Riven: 21 in offensive or defensive masteries?

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2 years ago#1
I'm redoing my rune pages and not sure if I should switch hers around. Right now I have 21 in offense. But Riven already has great damage, and the CC/slows reduction, along with all that other good stuff like improved health regen since hers was nerfed, seems like it'd help a lot.

Should I stick with offense or switch to defense? Pretty much every recent guide I read on mobafire and solomid seems to favor defense.
2 years ago#2
I enjoy something along the lines of 19/11/0
2 years ago#3
What a lot of people don't realize is masteries tend to be pretty situational too. If you know you're gonna be up against someone you can potentially stomp hard, then go the offensive route for the highest snowballing capability. But if you're up against someone you know can give you a lot of trouble, throw more into defense and survivability,
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2 years ago#4
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2 years ago#5
21/9/0
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2 years ago#6
The offense tree has a lot of garbage but the armor penetration and extra AD help a lot with early trades. In comparison, every point you sink into the defense tree is useful but your early laning won't be as strong. Tough choice.
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2 years ago#7
ElderPredator12 posted...
What a lot of people don't realize is masteries tend to be pretty situational too. If you know you're gonna be up against someone you can potentially stomp hard, then go the offensive route for the highest snowballing capability. But if you're up against someone you know can give you a lot of trouble, throw more into defense and survivability,


So I guess I should have an offense and defense page ready.

Any advice on what general matchups I should use the offense and defense pages for?
2 years ago#8
I tend to go for defensive masteries on everyone who isn't an AP or AD carry. Riven scales well with AD and Armour Penetration, which she can easily get from items. Early tenacity and flat damage reduction can't really be itemized for though (except for Doran's Shield and Tabi, but they're not exactly core on her), so the defensive tree has more valuable boosts for her.
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