IntroductionRyze is more faceroll with this build than ever. I am not the best Ryze player and I sure as heck do not have this champion mastered. This is just the build I made from thinking about what Ryze needs and what Ryze does.
Low skill level
Point and click
Scales on mana
Extremely high burst
Strong sustain damage if you spread out spells
CARRIES HARD for you it's impossible to carry games people
Hard to master
Ya that's about it.
MasteriesGo all the way down in the utility tree pretty much always. Move speed and mana and cdr is all good on Ryze and you don't really need ability power. Get the cdr in the offensive tree and the summoner spell bonus. Get the Health from the defensive. Another effective way is 2-7-21 but that is about all I do.
I have had the most success with my 5-4-21 masteries due to the movement speed making up for the short range and you counter most long range mages because you can dodge their skill shots.
RunesThese runes maximize your late game damage and slightly increase your lane sustain. With the move speed quints you have very high early movement speed which allows you to dodge skill shots and get to your lane quickly. These also help you with your roaming so you can push the lane gank and get back to your lane before you miss too much cs. The only other runes I would recommend are
Explanation:Ryze has no good escapes and ignite is pretty basic really you can use whatever you want as long as it's competent and you have a solid reason.
Passive: Arcane Mastery
Explanation:High damage for being able to cast it almost instantly 3 times in a row
W: Rune Prison
Explanation:TONS OF DAMAGE and pretty good CC
E: Spell Flux
Explanation:the armor shred is insane
R: Desperate Power
Explanation:mainly used for the extra second it gives you but the aoe and spell vamp is nice
Skill OrderMax first because it's low cd and your passive lets you cast it twice in a second.. pretty basic. From there get what your team needs if you are low on aoe go spell flux max low on single target damage or you cant secure a kill max w... again pretty basic. Ult whenever possible... AGAIN... pretty basic
Item BuildsThe main item that may surprise you is the but when you have 4k mana and you have that toggled on that is an extra 80 damage every spell which you cast a lot of fast so in a basic combo you are adding 320 damage which is like an entire nother ability added on.
ComboBASIC COMBO: QWEQ
IF POSSIBLE HARASS COMBO: QEWQ
TEAM FIGHT: QEQWQRQ restart
WOMBO COMBO: do this as fast as possible to the carry if you can get up on them QEWQRQ that only takes about 2 seconds to land all of that
Final CommentsThis is just a Season 3 guide that I was trying to get out fast for the people who have no clue how to build him after the patch.