Ryze Build Guide by Scorrpo
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Threats to Ryze with this build
|Nasus||Nasus is just so easy to vs, q every time he tries to farm.|
Who are you?
|- About Me -
Hey there! My name is Nick (Scorrpo). I am a Gold 5 player I've always played Ryze, every since I started playing the game early season 3. This is my FIRST Mobafire guide, so I hope you enjoy it!
|- My Opinion -
This is MY way to play Ryze. So before you go flip a table because I explained why I like to buy Warmog's Armor instead of Rabadon's Deathcap, make sure you realize that this is how I like to play Ryze, and I wanted to show you how I do well, so you could maybe learn the champion. Also, I am not a pro player like Dyrus, I still have much to learn!
|- What Will I Learn? -
In this guide, you will learn everything from how to play Ryze, to what runes / masteries are best for him. I am trying to include as many pictures and notes as I can in this guide, so you can learn your very best. Also, leave advice (NOT RAGE) if you disliked something I did, maybe I will learn a thing or two.
Who is Ryze?
Pros and Cons
Runes & Masteries
The AP Quint is pretty self explanatory, helps you do big damage early on and will just be a better quint than the others.
I use this glyph for the late game MR that you might need. If you are vs an AP champ top, you can of course replace this with Greater Glyph of Magic Resist.
These marks are used to have the magic penetration that we don't get to build a lot of, it fills in for what we are missing.
Tier 1 : Having two points in Block , Recovery , and Enchanted Armor helps early game to make their auto-attacks not do so much and so we can progress down the tree.
Tier 2 : Veteran's Scars is a great mastery for early game health that could potentially change the outcome of a skirmish level 1 or 2.
Tier 3 : Juggernaut is again for the health. Hardiness and Resistance are very good masteries to have maxed out. It's free armor and magic resist.
Tier 4 : Swiftness is kind of like tenacity. It will reduce any slows that they use, and is good for Ryze because he doesn't build too much tenacity.
Tier 5 : Legendary Guardian can help in teamfights. Runic Blessing is very important. It will scale with that +36 health we got from Veteran's Scars , and help you early game levels 1 and 2 to secure the first blood.
Tier 6 : For the 21st point we got Tenacious , we need to get it plus it's another tenacity boost because we don't buy any of it.
Tier 1 : Four points in Sorcery are vital for Ryze. The extra cooldown reduction goes a long way. One point in Butcher will help with his AA and last-hitting, since it's difficult to master.
Tier 2 : Three points in Mental Force help with having a bit more AP at level 18, which will help with his tanky build.
Tier 3 : Arcane Mastery is a big boost of AP. Six more AP at level one just for one point of mastery is great, and will help out when poking early on.
Skill Sequence & Explanation
Combo 3: AOE
Combo 4: The Smash!
Combo 5: EZ Mode
Easiest Ryze combo out there, you can even say it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! (literally)
|Mana & Health|
Core Items After you have a tear, catalyst, and boots, build that catalyst into a Rod of Ages. This will give you more time to stack your tear. Then start building a Glacial Shroud which will turn into a Frozen Heart. After these two items, (RoA and FH), are built, turn that tear into an Archangel's Staff. Also, upgrade your boots. With your core items built, we can move on to the next step.
Stitutional Items You need an AP and Defensive item now. I personally like to go Will of the Ancients and Warmog's Armor. This is a good combo because you will have so much health and the spell vamp will stack with your ult to get all that health back. You can also go Spirit Visage or Banshee's Veil instead of warmogs if they are very AP heavy. I've seen people go Rabadon's Deathcap and Deathfire Grasp instead of WoTA, and sometimes it works, but that's just personal preferance.
I'll add onto this guide as I play, and also if you guys do good with this build send me a picture of your success and I'll post it up on here if you would like! Again, thanks for helping! Also, check out the links below, if it weren't for them this guide wouldn't be any good at all!
Thanks to jhoijhoi's Making a Guide guide for helping me with this!
Credits to Bloodfyre's Kayle Guide because I took his masteries idea and made it into my own.