Wild Rift Riven Guide: Best Build, Runes, and Gameplay Tips

The Exile

Riven, the Exile is a baron lane champion introduced during the Broken Blades event in League of Legends: Wild Rift. She is an exiled Naxion champion who excels in CC and burst damage. She is a lane dominant player with short trading of blows with the enemies. Her gameplay style suggests she is a little difficult to play champion, with a range of combos on offer. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best runes, spells, and builds, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Riven in LoL Wild Rift.

We also have previously discussed how to master playing with LoL Wild Rift heroes like Ammu, Master Yi, Jinx, Braum, Dr. Mundo, Akali, Yasuo, Singed, Jax, Darius, Ashe, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Blitzcrank, Teemo, Xayah, Rakan, Corki, Shyvana, Janna, Katarina, Leona, Pantheon, Diana, Galio, Fiora, Rammus, Sona, Kai’Sa, Rengar, Kha’Zix, Nasus, Renekton, and Irelia. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Riven.

Skill analysis

Riven is a champion with the common five abilities sets of one passive with two components and four active abilities. In this Riven guide, let’s see what are her abilities in LoL Wild Rift, and when you can use which skill to be in the top form in the current rank season.

Passive – Runic Blade


Abilities charge Riven’s blade up to 3 times. Attacks expend charges to deal 15 Physical damage (22%). Deals 50% damage to structures. It gives a boost to the attack damage of Riven.

Skill 1 – Broken Wing

skill 1

Slash in a direction up to 3 times. Each slash deals 52 physical damage (20 +50%) to nearby enemies. The third slash crosses terrain and knocks up enemies for 0.5 seconds. The primary attacking ability of Riven and very important one. It is important to get acquainted with the cooldown of the strikes along with the use of basic attacks in between.

Skill 2 – Ki Burst

skill 2

Stun nearby enemies for 0.75 seconds, dealing 55 physical damage (55+100% bonus). The skill would be useful while charging in for fights, to get the initial upper hand.

Skill 3 – Valor

skill 3

Dash in a direction and gain a shield absorbing 95 damage (95 + 100%) for 1.5 seconds. Valor cannot cross terrain. The ability has various use such as charge in for a fight or escaping with the shield being the protective cover.

Skill 4 – Blade of Exile

skill 4

Expand Riven’s blade for 15 seconds, granting 20% bonus Attack Damage, increasing the range of her attacks and damaging abilities, and granting a single cast of Wind Slash. Wind Slash: Launches a shockwave, dealing 100 (100+60% bonus) to 300 physical damage(300+180% bonus) based upon enemies missing health. The mega boost in attacking stats, always useful in the fights and almost helps her in taking multiple enemy champions on a streak of wins.

Skill Up Methods for Riven

Skill up the Ultimate whenever it is available. Regarding other skills, upgrade the 1st skill, then the 3rd skill, and lastly the 2nd skill. But first, unlock every skill, then follow the chronology.

Best Runes Setup and Spells for Riven in Wild Rift

Runes Setup

Wild Rift Riven Guide
  • Conqueror – Increases damage especially for Kai’Sa with her enhanced DPS
  • Hunter Vamparism– Boost Physical Vamp by 2%
  • Bone Plating – Helps to execute her CC abilities.
  • Sweet Tooth – Helps him gain bonus gold from honey fruit

Battle Spells

  • Flash – Flash will be very useful in escaping and chasing enemies for quick kills.
  • Ignite – The spell will deal continuous damage to champions escaping.

Best Builds for Riven in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Core Build

Wild Rift Riven Guide
  • Trinity Force
  • Sterak’s Gage
  • Ionian Boots of Lucidity to Teleport
  • Bloodthirster
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Guardian Angel

Other Build

Wild Rift Riven Guide
  • Blackcleaver
  • Deathdance
  • Quicksilver Boots
  • Sterak’s Gage
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Guardian Angel

League of Legends: Wild Rift Riven Gameplay Tips

We already know that Riven is an oppressive baron lane champion. She uses a mix of combos to dominate the battlefield. Her passive boosts her damage-dealing abilities. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Riven guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game. Let’s get into the gameplay guide of Riven.

Early Game

Wild Rift Riven Guide
Riven in Wild Rift

The first ability allows her to do short trades and little mobility will allow her to dominate the early game. In the start, she is strong, thanks to her 3 strikes with her first ability. Riven’s abilities allow her to harass the enemy in a great way as soon as combat begins. She doesn’t use mana so that is a great relief. Try to dominate the laning phase and pushing the enemy champion on the Baron lane. If you get one or two kills in the early game, then you are all set to carry the team.

Mid Game

Wild Rift Riven Guide
Riven in the battlefield

The mid-game is where Riven roams and supports in getting the objectives. In mid-game, Riven has her few of her items and all abilities. The mobility and her time of the entry of battle will decide the gameplay. The mid-game is where Riven will excel with her combos. It is very important to get hold of her skill combos with precision and cooldown duration. With perfect execution of the Combos, Riven will dominate the mid-game and may solo carry a team.

Late Game

Wild Rift Riven Guide
Wild Rift Riven Guide

In the late game Riven may face some issues, as most of the enemy AD or AP have their items unlocked and may overwhelm Riven. The key is to perfect the timing of entering a fight such that one can use their combos, without much disturbance, get the kills. Thanks to her Ultimate, which deals a ton of damage to enemies, she can fight her way out. But it is essential to get the timing perfect.

Final Thoughts

Riven is a super-strong champion and can be considered as an S-tier baron laner. She seems to be lacking the charm as compared to her PC counterpart and may get adjust in future updates. The key to being OP Riven player is to have the precision and timing right on the battlefield. She is skill dependant champion so the result would very much depend on the use of skills.

That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Riven Guide. Do you prefer to use Riven in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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