Riven

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EatMyTracers

Member

07-06-2012

So I just bought Riven and was wondering if my build is good or if I should change it a little.
Start with boots and 3 health potions. First trip back I get dorans blade. After that I either finish my boots or get BF sword. then its like this bloodthirster>warmogs>atmas impaler>maw of malmortius>bloodthirster.
So I end up with :
ninja tabi/merc treads
bloodthirster
warmogs armor
atmas impaler
maw of malmortius
bloodthirster

I don't do this everytime but this is what I do for a balanced team.


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TeknoWizard

Senior Member

07-06-2012

I'd switch out the Warmogs for a Frozen Mallet, but your build seems acceptable. Maybe ditch the second BT for a Guardian Angel.


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EatMyTracers

Member

07-06-2012

Why do so many people say to get guardian angel for riven?


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Mango027

Senior Member

07-06-2012

she tends to die in the middle of team fights, thats the nature of Riven, get in there and do stuff, then when you come back you can Ki strick, and use your Q to finish someone off or use your E to get outta there quick fast and in a hurry.
But if you ditch the warmogs, which I agree with, then the atmas is also less useful, so you might be able to build another damage item, IE or or banshee's veil depending on the situation.


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EatMyTracers

Member

07-06-2012

So ditch the warmogs and get a frozen mallet and get a guardian angel instead of the atmas.
So I will have
ninja tabi/merc treads
bloodthirster
frozen mallet
guardian angel
maw of malmortius
bloodthirster

would that be better or ditch the maw of malmortius for something else?


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TeknoWizard

Senior Member

07-06-2012

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Originally Posted by EatMyTracers View Post
Why do so many people say to get guardian angel for riven?
Couple reasons.

A: You're in the middle of their team, and most likely being focused.

B: Guardian Angel is just an amazing item.

C: I believe it will let you do more in a teamfight than a Warmog's would.


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EatMyTracers

Member

07-06-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeknoWizard View Post
Couple reasons.

A: You're in the middle of their team, and most likely being focused.

B: Guardian Angel is just an amazing item.

C: I believe it will let you do more in a teamfight than a Warmog's would.
Would the second build I put be better. In the post right above yours.


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TeknoWizard

Senior Member

07-06-2012

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Originally Posted by EatMyTracers View Post
Would the second build I put be better. In the post right above yours.
Seems pretty legit if you were in a match with no opponents. It's a solid outline, just never forget to adjust your build in game. Situational items win games, like Thornmail.


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BlackCracka

Junior Member

07-06-2012

Alrighty, I main Riven. She's the only character I'm really good with tbh, lol, but here's some advice from a noob...
Frozen mallet will give you a nice advantage in chases with the slow.but it doesnt really have the health that WM has thatd make an Atma's viable or efficient. SO either WM and Atma's, or maybe FM and Banshee's. And, of course, it's situational. IF the enemy is ap heavy, Banshee's. If theyre balanced, pick up Guardian's angel, which really helps to keep Riven's snowball rolling (she has one of the largest i know of). AD heavy, Thornmail, or Atma's. I usually go atma's and warmogs cuz it makes you tanky and gives good damage on teh side, but yah. Your build is just fine.


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Shinako

Senior Member

07-06-2012

Just some advice: If you're losing your lane, or your against someone that you need to build some armor against, buy an early wriggles. The armor/sustain will help you get back on par in lane, and the free ward always helps.


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