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League of Legends Build Guide Author manny27

Ryze - maximum output damage

manny27 Last updated on January 27, 2013
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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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Why do i write this guide when there are already the best guides?

Hi all :) I simply need to write all my thoughts of Ryze because i have been playing him since League of Legends has started. Ryze is champion that has very long history and many updates that has been made on him.

In a few words, he started as AP carry. Next big update converted ryze to Mana AP Tank. But now, Ryze is AP carry again and he is ready for the action! Have a nice reading this guide.

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Understanding the build

Ryze is supposed to be excelent damage dealer. In addition, he has very nice crowd control spell - Rune Prison which is really usable in chasing or kiting. Believe me, Ryze is not supposed to be tank so don't build him with Armor or Magic Resistance too much. Also, there is no reason to build Spell Vamp because the effect is really low and it will not save you in hard situations.

Your main goal in early game is to stack your Tear of the Goddess that's the reason why i put Sapphire Crystal as the first item you need to buy at the base. Then, buy Boots of Speed and Chalice of Harmony. Why Chalice of Harmony? Your main goal is stack Tear of the Goddess but how can you stack so fast when you don't have enough mana? And that's why.

Mid game is about building Rod of Ages and Athene's Unholy Grail. You will gain survivality, cooldowns, the best mana regen and magic resistance.

In late game you need to finish your build. As you know, early and mid game were about stacking mana but late game is about building AP and taking advantage of mana by converting to AP. At first, build Archangel's Staff from your Tear of the Goddess. Next item is Rabadon's Deathcap. Archangel's Staff will bring you something about 120AP and because you already circa 320AP, go for Rabadon's Deathcap and max your AP! As the last item i choose Liandry's Torment - it gives you magic penetration, AP and it has very powerful passive against healthy opponents.

Don't forget to look at your spells - find out how much damage comes from AP, especially Spell Flux and Rune Prison. You will cause hard damage in late game to your enemies.

In short, early and mid game is about stacking mana and late game is about building AP.

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Spell sequence

For the best output damage you need to understand Ryze's passive - Arcane Mastery. When Ryze casts a spell, all other spells have their cooldown reduced by 1 second. If you read carefuly you have to know this is key to the damage - not to cast all spells at once randomly!

When you need kill really hard opponent with many HP:
Overload + Rune Prison + Overload + Spell Flux + Overload + Desperate Power + Overload + Rune Prison + Overload + Spell Flux + Overload

When you need splash burst damage at once:
Overload + Desperate Power + Spell Flux + Overload + Rune Prison + Overload

When you are trying to catch somebody:
Rune Prison + Overload + Spell Flux + Overload + Desperate Power + Overload

As you can see you need always to wait for your Overload and the other spells are casted because of reload Overload again. This is the key of Ryze's max DPS.

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Now you should know how to play Ryze which deals maximum output damage and which helps team by sending tons of AP damage to the enemies. Well, it really worths for 450IP ^^