2 slippers of agility ,because you have 2 feet’s, and they help you last hit nice. They can also be formed into Wraiths or Poor Man’s Shield
1 circlet to boost damage and give some HP and MP. Can be Formed into Wraiths.
A salve because it heals better than tangoes
I am not your God, you may get circlets over slippers if you think survivability problems could arise. As for Quelling Blade, it’s decent, but you can’t jungle early due to low HP. Damage on heroes are far better than a farm item. Quelling Blade should only be gotten if you are bad at last hitting(we last hit with Blink Strike anyway to farm after some Wraiths).
CF[X]â€™s Riki Core Items Set
3-4 Wraiths to boost HP, damage, and mana so that blink can be use to last hit creeps. Poor Man’s Shield is also a good substitute to 1 Wraith. It gives decent defensive powers, especially against creeps, so you can jungle better if lanes are taken, or infested with enemy heroes.
Power Treads, because they supply good DPS and you need neither BoTâ€™s teleport because youâ€™re going to be the one whoâ€™s walking in the enemy forest, and Phase Bootâ€™s active isnâ€™t useful since youre going to use spells like every 5 seconds.
Town portals, because we donâ€™t get Travels
Diffusal Blade, because it gives a tremendous damage boost and a nice slow, and can remove bad buffs, as well as giving free gold from heavy duty summons, like Necronomicon and Infernal. It also burns those painful mana out from enemy heroes, potentially disabling escaping chances.
CF[X]â€™s Riki Power Items
Butterfly, because it further boosts DPS and it is the ideal item for Rikimaruâ€™s concept
Manta Style, because you pump agi, and your illusions will be a pain. It gives huge MS bonus as well. This item is great late game asset.
Guinsooâ€™s Scythe Of Vyse, because when purge is all used, this item is a good asset to have. Furthermore, guinsoo is very powerful is team battles. This also makes you harder to counter.
Heart Of Tarassque, because it boosts survivability of the 1.6k HPed brat we call Rikimaru.
The current pub game style Riki which I have been observing is SnY. Let me tell you something,