Ryze Build Guide by Thalose
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Hey everyone, Thalose here, you may know of me from my Rammus guide. And I'm back to give some insight on how to play the new 5.8 Ryze. He's changed a bit and I say for the better. His new Passive makes him tankier and gives him an immense buff fairly often. So without anymore delay, lets get to it.
|+ Scales well into the late game.
+ Naturally tanky with his new passive
+ Can be a big lane bully.
+ Decent sustain with his ult.
+ Amazing team fighting capabilities.
|+ Not the most amazing early game.||+ No hard escapes.||+ Can be fairly mana hungry if not played correctly.||+ Item dependent.|
Greater Quintessence of Gold
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Gold
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
|Now you're thinking, "Why gold gen?" well the answer is that like I said earlier. Ryze is item dependent. So is an extra 15 AP or 9 armor really going to help Ryze more than getting full build before everyone else?||Magic Pen is fantastic on Ryze, period. His AP scaling is lackluster, and there's really no other option other than Hybrid Pen for marks.||See Quints.||You can go with either scaling or flat MR, but since Ryze is such a late game monster I like to be stronger then.|
My choice of 0/9/21 is because the utility page is fantastic on Ryze. More max mana, health regen from more mana, 10% CDR on summoners? Plus who ever complained about more movespeed. The GP5 is nice as well. Though you may have noticed I opted out of Intelligence. This is because when Ryze has his ult maxed, He gets a free 30% CDR steroid. So having anymore than 10% more CDR is just being wasteful.
|Obviously Core on Ryze, No real reason to get into much detail. However I personally don't upgrade Tear until I've got RoA, Luden's, and Boots.|
|Same situation as Seraph's. It's so core on tanky mages that there's nothing more to it.|
|With Ryze having a free 30% CDR at 16 there really is no reason to build more. And spirit visage is just astounding on Ryze, since it gives him nothing but good stats.|
|Whether you build this or Visage first is up to you, however this item is so OP that it's hilarious. One of my favorite defense items in the game.|
|A decent replacement for Frozen Heart, however not as much tankiness. though more damage plus CC and doesn't go over 10% CDR. I prefer Spirit Visage but if you need some more armor, this item might do the trick.|
|A strong item on Ryze, though I'd rather have tank stats than try to heal it back. CC can stop drain tanks in their tracks, but pure tankiness might have a chance at least. Still, against teams with low CC, can be worth it.|
|Now passively grants 10/20/30% cooldown reduction
Buff duration decreased from 5/6/7 seconds to 4/5/6
Cooldown changed from 70/60/50 seconds to 80/60/40: All the changes to the ult, otherwise completely the same. Still awesome.
Just play it safe and farm, your power is all from scaling. Harass here and there, but otherwise your goal is to farm and stay alive. Hugging tower would be the best choice.
If your team needs you, don't stay top and Nasus AFK. Still help them, but whenever you guys aren't taking objectives or team fighting, still try to farm it up. All you have to do, is survive the mid game assassin power-fest and you're golden.
It's All Ogre Now! Basically once you hit your full build, you can walk into team fights, and knock their whole team half health. Just walk around blowing people up and rarely going below half health yourself. Obviously don't try to 1v5, you still have to play smart, but from hence forth you will require much less skill.
To any of you who took the time to read this guide you have my thanks. I appreciate all feed back and even welcome criticism. Feel free to make any notes on how to improve the guide or anything i missed on the champ. (which i most likely missed something really stupid and obvious)
Mobafire has a great selection of guides that without them I'd have had so much trouble making this. Thank you to JhoiJhoi's guide on making a guide
and Matt and his BBCode Guide
Once again, thanks much for reading this guide, and feel free to check out Rammus: Coming in like a wrecking ball.