Build Guide by boobiemadness
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Excellent Nuker (when desperate power is activated)
Can be a killer or an assist stacker
Good harasser in early game
Easy to gank (not a big escaper)
Useless if silenced, stunned, snared, etc.
Meki Pendant is good to keep your Spell Flux going when the game starts so you can harass the other champions with it. Then the sorcerers shoes is a no brainer for a AP champ like Ryze. Then the Archangel staff! The thing is, how overload is working, it's based on your AP and your mana. The archangel staff is the perfect deal cause it provides you 400 mana and 45 AP and turns 3% of you mana into AP. Then get the Giant belt for HP and Rylai later in the game. After the second Archangel staff buy Zhonia then complete with Rylai. Usually the game doesn't go at the point where you need to buy a 3rd archangel staff but if it does so be it. With this item build, you should get about 700 AP which is awesome for a nuker like Ryze.
Basically what you wanna do for now is getting money without being killed. Harass with your spell flux so that the other champs dont get near you. The reason why I am building rune prison first is that the nuking power of ryze comes later in the game, for now you must count mostly on assists. Getting someone in rune prion for 2.5 seconds is quite good for an early gank. Like I said get money and by the time you get to mid game you should already have your boots and your archangel staff.
Ganks starts, yay! You will have a key role in ganks with your rune prison son use it! Ryze is not a pusher at all so in no case you should be alone, try to stay close to a champions at all time so you are safer and so you can gank a enemy champ if you encounter one. In this portion of the game you should be able to get your giant belt and almost be able to buy your second archangel staff. It's when you get your second archangel that you can really start to nuke the other team. You will have about 200 AP and you will destroy.
At this point of the game it's exclusively ganks so do as usual, stay behind the tank and once an enemy champ is too adventurous cast your rune prison and finish him. Most of the time the team brawl will start at 5v4 because of your early intervention. Get Zhonia and feel the power.
Remember, the key is Desperate Power Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â» Rune Prison Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â» Spell Flux Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â» Overload
Once it is cast, even if the other champ isn't dead, back off, recharge your spells and start again!
Have fun playing Ryze, he's awesome!
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