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RivenSquare old Riven, the Exile
RivenSquare Riven, the Exile
  • The bandages she wears are there to hide the permanent scars she obtained from Zaunite chem-tech explosives during the Invasion of Ionia.


Riven OriginalCircle Original Riven
  • "A broken blade is more than enough for the likes of you!" might be referencing Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach ("A dull blade is more than enough for the likes of you!").
  • Riven and XerathSquare Xerath share the quote "Sacrifices must be made" (her voice faintly echoes while Blade of the Exile Blade of the Exile is active).
Riven DawnbringerCircle Dawnbringer Riven


Riven OriginalCircle Original Riven
Riven RedeemedCircle Redeemed Riven
  • Her sword can be seen during the game's Mac Version trailer.
    • The in-game blade features a turquoise-colored light outlining the area where it was shattered.
  • She might be referencing her initial backstory where she was a Demacian exile.
  • Her clothes featured up to three different colors (red in concept art, blue in initial artwork, teal in-game).
  • She resembles War from Darksiders.
Riven CrimsonEliteCircle Crimson Elite Riven
  • She is a member of the Noxian counterpart to the Demacian Commandos.
  • She was the second skin to celebrate the end of a Season without requiring players to achieve Gold+ rank to unlock (the first being Kayle JudgmentCircle Judgment Kayle).
  • She shares this theme with:
Riven BattleBunnyCircle Battle Bunny Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Astral, Catseye, Emerald, Granite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
Riven ChampionshipCircle Championship Riven
Riven DragonbladeCircle Dragonblade Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Riven ArcadeCircle Arcade Riven
Riven ChampionshipCircle Championship Riven 2016
Riven DawnbringerCircle Dawnbringer Riven
Riven PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Riven


  • Riven was a Noxian soldier sent to Ionia during the empire's invasion. A traumatic experience during the campaign involving SingedSquare Singed's chemicals caused her to question her devotion and sever her ties to Noxus, wandering ever since.
    • YasuoSquare Yasuo suspects Riven of being the one who killed Elder Souma, whom Yasuo was supposed to protect ("Wait, that Broken Wings technique... huh", "Huh, Broken Wings three swift strikes... ", "Another Wind Slash wind blade?", "Who taught you Wind Slash that?")
    • Riven eventually confessed to unintentionally killing Elder Souma: desperate to erase her past as a Noxian invader and killer, Riven begged the elderly Last Breath wind-master to shatter her runic blade, which is the past's memento. Souma succeeded, yet a stray shard struck his neck, killing him.