Champion Spotlight

Ryze Champion Spotlight07:46

Ryze Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Sapphire Crystal item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Tear of the Goddess item Boots of Speed item Catalyst of Aeons item
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Rod of Ages item Morellonomicon item
Standard Archangel's Staff item Void Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Banshee's Veil item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Refillable Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Tear of the Goddess item Rod of Ages item
Offensive Archangel's Staff item Morellonomicon item Void Staff item
Defensive Wooglet's Witchcap item Abyssal Mask item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Tear of the Goddess item Ruby Crystal item Health Potion item5
Essential Rod of Ages item Archangel's Staff item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Morellonomicon item Void Staff item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As Ryze Ryze
  • Use Overload.png Overload's passive to optimize for maximum damage or maximum survivability.
  • Spell Flux.png Spell Flux's short cooldown allows it to be used to spread Spell Flux.png Flux to many enemies.
  • Ryze Ryze can move and cast other spells while Realm Warp.png Realm Warp is charging without cancelling the portal.
Playing Against Ryze Ryze
  • Ryze Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Spell Flux.png Flux.
  • Use Realm Warp.png Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.
  • Crowd controlling Ryze Ryze during Realm Warp.png Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Tricks

Ability Usage
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • Ryze Ryze's abilities scale with both Mana and Ability Power, which makes items that have both stats much more effective for increasing his damage output.
  • Arcane Mastery.png Arcane Mastery gives Ryze Ryze bonus Mana based on his Ability Power. This makes Tear of the Goddess item.png Tear of the Goddess an essential item early game, since spamming abilities gives you bonus mana, due to its passive effect. It should eventually be built into Archangel's Staff item.png Archangel's Staff, preferably when the item is fully charged, to get Seraph's Embrace item.png Seraph's Embrace as soon as possible.
  • The bonus health and mana from Rod of Ages makes it a good second item on Ryze. It adds to his passive, and gives him more tank stats to help you win early 1v1s.
  • Morellonomicon is a good 3rd item, due to the cool down reduction it gives. This lets Ryze pump out damage much faster, since Spell Flux will be on a lower cool down.
  • A Zhonyas Hourglass is a good situational item on Ryze, because if you need to retreat using Realm Warp, you can ult, and then use the active effect of Zhonyas to negate any damage or crowd control that could otherwise stop your channel. It can also effectively counter assassins, and help out in a tough lane if needed.
Countering
  • Ryze Ryze has a relatively short range for a mage so long range champions like Varus Varus or Lux Lux can harass him with less risk.

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