Offense is your defense. Keep fighting to build up larger Indestructible shields.
Use Realm of Death on a low health enemy to guarantee the kill and keep their stats for the rest of a teamfight.
Hitting multiple champions with the same ability can help quickly activate Darkness Rise.
Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.
Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.
Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.
The stats provided here emphasize some vital Mordekaiser vs. Ryze matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Mordekaiser’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ryze’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Mordekaiser may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ryze..
Mordekaiser often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Ryze. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Mordekaiser usually wins when playing against Ryze, with a 58.0% win rate. Thus, Mordekaiser makes a fantastic counter to Ryze.
While Mordekaiser does have a much higher win rate compared to Ryze, when they face off with one another, Mordekaiser also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champ to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Mordekaiser into Ryze.
Furthermore, Mordekaiser also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Mordekaiser vs Ryze matchups, Mordekaiser is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Mordekaiser is a great counter for Ryze. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Mordekaiser against Ryze.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Mordekaiser in order to counter Ryze during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Mordekaiser often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Ryze. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Mordekaiser versus Ryze build include Riftmaker, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Mordekaiser bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Ryze than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Mordekaiser boasted an average winrate of 58.0% battling Ryze with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of defeating Ryze as Mordekaiser, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Mordekaiser vs Ryze fights, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 58.0% winrate overall.
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