Introductionfor solo q top riven you should always start off cloth 5hp and play smart during lane phase, do not play extremely aggressive if they have a jungler who will most often level 2 gank as riven have a decent escape but it might make you pop flash and the jungler will come back for an easy fb.
during around level 3-4 is when riven starts to become a really good harasser. What you should do is make sure to attack between your passive and never give them an opportunity to run, go in with E then q twice use w and a final q, after this inital harass they should be down quite a lot of health and you can have a jungler come gank them.
during team fights riven should try and take out their carries popping r>e>qX2>w>q>r they should be dead easily and your team will have an easier time taking out the rest
Masteriesi prefer to play riven 21/7/2 because she needs the extra armourpen and damage to be extremely useful
taking 2 points in utility helps her with recalling faster and gives flash a shorter cooldown
taking the 7 points in defence helps her lane so much with the extra hp5 and armor.
Runesi tend to use these runes if i face a heavy ad top if you have someone such as galio i like to take armp quints for the added damage. everything else is always armp reds armor yellows and mrp level blues.
[imgext=] is also viable
might be able to replace teleport or exhaust since the buffs but i havent had a chance to try it out yet is also decent if you want to replace it for flash but i don't suggest this
Passive: Runic Blade
Riven's abilities charge her blade, causing her basic attacks to deal 5/15/25/35/45/55/65/75/85/95/105/115/125/135/145/155/165/175 (+100% of bonus attack damage) bonus physical damage. Riven's blade may be charged up to 3 times and expends one charge per attack.
this is one of the reasons why riven scales so well throughout the whole game espically early game giving her the extra free long sword.
Q: Broken Wings
Riven strikes out in front of her in a short line. This ability may be reactivated 2 additional times.
1st Use: Slashes forward, dealing 30/50/70/90/110 (+60% of bonus attack damage) physical damage to all units she comes in contact with.
2nd Use: Slashes forward, dealing 30/50/70/90/110 (+60% of bonus attack damage) physical damage to all units she comes in contact with.
3rd Use: Leaps into the air and slams the ground dealing 30/50/70/90/110 (+60% of bonus attack damage) physical damage and knocking nearby enemies away from the point of impact.
Cooldown 13 seconds
this is a great skill for being able to deal quite alot of damage at max rank and or run away with dip dive and dodging
W: Ki Burst
Riven's sword emits a burst of runic energy that shocks nearby enemies, dealing 50/90/130/170/210 (+100% of bonus attack damage) physical damage and stunning them for 0.5 seconds.
Cooldown 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
i max this first because of the crazy 100% scale and also it deals quite alot of damage + it shortens cooldown each rank up
Riven does a quick dash in the direction of your cursor and becomes shielded, blocking up to 40/70/100/130/160 (+100% of bonus attack damage) incoming damage for 2.5 seconds.
Cooldown 11/10/9/8/7 seconds
with maxing this second you have a decent shield and with your ad scaling 1:1 it will make it even stronger. useing this will make riven escape easily
R: Blade of the Exile
Riven's weapon surges with spiritual energy for 15 seconds, granting her 20% bonus attack damage, increased range on her damaging spells and attacks, and the ability to use Wind Slash once.
Wind Slash: Riven fires a shockwave that deals from 80/120/160 (+60% of bonus attack damage) to 240/360/480 (+180% of bonus attack damage) physical damage to all enemies hit, increasing based on how much health they are missing.
Cooldown 75/60/45 seconds
this is % damage the lower they are the more it does and with the amount damage it does if your chasing use it when they have 20ish% health left for a guarentee kill.
Skill Orderthis should almost always be the skill order, if you want more damage and less sustain you can max broken wings second to do more damage
Item Buildsis guarentee first buy you should be able to farm enough to get or on first back if you dont have enough for wriggles get madreds and a ward with some health potions
after riven is easy to farm with so you should have no problem out farming your lane espically with rivens fantastic pokes. will increase damage and sustain even more and you should be able to 1v1 anyone about now because your shield and stuns with the increase damage of your ulti you'll be doing so much damage after this you should grab a and after just build to what your team needs such as if they have too much ap if the other team has too much armor if your team needs tankier dps
Final Commentsriven is a really good solo top tanky dps in this current meta. she can generally beat her lane unless its against someone with true damage and alot of sustain if this happens just get a few doran blades and you will still be in a good position