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Riven Statistics for HeIIion

Author's performance with Riven compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
47
8
Win %
40
42
Kills
6.4
5.4
Assists
4.8
5.0
Deaths
5.6
6.2
KA:D Ratio
2.0
1.7
Gold Earned
12K
10.8K
Creep Score
182.4
172.4
Average
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  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Ignite If you can snowball very hard or you need it to stop a heal. Teleport is good in any situation, it's the safer option.  Exhaust is a good dueling summoner.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Attack speed for better auto animation cancelling.


Oppressor = more consistent almost always better.

I think cdr master is not as good as precision because you get more value out of precision it does more damage and helps you snowball, you don't get the full value of cdr mastery until you have 45% you aren't getting full value of the mastery. 

In terms of the keystone thunderlords is very good vs squishies that you can blow up, fervor vs tankier targets, storm raiders if you need to do short trades then run out.  

Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
W
Q
Q
R
E
Q
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
2
4
5
8
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
1
7
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

This is the order you should go almost every game, taking e level one is generally best to avoid whatever sort of poke ability most laners take at level one.


Examples being: pant q, olaf q, fiora q, gnar q. Anything of that sort you can e to avoid the damage lvl 1

Taking q level one if viable if you plan to trade level one on somebody like nasus.

If you are behind and need to take more damage than you deal maxing e first is also good.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

The first core build is generally the best route, it offers tons of damage and sustain. Personally i don't like guardian angel so i prefer my last item to be maw or steraks over ga but many people like to build it. The second build is often very good if you get ahead early and can buy a serrated dirk on your first back which you can later build into ghost blade or maw after you get your bc and hydra. 


I encourage you to experiment with these builds/situational items. 

Id highly reccomend going one of the core builds and experimenting with the last item, there are many things better than ga in my opinion. Steraks is one of my personal favorites along with deadmans. 

Go distortion boots if you get ahead, only go them when you have tp.

Trinity is sort of troll but it does good damage 

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Hard
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Shen
    Hard
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Easy

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard
rivenfeint.png take this lvl 1 and farm safely. If you get behind also max this. 

when you hit lvl 2 you can trade with q.

If you want to "win" this lane you have to dodge chos ablities then all in him when his feralscream.png is on cooldown. If you go on him with all his ablities up you will most likely lose every time. His passive also offers a lot of sustain so If you get a lead on him try to be consistent with trades so he cant heal all the way back up. Bring 12.png in this lane. 

VS

Darius

Medium

take rivenfeint.png lvl 1 and avoid his q damage. Dont trade with him lvl 1 because his passive will out trade you. Trading at level 2 is possible but easiest at 3.  To trade with him wait until he uses q on minions or misses it,  rivenfeint.png close to him auto rivenmartyr.png riventricleave.png aa riventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaa 14.png or back off if you cant kill.  At lvl 6 if you are ahead or even the lane gets easier. Again wait for him to use q on wave or miss then rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png aariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaarivenmartyr.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngaa if needed and possibly 14.png. you should be able to kill him quicker than he can kill you if you do this combo properly. 

VS

Fiora

Hard

play safe fight her if she dives. Freeze at your tower wait for your jg and dont fight her. fiora wins this lane hands down with the tank fiora build. 

VS

Gangplank

Easy

You can take riventricleave.png and camp in the bush and trade with him if you are confident level 1.  rivenfeint.png is also good level 1, once you see his q animation start just use shield. after level 3 you can pretty much trade with him whenever you want and win. Try to avoid his barrel damage and cancel his parley.png with shield. at 6 you cant lose all ins, if you do you are either super behind or did not combo properly. 

VS

Gnar

Medium

Again rivenfeint.png avoid his gnarQ.png damage, try to hit level 2 first and trade on him with q. If you bring ignite this lane is very winnable but it also depends on skill of the gnar. If he gets to level 3 untouched he can pretty much kite you forever. try to win this lane before level 3. and don't fight him in mega

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Pretty even lane, whoever messes up first generally loses this lane. Id advice 3142.png to stick on him a little longer in this lane.  riventricleave.png level 1 is viable here but tricky if he has q and fervor stacked. 

VS

Illaoi

Easy
rivenfeint.png level 1 dodge her illaoiQ.pngriventricleave.png level 2 and trade on her. to trade e her q  then all in its that easy. bring 14.png and dodge all of her slaps. Dodging her stuff is super easy on riven and you can out damage her easily early levels and snowball with that. If you get a kill early on buy 3134.png on your first back and keep killing her it's really easy. 

VS

Irelia

Hard

This is a complete skill matchup, you can bring riventricleave.png level 1 in this lane and out trade her if she steps too far foward. bring rivenmartyr.png level 2 in this lane and try to beat her hard at level 2 iff you can get level 2 first. Id advice bringing 14.png in this lane because her ireliahitenstyle.png and ireliatranscendentblades.png heal a ton. If you don't have ignite you cant trade after 6. Your power spieks are bigger levels 1 -3, at 4 she can out trade you. and again at level 7

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

take riventricleave.png play aggressive and beat his ass. Take rivenmartyr.png 2 and keep playing agro. you want to rivenfeint.png his jarvanivdemacianstandard.png jarvanivdragonstrike.png combo to avoid the knockup and most of the damage then all in him if he misses it. At level 6 if your even you should have more burst. 

VS

Malphite

Hard

Farm and get jg help, you can't win this lane as riven unless he plays like an idiot. Which most of the time he will still win because hes malphite.

VS

Nasus

Medium

take riventricleave.png level 1 and bring 14.png. Trade on him level 1 as much as possible without taking minion agro and only trade when q is up. hit level 2 first get stun and all in him with q w and ignite you should kill him. IF you haven't killed him by 6 dont try he just outscales with armor, roam and snowball your team and end the game before hes big. This lane is harder now that grasp of the undying and runic armor exists. He starts the game with 20% lifesteal with just masteries and heals of grasp. This lane is harder than it should be now. 

VS

Olaf

Hard

You can beat him in the early levels by rivenfeint.png his olafaxethrowcast.png then all inning around level 3 after he misses.  At  6 if you aren't ahead already don't try to trade anymore riven can't win without cc'ing him. and his damage really ramps up because he scales extremely well with levels and only needs armor to beat you. No damage items needed if even. Even if you are ahead in this lane, if you get too cocky and all in him too often he will still beat you. 

VS

Quinn

Hard

You lose this lane always, max rivenfeint.png tower farm and fight if she dives. Even if you get a kill ahead keep turtling. Her kit completely and utterly counters you 100% of the time.  At 6 you have the damage to burst her with a little help, may need to flash onto her after she e's you.

VS

Renekton

Medium
rivenfeint.png his renektoncleave.png damage early on and trade when his fury bar is low and he has cooldowns. This lane is all about whoever snowballs first. You do have the damage to trade with him early if it's done at the right times.

VS

Shen

Hard

You can't out trade this guy go 12.png and go for team play. this guy kicks your ass everytime. you can only kill him if he dives. One of the hardest lanes

VS

Singed

Medium

dont chase in poisontrail.png trade when hes too far up. watch for fling.png into tower, if this happens you lose. 

VS

Sion

Easy
rivenfeint.png his crypticgaze.png then all in him. You have way more damage and can dodge 3/4 his ablities. take riventricleave.png level 1 when he goes to crypticgaze.png  q to the side once to dodge it then use the other 2 and autos to trade, you win the trade level 1. Kill him early on and avoid his passive if possible.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard

Play safe he has 2 health bars. Can't really win this lane

VS

Teemo

Medium
rivenfeint.png his blindingdart.png damage wait out the blind then all in. If he doesn't get ahead hes completely useless and gives your team a free win. 

VS

Trundle

Hard

play safe, watch for his cooldowns and all in him when he slips up. You have the damage to all in him honestly and can snowball on him really hard.

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

If he gets lucky crits on you he will win, Try to kill him before 6 when his fury bar crit thing is low. after 6 his undyingrage.png counters your burst damage. whoever snowballs can stomp this lane. 

VS

Vladimir

Easy

Wait until level 3 to trade with him, use rivenfeint.png riventricleave.png to gapclose when he overextends and out trade him. Bring 14.png and this lane is easy to snowball in rivens favor. 

VS

Wukong

Medium

You have the damage to out trade him early on and win this lane really hard. It's kind of  a skill matchup but riventricleave.png level 1 is viable and rivenmartyr.png level 2 if yo hit level 2 first and can all in him. Buy 2043.png for when you want to all in and he wont expect it. He will monkeykingnimbus.pngmonkeykingdoubleattack.pngmonkeykingdecoy.png and try to walk away this is when you place your pink and kill him .

VS

Yasuo

Easy

take riventricleave.png level 1 and play him like all the other easy lanes, get his shield down. Then just use basic combos to trade on him. You just have more damage and cc. 

Combo wombos Back to Top

Lane trading combos  aa = auto attack


rivenfeint.png rivenmartyr.png aa riventricleave.png aa riventricleave.pngaariventricleave.png aa

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png aa rivenmartyr.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaa

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaa only if you need to stun them immediately from a distance


Post 6 all in combos 

rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngrivenmartyr.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngaa or rivenfengshuiengine.png  then 3rd q aa

rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngriventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaariventricleave.pngaarivenmartyr.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngaa - my favorite

riventricleave.png wait riventricleave.png wait rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngriventricleave.png on to them aa rivenmartyr.pngaa rivenfengshuiengine.png aa - only works on squishy targets you can also put 4.png in between the er q like this rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png4.pngriventricleave.png the combo with the flash is generally how you will team fight and get onto their backline if you are fed enough to assasinate them. Her aoe on this combo is crazy. ONce you have 3077.png use it before you w in all your combos so you 3077.pngrivenmartyr.png at the same time.

Ways you can use tiamat/hydra 

rivenfeint.png3077.png  3077.pngrivenmartyr.png    rivenfeint.png3077.png 3rd riventricleave.png    3077.png windslash and windslash 3077.png are both fine. 

there is obviously more combos then these that you can do with riven but i find all of these most effective and my personal favorites, i encourage you to explore her mechanics and find your favorite combos once you understand the basics of her kit. Good luck learning the most fun champ in leaguee:)

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