The top picks not in lane to counter Ryze include Aphelios, Lucian, and Caitlyn. These picks are all great at countering Ryze with decent win rates over 57%. Even if these Ryze counter picks are not picked opposite your position, it's not smart to take him into one of these matchups. They will often win against Ryze.
Conversely, if the opposing team choses either Braum or Kog'Maw, Ryze mains should strongly think about taking him, as he easily crushes these champions with win rates over 53% against each ofthem.
Ryze deals most of the damage during team fights but is fairly squishy, so take him out quickly for a higher chance of winning.
Ryze counters a lot of melee champions because he can root them in place before dealing significant damage. He is, however, fairly weak against tanks until he gets enough AP to dominate.
Ryze scales based on AP and mana capacity. Don't expect him to run low on mana.
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