Are the rumours true?
Is Riven looking at a possible nerf? Is she considered really OP?
Where did this all come from?
Personally, I think she is fine. She is strong, but not undoubtebly OP.
I went over the numbers last night as her HP/5 is slightly higher than most Top laners, and that a small increase in her Base HP could nerf the HP/5 to scale on par with everyone at Top lane.
120-180 HP in 1 minute by 10HP/5 per 60 seconds, but increase the base HP to scale her HP/5 per level to "fit" with the rest of the Top laners, as seeing this was frustrating most people.
Q= Not really as a reliable source of MAIN damage late game, more of a passive procc'er. Sure, early game it does a lot of damage, but you find more power with AoE stun. Not extremely powered, I find it balanced.
W= A quick powerful, AoE stun. This is probably only Riven's main source of damage and sub-par utility. The scale of 170 (full level) (+1.0) full attack damage, makes up for how poor the end of levelling scale is. 170 is not a lot of damage, and often people will negate that with the use of armor. I find it balanced.
E= Ah, the beloved shield. Scales with 1.0 AD. This is her utility. You may think this is just another excuse for an AD bruiser to go untouched, but really it isn't. Take Olaf and Irelia for example, Irelia gains life off her W's passive, and her ult. Her sustain is infinite, while Riven has a short cooldown shield absorbing damage. Coincidence? Hardly not, Riven has no form of sustain and that's probably why her HP/5 was brought up. Olaf can sustain himself too, Riven's shield is reliable of course, but the possibility of forever having Spell Vamp and Lifesteal balances this whole process out. Riven keeps her HP/5 high, squishyness and a tanky shield that scales with AD. I find it balanced.
R= A high damage, multi target skillshot nuke? Fairly strong late game, but is only reliable in the term of building strong AD. It's early game is sub-par, only reliable for those finishers. It's like Garen's ultimate, except a tad stronger. The process of building strong AD is fine, but is more like a glass cannon (sort of) I'm not saying that she cannot be built pure AD, but to add to her tankiness it required with some defensive stats. Of course I build Riven as a fairly off-tanky bruiser dealing high amounts of burst damage and so do many people.
I find this to be strong late, average early= Slightly OP and balanced.
Riven is a high-mobility AD melee bruiser dealing high amounts of burst damage. She can negate damage, as well as take it very fast. here are a lot of champions that can feud 1 v 1's with Riven all game, it all really leads up to skill and knowledge of the match up.
Some people have been telling me, that she's a nightmare. She isn't. Sure, you may get worried about versing a Riven top, but don't.
There are NUMEROUS times, where I've demolished a Riven and demolished as Riven.
It's about knowing how to play against her, her tactics, everything. You need to know how to go up against somehow who is blatantly called the "Top lane trouble". This stereotype is pretty off, and there are many ways to shut down a Riven, even if it's not killing her.
So, just to clarify I find that Riven is: Balanced.