How to Win Gragas vs Ryze Counter Matchup Gragas is in the b tier of champions

Gragas vs Ryze

How to Beat Ryze as Gragas in LoL Ryze is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Mage Fighter

How to Beat Ryze as Gragas

based on 197 Gragas vs Ryze matchups
Win Rate
47.2 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently rated LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Ryze as Gragas came out of an analysis of 197 ranked matches where both champions battled one another. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Gragas has to counter Ryze in only 0.9% of his rounds.

Gragas vs Ryze Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas does a dismal job of countering Ryze. On average, he wins a lowly 47.2% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Gragas versus Ryze matches, Gragas’s side is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Ryze.

Best Gragas vs Ryze Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostLich BaneZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Fimbulwinter

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Gragas to level up q
>
Second ability for Gragas to level up e
>
Last skill for Gragas to max out w

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Ryze as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Ryze

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Advice to Win Against Ryze

Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.

Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.

Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.

Gragas vs Ryze Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
47.2 %
VS
Win Rate
52.8 %
Ryze Image
4.3
< Kills >
4.6
5.3
< Deaths >
5.7
7.3
< Assists >
6.7
0.97
< Killing Sprees >
0.99
118
< Minions Killed >
173
0.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.36
1,388
< Physical Damage >
1,018
12,943
< Magic Damage >
15,613
555
< True Damage >
294
14,886
< Damage Dealt >
16,926
25,498
< Damage Taken >
22,086
9,863
< Gold Earned >
10,928
1.45
< Towers >
1.91
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
9,601
< Total Healing >
2,393
12,831
< Experience >
13,622
21
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
9
371
< Time Dealing CC >
172

How to Counter Ryze with Gragas in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several vital Gragas vs. Ryze counter stats that may help us grasp the differences between this pair of champs. For instance, Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ryze..

Gragas often has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Ryze. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gragas and Ryze

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Ryze
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Ryze

Who is Better, Gragas or Ryze?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Gragas usually loses when taking on Ryze, with a 47.2% win rate. As a result, Gragas makes a poor counter to Ryze.

While Gragas does have a lower win rate compared to Ryze, when on opposite teams, Gragas also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Gragas into Ryze.

Furthermore, Gragas also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ryze. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Gragas vs Ryze matchups, Ryze is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Gragas is a bad counter to Ryze. Focus your play on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Gragas against Ryze.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Ryze Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ryze as Gragas, we analyzed 197 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Ryze as Gragas comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Gragas to counter Ryze during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas on average gets a similar amount of CS compared to Ryze. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Gragas versus Ryze build consist of Everfrost, Lich Bane, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Gragas included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs Ryze than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Gragas boasted an average winrate of 47.2% when playing against Ryze with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Ryze as Gragas, Gragas players should take the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Sorcery and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Gragas vs Ryze counters, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 47.2% winrate overall.

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