven't done all the math), but regardless she still does ******ed damage and is strong no matter which part of the game she's in because she scales so well.
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GP doesn't counter Riven, when will ppl ever learn.. :P

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...is that Gangplank is the FoTM solo top, and he counters Riven easily.

Wat.

I have not seen one GP in a long while.
If anything, Singed>Riven
He just builds FH, which is a super cost-effective item, and he wins for free.
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Wintermond wrote:

GP doesn't counter Riven, when will ppl ever learn.. :P


I agree, he doesn't counter her.

But he has enough of an advantage that he should win that lane every time.

Also to OP, Riven is good. If you like her you should get her and learn her.

She does have some counters, and she does lose some lanes, but she's strong.
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Riven is good, but not unstoppable. The real problem is her mobility + stun, which sort of makes her immune to ganks unless she is playing like a ******.

This coming from someone who lanes *against* Riven quite often solo top.

I've never really felt like her damage is OP, just her ability to avoid death when other solo tops probably would've fed me.
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