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Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Sapphire Crystal item.png Health Potion item.png3 Warding Totem item.png
Early Tear of the Goddess item.png Boots of Speed item.png Catalyst of Aeons item.png
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Rod of Ages item.png Morellonomicon item.png
Standard Archangel's Staff item.png Void Staff item.png Rabadon's Deathcap item.png
Situational Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Banshee's Veil item.png Zhonya's Hourglass item.png
Consumables Refillable Potion item.png Control Ward item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item.png Boots of Speed item.png Health Potion item.png3
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item.png Tear of the Goddess item.png Rod of Ages item.png
Offensive Archangel's Staff item.png Morellonomicon item.png Void Staff item.png
Defensive Wooglet's Witchcap item.png Abyssal Mask item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png
Howling Abyss
Starting Tear of the Goddess item.png Ruby Crystal item.png Health Potion item.png5
Essential Rod of Ages item.png Archangel's Staff item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png
Offensive Morellonomicon item.png Void Staff item.png Rabadon's Deathcap item.png
Defensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Zhonya's Hourglass item.png Banshee's Veil item.png
Consumables Oracle's Extract item.png Health Potion item.png Elixir of Sorcery item.png


Playing As Ryze Ryze
  • Use Overload's Overload's passive to optimize for maximum damage or maximum survivability.
  • Spell Flux's Spell Flux's short cooldown allows it to be used to spread Flux Flux to many enemies.
  • Ryze Ryze can move and cast other spells while Realm Warp Realm Warp is charging without cancelling the portal.
Playing Against Ryze Ryze
  • Ryze Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux Flux.
  • Use Realm Warp's Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.
  • Crowd controlling Ryze Ryze during Realm Warp's Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.


Ability Usage
  • Even though Rune Prison Rune Prison is commonly maxed last due to it's root duration not scaling with ranks, it's a decent choice for a level 1 pick, since Overload Overload and Spell Flux Spell Flux do little by themselves and early game mana doesn't allow for very many combos; addittionally Overload Overload can be blocked by enemy minions, making it hard to land on champions during laning. Rune Prison Rune Prison can be used to halt the enemy if they attempt to burst you early.
  • Ryze's Ryze's basic burst combo is Q Q > E E > W W > Q Q.
    • You can cast an extra Overload Overload between the Spell Flux Spell Flux and the Rune Prison Rune Prison for extra damage, but be aware that doing this will not trigger the shield shield as Runes will be consumed every time Overload Overload is cast. Since Rune Prison Rune Prison has a long cooldown and you will be left with just Spell Flux Spell Flux to charge Runes, make sure to make the right decision between gaining the shield or the extra damage.
    • Overload Overload can be used with relative freedom once enough bonus mana has been built, since it's cooldown is refreshed by your other spells should a fight break out. With just a couple of items and a few ranks, it does a decent chunk of damage even without combos to enemies who don't dodge it in time.
  • Ryze's Ryze's full damage combo is Q Q > E E > Q Q > W W > Q Q > E E > Q Q
    • This full combo only works with near max CDR due to your E being cast twice. This is the main combo that you'll be using most of the time.
Runes Usage
  • Ryze Ryze is one of the best users of Phase Rush Phase Rush due to his natural 3-part combo, which also stacks with the extra movement speed gained from Overload's Overload's shield; allowing him to easily both catch up or run away as the situation requires.
  • Arcane Comet Arcane Comet is also good on Ryze Ryze; just a Rune Prison Rune Prison even without Spell Flux Spell Flux is enough to guarantee a hit for a nice amount of poke in the early game, and it also cools down quickly as all of Ryze's Ryze's abilities are single-targeted.
  • Electrocute Electrocute is also triggered by Ryze's Ryze's natural combo, useful if you desire more burst damage.
    • The Domination tree also has Cheap Shot Cheap Shot, which works together with Rune Prison Rune Prison for even more extra damage.
    • Ravenous Hunter Ravenous Hunter is an useful pick as Ryze Ryze has no healing sources, and all of his abilities are single-targeted, giving him full benefit.
    • Relentless Hunter Relentless Hunter is a good alternative if you like to roam more, and later in the game it allows you to reach the fray faster.
Item Usage
  • Ryze's Ryze's abilities scale with both Mana and Ability Power, which makes items that have both stats much more effective for increasing his damage output.
  • Arcane Mastery Arcane Mastery gives Ryze Ryze bonus Mana based on his Ability Power. This makes Tear of the Goddess Tear of the Goddess an essential item early game, since spamming abilities gives you bonus mana, due to its passive effect. It should eventually be upgraded into Archangel's Staff Archangel's Staff as your second item.
  • Rod of Ages Rod of Ages is commonly the first finished item as it gives Ryze Ryze everything he needs; ability power, health and healing, and mana as well as mana efficiency, all of which synergize with his abilities and make him more durable.
  • Ionian Boots of Lucidity Ionian Boots of Lucidity are the most common boots choice on Ryze Ryze, as more cooldown reduction equals more Spell Fluxes Spell Fluxes, which are the basis for Ryze Ryze's damage Sorcerer's Shoes Sorcerer's Shoes are also a valid choice for dishing out even more damage, if cooldown reduction is compensated from runes or other items.
  • Zhonya's Hourglass Zhonya's Hourglass is a good situational item on Ryze Ryze, useful if going against an AD-heavy team or assassin champions. Note that the tactic of putting yourself in Stasis to guarantee a successful Realm Warp Realm Warp is no longer possible; activating Zhonya's Hourglass Zhonya's Hourglass while channeling will put the ability on cooldown.
  • Luden's Echo Luden's Echo and Morellonomicon Morellonomicon provides with mana and health, respectively, which are Ryze's Ryze's essential stats.
    • Luden's Echo Luden's Echo also provides cooldown reduction for Realm Warp Realm Warp.
    • Morellonomicon Morellonomicon has flat magic penetration and Grievous Wound, both of which are effective against healing spam champions.
  • Ryze Ryze has a relatively short range for a mage so long range champions like Varus Varus or Lux Lux can harass him with less risk.