Ryze General Guide by Jakkes
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Hello and welcome to my own little Ryze guide.
Ryze is today a just overpowered champion with really, really awesome damage. If you do the rotation right you can take out anyone.
Now first of all, remember:
Ryze is NOT an AP Nuke. Ryze is an AP Carry with the purpose of doing damage lategame, just like Ashe, Caityn, Kog'Maw, etc.
Also remember, this is just the way I play Ryze. There are probably lots of builds out there fitting you better.
Runes & Masteries
Full mana is the concept!
Ryze is probably the only champion in LoL powering abilities with mana. I kind of abuse this, wanting the maximum damage (since he's not a tank!).
Full mana masteries and runes, with the exception of the marks where magic penetration is the ****!
Flash - Basicly a must for each carry.
Clarity - Since you want to stack your Tear of Goddess you are kind of wasting your spells on minions. Therefore you oom pretty much since you don't have any MP / 5 runes.
Ignite - Could be nice, but you have to consider what's said above.
Ryze is an AP Carry, not a nuke. With the change of Ryze, Riot said "Ryze will be the Ashe of magic".
Ryze does damage lategame, therefore; he shouldn't go mid. Ryze is as best on a side lane with a support that could heal him. That said, ofcourse he can go mid! :-)
Get the mana crystal and 2 hp pots. Get to 595 gold and b. Get your Tear of Goddess as fast as possible!!!! Then just stack it up with the help of Clarity, give blue to your midlaner. If you've got to harrass, use Q. Save W since it's got a long cooldown and is your only CC if they enemy tries to do anything.
Keep farming and stacking your Goddess, basicly. You'll start doing some damage here and preferably you should start stacking up with your team and fight. Use your W to trap overextended players.
This is where you'll do some awesome damage. Poke with your Q whenever possible, it's got very a very low cooldown!! When the fight starts, either use W on their tank if he goes for your carries or something and attack their carries (if possible), or (preferably always) use it on their carries and nuke them down. Your optimal rotation is:
Q W R Q E Q Q W Q E Q Q W
Your basic rule is: Spam Q and use W / E when possible. Who to attack, it's up to you, I do hope you know who! :-)
PS, its not the tank!
Pros & Cons
+ Awesome damage
+ Good durability. Even though you're not a tank, you have alot of HP & magic resist + armor!
+ Fits most team compositions. He can do any lane!
- Weak early / early mid game.
Ryze can probably not jungle. If he can he must be slow but awesome ganker! :-) Test it, I haven't