Who Peanut Head Does Well Against
Ryze is known to counter Ahri, when I fp Ryze and someone chooses Ahri afterwords, i just laugh. Ahri's ultimate is good at dodging SKILLSHOTS. Ryze has no skillshots, and he has a snare to stop her from dashing everywhere in your face. The main thing I do against Ahri is DODGE her skillshots. If she can't land anything she won't kill you. Never get hit by her charm. A easy way to do this is hiding behind minions.
Ryze is known to do well against Fizz, because of his low cds. Fizz uses his playful/trickster, to absorb strong shots such as morgana binding, cassio ulti, annie q, etc. However your skills comeback really fast because of
. Constant harrass with
will deteriorate him. You may buy a qss
to make his ultimate useless, as well as giving you some magic resist against Fizz.
Ryze can break Morgana's spell shield in a single
which is why Ryze does well against her. Don't get hit by her bindings. When your jungler is about to gank, make sure you break her shield first. Don't just go in with a snare when her black shield is up. Most Morganas will try to avoid getting near your cast range. They usually just farm and push the lane. Morganas also tend to throw an "invisible binding" through the fog of war, so that you can't see her cast animation, making the binding hard to dodge. To avoid this, hide behind minions and ward the lane to see where she is going.
Just because you use mana, doesn't mean he won't do damage. Don't underestimate this tiny master of evil. I like to build mercury treads against all Veigars. It makes the stun duration of his e lower, making it very easy to dodge his w.
Ryze trades SOOO well against vlad. Once he gets out of his pool, you can punish him alot more, because your skills should be up by the time he hits the surface. Also Vladimir is a poking champion. He can't poke very well against you at like Lv 7+ because you can anal him when he tries to.
Who Peanut Head does ok against
Ryze is one of few the that does well against Katarina. Ryze can constantly throw a
to harrass and zone katarina. When she shunpos to cs, punish her by using all your skills. She is very hard for junglers to gank, so you'll be independent for the most part. Katarina is scary when she snowballs. But if she doesnt shes just, meh. Sometimes I pick up exhaust against assassins like her. Just use it when she channels death lotus. Keep in mind Ryze snare does not interrupt Katarina ultimate, beware.
Careful of her bubble, dont get too close, play passively at lv 6, because she will start playing more aggressively once she gets her ultimate. Buy a pink ward and it will come in handy. At prelevel 6, don't let her come up to you and trigger her q passive. You will take tons of damage. Sometimes I see exhaust working against her crazy burst.
Brand's w is his main source of damage. Try your best to dodge it. Brand out ranges Ryze which gives him a major advantage. When trying to chase Brand, he will try to set you on fire and stun you, causing tons of damage, so be VERY careful when chasing him. Never facecheck bushes that you think he might be in. Also Brand does one of the most destruction in teamfights, so never cluster up against him, and consider magic resist at some point in the game.
Farm farm farm farm. This is a very boring lane. Galios tend to take wraiths from the enemy of allies. So make sure you ward those spots and prevent him from taking them. You can't burst him at all due to how much magic resist and sustain he will obtain.
Be very careful of him, build magic resist and stay at a distance, he will fart on you. Hide behind minions, so he cant get the full effect of body slam. Flash is your savior. Just time it and dodge any one of his skillshots. During lane phase, try to poke as much as possible, because Gragas is a melee champion. Just do whatever you can to dodge his body slam.
Leblanc without a doubt can dish out major damage when she hits 6. On top of that, she has low cooldowns. You may struggle against her in lane, just make sure you aren't under 75% health at all times. I highly recommend building a negatron cloak against her. Leblanc is a caster that specializes in roaming. She will be ganking other lanes quite frequently. So follow her when she does this. Some things that Leblanc sucks at is pushing the lane. Push out the lane so she can't roam as much. Her late game is her major downfall. By then you can instantly burst her if she has no magic resist.
Lux is an all skill shot champion, so what you want to do is dodge as many skillshots as possible. Make sure to never get hit by her q, as you will take damage from every single one of her skills afterwards. Lux is really far range, and can safely farm without getting ganked, hurt, or even poked. It is also rather hard to kill her once she gets some Magic Resist like an Athene's unholy Grail
, along with her shield, arguably one of the best shields in the game. Also never chase her down while walking in a straight line, UNLESS, you know her q (bind) is down. Farm until late game and fight when possible.
Karthus is a very passive laner. His main goal is to farm all day long and do global damage. Karthus is one of the most strongest late game casters. Usually when I get Karthus matchups, it is very hard to kill him if his lane isn't pushed. He can farm from a safe distance. Just try to push the lane and gank other lanes. Careful when it comes to teamfights. Karthus will try to die in the middle of your team and slowly rot your health away with his Defile (e). Be wary of this and try to burst him before he dives in.
Fairly easy lane once you hit mid game. I highly recommend building a Quicksilver Sash
after your Rod of Ages
. Building a Quicksilver sash against Malzahar will not only give you Magic Resist, but will also stop his ultimate! Stopping Malzahar's ultimate is vital, because once it is, much of Malzahar's damage is negated. Just be sure you use this as soon as he casts his Ultimate on you, to reduce maximum damage. Early game will be a pain, as he will push you out and you can't do much about it, however he won't kill you unless you take all of his harassment damage for some reason. After you get your Tear of the Goddess
, you should be winning 1 on 1 trades with him. By late game he will stand no chance against you.
Burst him down when his shield is down. Don't let him get too much wraiths, or he will be out of control. Mordekaiser lacks early game damage. He is also rather squishy and very vulnerable to ganks early game. Once Mordekaiser falls behind, it is very hard for him to come back.
Swain has a very good lane phase. He can get unlimited mana with his passive, and heal off that with his ultimate. He also has really strong harass. However, Ryze has a slight advantage in this lane. What I would do in this matchup is play passively until I hit somewhere around lv 5-7. Then you can recall, shop, and get a fresh blue buff. From there the matchup get's somewhat easier. Just trade with him whenever you get your cooldowns back. Don't trade in 10 second intervals, as he will get his spells up by the time. Dodge his snares, which is relatively easy. To be safe buy some magic resist against Swain.Ryze can just simply outburst Swain.
Ziggs functions somewhat like Zyra. His q and passive is his main harass and damage dealer. Try to dodge it, or stand behind minions. Zigg's ultimate travels rather slowly, so try to run out of it with
or just flash out of it. There will be a point where you can just all in Ziggs, because he is a relatively squishy champion.
Zyra relies on skllshots. Her plants can deal much damage over time. Don't ever get caught by her e, or you will lose tons of health, as she will follow up with all her other skills. She lacks escape mechanism and she is a very squishy champion. NEVER forget about her passive. That thing does ridiculous amounts of damage. So try your best to juke it.
He will outpush you and just gank other lanes. Make sure you warn your teamates beforehand. He can't beat you 1v1 usually. In pre-teamfights, dodge his wild cards, or your team will slowly wither down by his poke
Who Peanut Head Stuggles against
Note: The main counter to Ryze is long range, and kiting potential. This is because Ryze's skills are short range compared to most AP Casters.
Believe it or not, when I play against an Anivia as Ryze, I feel very vulnerable to getting outplayed. Anivia pushes the lane so hard, making roaming as Ryze nearly impossible. Also when you are chasing Anivia, trying to cast spells, it is remarkably easy for her to land her Q: Flash Frost, followed up by a E: Frost bite. This combo is absolutely devastating especially when you have not yet to purchase any Magic Resist. This matchup is rather difficult, as Anivia counters Ryze in many different ways. What I would do in this situation is, wait until a gank, as Anivia is somewhat easy to gank. Once she is in her passive, a simple combo will K.O her. Also depending on the Anivia player, if their playstyle is not aggressive, but rather safe just build sorc boots and try to dish out combos when the situation is right. ALWAYS buy some type of magic resist against Anivia, DO NOT underestimate her burst. Magic resist can be banshee's veil
, abbyssal scepter
, or even simply a negatron cloak
and/or Mercury's treads
Most popular counter to Ryze. Her early game is powerful as well as her late game and teamfights. With your movement speed boots,movement speed masteries, and movement speed runes, dodging her skillshots should be rather simple. Just be unpredictable with your movement. Here's a tip that works very well against Cassiopeia: When you see her ultimate animation, what I like to do is either flash in a safe area, maybe even behind her. Or you may simply turn around and not get stunned.
Orianna's basic attacks can be a hassle, especially if she auto attacks you consecutively. Her passive makes her basic attacks more and more powerful after each hit. She may also zone you very easily with her ball, if placed correctly. She is a very squishy champion so if your teammates gank, it'll be easy. One trick I like to do is just simply walk away from the balls at all times. When you think she is going for a killing blow, flash her q and she'll be screwed. Never sit on top of her ball, that is simply asking to be killed. In teamfights, her ultimate can easily determine victory or defeat.
Syndra is a very rewarding champion if all her skills are landed. If all her skills are missed, she is useless. So depending on the Syndra player this will either be an easy lane, or a very hard lane. Syndra will outrange Ryze, which makes this matchup very hard. As you are chasing her, she can kite you and simply outrange you at all times. Ryze struggles against champions with long range and kiting power. Syndra has one of the highest burst damage in the game if played correctly. Think about Syndra as a long range Veigar
, you will get nuked down in a blink of an eye without any time of defense. Negatron
is highly recommended. If this magic resist isn't enough, grab a Mercury's tread
. In lane phase, she will constantly poke you with her Q. In most cases Syndra will try to Q you when you last hit, so be VERY UNPREDICTABLE IN YOUR MOVEMENT.
Annie's early game is what defines her. DO NOT get caught by her stuns, and don't negotiate with her when she is lv 6 >:( Passive farming, go for late. Negatron cloak and mercury treads will tremendously null her burst power.
One of the biggest counters i've seen to Ryze. Yorick counters Ryze as well as most champions. VERY VERY hard to lane against. He harrases you constantly and heals up to full in seconds. This lane is usually not possible to win, so a lane swap may be advised.
You are screwed.
About the AD Mid Champions.
AD mid champions including Talon, Pantheon, Zed, Jarvan, and Lee sin are all extremely effective against your everyday ap mid laners. AD bruisers > Ap mids in most cases. My advice for these lanes is to farm as well as you can and build tanky. Start off with lots of health potions to sustain early game. Building a
are effective ways to not get bursted down instantly. Don't let the AD Bruiser roam alot, or your whole team is screwed. To do this, you may push the lane as much as you can, or just simply follow them. The good news is that Ryze does do better than most AP mids when is comes to bruisers, for the fact that he becomes naturally tanky, and doesnt have skillshots that bruisers can dodge.