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Riven Statistics for ItsRivain

Author's performance with Riven compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
63
12
Win %
56
39
Kills
7.9
6.0
Assists
6.1
5.2
Deaths
4.9
7.1
KA:D Ratio
2.9
1.6
Gold Earned
12.8K
11.7K
Creep Score
111.4
163.1
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Join me on discord: https://discord.gg/bFZ43VF 

Just download discord and click on this link. You will join my own Discordserver for Rivenplayers.
You just need to pm (personal message) me and tell me your Leaguename, Server and Elo.
Thats how i can help you even when you are not on EUW by answering your questions or review one of your games. (Currently 82 members)



 Summary of important patchdetails and general news


3812.png has become really strong and should be your to go rush in every matchup where you dont need a 3071.png as a first item. Because riot will nerf 3812.png again because its too strong now i wont update every single buildpath in each matchup.

=> 3071.png rush against tanks!

=>3812.png rush against basicly everything else!


=>3047.pngif you face someone doing ad damage you NEED to take them! These boots are just broken atm and probably getting nerfed in the next time, so abuse them!



I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING THE GUIDE!






The stats are are speaking for themselves
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Going full lethality REALLY sucks now!








Summonerspells


4.png

There is just no way you cant take flash with you. It helps you to engage in a teamfight with your ult and allows you to make some sexy plays.


12.png

Everyone says that tp got nerfed to hard but they dont keep in mind that you can reduce the cooldown to 185 with masteries and1333.png  Now since the bootenchantments got removed for no reason tp got nerfed again. You can only get to 225 seconds with masteries and the boots.

(Even when you are first blood you can tp to your tower instantly and loose less farm and xp as possible. I recommend to take this when you are not experienced in a specific matchup.)


Patch 6.13:

Now since tp got nerfed again i really think about using 14.png now. I mean now you need 4.5 seconds to tp and this is just too long if you want to gank botlane from behind. Its only good now if you want to come back to lane but using this in an offensive way doesnt work like before. When you spawn, the fight is already over and you waste tp or the enemy just back off and with 4.5 seconds delay they can just go back to their tower.
But i always feel... i dont know, naked when i have no tp. I have no control over the map and cant help my teammates and i cant splitpush while my team is forcing drake. Before that patch i said that 12.png is much better than 14.png but now i think that ignite might be the better option. Always take 12.png if you face 98.png80.png4.png because you need to follow.


How to use 12.png:

NEVER use it to come back to the lane UNLESS the enemy toplaner has a huge minionwave pushing to your tower and you would loose alot of cs or you were firstblood. Save your 12.png for botlane. Ask your botlane whether they can set a 3340.png deep into the lane(the end of the second bush would be perfect). If you think you can get them spam the ping button so your mates realize it and follow. If you get the double then you will have a really big advantage against your toplaner. If your jungle holds top then OR you can make a drake with him after your tp this would be the best outcome you can get.


14.png

It really helps you to win against snowbally types of matchups like 157.png,62.png,24.png and champions with a huge amount of sustain like 106.png,36.png,39.png.


3.png

I never use this one but it can help against all in champs like 238.png,157.png,62.png or it can prevent someone like 23.png to dive you, so you can make a "turnaround", when he doesnt expect it.

Runes Back to Top

  • 8x
    +0.95 attack damage Greater Mark of Attack Damage
  • 1x
    +0.93% critical chance Greater Mark of Critical Chance
  • 9x
    -0.83% cooldowns Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
  • 9x
    +1 armor Greater Seal of Armor
  • 2x
    +2.25 attack damage Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
  • 1x
    -2.5% cooldowns Greater Quintessence of Cooldown Reduction

Riven scales very well with flat bonus ad, so take them. 

Always take one Crit-rune with you. To have a 1% crit chance is much better than 0% so it is worth the 1 dmg! 
However dont expect to crit him in a fight but when you do it really hurts. It can decide the firstblood -> laningphase -> your roams -> the whole game.

Masteries Back to Top

/5
0/5
0/5
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0
FEROCITY
5/5
/5
5/5
/5
/5
5/5
18
CUNNING
5/5
/5
5/5
/5
/5
/5
12
RESOLVE
Go this tree when you have 12.png and 4.png what makes you much more able to splitpush and starting the fight by4.png into them. Its the safest tree you can go so its good for beginner Rivens.
If you face someone like Quinn or Kennen, or a matchup where you struggle with you take siegemaster so the harass under your tower is reduced.

Patch 6.22

The masteries have changed alot this season and there is no more one "to-go" tree for Riven. The choice of your masteries really depend on your playstyle and your enemy now.

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Go this tree if you think you can snowball your lane. With 14.png you have a high kill potential earlygame! The unexpected burst with a 4.png-doublecastcombo with 14.png can deal around 30% hp (or even more) at lvl 3!
I (think) i will still use TLD against squishy targets like 17.png41.png133.png... and champs you cant win the long trades like 157.png24.png114.png122.png...

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This is what you want to take against any tank(78.png57.png98.png36.png...) now or against enemies where you win the longer trades (39.png58.png) Remember you have to go more tanky with this tree! If you want to be a bit more safe for example against a 58.png just put the points in Resovle instead of Cunning.



When should you pick Stormraiders? 


I just discorvered that Stormraiders can be a really good tradingtool for Riven while laning phase.

1. Against champs that win longer trades against you so you can back off after your combo.

2. The enemy shouldnt have point and click hard cc.

3. Works pretty good against champs which rely on slows!

Its really important that you skill Q first so you have enough dmg to proc it soon enough!

Pick Stormraiders against those champs: 23.png2.png68.png(122.png)
I will test Stormraiders more now and i will complete this list!





Abilities Back to Top

Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
Because i think you can read you know all the abilitys of her and i dont have to mention them here again just to make this guide a little bit longer. (You can also read them by holding your mouse over the icons at the skilltree)

That is how i skill most of the matchups. I will add to every matchup the best skillorder. I refuse to say that there is one specific skillorder you go on her in every game.

Example:
80.png has very hard poke so max rivenfeint.png first, rivenmartyr.png  second and riventricleave.png  last.

33.pngand 111.png have a huge amount of armor and hard cc. I max riventricleave.png  first, then rivenmartyr.png and last rivenfeint.png because you simply cannot shield while cc´d and you can block like 1 autoattack (aa) so you would waste a lot of shieldpotential when you would max it first.


NOTE: Remember that max. rivenfeint.png and rivenmartyr.png lowers the cooldown of the abilitys, while maxing riventricleave.png  only highers the dmg.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Always start this. It´s better than dorans blade because it is more forgiving when you make an early mistake and you can build warhammer earlier.
    Only start this when you are new to Riven and face something like Pantheon, Renekton, Darius,...

Core Items

    If you dont think you will win a lvl 6 all in go cdr first!
    If your toplane burned flash and you still have it ready you should go this first because you are able to kill him with an all-in
    These are your choice of defensive items. While i always try to build guardians i go Randuins when they have much ad or just a really fed adc so he cant kite you so easy
    Thats how my carry build looks like. It gives you insane dmg healing and defense against fed apcs and a revive that can turn the fight
    If you still want to go Black Cleaver always take one of these boots so you dont waste 10% cdr!
    Possible build against tanks with much cc.
    Possible build against squishies and cc.
    Possible build when you have to be the frontline. (Really rare i choose to buy this)

Situational Items

    Build Executionors Calling as 3 item when they have something like Mundo, Volibear, Soraka and generally when they have a lot of heals. If they get too tanky build Mortal Reminder.
    Get this if they have some hard cc(Lissandra, Twisted Fate, Thresh,...) and if you dont forget to use it.
    When they have much ap in their team
3077.png
Gives you a really good early powerspike. If your enemy laner burned flash and you can afford it at lvl 5 it can give you a huge kill pressure at lvl 6.




3812.png

Forget about 3072.png. Deaths Dance is much better now in many ways. Take this item in every build you want to go and you should be fine.


3065.png

I only buy this in combination with some lifesteal items because it provides so much heal and with a 3026.png you revive and heal up so fast again and tanks really CANT 1v1 you anymore because you deny them with mr their main dmg source and while they do nearly no dmg to you, you just heal everything up again. 



3071.png Got changed hard and its a nerf to Riven. The buildpath got changed from 3133.png to 3067.png. Not only Riven can make more out of 25 AD rather than 200 hp, you can even decide whether you go 3071.png or smt like 3812.png or 3142.png with the old warhmmerpath. That was really cool when you faced someone like 24.png who rushes 3068.png first so you can adapt to it. Now you are left there with a really bad buildpath for BC and i think it might become a situational item for me again but i need to test it first.

Summary:
+More hp = More safety in lane
+with 3133.png+3067.png you get to 35%cdr with only 1900g and you can still build 3071.png 3142.png3812.png out of them -> 45%cdr
+You can easily skip 3158.png even when you need early cdr
+Hard pokematchups will become a bit easier

-You will miss those 25 ad alot
-3044.png3067.png are bad items on Riven
-You cant adapt your buildpath anymore
-Bruiser matchups like 122.png86.png will become harder since this buildpath and extra hp are really good for the
-got nerfed again (only 24% max pen)



3748.png
Build it when you run fervor, in combination with 3071.png3812.png and more tank items.

3742.png
I always thought that this item isnt good on Riven and 3143.png offers better stats but they are likewise equal. After i have done some research now i have to say that it isnt that bad... maybe even better than 3143.png in some situations. It helps you to chase the enemy and slows him by 50% for one second if you are fully stacked while Randuins slows by 35% for four seconds. Since Riven is pretty mobile she can stack it really fast. I have to say that i really underestimated this item and i will start building it now in specific situations. 




Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Hard
  • Kennen
    Hard
  • Lissandra
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Poppy
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Hard
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy


This matchup is outdated!



Difficulty: 4/10                 Funfactor: 6/10

Take Thunderlords!

Cooldowns and mechanics you need to know:

aatroxpassive.png 225/200/175/150 (he can´t die first time so don´t waste your 14.png if you have it with you)

aatroxq.png 16/15/14/13/12 (Knocks up in center so be aware of 157.png )

aatroxw.png Deals either insane dmg on every third attack or heals him.

aatroxe.png12/11/10/9/8 ranged slow

aatroxr.png 100/85/70 instant dmg and gains ats and 175 attackrange

Early Game:

Aatrox isn´t strong at the moment that´s why he is never played at toplane but there is always a chance to face one.

Tipp: Count (or just listen to the sound) the hits he does with his aatroxw.png and engage when he made his third one, because 60 bonus dmg can hurt in early game  and try to back off when he made 2 aa´s on you if you dont think you can kill him now. He will do more dmg with the 3 aa than you with just one more. If you can rivenfeint.png  the third aa do it then. It´s more worth to shield this one rather one normal aa. Only trade in your favour ;).

Skill riventricleave.png first and harras him as much as possible in early game. When you are lvl 2 skill rivenmartyr.png to harras even more. He has no chance to fight you early game he will either run away or he will use aatroxq.png which cost him 10% of his current health which is alot. When you are lvl 3  riventricleave.png+aa onto him once and bait out hisaatroxe.png . Try to avoid this by rivenfeint.png in a 90°angle so you won´t get slowed and even shield one aa. after that  aa+riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa second time and  riventricleave.png+aa after that instantly. 

If he didnt jump away before you did this combo he will be around less than 25-20% hp and he needs to back off, giving you the opportunity to go back and buy, dmg his tower, roaming mid or invading enemy jungler because you didn´t lost much hp if you did it right. 

Mid Game:

If you didnt get a lead in early game he has the opportunity to kill you if you are both 100% hp and he lands the aatroxq.png on you, so you get knocked up. If he uses aatroxr.png try to back off immediatly because combinied with the aggrresive aatroxw.png he is able to have a huge amout of dps (damage per second). With your rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png you should have no problem to get out of it.

Remember:

 aatroxr.pnghas 200/300/400 aoe instant dmg which can easily be underestimated (even i did once). So try to predict to rivenfeint.png it or 4.png it.

Late Game:

Dont try to 1v1 him because he deals INSANE amount of dmg when he is able to stick on a target. But he is no problem for you adc because he is kited really easy. 

Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3133.png-3077.png-3047.png-3071.png-3074.png-3812.png-3026.png-3143.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

VS

Akali

Easy
Difficulty: 3/10                        Funfactor: 6/10

Take Fervor!

Cooldowns mechanics you should know:

akalimota.png 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 If she procs the mark she will deal insane dmg! (restores energy if she procs the mark)

akalismokebomb.png 20 (she gets invisble, faster and you get slowed in this area)

akalishadowswipe.png 5/4.5/4/3.5/3 If she kills something it gets a 60% cdr reduction.(her main dmg source but doesnt proc akalimota.png anymore)

akalishadowdance.png She can stack 3 of them (starts with 3 when she hits lvl 6) and she gets one stack if gets a kill/assist. You can see the amount of dashes she has left when you click on her.

Early Game:

akalimota.png doesnt deal as much dmg in early game so skill riventricleave.png first. She will harras you with it so stay in brushes and punish her if she gets to close to lasthit a minion because she won´t have it ready to farm if she harras you. (your full riventricleave.png-combo deal way more dmg than her akalimota.png+aa combo just dont engage when a new wave is approaching.) At lvl 2 you can decide to skill rivenmartyr.png or rivenfeint.png. If you dominated the lane i recommend to skill rivenmartyr.png so you have kill potential if she gets to close or you can even flash on her to get first blood. At lvl 3 this lane becomes even more easy. DON`T SHIELD THE akalimota.png!! Shield the autoattack which will proc it because it does a lot more damage.  She will have no escape and no utility to outplay you. At least at lvl 6 this lane should be yours. Keep in mind that she instantly gets 3 stacks after she skilled her ult. Be aware that she can jump to your minions to run away. So be sure to wait that not a new one is about to approach so she cant run away through your tower and jungle.

Mid Game:

You should be able to 1v1 her at any time when she has no lead and you can always kill her. Always ping when she is missing because she can easily get kills from other lanes if they aren´t aware of her. Try to follow with 12.png if it´s possible. 

Late Game:

You are still able to 100-0 her in a 1v1. If you are not the one who engages on the enemy team OR you dont have 4.png up and you aren´t in a good position OR if they engage peel for your adc, apc or both. 84.png isn´t easy to kite but if you are able to take her out of the fight you can follow up to your frontline.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png -3133.png-3155.png-3158.png-3077.png-3156.png-3812.png-3074.png-3742.png-3026.png



Recommended skillorder:


riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png, then max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png




VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

Difficulty: 3/10                           Funfactor: 5/10



Take Fervor!


chogathpassive.png Everytime he kills a minion he gets much hp but not that much mana back.

rupture.png 9 seconds on every rank. Knocks you up and slows you hard for 1.5 seconds.

feralscream.png 13/12/11/10/9 seconds on every rank. This is the only reason why this matchup CAN get hard. He silences everything in a large cone in front of him and yeah... silences...

vorpalspikes.png Everytime he aas little spikes come out of him which deal dmg so dont stay behind your minions when he aas them.

feast.png 80 seconds on every rank. Point and click truedmg. He gets a feast stack which gives him free bonus hp! He doesnt lose that stacks on death andbe careful of his objective control!

This is an easy matchup for Riven because you can easily dodge his rupture.png. If you freeze the lane rupture.png is his only farming tool which costs him mana and will push the wave to you. With his low mobility he cant escape you and his feralscream.pngrupture.png also have a long cast time so you can react to it. But still his feralscream.png can be really frustrating in certain situations.


Lvl 1:

Always take riventricleave.png first!
If he skilled rupture.png first: Try to make unpredictable moves when you go ham. If he used it to farm you can unleash your full combo because it has a high cooldown.

If he skilled feralscream.png first: Its cooldown is even longer so you can even go further on him when he hits you with it. The early dmg isnt that high.

If he skilled vorpalspikes.png first: He can lasthit minions easy then, means that he will heal himself up again really fast, what you cant do. He will only deal more dmg than you if you fight him in his minions so try to counterpush while not getting hit by it.

Lvl 2:
If he is nearly dead and/or you are able to sidestep his rupture.png you skill rivenmartyr.png otherwise take rivenfeint.png.

He makes really long animations when he castsferalscream.png or rupture.png so always just rivenfeint.png when you see him doing it. Baiting out his mana will also win you the lane.

Lvl 3:
Wait for him to use one of his abilities to farm and then you engage. rivenfeint.png his feralscream.png.  riventricleave.png in a 90° angle when he uses rupture.png. Once he has cooldowns you are able to deal some serious dmg. When you are silenced you need to pay attention to his rupture.png. When you see him stomping on the ground with his foot you just instantly change your movedirection also in a 90° angle. If you are chasing him and he casts rupture.png just take one step backwards and he will miss because he is predicting that you will run straight into it. Do the same when you try to escape from him! ONE step backwards!

Once he is out of mana you can just zone him even more!


Lvl 6:

Never try to 1v1 him when you are low hp because he can easily kill you with feast.png! The dangerous part of his feast.png is not that he deals instant true dmg to you. Its the passive which gives him so much free hp. But if he hasnt stacked it yet you still should be able to kill him in a straight 1v1 even when you are both 100% hp when you dodge his abilities 

Midgame:

At a certain point he will become unkillable for you. He just needs to buy armor and with feast.png he gets the hp. But your roams are better than his so make use of it. Dont try to attack his tower when he is defendig it. He has good waveclear and you just waste time. Since he will only stack armor ask your midlaner to swap (if he is ap of course)!
He has really high base dmg what means even without ap he can deal up to 800!!! dmg with one combo at lvl 11!

Lategame:

His feralscream.png can really fuck up your engage in a teamfight so really be aware of that! Try to splitpush because he just denies you in a teamfight. He is really slow because of his missing mobility so pressure the sidelanes while you team is pushing mid!


Recommended builpath:

If the Cho gath isnt stupid he will just stack armor against you in the early levels. You have to go this way:


 1036.png-3133.png-3111.png-3071.png-3077.png-3142.png-3072.png-3074.png-3026.png

If he is stupid he will build ap against you, you will go  3077.png first and 3071.png later because you dont need armorpen when he has no armor! Additional he will go Rod of Ages which also gives him more hp! And raw dmg will help you more against a huge hp bar with no armor!


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

You need early dmg for him and you cant rivenfeint.png while silenced!
Always use your rivenfeint.png when he is about to feralscream.png so you compensate as much dmg as you can.

Skill rivenfeint.png second because its even easier to dodge his rupture.png


VS

Darius

Medium

Difficulty 5/10                                         Funfactor: 6/10


Stormraiders is an option here. Otherwise go Thunderlords.


Important cooldowns and mechanics:


dariuspassive.png With every aa or dariuscleave.png you gain a bloodstack at 5 stacks the dmg is doubled and his dariusexecute.png deals insane dmg. So always go for the short trades! Once someone has 5 stacks he gets bonus ad and with every aa or dariuscleave.png everyone gets 5 stacks instantly.


 dariuscleave.png9/8/7/6/5 Only the red circle deals the full dmg while the handle only deals 35% and you get NO bloodstack when you only get hit by the handle.


dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png 9/8/7/6/5 deals dmg and slows you. Its an empowered aa BUT you cannot cancel it with , keep that in mind. (Halved cooldown on minionkills)


dariusaxegrabcone.png 24/21/18/15/12 He pulls you towards him. Always spam rivenfeint.png because you wont cancel his dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png with a rivenmartyr.png. Best way you can go is rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png(doublecast) and riventricleave.png backwards and you maybe wont be in his dariuscleave.png range.


dariusexecute.png 120/100/80 Deals more dmg the more stacks you have. Remember that only in the first 2 levels he can recast it for the next 20 seconds (no costs!) when he kills a target. At lvl 3 the cooldown of his ult is resetted entirely.



Consider you both are new to Riven/Darius, Darius will win this matchup but if you both know your champ pretty good its a skillmatchup in Rivens favour. You always have to go for the short trades otherwise you will loose. But Darius is again one of those extra-range champs so he can hit you through your own minions.

Lvl 1:

I recommend to take rivenfeint.png to compensate his dariuscleave.png dmg. You can also go riventricleave.png to counterpush the lane. But be advised that when he dariuscleave.png while running towards you, you cant dodge it by riventricleave.png backwards. You need to Q into him then. Try to get your full combo on him and back off again.


Lvl 2:

Take rivenfeint.png second you need mobilty. If he missed his dariuscleave.png use your riventricleave.png to gap close and your rivenfeint.png to negate his dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png and back off immediatly. Be aware of his dariuscleave.png just try to run into him again to get as less dmg as you can.


Lvl 3:

Always wait till he uses dariuscleave.png ordariusnoxiantacticsonh.png to farm so you can trade. Always try to negate his dariusnoxiantacticsonh.png with your rivenfeint.png and use rivenmartyr.png right after that. If you did your full combo on him he will dariusaxegrabcone.png and you will have no escapes. Because of that i will let him push all the time and just wait till he makes a mistake or i have a big minionwave. Also have a look at his mana, he cant do something without it.

With Stormraiders you can be less scared of his dariusaxegrabcone.png because its really hard for him to grab you then!



Lvl 6:

Never all in him when you are both 100% hp you wont win. Try to harras him down and go all in when he is around 50-40%. Remember that you can take down his healthbar with your combo really fast when he is low hp. If you are both around 30% hp you can all in him because he needs time to maximize his dmg and he has, unlike you, no burst dmg.



Midgame:

Who doesnt know the situation where you left your lane 5/0 and Darius still gets a penta. However Darius can be kited really easy and cc will shut him down.

REMEMBER! When you fight him 2v1 with your jungle stay as long in there till you have maximum 4 stacks. If you have 5 he can win this really easy by pressing R, so NEVER let him get 5 stacks on you. If you cant finish him you need to run away when he has 5 stacks on someone.


Lategame:

Concentrade on the carries. He is no problem for your adc because he will never get close to him without flash. Just hope your adc/apc knows what he does and Darius should be no problem.



Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3133.png-3077.png-3071.png-3047.png-3074.png-3812.png-3026.png-3742.png

If the enemy Darius is going tank first (3068.png3143.png) you will rush 3071.png and 3047.png!

Its also good to rush 45% cdr against Darius with 3158.png. Get 3072.png instead of 3812.png then.

If he also goes 3071.png first (which most darius do) its better to buy some raw dmg (3077.png) and 3071.png later because you dont need armorpen when he only has a huge hp-bar and no armor! If you have 3077.png/3133.png at lvl 6 then you have an earlier powerspike than him and you may be able to all in him!


Since he ignores around 35% armor lifesteal is the best way to beat him, so DONT go armor when you are behind.

Recommended skillorder:


 rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

I think maxing rivenfeint.png is the best way you can go because you can negate so much dmg with the low cd shield and he has no much cc to prevent you using it. Also you can maybe survive dariusexecute.png with it.

If you decide to go stormraiders you have to max. riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png because you need dmg to proc it!



VS

Fiora

Hard

Difficulty: 7-8/10                              Funfactor: 4/10


Take Thunderlords!

fiorapassive.png Marks you with vitals which deal truedmg and heal her and give her movementspeed. Can also be triggered with fioraq.png

fioraq.png16/14/12/10/8 She dashes and can hit you mid-dash (its really hard to shield it). The cooldown is refunded for 60% if she hits something with it! So if she uses it passivly or she failes you can abuse it!
Cooldown if she hits something: 6/5,5/5/4/3 (calculated by myself xD)

fiorariposte.png19/18/17/16/15 She gets invulnarable for 0.75 seconds and if you stun her meanwhile she will stun you for 1,5 seconds! Also she slows your movementspeed AND attackspeed by 50% if she hits it (without the stun).

fioraflurry.png13/11/9/7/5 Her first attack cannot crit but her second will! Always better to         rivenfeint.png the second attack if you can!

fioradance.png110/90/70 You get 4 marks around you and they deal truedmg when she attacks them. She also gains movementspeed and if she procs all marks an amumu sized healfield appears (also appears when you die)

It was an equal matchup before her fioraq.png buff. Now its a skill matchup highly in her favour. You need one kill to make this lane even and two to get a lead. Also its also a luckbased matchup depending on where her passivemarks appear. She still have really long cooldowns on her abilities which you can abuse!

Lvl 1:

I always take riventricleave.png because i am simply too stupid to shield her fioraq.png. With riventricleave.png you can back off when a mark spawns in a bad position, reset it and come back again so you loose no farm. So always have the mark on a bad position for her so she cant proc it. If she fioraq.png to you and is not able to proc her passive you can trade with your riventricleave.png and you should win the trade.

Lvl 2:

With fioraflurry.png she simply outdmgs you and if you would rivenmartyr.png into her fiorariposte.png by accident you will loose really hard. So you take rivenfeint.png second and play a bit passive. If she wastes her fioraflurry.png to farm you can trade with her. Otherwise stay back reset her passive and farm to lvl 3.

Lvl 3:

You can trade with her from here and if she doesnt fiorariposte.png (stun) you and the passive mark is on a bad postion for her you should win the trades. rivenfeint.png her fioraq.png or her second fioraflurry.png attack. Its really important to change your patterns here.

You can go for: riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa+rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png+aa+riventricleave.png+aa (i use the most)

                   or: riventricleave.png+aarivenmartyr.png+aa+rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png+aa+riventricleave.png+aa
                  
                   or: rivenfeint.png+aa+riventricleave.png+aa+rivenmartyr.png+aa+riventricleave.png+aa+riventricleave.png+aa

                  .... just mix it!

As you can see you need to change the postion of your rivenmartyr.png to be the winner of the most trades. It will be hard for her to fiorariposte.png at the correct time then.
Its also REALLY important to know that the fiorariposte.png also gives you an attackspeed slow for 1.5 seconds so dont cancel your aa! If she fioraq.png and doesnt hit ANYTHING it has a really long cooldown so zone her then or all in her!
Also NEVER use your third riventricleave.png when she has fiorariposte.png ready! Dont even try to farm with it because she can make you regret this really easy.

Lvl 6:

First off her fioradance.png is shorter than your rivenfengshuiengine.png (20 seconds) so it will always be sooner ready than yours! If you rivenmartyr.png in her fiorariposte.png now she will probably kill you even when you both are full life. If you can you have to back off because she just deals so much dmg while also heals herself and gains movementspeed around you. If you all inned her first and you cant back off anymore its really important to not let her trigger any marks! Try to mirror her movedirection so she cant just go in one circle around you and trigger all marks. Dont underastimate her heal from fioradance.png she can towerdive you, kill you and can get out of it alive. 


Midgame:
One big disadvantage she has is that she has no reliable cc (only her fiorariposte.png when someone ccs her and even then she needs to hit it because its a skillshot). Therefor she has tons of dmg and a teamheal. Take care of her splitpush because thats one od her strenghts. With her attackspeed she can take down towers really fast. Its hard to win a 1v1 against her even when you are a bit ahead. You really dont want to stun into her fiorariposte.png now because this will end in a 100% death. Played correctly you can outplay her and win the 1v1!

Lategame:
Fiora is a lategame champ. If you are a tank you rather stay at fountain instead of trying to 1v1 her. Her splitpush is godlike and its not easy to stop her. Therefor her teamfight is not good. She has no cc and not enough burst to kill one of your squishies and with some kiting and cc she can be stopped by our adc/support. Also it becomes hard for her to activate the heal of fioradance.png in a 5v5 fight.
Never 4.png engage on the enemy team when Fiora is nearby and she has her fiorariposte.png. Otherwise you will loose the fight really hard.


Recommended builpath:

1036.png-3133.png-3077.png-3047.png-3812.png-3071.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

You need early dmg for her so you are able to kill her because you simply need a lead against Fiora.
Take rivenfeint.png second so you are able to get into a better position to deny her passive more often.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Difficulty: 2/10                                                                Funfactor: 7/10


Take Thunderlords!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

gangplankpassive.png His blade is on fire when its ready. Its a really good tradingtool for earlygame so only attack when its on cooldown.

parley.png5 seconds on every rank. His farmtool and applies onhit effects like grasp of the undying and can crit.

removescurvy.png22/20/18/16/14 heals him (stronger heal the less hp he has) and removes all stuns

raisemorale.png can store max. 3 of them. Can deal ridicilous dmg if you dont destroy them in time.

cannonbarrage.png180/160/140 global ult. Can be very dangerous in teamfights


Riven counters Gangplank really hard in my opinion. You can easily dodge his barrels with your mobility and your stun has a low cooldown so he can just "deny" one of these and he cant free himselfs from your knockup. If you get a lead on him you can 100-0 him all the time and thats why i set this easy.


Lvl 1:
Since the gold he gets from his parley.png got nerfed i rarely see "farmplanks" at the moment. So most of them play him as "pokeplank" means that he tries to shoot at you all the time. Thats why you should start rivenfeint.png first you can negate his heavy earlypoke and you drain his mana. Remember that his parley.png cooldown is half of your rivenfeint.png cooldown so he can shoot at you again and you cant shield it. So after he parley.png stay back a little bit and wait for your rivenfeint.png to come up again. So just farm till lvl 3. 

lvl 3:

Be aware of his passivegangplankpassive.png! It deals much dmg in earlygame and its a good tradingtool for him. Wait till he aa a minion so he has it not up for trades. Just walk to him and shield his parley.png (you can hear this clicksound for better reaction). He will back off and you can zone him by repeating that. When he sets his raisemorale.png you need to be careful. They deal much dmg and slow you so you loose a trade easily. The safest way to destroy them is to rivenfeint.png+aa them. 70% of the cases you will destroy them and you still have your shield if you dont destroy it in time. Most of the cases you will have pushed him into his tower so beware of ganks.


Lvl 6:
Your lvl 6 is much stronger than his! You can all in him when you are both 100% hp and he has no kegs nearby. You win this fight for sure if you use your rivenfeint.png correctly. If its too risky just 4.png his ult in the direction where he will run or just run out of it. You have the clear advantage here! Never engage when he hit a raisemorale.png because it can deal like 25% of your health back off then! Remeber that his gangplankpassive.png is refunded and gets movementspeed when he destroys a raisemorale.png. Dont let yourself bait into a tower when he has removescurvy.png and maybe his cannonbarrage.png ready. This heal can turn a fight really quickly.


Midgame:

Most of the Gangplanks i fought against ended up farming at their second tower because they cant do anything against you. If he pushes the lane too hard you can easily 100-0 him because he has no hard cc and you can dodge his raisemorale.png and you get out of his cannonbarrage.png very fast. He is really no problem if you won the earlygame. But you have to remember that the ticktimer of his raisemorale.png decrease to 0,5 once he hit lvl 13 so they are harder to destroy. If you fight against him in a straight 1v1 where he just sets a raisemorale.png and aa you the whole time you HAVE to destroy the raisemorale.png before he can activate it. If he manages to make it he can either run away or he can even turn the fight. Wasting 200 dmg for his ~400 he can do with it is worth trust me ;). 


Lategame:

One of Gangplanks strenghts are his lategamescaling. He can deal so much dmg with one raisemorale.png and a good cannonbarrage.png can make you loose the fight because this an extremly powerful teamfightultimate. Its width is a complete lane! I advice you to not let him get his items and enough gold to upgrade his cannonbarrage.png because he can carry a whole teamfight with it.



Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3077.png-3158.png-3142.png-3812.png-3074.png-3143.png-3026.png


Since Gangplanks goes on crit and his abilities can crit this 3143.png is in this case my prefered choice.


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. riventricleave.png rivenfeint.png rivenmartyr.png

UPDATED: I tested now going riventricleave.png first and i have to say that this works out much better than maxing rivenfeint.png first because you will dodge his raisemorale.png anyways and he wont deal that much dmg early game with parley.png while you can just all in him at lvl 6.




VS

Garen

Medium

Difficulty: 7/10                                    Funfactor: 0/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics you should know:

garenpassive.png Higher his regeneration rate by alot. You have to deny him that as much as you can by just hitting him with something(goes on cooldown then) otherwise he will outsustain you.

 garenslash3.png8 on every rank. He gains movementspeed and silence you

 garencommand.png24/23/22/21/20 He gains passive armor and magic resistance. He gets 30% dmg reduction on activation.

garenbladestorm.png 9 on every rank. Spin to win! He deals 33% more dmg when he only has one target. He also shreds your armor by 25% after hitting you 4 times so be careful!

 garenjustice.png120/100/80 Point and click execution "melee" ult 

[Seriously never pick Riven into Garen] unless you main her and you are experienced in this matchup. This is one of most boring matchup you can have with her(like75.png48.png). No counterplay available and absolutly no fun. Since you are melee he just garenslash3.png you then garenbladestorm.png and garencommand.png when you want to start your combo. I mean point and click silences give you many oppertunities to counterplay/trade with someone right old38.png? xD

Luckily i havent seen many Garens in my elo because he will get more useless the higher elo you are because he is kited really easy and has no hard cc at all. http://www.leagueofgraphs.com/champions/stats/diamond/by-winrate As you can see his win rate drops the higher the elo is.
To be honest its not hard to lane against garen and its actually fun because you can play around his clunkiness and you get punished for doing stupid mistakes. However its not fun to play against him because its impossible to carry against him due to his stupid passive and his abilitiy to kill you in one rotation if you are the villian...

Earlygame:

Start rivenfeint.png to negate his garenslash3.png because... just do it. It deals like ~130 dmg which is alot.
However play passive and let him push. Play with brushes and only try to come out to get a minion. Since he has 40% of 6.png aa range(yes) he can hust attack you over the minions while you get fucked up by minionblock to aa him... So just try to farm it out and ask politly for ganks. Since Garen has no escape at all except his garenslash3.png movementspeed for 1.5 seconds. One good thing is that he cant kill you if you dont force it that much (unlike24.png2.png114.png,..) If he starts rivenfeint.png to you just back off he really cant follow you.

Lvl 3:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa+riventricleave.png and rivenfeint.png away. He will garenslash3.png but you negate it with your shield and you are not in range for his garenbladestorm.png if he doesnt have 3671.png or 3044.png. After his garenbladestorm.png ran out you can do the rest of your  combo. Thats the only way you can trade with him so keep doing this until you think you can finish him off. Always try to interrupt his passive  with a single riventricleave.png or do the harass combo (the one 4 lines above) to deny him as much heal as you can! Never get his by his garene.png times now because you will lose 25% which is alot!


Lvl 6:

Just keep doing this combo until he is around 30% hp. If you are around 50% hp dont be afraid to all in him. It only becomes dangerous if he silences you then! You need to rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngriventricleave.png+aa+rivenmartyr.png+rivenfengshuiengine.pngriventricleave.png to kill him so fast that he cant react to it!

If you are low hp dont get hit by garenslash3.pnggarenjustice.png combo. You think you can flash it? WRONG! Even when you flash just in time after he flashed the ult will still hit you. This ult CANNOT be cancelled by anything (neither stuns nor with range) only his death will cancel it so keep that in mind!
Be really careful when he has 3071.png because with one garene.png he can shred up to 55% of your TOTAL armor which is really strong so watch out for it!

Oh i forgot to say that when you are the villian you will have some extra fun on toplane. Srsly its the only champ where you get punished by being good in lane or making good roams. However if you are the villian ask your midlaner if you can swap. You simply cannot fight him at this point. Try to avoid him as much as possible!

Midgame:

Lvl 9:

I made custom games with a friend (special thanks to ProfSalzbergwerk without him i couldnt do a such detailed guide about garen) and I was 2/0  and had a slightly better farm than him. But at this point he just killed me 2 times and got both tower. He just outsustained me (his passive) while I only had 3 pots every time. For like 4-5 levels i couldnt do anything against him. Anyways after i got 3071.png3047.png3074.png  and were both lvl 14 I was able to win this fight and after that point I won every fight.

=> Dont try to fight him at (around) lvl 9 because he will have garenbladestorm.png maxed and 3071.png and maybe 3068.png and you simply cant win if you both are same %hp.

Important!: If he has these 2 items and you are fighting a longer fight were you both have your first rotaion of spells out(so when the fight starts you have to rivenfeint.png his garenslash3.png because you cant do it while silenced) you have rivenfeint.png his garenbladestorm.png and not hisgarenslash3.png . I tested it, you deny much more dmg with this tactic than waiting for hisgarenslash3.png

Also important: When he has 3071.png he has 20% cd so his garenjustice.png will be sooner ready. Be aware of that. 

Lategame:

This is were Garen falls off really hard as you can see here: http://champion.gg/champion/Garen (win rate % by game length). He just gets kited by every adc in teamfights if he tries to storm the backline and he slowly fades away. Still be aware of his garenslash3.png if you want to engage. DONT engage when it is up because if you 4.png and the whole combo you get instantly silenced by him and you are useless for 1.5 seconds. In this time the squishies just walk away and you have to back off or you get killed by chain cc of doom.


Recommended buildpath:


1036.png-3133.png-3071.png-3047.png(best boots against him)-3077.png-3142.png-3074.png-3053.png-3026.png

Situational:

3812.png-if you are carrying this game (exchange with 3065.png but i really dont recommend to do this)

Special thanks to ProfSalzbergwerk who really helped me with this matchup today because i simply had no plan how to play against Garen. Writing this helped me alot and i hope it will do its work for you.

Recommended skillorder:


rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngthen max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

You need your shield max at lvl 9 because you deny a whole bunch of dmg in his garenbladestorm.png . Maybe you can survive this shield one or another garenjustice.png so you can maybe turn the fight with a rivenfengshuiengine.png when it is under your tower.

VS

Gnar

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10                               Funfactor: 4/10



Go Stormraiders or Thunderlords!


gnarq.png20/17.5/15/12.5/10 Slows you and the cooldown is reduced by alot when he catches it again.
It stops after it hits something so stay behind your minions!

Mega Gnar: He throws a rock with a big hitbox but if he doesnt pick it up again he also wont get the cd resetted!

gnarw.png Every third stack will deal bonus dmg and gives him movementspeed (also applied by gnarq.png)

Mega Gnar: He stuns everything in front of him.

gnare.png 22/19,05/17/14,5/12 His main escapetool with a high cooldown. If he jumps on an enemy he will jump again. It applies one gnarw.png stack and slows you if he jumps on you.

Mega Gnar: Wont bounce after he jumps on an enemy but if he uses it right before he transforms he will always make this extra bounce.

gnarr.png He can use it ONLY when he is in his megaform which you should avoid anyways. If he throws you against a wall/tower you will get stunned. But since it has a cast time you have enough time to 4.png it.

Gnar can be a really hard matchup depending on how good he plays. Its hard to trade with him since he can kite you really easy with his slows and bonus movementspeed. But once he wasted his gnare.png and comes to close to you in his mini form you can all in him and kill him.

Lvl 1:
Skill rivenfeint.png first to deny him his harras. Work with the bushes and try to farm as much as you can.

Lvl 2: 
Skill riventricleave.png then and dont fight him just farm, let him push you to your tower farm and wait for lvl 3. This is also the point where he becomes mega for the first time.

Lvl 3:
Farm and wait for him to use his gnarq.png to farm. Its cooldown is long enough for you to gap close to him, bait out his gnare.png and instantly back off again. Now you need to wait for your abilities to come up again and THEN you should unleash your full combo on him. After you did that back off again and do the same thing again.
If he gets mega Gnar you shouldnt 1v1 him because he will do more dmg UNLESS you have your rivenfeint.png up to dodge his stun. Try to riventricleave.png through him so he maybe throws his rock somewhere where he cant reach it anymore and you should be fine. Since he maxes gnarq.png first its really helpful to make him waste his rock in his mega form.

Lvl 6:
When he isnt mega your lvl6 is much stronger than his. Again try to bait out his gnare.png before you all in him. Only then you are able to all in him with your rivenfengshuiengine.png and to kill him. If he is in mega form make sure to stand away from any nearby walls. So try to stand in the middle of the toplane to make his life harder. He also gains fury when he gets attacked so if you both have full hp and you decide to all in him he will get into his mega form much sooner. If he gnare.png on you before he transforms you can just outplay him by rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png forward and he cant reach you anymore. Let him waste his rock and dodge his stun and stay away from walls.


Midgame:
Try to roam because yours are stronger than his. When you have 45% cdr and he has no Frozen Mallet he wont be able to kite you so you should still be able to all in him even when you went even in lane. 


Latgegame:
Gnar scales hard when it comes to lategame. His % dmg is just insane and with a good gnarr.png he can decide a whole teamfight. Be aware his gnarr.png is a little knockup and compared with 157.png this combo can hurt alot. Always try to back off with your whole team when you see he is transforming and only engage when he went back to his mini form.
Also never chase a Gnar in lategame you wont catch him.


Recommended buildpath:

If you see him going tanky first:
1036.png-3133.png-3047.png-3071.png-3812.png-3074.png-3143.png-3026.png

If he goes 3071.png first means he has no armor so you go:
1036.png-3133.png-3077.png-3067.png-3047.png-3071.png-3812.png-3074.png-3143.png-3026.png

You will have enough dmg and with 35% cdr he wont be able to kite you.

Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png,riventricleave.png

Simply max your rivenfeint.png first because you need it on a short cooldown so you can dodge everything from him and you also need it ready when you engage and when you disengage.

VS

Illaoi

Easy

Difficulty: 3/10                                        Funfactor: 4/10



Take Thunderlords or Stormraiders!


Important cooldowns and mechanics:

illaoiq.png10/9/8/7/6 The smash deals dmg AND heals her for missing hp whenever a tentacle or Q hits an enemy. Also the hitbox is a little bit larger than shown BUT be aware of this heal!

illaoiw.png4 seconds on every rank. Deals dmg and every tentacle tries to hit you.

illaoie.png 20/18/16/14/12 It creates a spirit of you with your current health. If she attacks the spirit you get a % dmg and if the spirit dies you are slowed and you become a vessel for 12 seconds, means that surrounding tentacles will attack you. You also become a vessel when you leave the area. Always try to attack her when he has your ghost because the lifetime of the ghost is reduced by 1 second vor every dmg received by you. Be careful that she doesnt hit you twice with her abilities.

illaoir.png120/105/90 Deals dmg and spawns (for every champion hit, also the spirit) tentacles around her and all tentacles around her become invulnerable and her illaoiw.png has a 2 second cooldown.

I think Illaoi is an easy matchup because she is very inmobile and her abilities are with some mobility-skills easy to dodge. Her ult becomes useless if you dont fight her then and in lategame she is kited really easy. She is only a threat when it comes to objective control (drake, baron) but even for that job there are better champs like 68.png

Lvl 1:
Skill riventricleave.png.
Try to push the wave to rush lvl 2. If she uses her illaoiq.png to farm you can unleash your full combo on her and you should win the trade. Always try to have one riventricleave.png to dodge her illaoiq.png. Dashing once in a 90° angle should be enough. Always try to kill all tentacles that spawn to weak her lvl 2. Always have a riventricleave.png to dodge if they are in a dangerous zone.

Lvl 2:
Skill rivenmartyr.png and outtrade her when she wastes her illaoiq.png (has a high cooldown). When she hits her illaoie.png you need to engage but try to avoid being double hit. If your spirit is under her turret back off because you wont be able to save your spirit. 

Lvl 3:
Always kill her tentacles before you engage. Use your rivenfeint.png always in a 90° angle to dodge her illaoiq.pngillaoie.png. If she gets your spirit near to a tentacle just focus the tentacle because without tentacles she deals nearly no dmg and your ghost will survive.

Lvl 6:
What the fuck where did this damage come from? xD Having 3-4 tentacles around while she has your ghost and deals nearly double dmg can hurt yes. However when she uses illaoir.png just back off. She has nothing to hold you in there and when she got your spirit you are already in a safe spot. So never try to 1v1 her IN her ult. If you think you can kill her you need to let her to push. Engage without rivenfengshuiengine.png if you cant oneshot her and do your full combo on her. When she uses illaoir.png try to 4.png in that direction where she will probably run (for example between her and her tower). All what she can do now is waiting in her tentacles (ult lasts for 8 seconds). You just wait for your cooldowns and engage with your rivenfengshuiengine.png again. She wont be able to survive. Always make sure that the jungle is not near toplane before you do this!
Remember that her tentacle slaps heals her so be aware of that when your jungle comes to 2v1 her. She can really easy kill you both if you dont kill her in time because you underestimate her heal.
She has max 1500 hp and current 200 hp (1300 missing hp) and hits 2 tentacles -> 10% of missing hp ---> heals for 130 hp which is alot.

Midgame:
Never fight her in her ult and you should be fine. She has no (good) gap closers to get into a fight and with enough cc she will die really fast. However still dont underestimate her when she can cast her ult with some tentacles. There are enough videos out there where an Illaoi wins a 5v1 just by standing in 5 man and spamming e and q. Always try to back off when she uses it!

Lategame:
Same as in midgame. She can only win a fight when your team facechecks a bush or gets with a tp in the middle of your team. Otherwise she gets kited really really easy by your adc. Her waveclear is also not that good and really bad when you have baronbuff so try to win by splitpushing.
 
Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3047.png-3071.png-3812.png-3074.png-3053.png-3026.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png, then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

I think you need your rivenfeint.png to dodge her abilities and not to tank it and she doesnt deal that much dmg without her ult, which you will always avoid anyway.
If you think maxing rivenfeint.png helps you more just do it it is as viable as maxing riventricleave.png first.

VS

Irelia

Hard

Difficulty: 9/10                                                         Funfactor: 3/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

ireliagatotsu.png14/12/10/8/6 She dashes to you and deals dmg. Its refreshed when she kills her target

ireliahitenstyle.png15 on every rank. Deals true dmg per aa for 6 seconds

ireliaequilibriumstrike.png8 seconds on every rank. Slows you and if you have more % health than irelia she stuns you (oh and she stuns you when you both are 100%hp because 100%>100% should have learned that in math...) Also this ability has a little range around her so its no aa empowerment.

ireliatranscendentblades.png110/85/60 She can shoot 4 blades which deal dmg and heals her (gets nearly fulllife when she ults a minionwave)

Irelia is one of the champs that dont care that you destroyed her earlygame. She just need to come into midgame and she is still able to kill your adc without problems and when you dont 5/0 her in earlygame she even wins 1v1 against you when she reached a certain point of lvl/items. Its not hard to deal with her earlygame but really annoying. To win against an Irelia you need to play very aggressive early on. I would recommend to take 14.png with you because she heals so much with her ireliahitenstyle.pngireliatranscendentblades.png and you really need to get a lead on her.

Earlygame:

Lvl 1:
Your lvl 1 is much more stronger than hers. You need to harras her with riventricleave.pngcombo as much as you can. When she skilled ireliaequilibriumstrike.png first she just stuns you and goes back (counterplay-(not)). You need to bait that out first. riventricleave.png her once (dont aa otherwise you will get minionaggro when she stuns you) and hope that she stuns you. If she doesnt just Q her all the time and use your empowered aa to push the wave but most of the times she will stun you after you riventricleave.png her once. After the stun wears of just do your rest riventricleave.pngcombo on her and you win the trade. You see when she skilled ireliahitenstyle.png because her blade shines a bit. Bait it out the same way as you would do with ireliaequilibriumstrike.png and back off! Unlike her ireliaequilibriumstrike.png it has a fairly high cooldown so you can do your full combo on her and win the trade. When she starts ireliagatotsu.png just go on her whenever you can because you simply deal more dmg than her.

Lvl 2:

Skill rivenfeint.png if you somehow lost the lvl 1 and she is has still more hp than you. Play passive then and always rivenfeint.png backwards when she is about to stun you and do your riventricleave.pngcombo on her when she runs into your minionwave to attack you.

If you managed to teach her some respect lvl 1 you should skill rivenmartyr.png second. If she gets to close just riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa and the restriventricleave.pngcombo. Of course she will stun you but you will win the trade when she runs aways and you will win if she stays to fight.


Lvl 3:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa+riventricleave.png and rivenfeint.png backwards because she will stun you. If she still goes on you do the rest riventricleave.pngcombo and you should win the fight. If she doesnt just keep on harrasing her till she is low enough. Really dont harras her under her tower. Since her stun is no aa and she has a ridicilous range on it she can just stun you under tower. Also her stun cannot be interrupted so if she just press ireliaequilibriumstrike.png she even stuns you when you just stunned her and you get some towershots for free. So no comparison to58.png for example.


Lvl 6:
Finally after the Ult cd nerf its 110 seconds. You cant engage on her when she has her ireliaequilibriumstrike.png up because it stuns you 1.5 seconds and it becomes untradeable for you. The only thing you can try is to have lower hp than her and hope she uses it to early. If she failed it on a minion or it doesnt stun you can all in her when you are both about 50% health. 


Midgame:
The point where she just outscales you because you cant do anything against her. Played a customgame with a friend Riven vs. Irelia. He just skilled ireliaequilibriumstrike.png used it whenever i tried to trade and farmed with his ult. He played completely passive lost much farm but noone got a kill for 25 minutes. After he got his 3078.png and some armor he just 100-0 me because he just dashes to a minion stuns me for 2 seconds and got me below ~30% hp and i couldnt do anything. If an Irelia plays that passive earlygame you MUST roam in order to win the game. Push the wave to the tower and roam to midlane help there or ask your jungle whether you both can invade the enemy jungle in order to kill him. If you are able to fight her still i would recommend to buy 3140.png to deny her stun. Seriously the stun is the only thing that makes her so freaking strong.


Lategame:
The longer the game goes the more disgusting Irelia gets. In teamfights she shits on every cc because of her passive and just runs into your adc. By that i mean its really hard to get an irelia off your squishy teammates. You need to destroy the backline because you simply cant kill Irelia fast enough so just hope your adc got a good support and he knows how to kite her.


Recommended buildpath:

1055.png-1055.png-3133.png-3077.png-3047.png-3071.png-3140.png-3074.png-3139.png-3026.png-3143.png

One of the less matchups were i go double-Dorans because you need these extra hp and with 3071.png you should be able to survive her burst. I only recommend this to people who are used to Riven. It can also be whise to delay your 3077.png since it will always push the wave for her and you cant freeze it and you will regret letting her farm safe.

Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

max riventricleave.png simply because you need this early dmg in order to win the earlygame. Also you cant shield while stunned and Irelias dmg isnt that high in the early game. Thats why you skill rivenfeint.png second where she starts do deal much dmg.

Just a tip: If you want to make the life of an 39.png a living hell just pick 80.png into her. Thank me later. 

VS

Jax

Medium
Difficulty: 6/10                           Funfactor: 8/10

Take Thunderlords!

Cooldowns and mechanics you should know:

jaxpassive.png he will get bonus attackspeed when he aa and his damage per second (dps) is much higher. It is never a good indea to engage when he has it fully stacked (8stacks). Luckily the stacks expire really fast if he doesnt attack.

jaxleapstrike.png 10/9/8/7/6 Combined with jaxempowertwo.png it has huge burst dmg and he can jump on everthing (inclunding enemy champions/minions and allied champion/minions and even wards)

jaxempowertwo.png 7/6/5/4/3 empoweres his next basic attack which also resets it (aa reset)

jaxcounterstrike.png 16/14/12/8 dodges every aa and it stuns in a circle around him if he reactivates it. Remember every aa he dodges he deals more dmg reactivating it

jaxrelentlessassault.png 80 deals bonus magic dmg after every 3 hit (passive) and he gains a huge amount of defensive stats by activating it


Early game:

Lvl 1:

Skillriventricleave.png first. If you won lvl 1 trades gorivenmartyr.png. If you want to be a bit safer gorivenfeint.png
second.

Every 24.png tends to skill jaxcounterstrike.png first. If he doesn´t you will win this lane easily. Just do your fullriventricleave.png combo with the first wave and back off (brushes) immediatly because minions will focus you. Take one or two pots and do it again.

However if he starts jaxcounterstrike.png it becomes a bit more tricky with early trades. riventricleave.png and aa him once and he will activate jaxcounterstrike.png. After he did use the last 2riventricleave.png to leave so he doesnt stun you. Make use of the long cd of jaxcounterstrike.png. After you did what i mentioned before you will have your riventricleave.png up while his jaxcounterstrike.png will still have a cd of like 4-5 seconds. If you want to trade this is the time! Do your fullriventricleave.png combo and back off after that so he cantjaxcounterstrike.png. If you overstay you can loose the trade easily because you have no escape.

Lvl 2:

If you skilled rivenmartyr.png: You riventricleave.png+ aa once. If he jaxcounterstrike.png you rivenmartyr.png immediatly (he doesnt dodge the dmg and the stun) and go back but save your 2 riventricleave.png!! If he skilled jaxempowertwo.png second you engage directly after his jaxcounterstrike.png went off. Use your 2riventricleave.png+aa to gap close and you won the trade. If he skilledjaxleapstrike.png second and jumps on you you cant escape the stun but you are likewise under your minions who will attack him. Now you need to strike back by using your 2riventricleave.png+aa he will loose the trade again and you can even kill him or make him flash.

Lvl 3:

Bait out his jaxcounterstrike.png again but WAIT for him to jaxleapstrike.png on you before yourivenfeint.png. You need a good reaction time if he jumps only a short distance. However try to shield immediatly when he jumps because combined with jaxempowertwo.png it deals alot dmg and you cant shield when you are stunned. If you manage to shield this you can strike back with your riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png combo and you will win the trade because he has nothing but aa to deal dmg.

Lvl 6:

You need to be really carefull at this point! Count the aa he does when he is lvl 6!

(Go in a save distance) Wait for him to make 2 aa on minions. Then you come a little bit closer. He will either use it to lasthit a minion OR he will jaxcounterstrike.pngjaxleapstrike.png immediatly. If you see him jaxcounterstrike.png BACK OFF!! Use rivenfeint.png and one riventricleave.png and you will be safe. If he is able to jump on you and you cant shield it then.. well its gg for you then. he will do around 400 mixed dmg and you are stunned (thunderlords). However his jaxrelentlessassault.png stacks dont last long (like 1-1.5 seconds) So if he doesnt aa a little while feel free to engage on him like you did before. You may use your rivenfengshuiengine.png and have kill potential on him if you dodge his stun (maybe even with4.png). Thats why I love this matchup you just have so much outplay potential and you get punished for being distracted.

Midgame:

If you didnt get a lead early game he will be alot more stronger (he reaches a little powerspike at lvl 9) I dont recommend to 1v1 if you dont have 4.png or3140.png

Lategame:

The biggest strenght of jax is his scaling to late game(3078.png3124.png3053.png...). You cant fight him now anymore if you dont have a really big lead. He deals so much dmg (+has 70 bonus armor if he activates his ult) and even if you escape his stun somehow he will still kill you. But if you destroyed him early it wont come this far.


Recommended itembuild:


1036.png-3133.png-3071.png-3155.png-3111.png-3156.png-3074.png-3026.png-3742.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

You can also max. rivenfeint.png first but you have to keep in mind that at some point you are not able to win a 1v1 anymore even when you had a lead. So you need to destroy him early where riventricleave.png will help you with alot.



VS

Jayce

Hard

Difficulty: 9/10                                            Funfactor: 2/10


Take Thunderlords! 0/18/12 Tree!

jaycetotheskies.png16/14/12/10/8/6 Jumps on you, deals dmg and slows you. The whole ability is flashable!

290.png 8 seconds on every rank. A skillshot which deals dmg.


jaycestaticfield.png 10 seconds on every rank. Electric aura dealing dmg around him.

291.png13/11/10/8/7/5 Gains insane attackspeed (but not full dmg on every attack)

jaycethunderingblow.png15/14/13/12/11/10 Knocks you back.

292.png 16 seconds on every rank. Speeds him up. When he shoots his 290.png through this, it gets super fast with extreme range and extra dmg.
Watch out for the 290.png292.pngcombo. Always rivenfeint.png in a 90° angle so you may dodge it.

jaycestancehtg.png6 seconds on every rank. He can switch between hammer and canonform.

Jayce is really strong. He can harass you, permanently pushes the wave to you and he has enough mvs to escape your gap close if he has fast reactions. His jaycethunderingblow.png is also really annoying. He is really weak to ganks and if you get a lead you are able to snowball this lane.

Thanks to Scrat the God for helping me out with this matchup, he is a Diamond Jayce main i played a few customgames against.


Lvl 1:
Get a 1054.png to do something against his harass. Skill rivenfeint.png and only try to get minions if he doesnt zone you. If he stands in your minions and zones the shit out of you, try to make him aa you. Shield the aa and he gets minionaggro and you basicly won the trade. There is not much you can do. Its totally normal that you have 0 cs and he already 15. Just try to not lose any hp.

Lvl 2:
Skill riventricleave.png and farm under your tower. Hope that he aa you and gets toweraggro. But still just try to survive and get as much cs as you can.

Lvl 3:
Against a good Jayce you still have no chance here. If he is bad or made some early mistakes try to punish him for that. Always stand behind your minions so his Canonball cant hit you. If he engages on you make sure to shield his jaycetotheskies.png. If you just want to get away do rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png combo and his jaycestaticfield.png will do no dmg. If you engage always watch out for his jaycethunderingblow.png. So before you think about 4.png on him bait this shit out!
If he is low mana which is most likely the case when you make him spam everyhting on you he has nothing to defend himself! His jaycethunderingblow.png costs 55 mana so keep an eye on his manabar!

Lvl 6:
This is the point where this matchup turns from unwinable tilt into a skillmatchup. He is still able to win against against you when you fail but youre also able to kill him now if he does a little mistake like using his jaycethunderingblow.png on a minion, running low on mana or chasing you too deep. If your 4.png and he just switched to hammerform do an all in with rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngriventricleave.png, make him panik his jaycethunderingblow.png and THEN you use your 4.png.
If you have a lead you are able to kill him all the time and win the game.


Midgame:
Jayce with lethality is really strong at the moment and you should never undersestimate his dmg with his canonball. He is weak to cc and when he build full dmg he is squishy so you are able to burst him down.

Lategame:
He is able to oneshot one of your carries so watch out for him. Dont siege when you have no healin or stronger siegepower or his poke will hurt hard. If he cant poke someone before he does his combo his dmg probably isnt high enough to burst someone so you need to engage fast when you group, otherwise try to split


Recommended buildpath:

1054.png-3133.png-3071.png-3047.png-3077.png-3142.png-3074.png-3053.png-3026.png


Recommended Skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

You can also max riventricleave.png first but this is really risky and the shield on a low cd will make him tilt hard.

VS

Kennen

Hard

Difficulty: 10/10                                        Funfactor: 0/10



Take Stormraiders or Thunderlords!


Important cooldowns and mechanics:

kennenpassive.png Applies stacks with abilities. If you get 3 marks you get stunned

kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png8/7/6/5/4 Skillshot, deals dmg and one mark

kennenbringthelight.png 14/12/10/8/6 Every 5 autoattacks he empowers his next basic attack by dealing more dmg and sets a mark on you(passive). Can only be activated when you have a mark!
Tipp: If you see him gaining the stacks he must have skilled kennenbringthelight.png what means that after he used the aa on a minion you can go for an early trade.

kennenlightningrush.png10/9/8/7/6 Doubles his movementspeed, gains armor/mr and deals dmg/stacks when he moves through you.

kennenshurikenstorm.png120 sec. on every rank. Every 0.5 sec. you get hit by a lighting, which deals dmg and gives you one mark. He cant burst you with it anymore but you get more dmg the longer you stay in it but its a buff for Riven because you are more able to burst him before he does!


This is the most frustrating and annoying matchup you can have. While against 86.png or 58.png you have the oppertunity to farm and bait out long cooldowns, you cant do anything against Kennen. He is ranged, has massive poke with kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png and kennenbringthelight.png and no manapool which you can drain. He has a fast and powerful escape on a short cooldown and massive amount of cc which is not hard to hit at all. He rushes 3157.png which means that he gains extra armor against you and yeah... he completly counters Riven in my opinion.
I honestly have no idea what you should do against him, i mean if you have problems with 86.png you call your jungle because he has no escape (Kennen has one) or you just wait out the earlygame because Garens roams are really bad (Kennen has really strong roams and gankpotential with his cc). Rushing 3140.png isnt also good because Kennen can stun you at least 2 times in a fight (Unlike 223.png58.png,... who only have one hard cc in a fight to rely on) Going 3155.png is the only oppertunity.
I think if this Kennen is decent/good you cant win this matchup but i try to give you some hints to survive the laningphase.

Lvl 1:
Wait until he aa a minion. If you see a black/golden symbol you know he has skilled kennenbringthelight.png first. Skill riventricleave.png then, wait for him to waste his empowered aa on a minion and try to force a trade when he is close enough.
If he skilled kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png first, skill rivenfeint.png and just try to farm with brushes. Farming is the only oppertunity here. If you think you can skill riventricleave.png first because his kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png get blocked by your minions be adviced, that many Kennens will start with a1055.png and his aa hurt even more.

Lvl 2:
Just farm and never get hit by kennenshurikenhurlmissile1.png or his empowered aa, otherwise he can cast kennenbringthelight.png over the whole lane (Srsly this range is ridiciulous). When he still manages to hit you with the aa, try to rivenfeint.pngthis one because 1. it deals more dmg than kennenbringthelight.png and 2. you can react to it, unlike to kennenbringthelight.png.

Lvl 3:
Just farm and survive and wait for him doing a mistake (tanking towershot/a huge minionwave). Wait for ganks but dont try to trade when the wave is equal, you will loose.  Always count the aa he does so you know when you should back off.

Lvl 6:
You should rush 3155.png and 3111.png and he shouldnt be able to oneshot you anymore. If you think you can kill him you need to have 4.png up. Wait for him to waste his empowered aa on a minion, only then you can engage. Remember that Kennen is still squishy so if you are able to get out your whole combo he should be dead. Dont be afraid of going deeper with 3155.png it can turn the fight in a close battle. Careful, some Kennens rush 3152.png to get a better postion for their kennenshurikenstorm.png.

Midgame:
If Kennen isnt fed his waveclear is not good (means that he cant oneshot minions with a kennenlightningrush.pngkennenbringthelight.png combo). That means you should splitpush against him. His teamfight potential with his kennenshurikenstorm.png is insanely high and with a 32.png its gg so dont try to teamfight, especially in close terrain!

Lategame:
If your team has some magic resistance Kennen will fall off hard lategame. He cant oneshot someone anymore and with cc he can be bursted down  really fast. He cant splitpush and without 4.png its hard for him to engage in a fight.

Recommended itembuild:

1054.png2003.png-3155.png-3111.png-3133.png-3156.png-3074.png-3142.png-3053.png-3026.png

The only matchup where i take Dshield because Kennen has unlimited harass.

If Kennen is the only ap champ in the enemy team, go 3742.png/3143.png instead of 3065.png

Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png, then max. rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png,riventricleave.png

VS

Lissandra

Hard

Difficulty: 9/10                                                              Funfactor: 5/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

lissandrapassive.png the next ability will cost no mana so be aware of that when she has no mana and you think you can dive her. (Her head shines a bit when its ready)

lissandraq.png 6/5/4.5/4/3 her main dmg source it deals dmg and slows you. Beware of its very low cooldown when she hits lvl 9. Care that when it hits something that its width and length is increased. 

lissandraw.png 14/13/12/11/10 Roots everything around her for 1-1.5 seconds. This is what makes her so hard in laning phase for you.

lissandrae.png 24/21/18/15/12 Her escapetool. Also very strong when she wants to set of a gank.

lissandrar.png 130/105/80 Point and click (very) close range lockdown ultimate. She can also ult herself to deny your rivenfengshuiengine.png. Remember that she deals dmg to everyone who stands in the icecircle not just to the one she ulted.


This matchup is so hard because you cant do anything against her. She has medium rangepoke a really good escape with her lissandraw.pnglissandrae.png combo and she can set of ganks really easily. Her basedmg is insanely high so even without ap she deals much dmg. I would advice you to take mr runes with you because every 127.png will go full magicpen. and 3155.png so she cant deal truedmg to you.


Lvl 1:

Skill rivenfeint.png first so you dont get poked by her lissandraq.png. Stay in brushes and try to farm. Only come out for cs and when you have your rivenfeint.png up. She will push the lane to your tower really fast. Just play passive for the first 3 levels.


Lvl 3:

Draining her manapool is your aim here! Her manacosts are really high and without mana she cant do anything against you. Wait for her when she used her lissandraq.png to farm. You need to run towards her now with riventricleave.png and try to shield her lissandraw.png. I know it has no cast animation you need to predict it! If you think its still worth go on her a bit more till she uses her lissandrae.png and rivenmartyr.png right before it reaches its max range do one aa more and back off then. You will have lost more hp without question but you make her use 1/3 of her mana. Repeat this when you can and this lane should become much easier when she has no mana left.


Lvl 6:

This is all about the perfect timing here. If you are getting ganked and she uses her lissandrar.png on you you will be ccd to death. If you have no wards in the jungle be adviced that when she uses herlissandrae.png to engage on you 99% of the cases the jungler is nearby to kill you. Back of immediately when she uses it offensive! If you all in her you need to deny her lissandrae.png in order to kill her. Always save your rivenmartyr.png for that moment and you can kill her. Remember that when she uses her lissandrar.png on herself she can deny your rivenfengshuiengine.png so wait for her panic-ult or in combination with your rivenmartyr.png or right after your third riventricleave.png.


Midgame:

Her waveclear is godlike so dont even try to think about splitpush when she holds the lane. Her engage in teamfights is also really powerful despite that she can oneshot your adc. But once she made her spellrotation she is pretty much useless. She can only lissandraq.png you but no mobility or hardcc at all. You should never engage when she is nearby. She can deny you completely and you are dead before you can do anything.


Lategame:

Once your adc has 3140.png and enough lifesteal she shouldnt be able to oneshot him anymore. That doesnt mean that she is still an extremely high threat for your whole team. If you want to siege the enemy base you can only do that with Baronbuff.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3111.png-3155.png-3077.png-3156.png-3071.png-3074.png-3140.png-3139.png-3026.png 


I go 3812.png here because it can help me survive the burstdmg of 127.png

You can also replace 3139.png with a 3026.png if you dont know how to use it.


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. rivenfeint.png rivenmartyr.png riventricleave.png

 



VS

Malphite

Easy

Difficulty: 3/10                                                             Funfactor: 4/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

malphitepassive.png his passive where he gets a shield when he gets no dmg for 10/8/6 seconds. So always try to dmg him so he cant make use of it.

seismicshard.png8 seconds on every rank. Point and click projectile which will slow you and grants him movementspeed. (He steals it from you)

obduracy.png12 seconds on every rank. He gains passive more armor and bonus dmg on activation

landslide.png7 seconds on every rank. Slams the ground deals dmg and reduce your attack speed by alot. Its really important that you dont try to animationcancel your riventricleave.pngcombo because you will cancel your own aa trust me.

ufslash.png130/115/100 Best ult for engage in the whole game. Insane basedmg and scaling. He can also use it to escape a gank.


I set malphite to easy because he is really easy in laningphase. He has just an inanely high teamfight potential and thats why i ban him most of the times. He can decide one teamfight even when he is 0/5. Also his abilties scale with his armor which means that the more tank he is the more dmg he deals. Also this matchup has become easier due to the 3071.png buff.

Lvl 1:

Skill riventricleave.png. Most Malphites skill landslide.png against Riven first. Your full riventricleave.pngcombo deals more dmg at lvl 1! Try to bait out his landslide.png by running into him and riventricleave.png backwards if he uses it, its range is really small. You need some prediction to do that. However try always to get your full riventricleave.pngcombo on him. When he starts seismicshard.png he must be bad because of your dashes you dont have any problems with slows. Just zone him then and attack him whenever he tries to cs.

Lvl 2:

When you dmged him to half life skill rivenmartyr.png and do the full combo whenever he comes close enough. If he is just a little bit smart he will back off and farm under tower. Taking rivenfeint.png can also be wise to dodge his landslide.png and then reengage again so your attackspeed isnt affected.

Lvl 3:

Your lvl 3 is much stronger than his. The fact that he relys on aa after his landslide.pngseismicshard.png combo which you can cancel with rivenmartyr.png and (3)riventricleave.png you should outdmg him. If you get hit by his landslide.png you really need to pay attention to your aa-cancel. Its better to wait a little bit longer before you cast your next riventricleave.png otherwise you can loose 2-3 aa which can decide firstblood. You will have pushed him to his tower most of the time which means that you need to be careful with their jungle so always have a ward around.

Lvl 6:
First off have a look for his lvl 6! When he turns lvl 6 make sure to be over ~40% hp otherwise he can burst you or you think you can 4.png his ult in order to outplay him. But if you dont have flash up dont stay around with low hp when you know he has ult.
Its really hard to kill Malphite if he plays just a little bit passive since he will just use his ufslash.png to escape. Always try to harass him down with (if you are close to him) riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.png(to absorb the landslide.pngdmg)+aarivenmartyr.png+aa and the rest riventricleave.png if possible. He will have to go back more often which means he will loose farm and you get more of it. If he goes ap for some reason make sure to buy hp and mr (3071.png3111.png) because you only need to survive his combo because after that he is defenseless and will die really fast. You can only win against (good) Malphites by making better roams, so saver your tp for ganks.

Midgame:
Yeah Malphite midgame. One good ufslash.png and its over and thats why i ban him many times. Just make sure that you dont cuddle with your teammates so he cant get a five-man ult. Also his armor will become a problem for Riven when you get no lead. When he has too much armor try to swap with your midlane.

Lategame:
More armor=more dmg. Its all about his ufslash.png whether you can win or loose a teamfight.

Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3065.png-3742.pngor3143.png

Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png, then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

VS

Maokai

Medium

OUTDATED!



Difficulty: 5/10                                                      Funfactor: 4/10

Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:


maokaipassive.png Everytime an ability is casted he gets a stack and his next basic attack heals him after reaching 5 stacks so dont use your abilities to farm. (Srsly this lane will get much easier by knowing that)

maokaitrunkline.png 8/7.5/7.6.5/6 Deals dmg and slows you. If you are to close to him he can knock you back. Good Maokais can use this to knock you behind them and can bring you in serious trouble.

maokaiunstablegrowth.png 13/12/11/10/9  He travels to you and root you for  1-2 seconds. Its important to know that he is untargetable like 238.png11.png when he does it and casted in a correct time he can dodge your rivenfengshuiengine.pngslash with it.

maokaisapling2.png 12 seconds on every rank. ONLY deal dmg and slows when they explode. They can also function as a ward.

maokaidrain3.png 60/50/40 He and everyone stands in his ult gets 20% less dmg and deals dmg when it explodes. It deals more dmg the more he has absorbed capping at a certain amount. I never fight him in his ult when we both are 100% because he will most likely win the trade. But after his rotation you can just walk out of it since he cant keep you in there.


Maokai is in my opinion one of the best examples how tanks should work. They cc you, have something to absorb dmg but dont deal that amount of dmg and cant kill you alone if you dont missplay hard unlike 33.png111.png54.png... With that being said i set him to easy because he gets alot more easier when you know what he can do with his abilities and passive. His passive is his sustaining tool but he cant charge it when you dont spam your abilities like a retard so use as less as you can to farm!


Lvl 1:

Maokai is really squishy early on so you can take down his healthbar quite easily with your riventricleave.png combo. If you want to be risky skill riventricleave.png and wait for him to use his maokaitrunkline.png to farm and go on him then. You have 6 seconds to unleash your full combo and back of again. If you never played this matchup before skill rivenfeint.png first because when he hits his maokaitrunkline.png it hurts and its hitbox is widther and longer than you might think.


Lvl 2:

You will have your riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.png now no matter what you have skilled first. Always wait for him to use his maokaitrunkline.png to farm and engage then. Dont use your rivenfeint.png to gap close because you need it to compensate his maokaiunstablegrowth.png or maokaisapling2.png dmg or to back of. If he doesnt use his maokaitrunkline.png to farm but you still want to trade use your rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png in a 90° angle to juke it or just with your riventricleave.png if you want to tryhard.


Lvl 3:

There are two ways to win a trade with him when he engages but it depends on his playstyle:

1. He engages in this order: maokaiunstablegrowth.pngmaokaitrunkline.pngmaokaisapling2.png 

When he engages with his maokaiunstablegrowth.png you really have enough time to rivenfeint.png it (because you cant shield while rooted) and rivenmartyr.png instantly when he arrives. Maybe you can stun him long enough to use your riventricleave.png to juke his maokaitrunkline.png. When he fights you in your minions the chance that his maokaisapling2.png will explode at a minion is really high so it wont dmg you. Just do your full riventricleave.png combo on him and you won the trade. You even won the trade when you just back of again while taking no dmg. Remember that draining his manapool is also really important!

2. He engages in this order: maokaiunstablegrowth.pngmaokaisapling2.pngmaokaitrunkline.png

His maokaiunstablegrowth.png works with %max health dmg so it doesnt deal that much dmg to you at the early levels. So dont shield it. When he arrives he will maokaisapling2.png then which will cost him time. Right after he threw it rivenmartyr.png+aa him and rivenfeint.png right after your stun goes of to absorb the maokaitrunkline.png dmg. Do your full riventricleave.png combo after that.

When he has full mana it can be really stupid to engage on him. When you use all your abilities to gap close and he just knock you back and roots+slows you, you most likely lost the trade. Just zone him then if its possible and wait for his engages or his greed for minions.


Lvl 6:

I still continue doing that what i have done before but i will back of instantly when he uses his maokaidrain3.png because you cant win trades against him. It has (in my opinion) an unfairly high cooldown for that what it does. However just back of then he has nothing to keep you in there once he made his rotation and with your mobility you can leave the center really quickly. Its really important to ward your jungle because with his engage and cc he can set of ganks quite good. 


Midgame:

Every Maokai will skill his maokaiunstablegrowth.png second so it can root your for 2 seconds at max. rank. You need to know that being rooted is different from being stunned. When you are rooted you cant use movement abilities but every other abilties (rivenmartyr.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png) and you can also aa so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that his cc can lock you down completely in teamfights and his maokaidrain3.png "counters" rivenfengshuiengine.pngslash a little bit.

Lategame:

Good Maokais will stay near their dmg dealers to protect them while bad maokais just ult and maokaiunstablegrowth.png the next target that is in range. If he wastes his maokaiunstablegrowth.png for nothing you can easily go on their squishies because Maokai hasnt even near the dmg to kill your allies. When he is protecting his adc dont think about going in without 3140.png because you can just sit there and watch you die. Do the same thing he does! Stay with your team and wait for them to misspositioning before you engage.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3139.png-3026.png


Replace 3139.png with 3065.png/3143.png/3742.png if you think raw defencive stats will help you more


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png, then bring riventricleave.png on lvl 3 for early dmg and after you skilled your ult max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

VS

Nasus

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10                    Funfactor: 5/10 (gets lower the longer the games goes)



Take either Thunderlords, Stormraiders or Fervor.


Important cooldowns and mechanics:

nasuspassive.png has a huge base lifesteal from the beginning

siphoningstrikenew.png8/7/6/5/4 Empowers his next aa. Whenever he kills a minion with it it deals more dmg. Deals physical dmg!

wither.png15/14/13/12/11 Slows you very hard.

spiritfire.png 12 on every rank. Deals dmg in an area. Huge initial dmg (when he casts it) and reduces your armor by a flat value. His siphoningstrikenew.png deals physical dmg so you need to leave this area as fast as you can!

godofdeath.png 120 on every rank. He gains free health like 58.png, gets a slightly bigger range (50) and deals magic dmg around him.
Patch 6.21: He also gains armor and mr now (15/35/55 at cast) and he gets more the longer his ults go!

Important: Dont get fooled by this cooldowns showed here because every Nasus tends to rush 40% cdr!

Nasus is a completely lategame champ. He will farm the whole game because otherwise he will be useless. If you let him farm early and dont punish him early for going for cs he will outscale you really hard. His oppertunity of destroying structures with 5 q's make him really dangerous when it comes to lategame. And when the game goes like 40+ minutes and he has his 800 stacks then... well gg.

Lvl 1:
You need to play really aggresive. Dont use your riventricleave.png to push the lane. Kill the first 3 meleeminions fast and then just LASTHIT the minions. If he becomes greedy and he really wants that one minion you have to do your full riventricleave.png combo on him(after he took the minion with his siphoningstrikenew.png so you dont get hit by that) and he will be below 50% hp if he didnt start with 1054.png. If he still wants another minion do the same thing again and he will get some respect (if you didnt kill him of course^^).


Lvl 2 and 3:

Skill rivenmartyr.png and continue like you have done before now with more dmg and a stun.

Lvl 3 combo if he want to get a lasthit and coming too close to you:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aarivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png+aariventricleave.png+aa and back off if you cant finish him

If he is under his turret just harass him like:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa and rivenfeint.png away.

Lvl 6:

You still have the advantage here you just need to do same as you have done before. Dont get baited when he has low hp since he can turn the fight with his ulitmate. You can all him when he has like 35-50% hp less than you. Never start a fight when you both are 100% hp becasue he will win the fight.

Remember: His godofdeath.png will be as soon ready as your rivenfengshuiengine.png will be. So keep that in mind when you both activated your ultimates at the same time. I really recommend to rush 3071.png 3111.png because he will rush 3110.png and the boots will help you to deny some of his magic dmg and his wither.png is a bit shorter. Always have your jungle warded because his wither.png can set off a gank really good and when it is an ad jungler the armorpen on his spiritfire.png hurts even more so be careful when you push the wave to his tower all the time. 

Midgame:

This is why i set him medium. He WILL get stronger the longer the game goes. For example i was 6/0 Riven with 3071.png3111.png3074.png and he was 0/5 with a 3110.png and some 1029.png. I engaged when we both were 100%hp and he still won the fight (he still had 50%hp). He had like 240 stacks then so he even gets dangerous when he lost the lane really hard. At this point you cant 1v1 him anymore no matter ("how big your lead is") but your roams are 10000 times stronger than his. So try help other lanes and go for objectives while still having an eye on toplane. You can just proxy the lane (you go behind him and kill his minions without fighting him). Go for him at least 2v1 best would be with a ranged ap mage. Always shield hissiphoningstrikenew.png  because it deals the most dmg. If you have like 40% hp better back off because he can still have killpotential on you. Just kite him then and go with the harass combo to help a little bit. Since Nasus can only target one enemy who stays next to him (you in this case) Your mate can deal free dmg. However DONT try to 2v1 him when you have another ad type assissins champ with you. He can kill you both because it is Nasus. Mabye with a 157.png because of his insane armorpen. When he rushes armor (3110.png) swap your lane with your midlaner (when its ap ofc). Since he will have no mr then you can delay his lategamepower by alot and your apmidlaner can easily kill him.


Lategame:

The time where this game should have been ended or you are sieging the enemy base so hard that this game will end soon. However you really dont want to get into a 40+ min. game against a Nasus. He can destroy your whole base with 1 minionwave then if you get distracted by the enemy team. In teamfight you have to kill the adc and apc as fast as you can and just hope yours dont get onehit by the 1000 stacksiphoningstrikenew.png. With enough armorpen., lifesteal and a peeling supp your adc should be fine a little short time. Without 3140.png it can get a bit hard to kite someone with a 95% slow.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3133.png-3071.png-3047.png-3123.png-3074.png-3033.png-3143.png-3026.png

Situational:

3033.png if they have a very tanky team that also have strong heals (also cuts nasus lifesteal) but since it doesnt help you to kill the squishy targets i rarely buy it.

Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

How to play against those towerhugging passive Nasus(es?):

Riven has no poke to punish this playstyle. But that means he will lose massive farm by doing that. Dont buy a tiamat early and freeze the lane as hard as you can. Make him lose even more cs. If your wave is pushed to his tower and you cant roam mid because its pushed either just go into their jungle and set a (pink)ward. Take a look whether their red/blue is up or not and maybe try to catch the jungler there or counterjungle him if you see him ganking botlane. If you get camped top means that they lose pressure on drake or on bot towers. So you wont win this lane by staying there and just farm a bit more.


Playing against nasuse.pngmaxing 3512.png rushing Nasus?

Hope that your jungler is good because there is not much you can do. Always shield his nasuse.png when he casts it otherwise it deals shittons of dmg.









 


VS

Nautilus

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10                                     Funfactor: 4/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics you should know:

nautiluspassive.png His first aa deals bonus dmg and stuns you

nautilusanchordrag.png 18/16/14/12/10 Hooks you half-way to him and the cooldown is halved when he hits terrain (also included 34.pngcrystallize.png and other terraforming)

nautiluspiercinggaze.png 18 on every rank. The shield that scales with his max. hp. He deals bonus magic dmg on every aa and he can even reset his aa with it.

nautilussplashzone.png 7/6.5/6/5.5/5 It has a very short range and slows you

nautilusgrandline.png 140/110/80 Point and click range knockup 1-2 sec. with insane basedmg (weeee...) Its a very good ult to set of ganks.


Nautilus is one of those tanks that are too strong right now. He goes fulltank and has cc of doom and can oneshot the squishy target without problems. I set him to medium because he is really easy to deal with in lane if you know what you should do against him. His cc however will become a huge problem for you when it comes to teamfight or ganks because you cant do something against nautilusgrandline.png. In my opinion its not even good to buy a 3140.png because he has so many little ccs and not a single one like 39.png4.png90.png. So if you cleanse something from him you get stunned or slowed again.


Lvl 1:

Skill your riventricleave.png first. You need to find out whether he skilled his nautiluspiercinggaze.png or nautilussplashzone.png first. Just go on him and cheese him a little bit. When he uses his nautilussplashzone.png you can do the full riventricleave.png combo and you won this trade because his nautilussplashzone.png deals not much dmg early game. Zone him then and always go on him when he tries to farm with his nautilussplashzone.png try to harass him as much as you can. However when he activates his nautiluspiercinggaze.png you have to back off immediatly because you will loose the trade. If you catch him in a brush before the game started and he nautiluspiercinggaze.png dont try to fight him you cant win this fight then. However because of your mobility you can just dash away from him. This shield lasts for !10! seconds so keep distance meanwhile. When it expires you have 8 seconds!!! to zone him and punish him for every minion he wants. If you time it correctly you can do your riventricleave.png before his shield is back again.

Lvl 2:

Skill rivenfeint.png second because you can tank the dmg of his aa+nautilussplashzone.png with it. Do the same like you did lvl 1. Try to bait out his nautiluspiercinggaze.png and go in when it expires.

Lvl 3:

Its important to know that when he lands his nautilusanchordrag.png you have to spam rivenmartyr.png so you instantly cast it to interrupt his aa. If you are good you can rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png to build up more distance because you have to go back when he activates his nautiluspiercinggaze.png what he probably does when he hits nautilusanchordrag.png. Remember that draining his manapool also give you a great advantage in lane. Played correctly you can interrupt with rivenmartyr.png and your third riventricleave.png like 2 aa because his attackspeed is really low.


Lvl 6:

You have to be very careful here because he can 100-0 you when he does everything right and you failed to shield the correct ability. When he engages be sure that you rivenfeint.png his nautilusgrandline.png in the correct time because it deals 200 dmg at lvl 1. Your shield can absorb this dmg but not the knock-up. When he uses his nautilusanchordrag.png just start spamming rivenmartyr.png again and instantly riventricleave.png backwards. When you lost likely no health and he stays in lane its your turn to show him who is boss. Walk on him and rivenfeint.png when he is about to aa or when he stomps on the ground to nautilussplashzone.png and make your rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png+aarivenmartyr.png+aariventricleave.png-combo and finish him. Every ability is on cooldown then so you have an easy time and early he is really squishy without his nautiluspiercinggaze.png. But never underestimate his strong 2v1 when his jungle comes to gank. He can set of ganks with nautilusgrandline.png and with his amount of cc you can be shut down really easy.

Patch 6.16

You now get also knocked up harder than before when you just stand in the path of his nautilusgrandline.png so never try to flash in your teammates otherwise maybe you will live but 2 of your teammates will die because a 2 second knock up is long.


Midgame:

Once he got some armor+hp items you cant fight him anymore. You wont deal any dmg when you dont have a huge lead and he will still deal tons of dmg. Just avoid him as much as you can in teamfights and when he nautilusgrandline.png make sure to shield the explosion while not running into your teammates because it also deals dmg to them. 

Lategame:

There is not much to say. His nautilusgrandline.png can cc you long enough (2 seconds) so the damagedealers can kill you. Just wait if they position badly or they split so you can engage. Try to back off with 4.png when he nautilusgrandline.png and reengage if its possible.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png-3065.png

Exchange 3812.png with 3143.png3742.png(ad) or 3065.png(ap) for more defense or with 3140.png if you think this can help you.


Recommend skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png


VS

Olaf

Hard

Difficulty: 9/10                               Funfactor: 2/10


TAKE STORMRAIDERS!

olafpassive.png more attackspeed the less hp he has.

olafaxethrowcast.png7 seconds on evrey rank. Deals dmg and slows you. If he picks it up again the cooldown is reduced by 4.5 seconds. Be careful he wins nearly every lvl 1 with this!

olaffrenziedstrikes.png 16 seconds on every rank. Gets lifesteal and more attackspeed.

olafrecklessstrike.png12/11/10/9/8 Deals true dmg and the cooldown is reduced by 1 second whenever he aa!

olafragnarok.png100/90/80 someone said counterplay? Gets passive a huge amount of armor and mr and a huge amount of dmg and movementspeed towards champions when he activates it. Also he gets immune to EVERY cc means that he can dive you really easy.

This is a really hard matchup if you dont know what Olaf can do. He has sustain and a neverending slow once he hits one olafaxethrowcast.png. With his olafaxethrowcast.png he can just chase you down and when he gets his forst armor item you wont be able to 1v1 him anyways.
For me its either a really hard or furstrating matchup. Also he is a champ that offers literally no counterplay so there are not many tricks on how to play against him...


Lvl 1:

If he skilled olafrecklessstrike.png you takeriventricleave.png Push the wave! He cant counterpush but dont get hit by it. If he uses it to farm you can unleash your full combo on him! 
If you hit lvl 2 first you take rivenmartyr.png and you will do some serious dmg on him.

If he skilled olafaxethrowcast.png i think its the best way to go riventricleave.png first BUT you have to be really passive, stay in bushes and TRY to farm. Its also a really wise choice to stay as far away as you can and wait for him to push. If he hits ONEolafaxethrowcast.png he can chase you down and kill you at lvl 1. You will loose the lvl 1 hard if you try to fight him so just dont do it! He will hit lvl 2 much sooner than you so skill rivenfeint.png second so he cant kill you anymore if you dont go aggressive.

Lvl 3:

He has long cooldowns you can bait out. Just back off when he activates his olaffrenziedstrikes.png and always try to rivenfeint.png hisolafrecklessstrike.png. If you manage to dodge his  olafaxethrowcast.pngseveral times he will run out of mana soon. Without mana he wont deal dmg!

Lvl 6:

His ult ONLY has 100 sec cooldown so he always has it sooner ready than you! Always recall when you are lowlife because he can dive you really easy! Always go for short trades and all in him with rivenfengshuiengine.png when he has low life. If you are both full hp you will loose the all in. Drain his mana and/or his hp and you should win. When you are not full hp you really need to be careful because with olafaxethrowcast.pngolafrecklessstrike.png he always have killpotential on you. The best way to escape him is to hop over a wall!

Midgame: 

When your adc is someone like 96.png222.png21.png they will have a really hard time without 4.png. The only way to defend them is killing him before he kills your adc. He is really strong midgame because he just deals unstoppable dmg.

Lategame:

Olaf falls off lategame because your adc will have enough lifesteal to stand his dmg while he just melts him down. Still YOU dont win any 1v1 against him because you cant cc him and hejust deals moe dmg to you than you to him.

Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3071.png-3047.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3742.png-3026.png-


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

If you manage to dodge his olafaxethrowcast.png go this way!

Otherwise rather max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png to be more safe!

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Difficulty: 8/10                                                      Funfactor: 3/10


Take Thunderlords!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

pantheonpassive.png Everytime when he aa OR casts an ability he gains stacks. After 4 stacks he will block the next aa from you. This can also be triggered by towershots AND cannon-minions

pantheon_throw.png 4 seconds on every rank. His poketool which is really annoying. It deals therefore that it is no skillshot and has a medium range alot of dmg and the dmg spikes at lvl 9

pantheon_leapbash.png 13/12/11/9 Point and click stun which also refreshes his passive.

pantheon_heartseeker.png 10/9/8/7/8 Deals dmg in front of him and he gains 100% critchance on pantheon_throw.png and aa when the target is under 15% hp

pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png 150/135/120 Slows you and deals less dmg when you dont get hit with the center so only 50% at the edge.


I struggled a little bit whether i should set him hard or not because of the fact that i also play Panhteon and i also take him sometimes to counter a Riven. But if you know how to play against him he should be medium. However if the Pantheon is good and knows what to do against you this lane will become pretty hard.

Because i play Pantheon very often i know what i am talking about here.

Lvl 1:

Skill rivenfeint.png first to compensate the pantheon_throw.png dmg. A good Pantheon will do 4 aa on minions and will just zone then by staying near his melee minions and he will start with only lasthitting the minions. He wont even throw a pantheon_throw.png on you because in early lvls it is just mana waste especially when Riven has her rivenfeint.png. Try to work with the brushes the best you can in order to farm and dont get poked down. When he killed a complete wave and he has still like 2 casterminions from his first wave you have to back off! He will turn lvl 2 very soon and hispantheon_leapbash.pngpantheon_throw.png+aa (thunderlords) combo deal much dmg early so play save.

Lvl 2:

Skill riventricleave.png and just try to farm the best you can like you did before. Dont even think about going in close range just let him push. REMEMBER its no shame to loose the earlygame against Pantheon as Riven. You just need to survive and your time will come.

Lvl 3:

He will have the lane permanently pushed to your tower. A good gank can give you some time to breath. Remember that when his minionwave is huge and your jungle is coming, he has to wait till it has pushed completly to your tower so they wont hurt you. He can even win a 2vs1 when he played correctly in his big minionwave. However if you killed him somehow early dont think you can 1v1 him now! Till lvl 6 he can win every 1v1 against you because he can block 3 aa from you which are like 250 dmg just continue with your passive playstyle till you hit lvl 6 or he is out of mana. A Pantheon without mana is a freekill so make use of it.

Never understimate his early dmg with his crits:

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Lvl 6:

Without a lead i wont just all in him no matter if his ult is useless or not. Just because you have an (strong) abiltity more than him doesnt mean that he doesnt hit you on below 50% hp with one good combo. Wait till he missplays (towershot, stunning a minion, oom,...) or wait for your jungle. If you go ham make sure to rivenfeint.png his pantheon_throw.png because its damage is insane. Save your rivenmartyr.png for his pantheon_heartseeker.png so you cancel it. Also your third riventricleave.png will cancel his pantheon_heartseeker.png. There is no specific combo you can do just make sure to do the things i said above to make this 1v1 winnable.
His pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png is really strong to roam mid. Always beg that you have a mobile midlane when you face a Pantheon otherwise he will get his kills from him. Ping like a retard when you dont see him anymore or he just moved downriver. Spam the warning pings for you midlaner so he reacts. Also never overextend when he backed and you dmg his tower. He can cut of the way without problems and with a jungler its rip for you so dont push the tower too much when you have absolutley no vision. NEVER EVER dive a Pantheon when he isnt that lowlife that you cant finish him off with a rivenfengshuiengine.pngrivenmartyr.png combo. He can block one aa then stun you which will make him block another aa and with pantheon_throw.png+aa+pantheon_heartseeker.png he can gain 3 stacks of his passive again which will make him block another  aa so really dont try it. Give him a lead and he will wreck you till you come to mid-lategame.

A little tip: Everytime i killed a Pantheon and he has ult i watch the deathtimer and stay there +10 seconds after he revived and dash away with everything i have after this additional 10 seconds.


Midgame:

Still his roams are awesome with his pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png. Always try to keep 12.png up to follow if its possible. When you have a lead or you are even this is the point where you can win every 1v1 against him. Just make sure to rivenfeint.png the pantheon_throw.png and rivenmartyr.png his pantheon_heartseeker.png and you should be fine.


Lategame:

Pantheon falls of lategame really hard. He cant kill the adc anymore wihtout being melted. He can still win a whole teamfight with a good pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.png. If the enemyteam is coordinated they will start to engage and the Pantheon will cut of your escape. You have to counterengage then. If you have a bad teamcomp you have to be the one who 4.png on the adc and try to kill him. If you can bind as much enemys on you as you can AND you killed the adc you did everything right. Noone will follow Pantheon and your team can 4v1 him and help you then. If the enemyteam ignores you to help Pantheon you... well you can clean up from behind.



Recommended buildpath:


1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3067.png-3077.png-3071.png-3047.png-3142.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

VS

Poppy

Medium

Difficulty: 7/10                                       Funfactor: 3/10


Take Fervor!

Important Cooldowns and mechancis:

poppypassive.png She throws a coin, counting as an autoattack (so procs on-hit effects like 3025.png). ONLY if she kills something with it she instantly gain the shield otherwise the coin is tossed somewhere near a wall. Her hands are glowing when its rdy!

poppyq.png9/8/7/6/5 Deals alot of dmg if you get hit by it twice!

poppyw.png24/22/20/18/16 Passive she gains bonus armor and mr. This bonus is doubled when she is below 40% (thats why you deal no dmg to her with your ult)
Active she cancels any dashes (so your whole kit) and deals a bit dmg and she gets mvs.

poppye.png 14/13/12/11/10 Deals double dmg when she pushes you agianst a wall and you get stunned for already 1.6 seconds on lvl1 !

poppyr.png 140/120/100 She can either channel it or instantly use it so you just get knocked up. Really important is that the channeling ends when you cc her!


You can also count this as a hard matchup because Poppy can become really dangerous with her cc. Dont get his by her poppyq.png twice and never stand near a wall and it will get a bit easier.

Lvl1:
Skill your riventricleave.png first and stay in the bushes and wait for her to waste her poppypassive.png on a minion. Once this is on cooldown you can come out and farm as much as you can. If she wastes her poppyq.png and she has no shield do your full riventricleave.png combo on her if you can!

Lvl2:
Skill rivenfeint.png second because you can deny her poppypassive.png without camping in a bush. Trade with her when her shield is on cooldown, do a riventricleave.png-aarivenfeint.png combo to waster her mana. She will most likely have skilled poppye.png second so dont stay near a wall!

lvl3:
Like i said always wait for her poppypassive.png to be on cooldown, drain her mana with short riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png-aa-rivenfeint.png trades. Her poppyw.png has a long cooldown so keep that in mind. If you want to do a full combo on her wait after you rivenmartyr.png because she will use her poppyw.png 100%. Just chase her by running and aaing. Keep in mind it gives her movementspeed so you dont waste time chasing her if you are too far away. 


Lvl6:
You need to bait out her poppyw.png first before you can all in her. Just do some short trades to achieve that. If you have fervor with you, you can kill her if she pushed the wave to your tower and her poppyw.png poppypassive.png is on cooldown! She has no way to escape then. Try to save one cc for her channeling her poppyr.png so you can cancel it. But she can also cast it instantly so you need to predict it and sidestep it or using a riventricleave.png or rivenfeint.png sideways. Either way she has to 4.png your engage or you will kill her.
If she manages to knock you up with her poppyr.png near a wall you NEED to 4.png after you landed because she will position herself for her poppye.png! Remember: You can 4.png her poppye.png but you cannot dash it! You will get stunned at the wall then!


Midgame:
With enough Armorpen and lifesteal you are able to kill her in a 1v1 all the time, it will only take you years and its most likely that she just runs away. So try to roam as much as you can. Always keep her poppyw.png because it can bring you in serious trouble! Her midgame is still really strong since she can just burst your Adc while being tanky af.

Lategame:
Really important is that you DONT LET HER FLANK at all costs. She can be so tanky and such a high threat for anyone of your team. Always ward the sidejungles when you siege a tower or going for objectives. Its impossible for you to engage with a 4.png combo because of her poppyw.png. Always try to cancel her poppyr.png even when you have to flash for it. If she throws back two of you the teamfight can go pretty bad for you.


Recommended builpath:

1036.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png-3742.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

Maxing riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png is also a good option but you need to be really aggressive then.


VS

Quinn

Medium

Difficulty: 7/10                                      Funfactor: 6/10


Take Thunderlords or Stormraiders.

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

quinnpassive.png sets random marks. If you have the mark you are revealed (no hiding in brushes then) and the next aa deals bonus dmg.

quinnq.png 11/10/9/8/7 blinds your complete vision (you still deal dmg with aa not like
17.pngblindingdart.png) and you get the passivemark

quinnw.png 50/45/40/35/30 gets passive attackspeed and movementspeed after hitting quinnpassive.png
On active she reveals a large area.

quinne.png 12/11/10/9/8 pushes you back, slows you and you get the passivemark

quinnr.png no cooldown! It makes her to a roambeast and she can get back to lane very fast.

Quinn is a counter to Riven since she is ranged and can deny your gapclose while still kiting you if you still go in or just shoots in your back if you want to back off. I really recommend to get Stormraiders instead of Thunderlords. She is really squishy and you deal alot of dmg if you managed to get to her. You need to stick on her to kill her and Stormraiders will help you there.

Lvl 1:

Skill rivenfeint.png first to deny her as much harass as you can. You need to farm it out by loosing as less hp as you can. There is no way you can engage on her till lvl 3 so just farm.

Lvl 3:

I still farm at this point if it is a good player who keeps distance and aa me whenever he can. If she comes to close you need to punish her for that. If she wastes quinne.png just to harass you, you shield the quinnpassive.png while dashing towards her. Since she wasted that what makes her so strong against Riven you can do the whole riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png combo. After that you can back off easily because of Stormraiders or you can kill her if she is low enough because of Stormraiders. Dont do that when she has a huge minionwave! They still deal dmg and she can even win the fight when she has enough minions. However if she is a good player just farm and wait for mistakes or ganks since she pushes you to your tower.

Lvl 6:

This is where you can even kill a good Quinn for the first time. Try to bait out her quinne.pngby using maximal 2riventricleave.png (with the 4 second waiting of course). If she uses it you shield the passive dmg and 4.pngrivenfengshuiengine.pngrivenmartyr.png+aa on her and the full riventricleave.png combo and finish her with rivenfengshuiengine.png-shot. With Stormraiders she cant escape from that without using 4.png. Feel free to do that when she has 25% hp less than you (1000-750,500-250) and you have most likely a free kill. If you think its to risky then dont do it! If you doubt your all in-combos just let it and farm more.

If you killed her or make her to back off be careful of her movementspeed! She can come back to lane really fast and with a jungle they can get you, so dont overextend when you have no vision. If you dont see her in lane anymore just for 2 seconds you have to spam the missing ping on your lane and the warning ping on midlane. She can roam so fast that even 6-8 seconds can be too late. Better ping a little bit more often than to late. If they flame you that you should stop doing useless pings just /mute all because they obviously have no clue about Quinn. 

I recommend to rush 45% cdr to deny as much quinnpassive.png as you can in a fight. (3133.png3067.png3158.png)

Midgame:

Played correctly you win every 1v1 against her if she doesnt have a lead. She cant stand your all in-combo so try to use this advantage. Remember use your riventricleave.png for gapclosing(always with the 4 waiting in between every Q (only if you chase! So dont wait 4 seconds when you are next to her!xD)) Use your rivenfeint.png to either dodge the quinnq.png
(try to dodge it but you have to rivenfeint.png because it also deals dmg and you dont see if she runs further or does an aa on you) or after she quinne.png you. Dont use your abilities just to gapclose! Use them to deny as much dmg as possible while chasing her. So dont riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.png one after another when she is still miles away!)

Lategame:

She is just another adc which can be bursted down like any other adc. But care many 133.png buy3053.png so dont get baited by that! Remember that any dmg she gets by champs or towers her ultimate will be canceled! Since 3074.png has a good range you can deny her the escape or her engage on a lowlife ally.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3158.png-3067.png-3071.png-3077.png-3142.png-3074.png-3072.png--3026.png

Situational:

3143.png for 3065.png if they have no ap at all (Quinn relys on crit dmg)
3143.png for 3072.png if you have only one tank and no real engages and generally if you want to be a bit safer

Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png, then max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png


VS

Renekton

Medium

Difficulty: 7/10          Funfactor: 6/10


Take Fervor!

Important Cooldowns and mechanics:

renektoncleave.png 8 seconds on every rank. Heals him and generates fury if <50 fury. Empowered: More dmg and more heal

renektonpreexecute.png 13/12/11/10/9. Stuns for 0.75 seconds. Empowered: More dmg, 1,75 seconds stun

renektonsliceanddice.png 18/17/16/15/14. Dashes a short distance. Empowered: Lowers your armor.
 Note: He can only dashes a second time after he hits something                                     an enemy (also minions) with it.

renektonreignofthetyrant.png 120 on every rank. Gains health, deals magic dmg in an area around him and generates 20 fury instantly and more over time, so dont overextend. Note: If you both use ultimate at the same time his will be sooner (5-10 seconds) ready than yours.


I know everyone says that Renekton is a hard counter to Riven but honestly there are ones who are more powerfull(85.png133.png,...) and more frustrating(86.png23.png(critting 4 times with 35% always feels good)) than him because he offers some sort of counterplay.


Early game:

First, if you have to help your jungle you need to do it really fast because you must not come to late to lane because it can decide the whole early game.

If he starts renektoncleave.png
Zone him out! You deal more dmg with your riventricleave.png combo than him. The range of his renektoncleave.png try to bait it out by running towards him and riventricleave.png backwards. You HAVE to deny him as many fury stacks as possible. You will have him under half life if you did this 2 times in early. Lvl 2 go rivenmartyr.png because he will be 1 or 2 minions behind and still lvl 1. If you manage to get the whole riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png combo he is dead or you finish him off with 14.png if you have it with you. If he starts playing passive you just have to zone him and he wont be able to trade with you. You can also skill rivenfeint.png second for more safety. How to combo with that read a little bit further :).

CARE: Dont try to trade with him under tower if he is lvl2. If you get stunned under tower its gg so dont try it!

If he startsrenektonpreexecute.png:
To find it out just riventricleave.png at him once(DONT AA!! You will get minion aggro and loose early trade) He will stun you and gets minion aggro. Then aa first and riventricleave.png full combo and back off immediatly so you dont get dmg by minions that much. However if you think these trade are to risky just push the lane because he cant counterpush and only generates fury with aa. 

Lvl 2 you should skill rivenfeint.png. Engage this way: riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.png+aa and the restriventricleave.png combo. Immediatly rivenfeint.png after your firstriventricleave.png so your trade is much better. Simply because you cant rivenfeint.png while stunned and to shield after his renektonpreexecute.pngrenektoncleave.png is also really bad.

LvL 3:

This is where this lane starts to be decided for the next minutes.

If he has full fury:

You cant do much now you just fucked up the first levels and you get punished for that now. Fall back and try to farm because you simly cannot trade against him and if he has 14.png and you die to him once in early you wont comeback until he makes a huge mistake or your jungler makes an awesome gank. So play passive and wait for ganks or his mistakes.

If he has less fury:

You did that what i said before correct and you have this lane pushed. Try to keep the Wave under his tower. It´s not easy for him to farm under tower (compared to 238.png157.png59.png of course). Always have a ward for river(if you push that hard it´s even better to have a ward somewhere around the scuttlecrabward so you can see him soon enough. Dont push when you have no wards and no vision on enemy jungle or midlane.

How to harass:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png +aa and rivenfeint.png immediatly backwards. He stuns you (maybe) but you shielded it and if he comes to renektoncleave.png just do the rest riventricleave.png combo you will win the trade and he renektonsliceanddice.png away.

Lvl 6:

Dont underestimate his renektonreignofthetyrant.png it gives him 250/500/750 bonus hp. Since it is free hp 14.png is "useless" against it. If you are both low hp but you still have your rivenfengshuiengine.png to fire he can still turn the fight just by ulting it. NEVER go in when you are both full hp unless you have a lead of course.
Care if you and him used everything in one fight and you both die,back off whatever. His ult WILL be as the same time ready as yours so be aware of that.
Since he generates 20 fury instantly you have to be careful because he can dash to you with 30 fury, activate renektonreignofthetyrant.png and has 50 and combined with renektonpreexecute.png it will deal massive dmg.

Midgame:
Care Renekton is a champ who has a powerspike in midgame. But your roams are better than his. So make use of it. Care if you start engage in a groupfight(2vs2,...) he can easily stun you and you can be cc'ed till death. 


Lategame:
Renektons weakness is his lategame. If you are both full build and lvl 18 you will win any 1v1 against him. The dmg he deals to you are just healed up by you. His renektonpreexecute.png can be very annyoing in teamfight so try to wait it before you engage or one of your teammates engages. Try to focus on the backline with a good support and adc/apc he will get kited by them easily(unlike24.png84.png39.png,...) so dont worry about that.

Recommend buildpath:


1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3047.png-3077.png-3071.png-3142.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png

If he starts building tank (1029.png1031.png...) You instantly go for 3071.png instead of 3142.png


Recommend skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png, then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png







VS

Riven

Hard

Difficulty: The better player wins                       Funfactor: 0/10



Play draftmode you plums!
Seriously there is nothing more unhealthy in this game than mirror matchups. This is absolutely no fun at all and says in my opinion nothing about your skill with Riven (so dont add me if you want to 1v1 me i wont do it) and it is no competetive at all because it cannot happen in ranked or draftmode. You go on her you do your spell rotation then she does hers and in the end the one who does the first mistake will loose the whole lane. Luckily most people play draftmode by now because its much better than blind pick. 

One videos explains it all: https://youtu.be/z2RzjAHfG4A?t=5m42s 

VS

Rumble

Hard

Need to Update this one!




Difficulty: 8/10                                        Funfactor: 4/10

Take Stormraiders!

Important mechanics and cooldowns:

rumblepassive.png He can overheat. Means that at 50 heat his abilties deal more dmg/shield more. At 100 heat he silences himself, means that he cant cast ANY abilty in this time. 

rumbleflamethrower.png6 seconds on every rank. Lasts 3 seconds and burns everything in front of him

rumbleshield.png6 seconds on every rank. Lasts 2 second, gives him a shield and movementspeed

rumblegrenade.png 6 seconds rechargetime and can hold 2 of them at the same time. A skillshot that slows you.

rumblecarpetbomb.png110/100/90 Draws a line which deals dmg and slows you

The fact that im nearly never facing a Rumble toplane made this matchup take so long. I got a really good Rumble main (650k) named Dangiuz who trained with me a bit and yeah i dont felt like i had a chance winning against him a 1v1.
It felt like this: 79c6584e29165d954bc4eacba1c86571.png
(Yep... german wiki is always up to date and correct...)
So if you want to play Rumble you can go to him he is a really nice guy.

Rumble is a really strong lanepusher and really good when it comes to objectives like drake and herald/baron. His ult is with its insane range really good to zone people and with 3116.png it takes years to get out of it if your dashes are on cooldown.
Rumble is melee and needs to get close range. So you have no problems to do your full combo on him. The problem is that his dmg starts when yours ends. He punishes you really hard when you try to escape after your full combo, so stormraiders is your best choice here and since he wont build tanky you should be able to proc it all the time (Not like 75.png where you cant even proc stormraiders anymore).
All in all its a skillmatchup highly in Rumbles favour BUT since he will push the wave most of the time he is really vulnerable to ganks since he also dont have escapes. Killing him once early with your junglers help will make this easier and a second kill when you turned lvl6 will win you the whole lane since you can kill him over and over again. The same can happen to you if you die early so be careful!

Lvl1:
Skill riventricleave.png but stay away from your minions. You need it to farm under tower since he will push it really hard to you. If he tries to freeze you just walk into him till he rumbleflamethrower.png and you just riventricleave.png backwards and he WILL push the wave no matter if he wants it or not. If he still doesnt and runs under 50 heat you will deal more dmg than him with a full riventricleave.png combo on him. 

Lvl2:
He will turn lvl 2 sooner than you so be careful and skill rivenfeint.png second if you hit 2. Just try to farm wile not getting harassed.

Lvl3:
This is the point where you can start punishing his mistakes. Never try to trade when he is around 50 heat otherwise you will lose hard. You have 2 oppertunities to trade. Either he used his rumbleshield.pngrumblegrenade.png and overheated or he has 0 heat. The first case will never happen to a good Rumbleplayer but this case can win you a trade hard. Good Rumbleplayers always try to overheat with their rumbleflamethrower.png since it still lasts 3 seconds. So against good Rumbles you need to try to trade when their rumbleflamethrower.png ran out (when overheated) or when they are on 0 heat. While he is overheated his basicattacks deal massive dmg (bonus magic dmg) but with your rivenmartyr.png and third riventricleave.png he shouldnt be able to utilize this. Rumbleplayers always want to have around 50 heat. That means that they spam their abilities when they reached 0 heat again. This is also your timewindow to trade with him since he will have cd. Always do at least: riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png-aa-riventricleave.png-aa-rivenfeint.pngbackwards if you want to shorttrade with him. This combo is enough to proc stormraiders. It doesnt matter if he has 1054.png or 1029.png or he rumbleshield.png it. With that combo you WILL proc stormraiders on him and this is essential for you so you can back off without getting your ass burned. 
Important to know: Shields dont affect stormraiders! So you can even proc stormraiders when someone has an 1k shield!

Lvl 6:
Riven has no real problems with rumblecarpetbomb.png since you can easily dash out of it. You have to get out of it but dont overestimate its lvl6 dmg because it isnt that high. For example you get ganked and he cuts off your way with rumblecarpetbomb.png just run over it and try to escape. If you hit lvl 6 its the best time to engage when he hits 100 heat! He cant use his ultimate when he is at 100 heat so keep that in mind but he can use it even when he has 95 heat. With your rivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png you should cancel 2 aas from him and if the lane went even you should win that all in.

Midgame:
Your midgame is stronger than his and if you got a lead early you should be able to kill him 24/7 in a 1v1. Always keep his rumblecarpetbomb.png in mind when you are going for objectives because one good ultimate can give you and your team real troubles.

Lategame:
Rumble scales harder into lategame than you especially when he got his 3116.png3151.png3135.png... His magicpen and slow can make you regret one wrong move and when he is able to get to your adc/apc... Never try to teamfight in the jungle where his rumblecarpetbomb.png can fuck you up. Search the fight in lanes or river.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3155.png-3133.png-3158.png-3077.png-3156.png-3142.png-3074.png-3065.png-3742.png
or
1036.png-3155.png-3133.png-3111.png-3156.png-3071.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png if he goes armor first

Im not experienced in this matchup and im not quite sure what to build against him. I will update this when i found the best one. But rushing 3155.png is the best you can do.

Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

You need to max. riventricleave.png because of stormraiders. If you have thunderlords with you you should max. rivenfeint.png first.


VS

Ryze

Medium
Difficulty: 5/10                                            Funfactor: 4/10

Take Thunderlords or Stormraiders.


The key to win this matchup is to understand how Ryze works!

ryzepassive.png Converts Mana into Ap

overload.png 6 seconds on every rank. A damaging skillshot. Its dmg is doubled when you are marked by aspellflux.png. The cd of it gets completly refunded when he uses his abilities. Everytime he casts it he gains a runestack and at 3 stacks he gains a huge shield and movementspeed. If it hits a target marked by spellflux.png it spreads out to enemies who are also marked by spellflux.png with the full dmg!

runeprison.png 13/12/11/10/9 Roots you for 0.75 seconds. You get rooted for 2 seconds if you are marked by spellflux.png

spellflux.png 2.25 seconds on every rank. Point and click and huge range. Marks you for the rest of his abilties. If he throws it on an enemy already marked by spellflux.png it will spread to all nearby enemies.

desperatepower.png120 seconds on every rank. Just teleports him and the range at lvl is just ridicilous small. It gets dangerous at lvl 11 but the ult makes him so hard to play since its not easy at all to make correct use of it.

Short summarize:

After 3 overload.png he gets a shield and movementspeed. Never stay near a spellflux.pngmarked minion since it can jumps to you too! Bait out his runeprison.png because its cooldown is really long.


Ryze is still annoying with his point and click root but still not as broken as the old one was. He cant reset the cd of his runeprison.png anymore so going for an early 3140.png or taking 1.png with you will make this matchup much easier. Never underestimate his dmg he can deal with one right combo


Lvl 1:

Skill riventricleave.png and stay in brushes so he cant aa you (huge range). His spellflux.png doesnt deal that much more dmg than an aa so dont be afraid but dont get hit for free! If he skilled his overload.png first just stay behind your minions and try to cheese him when he comes to close.


Lvl 2:

Skill rivenfeint.png and just try to farm you cant come close to him without loosing the trade. Always rivenfeint.png before you cs because otherise he will runeprison.png you and you get full dmg (you cant use the shield while ccd).


Lvl 3:

Always try to play passive and make him waste more and more mana. Without mana he is really defenseless and you can all in him. There are several combos he can proc his shield: overload.pngspellflux.pngoverload.pngruneprison.pngoverload.png or spellflux.pngoverload.pngruneprison.pngoverload.pngspellflux.pngoverload.png.... He can just change his pattern. Important to know is that when he starts with a (spellflux.png)runeprison.pngoverload.png combo he CANT proc his shield anymore because he misses one cdr reset! So, if he fails his runeprison.png on a minion or panic roots you without him throwing out a overload.png before he cant shield if you try to trade. THIS is the time where you are able to make really good trades agianst him


Lvl 6:

His desperatepower.png becomes completly useless if you engage on him. Rush an early 3140.png and instantly rivenfengshuiengine.png when he gets a just a little bit too close. You have a guaranteed kill then. Just make sure to save your rivenmartyr.png or third riventricleave.png for his ult! He wont teleport if he gets ccd once so save at least one cc for this case!





Midgame:

He scales really good. You need to be careful because his dmg he can deal with a right combo is just insane. His waveclear is also really good so start roaming when he defends his tower. You should always be able to kill him when your 3140.png is ready.

Lategame:

His runeprison.png can really fuck up your engage. With 45%cdr it even has a low cooldown so be really careful when to engage! Its still hard for him to make correct use of his desperatepower.png so only a good Ryze can make your life really hard.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3140.png-3133.png-3158.png-3067.png-3156.png-3074.png-3139.png-3065.png-3026.png

This is really good when they additionaly have ap jungle and mid.
If they have too much ad change 3065.png with something like 3742.png or 3143.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png, then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

VS

Shen

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10                                   Funfactor: 6/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

shenpassive.png 10 seconds. When he casts an ability he gets a shield. Important to know is that he only gets the shield when the ability ends. Means that he gets a shield AFTER the dash ends, when the W ends or the Q sword reaches him.

shenvorpalstar.png 8/7/6.5/5.5/5 He has his big sword somewhere around the map. When he casts it the sword will fly to him and with the next 3 aa he will deal extra % magic dmg. Be aware when the sword hits you while it flys to him. It deals no dmg BUT he gains extra attackspeed then and more % dmg. Also you are slowed when you run away from Shen. The 3 stacks will last for 8 seconds. That means that he can always recast it and have permanently 3 stacks if he doesnt consume them.
Be aware!: He gets an extra aa-range while its active. It isnt shown in the tooltip, trust me.

shenfeint.png 18/16.5/15/13.5/11 Creates a zone where every aa gets blocked for 1.75. Your rivenmartyr.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png still, will deal dmg. It consumes your passive stacks.

shenshadowdash.png 18/16/14/12/10 His dash. Deals some dmg and taunts you but with good reaction dodgeable.

shenstandunited.png 200/180/160 He gives a shield to an ally and will tp to him. You can cancel it with cc (rivenmartyr.png 3riventricleave.png)

Many people say that Shen has become unplayable after his rework but i think he is really strong and his shenvorpalstar.png dmg is underestimated by some people. Because of his global presence he can carry the other lanes and get his kills/assists from there, stacking armor and you wont be able to do something against him unless you read further :)

Since i also play Shen really often in my elo i know what i am talking about here.

Lvl 1:

Skill riventricleave.png first.
Look out whether he set his shenvorpalstar.png deep in the lane in order to hit you with it. Never stand between Shen and his blade and he wont be able to hit you with it. Once he casted it and didnt hit you wait for him to do 2 (or even all 3) aa! Try to trade with him then and unleash your full combo on him. Doing this properly will win you the lvl 1.

Lvl 2:

When he starts to play passive skill rivenmartyr.png in order to win this even harder. He will propably have skilled shenshadowdash.png to escape once you attack him. If he used it you can zone him really hard. Dont trade with him near his tower because the shenshadowdash.png taunt will make you run into it and make you loose the trade.
When you lost the lvl 1 skill rivenfeint.png in order to dodge his shenshadowdash.png. Please dont underestimate his dmg in earlygame. I killed a Wukong just by hitting 3 times shenvorpalstar.png.

Lvl 3:

Just proceed the same way as you did at lvl 2. Remember that his shenfeint.png will consume your rivenpassive.png stacks so dont waste it then. Try to dodge his shenshadowdash.png and never get hit by shenvorpalstar.png and go in when he has cooldowns (shenfeint.pngshenshadowdash.png have a really long cooldown)


Lvl 6:

His shenstandunited.png wont help him in a 1v1 so you have an advantage then. ALWAYS try to cancel it when you can (he cant cancel it by himself so he cant bait you under his turret and taunt you then, like he can do with tp). If you cant stop him try to follow as fast as you can with 12.png. When you see at your minimap that botlane is fighting/getting ganked and Shen goes back follow him instantly! This will maybe save your botlane life because you are able to stop him or to delay his ult. Also always expect his follow when you tp at botlane! 
Also keep in mind when you are 1v2 at toplane and you just need one hit to kill his jungle under his turret, Shen can still ult him and make you look like a greedy clown. 

Midgame:

He is no problem for you but for your whole team. With his ult he can turn a fight really quickly. The best thing you can do is to group with your teammates. Only splitpush when you have 12.png up for follow. With a 3071.png and some lifesteal he shouldnt be able to 1v1 you.

Lategame:

Be careful when you try to kill the adc. With Shen and a peeling supp you wont be able to kill him. Try to splitpush with tp ready. NEVER take 2 people to stop a Shen from splitpush. A coordinated team will use that to engage 4v3 and Shen will easily follow with ult so its a 5v3 while you dont know what just happened.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png



Recommded skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.png,rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png




VS

Tahm Kench

Hard

Difficulty: 8/10                              Funfactor: 2/10


Take Thunderlords or Stormraiders.

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

tahmkenchpassive.png Deals more % dmg the more stacks you have! 1% at one stack, 3% at 3 stacks! 

tahmkenchq.png 6 seconds on every rank. Deals dmg, slows and applies a stack. At 3 stacks it will stun you.

tahmkenchw.png 14/13/12/11/10 He can only use it on you when you have 3 stacks! Always back off then!

tahmkenche.png 6 seconds on every rank. He gets a gray healthbar when you dmg him. He can turn this into a shield which lasts for 3 seconds!

tahmkenchnewr.png 120/110/100 Only a threat when he ganks you with a jungler.


Tahm Kench is a really boring matchup. You just cant kill this guy with his tahmkenche.png. It gives him sustain when you go for short trades and a shield when you want to all in him. With his ridicioulus 175 range he just attack you over your own minions and with a aa-q-aa-w combo he will get you below 50% hp. He is still very vulnerable to ganks becuase he has no escapes at all!


Lvl 1:

Skill riventricleave.png and always have one minion in front of you so he cant hit his tahmkenchq.png. Dont try to trade with him because of his stupid aa-range. Try to farm and to push.

Lvl 2:

When you hit lvl 2 first you can go with rivenmartyr.png and you can get some dmg on him. Try to cancel one aa with yourrivenmartyr.png!
Otherwise skill rivenfeint.png second so you have an escape when you trade with him. 
Never trade when you already have one stack! If you get 3 stacks in a fight and he uses his tahmkenchw.png you will loose the trade! Alternatively you can engage when he used tahmkenchw.png to farm. It has a long cooldown so abuse it!

Lvl 3:

If you always go for the harass combo (riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png-aa-rivenfeint.png(backwards) you will win any trades! Make him waste his mana and fight him when he has none of it left or his abilities are on cooldown. Dont go for the long trades and have a minion in front of you when you farm.

When he is "low" hp (full gray bar) and he runs to his tower you dont flash on him because he will just activates his tahmkenche.png. But you have to bait it so he cant regenerate his missing hp!
Example: He has 80% gray hp bar and stands under his turret. Try to riventricleave.png to him and rivenfeint.png beackwards if you get toweraggro or he uses tahmkenchq.png. Only TRY to baut it out! Dont get one tahmkenchq.png and 2 towershots for free for that!

Lvl 6:

His tahmkenchnewr.png is useless in a 1v1 so you have the advantage here! When he has no tank items yet you should be able to all in him and win the fight if you rivenfeint.png his tahmkenchq.png. Try to cancel with rivenmartyr.png and third riventricleave.png 2 aa from him so his tahmkenchw.png is delayed. When he activates his tahmkenche.png wait 3 seconds till it is expired!
Only rivenfengshuiengine.pngslash when he is ccd or he doesnt have it ready!


Midgame:

When you got no lead earlygame this frog will become unkillable for you. Always ping when he is missing because his tahmkenchnewr.png is a medicore roamingtool. He has no strenghts to be honest. He has no good waveclear and you can kite him fairly easy. He can still save his allies with his tahmkenchw.png and if you get caught with tahmkenchw.png you are pretty much fucked.


Lategame:

This is just a giant meatball staying in your way. He deals compared to his releasestate no dmg and is just there to save his allies or to eat someone in your team and spit him into his allies. He is no real threat and without 3 stacks he has no cc to prevent you oneshotting their adc (if he doesnt tahmkenchw.png them ofc)

Recommended itembuild:

1036.png-3133.png-3111.png-3071.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png-3742.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png


                

VS

Teemo

Hard

Difficulty: 8/10                              Funfactor: 3/10


Take Thunderlords!

Important cooldown and mechanics:

blindingdart.png 8 seconds on every rank. Can deal a huge amount of dmg while blinding you and make your aa useless.

movequick.png 17 seconds on every rank. Gains movementspeed when he has taken no dmg for short time and gets really fast when he activates it so beware of his kite potential.

toxicshot.png passive poisons you and deals dmg

bantamtrap.png can stack 3 of them. Who doesnt love these. Winning a hard 1v1 just to get into a bush to recall.... However they are !deactivated! when you 3364.png them so make use of this in a fight!



Teemo can be really hard if he is playing him seriously. If your jungle doesnt know that Teemo is very vulnerable in the earlygame and wont gank your lane early you will have some real problems. Since he is ranged and with his movequick.png he can kite you really easy. He can negate much dmg with his blindingdart.png so dont aa when you are blinded! Try to predict where he will run and cut his way off! Stormraiders may help here but i think the only way you can engage on him is by using 4.png or you wait for him in a brush and the thunderlords helps your burst.


Lvl 1-3:

You need to play very passive here. Skill your rivenfeint.png first and stay in the brushes. Only come out to cs and back off again. Try to farm this lane while try to take as less dmg as you can from his insane poke. Always make a riventricleave.png backwards when you shield an aa from him because he will wait a short amount of time and blindingdart.png you and since it flys very slow it will reach you when your shield expires. So dont give him a chance to cast it!

After lvl 3:

I wont try to trade with him because he will win this very easily. Let him push to your tower and ask your jungler whether he can gank him. Only engage on him when you get help because he really cant escape if he pushed that hard. Even when i killed him once with jungle help i still play passive when i dont have my rivenfengshuiengine.png  and/or 4.png.

Lvl 6:

Go back and buy some dmg items for your all in and a 3341.png. When there is an even wave and you know that there are no shrooms around you need to all in him with 4.png! Engage this way:
Cast rivenfengshuiengine.png then 4.png and rivenmartyr.png(nearly at the same time)+aa then rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png+aa and the rest combo and finish him with rivenfengshuiengine.png if you can. Once you have a lead on him you should be able to kill him 24/7 with your ult once he gets too close to you. Always throw out your sweeper into the brushes to clear the shrooms.
It can be wise to bait out his blindingdart.png first before you all in him!

Midgame:

Make sure to upgrade your 3341.png to 3364.png at lvl 9. When he thinks he can kite you through his shrooms, you will destroy his complete plan by using 3364.png. Just walk over the shrooms they wont do anything as long as the sweeper is active.

Lategame:

His lategame dmg is really strong and with his blindingdart.png he will kill your adc often enough if he is foolish enough to 1v1 him . Always try to sweep your ground as often as you can so you dont get suprised. Having a decent pinkward at river will also give you some safety.

Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3077.png-3111.png-3156.png-3142.png-3074.png-3812.png-3026.png

A Deaths dance will help you with his burst. If you think a defensive item will help you more, take it(3065.png)!
A really early pre-6 3140.png can give you a huge lead since you can deny his blind dart with it.


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png


Thanks to Rayxichikawa for testing with me the Teemo matchup.

VS

Trundle

Hard
Difficulty: 10/10                                           Funfactor: 0/10


Take Fervor, Stormraiders or Thunderlords here.

Important cooldowns and mechanics:


trundletrollsmash.png 4 seconds on every rank. Empowers his next basic attack (cannot be interrupted) and decrease your dmg while buffing his own dmg by alot.

trundledesecrate.png 15 seconds on every rank. He gains movementspeed and attackspeed in this area and more sustain.

trundlecircle.png 22/20/18/16/14 Can interrupt your dashes if placed correctly and you cant dash through it anymore!

trundlepain.png 110/90/70 drains your hp over time and reduces your armor and mr.


I think this matchup would be more possible if he hasnt got this 175-aa range (Riven has 125). He can just attack you and bite you over your own minions. With his passive he will outsustain you by alot. It is a really though matchup where you need to wait for ganks.
After the 6.20 this matchup has become even more harder and i will need to play against some trundles now so i can let you now what to do now!

Lvl 1:
Skill riventricleave.png and try to farm. Trade with two riventricleave.png when he used his trundletrollsmash.png on a minion and use your third riventricleave.png to go back again or his trundletrollsmash.png will be up again (4 sec cd). Otherwise try to stay back. This dmg reduction can hurt you alot.

Lvl 2:
If you won the lvl 1 somehow, skill rivenmartyr.png and zone him as hard as you can. But you have to remember that you cannot cancel the trundletrollsmash.png with your rivenmartyr.png. Otherwise skill rivenfeint.png and use it whenever he trundletrollsmash.png. You need to play passive here.

Lvl 3:
Always try to have an escape! Once you trade and you are out of abilties and he doesnt go back he can easily kill you by using his trundlecircle.png. Remember that when he times it correctly he can cancel your thirdriventricleave.png so you wont do dmg or knock up. Always try to make short trades because you will loose the long trades.

Lvl 6:
His ult isnt that strong against you because you have no much hp, no armor/mr but it can still turn around a fight because of the hp he gets back. You need to have him around 50% hp in order to kill him with a full combo. Try to bait out his trundlecircle.png and maybe his trundledesecrate.png because the cooldowns are very high. Never try to fight him in his trundledesecrate.png he is really strong in there.


Midgame:

When he has some armor you wont be able to 1v1 him at all. Try to roam and help out other lanes or try to 2v1 him with your jungle. You must not underestimate him because he is really strong.


Lategame:

When no tanks are in your team he will be easy to deal with. With enough lifesteal you should even be able to 1v1 him. He is bad at splitpushing because he has not enough waveclear but you are good at it so make use of it!


Recommended buildorder:

1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3071.png-3047.png-3077.png-3812.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png

Hydra before youmuus because you need lifesteal


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10                                             Funfactor: 0/10 (luck is never fun)


TAKE STORMRAIDERS!                            

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

tryndamerepassive.png gains 5 stacks per aa, 10 per crit and 10 per kill he can reach 35% bonus critchance with it

bloodlust.png 12 seconds on every rank. Gains passive dmg and dmg the less hp he has. It heals him on activation.

mockingshout.png 14 seconds on every rank. It slows you when you have your back turned to him AND reduces your dmg by alot (20/35/50/65/80) no matter if you looked at him or not. So always keep that in mind.

slashcast.png 13/12/11/10/9 His spindash which deals dmg. Its cooldown is lowered when he crits (1sec on minion 2sec on champs)

undyingrage.png 110/100/90 He gains fury instantly (so he can always heal after his ult if its not on cd) and gets invulnerable for 5 seconds. Try to time it in order to finish him with your rivenfengshuiengine.png


Tryndamere... yeah. This matchup can go from really easy to really hard depends on how lucky he is and how unlucky you are. Of course you can win the lane really easy when you are good and he is bad but its still really luck-based thats why i set it to medium. I sometimes had those 4crits in a row with 35% which tilted me often enough. But there were also some cases where he didnt crit once so yeah... just luckbased.

Edit: I highly recommend to take Stormraiders against him! With that you can unleash your full combo on him and go back without problems! Otherwise he will mockingshout.png you and crit 4 times in your back with 35%!


Lvl 1:

Skill riventricleave.png! If he skills bloodlust.png first you will just outdmg him so zone him then. If he starts slashcast.png try not to get hit by it. (Most Tryndameres use it this way: They come close to you do an aa, bait out your riventricleave.png and slashcast.png backwards to dmg you.) Try not to get dmged by using riventricleave.png backwards when he did his aa. If he used his slashcast.png it has a 13 sec. cooldown so you can do the rest of your combo. Depending on his crits you win the lvl 1 because you deal more constand dmg than him.

Lvl 2:

Skill rivenmartyr.png because you can cancel one aa with your stun. You need to win the earlygame and he will probably have skilled bloodlust.png so he has no mockingshout.png and no dmg reduction to make you back off.


Lvl 3:

Dont try to trade with when he used his mockingshout.png because 20 dmg is much earlygame. Try to shield one aa of him. You can cancel his slashcast.png with your (3)riventricleave.png so you can deny him his escape. With Stormraiders you can do your full combo on him and he cant countertrade!

Lvl 6:

Never get baited when he has low hp because of his ult. Never shoot your rivenfengshuiengine.png wihtout anything, he has enough time to undyingrage.png.Try to rivenfeint.pngrivenfengshuiengine.png4.png combo to give him no reactiontime. Also be adviced that he can cast his ult anytime no matter if he is stunned/silenced/supressed/etc. so you need an unexpected burst in order to kill him before he casts it. If you chase him with when he has low hp and you still have your rivenfengshuiengine.png ready dont shoot it! Wait for your abilities to come up to catch him and bait out his undyingrage.png and shoot your ult right after its about to end. He will never survive your ult with his heal after his undyingrage.png ends because the heal isnt enough to get over 25% health.

Midgame:

Tryndamere scales really hard with items so dont let him get those. If you dont have a lead you cant win a 1v1 against him because of his undyingrage.png if you dont play it good. If he activates his undyingrage.png try to run away as much as you can, try to4.png you need to keep distance because he will deal so much dmg(bloodlust.png) while he cant be killed.

Lategame:

He needs to be ccd by your team and he will be useless because without his slashcast.png he has no gapclosers to get to your adc. Dont try to 1v1 him anymore you simply cant win it.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3077.png-3133.png-3047.png-3812.png-3071.png-3074.png-3026.png-3143.png

If you are behind you can go 3143.png earlier!


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png then max. riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png

You can also max rivenmartyr.png second for the unexpected burst (only for tryhards! :P)

VS

Vladimir

Easy

Funfactor: 5/10                                           Difficulty: 1/10


Take TlD or Fervor with you.

vladimirq.png 9/8/7/6/5 Point and click. Hels himself for a small amount. NEVER get hit by his vladimirpassive.png in early game! His bar will be fully red when its ready so back off then.

vladimirsanguinepool.png28/25/22/19/16 He gets invincible. He cant cast it when he is stunned and costs him %hp.

vladimire.png13/11/9/7/5 Can be blocked by minions. Can be interrupted with any cc!

vladimirhemoplague.png150/135/120 Have an eye on your statbar so you shield it when it procs!


I consider this one as an easy matchup since Riven just hardcounters him. You can always cancel his vladimire.png with rivenmartyr.png or riventricleave.png or he needs to instantly casts vladimire.pngvladimirsanguinepool.png which will cost him a bunch of life when he is full hp. With low cooldown you can lower his dmg by alot and you have a 100% chance to shield his vladimirhemoplague.png. You can always see when his q is ready when you look at his rage bar and just run away when his vladimirpassive.png is ready because this is the only ability that can make you lose the earlygame when you underestimate it.

Thanks to UnknownLoLUser for training the matchup. He plays Vladimir alot and he gave me some more detailed information about him.
Quote from him: "All you need to do is to run away when my Crimson Rush (vladimirpassive.png) is ready and you won the matchup."

And honestly... he is so damn right with it!

Lvl 1:
Skill riventricleave.png and stay in bushes and try to lasthit without getting harassed by his vladimirq.png. If his vladimirpassive.png is ready you should really back off and wait for it to run out. 

Lvl 2:
Skill rivenfeint.png and farm. Have a look for his rage bar. If its at 50% his vladimirq.png is ready and if he runs towards you prepare to use your shield. Since its instant point and click you need to predict it and keeping an eye out for his rage bar will help you with that.

Lvl 3:
Here you can start to trade easily. You need be aware of 2 things:

1. His rage bar should be at 50% or lower. (Dont gap close when its filling to 100%)
2. Either canceling his vladimire.png with cc or if he does vladimire.pngvladimirsanguinepool.png get some cover behind your minions because they will block vladimire.png. Keep in mind that he ignores unitcollision in his vladimirsanguinepool.png!

If you engage and he instantly paniks his vladimirsanguinepool.png you already won the trade. It costs 20% of his current hp! (Example: He has 1500hp -> costs 300hp)
You need to punish his long cooldowns and without his vladimirsanguinepool.png you can do a whole combo while he cant do anything.

Lvl 6:
If he has no vladimirsanguinepool.png ready and comes just a little bit to close you will kill him with an rivenfengshuiengine.png all in no matter whats with his vladimirpassive.png. If he pushes to your tower you also win an all in but be careful of his minionwave. 
Tipp:
If you all in him and you know that he cant esacpe, so he HAS to fight you 4.png after your rivenmartyr.png runs out and you will dodge his vladimirhemoplague.png. Its hard to explain but people tend to instantly cast their ult after the cc ends.

You still need to watch out for his dive potential and you always think twice about diving him!


Midgame:
Vladimir scales so he will be harder to kill the longer the game goes. He has a good waveclear so he can defend his tower easily so its hard for you to splitpush. When you have 3071.png3156.png and 45%/40% cdr total and you are not that hard behind you will win the 1v1!

Lategame:
Vladimir gets really dangerous in lategame. His teamfightpotential is one of the highest ingame! Its really hard to kill him AND he deals tons of dmg to your whole team. His healing with his vladimirhemoplague.pngvladimirq.png will be insane and with vladimirsanguinepool.png3157.png he will be unkillable. You need to PRAY that your ADC has 3123.png when the fight starts because this item is the death to Vladimir.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png-3133.png-3123.png-3156.png-3067.png-3071.png-3111.png-3077.png-3033.png-3074.png-3026.png

Its really hard to give you the best itembuild in this matchup because it can vary alot.

Get yourself a 3123.png in earlygame (but sell it in late when your ADC has one)
Get 3158.png if you need early cdr (but sell it when you have >45% cdr)


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.png,rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png

VS

Volibear

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10                                         Funfactor: 1/10


Take Fevor or Thunderlords.

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

volibearpassive.png 120sec. regenerates 30% of his max. health when he falls below 30% max. health. Using 14.png or 3123.png will deny him some heal.

volibearq.png12/11/10/9/8 gains additional movementspeed when he runs towards a champion and throws you behind him. Lasts for 4 seconds!

volibearw.png 18 seconds on every rank. After 3 aa you can see the claw above his head. That means that he can bite you and deal massive dmg (scaling with his hp and your missing hp).

volibeare.png 11 seconds on every rank. Fears minions and slows you for 3 seconds.

volibearr.png100/90/80 Deals dmg when he casts it and he gains for 12 seconds bonus magic dmg with his aa.

Volibear is a champ i would ban every time when more people would play him, especially in lower elos. His dmg outbput while being tanky as fuck is just retarded. With his ult you cant 1v1 him because his dmg is just beyond retardness. His kit is just to powerful. With his volibearw.png he gains enough attackspeed to make his volibearr.png even stronger. With his volibearq.pngvolibeare.png he has enough mobility and cc to make use of his fast and powerful autoattacks.
Like i said, he is hidden op but luckily not much people play him (maybe also because he is boring to play)


Lvl 1:
Most volibears tend to start with volibearw.png but you will skill riventricleave.png first.
Try to zone him, dont let him get free aa on minions. When he did no aa on minions you can unleash your full riventricleave.pngcombo on him because he wont be able to make 3 aa on you(if you fast aa-cancel). However if you are likewise fulllife it deals not that much dmg at the beginning. Also it has a 18 secdonds cooldown, means that when he used it on you, you wait till your riventricleave.png comes back up again and fight him once more and you maybe proc his passive.

lvl 2:
Skill rivenfeint.png to compensate his volibearw.png dmg.
If you go for a trade and he has his volibearw.png up you need to predict when he uses it. If you are fulllife he will use it as soon as he can so shield right after you see this claw-icon. If he doesnt use it try to back off again otherwise you may loose the trade.
If he is about to volibearq.png you, try to rivenfeint.png because its dmg will also eat up your whole shield.

Lvl 3:

If he volibearq.png towards you, you can deny him by rivenmartyr.pngrivenfeint.png at the right time but be careful of his volibeare.png slow. Never trade with him under the tower because he can throw you into it, slows you and just blocks you with his fat hitbox. You need to go for the short trade here because he will win the long trades. You need to be aware of ganks here because he can set off ganks really easy and good with his amount of cc.

Lvl 6:

You really need to be careful of his all in potential. He can bring you down to half life (not shielded) with a volibearq.pngvolibeare.pngvolibearr.png combo and with his autoattacks which deal 75 MAGIC dmg (7,5 magic longswords for free) and with volibearw.png he just deletes you. He has no good escapes because his volibearq.png makes him faster when he charges into a champion and with cc you can deny him some aa. He should never be able to kill you if you dont force it because even when he has 4.png and your rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png are up he cant kill you if you arent below 40% of course. Buying a 3123.png early will make ganks from your jungle more succesful.

Midgame:

You cant 1v1 him, even when you have a lead. His dmg with his tankiness is just retarded. Its also really hard to escape from him when you are unmobile and no 4.png so its easy for him to get kills from other lanes. But without his volibearr.png he really has a problem with waveclear. You push the wave and roam while he needs years to deal with the minions.

Lategame:

He falls off lategame because he wont be able to oneshot someone anymore and with cc he wont come close to you and your carries but you still need to be careful when he has 4.png, he can throw one of you in his teammates and make your life harder.

Recommended buildpath:


1036.png2003.png-3133.png-3123.png-3111.png-3071.png-3074.png-3033.png-3812.png-3026.png


Recommended skillorder:

riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.png, then max. riventricleave.png,rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png

VS

Wukong

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10                                  Funfactor: 4/10


Take Fervor!

Important cooldowns and mechanics:

monkeykingdoubleattack.png9/8/7/6/5 Deals dmg and reduces your armor for 3 seconds! So think about trading with him when he hit you with it. Also it has a ridicioulus 300 range so be careful of the snipes!

monkeykingdecoy.png18/16/14/12/10 Gets invisible and leaves a decoy behind. Dont get his by it for no reason it still deals some dmg!

monkeykingnimbus.png8 seconds on every rank. Dashes to you, deals dmg and gets bonus attackspeed for 4 seconds!

monkeykingspintowin.png120/105/90 Knocks you up, deals tons of dmg and he also gains movementspeed!

I really dont like this matchup. Its again one of those 175 range champs which can aa you over your minions  and with his monkeykingdoubleattack.png it feels like you are facing 18.png on lvl18. Its still i really snowbally matchup but in 62.png favour. But this matchup will get really hard when he plays with 14.png because he just deals so much dmg.

Lvl 1:
Skill rivenfeint.png first. I tested it out several times now, you cant win against 62.png at lvl 1 when he starts monkeykingnimbus.png (which every Wukong did). He just gains so much attackspeed with it that you cant win the early trade and once your riventricleave.png is on cd his monkeykingnimbus.png to gapclose once more and can do another 2 aa on you. So just try to farm and when he uses monkeykingnimbus.png just rivenfeint.png backwards and he wont be able to do something more.

Lvl 2:
Since you will zoned at lvl 1 he will hit lvl 2 faster than you. He can monkeykingnimbus.png-aa-monkeykingdoubleattack.png you if you dont rivenfeint.png just in time(or it is on cd) and with Thunderlords you are 1/4 of your health lower... or even more. So just try to stay back and try to farm. If he uses his monkeykingnimbus.png to often on your rivenfeint.png its really good because he runs out of mana really fast!

Lvl 3:
Still dont try to trade with him, BAIT HIS MANA! You wont win trades when he uses his monkeykingdecoy.png correct BUT everything he does to dmg you will cost him mana. rivenfeint.png when he monkeykingnimbus.png and rivenmartyr.png instantly when he lands and riventricleave.png backwards (when you watch my animationcancel video you know you can do this at the same time :P). Wait till his mana is low and kill him or zone him or when he does a risky trade at your tower and you rivenmartyr.png him just in time and he gets towershots. IF you trade with him be careful of his monkeykingdoubleattack.png armorshred!

Lvl 6:
Buy a pinkward and set it into your first bush like this: 0ba5df9fac014d021b4f217cdd70127a.png
when you are on blueside of course! Do the same on the redside just with the other bush. (Always the one nearest to your tower and set the ward as deep as possible!)

This will prevent a sneaky engage when he monkeykingdecoy.png in a bush AND will make look him really stupid when you just do your full combo on him while he thinks that he is invisible!
If he monkeykingspintowin.png you it will just knockup you once and he wont be able to do something else besides 4.png14.png. So you can unleash your whole combo then BUT he deals TONS of dmg with his ult so you have to be sure that you can burst him instantly after your knockup. He is really vulnerable to ganks since he has no escapes and he also dies really fast when he goes AD. Once he is out of mana or really low  on it you can all in him because he has no ability to dash away from you.

Midgame:

62.png midgame is incredibly strong even if he ended up 0/4 in lane. He can easily gank other lanes with his monkeykingspintowin.png combo and get his kills from there. You either have to follow or you need to push his tower down. He really lacks waveclear when he doesnt build Hydra so you can push the wave and start roaming.

Lategame:
This is where Wukong falls off hard. He has to go tanky a little bit so he can even activate his ult before dieing, so he will not have enough dmg to oneshot someone anymore. Its really hard for him to engage on a teamfight when you warded the flanks and with someone like 40.png12.png its nearly impossible for him to engage. When someone even has a  pinkward ready to drop he really cant do anything anymore.


Recommended builpath:


1036.png-3133.png-3047.png-3077.png-3812.png-3071.png-3074.png-3742.png-3026.png-


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png, then max rivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png

Max rivenfeint.png because his monkeykingnimbus.png-aa-monkeykingdoubleattack.png which also procs thunderlords deals a ridicilous amount of dmg which you can deny by havin a 300 shield. 

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10                                                Funfactor: 4/10


Take Fervor or Thunderlords.

Important cooldowns (none) and mechanics:

yasuopassive.png he gains a shield which is triggered once he get dmg by champions so no towershots included

yasuoqw.png 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 His main damagetool. He can easily farm with it even under tower. Cooldown scales with attackspeed. After every third yasuoqw.png he can cast a tornado which will knock you up. In combination with his yasuodashwrapper.png he makes a little spin which will knock you up when he has 3 stacks.

yasuowmovingwall.png 26/24/22/20/18 Just there to block your ult.

yasuodashwrapper.png 0 (weeeee) Can dash trough an enemy (minions included). He dashes to you wait till you waste your riventricleave.png and dashes back and comes back again once you have cooldown on it.

yasuorknockupcombow.png80/55/30 He can only use it when you are knocked up and he gains 50% bonus armorpen. for free. But it wont help much against you (i mean the armorpen. of course)


Seriously i really hate this matchup. I just set this to medium because i know there are some really bad Yasuos out there and these matchups are just a big joke. Its like either you cant do anything or you just shit on him and you are 5/0 and dive him 24/7. There is no "middlething" in my opinion. However when you are me and face like 9/10 times the #200 best, 500k+, diamond5-3 Yasuo you know what i am talking about. He has the kit to completely outplay you. His yasuowmovingwall.png can block your ult and his yasuodashwrapper.png can make you waste your abilties while he has no high cooldowns at all. His yasuoqw.png can harass you and the way he yasuodashwrapper.png through your minions and back and forward and back and again and again is just disgusting. Dont get me wrong i have this... champ on lvl 5 and i really never had problems winning the lane even against some Riven mains. I always make jokes about his yasuoqw.png which cd gets lower the more offensive stats he has (attackspeed) and his yasuorknockupcombow.png which has 30 seconds cd on lvl 3 without cdr. Oh and i forgot to say that he can reach 100% critchance within 15 minutes.

Enough complained about this champ i am here to tell you what you can do against him. Tip: If i know i face him on toplane i pick 80.png against him. This will make him rage trust me. 

First of you outdamage Yasuo all the time when you get your full combo on him. Thats why this matchup is so easy against bad Yasuos and hard against the ones how to spam yasuodashwrapper.png. I think its even better to take stormraiers with you so you can catch up with him when he dashes over and over again. This can also really help you to dodge his yasuoqw.png in a fight by sidestepping it. 

Lvl 1:

There are the ones who start with yasuoqw.png and the much less ones who start with yasuodashwrapper.png. In both cases you will skill your riventricleave.png first. If he uses his yasuoqw.png just farm as much as you can without getting hit from it. If he tries to zone you with it, staying in your minions, remember it procs on-hit effects, means that he will take minionaggro. Unleash your full riventricleave.pngcombo on him when he stands in your minions. If he skilled yasuodashwrapper.png also stay back and if he dares to dash to you, you will riventricleave.pngcombo him.

Lvl 2:

Skill rivenfeint.png unless you are for some reason sooner lvl 2 than him!
Play passive here! Yasuo has in my opinion one of the strongest lvl 2  ingame. Just let him push dont try to fight him he will completely outdmg you when its a good Yasuo.

Lvl 3:

This is where it starts to be a skillmatchup. Remember that somehow your rivenmartyr.png cancels his yasuodashwrapper.png. Try to trigger his passive before you try to trade (3077.png). Once he dashes to you to make you start your riventricleave.png combo and dashes back again it becomes REALLY important to save your last 2 riventricleave.png with the 4 seconds waiting in between otherwise he will do it again and you cant defend yourself. So when he yasuodashwrapper.png to you rivenmartyr.png+aa instantly and then rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.png so he will loose the trade. He will probably yasuodashwrapper.png backwards again, if he doesnt you can do the rest of your combo and you will win this even harder. What is also really weird is that you cancel his yasuoqw.png with your rivenmartyr.png or third riventricleave.png. He will make the animation but it will miss for some reason.

Lvl 6:

Your lvl 6 is much stronger than his in a straight 1v1. Without minions you can all in him without problems, he will just explode so if he is far enough away from your minions you can all in him with 4.png and you can kill him fairly easy. However if your minions are nearby he has the oppertunity to completely outplay you. So dont all him in then. You need to wait for him to do a mistake. When he uses the last living minion to dash to you so he cant escape your combo is the best time. Otherwise wait for a gank or he wants to dive you. You need to be very careful for the yasuodashwrapper.png on a minion and then4.png you and do the yasuoqw.png spin-knockup (yes this works). He can kill you then without problems. When he yasuorknockupcombow.png you make sure to spam rivenmartyr.png becasue he will spam yasuoqw.png and you cancel it with your stun. When he runs away and you want to finish him of with your third riventricleave.png you need to be aware of his yasuodashwrapper.png. When he uses it in the correct time he will dash through you and you wont dmg him, while he has enough distance again to maybe escape. Its important to use your rivenfengshuiengine.pngslash when he is cc'd so he cant block it or use it with the rivenfengshuiengine.png4.png combo to give him no time to react. You can also outplay him with your rivenfeint.png! When he yasuodashwrapper.png he will always dash the full distance (not just to the point where the target is). So if he is close to you and wants to make his yasuodashwrapper.pngyasuoqw.png combo to knock you up just rivenfeint.png in the opposite direction to dodge the knock-up. 

Midgame:

Yasuo scales very hard with items. He gets 100% critchance with ~3300 gold. If you went even in lane you still should be winning the 1v1 because you still outdmg him when you land your full combo. His synergy with champs like 54.png are just insane. These two guys press r and can win the whole teamfight with it when you positioned badly. His waveclear is very good so he can defend any tower. Due to his insane waveclear and his as he can get to your tower fairly easy and take them down. However he has no good escape so try to cut him off!

Lategame:

One good yasuorknockupcombow.png can decide the complete game in a teamfight. You need to peel for your adc if you can when he yasuorknockupcombow.png him. Just rivenmartyr.png instantly if his ults end and try to cc him even more to give your adc time to kite him. The good thing is he cant burst the adc down but if he still manages to get him he can just clean up from behind with his 50% bonus armorpen.


Recommended buildpath:

1036.png2003.png-3077.png-3047.png-3133.png-3071.png-3074.png-3142.png-3143.png-3026.png

3077.png so early because you can trigger his passive with it much better.

Going 3067.png early can also help you since you will have 45% early and he cant abuse your cooldowns at all.
3142.png helps you to stick on him and 3143.png will reduce his dmg.
Going 1054.png at the beginning is also a good start.


Recommended skillorder:

rivenfeint.pngriventricleave.pngrivenmartyr.png then max riventricleave.png,rivenfeint.png,rivenmartyr.png

Since his dmg it the sustaining dmg (means he goes with dmg over time not burst) skilling the shield first is not that great which not means that it can help you to kill him by dodging his yasuoqw.png because of the low cooldown. But i think you need the early dmg for him to get a lead. He is squishy, so once you got him you will burst him.