Complete History Of Riven: A Sword Mirrors Its Owner

  • Am Vor 4 years

    ExilExil

    The History Of Riven! Starting from Riven's beginnings as a jungler in season 1, to her popularity in season 3 with players like Boxbox, to Faker at worlds, Huni's Riven Quadrakill, the Tank Meta, and Season 8 Conqueror Riven. League's most Toxic Champion!

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    Edited, Produced, Voiced, Directed, Researched By Exil
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    Riven Sources:

    Riven Season 8
    Season 8 Riven
    Riven Montage
    Riven best plays
    Boxbox Riven
    Viper Riven
    Adrian Riven
    GTT Riven

Exil
Exil

After.. 3 weeks of research 1 month of filming and directing 2 weeks of procrastinating 40 cups of coffee 14 redbulls A 15 hour editing session And a side of Rice Here is the video.. I have been awake for 30 hours. I am going to sleep now

Vor 4 years
CephaLed
CephaLed

4

Vor 2 years
BLEACH WOLF
BLEACH WOLF

Still a biased video

Vor 2 years
h00d b0ii
h00d b0ii

red bull is digusting, and Hitler was also from Austria. think on that

Vor 2 years
Richard Valli
Richard Valli

Hey Exil thanks again for your videos ! Even one year later going thought your channel's videos the content stays relevant all along ! Here are a few suggestions for futures videos that I would enjoy to see : _History of Gangplank, since I was a main GP before he became overpowered due to klepto and nerfs on his barrels vision. I feel like he was already strong before but under the radar and got nerfed because of his oppressive presence in proplays. I also feels like he is inspired from Cervantes (Soul calibur) which have 2 sword and a gun. Please make his tale great again ! ;) _I'm always looking forward for a new freelow or forfeit video but I guess right now there is not much thing, just Kled on the toplane and fizz mid but they are not as overpowered as TK was ^^'. _History of Sion. Anyway thanks for the good work ! Cheers

Vor 2 years
Bozso Erik
Bozso Erik

Actually im pretty happy cause im the 1000th person to like this❤️❤️

Vor 2 years
Fang9029
Fang9029

Exil: Eventually it was discovered who this player was. Me: Who was it. Exil: It was Faker. Me:Of fu*king course, what was I expecting.

Vor 3 years
ButterApple ButterApple
ButterApple ButterApple

@oriongaming This is because Faker understands the game better than most people and has the skills to back it up. Example of this is when he started playing Leblanc mid when Leb was more known for being a poking and damage support kinda like Zyra.

Vor year
N B
N B

@oriongaming its just that faker does what players like me do find something weird and strong and abuse it but where ppl like me get 55-65% winrate on those champs he gets 90% so people just want to try it out.

Vor 2 years
oriongaming
oriongaming

lol im not a that much into league to where i know the stories about pro players but i feel like faker always pops up when people talk about champs either being made popular or shown to be amazing when people thought they where trash or meh XD

Vor 2 years
Street Gamer
Street Gamer

bro the story faker playing riven on his secret account is like a fking anime story... my man wtf hes a legend

Vor 3 years
Allusi
Allusi

Bro I was thinking the same lol

Vor 2 years
Ooga Booga
Ooga Booga

Honestly got goosebumps after the video ended. Such a well made video! Loved the Yasuo one as well. Plans for any other champs?

Vor 4 years
Franc9
Franc9

:)

Vor 3 years
Clementine
Clementine

S O R A K A

Vor 4 years
and
and

Sipee make one about shaco. Hes basically dead right now :(

Vor 4 years
WhiteZiRU
WhiteZiRU

Darius

Vor 4 years
Gammel Mull
Gammel Mull

Master Yi

Vor 4 years
Ilija Vujicic
Ilija Vujicic

"A Sword Mirrors Its Owner" Ohhh so that's why Riven is a broken ass champion

Vor 4 years
Blue Sap
Blue Sap

Loved getting clapped by enemy riven

Vor year
Leon Brito
Leon Brito

@RyZeD same

Vor year
RyZeD
RyZeD

Came back on this video to read this comment

Vor year
Exil
Exil

Ilija Vujicic Lol

Vor 4 years
Dylan
Dylan

Loves these videos. Such good quality. I feel like I’m watching an actually documentary on the history channel. Please make more xD

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

thats awesome thanks Dylan I am so glad you enjoyed

Vor 4 years
Psyklone
Psyklone

Hopefully the video was worth the long wait! We worked extremely hard to make sure this video is our best :) Thanks for all the support and enjoy!!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Psyklone great work my friend &3

Vor 4 years
mikeybhoy28
mikeybhoy28

When you were talking about "Barcode Killer", and you revealed that it turned out to be Faker - literal goosebumps popped up on my skin and shivers were sent down my spine instantly - fking epic man. Nice video!

Vor 4 years
Lucas Lima
Lucas Lima

Just saw this video and thank you for this, Riven is one of the most fun to play and unique champions in this game i love her so much

Vor 2 years
Noxanne Balladyna Słowacka
Noxanne Balladyna Słowacka

As a retired Riven main, I'm still pissed at the removal of the Brutalizer.

Vor 2 years
Kaziktoameba
Kaziktoameba

Me too

Vor year
Metal-Spark
Metal-Spark

Man I was a Riven one trick for years, I eventually moved on to other champs when she started to fall out of meta and I'm currently a Camille main. Though I play the game a lot less now this video made we want to pick up Riven again.

Vor 2 years
R Jasp
R Jasp

This is really interesting! Great video overall. Could you do a history of Jax? It would be really interesting to see the history of other champions that have changed a lot over the years

Vor 4 years
Driskoll
Driskoll

Such an amazing video. Totally worth waiting for your videos dude, the Yasuo's complete history was also really good. I'd really like to see more content like this, probably from other champions you like, although it's really difficult to make it's best quality content.

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Uriel Flores I am really glad you enjoyed it Uriel comments like this make me want to keep going and make more

Vor 4 years
Facundo Albornoz
Facundo Albornoz

I had so much feelings while watching this video. I love the champion, she gaves me so many hours of fun since season 1, so many memories that makes me feel very emocional. Great video. ❤

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

facu1197 thank you I am so glad you loved it

Vor 4 years
Omn1
Omn1

Thanks for the video, learned a ton. Every minute i spent watching this video was not wasted! Hope i see more content like this from you soon!

Vor 4 years
hunter vn
hunter vn

Love the effort that you put in this video, keep up the good work . This is the reason I love you channel

Vor 4 years
Justin Kim
Justin Kim

That was amazing. You analyzed riven very well from her birth even though you played her since season 5. You deserve a lot more subscribers for all of the hard work. GOOD JOB!!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Justin Kim thank you :)))

Vor 4 years
RebelzPlague
RebelzPlague

This broke my soul by making me realize how long I have been playing league of legends. Excellent work on the video, it was an amazing rundown of the history for a champion I've always hated.

Vor 4 years
Rena
Rena

10:20 "Players who you think should never in a milloin years play riven still did it because she was too strong" Shows Pants are Dragon meanwhile LOL

Vor 4 years
Franc9
Franc9

Nice

Vor 3 years
xNFR
xNFR

yea hahah fcking great i saw nightblue try it once it was horrible^^

Vor 3 years
ColonelZaloy
ColonelZaloy

instantly looked if someone already commented that LMAO

Vor 3 years
TheKisj
TheKisj

Would love to see more videos like this, if there's any other interesting champions with a history to speak of

Vor 3 years
Safee Srio
Safee Srio

Great work exile I rly do appreciate you efforts❤️

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Safee Srio

Vor 4 years
LazyBTD
LazyBTD

""...Riven had no sustain built in her kit..." This reminds me of my friend who actually invited me to play League. Back when Riven was new, builds were really dfferent, you could build same few of item and still be effective. So he played Ninja Tabi + 5 Bloodthirsters. Bloodthirster was a stacking item back then, capping at 70 or 80 AD and 20% lifesteal. So at full build he had 350-400 bonus AD and 100% lifesteal and was totally unstopable. He managed to outlive most of CC and get back to full health in 2-3 hits even if he got low. Only thing that could stop him is 2-5 seconds of constant stun and not all compositions had this or execute it properly. And I miss that time when most ADCs built boots, IE, 2 BTs and 2 PDs :D

Vor 2 years
Philip Hartman
Philip Hartman

This champ... I was never good at playing her and never put in the effort to learn her properly, but she will always have a soft spot because she was the first champion released when I started playing league of legends.

Vor 2 years
Maggie Fix
Maggie Fix

I started playing LoL back in Season 5, I mostly got into ARAM, because I had no idea what I was doing. I remember getting Riven in November or so, and I thought this champion is shit because I was so confused. Around 1 to 2 years later I tried playing her again, but in normal and I was stunned how much fun she was and I tried to learn how to play her. Tbh. I was shit. Great shit. But still, it was a fun time. Especially when I tried to play her support after the great rune rework.

Vor 3 years
Ryan Costa
Ryan Costa

"Except Precision, Precision is trash on riven" Conqueror wants to know your location

Vor 3 years
League of Jinx
League of Jinx

@Qtfy it did not exist, reforged runes was released on patch 7.22, Conqueror was added on patch 8.6

Vor year
Prince Kanbatsu
Prince Kanbatsu

Yea conq didnt exist during runes rework, people were playing riven aery lmao

Vor year
Umareka
Umareka

Conq didn't exist at the time

Vor 2 years
Demyx
Demyx

One of the most entertaining and amazing video I have ever seen. Fantastic work Kellen keep it up

Vor 4 years
Super Cosmic Space Magnet
Super Cosmic Space Magnet

Great video Exil, I love your impartial and informative commentary on the state of the game - there's a tonne of stuff there that I never knew, like her inspiration from Marth. There was one thing missing though, and that was a discussion about the Elixir of Fortitude, the 250g consumable item back in the first Riven hayday. I don't think any champion epitomised the usage of this item more than Riven, the ability to level 2 all-in with the red flask is a big part of her history, and I suspect its removal may have had an even bigger impact than the removal of Brutalizer. That's just my opinion though as a level 2 cheese-scumming former Riven player. :P

Vor 4 years
duckcluck123
duckcluck123

From my experience at the end of season 3, riven was totally busted top. Absolutely insane levels of damage early on which made everyone hate her

Vor 4 years
Huqzh
Huqzh

this is probely the best structured video ive watched all year. good job man

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Huqzh thank you :)!

Vor 4 years
Resul Doğan
Resul Doğan

That was good man. I just learn a lot of things about riven so i'm thankful for all your efforts to make this video

Vor 3 years
Salty Peppah
Salty Peppah

Nice video, I remember the week riven came out, I put in something like 50 games with her that week! I played a shit ton of jungle and even went top lane. Tried out support riven since she was so good at bullying early game. This video reminded me how much I liked some of the LoL characters, despite not playing LoL since 2014.

Vor 4 years
Fly
Fly

What an awesome vid for one of my most favourite champs. Really well done Exil. ^^

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Sry4Existing thank you my friend :3

Vor 4 years
Julian Smit
Julian Smit

5:09 I’ve missed this champion info screen more than you’d expect. I used to love league so much but it’s been more and more hard to like these last few years

Vor 3 years
Raphaël Hemery
Raphaël Hemery

This was a really well put together video. Congratulations !

Vor 4 years
Downover
Downover

A really nice video of you. Even though i'm not playing league anymore i loved riven and played her for 5 seasons and this story was really good made.

Vor 4 years
Sadcasm
Sadcasm

I think this is my favorite riven content i ever watched. Im so hyped for being a riven main right now

Vor 4 years
Gammel Mull
Gammel Mull

Great video! I really appreciate the work you put in this!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

!!!! glad to hear you enjoyed

Vor 4 years
Kid Uzi
Kid Uzi

This was soo good! You made it like a documentary, frikin amazing. Keep it up man, you deserve more subs.

Vor 3 years
Dempt
Dempt

Hey man. Just wanna say as someone that's watched a ton of your videos regarding Riven, mechanics, coaching, and more, this is definitely a truly inspiring video and definitely motivated me to grind her again. I mainly play Melee, and main Marth, and that's why I play Riven, because of how similar they feel. I otherwise main Riven with a little over 400k mastery points in her. Would love to sit down and talk with you and hear more of your insight if possible.

Vor 4 years
RandomGames
RandomGames

I've quit the game and miss the old times, but this does something to me. Great video!

Vor 4 years
Ambargooo
Ambargooo

Apart from the tremendous amount of the quality, your voice is so ... harmonizing :D It was a great video hope you do another one but don't overdo it ^^

Vor 4 years
Kostas Bour
Kostas Bour

It is my favorite and most well designed character for me i love the game cause this character exists,i don't care how many nerfs or what ever do to this character i will keep playing this character 4ever, i hope will reach 10000 games with riven

Vor 3 years
Kanye Guest
Kanye Guest

And this is what convinced me to become a riven main even if I'm awful, I look at it as a journey to master this complicated champ.

Vor 2 years
Maan Fathi
Maan Fathi

I love how you pull out such a high quality content to your chanel, I feel your passion to the game thru my computer. GJ Dude!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

thank you man

Vor 4 years
SinisterDagger
SinisterDagger

When I saw that fiora ult, I cried a bit. I wanna have her old ult on either a new champ or reverted

Vor 4 years
Bass-D C
Bass-D C

On the marth part: That shield part is a huge streach. EVERY character has this shield. A more fit comparison would be Marths side-B and Rivens Q. Both being multi-imput combo attacks with flashy finishers and the ability to weave other inputs inbetween.

Vor year
Schmit GaMeS
Schmit GaMeS

Would be cool to see this series continue for all the champs. I know how much effort and and time goes into making one video like this but I still think it would be cool to see >_ (by no means am I saying to make this complete history series go into every champ if Exil doesn't want to because by the end of the day Exil decides what he wants to do or not do. I'm just saying that it would be cool to if he did)

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

haha I am glad to hear you enjoy the video though :)

Vor 4 years
Noah Miller
Noah Miller

17:17 "Brutalizer was such an effective item on Riven, giving her damage, cooldown reduction, AND attack damage"

Vor year
AwaitingApril
AwaitingApril

Very well structured video! Enjoyed watching.

Vor 4 years
Alfred derflA
Alfred derflA

loved it, i only started playing riven mid to late season 7 but even so its great to see one of my fav champs get some love, as always great video man

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Alfred derflA thank you so much I am glad you liked it :)

Vor 4 years
Jacob Edmondson
Jacob Edmondson

Must say this video was very well done! Great job man that's a like from me :)

Vor 4 years
Red's Tube
Red's Tube

1:13 OMG I didn't expect to see my video here! I remember me and my buds tactic was to tilt Riven by camping her :D

Vor 2 years
Zanacca 99
Zanacca 99

CAMPERINOOOO

Vor 2 years
Matthew Theco
Matthew Theco

how big, how strong, How beautiful, thanks a lot Exil, i love you, and your dedication, and Riven is so amazing to play, and funny to!

Vor 4 years
Bob Bob
Bob Bob

Loved the video! Do a complete history of zed next!

Vor 4 years
Bahjat ALSABEH
Bahjat ALSABEH

you took me on a nostalgic trip exil!! top content thank you!

Vor 4 years
Diego Gonzalez
Diego Gonzalez

I very rarely comment, but this video shows depth in research, dedication, and motivation. Big congratulations to you Exil for this amazing video.

Vor 4 years
Kevin Olivera
Kevin Olivera

A really great video, one of the best of your channel, make me to love even more Riven! I think u can make some content of the lore of Riven! Saludos desde Argentina!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Kevin Olivera okay good to know and thank you so much!

Vor 4 years
GG LagMaster
GG LagMaster

Dude, this vids are awesome. Can you do more? Like full history of GP?

Vor 3 years
DerDurzo
DerDurzo

17:25 brutalizer giving her damage, cooldown reduction and attack damage

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

DerDurzo i meant armor pen LOL

Vor 4 years
Riley Swinford
Riley Swinford

Thank you for making this video, it was really informative and entertaining imo, love Riven and your videos!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

drummer boy thank you I am so glad you enjoyed

Vor 4 years
Smoke
Smoke

Havent watched the video yet, but the reason shes fallen in the recent seasons is because her strengths don't matter as much as they used to, everybody in top nowadays has great damage and tsudo-tankiness. Her uniqueness is gone

Vor 3 years
Émile Audet Groulx
Émile Audet Groulx

good work. could you make a video of the same type but for irelia? it would be really apreciate.

Vor 4 years
Ed
Ed

Hey would love to see a complete fiora history :)

Vor 4 years
daminchoiceman
daminchoiceman

That faker description at 14:50 tho.. "he's faker so he dodges the ulti anyway" lol

Vor 4 years
Lucas McDonald
Lucas McDonald

This video is SO well-made and informative. Like unbelievably so. This is a standard that other league of legends YouTubers should strive for in quality. WELL DONE!!!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Lucas McDonald thanks so much wow such nice things to say thank you Lucas :)

Vor 4 years
Joel Villaverde
Joel Villaverde

Your "complete history" videos are so fucking good. Anyone can see that there's a lot of work behind each and every single one of them.

Vor 3 years
PauloSSBM
PauloSSBM

As a melee player I didn't realize that riven had Marth inspired moves that's pretty sick

Vor 2 years
Snek
Snek

damn man ur making me want to start playing riven again!! great video!

Vor 4 years
Nazar D
Nazar D

Thanks for your work dude, very well done, subscribed.

Vor 4 years
Nolynn
Nolynn

what a work you had done. thumbs up. thanks for the presentation. :D

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Nolynn

Vor 4 years
Galego
Galego

This video was incredible , you explain all the journey of Riven in 24 minutes , YOU'RE FUCKING AWESOME DUDE

Vor 4 years
BlueBunnyRiven
BlueBunnyRiven

Great video man. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it 💚 green heart for riven

Vor 4 years
Alex Mercer
Alex Mercer

Shame she's struggling right now. I picked a bad season to learn her, but I don't think I'll give up. She really is one of the coolest champs in the game.

Vor 4 years
InfinityOwl
InfinityOwl

I remember a short period where you could stack blood thirsters and easily 1v4 with riven. Best build ever. "dan you need armor pen!" Dan: "mmmmm... I need more blood thirsters."

Vor 2 years
GreyGalihad
GreyGalihad

This sort of video takes tons of work. Well done, hope you get all the likes.

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

SilverMyrmidon thank you :))

Vor 4 years
Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson

The effort put into these videos, beautiful

Vor 4 years
Big Smoke
Big Smoke

"a sword mirrors it's owner" Ah, now i get it, a broken blade for a broken champion, it all makes sense now.

Vor year
Bear Box
Bear Box

You sir deserve sooo many more subs, awesome vid keep up the work :)

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Bear Box thank you so much!!

Vor 4 years
Blamzy
Blamzy

Insanely well done please make one for Rengar!

Vor 4 years
Draylenn
Draylenn

These videos are so well done. Can't wait for the next one.

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

!! really glad to hear

Vor 4 years
miniNE
miniNE

i reckon you should have included the evolution of riven from pre-animation cancel mechanics vs post animation cancel mechanics.

Vor 2 years
Lyubimov89
Lyubimov89

One thing that you could've added is that her first splash right upon release received several reworks because it was just too darn awkward. It looked like she was riding a bike. Otherwise - great vid!

Vor 2 years
Cristian Bulla
Cristian Bulla

What an amazing work man Keep it up!

Vor 4 years
Sahelanthropus
Sahelanthropus

For those who did not get it: the title means that she is broken

Vor 2 years
Brian Lu
Brian Lu

Really epic video, also your voice is like perfect for narrating, really calming. Well done!!

Vor 4 years
Javier Ruiz
Javier Ruiz

Thank you for this beautiful and nostalgic video :,)

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Just.Another.Gamer

Vor 4 years
Adrian Chao
Adrian Chao

I commend your hard work and effort for this video, but I was just a tad bit disappointed on why you didn't address the reason for toxicity in riven players. Nonetheless, good job

Vor 4 years
Just Another Music Theorist
Just Another Music Theorist

I'd love to see one of these about Tryndamere.

Vor 4 years
Mega Strix
Mega Strix

Ive never heard of "double jungling" so interesting and Ive played for so long.

Vor 4 years
Théophile Prévost
Théophile Prévost

Wow thanks a lot for this video as a riven main in season 5 like you I really really appreciated this video. Thank you

Vor 3 years
The Gambler
The Gambler

This video is so fantastic, nice video Exil!

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

The Exilè

Vor 4 years
Kai'Sa
Kai'Sa

Make Riven great again please... :'(

Vor 3 years
EmilBB
EmilBB

Awesome video! I played a ton of Riven in season 4. Was diamond V with 72% win rate, which I personally think is pretty decent. But now that I've come back to league, playing Riven feels so off and your video explained why. Guess I have to adapt to a more defensive playstyle now.

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Dohnny Jepp i am glad you enjoyed the video :)

Vor 4 years
john campo
john campo

I remember starting league in season 5 and playing riven i stopped playing her bc of thr brutilizer i still play her once in awhile but the cdr was needed to be super successful

Vor 4 years
Richard de Vries
Richard de Vries

This video is super well done, I took a long trip back in this video :P I miss the time when I started playing, all the way back in the release of lissandra in 2013 :(

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Richard de Vries glad you liked it :)

Vor 4 years
OrangeNASA
OrangeNASA

the valkyrie in tera came out long after riven came out, just to make it clear

Vor 2 years
Hyper10
Hyper10

Very good video. I appreciate the hard work you put into the video. I would like it if the next video was about Zed. Pls.

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

m_ 10 thank you so much I am glad to hear that and ok

Vor 4 years
Ant-one MUSIC
Ant-one MUSIC

i played her for the new skin, it's now my second champion after fiora

Vor 2 years
David Maroney
David Maroney

I've always liked riven as a character even if my skill with her is sub par.

Vor 4 years
Zenkz
Zenkz

DAMN kellen getting me to go back to riven even now great work btw

Vor 4 years
Exil
Exil

Yann Pacheco thanks Yann haha I am really happy that you enjoyed the video

Vor 4 years

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