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Ryze top dog in ranked

Last updated on April 7, 2011
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Ryze Build

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 16

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 14

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Welcome to my guide on ryze

Iv been playing ryze now for over 100 games. i enjoy him alot but im tired of having players say ryze is a noob champ and dies way to fast. Sure i can can have my bad games like everyone does, but most part im pulling off 20 - 30 kills and always over 15 ***is. This build iv done is a mix of my main build and a little my mate avenged added after he had a shot of ryze.

i hope use enjoy and like it. this is my first shot at one as well :)

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as you can see my runes are all flat mana, reson behind this is you hit like a truck early game and its what you want. iv been told im being reported for hacking because i hit so hard.

i would guess other types of caster runes work the same but i feel all flat mana works alot better for the way i play him.

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This set up of masteries is here to stop Mr ryze from falling over to fast. If you play ryze right u wont find your self in to much danger but once you work up alot of kills and the other team starts to really focuse you. then the masteries will come in to play.

i also went for the extra health as since i built him to nuke, i can charge a bit at the start for first blood as i got bit extra health to take out.

everything else is basic.

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the way my items work are as follows

i take sapphire crystal 1 health pot and one mana pot.
Once you hit level 6 you should then be able to buy tear of the goddess. i get this so if i then start to fall behind a little on kills my mana will still move up.

I then go for my boots and if i can i get the sorcerers shoes right away.

At this point you should be about level 10 and able to buy catalyst the protector.

i then aim to upgrade that to rod of ages

The upgrade my tear of the goddess to the staff. fully forgot the name

then go for frozen heart.

i then just try to boost my mana as much as i can, every game has ended before i can max him out so im not sure how high i can go but iv been over the 5.500 mark. so im sure 6k plus is possible

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Skill Sequence

not much to this, best done in game learning.

the tips i can give are

Hit and run. always hit and run.

dont run if its one on one. eveything things they can nuke ryze. show them how wrong they are. u prison them blast all your cds at them and get another Q off. depending ont eh level and mana you have this could nuke them right or leave them not wanting to chase you. sometimes it may back fire but iv not came cross that yet unless i have there team running up to save the day. at that point i hit and run.

also if u can kite them its funny. prison them right under a turret and let it do the work. the tricks you can pull off are great once u master him.

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Summoner Spells

i find flash and ghost best 2 ever.

the one for mana is point less after the start of the game. also since u have so much and by rigth should have first blood u will fidn u never use it. so i stick with the 2 i said.

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Ranked Play

when playing ranked games try lane with a melee, tell them how u play, like u nuke fast and hard so plz hit your target or something along them lines.

if your on your own then dont worry unless you have to fight one who can heal them self. that part i find tricky but have worked ways around it. liek charging at them with ghost on at level 4 as u got 3 moves to pop and that should bring them past half way. then just keep them back and slow them down.

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Pros / Cons

fast nuker
Now can take a few hits
Good with mana
Liks to kite players


You maybe called a KS
Your team will not enjoy u untill you show your true power
if trapped well say good night.