The BeginningThis guide is designed for you to produce the most damage possible. While also staying alive with incredible sustain and survivability I.E Tankiness. In this guide i'll do my best to explain to you everything that i see while playing my main champion Ryze.
MasteriesMy masteries, Well this is more likely the same as the most AP ratio's that you use with utility, for the jungle buffs and the Mana sustain in lane to help you farm. It's standard enough, other people have they're preference's but i know how i play.
RunesMy Runes, My runes i choose are for Maximizing the potential of Ryze's passive and the Cooldown Reduction(CDR) the blue buff and other thing's in game that will help you burst down target's effectively.
Flash: Flash can be used as a universal escape or initiate summoner. It's important to take Flash as a summoner for the potential of surprising opponents and or making sure you get a successful kill without losing it and obviously, for the escape as well.
Ignite: Ignite is a universal spell for all damage dealing champions. It's especially good on Ryze for laneing phase. A simple burst of all your spell's and an ignite can secure you an easy kill on an AP, depending on their quality of defensive capabilities.
I choose these 2 over all other summoner's specifically because they are tailored to the play-style of Ryze.
Passive: Arcane Mastery
This passive reduces all cool down's on all abilities when you cast spell's a very useful passive. similar to Katarina's. but it only reduce's it by 1 Second.
Main Damage Source
This is the big Daddy of Ryze's Spell's this is your most important spell because of the Sick damage ratio's it can produce when Geared up properly. Also scales off of the maximum mana you posses.
W: Rune Prison
This is your Second important spell. : CC
Your Second spell is the one you want to max after Q, It's a Powerful damage dealing CC that traps them in place. It scales off of maximum mana you posses.
E: Spell Flux
A Useful AoE spell for your ult and Farming
This is your third most useful spell, it's great for farming, but it isn't as important as your other abilities. Reduce's magic resistance on hit and bounce's to 6 other enemy's
R: Desperate Power
This Ultimate is very Powerful and on a short cooldown: It grants enhanced spell vamp. Same as life steal but spell instead of basic attack damage and also creates all your abilities to deal AoE damage. Amazement for whenever your in a massive team fight, soloing an enemy, farming and generally to stay alive.
Skill OrderMy Skill order is tailored to help increase damage output and to also assist in laneing phase because of Ryze's short range for spell's and also to maximize the output he can do early,mid and to late game.
Item BuildsMy Item Build is specific, it's to help Ryze's poor laneing early to help out his ganks early and to improve him for late game.
The begining: the Mana crystal, help's your damage early on! and help's you farm effectively. until your jungle provides you with blue.
after your first Buy: Tear of the goddess and if able boots. Tear of the goddess is an upgrade to the mana crystal. it's very effective to produce massive amounts of burst early on and the boots for movement of course for ganks and escape.
Mid game: The catalyst and Sorc Boots: this is where your damage starts to accumulate. The catalyst helps you sustain your mana like crazy. the sorc boots combined with the catalyst give you massive damage output. i've literally 1 shot a full health Ahri with my build up to now because of how effective it is because of the mana scaleing
Mid to Late: Rod of Ages, Frozen Heart, Banshee's veil. These items make Ryze the rouge mage shine! Rod of ages gives you massive health, mana and ability power. the perfect item, it's your first core item. Then depending if the best Off person on the opposing team is doing grab a Banshee's before frozen if their AP and powerful. If it's AD grab the frozen heart first. you want both item's but for added tankiness you want to figure out your second core item instead of just going ahead and buying whatever one first so you can fully get it's effectiness.
Late game to the GG: The will of ancient's is a really good sustain item after you get all of the other items. it'll make you invincible. because it'll stack with your ultimate. giving you great damage and Spell vamp.
The other item's listed are important in order. but if your very fed. a Guardian Angel(GA) will make you a force to be reckoned with seeing as you have a second chance at pwnage if they focus you.
Early GameEarly Game,
Want you want to achieve is Maximum poke, farming and roaming all in the same sequence. Map awareness is Key!! you want to be aware of all situations and possible ways for you to kill them and for them to kill you so be aware at all times will owning it up!
Mid GameMid Game,
Mid game, if you are successful in lane and roaming. Use your advantage to it's fullest. so you want to farm your jungle if you can at level 6 you can get your own blue buff with the ultimate and continue to own the roaming game, Ryze is most useful in roaming situations when they other player's don't expect it.
Late GameLate Game,
Late Game, is the same as mid game. keep roaming the best you can, but if the other team is doing good. i suggest you stay with your team. Stronger in number's as they say! keep farming the best you can if your behind in item's and maybe support your team to help them farm.
Team FightsTeam Fighting,
Team Fighting, you want to stay in the back with your adc. or you can take advantage of your tankiness and try to slip in the back and get slippery hard to reach champs like a twitch.. scumbag twitch..
Generally, your team will want to cover you the best they can, while you sit there and completely decimate the other team. Ryze is specifically to Pwn. so do just that and play smart in the process.
JunglingJungling as Ryze,
Jungling as the rouge mage is simple, at level 6 you can get blue buff on your own useing your ultimate. and if you pushed your lane and no roaming is available. clear wraith's like all other Ap's in Mid lane.
Final CommentsIf you combine everything i have said in the item's, Masteries, Rune's, and Play Style. You will be a god damn beast. i do Concur. Any more questions. or requests for Champion guides or questions feel free to contact me on League of Legends or if you would like to play with me.
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Have a good one and enjoy owning those noobs with my favorite champion build guide for Ryze, The Rouge Mage!! Enjoy!