Riven


by:xBlaCkHeArTeDx

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Hello and welcome to my solo top guide to Riven! My summoners name is xBlaCkHeArTeDx.
I chose Riven because she is one of my favorite champions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Riven is extremely difficult to shut down and is very hard to get counter picked, making her a strong and safe first pick in ranked.
She is usually played at  the top lane, she has a lot of mobility and deals incredible burst for an AD champion. She has a very reliable AoE stun that deals high damage and a spammable shield that can save you from very difficult situations!
Her passive contributes incredibly to her damage and it is extremely powerful. Late game she takes on an anti carry role jumping on their carries and taking them down!



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Level up all of your skills early. Max Q first and then W. Get a fast level in E for the gap closer.

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I use Flash for almost every champ. It is true that Riven has a great mobility. Usually I flash to escape and to kill someone who is getting away with low hp. It is great for Riven because it improves her combos.                                                                                                                                                            

Ignite is used to secure a kill, especially with those champions who can heal themselves.

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Starting Items

I highly recommend boots+pots versus AP heroes , as they can help you escape easily from gangs. Anything else leaves you with a speed disadvantage.
Also healing pots for greater sustain in lane.

Versus AD Heroes Cloth Armor and Health Potions are your best option. 

Alternatively,when you want to play more aggressively you should start with a
Doran’s Blade.

Core Items

Your main goal is to buy Black Cleaver and a Vampiric Scepter. After that you can either go offensively finishing Bloodthister or defensively grabbing a Giant's Belt.

Luxury Items

Luxury Items are situational items. Enemy stacked Armor? Grab a Last Whisper. Fed AD Carry? Randuin's Omen. Fed Casters? Maw of Malmortius!
Need more damage? Ravenous Hydra! 

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AD Bruiser runes. Ad - Armor - Magic Resist (per lvl) with some ArPen mixed in for maximum damage.

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Utility

The masteries I use for solo top Riven is 21 9 0                                                                                                        

Maxing out cooldowns reduction ,attack damage and armor penetration at the offence tree.
And at the defence tree maxing out health per lvl / health, armor and magic resist.