Riven Build Guide

LoL Riven Build Guide

The Best Riven Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

100,230 Riven Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Riven Build

The most critical items to incorporate into your Riven build include: Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, Ravenous Hydra, and Edge of Night. Yet, like our rune suggestions, you can also find great, focused, Riven item builds below for the specific enemy team composition you are playing in your current match. Those who included these pieces in their setups had a much higher winrate than players who went for other Riven builds.

Riven Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Riven Runes for Your Next Build

Conqueror Build Rune for Riven Conqueror
Triumph Build Rune for Riven Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Build Rune for Riven Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Build Rune for Riven Last Stand
Gathering Storm Build Rune for Riven Gathering Storm
Nullifying Orb Build Rune for Riven Nullifying Orb
If you are playing a varied enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Gathering Storm, and Nullifying Orb runes. In recent games, she won the largest fraction of her games when built with these runes. Yet, if you are fighting a more single focused enemy team comp, such as an AD focused or a tank centric team, you should instead look further down to find the best Riven runes to win your particular round.

Riven Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Conqueror Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Conqueror
Triumph Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Last Stand
Bone Plating Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Riven Build Overgrowth

Guide to Playing with Riven

  • Riven can dive enemy champions because of her burst potential but is vulnerable when disabled so make sure to pick your targets and timing well. Your Riven build should focus on either maximizing her burst damage or her survivability.
  • Use your burst abilities on the enemy carries during teamfights to spike them down early.


We came up with our Riven build suggestions by analyzing 100,230 recently ranked LoL games with her selected. We only propose the highest winrate Riven builds that were built by ranked League players enough times for us to propose them. With so many rounds in our data, we are very confident in our suggested builds.

Additionally, Riven builds dedicated to a particular skill rank can be seen by picking another division from the dropdown menu found above. The suggested Riven build shown will be specific to that division’s meta.

FAQs About Riven

What are some of Riven's greatest strengths?

One of Riven's greatest strengths is that she is manaless. This allows her to farm and poke with her abilities. Most enemies can't keep up with her or her ability to engage at any moment. Additionally, Riven is very mobile. Her ability allows her to dash forward or escape if needed. Lastly, you can be very free with your LoL Riven build. She scales very well with AD, armor penetration, and CDR.

What is one of Riven's greatest weaknesses?

Riven is very susceptible to a CC. If she gets a lot of hard CC, her high mobility gets negated. You Riven build should be chosen based on the amount of CC she is facing. Above we have Riven items and runes specific to facing CC-heavy team comps.