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Ryze the Unbeatable Manaking !!

ItzFragTime Last updated on July 14, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 4

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 7


Utility: 19

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Greetings Summoner:

Every time when I hear people saying: " I don't play ryze, ryze is so useless" or "Ryze is so easy to beat, he deals no damage". Then I ask myself how do they play the manaking ??
Ryze is simply one of the strongest Ap Toplaners. He is really tanky and deals so much damage if you play him right. And that is what I'm going to show you now.
HOW TO play Ryze the unbeatable manaking!


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About Ryze

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Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
I choosed magic resist here, because your a tank and your building much armor. Because of this you need magic resist in your runes.

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Your a tank, but you deal really much damage with your spells. So if your enemy toplaner builds some magic resist you have your penetration runes and can easily kill him.

Greater Seal of Scaling Mana
Your a mana tank, that means your abilitys scales with your mana. Mana = Damage. So it can't be bad if you have some mana in your runes.

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
At least movement speed. You have a really short range with your W. So it is really nice with some movement speed, that you can get near the enemies to stun them.

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None of your Abilities are Skill Shots so your combos are note very difficult to understand and to use.

Passiv Arcane Mastery

Ryze is the ability spammer on Summoners Rift. His Passiv is really easy to understand. Every time when he casts a spell, his other spells have their cooldown reduced by 1 second.

Q Overload

Overload is your main damage source. Its a normal onhit damage spell.
You have small cooldowns on it and it deals much damge. Also you can stack you tears with it.

W Rune Prison

Rune Prison is your root and the first ability you normaly use for your combos. At the first stage it roots ( IMPORTANT: It just roots your enemies, it dont stun them. That means they can cast their abilities and auto attack while they are rooted.)
for 0.75 seconds and at the last stage for 1.75 seconds.
Because Rune Prison has not a really big range you have to get near him. Because of that you have some Items to slow them and your mobility boots toget near.

E Spell Flux

Spell Flux is a really nice ability to push your lane. Its a magic sphere that bounces up to 6 times and prioritizes enemy champions. It also reduces some magic resistance every time it hits an enemy.

R Desperate Power

Your Utimate is Desperate Power. While your ultimate you turn into a beast. You gain 80 Movement Speed and 15% - 25% Spell Vamp. Because of your passiv, your Ultimate has really a low cooldown time. You can cast it in nearly every fight and just burst you enemy down.

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
You have to max your Overload first because it is your main damage source and you can easily stack your tears by farming with your Q.

Second you will max your Rune Prison. Because at the beginning you have a root duration of 0,75 seconds and when you have Rune Prison at the 5 stage its roots your enemy for 1,75 seconds. So you won 1 whole second to kill him.

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You have to use as much spells as possible.
Think about it. More Spells = more Mana = more Damage.
With Ryze itself its easy to farm. With your short Cooldowns and your E your the born farmer :D
Just W Rune Prison-->Q Overload -->E Spell Flux

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Pros / Cons

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Matchup/ Counters

Ryze is Strong against:

You can easily beat a Nasus. All you have to do is to don't let him farm!

Teemo is simply to squishy for you. You can easily burst him down.

Ryze is weak against:

Yorick with his ghosts has a big range and can poke you the whole game. You have to play really save and get some nice ganks.

You have to try to root(W) him befor he can cast his W.

Basicly Ryze is bad agains the most Champions with a big range like Ziggs, Anivia or Brand.