Shrewd use of Black Shield can determine the outcome of team fights.
Tormented Shadow is an excellent farming tool if you're by yourself in a lane.
Items that provide survivability allow Morgana to become extremely difficult to kill in conjunction with Black Shield and Soul Shackles.
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.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several strategic Morgana vs. Ryze counter stats that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Morgana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Morgana may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Ryze. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Morgana usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her opponent does. Typically, she takes less damage than Ryze. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Morgana usually wins when taking on Ryze, with a 55.0% win rate. Thus, Morgana makes a great counter for Ryze.
While Morgana does have a much higher winrate compared to Ryze, when on opposite teams, Morgana also has a much lower learning curve that makes her a less complex character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Morgana into Ryze.
Additionally, Morgana also has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ryze. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Morgana vs Ryze matchups, Morgana 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.
Morgana is a great counter to Ryze. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Morgana against Ryze.
If you would like to truly master Morgana to counter Ryze during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Morgana usually picks up a lot less CS as Ryze. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to use in your Morgana versus Ryze build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Morgana included at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Ryze than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Morgana had an average winrate of 55.0% when playing against Ryze with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Ryze as Morgana, Morgana players should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Perfect Timing, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Morgana vs Ryze matchups, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 55.0% winrate overall.
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