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Skill usage

Build usage

Mana

Because most mana items offer some health and armor, RyzeSquare.png Ryze can be effectively built tanky and deal a lot of damage at the same time with his spells.

(250 base + (55 per level × 18 = 990 at level 18) = 1240 + Muramana item.png Muramana = 2240 mana × 0.06 = 134 bonus physical damage
134 + 20 bonus AD + (2240 × 0.02 = 45) = 199 bonus autoattack damage
    • Keep in mind that:
      • Muramana item.png Muramana's damage is not splashed during Desperate Power.png Desperate Power.
      • The bonus damage from Muramana item.png Muramana is physical and will not benefit from RyzeSquare.png Ryze's MR reduction and penetration.
      • Muramana item.png Muramana's toggle scales off RyzeSquare.png Ryze's current mana - the less mana available, the less bonus damage from the item.
  • Concurrently, Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff provides (60 + (2240 × 0.03)) × 0.4 = 51 + (1000 × 0.065 = 65) = 116 bonus magical damage on Overload.png Overload.
  • The choice between Manamune item.png Manamune and Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff depends on the player and want the player wants to be built on RyzeSquare.png Ryze. An Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff can be built into a Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace, which provides more defensive stats for RyzeSquare.png Ryze as it expends a certain percentage of mana for a shield (which RyzeSquare.png Ryze should have a lot of mana in his build, which means stronger shield). The Manamune item.png Manamune path provides more offensive stats as it amplify RyzeSquare.png Ryze's autoattacks and his spells thanks to Muramana item.png Muramana's toggle. It doesn't hurt to build both items at the expense of building two Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess longer.
  • RyzeSquare.png Ryze should invest in an early Catalyst the Protector item.png Catalyst the Protector for health and mana. It can be built into Rod of Ages item.png Rod of Ages later.
  • Avoid building items with the spellsword effects, namely the Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force, Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane and Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet, despite they ALL give mana and ability power as RyzeSquare.png Ryze minimal cooldowns and ability spamming leave little room for auto attacks with high CDR, as his cooldowns become so short he can nearly enter a non stop casting barrage by using his passive and proper use of smartcast.
    • Iceborn Gauntlet item.png Iceborn Gauntlet could be obtained as it gives a very large amount of mana and useful armor. The basic attack proc isn't all that important (or actually usable) as the item seems a godsend for RyzeSquare.png Ryze given the stats it gives. Unfortunately, the Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart actually gives superior stats, builds similarly, is cheaper and has an aura. The auto attack proc is not particularly useful as RyzeSquare.png Ryze is rarely attacking by late game.
    • Trinity Force item.png Trinity Force is more AD oriented and the large majority of its stats like attacks speed or critical change are a full waste on RyzeSquare.png Ryze. On the same vein RyzeSquare.png Ryze, doesn't even have particularly good base AD or an on-hit ability so the procs are pretty lame or barely usable
    • Lich Bane item.png Lich Bane would be nice as RyzeSquare.png Ryze might end up with a decent ability power pool due to Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace and maybe a magic penetration related item like Void Staff item.png Void Staff, but once again, he has very little time to actually proc the passive.

Cooldown Reduction

Miscellaneous

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Sapphire Crystal item Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Catalyst the Protector item Tear of the Goddess item
Offensive Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item Void Staff item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Banshee's Veil item Will of the Ancients item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Tear of the Goddess item Health Potion item3 Mana Potion item3
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Catalyst the Protector item Glacial Shroud item
Offensive Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item Void Staff item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Banshee's Veil item Will of the Ancients item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Sapphire Crystal item Health Potion item2 Boots of Speed item Ruby Crystal item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Tear of the Goddess item
Offensive Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Will of the Ancients item Odyn's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Sapphire Crystal item Health Potion item2 Boots of Speed item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Catalyst the Protector item Tear of the Goddess item
Offensive Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item
Defensive Frozen Heart item Banshee's Veil item Will of the Ancients item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • RyzeSquare.png Ryze's damage output is mainly magic damage. Investing in a magic resistance item can help reduce his damage.
  • Because all of RyzeSquare.png Ryze's abilities are point and click and rely on him entering a certain range, picking champions that outrange him or that can poke him without entering his ability range are good choices.
  • Stay back when you notice him activate his Desperate Power.png Desperate Power. It gives his spells AoE damage, causing him to deal a lot of damage when facing him in a minion wave.
  • Although RyzeSquare.png Ryze is very strong at late game, he has a weak early game. Putting pressure on his lane or denying his chance to farm or kill will reduce his effectiveness in the later stages of the game.
  • RyzeSquare.png Ryze takes a while to rack up mana via Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess - denying him farm and killing him early on will hamper him in the later stage of the game.
  • Late game, although RyzeSquare.png Ryze deals a high amount of damage and is quite tanky, his short range (particularly since his recent nerfs) and relatively low base movement speed makes him quite vulnerable to kiting. Beware, however, as the MS buff he receives during Desperate Power.png Desperate Power can make this tactic temporarily less viable.

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