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Ryze Champion Spotlight

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

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Even though Rune Prison Rune Prison is commonly maxed last due to it's root duration not scaling with ranks, it's a decent choice for a level 1 pick, since Overload Overload and Spell Flux Spell Flux do little by themselves and early game mana doesn't allow for very many combos; addittionally Overload Overload can be blocked by enemy minions, making it hard to land on champions during laning. Rune Prison Rune Prison can be used to halt the enemy if they attempt to burst you early.
  • RyzeSquare Ryze's basic burst combo is Overload Q > Spell Flux E > Rune Prison W > Overload Q.
    • You can cast an extra Overload Overload between the Spell Flux Spell Flux and the Rune Prison Rune Prison for extra damage, but be aware that doing this will not trigger the Overload 4 shield as Runes will be consumed every time Overload Overload is cast. Since Rune Prison Rune Prison has a long cooldown and you will be left with just Spell Flux Spell Flux to charge Runes, make sure to make the right decision between gaining the shield or the extra damage.
    • Overload Overload can be used with relative freedom once enough bonus mana has been built, since it's cooldown is refreshed by your other spells should a fight break out. With just a couple of items and a few ranks, it does a decent chunk of damage even without combos to enemies who don't dodge it in time.
  • RyzeSquare Ryze's full damage combo is Overload Q > Spell Flux E > Overload Q > Rune Prison W > Overload Q > Spell Flux E > Overload Q
    • This full combo only works with near max CDR due to your E being cast twice. This is the main combo that you'll be using most of the time.
Runes Usage
  • RyzeSquare Ryze is one of the best users of Phase Rush rune Phase Rush due to his natural 3-part combo, which also stacks with the extra movement speed gained from Overload 4 Overload's shield; allowing him to easily both catch up or run away as the situation requires.
  • Arcane Comet rune Arcane Comet is also good on RyzeSquare Ryze; just a Rune Prison Rune Prison even without Spell Flux Spell Flux is enough to guarantee a hit for a nice amount of poke in the early game, and it also cools down quickly as all of RyzeSquare Ryze's abilities are single-targeted.
  • Electrocute rune Electrocute is also triggered by RyzeSquare Ryze's natural combo, useful if you desire more burst damage.
    • The Domination tree also has Cheap Shot rune Cheap Shot, which works together with Rune Prison Rune Prison for even more extra damage.
    • Ravenous Hunter rune Ravenous Hunter is an useful pick as RyzeSquare Ryze has no healing sources, and all of his abilities are single-targeted, giving him full benefit.
    • Relentless Hunter rune Relentless Hunter is a good alternative if you like to roam more, and later in the game it allows you to reach the fray faster.
Item Usage
  • RyzeSquare 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 Arcane Mastery gives RyzeSquare Ryze bonus Mana based on his Ability Power. This makes Tear of the Goddess item 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 upgraded into Archangel's Staff item Archangel's Staff as your second or third item.
  • Rod of Ages item Rod of Ages is commonly the first finished item as it gives RyzeSquare Ryze everything he needs; ability power, health and healing, and mana as well as mana efficiency, all of which synergize with his abilities and make him more durable.
  • Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon is a good second or third item, as reducing cooldown for Spell Flux Spell Flux increases the frequency for Overload Overloads, which will be extremely lethal from the extra AP and Mana it also provides.
  • For the same reason, Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the most common boots choice on RyzeSquare Ryze. While Sorcerer's Shoes item Sorcerer's Shoes are also a valid choice for a team heavy on Magic Resist, RyzeSquare Ryze rarely has any cooldown reduction before Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon is built, and Void Staff item Void Staff is also an option to counter this.
  • Zhonya's Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass is a good situational item on RyzeSquare Ryze, useful if going against an AD-heavy team or assassin champions. Note that the tactic of putting yourself in Stasis to guarantee a successful Realm Warp Realm Warp is no longer possible; activating Zhonya's Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass while channeling will put the ability on cooldown.
  • Abyssal Mask item Abyssal Mask is an alternative to Rod of Ages item Rod of Ages, as the aura has a longer range than Spell Flux Spell Flux's and Rune Prison Rune Prison's cast ranges, and together with Overload 4 Overload's shield it can make RyzeSquare Ryze very hard to kill by magic damage champions. It does little to contribute to damage by itself, however, so be careful if building it early.
Countering
  • RyzeSquare Ryze has a relatively short range for a mage so long range champions like VarusSquare Varus or LuxSquare Lux can harass him with less risk.
    • However, these champions still need to be wary of Overload Overload when used on a Spell Flux Spell Fluxed minion wave.

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