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Skill usage

Build usage

Mana

Because most mana items offer some health and armor,  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 = 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's damage is not splashed during  Desperate Power.
      • The bonus damage from Muramana is physical and will not benefit from  Ryze's MR reduction and penetration.
      • Muramana's toggle scales off  Ryze's current mana - the less mana available, the less bonus damage from the item.
  • Concurrently, Archangel's Staff provides (60 + (2240 × 0.03)) × 0.4 = 51 + (1000 × 0.065 = 65) = 116 bonus magical damage on  Overload.
  • The choice between Manamune and Archangel's Staff depends on the player and want the player wants to be built on  Ryze. An Archangel's Staff can be built into a Seraph's Embrace, which provides more defensive stats for  Ryze as it expends a certain percentage of mana for a shield (which  Ryze should have a lot of mana in his build, which means stronger shield). The Manamune path provides more offensive stats as it amplify  Ryze's autoattacks and his spells thanks to Muramana's toggle. It doesn't hurt to build both items at the expense of building two Tear of the Goddess longer.
  •  Ryze should invest in an early Catalyst the Protector for health and mana. It can be built into Rod of Ages later.
  • Avoid building items with the spellsword effects, namely the Trinity Force, Lich Bane and Iceborn Gauntlet, despite they ALL give mana and ability power as  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 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  Ryze given the stats it gives. Unfortunately, the Frozen Heart actually gives superior stats, builds similarly, is cheaper and has an aura. The auto attack proc is not particularly useful as  Ryze is rarely attacking by late game.
    • Trinity Force is more AD oriented and the large majority of its stats like attacks speed or critical change are a full waste on  Ryze. On the same vein  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 would be nice as  Ryze might end up with a decent ability power pool due to Seraph's Embrace and maybe a magic penetration related item like 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

  •  Ryze's damage output is mainly magic damage. Investing in a magic resistance item can help reduce his damage.
  • Because all of  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. It gives his spells AoE damage, causing him to deal a lot of damage when facing him in a minion wave.
  • Although  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.
  •  Ryze takes a while to rack up mana via 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  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 can make this tactic temporarily less viable.

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